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Shame, Humiliation, Blushing
By Darcia F. Narvaez Ph.D. on December 30, 2018 in Moral Landscapes
I grew up with shame — feeling worthless and that people found out. It's an overwhelming desire to crawl into a hole and disappear. How does this terrible state develop?
By Beverly Engel L.M.F.T. on December 27, 2018 in The Compassion Chronicles
Creating your goals for 2019? Self-encouragement can help.
By Barbara Markway Ph.D. on December 27, 2018 in Shyness Is Nice
Confidence requires action, and inevitably, some of your actions are going to flop. What you need to do then is forgive yourself.
By Sue Scheff on December 27, 2018 in Shame Nation
In an age of aim and shame, we're no longer afforded the luxury of an "oops" moment without risking it going viral and becoming immortalized on social media.
By Sari Cooper, CST, LCSW on December 21, 2018 in Sex Esteem
Are you keeping a sexual secret that is causing you worry, anxiety, and fear? New research explains why and what exactly relieves it.
By Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed. on December 20, 2018 in Radical Teaching
If you want creative kids, let them know about times when you were their age and felt embarrassed or angry about your mistakes.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on December 15, 2018 in How To Do Life
A step-by-step approach.
By Mark O'Connell LCSW-R on December 14, 2018 in Quite Queerly
Internalized homophobia is our greatest obstacle as queer people.
By Joseph Burgo Ph.D. on December 13, 2018 in Shame
Many of us feel depressed at this time of year because our experience doesn't resemble the "Happy Holidays!" image projected by social messaging.
By Andrea Brandt Ph.D. M.F.T. on December 04, 2018 in Mindful Anger
On your deathbed, you won't care what your boss thought of your presentation or what some ex-romantic partner said about you. The only person whose opinion matters is you.
By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on December 04, 2018 in Emotional Fitness
We often get so caught up in work, and any problems that may arise, that by the end of the day, we’re too tired to remember to pay special attention to our partner.
By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on November 27, 2018 in Minority Report
Italian luxury fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana faces a billion dollar backlash as recent social media ads aimed at the Chinese were denounced as racist.
By Richard B. Joelson DSW, LCSW on November 20, 2018 in Moments That Matter
How can we distinguish between self-care and giving up?
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on November 19, 2018 in How To Do Life
An underdiscussed inhibitor of self-actualization.
By Pamela D. Garcy Ph.D. on November 16, 2018 in Fearless You
Catch these lies and respond to them quickly to keep moving forward.
By Monica N. Starkman M.D. on November 16, 2018 in On Call
Miscarriage carries with it social stigma and personal shame. Which memoirs and novels can help reduce this?
By Jennifer Powell-Lunder Psy.D. on November 13, 2018 in Let's Talk Tween
As parents, we like to revel in the idea that our children are a reflection of us. In reality, however, this is not how tweens see things.
By Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT on November 12, 2018 in Toxic Relationships
Research explains the benefits of why we believe fake news, lies, and abusers. Learn empowering steps to stop denying, excusing, or overlooking lies, abuse, and bad behavior.
By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on November 12, 2018 in Minority Report
The mysterious death of a millionaire's Asian girlfriend back in 2011 is back in the news again as investigators are re-opening the case.
By Paul Thagard Ph.D. on November 09, 2018 in Hot Thought
Emotions cause other emotions—such as when people’s fears make them angry at those deemed responsible for making them afraid.
By Peg Streep on November 08, 2018 in Tech Support
Denial is almost everyone's first defense against feeling shame but a new book tells us that's just a missed opportunity....
By Gustavo Razzetti on November 07, 2018 in The Adaptive Mind
The fear of being ridiculed kills our drive. We become desperate for approval and let others become our judges. Here's why we take ourselves too seriously.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on November 06, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Modesty is associated with a tendency to blush. You try to hide your feelings, but your face deceives you. New research suggests that, for some, narcissism might be involved.
By Mary C. Lamia Ph.D. on November 04, 2018 in Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings
When we are undeniably rejected, it might help to remember the hope we felt prior to experiencing the shame of rebuff.
By John Amodeo Ph.D., MFT on November 01, 2018 in Intimacy, A Path Toward Spirituality
Many of us are driven by perfectionism but don't understand why. These subtle forces keep us spinning our wheels and staying stuck.