For Shame!

For Shame!

Sometimes shame serves an important function; other times it's better cast aside.

Negative Self-perception and Shame

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
The mechanics of self-shaming

Guilt is a Wasted Emotion

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
Are you caught up in others' judgments about you?

Miley Cyrus, Molly, and Daddy: Child Star Falls from Grace

By Rita Watson MPH
After Disney made her a millionaire, Miley shows disdain instead of gratitude.

Name-calling in Middle School

By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
Being repeatedly called a hurtful name in middle school can cause lasting harm.

Keep my children away from me – I’m dangerous!

By Monnica T Williams Ph.D.
When OCD says that you’re a monster.

How Compassion Can Heal Shame from Childhood

By Beverly Engel L.M.F.T.
The Antidote to Shame

The Difference Between Guilt and Shame

By Joseph Burgo Ph.D.
One involves feelings about oneself, the other depends upon empathy for others.

KA-BOOM! The Explosive Pain of Shame

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
Shame is so powerful it can make you feel worthless.

Ten Signs You Might Have a Fear of Failure

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
... and 2 ways to overcome it and succeed.

Male Politicians and Sexual Misbehavior: An Update

By Gregg Murray Ph.D.
Political rascals: stronger sexual impulses or lack of self-control?

Diversity in Elder Abuse

By Mario D Garrett PhD
Is ethnicity a factor in the prevalence of elder abuse?

A Child of a Single Parent Asks, Why the Hurtful Digs?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Are the children of single parents doomed to a lesser life?

Regret Isn't Always Bad, and Feeling It May Actually Be Virtuous!

By Mark D. White Ph.D.
On the virtue of feeling regret

The Neuroscience of Regret

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
How our brains learn to let go of regret as we age — and why some people don't

Are your Emails Unintentionally Rude?

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Why, and how, to avoid being rude in your online communication

Susan Nussbaum: My Disability Was Nothing Personal

By Jennifer Haupt
At age 24, she learned how to become disabled.

Is Embarrassment Really Secret Joy?

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Maybe pink cheeks come not from shame but from a flush of pleasure.

Shame after Betrayal

By Steven Stosny, Ph.D.
The purpose of pain

Break Your Food Rules

By Zanthe Taylor M.F.A.
Why teaching children food rules can cause more harm than good

Shame, Shame, Shame

By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D.
How being yourself reduces feelings of shame.

5 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

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

Don't take it personally

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
Often we take personally something that is about someone else.

Are You a Fat-Shamer?

By Jamie Long Psy.D.
Weight stigma is a largely socially acceptable prejudice. Are you a shamer?

Are You Embarrassed?

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Embarrassment and guilt stem from holding yourself to unrealistic standards