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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 […]
July 29, 2015

Female and Male Brains: What Does Science have to Say?

Throughout human history, a widespread belief has been that differences exist between the sexes. In the mid-twentieth century, however, various political and social movements sought to […]
July 21, 2015

Lateral Thinking: An Approach to Creativity

Achieving Insight through ‘Lateral Thinking’ When a person thinks of “lateral thinking,” one name may come to mind: Edward de Bono. In the 1960s, in the era […]
July 14, 2015

The Psychology of Mass Movements

In 1951, a virtually unknown dock laborer in San Francisco published a book that would have a wide-ranging impact in psychology, politics and philosophy. That book […]
July 6, 2015

4 Simple Steps to Improved Social Skills

Developing Good ‘People Skills’ Whether dealing with co-workers, family members, friends or any other conceivable group of people, communicating well—or, having strong “people skills”—does seem to […]
June 30, 2015

Boosting Your Self-Esteem

The concept of self-esteem remains cloudy: some individuals seem not to have enough while others have so much that it may resemble something more like narcissism. […]
June 23, 2015

A Tour of Multiple Intelligences

For many years, researchers and others have used the standard IQ (intelligence quotient) test to measure an individual’s intelligence and the likelihood that they will succeed […]
June 17, 2015

Tackling Depression and ‘The Approval Addiction’

David D. Burns, M.D., first published “Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy” in 1980. Since then, the book has gone on to sell millions of copies […]
June 10, 2015

Making Marriage Work

Many have asked the oft-cited question: What makes a good marriage? And for many couples, answers to this question do not come easily. With the aim […]
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 […]