For Shame!

For Shame!

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

Negative Self-perception and Shame

The mechanics of self-shaming

Guilt is a Wasted Emotion

Are you caught up in others' judgments about you?

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

After Disney made her a millionaire, Miley shows disdain instead of gratitude.

Name-calling in Middle School

Being repeatedly called a hurtful name in middle school can cause lasting harm.

The Difference Between Guilt and Shame

One involves feelings about oneself, the other depends upon empathy for others.

KA-BOOM! The Explosive Pain of Shame

Shame is so powerful it can make you feel worthless.

Ten Signs You Might Have a Fear of Failure

How fear of failure makes us sabotage our efforts

Male Politicians and Sexual Misbehavior: An Update

Political rascals: stronger sexual impulses or lack of self-control?

Diversity in Elder Abuse

Is ethnicity a factor in the prevalence of elder abuse?

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

Are the children of single parents doomed to a lesser life?

The Neuroscience of Regret

How our brains learn to let go of regret as we age — and why some people don't

Are your Emails Unintentionally Rude?

Why, and how, to avoid being rude in your online communication

Susan Nussbaum: My Disability Was Nothing Personal

At age 24, she learned how to become disabled.

Is Embarrassment Really Secret Joy?

Maybe pink cheeks come not from shame but from a flush of pleasure.

Shame after Betrayal

The purpose of pain

Break Your Food Rules

Why teaching children food rules can cause more harm than good

Shame, Shame, Shame

How being yourself reduces feelings of shame.

5 Ways to Quickly Improve Your Emotional Intelligence

Dress for Success – Know Your Best Colors and Metal

Don't take it personally

Often we take personally something that is about someone else.

Are You a Fat-Shamer?

Weight stigma is a largely socially acceptable prejudice. Are you a shamer?

Are You Embarrassed?

Embarrassment stems from unrealistic expectations and negative self-judgment.