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Social Skills 101: Test and Improve Your Niceness Quotient Social skills are such a key part of life that most of us rarely give them conscious thought. New research will provide a tool for you to do a reality check on yours.
The Psychology of a Fart James Dougherty, who married Marilyn Monroe when he was twenty-one and she was sixteen, tells a story of how young Marilyn (then called Norma Jean) unleashed a stinker while they … ...
The Spirit of Generosity- Part 2 Linda: When my husband says he loves me, I sometimes say, “Give me the details.” I like it when he’s specific. I think we all desire more or less to … ...
Seeds for a Successful Private Practice: 7 Tips for... Are you a recent social work or mental health graduate? Are you wondering what actions you can take now to prepare for private practice, while working towards your licensure? The following 9 professionals have kindly agreed to provide you with their best advice: Allison Puryear, … ...
Psychology Around the Net: September 24, 2016 Well, it’s finally fall, y’all! Though my neck of the woods is still squeezing out every last drop of 90-degree weather it can. If you’re chilling at home like I am (and hey, even if you’re not you can check them out later!), take a … ...
The Dark Side of the Focus on Families: A... Bella’s intro: As an American, I’m used to hearing lots of family talk, especially from political candidates. One after another, they promise to help families. But when their focus is … ...
Who’s More Powerful, You or Him? My last cartoon was about food choices. Would you lose more weight being able to choose from a big menu, or with just a few selections in front of you? … ...
Suicide in Children — What Every Parent Must Know Only about one-third of children or young adolescents who died from suicide told anyone that they intended to kill themselves. Do you know the risk factors?
Why I Wish I Could Be a Narcissist Simply put, life might be easier as a narcissist.
The Spirit of Generosity-Part 1 Linda: Moses Mendelssohn, the grandfather of the well-know German composer, was far from being a handsome man. Along with rather short stature, he also possessed a formidable humpback. Once he … ...
Sexual assault: Changing the conversation before college New PSA targets the victim-blaming messages surrounding sexual assault.
Emergency rooms slow to treat, transfer psychiatric patients Emergency room patients needing mental health care were transferred to other facilities more often than patients needing other services, and they waited longer to be treated or moved.
12-Step v. Non-Step IRETA (Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions) published an article “Comparing 12-Step and Non-Step Models of Addiction Recovery” (2013) which offers a (favorable) review of my approach to … ...
Vulnerability Equates to Success As a society, we tend to hide from being vulnerable. We are taught from an early age to be strong, be confident, to be anything but vulnerable. This thinking, however, is flawed. Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage. It is not weakness. When … ...
How Well Do You Know Yourself? Psychological tests that are trusted by one generation may be debunked by the next. A selection of tests to learn about and try, just for fun, are found in Psychobook.
Getting to Know Your 3 Brains Part 5: The... about getting to know your three brains: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4. For most of us, at least initially, there exists an uphill battle to pay attention to our three brains — even though it is ultimately very good … ...
Trying to Explain the Inexplicable We are tempted to look for psychological explanations for successes and failures, when the more convincing explanation is simply that people get lucky—and luck is fleeting.
A Healthy Diet Equals A Better Reader When my kids were little, we were regulars at the local library. At least once a week, I’d take my toddlers into those quiet buildings and let them choose a … ...
How to Parent With (Not Against) Your Partner One of the biggest stresses on a relationship is parenting. And one of the biggest stresses on kids is inconsistent parenting. So getting on the same page as your partner … ...
5 Common Ways Money Issues Wreck Relationships Issues surrounding money are one of the most common conflicts within relationships, even where there is plenty of love. Here are some frequent ways that money damages partnerships.