Psychologist CEUs

Is marijuana addictive?

According to surveys of students, about 1 in 17 high school seniors reported smoking marijuana daily in 2018. The researchers behind the surveys also found that the perceived risk of the drug has fallen significantly since the mid-2000s. With high rates of use, there is the potential for more people to develop…

Are we effectively integrating racial and ethnic diversity into our field?

Psychology of religion and spirituality research is lacking an important aspect of today’s society — racial and ethnic (RE) diversity. Ingrid Morales-Ramirez conducted a literature review for one of her recent projects on frequency of prayer, self-disclosure to God and religious service attendance and found literature on only three RE…

Addiction Is a Complex Brain Disease, Says Volkow

Advances in medical imaging have revealed that addiction is a complex disease of the brain, said NIDA director Dr. Nora Volkow. “By understanding how addiction affects different neuronal processes, we can gather insights that give us a better understanding of why the behaviors of people who are addicted are so…

Can Men Be Victims of Intimate Partner Violence?

Although most people find their intimate relationships to be positive and supportive, it’s also not uncommon for aggression to find its way into our homes and even our bedrooms. Much of the research on intimate partner violence, and the public policy based on it, starts from the assumption that the man is…