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July 21, 2015

Lateral Thinking: An Approach to Creativity

Achieving Insight through ‘Lateral Thinking’ When a person thinks of “lateral thinking,” one name may come to mind: Edward de Bono. In the 1960s, in the era […]
July 14, 2015

The Psychology of Mass Movements

In 1951, a virtually unknown dock laborer in San Francisco published a book that would have a wide-ranging impact in psychology, politics and philosophy. That book […]
July 6, 2015

4 Simple Steps to Improved Social Skills

Developing Good ‘People Skills’ Whether dealing with co-workers, family members, friends or any other conceivable group of people, communicating well—or, having strong “people skills”—does seem to […]
June 30, 2015

Boosting Your Self-Esteem

The concept of self-esteem remains cloudy: some individuals seem not to have enough while others have so much that it may resemble something more like narcissism. […]
June 23, 2015

A Tour of Multiple Intelligences

For many years, researchers and others have used the standard IQ (intelligence quotient) test to measure an individual’s intelligence and the likelihood that they will succeed […]
June 17, 2015

Tackling Depression and ‘The Approval Addiction’

David D. Burns, M.D., first published “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy” in 1980. Since then, the book has gone on to sell millions of copies […]
June 10, 2015

Making Marriage Work

Many have asked the oft-cited question: What makes a good marriage? And for many couples, answers to this question do not come easily. With the aim […]
June 2, 2015

Living Happily, the Epictetus Way

Epictetus’ Strangely ‘Modern’ Psychology Although the field of psychology is more than a century old, its roots, arguably, can be traced back even further. Psychology, much like […]
May 27, 2015

Buddhist Parallels in Western Psychology

For several decades, psychologists in the western world have been turning eastward in an effort to better understand the psychological offerings of Buddhism. Buddhism, in short, contains a broad […]
May 18, 2015

The ‘Mad Genius’ Hypothesis: Probing into the Mental Health of Creatives

A long-standing idea persists: that in order to be exceptionally gifted in the arts, one must possess one or more mental health issues. This idea has […]
May 11, 2015

Words for Thought: How Language Influences Our Thinking (Or Doesn’t)

Many decades ago, two linguists, Edward Sapir and Benjamin Lee Whorf, formulated a radical new idea for its time: the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis, a controversial idea arguing that […]
May 6, 2015

School’s Almost Out: How Piaget Can Helps Us Become Lifelong Learners

With the 2014 – 2015 school year coming to a close and with warmer days increasing, the last thing on people’s mind is the classroom. That […]