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What Gottman Got Wrong IMO, Gottman's use of "the four horsemen of the apocalypse" to describe what goes wrong in partnerships is unnecessarily gender-biased and vague, and can actually cause more trouble than it solves. But there's an easy fix.
Are You a Narcissist? InfoGraphic Ever wonder if you or someone in your life is a diagnosable narcissist? Well, try answering these questions to find out.
Are You a Narcissist?: InfoGraphic Does it seem like inflated self-esteem is getting a little out of control these days? Here is a chart to help you better recognize narcissism. But noticing narcissistic traits around us may be the easy part. The hard part is understanding why these traits show up and what to do about them.
Tinder And Evolutionary Psychology Tinder’s popularity stems from its ability to match the human evolutionary mechanism. In a word, it is “distilled.” It cuts through the B.S., giving users only the data they need to develop a meaningful first impression.
How to Survive the holidays with Bipolar Holiday Survival 101     I was really hesitating to write this blog. I mean, aren’t there literally hundreds of blogs telling us how to make the holidays brighter? Cheerier?   In fact, I haven’t written in a week for fear that I had really nothing new to say. Then,...
Breathing Right Video 2, The Core-Breathing Boost Miriam Manela, co-author (with me, C.R.) of The Parent-Child Dance: A Guide to Help You Understand and Shape Your Child’s Behavior, talks about how to boost your or your child’s core breathing strength in this short video....
3 Ways to Respond to Your Anxious Child’s What-If “What if I don’t get asked to the dance?” “What if you run out of gas and can’t pick me up from school?” “What if we get robbed?” “What if… insert your child's anxious thought here ?” If your child’s anxious, it’s likely they do something I like to...
4 Proven Ways to Uplift Your Mood It is not uncommon for people from all walks of life to feel sad or lonely at times. Everyone at one time or another will have the blues, but you may have depression. Depression is a medical condition that requires help and is much more serious than being in a...
Just 1 Gram of This Spice Boosts Memory in Six Hours Memory improved by consuming small amount of this spice with breakfast. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:This Blood Type Linked to Memory Loss Later in Life The Type of Yoga That Boosts Memory and Attention The Effects of Vitamin E on Alzheimer’s and Age-Related Memory Problems Green Tea Improves Working Memory Poor Sleep: 8 Hours With Interruptions As Bad As Only 4 Hours
Are You Impulsive? Did Black Friday prompt you to make an impulse purchase? Read this post and calculate your ‘dysfunctional impulsivity’ score.
How Impulsive Are You? Impulsivity is a basic, yet fascinating concept in psychology. It’s associated with many traits, ranging from sensation-seeking to neuroticism, and it affects a number of behaviors of interest to psychologists, from over-eating to under-saving. Many important choices you've made may have been affected by your level of impulsivity.
To Make Love Last, Leave All Illusions Behind Falling in love made you a better person, more appreciative, caring, loving, compassionate, and tolerant.
The perils of perfection Part III The general perception of perfectionism is that it is something beyond our power to overcome or deal with. That it is something external, like fate, over which we have no control. This is simply not true. It might take a while to change things, but know that being a perfectionist...
Why Get An ADHD Diagnosis? There are benefits to getting a diagnosis. For one thing, a diagnosis opens up your options for treatment. Without a diagnosis, you might read books about ADHD and avail yourself of certain behavioural tricks and hacks. Without that diagnosis, you also might read this blog and blogs written by others...
Best of Our Blogs: November 28, 2014 “The greatest thing is to give thanks for everything. He who has learns this knows what it means to live.” - Albert Schweitzer As I’m writing this, it’s Thanksgiving. I’m fortunate that I don’t have to baste the turkey or prepare the house for a large party. We’re visiting others who...
Your adult siblings may be the secret to a long, happy life As people age, indicators of emotional health and life satisfaction may be tied to feelings about brothers and sisters.
The Things I Am Most Thankful for in My Bipolar World Today, here in the U.S., it is Thanksgiving and, like many Americans, I take time to reflect on what I am thankful for so here’s my list. 1. I am thankful that I didn’t die when I nearly did. Or that the cuts were never too deep. That those suicidal...
Talking Turkey or Self-Delusion Tom the Turkey: Oh, ya, I love it here! We are all natural, no GMO’s and all 100% Vegan. Living the good life cruelty-Free! Tom the Turkey: I can’t wait for you to meet the guys – Where is everyone? Farm: Green Acres  Turkey Farm Feed: All Natural Wild Bird Feed. Caption: Self-Delusion...
Avoid These 5 Traps that Can Destroy Your Good Habits Avoid these five habit traps — they can destroy your good habits. When we’re trying to master our habits, it’s important to be aware of the justifications or arguments that we sometimes invoke that interfere with keeping a good habit. They slip in so easily and quickly, it can be...
Relatives: On Cousins "Once Removed" and Unrelated Aunts On Thanksgiving, we gather with relatives: and in some circles, we debate how we are related. How did that question become expert knowledge? An anthropologist should know the answer... but it isn't that simple.