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Illusion and Self-Identity
By Dr. Bruce Wilson · 2 weeks ago
Illusion and Self-Identity Bruce Wilson, PhD What is an illusion? When something is not what it seems to be, there is a good chance we are in the possible grip of an illusion. Why does ...
Guilt and Hindsight Bias
By Dr. Bruce Wilson · 1 day ago
Guilt and Hindsight Bias Bruce Wilson, PhD It is sometimes said that “hindsight is 20/20”, which implies it is really accurate. Perhaps, but maybe not! Daniel Kahneman describes the fallibility and bias of hindsight as ...
Implicit Bias
By Bruce Wilson · 2 weeks ago
Implicit Bias Bruce Wilson, PhD “A flawless delusion is more appealing to the human mind than a flawed reality.”- Abhijit Naskar What is implicit bias? Implicit bias is unconscious bias. This type of bias connects ...
A Set Mind or a Mindset?
By Bruce Wilson · 1 day ago
A Set Mind or a Mindset? Bruce Wilson, PhD “When you think you can or you think you can’t you’re right.” Henry Ford The Set Mind When we suggest the idea of a set mind, ...
Simple Complexity?
By Bruce Wilson · 8 months ago
Simple Complexity? Dr. Bruce Wilson “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.”- H.L.Mencken Why do we try to eliminate complexity by trying to make things simple? Could simple ...
The Pleasure Paradox
By Bruce Wilson · 9 months ago
The Pleasure Paradox Bruce Wilson, PhD “Pleasure is none if not diversified.”-John Donne Pleasure is not just confined to the self but also includes a regard to the pleasure of others. How do we seek ...
Performance Dissonance
By Bruce Wilson · 10 months ago
Performance Dissonance Bruce Wilson, PhD “The final wisdom of life requires not the annulment of incongruity but the achievement of serenity within and above it.”- Rienhold Nieburh Are you performing in your right mind? The ...
The Self-Saboteur
By Bruce Wilson · 11 months ago
“I am the greatest obstacle to my greatest dreams.”-Craig D. Lounsbrough Why do we stand in our own way? What possible payoffs could entice someone to repeatedly self-sabotage? Are there any identifiable precursors that could ...
Procrastinate Later
By Bruce Wilson · 1 year ago
Procrastinate Later Bruce Wilson, PhD “I’m a conundrum or an enigma, I forget which.”- James A. Owen What motivates us to be unmotivated? Why does one put the pro in procrastination? These questions have plagued ...
Positive Frustration
By Dr Bruce Wilson · 1 year ago
Positive Frustration Bruce Wilson, PhD “Frustration although quite painful at times is a very positive part of success.” -Bo Bennett The human experience comes with oodles of expectations. Expectations of people, things, and outcomes that ...
The Paradox of Self-Anger
By Dr. Bruce Wilson · 1 year ago
The Paradox of Self-Anger Bruce Wilson, PhD We usually associate anger with an intolerance of others. But what if the intolerance is toward one’s self. The familiar pathway for anger tends to be an attempt ...
Attraction Meets Distraction
By Dr. Bruce Wilson · 1 year ago
Attraction Meets Distraction Bruce Wilson, PhD An interesting phenomenon is happening in the area of addiction. Distraction is becoming an addiction. We are becoming attracted to being distracted like never before in our history. There ...
Unmindfulness
By Dr. Bruce Wilson · 1 year ago
Unmindfulness Bruce Wilson, PhD “There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.” William Shakespeare Have you ever felt hopelessly stuck in your head? How are you affected when you are immersed ...
Smartphone Acquiescence Versus Annoyance
By Dr. Bruce Wilson · 1 year ago
Smartphone Acquiescence Versus Annoyance Bruce Wilson, PhD Since the advent of the smartphone in 1994, social interaction has been gradually transforming. Social interaction, at one time, was about face-to-face contact between dyads or groups. Over ...
Seeking Psychodiversity
By Bruce Wilson · 1 year ago
Seeking Psychodiversity Bruce Wilson, PhD Has self-contemplation, or navel-gazing to some, reached a point of diminishing returns? Psychologists have impressed upon the individual for years that we need to become more self-aware. Mindfulness, the penultimate ...
Genius or Psychosis
By Dr. Bruce Wilson · 1 year ago
Genius or Psychosis Bruce Wilson, PhD Our minds are a potential gateway to a plethora of creativity, innovation, and invention. Creative thought has always been purveyed as the ability to see something in a way ...
Some Thoughts About Thinking
By Dr. Bruce Wilson · 1 year ago
Some Thoughts About Thinking Bruce Wilson, PhD “A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.” - Thomas Paine The way we think is in transition. This ...
The Psychodiversity of Cults
By Bruce Wilson · 1 year ago
The Psychodiversity of Cults Bruce Wilson, PhD On the most basic level, communication is comprised of sending a message and receiving a message, which are not necessarily congruent. After watching Cults Explained on Netflix, I ...