Step Away from the “Guarantee”

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

A couple is huddled over a computer looking for information on why their son might be having trouble focusing his attention. They find a website that guarantees immediate results or their money back. The website appears and claims very impressive results, even including positive testimonials from other parents who have used the services for their children. The couple is convinced that this treatment might be…

Being Comfortable with Your Own Thoughts

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

Would you rather be alone with your own thoughts for 15 minutes or give yourself a painful electric shock? The question seems like a hypothetical one that a person would find in a board game or during idle conversation with friends. However, this very type of situation was presented to participants in an experiment by some social psychologists. They found that people elected to voluntarily…

The Bright Side About Teens

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

It seems that growing up these days is an increasingly dangerous endeavor according to media reports. A few examples of these concerns include; devastating effects of bullying in schools, drug use among teens, increasing prevalence of cyberbullying and sexting, and rising rates of depression among a lonely generation. Pay attention to the various media headlines long enough and it is easy to surmise that this…