What is Logotherapy and Can it Help Me?

If you are a student or fan of psychology, then I am sure you’ve heard of the popular therapies: cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoanalysis, and person-centered therapy to name a few. But what about Logotherapy? In a world focused on well-being and mental health, I find it interesting that so few people have heard about logotherapy. Admittedly, even with a masters degree in psychology, I’d never heard of logotherapy until very recently (when reading Frankl). And my mother, a psychotherapist, had also never heard of logotherapy. So, what is logotherapy? And, is psychology’s best kept secret a hidden gem or just …

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The Three Viennese Schools of Psychotherapy: What Drives Human Behaviour

Vienna, the capital city of Austria, was the hometown of three of the most famous psychotherapists who have shaped much of how the modern western world views psychotherapy. Together the theories and work of Freud, Adler and Frankl make up what is referred to as the Three Viennese Schools of Psychotherapy. We’ll analyze and compare each school of thought in a moment.  But first let’s consider the question: what is psychotherapy? What is Pyschotherapy? The term ‘psychotherapy’ covers a wide range of approaches and methods used in therapy. These approaches can use sessions that involve one to one talking. Or, …

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A Low GPA Score? Here’s What To Do About It

Not achieving the GPA we had hoped for can be stressful, to say the least. But, a low GPA doesn’t have to be the end of your education journey! If you scored a low GPA at school, here’s what you can do about it… What is a GPA? And how is it calculated? GPA stands for a ‘grade point average’. It is an average score from all your courses that indicates how well you scored in your courses on average, and thus whether your overall grades have been high or low. Its typically calculated on a scale up to 4.0, …

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The Difference Between American and British Higher Education

As a British citizen writing for an American company, I sometimes find it hard to understand the difference between the American and British higher education system.  So I decided to take a bit deeper dive into this topic, and summarize my findings for everyone below.  My editor, Jon, who is in the US will also weigh in with his American-centric comments along the way. According to the world university rankings compiled by the Times Higher Education, more than half of the world’s top 200 universities are located in either the U.S or the U.K.  However, although we speak the same …

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Nature Versus Nurture: How is our personality developed?

Without a doubt, one of the oldest debates in psychology is the nature versus nurture debate. It is applicable to anything: our intelligence, our mental well-being and our interests, for example. However, it is also widely considered in relation to our personality. Is our personality developed over time, or are we born with it? Personality really is a complicated topic. If you’ve been following along with my posts, you’ll remember that I talked, in quite a lot of detail, about the debate as to whether we have personality traits or personality types. Or, whether our personality is state based or …

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How to be Productive ALL DAY LONG – 7 Tips

With many of us still working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, our levels of productivity may be dramatically decreasing. One question I get asked a lot by my family and friends is how to be productive all day. So, below you’ll find seven simple tips that will ensure you make the most out of your time: 1. Make sure you eat enough They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yet, so many of us skip it. I’ll hold my hands up… I used to be guilty of not eating breakfast when working from home. …

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Introverted? How to Thrive in a World Designed for Extroverts

In this very complicated world, being an introvert can be a huge struggle. In this posts, I will offer all the introverts out there some advice on how to thrive in a world designed for extroverts. How to thrive as an introvert in a word designed for extroverts ‘Introvert’ is a word commonly used to describe our personality. An introvert, which is the opposite of an extrovert, is someone who is generally considered to be shy, quiet, reserved and thoughtful. According to the type theory of personality, which includes assessments such as the Myers-Briggs personality assessment, we can only be …

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Taking the O*Net interest profiler

What is the O*NET Interests profiler? The O*NET interests profiler (IP) is a free online tool, designed based on Holland’s R-I-A-S-E-C codes, which aims to help us discover the type of work activities and occupations that we would find the most interesting, exciting and engaging. The IP was developed with four aims in mind: To create an instrument that reliably and accurately measures the Holland (1985a) typology. The IP measures this over six types of occupational interests, namely: realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising and conventional. The IP has been found to have excellent psychometric properties, making it a reliable and …

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Our Review of Coursera: What’s it best used for?

Coursera is a world-wide online learning platform founded by computer science professors from the the prestigious Stanford University. With the rise on online learning platforms, it is in fierce competition with other online learning platforms, such as Udemy and Masterclass. This post aims to write a review of Coursera. It focuses on its value for money, its usability/site navigation and what it’s paying customers really think of it. What is Coursera? Coursera is an online learning platform that works with well recognized institutions, such as universities, to offer online courses, certifications and degrees. It has over 3000 different courses in …

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A Key to Success: knowing HOW you work best

No two humans are the same, that’s what makes us unique. Some of us like the color red, whilst others are obsessed with fluorescent orange. Some of us love dogs, while others prefer cats. You may love the hustle and bustle of busy cities and busy parties, whilst your sister prefers reading a book in a quiet local coffee shop. When it comes to the workplace, we can still expect to see this. We all work differently, and it is important to know how you work best in order to get the most out of each day. Your way of …

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