Why Are Politics So Polarized? And, How Can We Be More Open-Minded?
Partisan Politics - Republican Elephant and Democratic Donkey CartoonPhoto Credit: DonkeyHotey
After the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, many Americans were surprised to learn that Scalia was a close friend of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Despite the fact that the two had... Read More...
Navigating the Dark Night of the Soul
February 26, 2016
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Navigating Dark Night of the SoulPhoto Credit: Jason Devaun
When someone is going through a particularly difficult time, we may say that he or she is having a “dark night of the soul.” During such a period, someone may be plunged into an emotional realm... Read More...
Go Ahead, Be a Nudge! An Exploration of Nudge Units and Theory
February 9, 2016
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Go ahead, be a nudge! Get up slow poke by Antony Grossy at FlickrPhoto Credit: Antony Grossy
What separates the doers from the non-doers? Internal motivation certainly plays a role, but so do external factors: that’s where the “Nudge Units” come in! Rooted in the work of... Read More...
Archetypes: What They Are and How They Help Us Grow
December 30, 2015
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Archetypes ExploredArtwork Credit: Janice Geller, MA, LPC
Generally speaking, archetypes relate to universal symbols, characters, or motifs that evoke deep meaning. Some examples of well-known archetypes include the Wise Old Man (think Yoda from Star Wars),... Read More...
Money and Happiness: An Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Dunn
If you want happiness...photo by Erno HanninkPhoto Credit: Erno Hannink
Imagine if your job was to think about, and study, what makes people happy. This job actually exists and it belongs to Dr. Elizabeth Dunn, an associate professor of psychology at the University of... Read More...
Word Medicine: Poetry Therapy with John Fox
Original Photo Credit: Kendra Luck
Some people may associate poetry with academia, musty books forgotten in the corner of the library, or with the Beat Generation. Because of this, poetry may feel somewhat elusive and obscure.... Read More...
20 Quotes in Memory of Dr. Wayne Dyer, Self-Help Psychologist
September 5, 2015
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Wayne Dyer Tribute: "You are in partnership with all other human beings, not a contest to be judged better than some and worse than others."Photo Credit: Marti W
He came from humble beginnings, raised in foster homes and an orphanage, and died a giant. On August 29, 2015, Wayne Dyer, PhD., prolific author and public speaker in the field of self-help... Read More...
Historical Trends Influencing the Integration of Religion into Psychotherapy
Photo Credit: Kim Pratt
Previously ignored or “treated,” religion is increasingly being discussed in psychotherapy, as therapists are recognizing the power of religion to contribute to healing, as well as to clients’... Read More...
Ecopsychology: The Study of Your Relationship to the Natural World
Forest EcoPsychologyPhoto Credit: Moyan Brenn
Ecopsychology is an emerging field that recognizes that you cannot have sanity without a sane relationship with your environment. Learn more about this relatively new and much-needed branch of... Read More...
Individualist or Collectivist? How Culture Influences Behavior
January 30, 2015
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Young people from diverse culture backgrounds looking happy and connectedPhoto Credit: Festival Ambulante
If someone asked you to finish the sentence, “I am ________”, what sorts of things would you include in your responses? Your personality traits? Your job title? Your relationships to others?... Read More...

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