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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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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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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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Hispanic Heritage Month

The following guest post was written by two psychology doctoral students at UIndy, with an eye toward current affairs in psychology as well as heritage issues. La Familia Unida and the Immigrant Paradox Written by Maria Guzman and Licci Jaimes According to the US Census (2010), 50.5 million people that reside in the United States of

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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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