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Hurricane vs. Anxiety

As Hurricane Isaac hits the coast of Louisiana, we are all bought back to the destruction and turmoil of hurricanes in the very recent past. For Louisiana, Katrina will be an everlasting shadow. Even though the dark form may fade in the light, as the season comes around again the shadow grows increasingly darker. They are faced with the reality of this now. Hurricane season is a time of anxiety for most individuals living on...

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Pet People: They Do Exist!

The attachments we create to our more prized possessions can be very uncanny. A common placement of affection for most humans is towards their pets. We tend to use pets as a catch-all of our emotions. Mom watching her kids go off to school gets a pet to take care of in absence of her children. Dad needs a companion to ride alongside him as drives to the ranch or goes fishing. Newer adults feel...

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First Impressions

Hi! My name is what? Greetings. Our first impressions into the minds of others. While we may not consciously be aware that we assessing a facial twitch or absent gesture, that first meeting says whether or not this person is going to fit in with our social cohort. You don’t say… Well actually, I don’t. Psychologists across the fields have tried to determine what exactly it is about that first impression that generates our likes or dislikes...