First things first. I am happily married to my best friend and soul mate. We have two kids (one of each), two dogs, two cats, a degu and a rabbit. I am a Christian, non-denominational, and have a quite libertarian outlook. I believe Paul was right when he said all things are permissible, but not all are advisable. I love sport! Both of them, soccer and hockey. I am a fan of Stevenage FC, Minnesota Wild, and Real Salt Lake. I am very introverted and my ideal job would be an online chatbot.
I have a Master of Science in Psychology and I am currently working on my PhD in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance Psychology, both from Grand Canyon University. I will be writing a dissertation on the experiences of people with Tourette Syndrome who play sport. I want to find out if people who played sport have managed to have a good quality of life and maintain a decent self-esteem. Typically Tourette Syndrome decreases these things but sport increases them. I hope to find out if people experience sport winning the battle of self-esteem and quality of life over the disorder.
What else? I am also in the early stages of becoming a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. It is an interesting direction which has challenged what I thought I understood about psychology. However, to balance this I have also studied Neuro Linguistic Programming. NLP is interesting to me, it shouldn’t work. It’s flaky. It has nothing scientific about it. However, it gets amazing results and one of my favourite books that really sparked my interest is Mental Mastery (see here for my recommendations). So based on nothing but results alone and the techniques used, I absolutely love NLP. However, like any discipline in psychology should be used appropriately and for the right reasons.
Things I like:
Movies: Braveheart. The Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End).
TV: Sherlock, The Young Ones, Blackadder, Historical fiction as long as it is either completely fabricated or somewhat close to reality.
Books: Sherlock Holmes, Wuthering Heights, and anything by Tolkien and CS Lewis.