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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

How to Move from Passivity to Proactivity

How to Move from Passivity to Proactivity

One thing I’ve been working on lately is trying to accomplish my 3 most important tasks (MITs) BEFORE I check email and start responding to folks. This shift has been a game-changer for my work and productivity, because it moves me from passivity to proactivity....

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Don’t Be Chained to a Twig

Don’t Be Chained to a Twig

I read a story about an animal trainer, who talked about how he kept elephants under control. When the elephants were babies, the trainer put chains around their feet and tied the chains to a log. The baby elephants tried to escape, but they couldn't. The log was...

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Life is Negotiation: Drop the Fear

Life is Negotiation: Drop the Fear

Sometimes in my life, I shy away from negotiation. It makes me feel uncomfortable. I don’t like to make the other person feel bad. Sometimes I don’t even know what I want or what my position is. Here’s the problem: When I shy away from negotiation, I don’t get my...

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To Love and Serve Others, You Need Empathy

To Love and Serve Others, You Need Empathy

I was listening to a sermon awhile back, and the pastor shared an interesting story that struck a chord with me. The story provided insight into how we can love and serve other people better. Waiting in Line at Mustang Donuts He was waiting in line at Mustang Donuts...

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