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APA’s Letter to its Council of Representatives The following letter was penned by Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD, ABPP, Past-President of the American Psychological Association (APA) and Susan H. McDaniel, PhD, its President-elect. It was shared with APA members on its listservs. Dear Council Colleagues: We promised more frequent updates. So this is … ...
Fixing Problems: Are You Excessively Responsible? What is preventing us from taking our lives one day at a time? Simply put, we do not respect ourselves. As a consequence of our lack of self-acceptance, we do … ...
The Deafening Silence of Passive Aggressive Behavior Has a relative, colleague, or friend ever gifted you with a passive aggressive present or backhanded compliment as their way of trying to prove a point or express their hostility wordlessly?
Poverty's most insidious damage is to a child's brain An alarming 22 percent of U.S. children live in poverty, which can have long-lasting negative consequences on brain development, emotional health and academic achievement. Now, even more compelling evidence has been provided suggesting that growing up in poverty has detrimental effects on the brain.
Four Temperaments: Sanguine, Phlegmatic, Choleric, and Melancholic Personality Types Ancient concept of four personality types -- sanguine, phlegmatic, choleric, and melancholic -- explained. Find out where it comes from, how it's used today, and what is your personality type according to the four temperaments model.
The Psychological Effects of Too Much Testing   How do I recall my years in elementary school? I surely remember assignments and standardized tests, but I can also conjure up images of snacks and story time and recreation with my peers in order to forge social relationships (which, in my opinion, is … ...
Want to Be Mentally Strong? Harness These Five Strengths...     I used to think that mentally strong people had superhuman qualities. I thought that they were bestowed with some sort of cybernetic strength that they – and only … ...
Learning To Let People Accept You I’ve always had friends, but I tend to keep them at arms’ length. I’m scared they’ll get to know the real me. I’m scared that once I get comfortable enough … ...
Are You Catching Too Many Z’s? Sleep is vital to our overall health and happiness. When we sleep, our bodies go to work cleaning up waste throughout the body. Muscles and organs are repaired. Cells clean … ...
Three Reasons to Cultivate a Consciousness of Optimal Thinking-Feeling... Our thoughts are not simply airy pieces of information that enter our minds and then disappear. The words and ideas we think, and the accompanying feelings we feel, shape our … ...
The Evolution of Frasier Crane “Even the happiest of us can find reasons to be unhappy. So, don’t look for them!” Frasier Crane One of the most beloved comedic characters from television of the mid-eighties and nineties was Dr. Frasier Crane. Kelsey Grammer played the role of Frasier from 1984 … ...
Why the religion of the Chattanooga shooter trumps his... Now we learn that Mohammod Abdulazeez, the gunman who fatally shot four Marines and a sailor at a recruiting office and naval reserve center in Chattanooga  last week, had depression and self-medicated … ...
Memory-Loss Man Baffles Psychologists: “We’ve Never Seen Anything Like This Before” Case questions traditional ideas about how memory works. » Continue reading: Memory-Loss Man Baffles Psychologists: “We’ve Never Seen Anything Like This Before” » Read HealthiestBlog.com, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles:Memory Loss NOT Always The First Sign of Alzheimer’s, New Study Finds Alcohol’s Surprising Influence on Memory Loss in Later Years This Blood Type Linked to Memory Loss Later in Life Nasal Spray Effective Treatment For Memory Loss and Alzheimer’s, Study Finds The Facial Expression That Fights Memory Loss
Love is a Choice More than a Feeling Most of us tend to focus on falling in love and use the feeling of love to determine the duration of a relationship. Falling in love is easy to do, almost effortless, but losing that loving feeling is not that hard to do, either. Of … ...
Slagging Mainstream Medicine Still Popular Passtime I’m always amazed by the success of negative advertising. If you can’t present positive aspects of your own program, then pose questions that raise doubt about the competition. This approach … ...
The Myth of the Saturated Market When my family moved to Seattle this phrase “saturated market” kept coming up. I worried that in a city with more than 1,200 therapists listed on Psychology Today, I wouldn’t have a place. Because I didn’t really have the option to fail, I tried my … ...
Career Advice for Geniuses Career advice for brilliant people is often different from standard counsel.
Child Porn Offenders and the Sentencing Process Part One:... In previous postings to this site, I have written about the differences between sexual addiction and sexual offending, the various types of sexual offenders, the treatment of sexual offenders, and … ...
Personal Intelligence: Are You Using Yours? You've heard a lot about emotional intelligence. Now there's a new kid on the block.
Fragile I will be honest. I am not having a very good time of it lately. I cry at seemingly anything. I feel so fragile. I don’t want anyone to touch … ...