Inside Look

Choosing a major is not like “Let’s Make a Deal”

By: Dr. Richard Osbaldiston, EKU associate professor of psychology

Here is a note from a student that illustrates a problem that is fairly common among college students trying to decide on a major.

Hi Dr. O.,

I am trying to decide on my major, and I am choosing between Major X and Major Y.

Happiness advice: Mind your peaks and ends

By: Dr. Richard Osbaldiston, EKU associate professor of psychology

Most of us seek to be happier; it seems almost human nature to strive to do things that bring us happiness.  Happiness does not happen by accident; rather, you have to work at being happy.

Happiness Takes Work

BY: Dr. Richard Osbaldiston, EKU associate professor of psychology

Most people would like to be happier in their lives.  Even if you are already a fairly happy person, it’s easy to wish that some of the stressors and hassles of everyday life were toned down, and you could enjoy a few more of the peaks and special moments.

Captain Marvel and sexism

BY: Dr. Matthew Winslow, EKU professor of psychology

Why do people go on American Idol when they clearly can’t sing?

Dr. Matthew Winslow, EKU professor of psychology