USA Today recently reported that many employees who have experienced prolonged stress from job uncertainties, stagnant pay, and having to do more with less at work are actually burning out. A recent study from the Conference Board revealed that 63% of workers say they have high levels of stress at work, with extreme fatigue and feeling out of control.
An Army Reserve psychologist, Dr. Connie Louie-Handleman, used the "tapping therapy," Emotional Freedom Techniques, on many of her patients in Afghanistan and found it was successful 60 to 70 percent of the time. EFT, however, still needs to be proven scientifically.
The Petraeus scandal is a recent example of a well-worn theme from evolutionary psychology. Socially successful men parlay their prestige into conquests in the bedroom. Moralists claim to be appalled. Should they be? Or are we merely observing one of the great truths of human sexual psychology playing out?
African American families have a long standing history of preferring to use the bible and religion as a method of coping with life troubles and stress. Some researchers have stated that African Americans may believe that if they see a therapist they may be seen as spiritually weak.
Who diets? While most of us conjure up an image of a person who is overweight and unhealthy this is often not the case. The diet industry and popular psychology have created a “culture” of dieting, especially for girls and women, where many people turn to weight loss efforts because they have learned to be ashamed of their bodies.
Have you ever considered the real purpose of going away on a honeymoon? Where did the tradition come from? And is it in fact good for your marriage? Well, we are about to disclose that a classic theory in neuroscience suggests that a honeymoon is likely to enhance your chances of marriage bliss.
How can you learn to remember 67,890 digits and recite them in 24 hours? The main method is called "chunking." It's rather simple if carried out the right way. We show you how. (Photo credit: Bo Amstrup, BT)
I don't care whether you're Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Shinto or a practicing atheist; if you're female and you have relatives, you'll be making weepy, baby-seal eyes at somebody's casual question while "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" plays endlessly in the background.
A debate on the question "How widespread is sentience in the animal kingdom?" hosted by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) as part of their Sentience Mosaic is now available and contains much food for thought about the extent of sentience among nonhuman animals. There are many surprises and more are sure to come as additional research is conducted.
New research on birds show just how emotional and smart they really are. Read about a pair of wild Magellanic penguins who remained lovingly faithful to one another for 16 years and why we should thank, and not needlessly, mercilessly, and unnecessarily slaughter turkeys to celebrate Thanksgiving. Birds should be appreciated and respected for who they really are.
I remember reading somewhere that writer Anne Lamott thinks about herself in the third person, to take better care of herself: “I’m sorry, Anne Lamott can’t accept that invitation to speak; she’s finishing a book so needs to keep her schedule clear.
Historically, Republicans maintained their positions while also compromising with Democrats to achieve legislation that benefitted the country. We may see a return to their role as "collaborative adversaries" in the second term of the Obama administration.
The NEA and the Department of Defense recently announced the launch of a new program at Walter Reed Medical Center where music therapy will be provided as a treatment option for wounded military personnel and their families. Why add music therapy? Consider these three points...
The same values that have enabled children to thrive in previous generations, respect, responsibility, hard work, integrity, compassion, just to name a few, will help your children resist the unhealthy messages from the popular media.
Because the appearance of adequacy is so socially important during adolescence, any display of inadequacy can be extremely embarrassing, at the moment painfully setting the teenager apart from friends.