Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Sherry Hamby Ph.D.
It is OK to feel grateful this holiday season and to feel overwhelmed, tired, anxious, or sad. This season, commit to really tuning in to what you need.
Recent data suggest more than 3 in 5 young people have experienced bias-motivated assault, bullying, or vandalism.
Sheltering in place has overhauled our personal and professional lives. But if you’re caring for a child with special needs, you face another set of challenges altogether.
Looking for ways to help relieve stress and stay calm? Need to stay inside? Here are a few activities that will help accomplish both.
Many of us are seeking ways to relax and soothe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yoga is a great way to reduce anxiety and stress.
Does the coronavirus have you locked down with unstable family members? Try these steps to safeguard your home, defuse tensions, and minimize violence.
What helps the most when people are trying to overcome trauma? Focusing on self-regulation, interpersonal relationships, or meaning-making?
Do you hope to become a published author? There are steps you can take to know when your work is ready to submit.
Learn the conventions for biosketches in academia, health care, government, and the non-profit sector.
In a society where women are often guilty until proven innocent, it is rare that a woman has only one #metoo story to her name.
Not everyone responds well to sexual assault disclosures, but help is available. Don't let cruel responses lead to self-blame. Sexual assault is never the victim's fault.
We need to better meet the developmental needs of young people who are most at risk of sexual assault, and acknowledge the limits of existing approaches to prevention.
Dehumanization has been in the news a lot—understand it and learn how you can be a force for humanization.
More self-awareness will help you on your path to being a better psychologist.
Steps for men to support nonviolence from guest blogger Katie Querna, MSSW.
Dressing modestly is no magic shield against sexual assault.
A description for consumers of psychological science and a few tips for new reviewers.
The secrets for hosting a truly boring meeting, with minimal learning or networking.
Understanding why any man would say vulgar things about women.
When my children learned about a sexual assault at my daughter's school, it made me realize there were things I wanted to say.
When some sexual assaults were disclosed at my daughter’s school, I wanted to reach out to my daughter and to other students and families.
Stories of what inspired people to find the strength to turn their life around.
Distance, Delay and Deny, the three Ds that can help you manage challenging interpersonal relationships.
Helping children learn to be confident and assertive in a wide variety of social situations is one of the best gifts parents can give their children and a good way to promote safety.
The Data Doctor answers a question about psychology as an undergraduate major.
Suggestions on preparing a strong application for graduate school after taking time off from school. The Data Doctor responds.
The benefits of improving your immediate physical environment are under-appreciated.
I thought I knew a lot about psychology until I moved to an Apache reservation.
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Sherry Hamby, Ph.D., is a research professor of psychology at Sewanee, the University of the South.