Whether it’s welcome or welcome back, below I’ve provided five blog posts (okay, I couldn’t help adding a sixth) that I believe capture the essence of this website.
With over 400 posts as of Fall 2019, the content on this site continues to grow and grow every Wednesday (or bleary-eyed Thursday morning). In which case, it can be hard to comb through all the content to get an idea for whether it would be worth the single, weekly email to subscribe.
Below, are six posts that give a feel for the website as a whole:
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Why Resolutions Fail: This site focuses on applying the knowledge of psychological research to improving everyday life, and this post exemplifies that. Through the light of New Year’s resolutions, this post discusses one of the central problems with why we fail at achieving our long-term goals–and how we can correct it.
The Price of Food: With my inherent interest in marketing, I often write posts to educate consumers (i.e., you) about marketing practices or basic consumer psychology. In this post, I discuss different “price images” that stores cultivate and how that can influence your shopping habits. Plus, I tell a couple fun marketing stories.
An Explanation of Happiness: Sometimes we can use the knowledge of psychology to improve our lives by simply better understanding our lives. In this post, I talk about a potentially new way to think about happiness that may help you better understand how to achieve it in your own life.
The Magic of Magic Mushrooms: Speaking of happiness… this site isn’t afraid to get its hands a little dirty by talking about potentially controversial topics. If it affects our psychology or everyday way of living, it’s fair game. In this post, I discuss some of the psychology behind one of humans’ favorite psychedelic drugs.
The Scarlet T: Although this is a public site, I will often connect the blog to occurrences in my own life. In fact, when trying to come up with a weekly topic, I often draw on what’s going on around me in the real world. Here, I talk about my own exploration of what therapy was like and some of the science behind it.
Defending What’s Right: Along with my own life, I often connect posts to current day affairs. In particular, I try to use this site to explain some of the psychology surrounding social injustices–what they are and what we can do about them. In this post, I examine the benefits of confronting prejudice for the person being confronted.