psychology

April 24, 2017

The Strength of the Small Win: Motivation in Everyday Life

One subject that has been on my mind lately is motivation. Motivation is something that may often be taken for granted. When we have it, we […]
April 20, 2017

The Psychology of Super Heroes (Part 2): Does Iron Man have ADHD? and Other ‘Super’ Questions (and Answers), Revealed

The Psychology of Super Heroes (Part 2): “Does Iron Man have ADHD? How Much Does Captain America Confirm to Gender Norms? and Other ‘Super’ Questions (and […]
April 3, 2017

Conspiracy Theories: What Psychology Has to Say

Over the past year, there has been a lot of discussion about conspiracy theories in the mainstream media and elsewhere. The concept of “truth” in a […]
March 20, 2017

The Psychology of Money: How Mind and Money Interact

At a glance, psychology and finance appear to have almost nothing in common. Money, by its nature, is a social construction, quantitative, and seemingly resides “out […]
February 28, 2017

A Psychology Tour de Force: Learn More About Those Who Have Shaped the World of Psychology

The field of psychology has really grown up over the last hundred years or so. Historians of the field often note that psychology grew off of a branch […]
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 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 […]