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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 […]
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. […]