Therapists and health professionals have granted the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) unprecedented power. This book offers the definitions as to whether or not you will be designated as someone with a psychological disorder. With this power, it is worth peeking inside at some of the big problems...
I believe PTSD is a real psychiatric disorder and that veterans who suffer from it deserve all the appropriate treatment and safety net help that they need. That said, current Veterans Administration policies encourage misrepresentation and invalidism, rather than recovery and reentry into the workforce.
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When we are unable to distinguish the causes and consequences of forgiveness, happiness, creativity, and other abstract, beautiful concepts, we are unable to understand them. If we are unable to understand them, we cannot cultivate them.
In the aftermath of terrorism, killings, and suicide, the act of forgiveness can seem superhuman. We glamorize parents who can forgive someone who can kill their child. While we should honor this virtuous act, let me offer insights into the simple mechanics of forgiveness. Let me show you how forgiving is truly a psychological strength but one that is bred in our bones.
You know less than you think you know about introversion and extraversion. You have been trained to choose one or the other, or more recently, you might have read about ambiverts. I offer a close look at another group that isn't quite as simple to categorize. Learn about this group and you will gain a leadership edge.
You are going to assert your values whether they make you happy or miserable. So will your kids. So will your employees. Here are 16 different desires that motivate people to take action. Once you learn how people prioritize these 16 desires, you will know how to optimally motivate them.
Scientists have been conducting moment-to-moment analyses of thousands of working adults. From this, they recently constructed the perfect schedule for a 16-hour day…to be happy.
Compare your typical day to this recent discovery...
There are dozens of strategies being tested and written about for how to increase your well-being. What is given minimal attention is effort and efficiency. Can eating ice cream be as good as meditating on what you are grateful about?
For decades, scientists have been trying to understand and predict who is going to go beyond talking about death to actually killing themselves. Here are a few predictors that might help us all in stopping someone and in the end, save lives
New research suggests that our musical preferences offers a window into our personality. Whats on your smartphone? The Jesus Lizard? Coltrane? Huey Lewis and the News? Bob Dylan? Led Zeppelin? Ludacris? Lynyrd Skynyrd? Prince? Read on to figure out what this says about you....
Recent research suggests that what is considered sexually normal is more varied and sophisticated than what is being discussed by writers, journalists, and psychologists. Take a voyage through the love-hate relationship with the DSM-V and more.
A successful mentor relationship in graduate school is one of the keys to success. But how can you make this happen? In this blog post I offer 10 bits of wisdom from several scientists in the field who share their love and pain...
Lessons learned from some of the psychological research in my laboratory. Not all published studies are equal in their contribution. Some studies should raise skepticism instead of confidence. This is my fair, naked assessment of science—the good, bad, and the ugly.
Pseudoscience wastes time and resources and leads to public skepticism of science. If you care about your health and that of people suffering from psychological problems, read on. This is a battle that needs to be fought.
What is the best strategy for teaching your kids how to handle life's uncertainty and pain? If you don't want to be a helicopter parent, if you want to learn some counter-intuitive advice, read on. If only I knew this when I became a parent.