Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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Breaking out of mental loops
Shoba Sreenivasan, Ph.D., and Linda E. Weinberger, Ph.D.
Love can be the elixir stimulating the desire for marriage and then the glue that holds it together. But marriages also need reinforcements in the form of maintenance behaviors.
Why boredom is not inconsequential—and what to do about it while on lockdown.
Survivors’ adaptation depends on an ability and desire to deal with their loss and bereavement, as well as to recognize growth from the struggle.
Having the gift of gab may be a valuable trait, but sometimes talkativeness can be too much of a good thing.
Privacy can be a double-edged sword in both its advantages and disadvantages to the individual and others.
Are you emotionally susceptible to what others think of you? If so, what will you do to gain their approval?
Adapting Army resilience-enhancing techniques to one's psychological battles.
How one defines perfection and the cost to achieve it is critical in relation to physical and mental health.
Adolescence is a formidable time, even for those who are resourceful and supported. For those who are not, serious psychological conditions can result.
You can grow through heartbreak when you embrace the truth: it is a journey and not a destination.
Being a member of society requires responsible behavior and accountability for violations; however, an individual’s interpretation may differ from that of society’s.
What are some of the unwritten rules that may save a friendship between women?
We all perform misdeeds that we may feel bad about. What we think and do afterwards can affect our social relationships, our self-identity, and our overall psychological health.
Can a quinoa, kale, avocado, and almond salad really boost your mood like good old comfort food?
It’s the rare person who hasn’t been sold a “bill of goods.” Yet, if we remember the phrase, “buyer beware,” it may prompt us to take protective measures.
Healthy emotional nutrition is a way to place pain in the background rather than the foreground.
What we can do to support family, friends, and others who are facing end-of-life, when the need for human connection is especially important.
It is easy to neglect your emotional health as a caregiver, but running on empty puts you at risk for psychological malnutrition and burnout.
Being a prospective juror is not without its inconveniences and a perception that you are under threat of reprimand.
Although jury participation is often associated with negative reactions, the reality is that the risk of significant adverse consequences is quite low.
Part 1: Although the Constitution guarantees the right to a jury trial, not everyone can, or wants to, serve as a juror.
The extent of patients' adherence to physical therapy can be affected by medical conditions, psychological functioning, support systems, and the relationship with the physical therapist.
Giving is valued behavior. But giving to get by a holier-than thou approach, self-effacement, or for quid pro quo can be maladaptive and exploitative rather than altruistic.
Healthy pride reinforces self-esteem and differs from an inflated sense of self. It is not authentic pride, but rather hubristic pride that is one of the “Seven Deadly Sins.”
Whether choosing to retire or being forced to, how do people make the adjustment considering all the financial, health, social, and psychological factors?
Leisure activities not only benefit physical needs, but also contribute to a meaningful life.
We can reduce discontentment and enhance deeper living through appreciating the beauty and poetry of ordinary activities.
Daydreaming is a normal mental activity that can lead to positive effects. However, it can also reinforce negative feelings and thoughts and contribute to poor functioning.
Later life romances can prompt one to look inward and ask, "How can I grow with this person?" Later life romance may well awaken your best possible self.
Time spent alone varies across one’s life situation and lifestyle. Periods of solitude may be intrapersonally healthy and helpful in improving relationships with others.
Shoba Sreenivasan, Ph.D., and Linda E. Weinberger, Ph.D., are psychology professors at the Keck School of Medicine at USC.