An Unobtrusive Conversation with Dr. Joe Forgas

As a young man, Dr. Joe Forgas risked his life and liberty to travel from soviet-controlled Hungary to Australia. In doing so, he eventually forged a career that spanned the social and cognitive domains in Psychology, he became an authority on how affect influences decision-making, and he brought an unique voice and influential perspective to … Continue reading An Unobtrusive Conversation with Dr. Joe Forgas

Side note: Life on the other side of the road in New Zealand

In this Journey to Psychology we have now traveled about 7,000 miles/11,000 kilometres  in the United States and Canada, another 7,000mi/11,000km to get to Sydney,  Australia, and then another 1300mi/2200km to get to Aukland NZ with an additional 150 mi/250km north from Aukland towards Whangarei Falls (pronounced Fang-err-ai).  All told, our personal odometer for this … Continue reading Side note: Life on the other side of the road in New Zealand

Insomnia and the Vicious Psychological Cycle

I very recently spoke with Dr. Allison Harvey (University of California -- Berkeley) and will soon be posting on that conversation. As ever, in advance of that conversation I endeavored to complete a deep dive on her background, and, in this case, that included many articles relating to her major scholarly topic: sleep disorders. At … Continue reading Insomnia and the Vicious Psychological Cycle

Multiple Traces of Dr. Doug Hintzman

Dr. Doug Hintzman is an emeritus professor at the University of Oregon and a critical scholar who developed ideas and research that fueled our understanding of cognitive processes over the past 40 years. I would include him as a prominent figure of the cognitive revolution (the field shifting movement that rebirthed the use of cognitive … Continue reading Multiple Traces of Dr. Doug Hintzman

Side note: Northwest Passage!

From sea to shining sea: we have now driven well over 6000 mi/10,000 km on our meandering Journey to Psychology and have reached the beautiful city of Seattle. Our route has taken us through major metropolitan areas in  Boston, Toronto, Montreal, and Chicago, and through small towns in Wisconsin, Ohio, New Hampshire, the Dakotas, Wyoming, … Continue reading Side note: Northwest Passage!