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Additional Questions to Spark Self-Discovery Last month we explored various questions to help you get to know yourself better. Self-discovery is powerful. “ It is at the core of living a joyful, fully self-expressed life,” said Mara Glatzel, MSW, an intuitive life and business coach who helps women create lives brimming with ease, self-care...
How To Get a Narcissist to Feel Empathy A simple technique to help narcissists develop more fellow-feeling.→ 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:Are Narcissists As Sexy As They Think? Art Elevates the Mind by Increasing Empathy, Critical Thinking and Tolerance The Psychology of Storytelling and Empathy, Animated Empathy: Women Better Under Stress But Men Worse Powerful People Feel Taller Than They Really Are
Level of addiction to tobacco measured by new virtual platform In Mexico, 21.7 percent of the population smokes, which is associated with 95 percent of (lung cancer cases and the development of 29 more different conditions. A citizen science project titled "Are you smoking away?" is part of the venture "Science that Breathes" that makes available a tool that leads to answer a series of questions about the perceptions that people have about smoking.
Are You A Doormat? Yes, I went for a provocative title.   I know people are not doormats, but let’s face it, sometimes we all have occasions where we act like it.  But if you find that you’re habitually getting walked on, it might be time to make some changes. This is actually a...
Psychology Around the Net: May 31, 2014 Ever wonder about self-help industry profits? What about why people are more likely to share negative experiences than positive ones? What about the psychology of sexual fantasies? Oooooh. Check out this week’s Psychology Around the Net. The Self-Help Industry Helps Itself to Billions of Dollars: Did you know the self-improvement...
How to Deal With Procrastination Procrastination is one of those things that even the most well-organized and punctual fall victim to at some point or another. Think about the last time you found yourself watching television when you really should have been doing homework. While common, procrastination can have a detrimental impact on your life, including your grades. ...Read Full Post
Insecurity in Men with Borderline Personality Disorder Insecurity is a key dynamic force in men with borderline personality disorder.
Handling Criticism: Can You Do It? A total stranger about whose business establishment I had written an article emailed me the night after it was published, alleging that my article was “mostly erroneous.” For a horrified split-second I wondered how this could be, as (1) I’m a conscientious professional — not perfect, sure, but too careful...
Is Your Boss a Narcissist? Have you felt disrespected and driven by a narcissistic boss's dictates and demands?
Are Deal-Breakers Standing in the Way of Your Love Life? Many of us have deal-breakers when dating, ranging from pet peeves to serious character flaws. Do deal-breakers protect us from the wrong people or do they keep us from finding the right ones?
Therapists and Clients: Common Problems and How to Avoid Therapists Are Not Perfect As therapists, each of us would like to do exactly the right thing in each and every session. However, given the stressful nature of our work, the lengthy and sometimes sporadic hours, the occasional inability to feel secure in our continued income, and even our own...
5 Communication Skills that Open People’s Minds These 5 communication techniques create open-minded dialogue instead of contentious debate.
Is Invisible Anger Haunting You Invisible Anger – I was reading over a fellow Psych Central blog and this term was used. It got me thinking about my own invisible anger and how it would manifest itself.  The result was this Family Stew Mental Health Humor cartoon. I call it what else: “invisible anger.”...
The Science of Love: 9 Ways Being in Love From boosting happiness to making you less judgmental, here’s how head-over-heels transforms you. Love makes us all walk around like giant goof balls. We’re smiling for no reason. We’re asking people how their days are just so they’ll ask us back and we can sigh and say things have never...
When You Feel Guilty After Eating For Memorial Day weekend, Brian and I visited friends in Miami. We ate lots of my favorite foods: shrimp, french fries, gelato, whole wheat waffles. While I enjoyed every bite, afterward, I felt the subtle, gnawing nudge of guilt. And some negative thoughts had slithered in: What if you gain...
Yoga Lowers Fatigue and Inflammation in Breast Cancer Patients How yoga affects the body's biology.→ 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:Short Yoga Session Stimulates Brain Function Immediately Afterwards Yoga’s Powerful Influence on Mood Patients in Vegetative State Can Respond Emotionally to Loved Ones Forecasting Myopia: Why Exercise is More Fun Than We Predict Meditation Changes How Genes Are Expressed
Sign Up for the Free Psychology 101 E-Course Have you ever wanted to learn more about psychology, but weren't quite sure where to begin? Whether you're preparing for a class, supplementing your study or simply interested in the subject, this free ten-week class can provide you with a great overview of psychology. Get started by signing up for the Psychology 101 e-course!
Craving Control: Controlling By Letting Go of Control   Mindfulness involves two essential mechanisms: applying a certain kind of attention and practicing disidentification. Attention can be active or passive: that of an active observer or that of an uninvolved witness. This distinction is easy to understand through contrasting such verbs as “to look” versus “to see.” “To look” implies...
Walking Your Way to Creativity Just about every day, I take a break from whatever I am doing and head out to one of the many trails in Santa Barbara. This is southern California, so it is often warm and sunny. That alone makes most of these exercise breaks pleasant experiences. They’ve always seemed good...
Making Time For Yourself As the weekend is closing in on us, many of us find ourselves overwhelmed with everyone home. Soon summer will be here and it’ll feel like we never get a break from all the chaos that can surround us. One of the best ways you can care for yourself is...