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Moms, Menopause, and Marijuana?

Moms, Menopause, and Marijuana?

I have an amazing mom. She’s kind, unique, and without trying to sell some iconoclastic image she’s completely unafraid to be her self. She let her hair go white in her 40s and stopped wearing make-up in the 80s. She also gave me the movie Reefer Madness as a gift when I started college, giggling […]

The Persistence of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The Persistence of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

There’s been a lot of talk in the media lately regarding the supposed sexual harassment of a student by her philosophy professor. The professor in question recently resigned from his tenured university post in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations made against him.  The story details are fuzzy, but it seems that he and […]

My Dad’s Dabble With Dabs

My Dad’s Dabble With Dabs

There’s been a lot of hype in the popular press lately about the use of butane hash oil (BHO), also referred to as “dabs.” Reports suggesting that dabs can lead to wild and immediate addiction or that the process of extracting the oil is going to blow up your house, AND YOUR ENTIRE NEIGHBORHOOD!!! are […]

Dumped! The Psychology Of A Breakup

Dumped! The Psychology Of A Breakup

My partner of nearly eight years dumped me last month. Yes, and I mean “dumped.”  There was no doubt the relationship was strained, sure, but like many women in my position I was blindsided nonetheless. And hurt. Did I mention I was hurt? We’d been attempting to maintain an international long-distance relationship for the last […]

Jonesin’ For Weed: Can People Really Crave Marijuana?

Jonesin’ For Weed: Can People Really Crave Marijuana?

The field of psychology is abuzz this month because our manual for diagnosing clinical disorders is being re-released and will be chock-full of modifications (DSM-5). The proposed changes are particularly relevant to my own work because the newest edition is reorganizing how we diagnose cannabis related disorders. The most notable change is the addition of […]

50,000 Feet High and Climbing

50,000 Feet High and Climbing

Flying is full of small talk, and one of the first questions people usually ask is what I do for a living. When people ask me about my job they get the spiel. First I tell them that I’m working on my Ph.D. and that I study clinical psychology. Usually the brilliant asker will say […]