People / Psychology

Getting Away from “Traditional” Gender Traits

I distinctly remember the day when, while taking a university class on the history of psychology, a brief portion of the three hour lecture touched upon the BSRI test developed by Sandra Bem in 1974. The test was described as a measure of a person’s androgyny; the message was that androgyny, a parallel prominence of masculine and … Continue reading

People / Psychology / Work

“The Typical Millennial”: Changing the Conversation About Generation Y

“Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” –          George Orwell Every generation, when young, is ambitious at its best and narcissistic at its worst. When old, every generation is wise at its best, and condescending at its worst. … Continue reading

Leisure / Psychology

Types of Lists to Make and Keep

There is an abundance of lists, everywhere you look. Content is gravitating towards becoming presented in lists rather than in essays. I feel that when we say that we are “reducing” something to a list, we’re unjustly shaming the idea of “listing”; lists are, after all, a great way to communicate clearly and be well … Continue reading

Leisure / Psychology / Work

Fallacies: A Sample of Ways Our Thinking Is Not Helpful

At a certain point, and to a certain degree, there is the promise of disenchantment in humanity for anyone reading a book on cognition and social psychology.  If you read between the lines you will notice a point where the author takes a break from describing many ailments our thinking suffers from, and the crutches … Continue reading


In Treatment

Authors write stories that are a reflection of their own life. Actors play characters that are a reflection of their own personality. Audiences watch films and insert themselves into the screenplay, extrapolating subtexts into their own lives, relating to the events on a deeply personal level; all this becomes extremely apparent when the story is … Continue reading

Leisure / Literature / Psychology

Lessons Learned from On the Road and The Art of Thinking Clearly

Generally I have about two books on the go at any given time. I find that one fiction and one non-fiction pick are a good way to allocate space on the nightstand, as this covers most reading moods that might come up during a typical week. Recently I finished reading On the Road by Jack … Continue reading

Art / Leisure / Psychology

Style vs. Substance

In the constant pursuit of trying to un-do the paradigms embedded in me by traditional schooling (let’s face it, it’s a fun thing to do), I have recently discovered that style can be as important as, if not more important than, substance. The assumption has always been that “it’s what’s on the inside that matters,” … Continue reading