Psychological Research and Reviews

  • The Problem with Dropping Out and Why Students Leave School Before Graduating

    The Problem with Dropping Out and Why Students Leave School Before Graduating Raqota Berger California State University, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, USA There is currently a major cultural problem taking place across American society in regard to students dropping out of school. Millions of Americans drop out of high school and college each and every year. Millions never earn a high school diploma or college degree. This study looked at the reasons why students dropped out of school…

  • Effect of stress management intervention on stress response and job satisfaction among employees in Chinese auto enterprises

    Effect of stress management intervention on stress response and job satisfaction among employees in Chinese auto enterprises Sheng-jun Wu, Yunge Wang, Hong Dai, Xu-feng Liu* Faculty of Military Medical Psychology, Air Force Military Medical University Objective: To understand the effect of stress management interventions on improving stress response and job satisfaction among auto company employees. Method: A total of 320 employees in three Chinese auto companies were selected in August 2017 by stratified random sampling method to detect the stress…

  • Reactive depression in a sacro coccygeal chordoma

    Reactive depression in a sacro coccygeal chordoma Ndiaye-Ndongo Ndèye Dialé, Fall Lamine, Sylla Aïda, Thiam Mamadou Habib. Service de Psychiatrie du CHNU Fann, Dakar-Sénégal The association of depression and organic diseases is frequently described. Several authors have been interested in analyzing the links between the two entities. Depression is considered the dominant mode of reaction to somatic disorders. It is all the more frequent and marked that the disorder is life-threatening, painful, disabling. In this work, we report a reaction…

  • THE ‘OPIOID CRISIS’ – A PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

    THE ‘OPIOID CRISIS’ – A PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE Richard Boudreau, MA, MBA, DDS, MD, JD, PHD, PSYD Faculty Loyola Marymount Univ. Bioethics Institute Faculty UCLA Dept. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Are we throwing the baby out with the bathwater? We often do that when there is an event called a ‘crisis.’ We attack symptoms. The government makes policies that are harmful to a large segment of the population and they just don’t get it. Here are a few statements from respected…

  • Why ‘Meaning’ in Health Care?

    Why ‘Meaning’ in Health Care? Richard Boudreau, MA, MBA, DDS, MD, JD, PHD, PSYD Faculty Loyola Marymount Univ. Bioethics Institute Faculty UCLA Dept. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Medical ethics is a system of moral principles that applies values to the practice of clinical medicine and to scientific research. They are based on a set of values that professionals can refer to in the event that they are in conflict or are confused. The values include: beneficence, non-maleficence, autonomy, justice, veracity,…

  • Recent American Stupidity

    Recent American Stupidity James F. Welles, Ph.D. East Marion New York, USA The New Deal: In the early 1930’s, Americans did not perceive giant business organizations as “Governing bodies” but as eminently successful rugged individuals. Another part of American fiction was that the nominal government in Washington had some kind of power to control events and the knowledge to do so beneficently.1 Actually, a private organization determined the daily life of the average citizen–when to get up in the morning,…

  • The Future of Stupidity and Vice Versa

    The Future of Stupidity and Vice Versa James F. Welles, Ph.D. East Marion New York, USA Failure: America and the Western world in general comprise only the most recent example of a civilization failing to live up to its own standards. In this respect, we are but typical of the civilized tendency of failing to fulfill a presumed destiny. In fact, with or without expectations or destinies, one of the most consistent characteristics of civilizations is failure.1 Archaeologists have built…

  • Training in Suicide Prevention for Health Professionals in Pernambuco

    Training in Suicide Prevention for Health Professionals in Pernambuco Sousa, R.A1; Silva, W.R2; Oliveira Melo, I.F.O3; Silva, A.C.P.S4; Vasconcelos, S.C5; Silva, T.P.S6 1Estudante do Curso de Ciências Biológicas da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco–UFPE, 2 Estudante do Curso de Nutrição da Faculdade Mauricio de Nassau– UNINASSAU, 3,4 Psicóloga da Prefeitura Municipal do Recife, 5,6Doutora em Neuropsiquiatria e Ciências do Comportamento– UFPE. Introduction:Introduction: Nowadays, mental health work is understood through team work and aimed at the collective with the perspective of articulating…

  • The Association of Psychosocial Factors With Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents

    The Association of Psychosocial Factors With Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents Thomaz, L.A.E1, Accioly, C.C2, Albuquerque, E.N3, Osório, M.O4, Behar, J.N.P5 1Student of Psychologist at the Faculdade Pernambucana de Saúde; 2,3,4Psychologist of the Instituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira – IMIP, tutor if ther Course of Psychology of the Faculdade Pernambucana de Saúde – FPS, 5Psychologist of the Instituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira – IMIP. Introduction: In spite of prevention efforts, the suicide act still presents as unexpected,…

  • Psychological Intervention: Psicoeducative Group With Patient Ostomized With Cancer

    Psychological Intervention: Psicoeducative Group With Patient Ostomized With Cancer Pedrosa, A.P.A1, Neves, A.M.S2, Albuquerque, E.N3, Osório, M.O4, Santos, E.P5, Accioly, C.C6 1Orientadora. 2Aluna da Pós-Graduação em Clínica Hospitalar da Faculdade Pernambucana de Saúde- FPS, 1,3,4,5,6 Tutoras da Faculdade Pernambucana de Saúde- FPS; Psicólogas do Instituto de Medicina Integral Prof. Fernando Figueira-IMIP Introduction: Cancer are more than 100 diseases that have in common the disordered growth of cells, with varied causes. In Brazil in 2016, in relation to colorectal cancer, an…