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.
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.
" 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.
Smith, Ph., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Kentucky (Ph.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
Adi Jaffe, Ph., is a world renowned mental health expert, a lecturer at UCLA and the CEO of IGNTD.
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.
Stanton Peele, Ph., lectures internationally on the meaning, treatment, and future of addiction.
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.
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.
Renee Garfinkel, Ph., is a clinical psychologist, author, and radio host.
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 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.