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Psychology Around the Net: July 28, 2018

This week’s Psychology Around the Net dives into a new online program that helps people with mental health issues better handle money, how you can know someone’s personality by their eye movements, why psychology courses are important for business owners, and more.


Banks’ 360-Degree View of Customers Could Include Their Mental Health: Silver Cloud Health has created an online mental health program, Space from Money Worries, to help people who have financial problems related to mental health issues. The program is designed to help those with a link between finances and mental health learn how to manage negative thoughts about finances, reduce impulse spending, feel confident about money issues, and more.

Scientists Just Found the Neurological Link Between Poor Sleep and Depression: We’ve known for a while that poor sleep and an increased risk of depression are bed fellows; however, now scientists have identified why they’re so cozy and that discovery could lead to better depression treatments and sleep quality improvement.

The Damaging Way We Talk About Celebrities and Mental Health: “As someone who lives with mental illness (specifically, a well-managed case of obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD), it’s frustrating to watch when the behavior of celebrities grappling with their mental health is treated as fodder for the celebrity gossip mill. Few outlets show any consideration for how their coverage contributes to misunderstandings and misinformation about mental illness, let alone how it affects the lives of the people who are the subjects of the articles.” — Lux Alptraum

To Know Someone’s Personality, Watch Their Eye Movements: I feel like there’s a meme out there just waiting to be Instagrammed.

U.S. Psychology Group Set to Modify Rules On Interactions With Military Detainees: Next month, the American Psychological Association will get a chance to modify its policy that prevents military psychologists from conducting interrogations at Guantanamo Bay and other national security facilities.

5 Ways Psychology Courses Can Help Small Business Owners: Thinking about starting a business? Already own a business? You might want to brush up on your understanding of psychology. Not only can it help you better provide support and motivation to your employees, but it can help you gain a better understanding consumers’ wants versus needs, personalize your products and services, and more.

Psychology Around the Net: July 28, 2018

Alicia Sparks

Alicia Sparks is a freelance writer and editor and the creator of, where she blogs to help new freelance writers get their quills in the pot, so to speak. Among animal rights, music, and physical wellness, her passions include mental health and advocacy. Here at Psych Central she works as Syndication Editor as well as authors Your Body, Your Mind and World of Psychology's weekly "Psychology Around the Net."

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Sparks, A. (2018). Psychology Around the Net: July 28, 2018. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 29, 2020, from
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