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Why Defensiveness Does Not Work. Why do we get defensive? Why does this antagonism escalate and damage relationships that did not need to be damaged? Why our relationships are stormier than they need to be? Why is happiness … ...
3 Ways We Should All Be Introverts Whether you're an introvert or an extrovert, everyone can benefit from being quiet and thoughtful.
Weakening memories of crime through deliberate suppression There are some bad memories -- whether of a crime or a painful life event -- that we'd rather not recall. New research shows that people can successfully inhibit some incriminating memories, reducing the memories' impact on automatic behaviors and resulting in brain activity similar to that seen in 'innocent' participants.
Exercise Almost Killed Me Fall, 1980. Nineteen years old. I was excited to transfer from my small branch campus near Erie to the Penn State main campus in University Park, Pennsylvania. It’s a beautiful campus of over forty thousand students in central Pennsylvania—so idyllic and isolated from the world … ...
Rebounding, Bouncing Back, and Springing Forward:     Mental toughness isn’t something reserved for Olympic athletes, it’s something we all have. A mother raising young children has mental toughness. A business owner putting everything in the … ...
Reading: Brain waves study shows how different teaching methods affect reading development Researchers found that beginning readers who focus on letter-sound relationships, or phonics, increase activity in the area of their brains best wired for reading.
Poliovirus study finds that less is more A modified poliovirus therapy that is showing promising results for patients with glioblastoma brain tumors works best at a low dosage, according to the research team where the investigational therapy is being pioneered.
Brilliant Psychologist Chooses the Day of Her Death I was in graduate school from 1975 through 1979, and during those years, and some years afterwards, the field of psychology was riveted with the concept of androgyny, especially as … ...
What Adolescents Can Learn from Parental Conflict The job of parents is to provide a constructive example for conducting conflict with each other from which their adolescent can positively learn.
Quick to laugh or smile? It may be in your genes Why do some people immediately burst into laughter after a humorous moment, while others can barely crack a smile? New research examining emotional reactivity suggests one of the answers may lie in a person's DNA.
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Inside Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: What Do Symptoms Really Mean?... A personal story I recently had to say goodbye to a client of mine, I will call Sara, with whom I had been working for two years in weekly psychoanalytic … ...
Feeling Bipolar Disorder In Your Gut Despite the way we’re taught in school, the body doesn’t think of itself as divided up into systems. It doesn’t realize it has a nervous system and an endocrine system, … ...
Handling Stress Without Reducing or Avoiding It Most of us know that stress is bad. It’s hard to go a week or maybe even a day without hearing how terrible stress is for us. Stress causes high blood pressure, headaches, insomnia, chest pain and other health problems. Maybe for you, it’s even … ...
ADHD, Deadlines, Procrastination, Synapses, And Hell You commit to a task. It’s in the future. You think “I’ve got lots of time.” and you file that thought away. And that thought, “I’ve got lots of time,” is … ...
Who Would JonBenét be Now? If JonBenét Ramsey were still alive she would be 25 years old. What kind of 25-year-old would she be? We can only speculate, but we can speculate based on years … ...
Bookkeeping 101 for Therapists Does the idea of “doing your books” intimidate you? It doesn’t have to. Many therapists figure out that business bookkeeping can be SIMPLER than you think! Don’t believe me? Read on! First step in private practice bookkeeping The very first step in your private practice … ...
Stop Telling People You’re a “Thought Leader” Because You’re Not Is Thought Leadership Old Wine In New Bottles? There are certain words/phrases that irks me to no end — thought leader or thought leadership is one of them. I cringe every time I see the words “thought leader” or “thought leadership” on a website or by a person’s name. David Brooks wrote a satirical, op-ed … Continue reading Stop Telling People You’re a “Thought Leader” Because You’re Not →
Sharon Osbourne Taking Break Due to Emotional and Physical... Looking at the lives of celebrities, it is all too easy to assume that they don’t have the same problems as the average person but health issues, for example, do … ...
Happiness versus Success Over the decades - as both a psychiatrist practicing in Silicon Valley and a civilian living here locally - I have witnessed so much success and yet so little happiness. In our valley of material riches and natural beauty, the two are regrettably too often in opposition.