Positive/ Negative Expectancies and Dopamine

Individuals not infrequently use terms to describe themselves such as, “I am worthless…I am useless…etc.” These individuals apparently believe that they have no value. The whole concept of value is tied in with dopamine secretion and motivation in the literature. In addition, dopamine is apparently insufficient in certain regions of the brain of those with […]

Genes, Epigenetics, and Psychosocial Interventions

I have been talking recently to a psychology student and mentioned that I thought in the future there will be a much greater concentration on providing psychosocial interventions for a wide variety of medical diseases including diabetes, hypertension, gastrointestinal disorders (ex. IBS), and heart disease. Also, in all probability, psychosocial strategies will be used for […]

Genes, Epigenetics, and Psychosocial Interventions

I have been talking recently to a psychology student and mentioned that I thought in the future there will be a much greater concentration on providing psychosocial interventions for a wide variety of medical diseases including diabetes, hypertension, gastrointestinal disorders (ex. IBS), and heart disease. Also, in all probability, psychosocial strategies will be used for […]