The Healing Power of Animals in Our Age of Technology

This week we take a look at animal mental health, Obama’s student-debt move, couples’ sleeping patterns, and more.

Q&A: What Animal Mental Illness Tells Us About Humans: Laurel Braitman, author of Animal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves, gives National Geographic an interview about how different creatures — not just humans — can suffer from mental health issues.

Obama’s Student-Debt Move May Improve Mental Health in the U.S.: Could easing student debt help lower or even eradicate the anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues associated with being in debt?

Class Action Says United Healthcare Violated Mental Health and Addiction Law: United Healthcare customers are suing the health insurance provider, claiming it denied mental health- and substance abuse-related health benefit claims and violated the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008.

Surprising Psychology Can Make the Country Healthier: Check out these insights that might not only improve public health campaigns, but also help keep them from backfiring.

Couples’ Sleeping Patterns Reflects Wife’s Happiness: Study: A small study suggests a how couples sleep together could “influence and be influenced by their relationship functioning.”

Brain-Based Proof That You’re More Effective Working at Home: Does your boss need more proof that working from home could help you make better decisions faster, design better solutions and strategies faster, increase focus and have more ideas, and more? Show him or her this Forbes article.

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 13 Jun 2014
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

APA Reference
Sparks, A. (2014). Psychology Around the Net: June 15, 2014. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 21, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/06/14/psychology-around-the-net-june-15-2014/

 

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