In the great Rush song Time Stand Still, the chorus went, “I’m not looking back, but I want to look around me now.” I’ve invested several months in looking back and looking around, with the goal of looking ahead with clearer purpose.
This story—much like how I became a psychologist—has its roots in my childhood. For as long as I can remember, I’ve adored exploring and playing with words.
I’ve finally gotten a handle on the frustration that’s been building within me regarding psychology as an academic field.
This is another personal question I frequently got from my students. I understand why, since it appears that cognitive psychology and massage therapy aren’t that related … right?
I was a pretty typical, cocky high-school freshman some mumblety years ago: I was sure I had the system figured out, and thought I was ready for anything. Being interested in science, I signed up for Biology I. I had no idea what was about to happen to me…