The Pitfalls of Perfectionism

Why Perfect Is The Enemy Of Good

By Alex Lickerman M.D.
Why obsession with perfection can paralyze

The Sweet Smell of Failure

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Getting what you want may not get you what you need.

Fear of Flow? Trivialize the Task

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Blocks arise when what you want to do matters too much.

The Top Three Valentine's Day Pitfalls

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
How to withstand all the pressure and hype.

Words of healing for perfectionists: Forget your perfect offering

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D.
Words of healing for perfectionists.

The Trouble With Optimism

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Optimism can be harmful if you always expect to succeed

Why Self-Compassion Is Healthier Than Self-Esteem

By Kristin Neff Ph.D.
Research finds major benefits to treating yourself kindly, in good times or bad.

You Can't Win: Why Mothers Feel Guilty

By Nancy Darling Ph.D.
Is too much love really bad for kids?

The Fiction of Superwoman

By Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.
Shredding the ideal female script.

Constantly Ruminating?

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D.
Certain perfectionists are predisposed to distress and overthinking.

The Procrastination-Perfectionism Connection

By Bill Knaus Ed.D.
How to break the link.

In Praise of Perfectionism

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Why it shouldn't get a bum rap.

Pure-trefaction: How To Be An Immoral Relativist

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
Pure-trefaction: How To Be An Immoral Relativist

Unlocking Your Success Equation

By Peter Bregman
Success demands taking a risk and learning from it.

Quit Trying So Hard!

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Don't let your inner critic get the best of you.

Only Six and She Thinks She's Fat

By Jennifer Baker Ph.D.
What philosophy tells us about body ideals.

The Perfect Warrior

By Nancy Sherman Ph.D.
Our fixation on military-level fitness.