avatar Fake It Until You Become It Posted by Dr. Mike Brooks
Jul 28, 2013

I recently watched an inspirational TED (Technology, Entertainment, & Design) Talk by Harvard social psychologist Dr. Amy Cuddy. It’s definitely worth watching (so I’ve embedded the video at the bottom of this post), but I’ll summarize some of the main points here because these are things from which we can all benefit. We’ve all heard  …Read More


avatar How to Cope After a Breakup Posted by Lynn Eccleston
Jul 23, 2013

If you haven’t already experienced a breakup, it’s likely that you will someday. The impact that relationships have on our lives can make it hard to accept the realization that they have come to an end. When you have cared for someone and let them into your life, the split is likely to be difficult  …Read More


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

In a way, we can think of our lives as a video game. There is a helpful analogy with gaming that we can apply to our lives to ensure that we are meeting our needs. That we are taking care of our health meter. I originally blogged about this at the ApaCenter, but I’ve moved that  …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