Values are what bring distinction to your life. You don't find them, you choose them. And when you do, you're on the path to fulfillment.
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Gregg Henriques Ph.D.
President Trump operates on a very basic self-serving algorithm that legitimizes his power and greatness.
We all need to be clear about the two primary meanings of the word racism.
A big picture view for life's big questions.
What makes us unique creatures? We outline a clear picture of the transition from primates to persons.
Psychology currently lacks a system of language and concepts that is shared by all psychologists. A system has been proposed to move psychology to a more unified state.
This final post in a series offers some reflections on what Jordan Peterson means for our times and our future.
This blog, Part IV of V, explores the events that catapulted Jordan Peterson into our cultural consciousness.
Part III in a series, this blog briefly explores Jordan Peterson's philosophy and approach to psychology.
This blog summarizes our political polarization and why Peterson rails against the postmodern radical left.
This is Part I in a five part blog series on Jordan Peterson and our cultural identity.
In a manner very similar to the Justification Hypothesis, a new book on human reason argues that its primary function is justification.
We could do everyone a favor if we accept rather than police the term.
Directing the largest randomized controlled clinical trial on record for individuals who recently made a suicide attempt taught me key lessons.
A conversation with my daughter reveals why I am passionate about the big picture work in knowledge my colleagues and I are doing.
Authenticity, adventurousness, and other themes of optimal sexual experiences uncovered via interviews with experts.
We can divide the human mind into four domains of informational interface: 1) neuronal; 2) behavioral; 3) experiential; and 4) linguistic.
In this time of "alternative facts" and hyper-polarized politics, we need to return to our commitment to the truth.
A critique of the PTSD Treatment Guidelines and some recommendations for moving forward.
The APA is once again involved in a debate about treatment guidelines, this time for PTSD.
Values clarification is an important part of life. This blog describes an activity that therapist and group leaders can use to guide individuals to get clear about their values.
Negative reactions to negative feelings create vicious neurotic cycles. Here's how to shift your inner attitude toward a healthier place.
The key to understanding neurotic conditions is that people have negative reactions to their negative feelings.
There is always a potential tension between seeking justice and emphasizing a victim narrative.
The issues of diagnosing President Trump are complicated, in part because there is no consensus on what constitutes a mental disorder to begin with.
The 21st century needs to see a return to big ideas about knowledge.
Depression is a state of behavioral shutdown. Here is a description of 23 common ways that folks get shut down.
We need to face fully the divide in this country and use the principles of family therapy to move in a new and more productive direction.
We should dispense with the myth that sexual aggression is only about power.
Since the American Psychological Association released a retrospective on the past 125 years in the field, right now is a great time to look toward the future.
A letter writer asks for advice on dealing with painful, dark emotions.
Gregg Henriques, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at James Madison University.