Wired to Worry

Wired to Worry

Understanding everyday fears.

Working Through Fear

By Judith Sills Ph.D., Carlin Flora
How is anxiety affecting you and your coworkers?

Our Irrational Anxieties

By Richard Lovett
Why we worry too much about man-made catastrophe.

Notice You're Alright Right Now

By Rick Hanson Ph.D.
Quiet your qualms by taking stock of your breath and body.

Fighting the Fear of Flying

By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D.
A phobia arises when a person has a bad experience.

Why Black Coffee Can’t Sober You Up

By Richard E. Cytowic M.D.
Caffeine + inebriation = a wide–awake drunk. Only time breaks booze down.

Trauma resets personality

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
Traumatic events as "deep" as personality.

Hope for OCD

By Fletcher Wortmann
Curiosity, adaptability, and communication are anathema to mental illness.

Never Look Insecure Again

By Heidi Grant Halvorson Ph.D.
Get control of your neediness, jealousy, or fear.

Worrying in Relationships: 3 Habits That Invite Anxiety

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Anxiety diminishes personal power, undermining ability to sustain love.

Stuck in Remorse and Guilt

By Carl Alasko Ph.D.
My relative's fixated on past failures; can I help?

You Are Not Vain For Caring About Your Appearance

By Kate Fridkis
No one should have to feel guilty for feeling bad

OCD and Video Games

By Fletcher Wortmann
Games can isolate or empower, can create mania and addiction or peace of mind.

Avoid The Whiners, Debbie Downers and Evil Do-Gooders

By Gina Barreca Ph.D.
Like Eeyore, these folks sit in the corner and eat thistles; they sap all energy

The lure of the incomplete task

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
How creative endeavors pull us in

Adolescence and Safe Dating

By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
How to help adolescents moderate the risks of dating

Fresh Ideas from Old Books on Conquering Anxiety

By Bill Knaus Ed.D.
Use old but great ideas to overcome anxiety

Toward a More Holistic Definition of "Risk"

By David Ropeik
There is real risk when we get risk wrong.

5 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
8 Signs Your Partner May Be a Sexual Narcissist

Why Leaders Underperform: Their Default is to Find Fault

By Relly Nadler Psy.D..,M.C.C.
New neuroscience research shows we can analyze or empathize, either or not both.

Our Hierarchy of Needs

By Neel Burton M.D.
True freedom is a luxury of the mind.

Stop Self-Doubt in Its Tracks and Build Self-Confidence

By Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D.
Identify how you create self-doubt; and learn to create self-confidence.

The Six Best Ways to Decrease Your Anxiety

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Research-based coping strategies that can help you get through it.

Gratitude, the Antidote to (Holiday) Stress

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D.
What we tell ourselves and how we perceive the world determines how we are.

Passing Along Work Ethic to Children:

By Larry Stybel, Ed.D., and Maryanne Peabody, MBA
What Families of Wealth Can Teach Us.

When Do Women Cling to Mythologies about Marriage and Coupling?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
For women, relationships are often central to their identity

Don’t Let Life’s Hassles Become Stressors

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Learn to cope with life's everyday stresses!

What? Me Worry?

By Matthew B. James Ph.D.
Techniques to move from a frozen state of worry to a “resourceful state."

Turn Down Your Brain’s Worry Center

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Control worrying by controlling your brain's worry patterns

Parental Resentment Toward Their Self-centered Adolescent

By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
When parents resent their teenager, the relationship may be out of balance

Tsunamis, Sharks, and Nuclear Reactors: In Defense of Defens

By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D.
Why are we phobic of unlikely events?

Do Unconscious Fears of Infection Affect Your Social Life?

By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D.
The Behavioral Immune System IV

Stress: The Killer Disease

By Emily Deans M.D.
Stress and inflammation leave us vulnerable to depression.

Seven Ways to Say “No” and Keep Good Relations

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Set your boundaries without feeling guilty.

Eight Keys to Life Hardiness and Resiliency

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Helpful Reminders During Challenging Times

Worrying, Zebras and the PFC

By Alex Korb Ph.D.
Be happy by doing your best impression of a zebra.

How to Cultivate Equanimity Regardless of Your Circumstances

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
A calm mind and evenness of temper can help make peace with life's difficulties.

Are You Agitating or Thinking?

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Do you obsess, stuck in mental wheel-spinning, when you need to make a decision?

Are You a Dutiful Worrier?

By Elliot D. Cohen Ph.D.
Take the dutiful worrying test to find out!

Lessons from a Toddler

By Amy Przeworski Ph.D.
The importance of exposure

Essential Secrets of Psychotherapy: Why We Worry (and what we can do about it)

By Stephen A Diamond Ph.D.
How can we worry a little less?

Anxiety and Exaggerations

By Bill Knaus Ed.D.
Get relief from amplifying possibilities into catastrophes

Is Everyone Watching You? Is Anyone Watching You?

By Donna Barstow
A cartoon about underwear.

Why Is It So Difficult to Do... Nothing at All?

By Neel Burton M.D.
The manic defence, or, finding the courage to stop.

Turn Your Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones!

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
8 powerful steps to take during difficult times