Do you ever wonder why when you’re interrupted in the middle of a task you can’t stop thinking about it? This is called The Zeigarnik Effect, and psychologists have recognized it for decades. Back in 1927, a Lithuanian psychologist named Bluma Zeigarnik spent a lot of time thinking about why—after a colleague noticed—“a waiter could […]
Public controversies in the United States are not new, but it seems that in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere around the country, public controversies have become the new norm these days. Some of these controversies are political, scientific, public, and policy based. Adding complexity, the general public often looks to professionals in various professions to weigh […]
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 […]
In an effort to improve the clinical skills of our therapits, we offer several trainings to our group throughout the year. While we enjoy each other’s company (and some good food!), the primary purpose of these gatherings is to provide additional training and insight so that we are better equipped to serve.
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.
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 […]
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. […]
With a new school year right around the corner, some students who are either psychology majors or students who are thinking about taking a psychology course for the first time may ask themselves: Which psychology courses are the best? Of course, the answer to the abovementioned question is highly subjective; however, that said, it may […]