Articles By: Rebecca Bernstein

How Psychology Addresses Research Bias

Posted by Rebecca Bernstein on January 31, 2018  /   Posted in Psychology News

In psychological research, objectivity is the key to accuracy. Unfortunately, bias is unavoidable. Biases are the inclinations, tendencies or opinions of researchers that may skew the results of their work. Because all experiments are designed and carried out by humans, they all contain at least some potential for bias. Solving for this variable, therefore, is

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The State of Human Trafficking in Kentucky

Posted by Rebecca Bernstein on January 25, 2018  /   Posted in Social Work News

Human trafficking is a billion-dollar shadow industry with a presence in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. This crime is defined by the National Human Trafficking Hotline as one “involving the exploitation of someone for the purposes of compelled labor or a commercial sex act through the use of force, fraud or coercion.” Victims are not a

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Business Psychology: Golem Effect vs. Pygmalion Effect

Posted by Rebecca Bernstein on December 14, 2017  /   Posted in Management News

“High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectations.” —Charles Kettering, American inventor Can managers’ expectations of their employees influence work outcomes? Absolutely. Dubbed the “Golem” and “Pygmalion” effects, these complementary psychological phenomena describe what happens when superiors communicate their feelings about their subordinates’ abilities to achieve. Familiarization with these effects is beneficial

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Play Therapy: Speaking the Language of Children

Posted by Rebecca Bernstein on November 09, 2017  /   Posted in Social Work News

“Play energizes and enlivens us. It eases our burdens. It renews our natural sense of optimism and opens us up to new possibilities.” —Stuart Brown, MD, Contemporary American psychiatrist Play is an essential part of the human experience. It creates joy, fosters imagination and encourages learning, among a host of other benefits. Play therapy harnesses

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Family Social Work in Today’s American Household

Posted by Rebecca Bernstein on October 23, 2017  /   Posted in Social Work News

Divorced parents. Grandparents raising grandchildren. Two-income families and same-sex couples. These are just a few scenarios that define today’s changing domestic landscape. According to the article “Family Diversity is the New Normal for America’s Children,” the number of children living in “traditional” households has decreased dramatically since the 1960s. As familial structures become increasingly diverse,

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