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Want to Be a Therapist? 5 Signs You’d Be Great at It

Do you have these five personality traits?

How to Start Strong at College

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on September 14, 2017 in Head of the Class
Adjusting to college requires developing helpful routines. These routines aren't rocket science, but many are ignored to the detriment of students, especially first-year students

Trends in the Treatment of Psychiatric Illnesses

The delivery of mental health care is changing in response to increased recognition of mental illness together with a decrease in the number of practicing psychiatrists.
Chris Chambers, "The 7 Deadly Sins of Psychology: A Manifesto for Reforming the Culture of Scientific Practice," 2017, Princeton University Press

The Reign of Error

Driven by the imperative to publish in prestigious journals, psychologists, all too often, are producing studies with weak data, faulty methodologies, and questionable conclusions.

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Should You Major in Psychology?

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on October 15, 2017 in Head of the Class
Choosing any college major, including psychology, is a big step. What do you need to know or think about before making your choice?

Is Direct Care Work in Mental Health Right for You?

Direct care work is not necessarily easy, but they payoff is large.

3 Essential Secrets to Writing & Selling a Popular Book

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on October 03, 2017 in Feeling It
Everyone has a book in them - but not everyone knows how to get it out. We have misconceptions about what it takes. Here are 3 essential secrets to making it happen.

On a High Wire: Helping Professionals, Trauma and Resilience

By Kyle D Killian Ph.D., LMFT on September 30, 2017 in Intersections
Her energy and enthusiasm for her work, and life, was palpable, and contagious. In a way, she embodied the essence of the concept I was there to speak on: vicarious resilience.

Real News About Fake Science

The emails started a number of years ago, and have been appearing in my inbox more and more frequently. What's going on? Fake science.

Collaboration in Psychological Science, Part II

When it comes to collaboration, there are now some clear (or at least tentative) guidelines for students, faculty, and institutions of higher learning.

Collaboration in Psychological Science, Part I

Over the past four or five decades, major changes have taken place in the ways that psychologists do research.

A Website For Psychology-Related Careers

Are you trying to figure out what to do with your psychology degree? We have a site for you.

Advice for Grad Students (and Senior Faculty)

By Elliot T Berkman Ph.D. on September 08, 2017 in The Motivated Brain
Starting a graduate program? Here is some advice about succeeding that you might not have heard.

Power, Paternalism, and Psychiatry

Some psychiatrists value the freedom and autonomy of their patients. Others see them merely as objects for control.

Bad Justifications for Bad Behavior

Let's say a professional engages in unethical behavior. Here are six possible excuses (assuming the behavior did happen) that may not work so well: 1. Everybody does it....

Beyond Charlottesville

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on August 14, 2017 in Head of the Class
The events in Charlottesville, Virginia, were disturbing. Enclosed are some anti-Hate resources for teachers and interested others to use in their classrooms in the coming weeks.

Making the Most out of Your Summer Internship

Here are ten steps to a successful internship, but they can also be the keys to career success.
Ellen Kirschman

I'm a Police Psychologist: What was I Doing at San Quentin?

By Ellen Kirschman Ph.D. on August 05, 2017 in Cop Doc
I work with cops. Spending a day with prisoners was a new experience.

Rely Just on Word of Mouth?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 03, 2017 in How To Do Life
The case for self-employed people doing little or no marketing.

The Role of Psychologists in Integrated Primary Care

By Amber A. Hewitt Ph.D. on July 31, 2017 in You, Empowered
Hear from a pediatric health psychologist on what it's like working in a primary care setting

The 2017 APA Summit on High School Education

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on July 11, 2017 in Head of the Class
Question: When should students learn about the science of psychology? Answer: High School!

Human or Psychologist?

I have been exploring ways to help students think more critically about what they see and hear in the media, and to recognize flaws in their thinking about their own writing.

Understanding and Conducting Peer Review

A description for consumers of psychological science and a few tips for new reviewers.

My Crooked Path to Becoming a Police Psychologist

By Ellen Kirschman Ph.D. on June 19, 2017 in Cop Doc
Looking for a career in psychology? Start with the real world.

Where Do Gerontologists Fit on Interdisciplinary Teams?

Gains in longevity have introduced clinical complexities that require diverse skills and perspectives. Where do gerontologists sit at the table?

Choosing a College Major

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on June 12, 2017 in Head of the Class
Many recent high school graduates are thinking about what they want to study in college. What should they be thinking about when deciding on a college major?

Answering the Call to Service

By Career Crusaders on June 02, 2017 in Degrees of Success
The Career Crusaders talks to Teresa Chapa of California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University

The Time Is Now to Talk Workforce Development

By Gemima St. Louis Ph.D. on May 30, 2017 in Mind Matters
Harvard University study found only 17 percent of attempts to get an appointment with a mental health counselor were successful.

Don't Ask!

I’ve written about how professors might respond, or NOT respond, to student questions. Today I want discuss one kind of question professors shouldn’t ASK: GWOMM questions.

Is Kinkphobia a Crisis in the Mental Health Field?

Qualitative studies show that kinkphobia is a pernicious and pervasive problem within the mental health field.

How To Get A Free College Education

By Brad Waters on May 18, 2017 in Design Your Path
A Harvard education: get it while it's free. The proliferation of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).

Preparing Graduates to Be Ready for Anything

By Career Crusaders on May 12, 2017 in Degrees of Success
The Career Crusaders talks to the Florida School of Professional Psychology

My Charge to 2017’s Psychology Graduates

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on May 12, 2017 in Head of the Class
Thousands of psychology majors will be graduating this month or next. What skills have they learned along the way that can help them segue into the workplace or graduate school?

Changing Lives Along with the System

By Career Crusaders on May 04, 2017 in Degrees of Success
The Career Crusaders talks to Monique Jimenez of Adler University.