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Joining the fight against human trafficking

Nancy Yunuen Gonzalez earned her bachelor's degree in psychology at Cal State Fullerton in 2010 and is now working on a master's degree in social work with a concentration in child welfare. I was born in MichoacA n, Mexico, and brought to California at the age of 1. Throughout my childhood, I lived in low-income neighborhoods and can recall a time when my family lived in a garage, where all four of us slept together on a queen bed.

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Related Topix: Cal State Fullerton, Science, California

Tue Sep 16, 2014

KQED

Meet The 2014 Winners Of The MacArthur 'Genius Grants'

One is becoming as well-known for her autobiographical work as she is for her test for what movies meet a gender-balance baseline . Another directed one of the best-reviewed and most surreal documentaries of the past decade and has a follow-up on this year's film-festival circuit.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, The Act of Killing, Science, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania

The Straits Times

It's all about feeling respected

Participants at an Our Singapore Conversation session on education last year. Through the national dialogue, the Government has created a greater sense of autonomy and feelings of being respected in the people.

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Related Topix: Science, Opinion

CBS Local

Twin Sisters Plead Not Guilty To Medical Fraud

Twin sisters who once lived in Massachusetts, and now live in Minnesota, have pleaded not guilty to charges they stole more than $580,000 from federal, state and local agencies by allegedly providing unlicensed psychological services. The Massachusetts attorney general's office says neither Nita Guzman nor her sister, Nina Tischer, is licensed to practice psychology in the state.

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PsychCentral

Taking Care of Mothers: A Necessity, Not a Luxury

How that insight could have helped me as a new mom if I'd had even an inkling of the value of being still. No one prepared me for the unrelenting demands of motherhood.

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Forbes.com

When It Comes To Sex, We Are All Animals

I am a physician and behavioral scientist at Duke University. My research and writing explores the quirks in human nature that influence our lives - the mixture of rational and irrational forces that affect our health, our happiness and the way our society functions.

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Related Topix: Duke University, Science

JD Journal

What Optical Illusions Reveal About You

Summary : A few pictures of optical illusions or tricky images and word sequences that expose the way the brain thinks. For over a century, psychologists have delighted in figuring out how the mind works by noting how it fails.

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Related Topix: Science

Broward-Palm Beach

A Chopped-Up Eleanor Rigby Suffers a Fate Worse Than Loneliness

In two minutes, the Beatles captured the empty life of sad singleton Eleanor Rigby.

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Related Topix: Science, Movies, Entertainment

Medical News Today

A meta-analysis of 3 types of peer norms and their relation with adolescent sexual behavior

Researchers at Utrecht University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute collaborated on a meta-analysis of research on adolescent sexual behavior. The goal was to analyze how this behavior is related to adolescents' perceptions of three types of sexual peer norms, including how sexually active their peers are, how much their peers would approve of being sexually active, or how much they feel pressured by their peers to have sex.

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Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, Human Sexuality, Science, Health

Journalgazette.net

Stigma keeping college students from needed help

That's a relative term. For this discussion, how prepared is the institution to meet the health needs of your child? Reputable campuses will offer competent assistance for visible physical health issues.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Dr. Deborah Serani

How to Find a Good Therapist

Types of Therapists First, it's important to think about the type of therapist you think is best for your presenting issues. There are many kinds of mental health therapists, but sometimes understanding "who does what" can be confusing.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Psychiatry, Science

Lowell Sun

Two sisters, formerly of Burlington, charged with identity fraud

Two sisters who allegedly offered psychological services through their Lowell-based companies are being held without bail on multiple charges of identity fraud. Nita Guzman, 49, allegedly billed Medicaid, Medicare and Lawrence Public Schools more than $550,000 for unlicensed mental-health services through her company, New England Psychological Consultants, Inc., according to the Attorney General's office.

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PhysOrg Weblog

Researchers urge psychologists to see institutional betrayal

Clinical psychologists are being urged by two University of Oregon researchers to recognize the experiences of institutional betrayal so they can better treat their patients and respond in ways that help avoid or repair damaged trust when it occurs in their own institutions. The call to action for clinicians as well as researchers appears in a paper in the September issue of the American Psychologist , the leading journal of the American Psychological Association.

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Related Topix: Science, University of Oregon, Penn State University Park, Pennsylvania State University

Boston.com

Twin Sisters Charged With Pretending to Be Psychologists and Billing MassHealth for Their Services

Two sisters are in double trouble after being indicted for fraudulently billing federal, state, and local agencies more than $580,000. According to the attorney general's office, Nita Guzman and Nina Tischer are 49-year-old twins who ran two psychological service corporations based in Lowell.

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Psychology Today

Forensic psychology: Is it the career for me?

I get many emails and phone calls from students interested in pursuing forensic psychology as a career. There is surprisingly little information available online to answer these students' questions.

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Related Topix: Science, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Education Etc.

Seeking Alpha

Psychology In Action: The Twitter Frenzy Continues

To me as a psychologist-investor, Twitter is a starving bird that continues to change advertising tunes with the hope that investors continue to feed it. They do.

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Related Topix: Science, Financial Markets

Miami New Times

Who Killed JFK? UM Professors Get To the Bottom of Conspiracy Theories in New Book

The CIA created lesbianism. The Walt Disney Company was secretly in league with spies.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Conspiracy Theory, Media, Walt Disney, Television, University of Miami, Science

Medical News Today

Verbal and physical bullying decrease as children age but cyberbullying increases

As students' age they are verbally and physically bullied less but cyberbullied more, non-native English speakers are not bullied more often than native English speakers and bullying increases as students' transition from elementary to middle school. A study by a UC Riverside assistant professor found that as students' age they are verbally and physically bullied less but cyberbullied more.

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Related Topix: UC Riverside, Science, University of Virginia, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Health

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Collider

Masters of Sex Recap: "Below the Belt"

At the end of "Story of My Life," Masters of Se x's study turned personal in a new way for Bill and Ginny. Bill, finally admitting his impotence problem , found a way to incorporate Ginny's desire to have them study sexual dysfunction, while also treating his own.

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Related Topix: Life, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Science, Mad Men

The Daily Star

For traumatized Iraqi refugees, psychological first aid

Displaced people from the Yazidi sect line up to receive food at a camp on the outskirts of Dohuk province. REUTERS/Ari Jalal ZAKHO, Iraq: Fourteen-year-old Yusra wipes away a tear before laying her head on the shoulder of aid worker Parzhin, after facing up to her fears and telling her story.

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