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Feeling Stressed? Here’s How to Feel More at Peace

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Mar 11, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Stress. Everyone has it, and some have it more than others. But no matter what is currently raising the stress levels in your life—whether it is school, home, work, relationships, finances, or anything else—if you don’t find a way to relieve it, you can do sometimes irreparable damage to yourself both physically and mentally.

According to the American Institute of Stress, when you have high levels of stress, your body is likely to respond with more frequent headaches, increased body pains, dizziness or faintness, heartburn, nausea, chest pain, heart palpitations, and more. If these are not resolved, the end result could even be death.

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Topics: Psychology

Virtual Film Fest: Flicks all Psychology Majors Should Watch

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on Aug 7, 2015 10:30:00 AM

All psychology students should, in one way or another, closely study films portraying characters suffering from mental illness or personal struggle. We can say that films do not accurately portray these adversities. However, it’s worth it to look into the lives of people whom, through their journey, teach us a lesson or two about what it’s like to be stigmatized because of a mental disorder or mental unstableness due to personal conflicts.

A little empathy and exposure to what these people are experiencing goes a long way.  And, as treat before getting back to classes, we invite you to step into the lives of the characters in these five films: 

 

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Topics: Adult Learners, Psychology

If You Are Fascinated by the Human Mind, Psychology Is for You!

Posted by Saint Leo University | Continuing Education on May 11, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Are you captivated by the way people think? Does the complexity of the human mind and how it affects feelings, emotions, and behaviors compel you to want to know more? A degree in psychology can help you answer some of your most burning question—and teach you how to use the knowledge you gain to help others who are struggling in the world around you.

SimplyHired.com reports that psychology jobs have increased by 9 percent in the past year. So, if you’re interested in earning your degree in Psychology and obtaining one of these newly open positions, keep reading!

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Topics: Psychology