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May 19, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Live life to its fullest, before it's too late

YOUNG VOICES: Live life to its fullest, before it's too late

I was bored one night strolling down Pinterest, a visual social site where people collect, create and share ideas for their different projects and interests, and I ran across a quote: “It’s better to look back on life and say: ‘I can’t believe I did that.’ Than to look back and say: ‘I wish …

April 14, 2014 12:00 am
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Coverletters

Business man going over his cover letter with a professional.

January 26, 2014 12:32 pm
Peer mediation may lead Student of the Month to psychology career

Peer mediation may lead Student of the Month to psychology career

Adonis Holmes, 17, was recognized as a Student of the Month recently by the Lansing Rotary Club for his dedication to his school and his fellow students.

November 08, 2013 12:00 am
Student of the Month preparing for career as psychologist

Student of the Month preparing for career as psychologist

Lansing resident Ricky Ramirez hopes his compassion for others will lead to a successful career in psychology.

November 07, 2013 12:00 am
Mental illness finding wins death row inmate additional appeal

Mental illness finding wins death row inmate additional appeal

INDIANAPOLIS | A death row inmate at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City has won the chance to argue he's become too mentally ill in prison to be executed.

September 04, 2013 3:33 pm Related
Attorney use psychology background to connect with clients

Attorney use psychology background to connect with clients

When Amy Nowaczyk realized the personal connections she could make as an elder law attorney, she decided to pursue it as a career.

January 11, 2013 12:00 am
Dealing with grief, sadness at the holidays

Dealing with grief, sadness at the holidays

The egg nog is flowing, the lights are twinkling and words like "joy" and "jolly" are in season. But not everyone feels that joy or is in the mood for holiday festivities.

December 23, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Youth gambling addiction could have lifelong consequences

GUEST COMMENTARY: Youth gambling addiction could have lifelong consequences

Most of us see gambling as a way to have fun, but 1 in 10 gamblers develop a problem when it comes to controlling their gambling habits. Two percent of gamblers even develop pathological addiction symptoms. Gambling addiction is as real and as dangerous as being addicted to drugs or alcohol …

March 07, 2012 12:00 am
Babies try lip-reading when learning to talk

Babies try lip-reading when learning to talk

Babies don't learn to talk just from hearing sounds. Scientists discovered that starting around age 6 months, babies begin shifting from the intent eye gaze of early infancy to studying mouths when people talk to them.

January 23, 2012 9:00 am
Study: Babies try lip-reading in learning to talk

Study: Babies try lip-reading in learning to talk

Babies don't learn to talk just from hearing sounds. New research suggests they're lip-readers too.

January 22, 2012 12:00 am
GSU professor honored for educational service

GSU professor honored for educational service

UNIVERSITY PARK | Jon Carlson, professor of psychology and counseling at Governors State University, has received the American Psychological Association Award for distinguished career contributions to education and training in psychology. The award was presented at the APA's annual conventio…

August 25, 2011 12:00 am
GSU professor honored for educational service

GSU professor honored for educational service

Jon Carlson

August 24, 2011 12:22 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Lost generation needs to learn directions

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Lost generation needs to learn directions

It has been said that the problem with youths today is they have no direction. We've all heard that one. And as proof we point to school dropout rates, juvenile delinquency, young adult felony convictions, the shortage of entry-level jobs which forces "the kids" to be still living at home an…

June 12, 2011 12:00 am
Low stress jobs can have a positive impact on the quality of life and the bottom line

Low stress jobs can have a positive impact on the quality of life and the bottom line

It's summertime, and the living is easy. Especially if your job is ranked as a low-stress job.

May 29, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Treatment helps improve patients' mental health

May is Mental Health Month. Some days it seems like every disease, cause, and/or constituency has a day or month named after it. The sheer number of such honored causes makes many of them go by barely noticed. Here's why should you pay attention to Mental Health Month:

May 14, 2011 12:00 am

Speaker to provide tips on being happy

VALPARAISO | It took being depressed for Bill O'Hanlon to want to learn what it takes to be happy.

April 27, 2011 12:00 am
Letting go of limiting beliefs

Letting go of limiting beliefs

Inside every one of us lurk insidious limiting beliefs set to detonate when we attempt a goal. You start doubting yourself; you think you aren't talented or worthy enough to achieve the goal, so why bother? Here are some tips on how to stop the sabatoging self talk.

April 20, 2011 12:00 am
Minding mindfulness can ease anxiety, depression

Minding mindfulness can ease anxiety, depression

When you feel anxious, experts recommend practicing basic mindfulness, a meditation technique that can help people cope with conditions like depression, anxiety and chronic pain.

April 08, 2011 12:00 am

Suicidal thoughts plague veterans

David Cox remembers being deployed, looking at his loaded weapon and thinking of ending his life.

March 13, 2011 9:15 pm
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