Author Archive | Jeremy McCarthy

Homo Prospectus

Prospection: Psychology Turns to the Future

Much of psychology can be explained in terms of the present moment. What matters is how we perceive and respond to our experiences on a moment-to-moment basis. Psychology has also been unduly influenced by the past, looking ever backwards to understand the miracle of human thought and personality. Who we are, we have been told, […]

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Saving the World on the way to the Bathroom

In recent months, mindfulness has been the latest buzzword in corporate America, promising to improve performance, productivity, engagement and happiness for the teams that practice it. Some notable organizations, including Google, Apple and Intel have added mindfulness training programs to their corporate benefits packages. When people talk about mindfulness training, they are talking about one […]

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Don’t Trust This Blog

The tagline for this blog is “musings on the science of holistic wellness.” I reference “science” because in each article I try to integrate some of my own studies, experience and observations with those of researchers or scientists in the fields of psychology and positive psychology. The problem is that the general public associates “science” […]

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