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Which Therapy is Right for You? There are many kinds of therapy and often it is difficult for consumers to figure out which is right for them. Here is a brief overview. Individual Psychotherapy. Individual, one-to-one … ...
Psychology Around the Net: February 6, 2016 Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! I hope your February is off to a great start — I know mine is! Honestly, I don’t know what to make of this winter so far — one weekend I’m snowed in, and the next it’s, well, almost spring … ...
The Making of a Racist From a Psychological Perspective... With all the news about Donald Trump and his racist, populous rants against Mexicans and Muslims, I keep thinking about how people become racist. As a psychotherapist, I view racism as a symptom, a clever adaptation the mind makes to deal with emotional distress and … ...
Take These Ten Steps Closer to Your Adult Child The world is full of mothers who are wondering why their adult sons don’t answer their calls, and fathers who struggle awkwardly to talk to their daughters. “What did I … ...
A Bipolar Relationship – Is it survivable? A few years back I asked my wife, Joan Winifred, how involving her in “my recovery” (more like OUR recovery) has helped our relationship? She said:     “It drew … ...
The Power of Knowing Your “Why” and Questions to... Lately, I’ve been really interested in the question “why?” For instance, in this post, I wondered: Why do we write? Why do we create? And even more so, why do … ...
Emotional distress tied to weapon use for teens Social and economic factors may influence whether teens get involved with weapons, but emotional distress and substance abuse appear to increase the odds for white, black and Hispanic youth alike.
What Is the Trajectory Toward Divorce? There are many reasons why couples may divorce, but when are these marital problems most likely to arise? Research tests three compelling possibilities.
No, There Is No Extra Credit! Nearly every teacher has heard this gut-wrenching question: “Is there extra credit?” For me, the answer has always been "no!" And here’s why.
How to Be Creative Here’s a list of tips for reconnecting to your creativity. These tips encapsulate what I think creativity is all about. Question convention and cold, hard facts. Channel those questions and … ...
Don’t Fall for the Common Myth that Stops People... People often ask me, “Why do we struggle so hard to change our habits? Why do we so often fail?” There are a few reasons, but there’s one big one — a popular myth about habits that leads people astray. It makes them accuse themselves … ...
Theatre of the Mind Eyelid curtain drops. I watch the theatre of mind in which mindforms pretend to be me. “Neti, Neti. I am not this, not this.” A familiar lesson of meditation continuously … ...
The Three Different Types of ADHD Did you know the term “ADD” is no longer used in the fields of medicine and psychology? It’s true. ADHD is now the only term used, but it’s broken up … ...
Dealing With Addictions in the Family Dealing with addicted family members is always a big challenge. There are some important issues to explore when someone you love is harming themselves. ARE YOU CONTRIBUTING TO THE PROBLEM? … ...
Super bowl won’t make you feel super, even if your team wins Communication researchers have created a unique way to watch the emotional dynamics of the game in real-time during this year's Super Bowl.
It's the Negative Campaigning, Stupid Do negative campaigns risk alienating voters? Opinion polls have long suggested that they do. But new experimental research tells a different story.
My Fight With A Religious Narcissist (Pt. 1 of 2) It’d been two blissful years since my last run-in with a narcissist. So when it happened again, it kinda’ caught me off guard. Not only did I not recognize it … ...
Depression in Children What are the risk factors for childhood depression and how can it be treated?
10 Hacks for Preventing Burnout Jason came to see me looking for help managing his anxiety and stress. He practically lived at the high-tech start up company where he worked. He ate all his meals … ...
3 Myths about Healthy Marriages that Most People Think... There are many myths about what a healthy marriage looks and feels like. When we start seeing these myths as facts, we get into problematic territory. Many myths create unrealistic standards, which when we bring into our homes and apply to our relationship can hinder … ...