Media

June 28, 2017

Psychology of Groups: Productive or Obstructive?

At times—mostly within the context of a classroom—I shrug my shoulders and roll my eyes at the suggestion from a teacher or professor that it’s now […]
June 20, 2017

Understanding Panics and Phobias: What is there to fear?

As children, we tend to be fearful of almost everything. Different sensations, sounds, strangers, fear of abandonment, manmade and natural objects can all induce panics or […]
June 13, 2017

Finding Strength in Tough Times: A Look at Grit and Resilience

There are many times in life when we may be called upon to rise above adverse circumstances, to overcome challenges, or to keep moving forward—even if […]
June 8, 2017

Personal Peace through Frugality? Why Less May Be More

In his recent book, “The Wisdom of Frugality,” author Emerys Westacott explores the history of philosophers and their motivations for living a simpler, more frugal lifestyle. […]
May 31, 2017

Selfies, Narcissism, and Psychology: Science Weighs In

Over the last decade, the rise of social media has been fast and complete. There have been many positive aspects about the role of social media, […]
May 22, 2017

Tackling Sleep Problems

Many Americans suffer from lack of sleep, broken sleep or other sleep related issues. Technology and our 24/7 world has, as it turns out, may contribute […]
May 8, 2017

Aaron Beck and Cognitive Therapy: An Evidenced-Based Approach to Depression

Born in 1921 in Providence, Rhode Island, Aaron Beck would go on to develop one of the most effective approaches to treating depression. Depression is a mental health […]
May 1, 2017

The Games People Play

Whether in interpersonal, romantic relationships, business transactions, or friendly interactions, often times people—like it or not—“play games.” Although this does not come as a surprise, the […]
April 24, 2017

The Strength of the Small Win: Motivation in Everyday Life

One subject that has been on my mind lately is motivation. Motivation is something that may often be taken for granted. When we have it, we […]
April 20, 2017

The Psychology of Super Heroes (Part 2): Does Iron Man have ADHD? and Other ‘Super’ Questions (and Answers), Revealed

The Psychology of Super Heroes (Part 2): “Does Iron Man have ADHD? How Much Does Captain America Confirm to Gender Norms? and Other ‘Super’ Questions (and […]
April 11, 2017

Defining Wellbeing and Explaining How We Can Achieve It

Many of us want to obtain wellbeing. But how? What exactly is wellbeing? And why does overall wellbeing seem so elusive? Wellbeing, as it turns out, […]
April 3, 2017

Conspiracy Theories: What Psychology Has to Say

Over the past year, there has been a lot of discussion about conspiracy theories in the mainstream media and elsewhere. The concept of “truth” in a […]