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.” […]
January 2, 2019

Planning and Sticking to New Year’s Resolutions

It is customary this time of year for individuals to make New Year’s resolutions. Many of these goals may include to lose weight, save money, or […]
December 29, 2018

Gratitude for the Holidays

The holidays are upon us. And each year, many of us are bombarded with messages of consumerism and get tied up with worry about buying gifts […]
December 21, 2018

Obedience to Authority: Lessons in Psychology from the Milgram Experiment

The 1960s and 1970s appeared to be the high-water mark for social psychology. During that time, many famous experiments were conducted that we are still learning […]
December 13, 2018

Pathways to Artificial Intelligence: What Does Our Future Hold?

In recent years, talk of artificial intelligence (A.I.), its development, and how it will shape our future has intensified. Already, simple forms of A.I.—or, Artificial Narrow […]