Kenny Luck

March 27, 2019

“The Boundaries of Practice”: The Goldwater Rule

Since the election of President Donald J. Trump in 2016, a renewed debate of sorts has emerged – or re-emerged – about the practice of clinical […]
March 19, 2019

No Guilt: What Makes Someone a Sociopath?

Imagine: You move through your life without any feelings of guilt. This may seem unlikely because almost all people have some feelings or remorse, regret, or […]
March 11, 2019

Celebrating Brain Awareness Week March 11 – 17, 2019

The human brain is, put simply, an amazing piece of biological hardware. Described by author Anil Seth as, “. . . [t]he most complex entity that […]
March 5, 2019

Incompetence and Success: Exploring the Dunning-Kruguer Effect

Why do people who are generally unskilled at a task “hold overly favorable views of their abilities”? For those who do, this phenomenon is called the […]
February 27, 2019

Identifying Distorted Thinking: How Our Thoughts Could Turn Against Us

For a long time, I didn’t think that thoughts had any real significance. “Thoughts don’t affect the real world,” I used to think. But, boy, was […]
February 18, 2019

Ericsson’s ‘Deliberate Practice;” or, How to become Great at *Almost* Anything

Is greatness innate, or can it be learned? This is one of the questions that has been haunting psychology for decades, and although its been met […]
February 15, 2019

Trauma-Related Training and Mental Health Professionals

It is estimated that between 51% to 84% of adults in the general population have been exposed to some type of traumatic event, according to a […]
February 5, 2019

Depression and Antidepressants: What to Know

Humans have been taking psychoactive substances since the dawn of civilization. The ancient Egyptians, for example, according to author David J. Triggle, Ph.D., have been found […]
January 30, 2019

Sleep: What is It? We Do We Need It? And How Can We Get More?

There is a lot of mystery about sleep. For example, researchers are still not sure how or why humans began to sleep, but some speculate that […]
January 22, 2019

How Emotionally Intelligent Are you?

Many of us are aware of the concept of “intelligence.” And although the concept has been around for more than 100 years, even some experts do […]
January 15, 2019

Music Therapy for Substance Abuse Disorders? What the Science Has to Say (So far)

Substance abuse disorders are a serious problem in the United States. According to recent estimates, “12-months prevalence rates for addictions in 2014 were 3.0% for alcohol […]
January 8, 2019

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Mental Health Professionals

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) “is a subtype of major depression, characterized by a recurrent pattern in which depressive episodes start in fall/winter and remit in spring.” […]