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1 hr ago | 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.


Related Topix: Science

3 hrs ago | 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.


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

4 hrs ago |

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.


Related Topix: Science

6 hrs ago | 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.


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

7 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Science, Financial Markets

11 hrs ago | 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.


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

15 hrs ago | 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.


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

Sun Sep 14, 2014


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.


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.


Related Topix: Science


Autism FAQ: Can I get autism treatment with Medi-Cal?

Any individual age 0-21 who has Medi-Cal as primary or secondary insurance. We hope to get the benefit extended above age 21 in the future.


Related Topix: Science

Psychology Today

Three Bedtime Reflection Routines that Will Help You Sleep

There's a lot going on in the critical moments when you lie in your bed with your eyes closed. As you slowly fall asleep, your brain goes through the gradual process of disengaging from the external world, and quieting your normal train of thoughts.


Related Topix: Science

Westland Observer

Madonna psychology clinic offers mindfulness trainingMadonna...

Madonna psychology clinic offers mindfulness training The nine-week class, from Sept. 25 through Nov. 20, will help participants to defuse stress.


Related Topix: Science, Madonna University

Nashua Telegraph

Nashua School District awarded grant for mental health, counseling

Members of the Nashua school board found out the district was approved for a U.S. Department of Education "Mental Health and Schools Together" grant for $1.18 million. Members of the Nashua school board found out the district was approved for a U.S. Department of Education "Mental Health and Schools Together" grant for $1.18 million.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Science

Had sex, forgot about church

After writing about recent experiences, people predicted how interested they would be in rereading their own accounts weeks or months into the future. People consistently under-predicted their future interest.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Penn State University Park, Pennsylvania State University

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Mid-Day Mumbai

Why so angry?

While teenagers today are high on Intelligence Quotient, they are low on Emotional Quotient, leading to anger and aggression. Nikshubha Garg speaks to psychologists to understand why rage is becoming a huge problem among youngsters in India today and what techniques can be applied to help them On June 6, 2014, 18-year-old Aniket Naik stabbed a 22-year-old man at Currey Road in Mumbai, over a petty dispute.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Science, World News, India,

Heartbreak for Nicole Kidman at father's sudden death

Nicole Kidman arrived home to her grieving family in Sydney on Sunday morning following the sudden death of her father in Singapore. Dr Antony Kidman died on Friday after suffering a suspected heart attack in the restaurant of an exclusive hotel in Singapore, where he had travelled to spend time with his youngest daughter Antonia and his six grandchildren.


Related Topix: Australia, Australia Travel, Sydney, Australia Travel, Travel, Pacific Travel, Asia Travel, Singapore, Malaysia Travel, Indonesia, World News, Malaysia Travel, Science, Entertainment


5 Ways to Reduce Helplessness

When trauma hits, we may feel utterly helpless. We may feel powerless, paralyzed, wounded.


Related Topix: Science, Smithtown, NY, Life, Self Defense

Psychology Today

How Can You Become a Philosophical Counselor?

There is a relatively new movement in the world of counseling and psychotherapy known as philosophical counseling, or practice. I have frequently talked about it on this blog, but where can you go if you want to be trained in it; and what sort of credentials will you need? Presently two philosophical counseling associations exist in the U.S., both of which offer training in philosophical counseling.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Psychiatry, Science

Science Daily

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

Researchers have completed 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.


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

Nature Neuroscience

Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology / Cognitive Neuroscience

The Psychology Department at Temple University is seeking to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cognitive Psychology or Cognitive Neuroscience to join the Brain and Cognitive Science or to areas outside the Department , and uses techniques valued by the department . Candidates should have a dynamic and rigorous research program with strong potential for external funding, as well as a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Related Topix: Science, Temple University