I am a professional psychologist in independent practice. Most of my work is in the criminal justice system. I am trained as a clinical psychologist, not just as a psychotherapist. Before I specialized, I studied the field of psychology broadly and conducted research. I have expertise in a number of areas.
I started writing and posting articles here a few years ago. I write when I have time and I write about things that happen to be of interest to me at the moment. I have never meant this to be an everyday thing, although it is everydaypsychology that I like to write about.
In some way, everything in psychology has something to do with everyday life and everyday experience.
Psychology is concerned with how people perceive the world around them
and how they react to it, how they grow and how they learn, and how they
relate to others and function in groups. Psychology is about how people
think, feel, and behave.
That is a definition that includes a lot of
what we might encounter in everyday life, whether at home at work or in
A lot of what we know in the field of psychology seems like it should just be a matter of common sense. Actually, very little of it is just that simple. Our most fascinating insights are counterintuitive: not what you would expect.
A lot of what people think they know about psychology seems to be common sense but is actually more like personal opinion.
When I communicate as I do here in my professional role, I try to keep my personal opinions out of it. Whenever I say something about what people should do or how things ought to be, I try to ground my argument in fact, theory, science or professional experience.
Some of what I write is of more personal interest to me. Some of the topics are just things that captured my imagination.
I hope you find it all useful and interesting.
Copyright, Paul G. Mattiuzzi, Ph.D.