Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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George S. Everly, Jr. PhD, ABPP, FACLP
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Social distancing during a pandemic can save lives, but it can go too far and actually increase contagion.
The psychological response to the coronovirus may determine who lives and who dies.
If you want to live the life you always dreamed of, stop sabotaging yourself.
The study of Presidential leadership tells us who will be a good leader and who will not.
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Toxic people can seem attractive at first, but they should come with warning labels.
Tired of rampant anger and incivility? Do something about it.
The workplace doesn't have to be stressful... it can save your health and your life!
Before you begin a relationship, hire someone, or vote, ask yourself, "What type of narcissist might this person be?"
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One of the newly discovered "secrets" of success and happiness has been hiding in plain sight for years.
Getting mental health support to those in distress can save relationships, careers, and even lives. Here's how.
Vitriolic politics, a volatile economy, an epidemic of violence, the changing climate, and world affairs: It's at times like these that we need to help one another. Here's how.
The secret of how to change your life resides in surrounding yourself with supportive people. Here's how.
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Psychological first aid can be an effective tool for supporting family, friends, or coworkers through a crisis.
Are the next generations doomed to lives of stress and unhappiness? Some authorities see their futures as bleak. Here are 7 suggestions on how to help them be resilient and happy.
Can we do to anything to keep violence from tearing our communities apart? There is an answer.
How to recover after betrayal by an intimate partner.
School violence will get worse unless we act. Here are five causes of school violence and five ways to make schools safer.
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Stress can kill relationships. Here's how to immunize yours.
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George S. Everly, Jr., Ph.D. serves on the faculties of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine