It matters that people have a way to use the latest findings in psychology beyond buying a pill for depression. It matters that people have a way of looking at their lives that lets them ask the big questions and determine how they want to live – and that this is supported by therapists and mental health professionals.

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Did he owe all his success to his love life?
It’s a headline guaranteed to make any romantic smile:  “Love, but not lust, inspires creativity.” That’s the conclusion of a new study reported in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.  In it, researchers asked 60 university students to imagine either casual sex with someone they were attracted to but...
Let’s admit it: we’ve all had some really bad impulses.  Shouting at a lecturer, running in traffic, stealing an inadvisable kiss … who hasn’t had a sudden, mad, urge to do the unthinkable?  It’s a basic fact of human life, and once again evolutionary psychology is claiming to have explained it. ...
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Meister Eckhardt, the 13th century mystic, once said “There is nothing so near God as silence.”  But he never had to deal with somebody text messaging in church. Technology has not only improved our ability to communicate with one another:  it’s allowed us to communicate at all times, wherever we are.  The result,...
To thine own self be true ...
Ask most poets who the biggest influences on them are, and you’ll usually get a list of other poets – Byron, Shelley, Keats, Frost, Whitman, Plath, or Ginsberg. But when Tom Greening tries to think of the most important influences on his poetry, the two names he comes up with are psychologists. “Rollo May was a big influence,...
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Of all the emotions, love is surely the most talked about – and the hardest to explain.  Unless you’re a neurologist, that is:  January saw several publications claiming that love was entirely explainable by neurochemical reactions.  “Love:  Neuroscience reveals all,” reads a headline in the journal...