Psychology CEUs

Psychology of disaster management: How we react in turbulent times

In times of turmoil, in which large populations are affected by factors mostly outside of their control, community-wide efforts of keeping the situation in check can take a long-lasting emotional and psychological toll. In this Special Feature, we look at the psychological aspects of disaster management. Since the World Health…

Study suggests frequency and severity of negative reactions to cannabis

The study notes that in the United States, medicinal cannabis use is now legal in 33 states, as well as the District of Columbia (D.C.). Meanwhile, 11 states, D.C., and Canada have legalized recreational cannabis use. Consequently, more people who have not used cannabis before may try the drug in…

People May Be Remembering More Dreams During the Pandemic

Nearly 30% of the American adult population has experienced an increase in dream recall in the past month. Twice as many younger people (ages 18-34) as older people (ages 55+) are remembering more dreams than usual. These are among the initial findings from a new survey I commissioned from YouGov, to…

Pregnant during the COVID-19 crisis? Here’s how to take care of your mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the healthcare landscape for many patient populations — including pregnant women. Altered hospital policies, concerns about contracting the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and changes to doctors’ office hours have all affected pregnancy. Information regarding pregnancy and COVID-19 is continually evolving. This article will cover the currently available…

Grief and COVID-19: Saying goodbye in the age of physical distancing

Every culture has its own customs and rituals for mourning loved ones. Whether it’s sitting shiva, lining up for a New Orleans-style jazz procession or a sharing a meal with loved ones after a secular memorial service, virtually every custom shares a key element: social connection. In the age of…