Davood Gozli

Psychology, Education, & Culture

Finding Your Passion in Psychology: A Method of Study

It is common for senior undergrads or post-grads in Psychology to lose their interest. They forget why they had decided to enter into Psychology in the first place. Even when (or perhaps especially because) they get involved in a line of research, they might become cynical, practical, confused, mirroring the attitude of many of their professors (who, if their conference-drinking habits are any indication, have become maximally practical, cynical, and.. Read More

Psychology as Counter-Discipline (An Introduction)

What is a good way to introduce yourself to someone? I hadn’t given this question much thought. But I started asking it when I read Rachel Haywire‘s tweet, “Where can I get an introduction to your work?” Is there an introductory place in my work? A place that is appropriate for new friends and interlocutors? I can search for such a place now, or ex post facto call an article.. Read More

Brief Article on Poetic Psychology (& Halkyon)

I have written a short article published on Halkyon: Thinkers Guild. You can read the article here (or download the PDF file). My thinking on this topic has started quite recently, influenced by others including Jan Smedslund, Mark Freeman, Jens Mammen, and Niels Engelsted. Because the ideas are still alive and new in my mind, I would appreciate any feedback from interested readers. Now a few words about Halkyon and.. Read More

Reading ‘Pride & Prejudice’

My guest in the upcoming episode of the Three Books series will be Andrew Taggart. We have already had one conversation, which I immensely enjoyed. I am very much looking forward to talking with him again. Given my decision to read at least one of the three selected books of each guest, I have started reading Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice. The book is divided into 61 chapters. I am.. Read More