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What Are the Essential Qualities of Effective Therapists?

Searching for a therapist? Intriguing findings tell us what to look for.

Obstacles to Practicing Professional Ethics in Real Life

Why might well-educated professionals take ethical missteps?

Careers in Experimental Psychology: A College to Do List

Thinking of a career as an Experimental Psychologist but don't know where to start? Here are some important steps you need to take that you can accomplish while in college.

Social Science Builds Democracy

We need our partners in the democratic experiment to speak in support of sound science, reasoning based on evidence and the scientific method.

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Helpful Hacks for Conducting Research With Older Adults

By Christina M. Pierpaoli on March 18, 2017 in Eng(aging)
A psychologist-in-training discusses sources of error in geropsychologial research and clever, practical ways of managing them.

Admissions (and Job) Interviews in Clinical Programs

The selection process is a window into the program’s vision of what psychology is.

Going Abroad Your Junior Year? Plan!

Thinking about studying abroad? If you want to party, go on vacation. If you want to broaden your educational experience, think hard about what you want and how best to get it.

College Students, Make Your Summer Plans NOW!

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on March 10, 2017 in Head of the Class
Summer will soon be here and college students, especially psychology majors, need to make plans in order to maximize their opportunities.

Ten Ways to Ruin a Conference

By Sherry Hamby Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in The Web of Violence
The secrets for hosting a truly boring meeting, with minimal learning or networking.

Social Class

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on February 12, 2017 in Head of the Class
Social class is the sociocultural elephant in the room, but we need to talk about it and learn about it to understand the state of our nation.

What Would You Say to Your 16-Year-Old Self?

If you were writing a letter to your 16-year-old self, what would you say? What lessons have you learned in life that you might share with a much younger version of yourself?

Clinician’s Corner: Understanding Culture and Therapy Use

Research consistently note that many African Americans may be reluctant to seek therapy. Therefore, it is important that providers understand how they can engage clients.

Is APA Ruining Clinical Training?

Extensive requirements leave little time to reflect.

Coarse Evaluations of Course Evaluations

Some student complaints seem to represent a fundamental mismatch between what students and faculty expect and what they experience in their courses.

Psychology Graduates Make Excellent Consultants

A litigation consultant reveals how a psych degree leads to a career in legal consulting.

Career Counseling and the Psychology Major

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on January 12, 2017 in Head of the Class
How can psychology majors prepare for the world of work if graduate school is not their goal?

The Meaning of Grades in Graduate School

By Jonathan D. Raskin, Ph.D. on January 05, 2017 in Making Meaning
Why are graduate students generally required to gets "B's"? Is a "B" in grad school the same as a "C" in undergrad?

An Essential Set of Tools for Productivity at Work

By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D. on January 03, 2017 in Curious?
Productivity tips from 18 years as a scientist and author.

Sports Psychology: Mind And Body

Is athletic performance only based on physical ability? Sports psychologists work with athletes to show that the mind (e.g., motivation) can also be a very important factor.

Counseling Ethically

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on December 30, 2016 in How To Do Life
Important, perhaps not-obvious best practices.

The End Is Near!

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on December 02, 2016 in Head of the Class
Final exams will be here shortly for college students around the country—what can they do to do their best on them? Here are some suggestions based on psychological science!

Is There a Place for Clinical Thinking in a Hospital?

By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on December 01, 2016 in Feeling Our Way
Mark my words: In the not too distant future, some psychology organization will forbid us from treating cancer victims unless we hold some cancer credential.

10 Ways to Uncover the Hidden Job Market

By Brad Waters on November 22, 2016 in Design Your Path
10 ways to locate hard-to-find job openings

3 Skills Sets That Will Make Your Resume Pop

Pick up a few skills in these areas and watch your marketability rise

Students Can Learn a Lot From Current Events

News items about human behavior make wonderful teaching devices. It doesn’t take much to stimulate thoughtful discussion about the complexities involved in human behavior.

Helping Students Cope with the Elephant in the Room

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on November 10, 2016 in Head of the Class
The election is over, the outcome a surprise, and many students are struggling to make sense of it all. What can psychology educators do to help?

Consider A Master's Degree In Genetic Counseling

If you have an interest in clinical psychology and the natural sciences a career in genetic counseling might work for you.

A Scary Thought for Students

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on October 31, 2016 in Head of the Class
The frost may or may not be on the pumpkin, but one thing is for sure: The fall semester is fading fast. It will be over before you know it. Where do you stand in your classes?

Nine Under-the-Radar Psychology Careers

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 22, 2016 in How To Do Life
Niches that may be worth a look.

A Burned-Out Occupational Therapist Thinks About Quitting

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 20, 2016 in How To Do Life
My exchange with a caller to my radio program about becoming a college counselor.

A Presidential Headache: The Concussion Generation

By Harry Kerasidis M.D. on October 12, 2016 in Brain Trauma
The massive numbers of concussions are adding up to a generation of mental health problems. An opportunity awaits the next president, and ironically, it's not that expensive.

4 Critical Questions to Ask When Choosing a Ph.D. Program

Weigh these important factors before you head down the wrong path.

Applying to Grad School in Psychology?

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on October 10, 2016 in Head of the Class
If you or someone you know is a college senior or a college graduate who wants to go for a graduate degree in psychology, the time to apply is soon—get organized now!