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Wise Up: Study Aging

By Christina Pierpaoli on July 13, 2016 in Eng(aging)
In the 20th century, adult life expectancy has nearly doubled. Here’s why aging is a boon for psychology—and perhaps— for you.

14 Career Options for Psychology Majors

There are thousands of psychology-related jobs everywhere, but these are the most common positions companies look for.

Freshman Year Is Done and Over

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on May 03, 2016 in Head of the Class
First year college students—soon-to-be sophomores—are heading home for the summer. How can they use their summer wisely?

I’m Not “That Kind” of Psychologist

The term “psychologist” may be one of the most-often confused names of any profession. Here’s why. Along with some suggested alternatives.

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5 Psychological Tricks to Get Ahead in Job Interviews

Think the job interview is only about your skills and education? You may be surprised to learn some tricks to positively influence your chances of employment.

The Anti-Psychologists

By Stanton Peele on July 13, 2016 in Addiction in Society
Psychology has been engaged in a decades-long battle for its soul—is it really a field independent of brain psychology? I sometimes view myself one of psychology's last advocates.

The Scholar

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 07, 2016 in How To Do Life
A short, short story about change.

Small Changes in Teaching

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on July 05, 2016 in Head of the Class
You don't have to completely change the way you teach a course—small adjustments can pay large dividends for you and your students.

Standing Out in a Crowd by Marketing Yourself

How do you make sure that you stand out from everyone else? The answer often comes down to marketing.

Is There a Replication Crisis in Experimental Psychology?

Recent worries about the failure to replicate the findings of important studies in experimental psychology may well be unfounded.

Is Your Therapist a Narcissist?

By Donna Barstow on June 28, 2016 in Ink Blots Cartoons
Here's why doctors think they're all that.

Drug Shills Dispensing Pills

By Jean Kim M.D. on June 23, 2016 in Culture Shrink
As a psychiatrist-in-training and then a young attending in the 2000s, I saw the undue influence drug companies had over our academic field.
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Why Every Psychotherapist Needs to Understand Sociology

Psychology on its own presents too skewed of a perspective to truly understand the entirety of human behavior. It must be counterbalanced by other disciplines, such as sociology.

2 Reasons Growth Rate Numbers Can Mislead Us

Using incorrect measures & ignoring the base size can lead to wrong conclusions.

Have a Productive Summer Writing

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on June 14, 2016 in Head of the Class
Lots of people, particularly academics and students, want to use the lazy, hazy days of summer to be productive writers—but they don't know how to get started. Here are some tips.

Masters vs. Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Thinking of a career related to clinical psychology. If you plan to go to graduate school, you will need to decide whether to pursue a Masters or a Doctorate degree.

Donald Trump, the University, and Meanings of Fairness

Celebrities help me teach. Not deliberately, but their actions and words often help me make important points to my students. Now, it’s Donald Trump’s turn.

Dilemmas of Cash-Based Practice

There is a growing movement for primary-care doctors to avoid insurance and only accept cash. Psychiatrists have been there first. What lessons can we pass along?

An Alert for Psychology Majors

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on May 24, 2016 in Head of the Class
Given students concern about admission to grad school or gainful employment, is pursuing a minor a good idea?

9 Ways Volunteering Helps You Get Ahead

Volunteering in the community provides huge payback in terms of reaching your career goals.

Globalizing Positive Psychology

Instead of researching well-being through culturally skewed self-reporting tools, let's focus on how our brain chemicals (dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, endorphin) work in animals.

How Lucrative Is a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology?

Think you are on the road to financial nowhere because you majored in psychology? The most common career paths for those with a bachelor's in psychology may have you think again.

De-Mystifying the GRE: Part 3

Taking the GRE is not as simple as you may think.

Depressed Psychologists

A noble profession with few rewards

A Bright Future for Teaching: Views From the Heartland

Yeah, this is anecdotal evidence. But it’s enough to reinforce my optimism about the future of college teaching.

The Making of Practitioner - Scholars

By Career Crusaders on April 22, 2016 in Degrees of Success
The Career Crusaders talk to Argosy University.

Multiple Intelligence, Higher Education Reform, and Ethics

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 22, 2016 in How To Do Life
An interview with Howard Gardner about the theory of multiple intelligences.

De-Mystifying the GRE: Part 2

As you move closer to actually taking the GRE, be ready to put in a serious effort in your exam preparation.

The Importance of Kindness in Science

Buz Hunt showed the importance of kindness and thoughtfulness in science, and why some, perhaps more than others, might leave much more than a scientific legacy.

It's Student Psychology Conference Season

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on April 12, 2016 in Head of the Class
Many psychology students engage in high impact practices like course-based or independent research. They should share their efforts at a Student Research Conference (SRC).

De-Mystifying the GRE: Part I

If you are thinking about graduate school, the GRE is in your future. Here is a ton of information about the GRE so you will be better prepared to take it.

Clinical and Counseling Psych: Time to End the Distinction

The distinction between clinical and counseling psychology made sense historically, but it is now time to retire it and join around an identity of Health Service Psychology.

Forms of Address in Academia: Etiquette or Ethics?

How should students address their professors?

The Ideology of Social Psychology

Recent empirical research has shown that there are very few conservative social psychologists, and it has been suggested that this lack of diversity is harmful to the field.