May PsychNotes • Insect Intellect

The Smithsonian estimates there are around 900,000 species of insects and 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 of them buzzing and crawling around at any given moment. Look out! There’s one behind you! They’re everywhere, and they have their own psychology. Or at least their own way of processing information.

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April PsychNotes • Strange Perceptions

Here’s something to ponder. None of us know what’s happening right now because everything we see and hear has already occurred. It takes time for light and sound to reach us, plus more time to process information once it arrives. By the time we’re aware of what’s happening, it’s already history. Perception is tricky business. Here’s more trickiness…

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February PsychNotes

Valentine’s day approaches. Some people appreciate the holiday less than others (we call those people “men”), but I think it’s a great opportunity to think about our connections to others even in platonic or professional contexts. No matter how charismatic or empathetic we are, there’s always room to improve our connection to others.

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January PsychNotes

PsychNotes is my monthly newsletter. I think I’ll start posting it here on the website. We’ll see how it goes. If you want to receive it by email each month, there’s a signup form in the sidebar on the right. Enjoy!

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14 Character Traits Young Men Learn from Good Men

My job allows me to witness the inner workings of people’s lives and relationships. It’s a humbling privilege, and I’m frequently struck by how important it is for people to do good deeds and treat people kindly. For men, that includes teaching boys about character. Here are 14 character traits and emotional skills that young men learn from good men.

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