Mental health is more than a prescription away

Being the general purpose psychology nerd that I am, I like to at least skim through articles that pop up that are related to some aspect of psychological science and that is how I came to read this article on depression treatments in Vox. It checked off a lot of boxes for me as I […]

Sunshine Education Summit

Hey MODzenters, I’m jumping out of the classroom on August 21 to talk about why you shouldn’t have slept through Intro Psychology! Beside the obvious reasons why you shouldn’t sleep through class we’re going to talk about some strategies to more successfully navigate your work day. Learn how to apply theories from the study of […]

What if Freud was right?

My students know my fondness for Freud. After all, I do have a plastic Sigmund Freud action figure that comes to class with me. I also have a plush Sigmund Freud doll and a coffee mug with Freud on it…important to note that all of these items were gifts. He is a bit of a […]

Psychology and culture

So you may know, or you may not, that I teach psychology. I spent a lot of time in school studying it and then tried to put it out of my head for very many years by working in different fields. I came back to the field in 2015 when I jumped back in the […]

On Sadness

Almost all our sadnesses are moments of tension that we find paralyzing because we no longer hear our surprised feelings living. Because we are alone with the alien thing that has entered into our self; because everything intimate and accustomed is for an instant taken away; because we stand in the middle of a transition […]