December 6, 2018

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3rd is designated as the “International Day of Persons with Disabilities.” Having a day designated to recognize individuals with disabilities remains important for several reasons. […]
November 27, 2018

“Outgroup” vs. “Ingroup”: A Brief Look at Immigration through Allport’s “Contact Hypothesis”

People have been immigrating to and from different places around the world since there have been people to inhabit the world. But, that said, the topic […]
November 22, 2018

The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories: What Are they? Who Believes Them? Any Why are They So Hard to Get Rid Of?

Conspiracy theories are having a kind of a moment right now. Although some conspiracy theories are decades old, the current political climate has given rise to […]
November 14, 2018

World Kindness Day

November 13th is “World Kindness Day”—a day dedicated to kindness, understanding, and tolerance. Since 1998, when the first World Kindness Day took place, advocates have encouraged […]
November 7, 2018

Does Being More Conscientious Impact Your Income, Employment?

Decades ago, research psychologists began to settle the question of personality. For a long time, different personality models competed for attention: Can you really narrow down […]
November 1, 2018

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Just Happened . . . Now What?

Domestic violence against women is, regrettably, a worldwide phenomenon which has not been abated in recent years . . . despite good faith policy-level attempts to […]
October 23, 2018

Celebrate ‘Red Ribbon Week’: Drug-Free America

October 23 – 31 has been designated “Drug-Free America,” or, “Red Ribbon Week.” In recent years, this has taken on a special significance, since the United […]
October 16, 2018

What to Know about ADD and ADHD

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the rates of diagnoses of attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) began to rise. Since then, more […]
October 12, 2018

Coping in the Face of Natural Disasters

This year’s hurricane season in the United States has be active: Last month, Hurricane Florence emerged from the Atlantic Ocean to unleash havoc on the Southeastern […]
October 3, 2018

Minors’ Ability to Give Informed Consent and Identifying Risks and Benefits of Talk Therapy

Ongoing discussion has been continuing for at least the past 30 years as to whether minors can give informed consent to therapy. And although this remains […]
September 25, 2018

Mental Health Professionals and Suicide Risk Among Clients

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and mental health professionals (MHPs) who work in fields such as counseling, psychology, social work—and other closely aligned professions—many, at […]
September 18, 2018

Creatives and Mental Illness

Although the idea of the “mad genius,” has become trite and is not necessarily true, the idea that creatives—artists, musicians, writers, etc.—have higher rates of mental […]