psychology

September 1, 2015

The Psychology of Superheroes

Superman. Batman. Spider-man. Iron Man. The Hulk. Captain America. You know the names. But what you may now know is that in comics and on the […]
August 18, 2015

Unleashing your own Self-Transcendence

Do you believe you can become better than you are? If so, then you may want to want to pick up a copy of the writings […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
May 18, 2015

The ‘Mad Genius’ Hypothesis: Probing into the Mental Health of Creatives

A long-standing idea persists: that in order to be exceptionally gifted in the arts, one must possess one or more mental health issues. This idea has […]
May 11, 2015

Words for Thought: How Language Influences Our Thinking (Or Doesn’t)

Many decades ago, two linguists, Edward Sapir and Benjamin Lee Whorf, formulated a radical new idea for its time: the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis, a controversial idea arguing that […]