Kenny Luck

October 19, 2016

Aggressive Driving and the Just World Belief: The Intersection of Psychology and Road Safety

The Just World Belief (JWB) is a psychological concept that asserts that people basically “get what they deserve and deserve what they get.” Years of research […]
October 15, 2016

Spirituality and Therapy: Guidelines for Effective Practice

Spirituality can be a difficult concept to define. It’s similar to the concept of time, we know what it means until we are asked to define it. […]
October 4, 2016

Exploring the Brain’s Architecture: Your Mind’s Hardware Explained

Prior to the invention of brain scanning technology such as the MRI machine, studying the brain was left to the speculations of philosophers. It wasn’t until […]
September 27, 2016

Beliefs about Intelligence Influence Academic Performance

As the school year kicks off, it may be worth taking a moment to ask yourself a simple question: Do believe intelligence is flexible or fixed? […]
September 22, 2016

Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder: Where did it go?

For many years, professional psychologists and lay people have used the term “passive-aggressive” to describe people, such as bosses, co-workers, and perhaps friends who demonstrate behaviors […]
September 13, 2016

The Political Mind: On the Psychology of the 2016 Presidential Election

At first glance, psychology and politics may not appear to have much in common, but look a little deeper, and one finds an interesting world of […]
August 23, 2016

Psychological Principles to Start the School Year off Strong

A new school year is quickly approaching, and as it does, many students may be facing a new learning environment with a series of new challenges. […]
August 16, 2016

Chaos in Counseling?

How an emerging scientific theory can shape counseling approaches and interventions “If a butterfly flaps it’s wings in Brazil, will it cause a hurricane in Texas?” […]
August 16, 2016

The Intersection of Trauma, Spirituality, and Mental Health

Spiritual practices—activities such as prayer, meditation—and their influence on a healthy mental life have been investigated by researchers for several decades, but, according to a study […]
August 2, 2016

Treatment Options for Those who Struggle with Insomnia

Insomnia is more than just not sleeping well. It remains a mental health disorder that is classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, and […]
July 13, 2016

Revisiting the Usefulness of ‘Projective Techniques’ in Therapy

As a psychological tool, Projective techniques have been in use for decades, and their usefulness has been championed by those such as Harold Pepinsky, who has been described as a […]
July 7, 2016

Mental Health Disorders: Stigma and Social Construction

For a long time, a social stigma persisted about a person’s mental health. Those who suffered from then-undiagnosed disorders such as depression, autism, ADHA, and bipolar […]