William Smith, Ph.D., researcher, writer & scientific advisor to The Beckley Foundation.
He specializes in the neuropsychology of personality and emotion and has presented his work to an international audience. He has a diverse background in research and writing, and recently completed work on a book on the neuropsychology of performance.
His passion is communication, and applying science to fuel positive lifestyle changes.
- 2021-Present – Scientific Assistant to the Director, The Beckley Foundation
- 2020-2021 – Literary Researcher and Editor, private client (Book currently in-press)
- 2020-2021 – Private Tutor, Cherwell College
- 2019-2020 – Research Associate, The Rights Lab
- 2017-2020 – Assistant Teacher (Psychology Methods), University of Nottingham
Education & Degrees
Piaget’s Schema & Learning Theory: 3 Fascinating Experiments
Jean Piaget’s theories of cognitive development remain hugely influential in both the popular and academic understanding of how our knowledge of the world is shaped [...]
What Is Cognitive Therapy? 10 Types & Research Findings
The links connecting our thoughts together define our attitudes, emotions, and behaviors. Examining and understanding these links provides an extremely promising target for therapeutic intervention. [...]
How to Relieve Stress: 37 Simple Activities and Games
Periodic stress is a fact of modern life. But we need not see stress as something perpetual, punishing, and unmanageable. Instead, by learning to apply [...]
Counseling Ethics Code: 10 Common Ethical Issues & Studies
Most counselors have an appreciation for the possibility and diversity of ethical issues, but it’s easy to think they’ll never happen to you. Despite their [...]
The Psychology of Grief: The 4 Stages Explained
Grief is characterized by a contradiction. On one hand, it is a complex and painful maelstrom of thoughts and emotions triggered by the loss of [...]