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August 6, 2019

A Brief Tour of Your Memory: What is It, How it Works, and Why It Makes You Who You Are

The human brain is quite a thing. Some have described it as the most complicate piece of biology in the universe (that we know of so […]
August 1, 2019

An Overactive Imagination? A Look at Fantasy Proneness

Since at least the 1980s, research psychologists have recognized a concepted—“fantasy proneness’’—which is a trait where individuals tend to get lost within their own imaginations, to […]
July 23, 2019

The Psychology of Conspiracies: What Does Science Have to Say? 50 Years After Apollo, Conspiracy Theories Flourish Online about the ‘Fake’ Moon Landings

Last week, the United State celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo moon landings, which first took place in 1969. Although this remains a seminal and […]
July 16, 2019

Treatment Options and Treatment Barriers for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is one of the most prevalent mental health disorders in the United States. According to a recent study published in the journal […]
July 9, 2019

“The Sanity of Madness”: When It’s OK to Let Go

Family and work obligations demand a lot from us. Not only are we required to be perfectly competent, productive, and sane all of our waking lives, […]
July 2, 2019

How Visual Illusion Creates Meaning: What is Gestalt Psychology?

Have you ever sat on the passage side of a moving car, looked out the window, and wondered by distant objects seemed stationary but objects nearer […]
June 27, 2019

The Bonds that Hold Us Together: A Tour of Social Psychology

Broadly speaking, psychology isn’t just one “thing”; there are many disciplines and subdisciplines that fall under the umbrella of psychology. Developmental psychology, gestalt psychology, and personality […]
June 19, 2019

Benefits of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

One therapy that has emerged in recent years has been “mindfulness-based cognitive therapy” (MBCT), which aims to combine the key elements of mindfulness practice and cognitive […]
June 12, 2019

Life After the Storm: Post-Traumatic Growth, Pt. 2

In the wake of natural disasters, war, or any other traumatic experience, often times individuals will focus on the net loss of those experiences; in other […]
June 3, 2019

What Are the Elements of Wellbeing?

What is wellbeing, and how to you find it? The concept of wellbeing remains difficult to understand. Most individuals, when asked, intuitively have some idea of […]
May 30, 2019

Earth-Based Spirituality: Where Nature and Spirituality Meet

As spring begins to transition into summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the time may be right to pause and reflect about nature and what it can […]
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 […]