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 […]
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 […]