psychology http://wrvo.org en The science behind being 'hangry' http://wrvo.org/post/science-behind-being-hangry <p>Find yourself impatient and lashing out at people? The solution, according to a recent study, may be in the kitchen.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/experts/brad-j-bushman-phd-0">Dr. Brad Bushman</a> talks about the concept of "hangry," or being more angry and aggressive when you're hungry. <a href="http://www.comm.ohio-state.edu/people/faculty/userprofile/67.html">Bushman</a>, a professor of communications and psychology at Ohio State University, recently conducted a study on the subject that involved 107 couples and found that participants with lower blood glucose levels more frequently showed signs of anger.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Bushman.</strong><br /><br /> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:02:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 55366 at http://wrvo.org The science behind being 'hangry' This week: trauma services, spiritual care and health screenings http://wrvo.org/post/week-trauma-services-spiritual-care-and-health-screenings <p>This week on Healthlink on Air: we hear from Dr. Tamer Ahmed, medical director of pediatric trauma services and Steve Adkisson, the pediatric trauma program manager. They'll cover the resources and capabilities of Upstate University Hospital's trauma center.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 18:51:22 +0000 HealthLink on Air 56259 at http://wrvo.org Risk: Why 24-hour news, the Internet have us afraid of things we shouldn't be afraid of http://wrvo.org/post/risk-why-24-hour-news-internet-have-us-afraid-things-we-shouldnt-be-afraid <p>You caught an item on the news about toxic chemicals on cash register receipts. You think about the risks of handling receipts over your double cheeseburger at lunch as you step outside for a quick smoke break. What's wrong with this picture? Bad eating habits, tobacco consumption, and you're worried about dying from register receipts? We know fast food and smoking are bad for us, yet we focus on other perceived threats to our health and well-being.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, journalist <a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/experts/david-ropeik">David Ropeik </a>discusses how we often view risk through a distorted lens. Ropeik has taught this subject at the Harvard School of Public Health, and has written about it for <em>The New York Times</em>, <em>The Washington Post</em>, <em>USA Today</em> and Nova. He is the author of <a href="http://www.dropeik.com/how_excerpt.html">“How Risky Is It, Really? Why Our Fears Don't Always Match the Facts.”</a></p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with David Ropeik.</strong></p><p> Sun, 04 May 2014 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care 55125 at http://wrvo.org Risk: Why 24-hour news, the Internet have us afraid of things we shouldn't be afraid of Syracuse University Professor to research children with autism http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-university-professor-research-children-autism <p></p><p>A Syracuse University professor is beginning a study of the sensory issues many children with autism face.&nbsp; More than 70 percent of autistic children have sensory issues, like extreme sensitivity to sound or light.&nbsp;</p><p>Natalie Russo, of Syracuse University’s psychology department, says there isn’t much research on the issue and she’s hoping a study funded with a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will find out how these issues fit in with a disorder that affects 1 out of every 88 children.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:10:34 +0000 Ellen Abbott 51586 at http://wrvo.org Why so SAD? http://wrvo.org/post/why-so-sad <p>Winter in central and northern New York isn’t always as picturesque as some may wish it to be. Daylight is usually gone before the work day is over, flurries have the potential to make any drive difficult, and gray skies often seem like they’re never going away. It’s normal to feel off when the days get shorter, but what happens when these feelings manifest into something much more serious on a yearly basis?</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.uvm.edu/~psych/?Page=faculty/Rohan.php">Dr. Kelly Rohan</a> discusses the causes and treatments of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Rohan is an expert in SAD and acting director of clinical training in the Department of Psychology at the University of Vermont.</p><p><strong>Click 'Read More' to hear our interview with Dr. Rohan.</strong></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Take Care 47156 at http://wrvo.org Why so SAD? Decluttering your home can also mean decluttering your mind http://wrvo.org/post/decluttering-your-home-can-also-mean-decluttering-your-mind <p>It comes in many different forms and can show up in many different places &mdash; on top of something, under something, around something, inside of something. Clutter can essentially happen just about anywhere. While this description may sound a bit scary, one psychologist insists it&rsquo;s not as scary as many people may think.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.aetv.com/hoarders/meet-experts/robin-zasio/">Dr. Robin Zasio</a> discusses how to manage clutter. Zasio is clinical psychologist who specializes in anxiety disorders. She has appeared on the A&amp;E reality television show <em>Hoarders</em>, and is the author of <em><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/22/health/the-hoarder-in-you-a-book-that-can-help-cut-through-the-clutter.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=0">The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life</a>.</em></p><p><strong>Click &#39;Read More&#39; to hear our interview with Dr. Zasio.</strong></p><p> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 22:59:00 +0000 Take Care 45446 at http://wrvo.org Decluttering your home can also mean decluttering your mind Coping with empty nest syndrome http://wrvo.org/post/coping-empty-nest-syndrome <p>Leaving home for the first time can be very stressful on a child. Whether they are moving away to college or relocating for a job, the process is one of change and readjustment. But the parents who raised that child often have an even more difficult time adjusting -- resulting in what is known as empty nest syndrome.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, <a href="http://www.encompasswf.com/About/">Kimberly Key</a> talks about why empty nest syndrome develops, and how it can be used as a motivator to positively turn someone&rsquo;s life around. Key is a psychotherapist and a nationally certified counselor who specializes in holistic human development and the founder of Encompass Work &amp; Family, which helps people evolve through life&rsquo;s stages.</p><p><strong>Click &#39;Read More&#39; to hear our interview with Kimberly Key.</strong></p><p> Sun, 06 Oct 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Take Care Staff 45105 at http://wrvo.org Coping with empty nest syndrome Compulsive "hoarding" caused by more than just nostalgia http://wrvo.org/post/compulsive-hoarding-caused-more-just-nostalgia <p>Everyone has something they can&rsquo;t quite let go, whether it&rsquo;s all the back issues of their favorite magazine or their favorite sweater from 2003 that no longer fits. What happens when this feeling spreads to many other items as well, to the point where it starts to not only compromise your home, but your daily life as well.</p><p>The recent popularity of the A&amp;E reality television show <em>Hoarders</em> has opened up a national conversation on the topic of compulsive hoarding, which many are starting to <a href="http://www.aarp.org/health/conditions-treatments/info-02-2011/the_hoarders_among_us.html">realize can be a serious psychological issue </a>rather than just a strong feeling of nostalgia towards physical items.</p><p>This week on <em>Take Care</em>, Dr. Robin Zasio talks about compulsive hoarding and the treatment process for it. Dr. Zasio is a clinical psychologist that<a href="http://www.anxietytreatmentexperts.com/anxiety_related_disorders.asp"> specializes in anxiety disorders</a>. She<a href="http://www.aetv.com/hoarders/meet-experts/robin-zasio/"> </a>has appeared on <em><a href="http://www.aetv.com/hoarders/meet-experts/robin-zasio/">Hoarders</a>, </em>and is the author of the book &ldquo;The Hoarder in You: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, and Uncluttered Life.&rdquo;</p><p><strong>&nbsp;Click &#39;Read More&#39; to hear our interview with Dr. Robin Zasio.</strong></p><p> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Take Care 44756 at http://wrvo.org Compulsive "hoarding" caused by more than just nostalgia Events like Boston Marathon bombing can have psychological effect on everyone http://wrvo.org/post/events-boston-marathon-bombing-can-have-psychological-effect-everyone <p>Central and northern New York may be hundreds of miles from Boston, but there is still a psychological fallout for people in this region and across the country from the marathon bombing and subsequent manhunt.&nbsp; Fri, 19 Apr 2013 20:19:55 +0000 Ellen Abbott 36503 at http://wrvo.org Smart phones of the future may be able to identify human emotions http://wrvo.org/post/smart-phones-future-may-be-able-identify-human-emotions <p>Remember the mood ring? Well the smart phone of the future may be able to identify your mood based on the sound of your voice. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:18:47 +0000 Kate O'Connell 31144 at http://wrvo.org Zoe Wool on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/zoe-wool-campbell-conversations <p><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="FONT-SIZE:11pt">Zoe Wool is a researcher and writer who has been working with war-injured American soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.</span></font></p><p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 23:30:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 30206 at http://wrvo.org