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September 13, 2016

The Political Mind: On the Psychology of the 2016 Presidential Election

At first glance, psychology and politics may not appear to have much in common, but look a little deeper, and one finds an interesting world of […]
August 23, 2016

Psychological Principles to Start the School Year off Strong

A new school year is quickly approaching, and as it does, many students may be facing a new learning environment with a series of new challenges. […]
August 16, 2016

Chaos in Counseling?

How an emerging scientific theory can shape counseling approaches and interventions “If a butterfly flaps it’s wings in Brazil, will it cause a hurricane in Texas?” […]
August 16, 2016

The Intersection of Trauma, Spirituality, and Mental Health

Spiritual practices—activities such as prayer, meditation—and their influence on a healthy mental life have been investigated by researchers for several decades, but, according to a study […]
August 2, 2016

Treatment Options for Those who Struggle with Insomnia

Insomnia is more than just not sleeping well. It remains a mental health disorder that is classified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, and […]
July 13, 2016

Revisiting the Usefulness of ‘Projective Techniques’ in Therapy

As a psychological tool, Projective techniques have been in use for decades, and their usefulness has been championed by those such as Harold Pepinsky, who has been described as a […]
July 7, 2016

Mental Health Disorders: Stigma and Social Construction

For a long time, a social stigma persisted about a person’s mental health. Those who suffered from then-undiagnosed disorders such as depression, autism, ADHA, and bipolar […]
June 24, 2016

When Therapy Goes to the Dogs

An emerging form of therapy for children (particularly those with autism spectrum disorder) is the use of animals, particularly dogs. In recent years, therapy dogs have […]
June 18, 2016

Mass Violence in America: The Scope-Severity Paradox and the Psychology of ‘More is Less’

In the wake of the mass killing that took place in Orlando, Florida, last week, questions regarding gun laws in America, LGTB rights, and other related questions […]
June 7, 2016

Study: Mindfulness Meditation May Help Veterans Cope with PTSD

Veterans dealing with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may have an alternative option for their healing process. According to a study published earlier this year in Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, […]
May 16, 2016

Man-made Minds? Are We on the Edge of Artificial Intelligence?

Ideas about creating artificial intelligence (AI) came into prominence not long after the creation of the first computers in the 1950s and 1960s. Back then, when scientists and […]
May 10, 2016

Child-Centered Play Therapy: A Viable Intervention?

In a recent article, “Patient Consultation in Child-Centered Play Therapy: A Model for Research and Practice,” published in 2015, researchers investigate and expand upon a type […]