Captain America vs. Iron Man: The Psychology of Civil War

CSPP Professor and founder of Superhero Therapy Janina Scarlet recently contributed to the book Captain America vs. Iron Man: Freedom, Security, Psychology which is out now at Barnes & Noble stores nationwide and includes a forword written by Stan Lee. In the book, she explores the psychological makeup of both characters, and I sat down […]

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Game of Thrones: Psychological Profiles

In the season six Game of Thrones premiere when Ramsay Bolton decided to feed the body (good meat) of the woman he loved to the dogs, I began to contemplate the troubling depths of his psychological makeup. Sure, he is a sadistic psychopath but even the most psychologically troubled tend to show respect for those […]

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MFT PsyD: The Emblematic Win Win

  One of the most remarkable things a psychologist can do is help families navigate the waters of mental and emotional health. Pursuing a doctorate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) at Alliant International University, enables professional psychologists to not only provide exceptional services to families, […]

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Alliant International University PsyD candidate appointed to influential national advisory panel

California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University third-year Clinical Psychology PsyD student Kailyn Bobb has been appointed to the Department of Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee on Women Veterans, an expert panel that advises the Secretary of the V.A. on issues and programs impacting women veterans as well as make recommendations for policy and […]

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Stomping on Sandcastles: Summer for a Child with Autism

  By Darlene Sweetland, Ph.D. and Ron Stolberg, Ph.D. Authors of “Teaching Kids to Think: Raising Confident, Independent, and Thoughtful Children in an Age of Instant Gratification” Springtime is in the air. The days are getting longer, the weather getting warmer, and kids getting excited for the end to the school year. An unstructured summer, however, […]

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The Inherent Vulnerability of a Terrorist

Today its Islamic extremists, in the past it has been national separatists, ecological radicals, and even rancher militias in the old West. We’ve had them through all ethnicities and causes throughout time; and one thing that we’ve learned from studying the psychology of terror is that it takes a deeply vulnerable individual to become an […]

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Megan Hawker, Alliant University PsyD graduate, studied the effects of Post Traumatic Growth on veterans.

Strength through Suffering

The saying “that which doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger” is normally only appreciated well after a traumatic event has passed. The cynic would suggest it’s a made up phrase to make people feel better. To Alliant University PsyD program graduate Megan Hawker, it’s something to investigate. The mental health condition post-traumatic stress disorder […]

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The Psychology of Love & The Bachelor

The Bachelor– a vapid time suck of a show, a completely fabricated situation, and apparently a great breeding ground for true love. In an unprecedented move, this season’s Bachelor has professed love to the two remaining contestants which, for some skeptics, has led to questions about whether one could even call the feelings developed in […]

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