About Practical Psychology

Welcome to Practical Psychology, your trusted guide to the world of psychology, neuroscience, and sociology. We are dedicated to bridging the gap between complex psychological theories and everyday life, making the science of the mind accessible and relevant to all.

At Practical Psychology, we believe that understanding the human mind is not just for professionals, but is essential for everyone. Our mission is to provide clear, evidence-based insights into human behavior, cognition, and emotions, empowering you to make informed decisions and lead a more fulfilled life.

Our goal is to translate psychological literature into practical, high-quality articles that are fun to read.

What We Offer

Drawing inspiration from the latest research in psychology, neuroscience, and sociology, we provide:

  • Informative articles that break down complex theories into digestible insights.
  • Real-life applications of psychological principles.
  • Expert advice on mental well-being, relationships, and personal development.
  • A platform for sharing experiences and stories related to mental health.
  • Carefully crafted art that increases engagement and guides our readers to understanding

Editorial Process

At Practical Psychology, we take pride in our commitment to delivering accurate, insightful, and trustworthy content. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of information we share meets the highest standards of clarity, relevance, and scientific integrity. Here's a glimpse into how we curate content for our readers:

1. Research & Selection:

Our dedicated team of writers and researchers constantly explore the vast realm of psychology, neuroscience, and related fields. They identify trending topics, significant studies, and emerging theories that hold relevance for our audience. Every potential topic undergoes a preliminary review to ensure it aligns with our mission and values.

2. Content Creation:

Once a topic is selected, our writers delve deep into comprehensive research. They consult peer-reviewed journals, reputable publications, and collaborate with experts to ensure the content is both scientifically sound and easily comprehensible. Our aim is to break down complex concepts into relatable insights that resonate with our readers.

3. Expert Review:

Before any article is published, it is reviewed by our expert team. This ensures that the content is not only factually accurate but also provides a balanced perspective. Our experts offer critical feedback, suggest additions, and ensure that the content aligns with the latest scientific consensus.

4. Editorial Review:

Post the expert review, our editorial team steps in to refine the content. They focus on being clear, communicating academic topics in a layperson's language, and ensuring the entire topic is understandable. Every article is proofread multiple times to eliminate any grammatical or stylistic errors. The team also ensures that the content aligns with our voice and style guidelines.

5. Feedback & Updates:

We believe in the dynamic nature of knowledge. As new research emerges and the field of psychology evolves, we revisit our content to ensure it remains up-to-date. We also highly value feedback from our readers and often incorporate their insights to enhance the quality and relevance of our articles.

At Practical Psychology, our editorial process is a testament to our dedication to excellence. We want to be a reliable source of information, guiding our readers on their journey of understanding the human mind.

If you've found any errors within our research and work, please don't hesitate to bring it to our attention by sending us an email with the Contact page.

Our Team

Courtney Beatey, B.Ed.

Hello, I'm Courtney. I have a background in education, human resources, and writing. I spent 6 years teaching grades 4, 6, and 8, instilling a love for learning in students. I also have 5 years of experience in HR. After becoming a stay-at-home mom, I ventured into writing. I've written for numerous companies, focusing on health, fitness, psychology, and especially educational studies. I hold a Bachelor's in Education from the University of North Texas, earned in 2012.

Courtney specializes in content on Learning and Developmental Psychology.

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Andrew English, Ph.D.

With over 20 years in Organizational Development consulting, Andrew has worked with a diverse range of industries and clients, including Google, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Kaiser Permanente. He holds a doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and an M.S. in Clinical Psychology. Andrew is also a published author, with his coauthored book "Hire Better Teachers Now" released by Harvard Education Press.

Andrew focuses on topics like Talent Management, Leadership Development, and Employee Engagement, as well as our Uncategorized Content.


Andrew English

Kristen Clure, M.A.

I have over 6 years of research experience within separate psychology specialties including social, cognitive and neuroscience, and love and close relationships. I am currently a research and development coordinator and internship program manager. I completed my BA in Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley in 2020, and my MA in Positive Developmental Psychology and Evaluation from Claremont Graduate University in 2023. My CITI certification was established in 2019. Additionally, my yoga teaching certification was completed in 2019, and my mindfulness meditation training was completed in 2020.

Courtney specializes in content on Decision Making, Attention, Perception, and Cognitive Psychology.


Kristen Clure

Graham Waller, B.S.

I’m a freelance writer with interests in psychology, health and wellness, entrepreneurship, and spirituality/religion. I graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology in Fall of 2020. Eventually I would like to compete a PhD in Clinical Psychology and work as a researcher-clinician. I have several years of extracurricular writing, editing, and research experiences across honors programs and research labs from my time in school and am looking to put this experience to good use.

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Jaqueline Miranda, M.S.

Hi, I’m Jaqueline! I have both my Bachelor’s and Master’s in Psychology and am interested in Positive and Social Psychology. Specifically, I have worked on projects examining familial support and stressful experiences around discrimination with college students and how familial factors impact behavioral problems such as school refusal. Soon, I hope to obtain my Ph.D. in Social Psychology. I love to cook, do yoga, and travel in my free time.

Jaqueline Miranda

Alyssa Roberts, B.S.

Hello! My name is Alyssa. I have been studying and working in the field of Psychology for many years. I earned my bachelor’s of science degree in psychology, with a minor in chemistry. I am currently a graduate student in a Counseling and Psychological Services Master’s Program. I also intend to earn my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, with a focus on psychophysiology and eating disorders. I have experience working in a group home setting, children’s day treatment, rehabilitation clinic, and in community mental health. I am passionate about providing psychoeducation and advocating for mental health. I am particularly interested in adolescent psychology and neuropsychology. In my free time, I enjoy spending time outside with my two labradoodles!


Daniel Matchar, MSW

Hi – I’m Daniel. I am a licensed social worker and therapist. I developed an interest in psychology at an early age, which led to my decision to pursue a career in mental health. I received my master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington. I’ve spent my professional career in mental and behavioral health, having worked in a variety of settings from schools to community health agencies to hospitals. I love working with all ages and types of people, though particularly enjoy working with young folks. I combine my passion of writing with my research background and clinical knowledge to bring interesting and helpful psychology-related content to a broader audience.

Niki Davis-Fainbloom, M.A.

I am a sex and relationship expert. I received my Master’s degree from NYU in psychology and studied sexuality at the Kinsey Institute. The goal of my work is to use scientific research, humor, and practical instruction to help folks develop the skills to have healthier and more satisfying romantic and sexual relationships. I have been featured in Mind Body Green, Cosmopolitan, and The Insider. I have also facilitated lectures about healthy sexuality at Planned Parenthood, New York University, and The United Nations.

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Matt Hidder, B.A.

Hello, my name is Matt Hidder. I received a B.A with a double major in Cognitive Science and Philosophy from the University of Illinois at the end of 2014. During my time at the U of I, I spent 2 years working in a analogical thinking an reasoning laboratory under Dr. John Hummel. The goal of this research was to better understand how humans perform reasoning tasks which require analogical thought, and to utilize this understanding to help develop a neurologically plausible neuro-net model of human analogical reasoning. While I explored many different areas of philosophy, I became enamored with philosophy of mind and spent much of my time at the U of I concentrating on this area of study. While I have had other jobs over the years, writing, editing, and tutoring have always been my bread and butter–so to speak. In my free time I enjoy camping, backpacking, and playing acoustic guitar.


Tracy Gossett, B.S.

Nice to meet you! I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a specialization in Sociology and Human Systems. My prior experience was in child welfare as an investigator. I have also taught parent sex education classes and cooperation through connection courses. I am a Freelance Writer with interests in love, relationships, self-awareness, and self-improvement. But my favorite things to write about are trends in exponential technology and the effects they have on our humanness. The goal of my writing career is to keep learning about human behavior and encourage people to make positive changes in their lives.


Sean Carroll, B.A.

Hi. I graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and a Minor in the Humanities. I am currently working on a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have experience working with psychiatric disorders, addictions, and community mental health. My interests are psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, philosophy, cultural theories, and social psychology. My hope is to one day work as an individual mental health therapist in private practice and obtain specialized training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. In my free time, I climb, snowboard, read, and play D&D.