Why relaxing is so much work.
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Jessica Koehler Ph.D.
Trusting our intuition isn't always the best choice, especially when it comes to explaining human behavior.
How naive realism influences our perception of everything.
Exploring the physiological, psychological, and cognitive effects of nature.
"Study the science of art; Study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else." —Leonardo Da Vinci
Is there a relationship between personality and the experience of awe?
Attachment: what it is and why it is essential from infancy through adolescence and beyond.
A look at awe: what it is and why it's important to experience in our daily lives.
Do cognitive distortions narrow our parental perceptions?
How can we drive our creative processes?
Can idleness ignite imagination?
Can you alter your perception to encourage creative thought?
What should learning look like to prepare our children for the future world? Should creativity be the sole focus?
What can parents do to encourage motivation in their children?
Thinking about the diagnosis of a psychological disorder as a dichotomy—that is, the presence or absence of disorder—seems logical. But is it accurate?
Imaginary companions in childhood: should parents be concerned or embrace the magical bubble?
Do you have a child that appears to overreact to seemingly small setbacks? Are small injustices met with extreme distress?
Why do we get trapped in a cycle of thought that makes us believe we are always right?
Do family vacations cause family stress?
What choice do you have if traditional school isn't the right fit for your child?
How does the nature of nurture influence personality development in children?
How can we combat being taken in by clickbait headlines and outlandish claims in the popular media?
Six simple strategies can help your children learn more effectively across all subjects.
Jessica Koehler has a Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Maryland, where her research focused on school-based prevention, collaborative school teams, and teacher efficacy.