AllPsych Spotlight focuses on important topics in psychology, especially those related to modern psychology research and application and how psychology can help individuals, families, and communities thrive. Each Spotlight includes an overview of the topic and links to articles, book chapters, videos, online courses, and more. 

Spotlight on Grit

Albert Einstein once said, "It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." This quote exemplifies the concept of grit. About five years ago, Dr. Angela Duckworth published her book, Grit, which focused on the power of both passion and perseverance in one's success in ...
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Spotlight on Well-Being: We’ve Come a Long Way since Freud

Just as the world was preparing to enter the 20th century, Sigmund Freud was preparing to shock everyone with talk of unconscious drives focused on sex and aggression. He published Interpretation of Dreams in 1899 and started the professional psychology movement. 100+ years later psychology as a discipline has shed ...
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