Author Archive: Matthew Purinton, MSW, LSW

20 Nov

Why Humans Are So Bad At Shopping – And What You Can Do About It

Research shows that we often make irrational choices, and many times these "bad" choices are made at the mall or while shopping online. Knowing the psychological science behind your shopping habits can help you be more aware and make better decisions in the stores -… Read More

12 Jun

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Homelessness

A recent study from St. Michael's Hospital in Canada found that almost half of all homeless men had suffered at least one traumatic brain injury during their life, with over 80% of the injuries occurring before the men lost their homes. The most likely causes… Read More

26 Mar

The Wilderness

I am afraid to leave my apartment everyday of my life. I am not afraid of the people; for me, the city of Philadelphia is truly the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. Philadelphia is a city of neighborhoods. A welcoming place where people… Read More

11 Apr

Pain and the Practitioner

Before I crushed a nerve in my leg, my career plan had been to become an attorney. However, I found that the fatigue and pain worsened by activity did not lend itself to actively practicing law. Instead, I found that Psychotherapy, was a great field… Read More