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Why Striving for Happiness Can Make You Unhappy Our imperative is happiness. We have a right to be happy, or so we think. Especially in America, the pursuit of happiness is seen as a birthright, a covenant we sign with life from our first cry. Happy people smile from magazine covers; merry models … ...
6 Common Side Effects of Antidepressants   For better or worse, one of the main treatments for depression — antidepressants — come with negative side effects. For some, these side effects are temporary and go away … ...
How Do You Manage Conflicts: Peace, Avoidance, or Confrontation When unhappy in a relationship, do you try to make things work, confront your partner, or kind of gradually back off? The answer depends on what conflict management style you tend to use the most, and that says a lot about you. Whether it’s an abusive boss or a tactless friend, unpleasant situations seem to […]
APA Brief Affirms Benefits of Racial and Ethnic Diversity on Campus Psychological research demonstrates value of diversity in higher education
APA Announces the Creation of Conference Travel Awards for Early- and Mid-Career Librarians Application cycle for early 2016 conferences is now open
High costs of transgender transition can have dark financial legacy The costs of transition can be overwhelming, especially for a population that is already marginalized.
Mental health equality call gets high profile backing A campaign calling for an increase in funding for mental health services in England has been launched.
Accepting Shame, Pain and All Kinds of Emotions This month I’m writing a piece for Psych Central on not viewing our anxiety as an adversary. An expert I interviewed for the piece shared the below poem with me, … ...
The Truth About ADHD Procrastination I’ve talked about procrastination before. I’ve mentioned it in passing I’m sure. But there are aspects of it that I’ve been meaning to address. I just … well, you know. … ...
How Not To Be A Jerk Or A Wimp Based on broad reading in behavioral science and philosophy, here are some tips on how to tip yourself toward the middle ground between being over-assertive and over-accommodating.
Facial width-to-height ratio doesn’t predict fighting ability in female UFC fighters The structure of a female UFC fighter’s face doesn’t appear to predict her performance — which isn’t the case for male fighters. “A growing body of literature suggests that the human face is a reliable indicator of various physiological, psychological, and behavioral characteristics in men and women,” the researchers explained in their study, which was [...]
What Bipolar Mania Really Feels Like: A First-Hand Account... After just a few weeks in Tom Wootton’s Bipolar IN Order course over at Bipolar Advantage, I have already learned so much. One important lesson I’ve realized is the difference between bipolar behaviors, which is what you see, and bipolar symptoms, which is what we … ...
Addictive Relating: Desperation Disguised as Love Addictive relating, as evidenced by the proliferation of books on the subject, is all too common, painful and suffered by both men and women. In my work with people trapped … ...
Creating Your Life Manifesto In Louder Than Words: Harness the Power of Your Authentic Voice, author Todd Henry suggests creating a manifesto for your work. He explains that a manifesto “captures why you are … ...
The Neglected Art of Receiving We're told that it is better to give than to receive. We may strive to love, but to what extent do we allow ourselves to be loved? People who are narcissistic do not know how to lovingly extend themselves to others. But narcissism can also take the form of being so guarded and self-absorbed that we don't let love in.
Is Psychology Insecure? The reaction to Bush is diagnostic of psychology being in an insecure state.
Tiny Buddha’s 365 Tiny Love Challenge: An Interview... Strengthening relationships and feeling less lonely is a challenge for emotionally sensitive people and can be overwhelming. Tiny Buddha’s 365 Tiny Love Challenges offers a step-by step model that is … ...
ADHD & Parenting: Tips for Creating Calm When your child has ADHD, there may be a lot of frustration. Your child might get frustrated with having to complete homework that bores them. They might get frustrated with so many thoughts ping-ponging in their brains. They might get frustrated that they have such … ...
Airport Encounters I am a consummate people watcher and connector. Everywhere I go, I meet folks from all of the world with stories to share. As I am writing this entry, I … ...
Could mindfulness practice reduce cravings and increase abstinence among cigarette smokers? A recent study in PLOS One documents differences between smokers and non-smokers on measures of mindfulness and subjective well-being. Participants in the study included 97 smokers and 84 non-smokers residing in Brazil; chi-square analysis determined no differences between the two groups other than smoking status. In addition to the collection of socio-demographic data, a self-report [...]