Psychology

The Benefits and Burden of Being an Empath
By Dr. Dawn Brown · 2 weeks ago
In general, empathy is a very positive trait. We want to be understood by the people around us and receiving empathy lets us know we’re being listened to. Empathizing with another’s pain can bring comfort. ...
Self-centeredness: Nigeria's major psychological issue
By Samaila Muhammad · 3 months ago
Self-centeredness is a surface trait associated with psychological disorders such as antisocial and narcissistic personality disorders. Self-centeredness is a trait that makes people ignore or forget the needs and conditions of others. A self-centered person ...
The Big Problem of Burnout for Mental Health Professionals
By Dr. Dawn Brown · 6 months ago
The COVID-19 pandemic brought many big challenges into our lives, from the obvious one of the threat to global health to the more peripheral problems that resulted. Living through 2020 and beyond has taken its ...
Out with the Old, and in with the New: A Step toward Eliminating Self Doubt and Demonstrating Self-Love
By Kristian Graves · 6 months ago
If I could teach my younger self anything, it would be that life is a marathon, not a race. We must be our only competition. We are not here to satisfy anyone except ourselves. We ...
Simple Complexity?
By Bruce Wilson · 7 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 · 8 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 · 9 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 ...
Getting Past Self Imposed Limitations and Limiting Beliefs
By Stephen Nalley · 9 months ago
One of the biggest obstacles that limit people from accomplishing their goals is their inability to push through adversity. For many people, this begins with Self-imposed limitations or Limiting Beliefs. The effects of both of ...
How Entrepreneurs Can Tell When It's Time to See a Psychiatrist
By Dr. Dawn Brown · 10 months ago
Far too often, the strong, independent entrepreneur puts aside their struggles, prioritizing the business and all their goals for it above their own selves. Mental health is health. When you’re sick, you go to a ...
The Self-Saboteur
By Bruce Wilson · 10 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 · 11 months 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 ...
Does Wisdom Increase with Age?
By Nurhashimah Binti Bahrain · 11 months ago
In biology, the correlation between knowledge and aging has a basis: as people grow older, the mind grows more, a direct by-product of only having to live longer and experience more things. Older people are ...
The quiet room
By Don Robbins · 11 months ago
Doc was an adventurous kid. He was mischievous and he liked the girls. The staff at the children’s home where he was a resident did not care for his midnight creeps over to the building ...
Positive Frustration
By Dr Bruce Wilson · 11 months 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 ...