A complex philosophy about how to view the world represents the underpinnings of one of the most effective psychotherapies in contemporary psychology AND one of the most popular television series of the past decade.
Criteria in the DSMIV for Antisocial Personality Disorder, include "failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest." Arrestability is not a criterion for diagnosing a Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
What if each of us pondered how others would like working with me? What if we first looked in our individual mirrors for signs of difficulty? Everyone can make the effort to become a good listener, to express appreciation, and to give the benefit of the doubt. And, to develop the instinct to look within first.... My thoughts turn once again to the Dalai Lama....
The first time I ever gave a talk about singles to a big audience, a man came up to me afterwards and told me that he has a happily single sister, but his mother still prays every night that she will find a husband.
Have you ever wondered why some teenagers find purpose through community service while others find it difficult to stay engaged? Learn the common ways young people traverse the route from volunteering to true engagement.
Make sure to plop your kids in front of the TV for a good 2 hours straight this Sunday. It's important. You see, over the past few years, it's become increasingly important to me to give my daughters the chance to become sports fans...
Here's the good news about our digital devices: We have convenient access to virtually limitless information. No matter how much we know, we can always get more information on any topic with another press of a button. But the good news is also the bad news: More is not always better.
Atheists are heavily concentrated in economically developed countries, particularly the social democracies of Europe. In underdeveloped countries, there are virtually no atheists. Atheism is a peculiarly modern phenomenon. Why do modern conditions produce atheism? In a new study, I provide compelling evidence that atheism increases along with the quality of life.
It is important not only to get a patient's depression to 'respond' to treatment (symptoms about half-way better) but to get the person so much better that their symptoms are basically no different from a person without depression.
Study after study shows that clinical depression and anxiety disorders--not to mention severe conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and drug abuse--cause measurable changes in key areas of the brain.
Is your child a foot stomper? Does he scream and shout when he is feeling angry or is he more likely to withdraw and pout? Kids express their anger through a wide range of actions-some more overt than others. Children who tend toward indirect anger expression use passive aggressive strategies to communicate their feelings.
We all have to make decisions about how to spend our time, energy, and money. Because of my happiness project, I now explicitly ask myself, “Will this decision make me happier?” I’m determined to get the most happiness bang for the buck.
My 7-year-old and I have spent the last seven months avidly devouring all 4091 pages of J.K. Rowling’s wondrously magical Harry Potter series. Yet we wanted more. What’s the secret ingredient that kept us spellbound?