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June 2, 2015

Living Happily, the Epictetus Way

Epictetus’ Strangely ‘Modern’ Psychology Although the field of psychology is more than a century old, its roots, arguably, can be traced back even further. Psychology, much like […]
May 27, 2015

Buddhist Parallels in Western Psychology

For several decades, psychologists in the western world have been turning eastward in an effort to better understand the psychological offerings of Buddhism. Buddhism, in short, contains a broad […]
May 18, 2015

The ‘Mad Genius’ Hypothesis: Probing into the Mental Health of Creatives

A long-standing idea persists: that in order to be exceptionally gifted in the arts, one must possess one or more mental health issues. This idea has […]
May 11, 2015

Words for Thought: How Language Influences Our Thinking (Or Doesn’t)

Many decades ago, two linguists, Edward Sapir and Benjamin Lee Whorf, formulated a radical new idea for its time: the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis, a controversial idea arguing that […]
May 6, 2015

School’s Almost Out: How Piaget Can Helps Us Become Lifelong Learners

With the 2014 – 2015 school year coming to a close and with warmer days increasing, the last thing on people’s mind is the classroom. That […]
April 28, 2015

My Psychologist, the Redeemer: A Look at Psychology in Popular Media

In recent decades, the popularity of psychology and psychotherapy has exploded: on television, in popular print magazines, online, and in movies. Often, the image of the […]
April 21, 2015

4 Key Questions (and answers) about Depression

Described as the “common cold” of mental illness, depression affects millions of Americans each year. For instance, in 2005 – 2006, according to the Centers for […]
April 13, 2015

Successful Psychosocial Profiles in Maintaining Weight Loss

With two-thirds of the United States population either overweight or obese, much attention has been paid to dieting and weight loss in recent years. So-called “miracle” […]
April 7, 2015

Moral Development: What the Experts are Saying

For more than two thousand years, psychologists and philosophers alike have been probing the question, “What does it mean to be moral?” It’s only been a […]
March 30, 2015

What Makes an Effective Therapist?

Many professionals may ask: What makes an effective therapist? Although no one answer to this question may emerge, there are, as it happens, approaches to therapeutic […]
March 24, 2015

Achieving Self-Actualization, the Maslow Way

Abraham Maslow remains a pivotal figure in contemporary psychology. Known for his “Hierarchy of Needs,” Maslow helped to distinguish himself and his ideas from the dominant […]
March 18, 2015

How to Live ‘Rationally’: Using CBT and REBT to Tackle Self-Defeating Thinking

What does it mean to “live rationally”? This question has been around for a long time. Since the time of Plato and Aristotle more than 2,000 […]