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Giftedness and Gifted Education: Reconceptualizing the Role of Professional Psychology

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

Giftedness has a long association with psychology. Indeed, popular conceptualizations of gifted individuals often highlight two constructs that are of particular interest to psychologists, intelligence and creativity. From this point of view, the relationship of professional psychology to giftedness is relegated simply to assessment, or using psychological tools to locate the gifted individuals among us, […]

Leading with Love: Interventions to Support Families of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adolescents

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth are at higher risk for a number of poor health outcomes, relative to their heterosexual counterparts. In its comprehensive review of the literature on LGB health, the Institute of Medicine recently concluded that there was clear scientific evidence indicating that LGB adolescents are at greater risk for depression and […]

The Psychology Workforce: Trials, Trends, and Tending the Commons

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

Albeit neither a glamorous nor simple topic, the psychology workforce concerns all psychologists- whether or not they realize it. The state of the psychology workforce affects the working environment and marketplace for clinicians, researchers, and educators now, and in coming years, will affect the vitality of the profession. This article focuses on the clinical or […]

Media and Social Networks: New Tools for an Old Problem

Written by wisnet-ad on December 5, 2019

Decades of research have affirmed the important role of social support in maintaining physical and mental health. Social support buffers individuals from the corrosive effects of stress, marginalization, and disabilities. Individuals with minimal social support have statistically higher rates of cardiovascular disease, inflammation, cortisol levels, and impaired immune systems. They are at a much higher […]

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