MicroPsych.com is the preeminent website devoted exclusively to the field of micropsychology, the study and treatment of insignificant psychological disorders. This class of disorders permeates contemporary cultures world-wide, and although the disorders are of little or no real, long-term consequence to anyone including those experiencing those disorders, their study and treatment can and does contribute to the growing wealth of researchers and therapists around the globe.
The term “micropsychology” is derived from Greek mīkros meaning "small," psukhē meaning "spirit" or "soul" and logia meaning "study of." While the term is derived from Greek, the field of micropsychology is of very recent origins. Specifically, while lecturing at the University of Alktauck in 2005, Professor Hans vonMuller serendipitously discovered a heretofore unstudied psychological phenomenon.
One morning, Professor vonMuller's adolescent daughter arrived at the breakfast table in tears and announced that she would not be attending school that day in the nearby village of Bââd Haradäë because she could not manage her coiffure. Professor vonMuller, having substantial training in psychiatry, tried to cheer her by explaining that she wasn’t all that attractive in the first place and with her hair out of control, it could possibly detract from her other, not-so-appealing facial features anyway.
Nevertheless, his daughter was inconsolable and refused to leave the vonMuller household for several days. During this time Professor vonMuller had the opportunity to thoroughly analyze his daughter’s psychic state. Initially labeled Bââd Haradäë Disorder by Dr. vonMuller, this episode of an inconsequential incident causing a disproportionate psychological reaction became the defining event in micropsychology and set the path for the study of microdisorders. Bââd Haradäë Disorder is still one of the most common microdisorders reported today, although in North America, the disorder is often mis-referred to as “Bad Hair Day."
To date, over two dozen verifiable microdisorders have been identified. Many more potentially insignificant psychological disorders are under review. It is anticipated that the list of microdisorders will grow substantially as the importance of the field earns more recognition and its study becomes more lucrative.
Chief Micropsychiatric Officer and Principal Researcher
Dr. Hans vonMuller attended Oblenzk Universität where he completed studies leading to a Doctorate of Psychiatric Disorders. Following an internship at the Institute of Cognitive Studies in Weisbatten, Dr. vonMuller began his tenure at the University of Alktauck, where as Department Chairman, he continues to teach, conduct research and consult with private and government agencies.
Dr. vonMuller is President of the International Association for the Study of Psychological Microdisorders (IASPM), serves on the boards of the International Society of Microtherapy (ISM) and the Federation of Microtherapy Practitioners (FMP). He is also on the peer review panel of the Journal of Psychological Microdisorders (JPM).
Dr. vonMuller is a columnist for Microdisorders Today and the author of several books on the subject, including the best-selling Freak Me Out: How to Turn an Annoyance into a Crisis. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Young Researcher of the Year award presented by the International Association for Psychological Research (IAPR).
Deputy Micropsychiatric Associate Researcher
Dr. Nadjia Gerthner attended the University of New Mexico at Roswell where she completed studies leading to a Doctorate of Psychology in Alien Disorders. She then received a post-doctoral fellowship from the Hynek Institute of Aerial Phenomena where she became expert in close encounters of the third, fourth and fifth kinds.
Dr. Gerthner is the Executive Secretary of the International Association of Psychological Microdisorders (IAPM), serves on the board of the Federation of Microtherapy Practitioners (FMP), and is on the peer review panel of the Journal of Psychological Microdisorders (JPM). She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Peripheral Science Journal, writes extensively for Sky Strangers and is the author of E.T. Diaries. Dr. Gerthner is currently employed as a consultant and lobbyist for the National Alien Rights Action Committee (NARAC) in Washington, D.C. and is co-founder of MicroPsych.com.
Deputy Micropsychiatric Officer and Associate Researcher
Dr. Ronald Yeabetz was awarded his Doctorate of Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies from Columbus State University in Louisiana, where he studied the effects of psychological microdisorders in Hispanic adolescents and young adults. He is currently a Senior Lecturer and Associate Researcher at the Royal University Hospital in Sydney, where he is studying the long-term physiological consequences of early- and late-stage, misdiagnosed psychological microdisorders on Pacific Islander, pubescent males. His findings have already contributed to revisions of a new edition of the Description of Significant Microdisorders (DSM) which will be published in 2025.
Dr. Yeabetz is vice president of the International Association of Psychological Microdisorders (IAPM), serves on the board of the International Society of Microtherapy (ISM) and is Editor of the Journal of Psychological Microdisorders (JPM). He is a columnist for Microdisorders Today and the author of several books on the subject.
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