September 27, 2016

Beliefs about Intelligence Influence Academic Performance

As the school year kicks off, it may be worth taking a moment to ask yourself a simple question: Do believe intelligence is flexible or fixed? […]
September 22, 2016

Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder: Where did it go?

For many years, professional psychologists and lay people have used the term “passive-aggressive” to describe people, such as bosses, co-workers, and perhaps friends who demonstrate behaviors […]
September 13, 2016

The Political Mind: On the Psychology of the 2016 Presidential Election

At first glance, psychology and politics may not appear to have much in common, but look a little deeper, and one finds an interesting world of […]
August 23, 2016

Psychological Principles to Start the School Year off Strong

A new school year is quickly approaching, and as it does, many students may be facing a new learning environment with a series of new challenges. […]
August 16, 2016

Chaos in Counseling?

How an emerging scientific theory can shape counseling approaches and interventions “If a butterfly flaps it’s wings in Brazil, will it cause a hurricane in Texas?” […]
May 16, 2016

Man-made Minds? Are We on the Edge of Artificial Intelligence?

Ideas about creating artificial intelligence (AI) came into prominence not long after the creation of the first computers in the 1950s and 1960s. Back then, when scientists and […]
March 26, 2016

What’s Lacking in the Conversation on the 2016 Election : A Psychological Perspective

‘Tolerance of Ambiguity’ and ‘Locus of Control’ as Predictors of Political Orientation: What’s Lacking in the Conversation about the 2016 Election Often, when engaging in political […]
January 31, 2016

Exploring Personality: What makes you, you

Exploring Personality Types For more than 2000 years, philosophers and psychologists have been interested in individual personalities, how they form, and what makes one person different […]
October 30, 2015

Want to Attain Perfection? Practice: Exploring Ericsson’s 10,000-Hour Rule

Biological determinists argue that what you are born with is what you get. Sure, genetics don’t determine everything about your nature, but there is basically no escaping […]
September 20, 2015

Following the Leader: What Would Psychology Say about the Primary Presidential Elections?

Following the Leader: What Would Psychology Say about the Primary Presidential Elections? Since mid-summer, Americans have been treated with a seemingly endless onslaught of political mudslinging […]
September 16, 2015

5 Pitfalls to Avoid in Decision Making

We are constantly making decisions, thousands per day by some counts. These decisions can be as small as deciding what kind of clothes to wear to […]
September 8, 2015

Adult Children of Alcoholics

My father is an alcoholic. Although I could acknowledge this now, it was something my sister and I were not allowed to discuss it when we […]