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Social Psychology

The Halo Effect: The Influence of Celebrities

As I was scrolling down my Facebook timeline, I came across an article with the title “Kylie Jenner is now vegan and sharing all her diet changes on Snapchat.” I thought to myself, who cares?  But then I saw all the engagement on the post, I found it pretty intriguing. She’s famous for her makeup […]

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Clinical Psychology

The Duality of the Human Condition

We know life is dangerous but we don’t really know because we don’t feel it. We’re so alive that we think about new ideas, we make plans, we live as if it’s going to be forever. We plan to have children, we want to love, build, buy. Everything is about creation and growth. Yet, the […]

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Social Psychology

The Just-World Belief System

Do you believe that everything happens for a reason? Do you believe you reap what you sow? Or maybe, what goes around comes around? Such figures of speech, that suggest inevitable retaliation, are part of a just-world belief system. Those who have been raised in a religious context, or are aware of it, understand that […]

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Clinical Psychology

Overview: ADHD in Children

Just because a child cannot sit still, it does not mean he or she suffers from ADHD. In fact, children are expected to have bundles of energy and perhaps a little rebellious. However, concern is raised when a child’s behavior disrupts his daily life. A typical scenario at home would be continuously bouncing around the […]

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Clinical Psychology Personal Growth Psychology

Understanding Therapy

After a thorough conversation about his inability to understand why he doesn’t feel connected to his partner three years into the relationship, I suggested that he considers seeing a therapist. He paused, took a minute to gather his thoughts. “Do I look like I’m mentally ill?”, he scoffed. Clearly, he did not understand what therapy […]

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Clinical Psychology Curious Reads

Ted Bundy: Justifiable Death Penalty Case

Evil, deceptive, and manipulative. Former social worker and political campaign activist. On the FBI’s most wanted list. Convicted of dozens of sex killings in Washington State, Utah, Colorado, and Florida. More than 20 young women beaten, strangled, abducted, bludgeoned, raped, sexually mutilated, and sexually molested. Serial killer. Ted Bundy. The FBI defines a serial killer […]