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January 2, 2017

How to Talk to Someone About His or Her Annoying Habits

People do so many annoying things. They chew their food too loud, leave the toilet seat-up, bite their nails, and sometimes don’t listen to you when […]
December 19, 2016

Leaving Behind the Familiar and Overcoming Fear of the Unknown

Leaving the familiar behind in order to pursue the unknown is terrifying. That may be one reason why people stay in situations they’re unhappy in. But […]
December 7, 2016

Rethinking Solitude: The Positive Side of Isolation

For many of us, the word “solitude” may conjure up feelings of anxiety and fear. In fact, being alone tends to only work well in a […]
November 22, 2016

Being Thankful (and Mindful) this Thanksgiving

Mindfulness is a technique that has developed out of eastern philosophic traditions such as Zen Buddhism. The idea has been around for a long time, but, […]
November 21, 2016

As Clocks Turn Back, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Turns Up: Understanding SAD

Earlier this week, autumn Daylight Savings Time begun, and although most of us gained an extra hour to sleep in this past weekend, the reduced exposure to natural […]
November 1, 2016

Failure is an Option: The Benefits of “Small Losses”

We live in a culture where success is highly prized and failing isn’t. From our childhood years well into adulthood, we are often taught that failing—in […]
October 28, 2016

The Psychology of Paranormal Beliefs

With Halloween right around the corner, spirits, ghost, and other spirits of the dead may be on the mind. As a child, Halloween was always my […]
October 19, 2016

Aggressive Driving and the Just World Belief: The Intersection of Psychology and Road Safety

The Just World Belief (JWB) is a psychological concept that asserts that people basically “get what they deserve and deserve what they get.” Years of research […]
October 15, 2016

Spirituality and Therapy: Guidelines for Effective Practice

Spirituality can be a difficult concept to define. It’s similar to the concept of time, we know what it means until we are asked to define it. […]
October 4, 2016

Exploring the Brain’s Architecture: Your Mind’s Hardware Explained

Prior to the invention of brain scanning technology such as the MRI machine, studying the brain was left to the speculations of philosophers. It wasn’t until […]
September 27, 2016

Beliefs about Intelligence Influence Academic Performance

As the school year kicks off, it may be worth taking a moment to ask yourself a simple question: Do believe intelligence is flexible or fixed? […]
September 22, 2016

Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder: Where did it go?

For many years, professional psychologists and lay people have used the term “passive-aggressive” to describe people, such as bosses, co-workers, and perhaps friends who demonstrate behaviors […]