It is undeniable that human interaction with the planet has caused irreconcilable damage. Statistics released last year revealed that in the previous 30 years, approximately 30% of the world’s natural environment was destroyed. This damage has been a direct result
Psychological predictors of sustained weight-loss
The prevalence of obesity is growing exponentially with recent statistics suggesting that one in four adult Canadians will be recorded as over-weight or obese in their lifetime. Obesity has detrimental effects on an individual level in that it leads to
Should all children be screened for autism?
In 2014 the United States government body, the CDC reported that approximately 1 in every 68 children is born with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD is something of an umbrella term that encompasses many types of autism disorders which can
Ground-breaking Alzheimer’s research reveals the root of the disorder
Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that causes a person’s memory to degenerate gradually. Onset generally occurs in older adulthood and estimates suggest that approximately 14.9% of Canadians over the age of 65 are affected by the disease
How healthy are health magazines?
How healthy are health magazines? This is the question that researchers from Appalachian State University posed in their research article that was published in the Sex Roles psychological journal. The team led by Doris Bazzini investigated how “health” messages are
The role of music therapy in cognitive assessment
Music therapy is described as a type of therapy that utilises music and musical elements to promote, maintain and restore mental, physical and emotional health. One area of health restoration in which music therapy has been implemented widely has been
Quality of life concerns for children with OCD
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be an extremely debilitating and troublesome mental illness. Although most children have worries, a child with OCD may become so preoccupied with their thoughts that they may become obsessions. The content of these obsessions generally
Social Media -Friend or Foe?
In keeping with the technology in psychology theme, the current blog aims to decipher whether social media is a truly a useful addition to our lives or if it is becoming more of problem than it is worth. Given the
Is technology the key to solving mental health care access problems?
In today’s society, an estimated 20% of Canadians will personally experience some form of mental illness. Psychotherapy has been shown time and time again as being the most effective treatment for most forms of mental illness. Psychotherapy is traditionally provided