The Magic of Magic Mushrooms
Jan17

The Magic of Magic Mushrooms

  I learned more about my brain and its possibilities in the five hours after taking these mushrooms than I had in the preceding 15 years of studying and doing research in psychology. — Timothy Leary, Harvard Professor after first consuming “magic mushrooms” Although you may have no interest in trying them, it’s hard not to be intrigued by the effects of psychedelic drugs. From movies to television to really...

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Wintertime Psychology
Jan10

Wintertime Psychology

Brrrrrrrrrrrr! – Jake’s first words every morning in Ohio If you’re like approximately 90% of the population, winter is not your favorite season. The cold, the ice, the lack of festive holidays after December (no, Groundhog Day, you don’t count). In fact, for many people, the wintertime can bring on the blues–and I’m not just talking about the color of your toes. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is...

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Why Resolutions Fail
Jan03

Why Resolutions Fail

You can’t go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending. – James Sherman If you are the one in two Americans who made New Year’s resolutions for 2018, this post is for you. Although about 175 million Americans make resolutions every year, only about 10% are still pursuing them come February. So regardless if you’re trying to get a beach bod, kick a habit, or spend more time...

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Be the Advocate
Dec13

Be the Advocate

Great ideas alone don’t cause progress; it is the spreading of those ideas that does. — (Teeny & Petty, 2017) A couple years ago, I wrote a post about my Master’s Thesis; now, however, that work has been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed psychology journal. Cue the confetti, balloons, and dancing elephant! Since I started graduate school, I have wanted to study when and why people try to convince you of their...

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Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, Roy Moore, James Toback, Mark Halperin, Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer, Jeff Hoover, Jeffrey Tambor, John Lasseter, Glenn Thrush, Andrew Kreisberg…
Dec06

Harvey Weinstein, Charlie Rose, Roy Moore, James Toback, Mark Halperin, Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer, Jeff Hoover, Jeffrey Tambor, John Lasseter, Glenn Thrush, Andrew Kreisberg…

People talk about sexual assault like it’s a bad habit that men have. — Jon Stewart Hollywood has many problems, but the one headlining newspapers these days regards sexual harassment and sexual assault. From Harvey Weinstein to Kevin Spacey to even Louis CK, Hollywood is replete with these disgusting individuals. Heck, I could write my longest post yet by simply listing all their names. But it’s not just movie stars, we...

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