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Column Image Understanding Adolescence

At this time in my life, I have parents around me with young children in the 2-to-4 year-old range. I’ve been taken by their trials and tribulations while raising increasingly independent beings. I chuckle at the term “threenager,” which describes the emotional and behavioral challenges of that particular age group. … Continue reading >

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Column Image Marrying Young…Can We Do It?

I married at a young age, and people often wonder why. Was it because I got pregnant? Or was it because we were in a rush? My husband and I married after knowing each other for little more than a year and a half. Marrying at 21 was scary, but … Continue reading >

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Column Image I Graduated…What next?

As a senior undergraduate student at the University of San Diego, I find myself counting the months until graduation. As excitement escalates, the nerves set in and the question “What next?” keeps coming up. That question comes also from family, friends — even strangers — on a weekly basis. Should … Continue reading >

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Column Image Learning 101: How We Take In and Retain Information

People have been trying to understand how individuals process and take in information for the past 2000 years. As far back as the Greek philosophers, Socrates (469 –399 B.C.), Plato (427 – 347 B.C.), and Aristotle (384 – 322 B.C), learning theorists debated about how people learn. Needless to say, … Continue reading >

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Column Image Learning to Manage Impulses Effectively

Many people have difficulty controlling their impulses. At one time or another, we may act on urges to stay home from work on a rainy day or raise an angry voice in disagreement. Such impulses arise daily. For some, they come throughout the day; for others, such feelings come out … Continue reading >

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Column Image How to Use Both Sides of Your Brain

Have you ever heard people say that they are more of a ‘right brain’ or ‘left brain’ thinker? You’ve probably heard the term before, whether it is on the radio, in a TV show, or sometime long ago in your bio class. But, what does the expression really mean? Do … Continue reading >

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Column Image The Psychological Benefits of Risk Taking

People tell me I’m a risk taker. The truth is, I do participate in “extreme” activities like dirt biking, surfing, and rock climbing. I’ve traveled to remote places, went sky diving, and recently went scuba diving to explore a wreck. I know that these activities carry risk. So, why do … Continue reading >

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