December 10, 2020

The Art of Not Caring: When Deciding What Matters and What Doesn’t, Sometimes It’s Better to “Not Try”

OK . . . So, the title of this article may sound a little strange. I mean, who doesn’t want to not try at something? But […]
December 7, 2020

America’s Opioid Problem . . . Continued.

It’s hard to say exactly when America’s opioid epidemic began. Some argue it was in 1996 – the year Purdue Pharma released OxyContin; a powerful pharmaceutical […]
November 28, 2020

The Online Disinhibition Effect: How People Behave Online is Different from How They Behave in the Real World

How people behave and what they do online is different from how they behave and what they do in the real world. This should come as […]
November 14, 2020

How We Learn: When It Comes to Acquiring a New Skill, Look at a Russian Psychologist’s ‘Zone of Proximal Development’

Learning, as it is often said, is a life-long endeavor. Whether a person has finished formal schooling – college, graduate school, or even completing high school […]
November 3, 2020

The Political Mind

With the 2020 Presidential Election here, politics and political ads have seemed to be everywhere. And regardless of which candidate takes the presidential prize this week, […]
October 31, 2020

A Brief History of Halloween

What many of us know today as a fun, spooky holiday has roots deep in Europe’s agricultural past. Halloween has a long, storied past, and the […]
October 25, 2020

The Benefits of Being Outside Although the Northern Hemisphere is now deep into October and the COVID-19 pandemic is still ranging across the globe, one simple, […]
October 15, 2020

Verbal Abuse

Verbal abuse – whether taking place in the context of a romantic relationship, on the job, or from friends or family members – can be devastating […]
October 9, 2020

Paranoid Personalities

In his book, “Dangerous Personalities,” FBI Profiler Joe Navarro details four types of personalities that he deems “dangerous”: the narcissistic personality, the emotionally unstable personality, the […]
October 2, 2020

The Narcissistic Personality The term “narcissist” tends to get thrown around a lot these days. But maybe rightfully so . . . our lives tend to […]
September 22, 2020

The Autumn Equinox is Here: So What Does that Mean?

This week on September 21, the Northern Hemisphere will officially enter into autumn. The long, warm bright days of summer are now behind us, as we […]
September 18, 2020

The Psychology of Criminality: One Criminologist’s View

For decades – perhaps even for a few centuries – the question of “How does a person become a criminal?” has been asked. Is it nature […]