Check out my latest blog post examining why making others wrong rarely brings them around to your point of view.
Psychology Today post: “Suicide as Sickness?” The heartrending suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain shocked and upset us. But are we exaggerating the role of individual defects in suicide, while overlooking the powerful impact of sociocultural circumstances?
My latest blog post asks, “Is Donald Trump out of his mind?” The answer? From a context-centered therapy perspective, not a bit. Sadly, he’s all too much in it. Check out the full post.
My latest Psychology Today blog post invokes George Kelly’s notion of hostility to examine Trump’s insistence that his inauguration had more attendees than Obama’s: Trump’s Hostility and “Alternative Facts”
“The Meaning of Grades in Graduate School” New post on my blog, “Making Meaning: Constructing Understandings in a Confusing World.” Is a “B” in grad school really a “C”?
“Do You Actually Have a Personality?” New post on my blog, “Making Meaning: Constructing Understandings in a Confusing World.” Excerpt: From the standpoint of social constructionist approaches to meaning-making, this presumption that how you act stems mainly from stable and enduring qualities inside you is suspect because it fails to fully consider the crucial influence of context on… Continue reading
Can You Ever Really Get Inside Someone Else’s Head? New post on my blog, “Making Meaning: Constructing Understandings in a Confusing World.” We often speak of “getting inside someone else’s head.” When we talk this way, we usually mean that we wish to understand things as others do so that we can grasp what otherwise might… Continue reading
Check out my new blog post: What Do People Mean When They Say They’re Happy? …even though we all have a general sense of what it means to be happy, one of the things we notice if we pay close attention is that happy to one person can be pretty different from happy to another.
Check out the first blog post on my new Psychology Today blog. The blog is called Making Meaning. The post is entitled “Making a Meaningful Blog.”