May 21, 2019

What Predicts Post-Traumatic Growth?

When a traumatic event occurs, popular thinking tends to assume that the individual who experiences the traumatic event is, well, doomed to experience only negative feelings […]
May 16, 2019

Thinking About Your Future Self: How and How Far People Think About Themselves in the Future

It is common – and almost natural – for many people to project and think about their futures: What type of job will I have? Will […]
May 8, 2019

Buddhism’s Parallels with Western Psychology

For years, some individuals have pointed out the similarities between Buddhism and western psychology. Of course, no comparison is completely analogous, but because Buddhism places a […]
April 30, 2019

Body Words: How to Make Sense of Body Language

Body language is an important tool that can reflect what a person is thinking, their mood, and maybe – maybe – can predict what they might […]
April 24, 2019

Psychology and Criminality

In his 1980s classic book, “Inside the Criminal Mind,” author Stanton E. Samenow, Ph.D., explores the concept of a “criminal personality” and, in short, how offenders […]
April 17, 2019

‘Intelligence’ in the Animal Kingdom

Some of the most complex biological machinery is housed within the human head. It goes without saying that the brains of humans are, undoubtedly, complex, big, […]
April 10, 2019

The Psychology of Music: How Humans Hear, Perceive, and Detect the Nuances of Sound

In our increasing technological age, and emphasis, some argue, has been on our visual experiences rather than our auditory experience. “The dominance of the visual has […]
April 1, 2019

April 2019 is Alcohol Awareness Month

Although American culture doesn’t necessarily treat alcohol like a drug, it, in fact, is. And there are times when it may remain a good idea to […]
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 […]