Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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Psychology for the cultural explorer
Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D.
According to ancient scriptures and modern psychology, there is more to wisdom than knowledge and experience.
There are many paths toward well-being through kindness and self-compassion. Yet the success of these strategies depends on one key caveat: It’s not what you do, but why you do it.
Insights into our emotions from one of the most influential psychologists of our time.
The meaning and symptoms of depression can vary around the world. So can the ways people cope with it.
Cultural keywords reveal values, ways of thinking and feeling in different cultures.
How do families turn adversity into a catalyst for growth? Insights from research on family resilience.
We can influence our emotions using different strategies — some more effective than others.
The roads that lead to foreign language mastery are as fascinating as the languages themselves. Here are four tips to help you along the way.
How the right attitude can become a powerful resilience strategy.
Non-verbal skills are crucial for effective communication—at home and across cultures.
Whether we trust others with our hearts or our heads, trust is an elixir for our relationships.
As architects of our experiences, we need not be at the mercy of our emotions — rather, we can learn to master them.
A sense of belonging can play a crucial role in our wellbeing.
How do we know what will make us happy? Psychologist Daniel Gilbert’s insights on happiness.
Decades after his pioneering research, Hofstede shares his insights on culture’s role in our lives.
Cultural neuroscience research is shedding light on how culture affects our neural activity and the way we represent the self in our brains.
How the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi fits into our modern lives.
To overcome resistance, authenticity and self-awareness can be crucial.
How everyday micro-moments of positivity can increase our wellbeing.
Culture influences how we perceive facial expressions in subtle yet important ways.
7 ways parents can help children navigate the challenges and rewards of mobility.
"Ideal affect" offers insights into the complexities of our emotional worlds, our preferences and our behaviors.
Can adults learn to speak a foreign language without an accent? How does bilingualism affect children's development? Do bilinguals feel different in different languages?
Understanding other peoples’ feelings is a catalyst for human connection.
Culture shapes what happiness means to us and how we pursue it.
How do therapists work through linguistic and cultural barriers to help their trauma-afflicted clients?
An insight into the place where children who grew up abroad dwell – between cultures and worldviews – can teach us about understanding ourselves and those around us better.
Identifying the causes of stress in cultural transitions can help us develop effective coping strategies.
Idiosyncratic communication among couples is associated with relationship satisfaction.
Food is a gateway to the cultures we are exploring, and later, a faithful gateway to our memories.
Marianna Pogosyan, Ph.D., is an intercultural consultant specializing in the psychology of cross-cultural transitions.