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UIndy Health Pavilion faculty, staff, and students showcase research

The first annual UIndy Health Pavilion Scholarship Day, held on Friday, May 19, 2017, showcased research from nearly 20 faculty, staff, undergraduates, and graduate students. Dr. Erin Fekete, School of Psychology, and Dr. Stephanie Combs-Miller, Krannert School of Physical Therapy, organized the event as a way to promote interprofessional learning and discussion. “The Health Pavilion

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New school year – Welcome!

It is the beginning of August, which means that school is about to start again. The beginning of a new school year is an exciting time, and this excitement can sometimes come with anxiety: Will I keep old friendships and make new ones? Am I prepared for the courses I am taking? Will I seize

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World Autism Awareness Week

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Could you recognize the symptoms of autism in a young child? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 68 children in the US meets criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Early recognition of the signs and symptoms is key in order to help children

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Pre-professional tracks in the medical and health fields

Students planning to pursue a graduate degree in medical or health science fields should seek a university that offers flexible programming with multiple degree paths, personal attention, and support to prepare for the rigorous graduate admissions process.  The University of Indianapolis faculty and staff are experts on helping students find their academic passion and a

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Making a murderer, or making a confessor?

“Making a Murderer,” the hit 10-part documentary (words rarely uttered together), took viewers on a captivating, shocking and often infuriating journey through Steven Avery’s wrongful conviction and eventual exoneration, mixed in a healthy dose of apparent police corruption, then topped off with what appeared to be a second wrongful conviction fueled by personal grudges held

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2016 Top Issues for Psychology

It is the time of year in which many individuals make New Year’s resolutions. People become more concerned with health, diet/nutrition, and exercise, make resolutions regarding their social life, social media and technology usage, all with the aim of making improvements to their lives. Of course, many of these resolutions are broken or forgotten within

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Psychology and campus racism: Introducing Dr. Kathryn Boucher

Over the last several weeks, students across college campuses have made headlines for their demonstrations. At the University of Missouri, a graduate student went on a hunger strike and members of the football team refused to play in protest of administrators’ slow and lacking response to racist events on campus. At Yale University, students confronted

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Active Minds Veteran’s Day activities

Active Minds is a UIndy student organization with graduate and undergraduate members that promotes awareness of mental health issues. Our efforts focus on reducing the stigma associated with psychological disorders and seeking treatment. Recently, we participated in the National Day Without Stigma on Oct. 5. You may have spotted our sidewalk chalk messages on campus.

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#ThisPsychMajor

In the United States, over 100,000 people will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in psychology this year. They will go on to engage in a variety of educational and professional pursuits including attending graduate school, working in various business settings, and engaging the nonprofit world in various capacities. It is true that there is not

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National Bullying Prevention Month

October is dedicated to National Bullying Prevention Month. One area of concern for children and youth is the prevalence of cyberbullying. A recent NUVO article focuses on the concern of cyberbullying through the soon-to-be released Peeple app, an app that will allow users to rate other people. In the article, Dr. Neil Perdue, UIndy’s director

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Active Minds- School of Psychological Sciences

Active Minds at UIndy is a thriving student organization that promotes awareness of mental health issues. Our efforts focus on reducing the stigma associated with psychological disorders and seeking treatment. We welcome any opportunities to collaborate with on-campus and off-campus initiatives to help others dealing with mental health issues. The school year is already in

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Remembering 9/11- Processing psychological reactions

Today we pause to remember the tragedy of the September 11 terrorist attacks on our nation. The attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Centers created emotional and psychological reactions for many including fear and anxiety, stress, sadness, grief, and uncertainty of the future. The anniversary of a significant tragedy will often renew individual’s

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What is mental health and what are signs that someone has issues?

These two questions seem to be bantered about in the media lately as issues related to mental health have emerged in major news stories regarding childhood sexual abuse, marital fidelity, and shootings and gun violence. We all have a general sense of what’s “normal”, a lot of which extends from family, school and socialization experiences.

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School of Psychological Sciences speaks on investigation into American Psychological Association’s ethical standards

August 6-9 marked the annual convention of the American Psychological Association (APA). And if you have been following psychology as a discipline, and the American Psychological Association as a professional organization, then you know that it was a historic occasion. APA has been embroiled in controversy for nearly a decade as psychology struggled to determine its

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