Psychology

Facing FOMO: The Fear of Missing Out

May 14, 2018
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   In today's society, our day to day experiences can be readily presented to the public in ways that are the most interesting, aesthetically pleasing, or exciting via sites like Facebook and Instagram. These "perfect" lives displayed on news feeds have aggravated a widespread phenomena known as "FOMO," or fear of missing out. Dr. Michael Bordieri visits Sounds Good to discuss the best way to address, overcome, and avoid FOMO. 

Using Fear to Scare Away Mental Health Issues

Oct 30, 2017
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            New psychology research suggests the old cliche of 'facing your fears' might hold more truth than originally thought. MSU professor, Dr. Michael Bordieri, visited Sounds Good to discuss how fear might effectively scare away various mental health issues. 

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Although most people would consider themselves a Good Samaritan, psychological and social research shows otherwise. Tracy Ross speaks with MSU professor, Dr. Michael Bordieri, on Sounds Good about the psychology of being helpful -- and why we don't do it as much as we might think. 

The Meaning of Happiness Explored on Sounds Good

Sep 20, 2017
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    Tracy Ross and MSU Assistant Professor of Psychology, Dr. Michael Bordieri, continue their biweekly discussions on Sounds Good with an examination of the meaning of happiness. Together, they explore the psychology behind what it means to be happy and how you might improve upon and increase your own happiness. 

Everyone has regrets. You probably have a few of them. By some estimates, regret is the most common negative emotion that we talk about, and the second-most common emotion mentioned in our daily lives.

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Murray State University Assistant Professor of Psychology, Michael Bordieri, speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about the psychology of 'awe' regarding the total solar eclipse.

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Dr. Michael Bordieri talks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about hate and ways to overcome it.

Part One in an NPR Ed series on mental health in schools.

You might call it a silent epidemic.

Up to one in five kids living in the U.S. shows signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder in a given year.

So in a school classroom of 25 students, five of them may be struggling with the same issues many adults deal with: depression, anxiety, substance abuse.

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Antecedent behavior consequences (or the ABCs) of behavior analysis take a simple approach to understanding human behavior, unlike more complicated models seen in cognitive psychology. On Sounds Good, Tracy Ross speaks with Murray State psychology professor Dr. Michael Bordieri about methods of incentivizing behavior in ways that help us all.

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A commonly accepted fact in treatment that when you want to help people suffering from anxiety, you want to get rid of the fear. New research has shown, however, that fear may actually be helpful in treating anxiety. On Sounds Good, Dr. Michael Bordieri and Tracy Ross discuss using fear as a treatment method for some mental health issues.

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