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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

Understanding the 6 Core Needs: Why We Do What We Do

Understanding the 6 Core Needs: Why We Do What We Do

Why do you do the things you do? For most of us, we aren’t sure. Day to day, we pretty much do our thing and go through the motions. We might have certain goals, like to get married or make a lot of money. But most of us haven’t done an in-depth analysis of what we...

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Make Sure Your Thoughts Align With Reality

Make Sure Your Thoughts Align With Reality

It’s important to make sure your thoughts about yourself or your situation match reality as closely as possible. The other day, I was talking with someone who was going through a very stressful time. She was recovering from a health problem that was quite serious. She...

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Are People Who Live in California Happier?

Are People Who Live in California Happier?

Not too long ago, I took a weekend trip to Los Angeles, California to give a talk at a conference. The day I left California, it was 70 degrees. The sun was shining, and everything seemed right with the world. When I got back to Dallas, the temperature was in the 30s....

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Don’t Lose Your Why

Don’t Lose Your Why

In life, it’s essential to understand your “why.” Your why has to do with meaning and motivation. Why are you here? What is your purpose? When we lose our why, we lose everything. The Walking Dead My wife and I are watching The Walking Dead. (For those of you who...

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