Study finds believers in paranormal phenomena have less analytic skills than non-believers.

The British Psychological Society online journal Research Digest published “Why do so many people believe in psychic powers?” On February 18, 2016. This article notes that over a quarter of the US public believes in paranormal phenomena, and reviews a recent research study that looks for cognitive differences between believers and skeptics. The study found many similarities between the two groups, but also found that paranormal believers have a “lack of analytical skills.”

MN psychologist Karen Lloyd, Ph.D. and team featured in national article about HP’s resiliance-training program

Minnesota psychologist Karen Lloyd, PhD, was featured in an article published by the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Lloyd is Senior Director of Behavioral Health and Resilience for HealthPartners. The article, “Why Resilience Is Good for Your Health and Career,” was published on February 15, 2016, and is subtitled, “employers that offer coaching and how to be positive in spite of stressing benefits go beyond work.”

Adventure sports as effective treatment for ADHD.

Outside magazine published “ADHD Is Fuel for Adventure” on January 20, 2016. This interesting article is subtitled, “some of the best medicine for kids with tension-deficit disorders may be extreme sports and outdoor learning. That’s good news, because not only do they need exploration, but exploration desperately needs them.” This article describes a remarkable program that serves children with ADHD, and other behavioral disorders, and help them learn to channel their energy and develop better focus.

Excercise may be part of the new treatment for some cancers

The Wall Street Journal published “Sloan Kettering’s Quest to Prove Exercise Can Inhibit Cancer” on February 29, 2016. The article discusses research aimed at assessing whether a regimen of exercise training can inhibit, or delay, the spread of cancer and help prevent recurrence. The author notes, ”Scientists say the research, part of an emerging field known as exercise oncology, could take years to prove a link between exercise and cancer. If successful, they hope exercise someday will become a standard of care in cancer treatment, along with conventional therapies such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.”  Obviously, many people have difficulty

Retired MN psychologist Jack Schaffer, Ph.D., publishes book on ICD-10.

Retired Minnesota psychologist Jack Schaffer, PhD, has written a book with a colleague, Emil Rodolfa, Ph.D., “A Student’s Guide to Assessment and Diagnosis Using the ICD-10-CM: Psychological and Behavioral Conditions.” It was published by APA in November, 2015. While it is written for students, it could provide a helpful overview of the ICD-10- CM for psychologists and other mental health professionals.