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October 20, 2015

Can a Good Person Turn Bad?

In the discipline of social psychology, there is probably not a bigger, more influential name than Phillip Zimbardo. Zimbardo (who actually attended James Monroe High School in […]
October 14, 2015

Highlighting the Positive: A Tour though “Positive Psychology”

From its inception, the field of psychology and almost all of its practitioners have focused on mental pathologies—that is, an individual’s psychological problems. For decades, many […]
October 6, 2015

How Reliable Are Your Memories? The Problem of False Memories

How Reliable Are Your Memories? The Problem of False Memories We often think of our memories as fixed: memories remain concrete and unchanging, at least that’s […]
September 28, 2015

When (and when not to) Listen to Authority: Lessons from Milgram

When (and when not to) Listen to Authority: Lessons from Milgram Most of us acknowledge the role of legitimate authority and authority figures. Society, put simply, […]
September 20, 2015

Following the Leader: What Would Psychology Say about the Primary Presidential Elections?

Following the Leader: What Would Psychology Say about the Primary Presidential Elections? Since mid-summer, Americans have been treated with a seemingly endless onslaught of political mudslinging […]
September 16, 2015

5 Pitfalls to Avoid in Decision Making

We are constantly making decisions, thousands per day by some counts. These decisions can be as small as deciding what kind of clothes to wear to […]
September 8, 2015

Adult Children of Alcoholics

My father is an alcoholic. Although I could acknowledge this now, it was something my sister and I were not allowed to discuss it when we […]
September 1, 2015

The Psychology of Superheroes

Superman. Batman. Spider-man. Iron Man. The Hulk. Captain America. You know the names. But what you may now know is that in comics and on the […]
August 24, 2015

An Evolutionary Approach to Human Mating Strategies

Human Mating Strategies Many individuals tend to think of dating and relationships as an “anything goes,” dog-eat-dog enterprise. Yet you may be surprised to learn that human […]
August 18, 2015

Unleashing your own Self-Transcendence

Do you believe you can become better than you are? If so, then you may want to want to pick up a copy of the writings […]
August 10, 2015

Intelligence in Plants?

Let’s be clear: Without plants, we simply would not exist. Plants convert the sun’s light into energy we used every day when we consume food. Even […]
August 5, 2015

How to Handle Difficult Conversations

References: Bowdon, T. (2007). 50 psychology classics who we are, how we think, what we do: Insight and inspiration from 50 key books. London: Nicholas Brealey […]