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Gregg Henriques Ph.D.
The DSM maps the personality disorders into clusters (A, B, and C). This blog organizes them into their polar opposites (e.g., Narcissistic is the opposite of Avoidant).
Consciousness is a complicated construct, and these major problems must be considered when tackling the concept.
Human self-consciousness narration and human culture can be described in terms of justification processes and systems.
Different college majors show different levels of mental health problems.
This blog raises the possibility that the institution of psychotherapy is contributing to a culture of victimhood.
Levels of stress, anxiety, and depression are on the rise in college students because of a harm avoidant culture and alienating lifestyles.
The rise in reported problems is a function of both treatment use and increases in actual levels of stress, anxiety, and depression.
Let's talk about psychology's problem with its subject matter.
A thirty minute video-taped conversation covers the basics of depression.
Hidden Tribes is an outstanding analysis of the country's political ideological split and what we can do about it.
In this "post truth" and "fake news" world we need ways to understand bullsh*t and its relationship to real knowledge.
President Trump operates on a very basic self-serving algorithm that legitimizes his power and greatness.
We all need to be clear about the two primary meanings of the word racism.
A big picture view for life's big questions.
What makes us unique creatures? We outline a clear picture of the transition from primates to persons.
Psychology currently lacks a system of language and concepts that is shared by all psychologists. A system has been proposed to move psychology to a more unified state.
This final post in a series offers some reflections on what Jordan Peterson means for our times and our future.
This blog, Part IV of V, explores the events that catapulted Jordan Peterson into our cultural consciousness.
Part III in a series, this blog briefly explores Jordan Peterson's philosophy and approach to psychology.
This blog summarizes our political polarization and why Peterson rails against the postmodern radical left.
This is Part I in a five part blog series on Jordan Peterson and our cultural identity.
In a manner very similar to the Justification Hypothesis, a new book on human reason argues that its primary function is justification.
We could do everyone a favor if we accept rather than police the term.
Directing the largest randomized controlled clinical trial on record for individuals who recently made a suicide attempt taught me key lessons.
A conversation with my daughter reveals why I am passionate about the big picture work in knowledge my colleagues and I are doing.
Authenticity, adventurousness, and other themes of optimal sexual experiences uncovered via interviews with experts.
We can divide the human mind into four domains of informational interface: 1) neuronal; 2) behavioral; 3) experiential; and 4) linguistic.
In this time of "alternative facts" and hyper-polarized politics, we need to return to our commitment to the truth.
A critique of the PTSD Treatment Guidelines and some recommendations for moving forward.
The APA is once again involved in a debate about treatment guidelines, this time for PTSD.
Gregg Henriques, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at James Madison University.