Inside Look

Children and Grief

Written by Cheryl Ramey MS LPCC

The tragic and recent circumstances at Sandy Hook Elementary raised a number of potential issues for persons who work with kids, primarily with how to help them cope with sudden loss. Young children’s reactions vary based on age and understanding of the event. Some common reactions and strategies to use may be:

How Do I Prepare for a Career in Positive Psychology?

By Richard Osbaldiston, Personality and Social Psychology

Positive psychology is about helping people live up to their greatest potential.  Are there careers available for you to help others live their best lives?

What is Positive Psychology?

By Richard Osbaldiston, Personality and Social Psychology

Autism and Psychology

By Dr. Myra Beth Bundy, Clinical Psychology

Autistic disorder is a set of developmental differences in communication, social, and leisure behaviors.  In the past decade, interest in this spectrum has exploded!  Skills in the area of psychology are certainly relevant to understanding and working with individuals on the autism spectrum. 

What is Procrastination, and How Do I Stop Doing It?

By Richard Osbaldiston, Personality and Social Psychology

Procrastination is basically self-sabotage.  It happens whenever you put a lower priority item in front of a higher-priority item on your to-do list.  The classic example is watching TV when you should be studying. 

What is School Psychology?

By Dr. Andrea Strait, School Psychology

Careers in Psychology

By Dr. Steffen Wilson, Developmental Psychology

When most people think of career options in Psychology, they think of being a Ph.D. level Clinical Psychologist.  The truth is that only about 20% of Psychology Majors nationally go onto to graduate school (APA), and of those that do go to graduate school, there are many graduate degree options .

EKU Online Student Matt Harrison

“I cannot stress enough how impressed I’ve been with EKU."

Student: Matt Harrison, Lexington, KY
Goal: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Paralegal Science

Motivation and Behavioral Psychology

By Dr. Richard Osbaldiston Personality and Social Psychology

My favorite thing about psychology is how you can use it as a tool to make the world a better place.  There are many problems in the world, and practically every problem can be addressed by applying psychological principles.