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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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Latest Books

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

How Setting Goals Can Backfire

How Setting Goals Can Backfire

I did it again. I said (out loud) that I was going to get myself back on track with eating healthy, but then I spent the weekend eating fried food and dessert. Sound familiar? This is actually very common. It’s why gyms and diet programs make so much money. As human...

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Kintsugi and Redeeming Our Pain

Kintsugi and Redeeming Our Pain

“The world breaks everyone, then some become strong at the broken places.” -Ernest Hemingway Sometimes life doesn’t go quite as we plan it. Perhaps you have experienced this in the past. Maybe you are experiencing it right now. For example, you might have had high...

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Take the Long View

Take the Long View

Sometimes we can get discouraged about something in our life when we don’t take the proper length of view. Here’s what I mean: A lot of times in life, I take a short view. Maybe you can relate. I evaluate something in my life based on how it is going today, or this...

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Do the Hard Thing First

Do the Hard Thing First

The other day, I had a long list of tasks I needed to get done. There was one task I was NOT looking forward to. I had to call the insurance company to follow up about a claim regarding a car accident I was in when I was riding in an Uber. It wasn’t a complicated...

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