Looking Down to Feel Up: Earth-Based Spiritual Traditions

Earth-based spiritual traditions—Wicca, Paganism, etc.—are some of the oldest and most enduring spiritual traditions of humanity. Some of these traditions, particularly Wicca, have ancient roots, which span back for thousands of years. And even though these traditions are not directly related to psychology, there are—surprisingly—some intersections that remain worth exploring. Contrary to what most people […]

TCMC Fall 2015 Scranton, PA

Dr. Kuna partcipated in a panel discussion and presentation to incoming medical students at TCMC (The Commonwealth Medical College) on ways of coping (particularly non-pharmocological) with stress related to graduate-level education.

Why Depression is Hard to Understand

Although depression has been around since perhaps the beginning of human civilization, the disorder has only come into focus in recent decades. Like many other mental disorders—such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which used to be referred to as “shell shock”—depression has long been misunderstood, misdiagnosed, or unrecognized. The ancient Greeks first recorded depression, or […]

How Psychology Affects Your Life: Three Areas Where Psychology Influences Your Inner World

Psychology isn’t merely an academic discipline. It is, rather, the landscape of your inner world. All of the experiences an individual has—their feelings, thoughts, emotions, perceptions, and memories—are what psychology is all about. One question may arise: How does psychology affect your life? Here, we explore three broad areas where psychology influences your inner world. […]