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 […]
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 […]