psychology

September 4, 2017

When We Worry about Unfinished Business : The Zeigarnik Effect

Do you ever wonder why when you’re interrupted in the middle of a task you can’t stop thinking about it? This is called The Zeigarnik Effect, […]
August 28, 2017

Taking a Stance: When Is It Ethical for Psychologists to Weigh In on Controversial Issues?

Public controversies in the United States are not new, but it seems that in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere around the country, public controversies have become the […]
August 23, 2017

Looking Down to Feel Up: Earth-Based Spiritual Traditions

Earth-based spiritual traditions—Wicca, Paganism, etc.—are some of the oldest and most enduring spiritual traditions of humanity. Some of these traditions, particularly Wicca, have ancient roots, which […]
August 11, 2017

How Psychology Affects Your Life: Three Areas Where Psychology Influences Your Inner World

Psychology isn’t merely an academic discipline. It is, rather, the landscape of your inner world. All of the experiences an individual has—their feelings, thoughts, emotions, perceptions, […]
August 3, 2017

Which Psychology Courses Are the Best? A Roadmap through the School Year

With a new school year right around the corner, some students who are either psychology majors or students who are thinking about taking a psychology course […]
July 26, 2017

Substance Use Disorders: What to Know

Substance use disorders describe a specific set of disorders—including the abuse of alcohol, opioids, sedatives, hypnotics, and anxiolytics—which impair the individual in some way. According to […]
July 19, 2017

Comparative Psychology: What Do Humans and Animals Have in Common?

To ask—“What do humans and animals have in common on a psychological level?”—remains open to debate, controversy, and opens up decades of research in psychology and […]
July 11, 2017

Six Types of Love

The idea of love and the feelings it generates has been the subject of art, literature, philosophy, and psychological research for decades. True, some may argue […]
June 28, 2017

Psychology of Groups: Productive or Obstructive?

At times—mostly within the context of a classroom—I shrug my shoulders and roll my eyes at the suggestion from a teacher or professor that it’s now […]
June 13, 2017

Finding Strength in Tough Times: A Look at Grit and Resilience

There are many times in life when we may be called upon to rise above adverse circumstances, to overcome challenges, or to keep moving forward—even if […]
May 31, 2017

Selfies, Narcissism, and Psychology: Science Weighs In

Over the last decade, the rise of social media has been fast and complete. There have been many positive aspects about the role of social media, […]
May 8, 2017

Aaron Beck and Cognitive Therapy: An Evidenced-Based Approach to Depression

Born in 1921 in Providence, Rhode Island, Aaron Beck would go on to develop one of the most effective approaches to treating depression. Depression is a mental health […]