Tag: "psychology"

Joy and Pain | Psychology Today

Taking pleasure in the suffering of others usually gives us moral unease.But there some circumstances, which set the table so well, that the pleasure is exquisite and memorable.

Dear Mr. President | Psychology Today

It is part of what made you strong as you followed your father around to the many properties here.This is not to say that some of your critics don’t have a point and this is not an apologia.

Better Living Through Empathy | Psychology Today

" In my own work, I focus on what helps us to better understand others.The first involves the cognitive process of taking another person’s psychological perspective, imagining their thoughts, feelings, and what drives their behaviors.

Diana Raab PhD | Psychology Today

She is a memoirist, poet, blogger, and speaker who facilitates workshops in writing for healing and transformation.She holds a PhD in Psychology with a concentration in Transpersonal Psychology, and a research focus on the healing and transformative powers of memoir writing.

The Empowerment Diary | Psychology Today

This week is a good time to consider and write about all you have to be thankful for.A Room of Our Own

Do you feel as if you don't have any quiet time to yourself?

Alone At The Holidays | Psychology Today

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To all of you who are alone on the holidays this year, please know that you are not the only one.You don’t feel really comfortable as a tag-along, inserting yourself into someone else’s family even when invited.

View From the Mist | Psychology Today

Staying In the Game

What it takes to not give up - the pros and cons of just staying in the game

Adjust Our Sails

When the winds of depression come, you can do nothing or alter your course.Your Voice Matters

Do you ever feel your opinion doesn’t matter to researchers?

Breaking Up With Food | Psychology Today

This was going to have to be a deep emotional break-up, a rift that would last the rest of my life.What would it mean to cut myself off from food, other than for nutrition?

Time Out | Psychology Today

American Anxiety

Anxiety is spreading through the population at an alarming rate.To Live and Die in America

The suicide rate has risen 24% in the past 15 years.

Excellent Beauty | Psychology Today

Weird Beliefs

You have some weird beliefs, beliefs that do not fit well with all your other everyday beliefs.Donald Trump Is a Black Swan

Human psychology and the unpredictable -- a dangerous mix, forcing us to explain the unexplainable.

The Sad Holiday | Psychology Today

Someone recently told me that Christmas makes him sad, especially when he puts ornaments on his tree.Several people spend a quiet day with their spouse as their children are with the family into which they married.

The Creativity Cure | Psychology Today

If You Fear, Shun or Avoid Pleasure

Some people may thwart their happiness without realizing it because this positive emotion conjures guilt, fear or panic.Here is one person's story and treatment suggestions.

Choose Your Feelings | Psychology Today

” —Rumi
A prominent view in psychology is that our emotional lives are shaped by our values and judgments (Solomon, 2007).A person’s emotional experience typically results from a subjective interpretation of an event, rather than from the event itself.

Presence of Mind | Psychology Today

Holiday Boundaries

You don't have to sacrifice your health or integrity to make other people's holidays happy.Healthy givers have the will and the skill to set appropriate helping and giving boundaries.

All About Addiction | Psychology Today

The promise of an addiction cure is alluring, but the evidence keep suggesting that for those who meet chronic addiction criteria, the cure is going to be a combination of approaches.Again

Obamacare promises changes in the accessibility of addiction treatment.

Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. | Psychology Today

Shawn Meghan Burn, Ph., is Professor of Psychology at California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo where she teaches social psychology, applied social psychology, group dynamics, and women's and gender studies.