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Shame, Humiliation, Blushing
By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on April 10, 2019 in Insight Is 20/20
The pop singers may one day be recognized as revolutionary in the way they have flipped the script on the shame of mental illness.
By Daniel R. Stalder Ph.D. on March 31, 2019 in Bias Fundamentals
Wealthy parents allegedly bribed and lied to get their kids into preferred colleges. If true, it’s an injustice. But we may not want to shame all snowplow parents.
By Terri Apter Ph.D. on March 15, 2019 in Domestic Intelligence
A new dark side of parental ambition has just been exposed that may crush a child's self-belief.
By Joseph Burgo Ph.D. on March 10, 2019 in Shame
Christopher Lasch long ago identified a pervasive "culture of narcissism." American culture today instead displays features more characteristic of borderline personality disorder.
By Holly Parker, Ph.D. on February 28, 2019 in Your Future Self
When we accept distressing emotions as being a natural part of life, it’s ironically linked to experiencing them less and, in the long run, having better emotional health.
By David J. Ley Ph.D. on February 26, 2019 in Women Who Stray
Sextortion threats are proliferating. The only viable strategy is to expose them, and potentially yourself.
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on February 11, 2019 in Lifetime Connections
Shame and guilt are warning signs that your behavior has either let you or someone else down. Shame, though, locks you in place, while guilt may propel you forward in a good way.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on February 05, 2019 in Hope + Resilience
Practicing self-compassion can help us cope with suffering, according to Dr. Joshua Knabb. In this interview, he explains the importance of self-compassion in resilience.
By Arash Emamzadeh on February 04, 2019 in Finding a New Home
I recently interviewed Dr. Paul Gilbert, known for his research on shame and self-compassion. This is the first of a two-part interview. Part 2 will be published shortly.
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 The Contemporary Psychoanalysis Group on October 31, 2018 in Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Action
Being overweight is often not a choice. Being ashamed of it is.
By Daniel R. Stalder Ph.D. on October 03, 2018 in Bias Fundamentals
Many of us are big hypocrites, and when we are caught, we defend ourselves in biased ways. Are there unbiased ways to handle embarrassment?
By John Amodeo Ph.D., MFT on September 03, 2018 in Intimacy, A Path Toward Spirituality
The fear of taking risks, the fear of feeling shame and embarrassment, and the fear of being vulnerable can keep us isolated. Here's how to move forward.
By John-Manuel Andriote on September 03, 2018 in Stonewall Strong
Tired of feeling weighed down by secrets you keep because "what would others say"? Free yourself by rejecting the stigma that keeps you quiet.
By Guy Winch Ph.D. on August 27, 2018 in The Squeaky Wheel
Knowing which emotions you experience is not as easy as you might think.
By Emily T. Troscianko on August 22, 2018 in A Hunger Artist
How does anorexia take hold, and what, in the end, makes it loosen its grip—or makes you let go?
By Neighborhood Psychiatry on August 13, 2018 in Psychiatry for the People
The majority of people with Social Anxiety and Generalized Anxiety Disorder don't get treated. Research looks at what we can do to address this massive neglect.
By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on August 12, 2018 in Media Spotlight
A new study examines past research into cyberbullying and who the victims are. Are females more likely to experience cyberbullying than males? And why?
By Hilary Jacobs Hendel LCSW on August 03, 2018 in Emotion as Information
Understanding bullying is the key to ending it. Looking at through the lens of emotions theory may help.
By Joseph Burgo Ph.D. on June 12, 2018 in Shame
The use of adult comfort dolls is more common than you think, even if we tend to hide them in the closet when friends come to call.
By Lucy O'Donnell on May 30, 2018 in Cancer Is a Teacher
A staggering 35% of young women are too embarrassed to attend smear tests because of their body shape, and 38% over concerns about smell.
By Teresa Ghilarducci Ph.D. on May 07, 2018 in When I’m 64
Shame gets in the way of making life changes, including amassing retirement savings. How can economists and financial advisors deal with the powerful shame response?
By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. on March 30, 2018 in Between Cultures
A pioneering researcher in Cultural Psychology reveals how our emotional lives are influenced by our cultures.
By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on March 23, 2018 in Off the Couch
Most of us try our best to hide our shame, and the behavior that led to it, from others, and even from ourselves. Here are some better ways to cope.
By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on March 13, 2018 in Rabble Rouser
Self-correction is one of the hallmarks of science, but it's been slow to work in psychology. How can the field become the self-correcting science it aspires to be?
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