Psychology & Behavior Analysis

432 Researched Mental Health Applications

Research by Lau, Nancy;O’Daffer, Alison; Colt, Susannah; Yi-Frazier, Joyce; Palermo, Tonya;Mccauley, Elizabeth;  Rosenberg, Abby (2020)  Written by Robin N. Fatovic B.S. Mobile applications for stress management and self-care seem to be proliferating, helpful, and convenient. Are these applications based on effective therapeutic techniques and supported by psychological research?  Psychology and medical researchers identified and evaluated 1000 Android and iPhone wellness…

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431 Anticipating End & Performance

Research by Katzir, Maayan, Emanuel, Aviv, & Liberman, Nira (2020)  Written by Robin N. Fatovic B.S. Have you ever done a tedious task and said to yourself, “when will this end?”   Researchers examined whether anticipating when a task will end would increase motivation to complete it. 80 Tel-Aviv University undergraduate students engaged in a visual computer test. The computer displayed…

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430 Marriage Satisfaction & Visual Association

Research by McNulty, James; Olson, Michael; Jones, Rachael; Acosta, Laura (2017)  Written by Robin N. Fatovic B.S. Do you ever feel warm and fuzzy when you see pictures of puppies or sunsets? Researchers questioned whether seeing these images while viewing pictures of a person’s significant other would improve relationship satisfaction.  140 married couples viewed either positive or neutral images alongside…

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429 Air Pollution & Schizophrenia

Research by Horsdal, Henriette T., Agerbo, E., Mcgrath, J. J., Vilhjálmsson, B. J., Antonsen, S., Closter, A. M., . . . Pedersen, Carsten B., et al. (2019). Written by Robin N. Fatovic B.S. Do mental disorders develop from our genes or from our environment, or both? Studies suggest that NO2 or Nitrogen dioxide,exposure in childhood leads to higher risk of…

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Behavior Analyst Certification Board Recognizes Martinez-Diaz with Hemingway Award

The founder of Florida Tech's ABA program was lauded for his influence in the lives of behavior analysis students.

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428 Women Leaders & Stereotypes

Research by Dasgupta, N. & Asgari, S. (2004). Written by Shannon Cantalupo, M.S. How are we shaped by gender stereotypes? Does a women’s environment affect how she views herself or other women? Psychologists assessed whether a women’s automatic gender stereotype can be challenged. Specifically, to what extent does exposure to women leaders impact their traditional gender stereotypes? Psychologists assessed this…

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427 Lethal Force & Biases

Research by Hehman, E., Flake, J. K., Calanchini, J. (2018) Written by Shannon Cantalupo, M.S. Recent news highlights specific police officer’s inappropriate use of lethal force. What is the extent and reasons why some police engage in excessive lethal force? In 2018, psychologists examined the factors and psychological characteristics of people in specific geographical living areas. They studied whether racial…

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426 Crisis & Resilience

Research by Fredrickson, BarbaraL., Tugade, MicheleM., Waugh, ChristianE., & Larkin, GregoryR. (2003) Written by Robin N. Fatovic B.S. Why do we study psychology? Maybe we can learn something to help us with COVID-19 or any crisis! Researchers assessed whether positive people are more resilient, or can bounce back easier, during crises. In early 2001, college students and recent graduates participated…

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Writing to Inspire & Encourage with Shanita Allen ‘05 M.S.

Applied Behavior Analysis Alumna Authors Children’s Book Series Through her book series Let’s Go Dreaming, Shanita Allen ’05 M.S. hopes to encourage readers to “reach beyond the stars to pursue their dreams”—a practice that has served her well in life. Allen is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a master of science in applied behavior analysis from Florida Tech and…

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Florida Tech, Winter Haven Hospital Foundation Establish Training Program for Psychology Students

The program is providing both doctoral students in psychology valuable real-world experiences and important services to patients in need.

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