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Romeo Vitelli
I'm a psychologist in private practice in Toronto and Hamilton. My first book, The Everything Guide To Overcoming PTSD, will be available this June.
Interests: fencing, websurfing, archaeology, travelling and a whole list of other things i can't recall at the moment., gay/lesbian/bisexal/transgender issues, political arguments
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Children have many opportunities to learn from others through oral and written sources. Recent evidence suggests that early readers place more trust in written over oral testimony when learning names for unfamiliar objects. Across three studies recently published in the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Providentia
When an unnamed single mother living in Yokohama decided to put in more hours working at the restaurant where she earned a meager income, she was left with the problem of who would care for her two children, aged three... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Providentia
What makes staying physically active so difficult as we grow older? Despite medical warnings about the dangers of being inactive, especially for older people, making excuses seems more attractive than trying to stay fit. For people over the age of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Providentia
Continued from Part One As a test of Mollie’s supposed psychic powers, Dr. Hammond issued a challenge in the New York Sun. He would enclose a certified cheque for a large sum of money (at least $1000.00) in a single... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Providentia
While it is commonly assumed that the United States uses foreign aid as an instrument to combat global terrorism, it is unclear whether it views terrorist threats to other countries, particularly its allies, with urgency. A new article in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2014 at Providentia
A lawsuit filed against the Board of Education in Maryland's Montgomery County claims that a phony psychologist employed by the Board is responsible for leaving the 18-year-old plaintiff "emotionally damaged." According to his lawyer, Ronald Karp, the plaintiff, who has... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at Providentia
With the launch of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Iraqi Freedom (OIF), drones have become a vital part of the U.S. military's operations in different parts of the world. Controlled either by onboard computers or remote operated by operators on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Providentia
How does your baby handle anger? Research studies suggest that young children responding with excessive anger to blocked goals (such as taking away a favourite toy) can help identify whether they might be at risk for later problems such as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2014 at Providentia
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Throughout the late 19th century, she was known as "America's Most Famous Invalid" and "The Brooklyn Enigma." Though skeptics denounced her as a fraud, spiritualists and curiosity seekers still came in droves to see the bedridden woman whose paranormal claims... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at Providentia
While I was growing up in a small village of about 250 people, I was abused by my father, my friends, and my older brother....My friends didn't want to hear what I went through. I didn't have anyone to talk... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Providentia
Perceived public stigma regarding seeking mental health treatment can be a barrier to accessing services for young adults. While factors associating with personal stigma regarding how one would view and treat others have been identified, the discrepancies between perceived and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Providentia
The World Health Organization has marked October 10 as World Mental Health Day. Held every year on October 10, the Day is intendend to raise awareness about mental health problems around the world and to mobilize treatment resources to help... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Providentia
For veterans who return home from a tour of duty in Iraq, Afghanistan, or any of the other hotspots where members of the U.S. military may serve, the possibility of suicide needs to be taken very seriously. In 2012 alone,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Providentia
Continued from Part One Though he regarded himself primarily as a Biblical scholar, Alexander Cruden decided that, above all else, the United Kingdom needed a Corrector to deal with the misspellings and grammatical errors that he felt were pervading society.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Providentia
An article recently published in Personality and Individual Differences described two online studies (total N = 1215) with respondents completing personality inventories and a survey of their Internet commenting styles. Overall, strong positive associations emerged among online commenting frequency, trolling... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Providentia
The scene awaiting a team of Nicaraguan medics and emergency workers as they reached the remote village of Alal must have seemed like something out of a horror movie. The team had been deployed to a distant village near the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Providentia
How good is your working memory? Whether it involves holding a telephone number in your head long enough to write it down or trying to keep track of all the items on a grocery list, having a good working memory... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at Providentia
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If you've ever seriously studied the Bible, you have likely heard of Alexander Cruden. Though his Concordance of the Bible has never been out of print since it was first published in 1737, it was the, er, unusual circumstances of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Providentia
A study published in Psychology of Violence examines the prospective association of childhood abuse (physical and/or sexual abuse) with subsequent parenting practices in adulthood. The researchers used drawn from the Children in the Community Study, a prospective longitudinal study of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Providentia
A new report released by the Federal Bureau of Investigations has shown a dramatic increase in shooting incidents involving the wounding or killing of multiple people. The reportwas prepared with the assistance of Texas State University’s Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Providentia
Not getting enough sleep can lead a wide range of health problems. Along with medical problems including lower resistance to disease, fatigue, and problems at work, getting too much or too little sleep has also been linked to obesity, cardiovascular... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Providentia
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The history of religious movements seems filled with examples of religious figures proudly proclaiming the imminent coming of God, along with redemption for the faithful and punishment for unbelievers. Many of these religious figures even go so far as to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at Providentia
Young female offenders represent a growing number of young offenders. Studies have shown that youth in the juvenile justice system, particularly young females, report higher rates of lifetime sexual abuse than their nonoffending peers. A study published recently in Law... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Providentia
Imagine that someone close to you was in imminent danger and the only solution involved having police use torture to extract information from someone in custody. Would you agree or not? While torture remains a divisive topic with many countries... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Providentia
Continued from Part I So, how did the three patients react to seeing other people with the same delusion? Their reactioons were recorded through interviews and through careful observatioon while they were in the same ward together. Rokeach interacted with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at Providentia