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Shame, Humiliation, Blushing
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?
By Dawn Kingston Ph.D. on March 09, 2018 in The Pregnant Pause
The most deep-seated fear is an intense shame that you’ve harmed your baby. This fear can’t be verbalized, it’s the one that you can barely bring yourself to think about.
By Chris Gilbert, M.D., Ph.D. on March 02, 2018 in Heal the Mind to Heal the Body
Studies of people becoming hypersexual and what medical problems were uncovered later on.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on February 09, 2018 in Animal Emotions
An widely-circulated essay misleads readers to think dogs don't feel guilt. While we may not accurately read their guilt, we don't know what they feel.
By Joe Kort, Ph.D. on January 20, 2018 in Understanding the Erotic Code
Talking about about sexual health without people projecting their fears and shame onto it.
By Michael F. Myers M.D. on January 09, 2018 in Physician, Heal Thyself
Stigma is driving suicide in some doctors. Fortunately, courageous stories of doctors living with psychiatric illness are unlocking the shame.
By Tara Brach Ph.D. on January 08, 2018 in Finding True Refuge
Our soul sadness is fully revealed when we directly and mindfully contact our pain. In such moments, we discover a natural upwelling of compassion and tenderness for our own heart.
By Joseph Burgo Ph.D. on December 18, 2017 in Shame
Is the "name and shame" campaign purely about exacting revenge against sexual harassers?
By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on December 10, 2017 in Life, Refracted
Childhood experiences with our caregivers and feelings of guilt, embarrassment, fear, and disappointment can influence the ways in which we receive others' expressions of love.
By Loren A. Olson M.D. on December 08, 2017 in Finally Out
We don't talk about loneliness because of a stigma: It feels like a failure in one of life's fundamental domains. But it is essential for our health that we talk about it.