avatar Our Lives Are a Video Game Posted by Dr. Mike Brooks
Jul 9, 2013

Okay, well, our lives aren’t exactly like a video game, but there is a major similarity that is kinda fun and interesting to ponder. A client of mine once made an off-hand comment about his life being like a video game, and I’ve been using it as a metaphor to connect with clients, especially my  …Read More


avatar Does Video Game Violence Cause Children & Adolescents to Become Violent? – Part 6: U.S. Crime Trends Posted by Dr. Mike Brooks
Apr 29, 2013

Welcome back, everyone! This is Part 6 of the series Does Video Game Violence Cause Children & Adolescents to Become Violent? I hope you’ve seen the other parts to this series as the presentation will be more meaningful if viewed in order. In this part, I’ll be looking at the violent crime trends in the U.S.  …Read More


avatar Does Video Game Violence Cause Children and Adolescents to Become Violent? Video Blog Part 5 Posted by Dr. Mike Brooks
Apr 23, 2013

Hey Gang! I’m getting close to wrapping up this series on the topic, “Does Video Game Violence Cause Children and Adolescents to Become Violent?” In this segment, I cover the findings and limitations of the research on the effects of video game violence. People, including me, can toss their opinions about but what does the  …Read More


avatar The Physical and Emotional Responses to a Breakup Posted by Lynn Eccleston
Apr 5, 2013

“All you need is love, all you need is love, All you need is love, love, love is all you need.” -The Beatles Many people agree with The Beatles on this one, and with the happiness that love can bring it is no surprise that the pain we feel when a relationship comes to an  …Read More


avatar Does Video Game Violence Cause Children and Adolescents to Become Violent? Part 4 Posted by Dr. Mike Brooks
Apr 1, 2013

Welcome back, everyone! I hope that you have seen the other three parts of this series entitled Does Video Game Violence Cause Children and Adolescents to Become Violent? In this part, which contains images and video clips, we’ll be looking at the evolution of violence in video games, starting from Atari 2600 and ending with  …Read More


avatar Does Video Game Violence Cause Children & Adolescents to Become Violent? Part 3 – The Benefits of Video Games Posted by Dr. Mike Brooks
Mar 7, 2013

I have a new video blog (below) on the benefits of playing video games. I’ve been blogging about the issue of whether video game violence causes children and adolescents to become violent in multiple parts, as this is a big topic. Now, I grew up a gamer and still play video games (when I can  …Read More


avatar Video Blog: Do Violent Video Games Cause Children and Adolescents to Become Violent? (Part 2) Posted by Dr. Mike Brooks
Feb 26, 2013

Welcome back, everyone! Here’s the second part of my series entitled Do Video Games Cause Children and Adolescents to Become Violent? I will have 3-5 more parts after this one. If you haven’t already done so, please see the first part of the series and stay tuned as there are more parts to come which  …Read More


avatar Unchecked Internet Time Can Have Harmful Effects Posted by Lynn Eccleston
Feb 17, 2013

Think back to your day. What portion of it did you spend on the Internet? Between social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr and the endless amount of information you can find online, there are plenty of time-fillers on the Internet. Online Communication is Increasing Today it appears that practically everyone uses the  …Read More


avatar Feeling Down? Take a Forest “Bath” Posted by Lynn Eccleston
Feb 17, 2013

At some point almost everyone has gone outside for a little bit of sunshine and fresh air and soon after, if not immediately, felt the positive effects that being outdoors can have on the mind and body. Restore Health and Relax with a Walk There are a number of reasons that someone might not make  …Read More


avatar Develop a Positive Mood in the Morning Posted by Lynn Eccleston
Feb 17, 2013

You’re sprinting down a shadowy corridor of the abandoned hospital. When you reach a door, you grasp the knob, twisting it without pausing as you scramble to get inside. Once safely inside the room you lean back against the cool brick interior, pausing to catch your breath. Your eyes adjust slowly and you make out  …Read More