Kenny Luck

May 1, 2017

The Games People Play

Whether in interpersonal, romantic relationships, business transactions, or friendly interactions, often times people—like it or not—“play games.” Although this does not come as a surprise, the […]
April 24, 2017

The Strength of the Small Win: Motivation in Everyday Life

One subject that has been on my mind lately is motivation. Motivation is something that may often be taken for granted. When we have it, we […]
April 20, 2017

The Psychology of Super Heroes (Part 2): Does Iron Man have ADHD? and Other ‘Super’ Questions (and Answers), Revealed

The Psychology of Super Heroes (Part 2): “Does Iron Man have ADHD? How Much Does Captain America Confirm to Gender Norms? and Other ‘Super’ Questions (and […]
April 11, 2017

Defining Wellbeing and Explaining How We Can Achieve It

Many of us want to obtain wellbeing. But how? What exactly is wellbeing? And why does overall wellbeing seem so elusive? Wellbeing, as it turns out, […]
April 3, 2017

Conspiracy Theories: What Psychology Has to Say

Over the past year, there has been a lot of discussion about conspiracy theories in the mainstream media and elsewhere. The concept of “truth” in a […]
March 27, 2017

More alike than Different? The Commonalities of Gender

Over the decades, a confusing litany of research and information has emerged regarding gender. Central questions have been posed: “How similar are man and women?” “What […]
March 20, 2017

The Psychology of Money: How Mind and Money Interact

At a glance, psychology and finance appear to have almost nothing in common. Money, by its nature, is a social construction, quantitative, and seemingly resides “out […]
March 6, 2017

Social Animals: How Our Minds ‘Construct’ Social Reality

It’s often said that humans are “social animals.” What this means is that humans, like other animals in nature from ants to higher mammas like dolphins, […]
February 28, 2017

A Psychology Tour de Force: Learn More About Those Who Have Shaped the World of Psychology

The field of psychology has really grown up over the last hundred years or so. Historians of the field often note that psychology grew off of a branch […]
February 21, 2017

‘Condition Superstition’: How Our Beliefs Shape The Brands We Buy

When trying to persuade you to purchase a particular brand or product, advertisers often attempt to create implicit superstitious associations. Research shows that while these associations […]
February 13, 2017

Are you ‘Color Blind’? Implicit Racial Attitudes, Microaggressions, and the Mind

Color-blind racial attitudes are, in short, implicit and ambiguous forms of racial prejudice. And where, in most cases, explicit forms of institutional racism have become socially […]
February 8, 2017

Does Psychotherapy Affect the Brain?

Often, when thinking about what might cause changes in neurotransmitter levels of the brain, most might immediately think ‘Medication’. Naturally, since the chemical imbalance theory (theory […]