In recent years, autism cases have steadily increased. Even though the figure below stops at 2007, it is clear that the number of cases being diagnosed is increasing. Between 1993 and 2003, it is estimated that autism occurred in about 1 in 150 people. However, before the 1990s, autism only occurred in about 1 in […]

More often than not, when you hear about a school shooting, a mass killing, or other horrible tragedy, you hear people try to seek out something to blame. One of the more common things people blame is mental illness. You hear about how a shooter had schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder or some other mental disorder. […]

When an alleged criminal confesses to a crime, it is assumed the person confessing is the person is guilty. This makes the judge, jury, police, and public sleep better know there is a dangerous criminal off the streets, but can we assume the right person is behind bars? In a survey of American police investigators […]

    As seen in any Hulk movie, Bruce Banner is a pretty normal guy with one exception. When he builds up too much anger, Banner transforms into The Incredible Hulk, a Marvel superhero. The comic and movie are based off the popular myth that it’s better to express anger to others than to hold it […]

Jordan Belfort said in the Wolf of Wall Street, “Let me tell you something. There’s no nobility in poverty. I’ve been a poor man, and I’ve been a rich man. And I choose rich every time.”  Many people think like this.  People think that happiness is created by what you have.  For instance, who wouldn’t […]

You heard it right, every single one of us is a superhero! Why? Because we all have superior brain power, using more than 10% of our brain every day! In actuality, this doesn’t make you a superhero. It makes you a normal human being. Many people believe that humans only use 10% of their brain […]

Why is it important to teach an Intro to Psychology course focused on psychological myths? Well, there are always myths to bust! Take for instance the current media focus on the Aurora, Colorado Theater shooter’s guilty verdict – are you surprised that a person who clearly has a mental illness did not get off? Don’t […]