Imagination as a Career Skill

"Knowledge is limited; imagination encircles the world" Albert Einstein Have you ever thought about how amazing it is that we have the capacity to imagine? It's part of the reason I was drawn to psychology as an academic discipline (only to later discover that psychology has a lot more to do with the empirical science … Continue reading Imagination as a Career Skill

My Fascination With Sigmund Freud

Of all the posts I've written, the one that seems to consistently get the most page views is this one on strengths and weaknesses, Freud, and Alfred Adler. I guess there's a lot of psychology students out there scouring the web in search of information on how these two prominent historical figures viewed the issue. … Continue reading My Fascination With Sigmund Freud

Building Awareness of Self-Awareness

I spoke in my last post about comfort zones, strengths, and growth from within areas that we are already relatively comfortable.  It was a pretty straightforward account of how knowing what are strengths are can help us to build on and expand those strengths into new areas.  The problem, of course, is that this viewpoint … Continue reading Building Awareness of Self-Awareness

Networking and the Extravert Bias

Being a pretty typical introvert, one of the things that I need to put more effort into than a lot of more outgoing people is building and maintaining new relationships.  Friends, coworkers, other professional contacts, you name it - any new relationship. I use the words "more effort" with purpose.  To say that networking with people … Continue reading Networking and the Extravert Bias

Ask Your Riding’s Candidates About Psychological Services

We've got an election coming up here in Canada, and the fine folks at the Canadian Psychological Association have put together a website on advocating for psychology during the campaigning.  Check it out! They have a section on the site that lists questions you could ask the candidates in your riding about psychological services.  I've … Continue reading Ask Your Riding’s Candidates About Psychological Services