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The Santa Claus Debate

The Santa Claus Debate

Psychology’s Take On The Classic Children’s Myth On one very special night each year, millions of children go to bed willingly (a true Christmas Miracle). That, or they pretend to go to bed and then sneak downstairs to try and catch a glimpse of the elusive legend...

Tips To Lower Your Holiday Stress

Tips To Lower Your Holiday Stress

Some Tips On How To Take Control This Season Aaaahh… the holidays. By many accounts, the last two months of the year are its most wonderful. November and December conjure images of idyllic snowfalls, cozy blankets by the fire, Hallmark movies, delicious food (and all...

Boo! Why We (Sometimes) Like Being Scared

Boo! Why We (Sometimes) Like Being Scared

The Psychology Behind Chasing The Heebie-Jeebies October brings beautiful fall color to the mountains and plains of Wyoming. The kids are back in school, hunting season is in full swing, gardens are being harvested by those bold enough to try and grow things at 6,000...

Extroversion And Introversion: A Crash Course

Extroversion And Introversion: A Crash Course

Personality is something that, though changeable, defines us throughout our lifetimes. And one of the most visible parts of personality - and therefore most focused on - is whether we’re extroverted or introverted. Human beings are social creatures, and there’s...

Are There Upsides Of Chronic Illness?

Are There Upsides Of Chronic Illness?

If you’re dealing with a chronic illness, then you’re not alone. According to the National Health Council, around 133 million Americans suffer from some kind of chronic illness. That’s more than 40% of the population! And even if you don’t currently struggle with...

Resilience: Bouncing Back From Adversity

Resilience: Bouncing Back From Adversity

How We Can Have Fulfilling Lives Even After Trials And Troubles The past year has been a wild ride, and no one has escaped struggle. Living through a global pandemic is no small feat! But now that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, we all have the opportunity...

The Power Of Fathers

The Power Of Fathers

Dads: You Do Far More Good Than You Know For thousands of years, humankind has known (and very much appreciated) the impact of mothers. While the personal lives and expectations of mothers have changed over the years, what hasn't changed is that the word 'mother' is...

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

Some Basic Tips For Handling Life’s Big Transitions May is known for being graduation season, when students of all ages and stages look forward to ending one school year and beginning the next (after a nice, long summer break of course.) But for the seniors, it means...

How Music Helps Us

How Music Helps Us

A Look At The Science Behind The Beats There are two things that virtually every culture in the world has in common: smiles and music. If you think about the role that music has played in your life, what are some of the things that come to mind? What experiences have...

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