Psychology

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2:47 pm
Mon July 27, 2015

[Audio] Neurologist: Early Detection is Key to Preventing Memory Loss and Dementia

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Murray Neurologist Dr. Christopher King of Primary Care Medical Center was surprisedĀ at the large turnout at a community education meeting about memory loss back in May. He finds that the anxiety about memory loss and dementia leads to a feeling of isolation. He believes that early detection is important and there are resources that exist to help. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte speaks with Dr. King about his concerns.

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Science
2:35 pm
Tue July 14, 2015

Ways to Move Beyond Worry and Anxiety

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Worry is something we all deal with to some degree and in some forms it can be a healthy way to plan out our days or consider what's going on in the world. But upwards to nine million Americans suffer from it as a disorder - generalized anxiety disorder - where it can take over ones life, says Dr. Michael Bordieri, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Murray State University. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about some treatments that might help us move past disruptive levels of worry and anxiety.

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Science
4:27 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Worried? How This Can Prevent You from Living the Life You Want

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Worry is a normal part of our everyday lives, but it can also be an incredibly detrimental process that takes people out of the day to day and into living in their own heads and not engaging with the world, says Dr. Michael Bordieri. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about worry and anxiety and how this can prevent us from living the life we want.

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Science
6:49 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Motivational Interviewing: How to Help People Make Changes in their Lives

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"All of us have areas in our life where we recognize that maybe what we're doing isn't exactly how we want to live," says Murray State Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Bordieri. Talking about change can be tricky and helping motivate or encouraging change in others can be difficult, but there are effective ways to motivate change in others. Dr. Bordieri speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about motivational interviewing, and how listening can be an effective intervention.

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Science
3:54 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

Overcome Addiction Without Self-Stigma and Shaming

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Overcoming a psychological addiction like alcohol and drug use can be an incredibly difficult process and just as there is a stigma attached to those suffering from illness, there is also a self-stigma and shame from the individuals suffering, says Dr. Michael Bordieri, Murray State Psychology faculty member. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the self-stigma and how basic mindfulness workshops can prevent relapse in those trying to overcome an addiction.

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Science
2:13 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

How to Get A Good Night's Sleep

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We sleep because we get tired. That's the prevailing wisdom for why we sleep, but then why do 30% of people report difficulty sleeping at some point in their lifetime? Problems sleeping can have a real cost on productivity and focus during the work day and can be host to many other psychological problems, says Murray State Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Bordieri. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good and shares some solutions through the basic principals of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI).

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Science
1:42 pm
Tue April 21, 2015

Ways to Manage Stress (and Get a Good Night's Sleep)

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As the semester winds down at Murray State and across the region and finals week approaches, the topic of stress may be on the minds of many. On Sounds Good, Kate Lochte and Dr. Michael Bordieri of the Murray State University Department of Psychology discuss finding various ways of dealing with stress and how to get a good night's sleep.

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Science
4:11 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Values and Purpose: Finding Meaning in Life

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The data is growing suggesting that finding meaning and value in life can be central to psychological wellbeing, says Dr. Michael Bordieri, Murray State University Assistant Professor of Psychology. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the field's new focus from pathology to positives, the challenge clinicians have of going beyond happiness and how Viktor Frankl pioneered this method of psychological thought.

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Science
2:39 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

How to Manage and Overcome Negative Thoughts

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What do we do with the not so helpful thoughts that show up as we live our lives? Not getting overwhelmed by these thoughts is the topic for Kate Lochte's conversation with Dr. Michael Bordieri of the Murray State University Department of Psychology on Sounds Good.

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3:58 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

The Psychology of How to Quit Smoking

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Quitting smoking is one of the top resolutions people make, coming in only behind weight loss and exercise. The CDC found that over two-thirds of smokers reported a desire to quit and over half tried to go at least one day without the habit in a given year. Murray State Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Michael Bordieri joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to discuss how to kick the nicotine addiction.

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