|Do You Really Need To Talk About Your Past?
||Does therapy absolutely require you to "talk about your past?" My answer may surprise you....
|Humor, Screens & Children
||A sense of humor can lend itself as a protective factor for troubled or uncertain situations one may have through life’s journey. Included in this piece are some ways to think about humor development as applied to current children’s television programming from birth to elementary school years.
|Public Faces Vs. Private Thoughts: the Actor's Paradox
||Many therapists seem to think that patients behave in their offices in ways typical of how they behave in other social contexts. This is very naive. We all present different aspects of ourselves, and hide other things, depending on the goals we are trying to reach with certain others, or because of loyalty to our family system and its beliefs. We lie even to ourselves.
|Anxious? Depressed? Blame it on your middle-management position
||Individuals near the middle of the social hierarchy suffer higher rates of depression and anxiety than those at the top or bottom, according to researchers. Nearly twice the number of supervisors and managers reported they suffered from anxiety compared to workers. Symptoms of depression were reported by 18 percent of supervisors and managers compared to 12 percent for workers.
|5 Things That Feminism Got Wrong
||Feminism has done good things for women, often instilling in them a pride in their femininity that was lacking before. It has opened up doors that were not previously open … ...
|With Depression, Know Your Limits
||I spent this morning looking for a beautiful quote I read about a month ago, something along the lines of what motivational speaker John Bradshaw said: “I define a ‘good person’ as somebody who is fully conscious of their own limitations. They know their strengths, … ...
|Narcissists Lose Status and Know It
||Narcissists feed off the energy of the people around them. They crave status and work hard to achieve it. But, do they succeed in getting the status they want? An intriguing possibility is that narcissists don’t actually get status, they just believe that they have status within a group.
|Can You Fake Intimacy?
||Being involved in a truly intimate relationship means that you reveal your real self to your partner. The question is whether the self you show to your partner is authentic or sham. Find out whether you and your partner are being as honest as possible with each other.
|Anger: Symptoms and Skills
||How do you define anger? Anger is an instinctual emotional response from a real or imagined threat. Anger is painful and we need to get relief. We almost always feel … ...
|What Your Private Practice Website Needs and Doesn’t Need...
||It can be completely overwhelming to build a website for your private practice. You browse the internet every day but when it comes to making decisions for your private practice’s website, it can be hard to know what your website needs and what is simply … ...
|Men and Body Image: Are Their Reasons the Same...
||Guess what, ladies: When it comes to issues with body image, it seems we’re not alone. According to a recent HuffPost Women project, some men deal with some of the … ...
|Nine Kinds of Responsibility
||We don’t all express our ability to be responsible in the same way.
|What is Evolutionary Psychology?
||The application of evolutionary principles to issues of behavior (AKA evolutionary psychology) is one of the most powerful intellectual movements in the current landscape of modern thought. Here are some of the basic concepts of this exciting field – spelled out in brief.
|Common Cravings Blocked With This Simple Smartphone Game
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|A Choice Between Safety and Survival
||Last night I started watching a new BBC series called “Hidden Kingdoms.” In this series, little wild beings like mice and beetles get their 15 minutes of fame as the camera … ...
|How Should I Live?
||Have you found your “lifespace” – your place, your space, and your people? Are you living where and how you most want to live? Are you living with or in … ...
|Republicans have happier marriages than Democrats, study indicates
||Republicans tend to be happier in their marriages than Democrats, and are less likely to be divorced, reveals a new article. The findings add to an ongoing debate over which set of political ideals help to lead people to a happy life, say the investigators.
|Unequal healthcare funding provokes 'moral disgust,' pioneering brain scan research shows
||Areas of the brain associated with social and moral disgust are triggered when healthcare funding is split unequally, researchers have found. The anterior insula is involved in processing humans' sense of physical disgust -- like when we are exposed to foul smells or unpleasant images -- but is also triggered when we feel a strong sense of moral outrage -- for example, at the perceived breach of social or ethical norms.
|Patient satisfaction a poor surrogate for quality of care in brain surgery
||Patient satisfaction is a very poor proxy for quality of care comparisons in elective cranial neurosurgery. Because deaths are rare events in elective cranial neurosurgery, reporting of surgeon or even department-specific mortality figures cannot differentiate a high or low level of the quality of care, investigators say.
|Do You Have Trouble With Intimacy? If So, You're Not Alone
||What constitutes emotional closeness? Well, it all depends on your needs, desire, and capacity. Looking at matches and mismatches in friendship and love and why intimacy can be so darn elusive.