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Practical Psychology

Joshua Hook (Ph.D.) is a Professor and Psychologist. He is the author of Cultural Humility, Replanted and Helping Groups Heal. He uses psychology to help you solve problems, clarify values, and live on purpose. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

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Cultural Humility helps therapists to combine multicultural theory with their own lived experience to meaningfully engage diverse clients.

Helping Groups Heal enables small group leaders to develop the skills necessary to help their members experience healing and growth.

Replanted takes an honest look at the adoption and foster care journey, and provides a model for support so your family can thrive.

The Handbook of Humility brings together authors from psychology as well as other fields to address what we know and don’t know about humility.

Recent Blog Posts

What’s “Good” About Good Friday?

What’s “Good” About Good Friday?

I’ve always thought the name “Good Friday” was a bit odd. What’s good about Jesus getting brutally tortured and murdered? It seems like the opposite of good. Some people might argue that we call it Good Friday because of what happens on Easter Sunday—the resurrection...

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Assimilation, Accommodation, and Personal Growth

Assimilation, Accommodation, and Personal Growth

I was listening to a talk the other day about how our brains develop, and the speaker made some interesting comments that are applicable to all of our lives, especially if we want to grow. Schemas The speaker talked about how we all develop certain schemas. Schemas...

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3 Virtues in the Wizard of Oz

3 Virtues in the Wizard of Oz

I was reading an interesting paper the other day, and the authors argued that the key virtues for a good life can each be found in the movie "The Wizard of Oz." The 3 virtues are each connected to one of the 3 "helpers” that Dorothy meets along her journey. The...

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