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The Student section of PsychAlive comprises blogs and articles written by college students from across the country. The topics in this section include everything from comments on pop-culture to personal accounts of relationships to up-to-date findings and statistics from the field of psychology. These student contributions are a lively and informative addition to PsychAlive’s resources.

This Is What Teen Depression Looks Like

I want you to picture a person with depression. Are you seeing the dark bedroom, filthy sweatpants, empty eyes, poor health and general lack of prosperity? You know what I see when I picture depression? A blonde, blue-eyed teenage girl. ...

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How You Know When To Let a Friend Go

when to let a friend go

It was the night of my 23rd birthday when the friendship I had come to call my “best” quickly dissipated.  The night had spiraled out of control and I decided by the end of it that despite 10 years of ...

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Does Failure Motivate Students?

By Roxio Roman   As a college student I have always been interested in the inner workings of education. As a Psychology major I developed a special interest in why it works, or doesn’t. What are the aspects of education ...

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Online Shopping Addiction

by Katherine Todd   Due to the rising presence of the internet in our daily lives, online shopping addictions are becoming more common. Like compulsive shopping, online shopping addiction is detrimental to one’s personal, professional, and financial lives. In some ...

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Understanding Compulsive Shopping

 by Katherine Todd     I have always loved to shop. I shop in order to relax from a long, stressful day. So, how does casual, relaxing shopping turn into an uncontrollable impulse that damages your personal, professional, and financial ...

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