The Feedback Loop

The Feedback Loop

How to dish it out, and take it in.

Simple Truths for Everyday Living

By Jennifer Kunst Ph.D.
The truth shall set you free.

Talk to the Hand: Why asking questions is essential

By Stanton Peele
Speaking isn't communicating.

Tune Your Guitar to Happiness in Three Steps

By Jonathan Fader Ph.D.
Why Maslow's hierarchy of needs doesn't capture how happiness REALLY works

The Key to Effective Communication—Shut Up

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
The art of listening.

Freedom from religion as a civil right

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
America is behind other developed countries in freedom of non-belief.

Criticism Sucks

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
Subtle criticism hurts as much as getting ripped a new one

Rejection Stimulates Creativity

By Rod Judkins MA, RCA
How a person deals with rejection determines whether they will be a success.

When ‘You’re Too Sensitive’ Means ‘Stay in Your Place’: Part 2 of Why I Do What I Do

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Sometimes it’s not personal, it’s something bigger

Self-blame: The Ultimate Emotional Abuse

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
Extending loving-kindness to ourselves

An Hour Later You're Hungry Again Not Just With Chinese Food

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
Stimulation relativity, expectation inertia and the happiness treadmill

The Hidden Cost of Righteous Anger

By Rebecca Coffey
An experiment finds no conditions whatsoever in which getting mad helps.

Why We Lack Self-Insight

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
How well do you know yourself? Want to know yourself better?

Soft Criticism

By Eileen Kennedy-Moore Ph.D.
The art of gentle correction -- it's not about offering praise.

Who’s Telling Whom How Many Kids to Have?

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
The audacity of people who believe they know what's best for you.

Are You Guilty of Humiliation Parenting?

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
Do you practice humiliation parenting without realizing it?

Are You a Poor Communicator? How to Improve

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Are You a Poor Communicator? Stop the Damage and Improve Relationships

Criticism

By Steven Stosny, Ph.D.
How to ruin a perfectly good relationship.

5 Ways to Handle Your Obnoxiously Political Facebook Friends

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D.
Remember these things to stay sane online.

Worst Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Kids

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Words can change your kid's brain. Learn to use the right ones.

Skip the Criticism Altogether. Give Feedback Instead.

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Learn to minimize sting to increase the odds that your concerns will be heard.

Ten Keys to Handling Unreasonable & Difficult People

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
10 Strategies for Handling Aggressive or Problem Personalities

How to Express Feelings... and How Not to

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Saying what you feel can intensify your connections...or can wreck relationships