The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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Nearly the entire literature on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy hinges on a single measure. ACT is designed to target psychological flexibility. We discuss existing issues.
Nearly the entire literature on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy hinges on a single measure. We discuss existing issues.
Part III: Best practices on being an interesting and effective online teacher.
More strategies for teachers and professors transitioning to online classrooms.
Based on three weeks of online teaching and the advice of experts, here are concrete strategies for teachers, professors, students, and parents.
The science on the consequences of unemployment can help policymakers make better decisions and the public be better informed and nuanced in their thinking.
Seven strategies to add to your arsenal as you manage quarantine and protect yourself from COVID-19, gathered from the annals of scientific research.
New thoughts on the under-appreciation of cognitive diversity in deriving creative solutions to this COVID-19 situation.
It is unfortunate that only a select few are privy to the unwritten, unspoken rules of academia and science. This is what's behind the curtain.
This is my annual list of book recommendations. Not what came out this year but the best of what I read...
A summary synthesis of a lot of research on screen time in youth.
There are problematic sociological trends, including a generational increase in anxiety, conflict, and conflict aversion.
I felt the need to examine any related research that could shed light on how women in sports are viewed differently from men, if at all. The summary is here.
Is long-term romantic love rare? What happens to couples who maintain, versus love, the romance?
My most popular post each year: a list of the best books I read over the past 12 months.
With the rise of positive psychology, there has been a surge of research on strengths and a call for incorporating it into clinical work. We offer some rethinking.
Young adults suffer from more severe anxiety & depression than ever before. This has been the story. Here I offer a careful data analysis with a different interpretation of society
The depression epidemic has repeatedly flashed in the news, almost inevitably in unfortunate ways. We offer a corrective.
Disseminate your research widely, beyond journal articles.
Our latest research raises questions about when grit is beneficial and not. We present some new research and share some forgotten studies from decades ago.
Over the past 20 years of studying curiosity, I have developed two measures. They are both antiquated. I am unveiling the new Five-dimensional Curiosity Scale...
More than a dozen books that you need to read in the months and years ahead. Some are far off the beaten path.
I wanted to write a letter to dads of daughters everywhere on the sexual misconduct mayhem that is being revealed daily.
A new framework can be useful for triggering conversation. Whether it breaks new ground scientifically is a different matter.
Public shaming. Flame wars. Cultural wars. Here is a post that hopes to improve people's thoughts on how to disagree and argue well.
What is unacceptable in a classroom setting? Besides profanity, there are certain words that are antithetical to thinking. I had to put an end to what was wearing me out.
How central is sexuality to the development of well-being? New research untangles the association between sexuality and various dimensions of well-being.
We only learn about what makes people resilient and how to help people become more resilient with sufficient scientific theories and methodologies. Read this course correction.
Public policy makers and entire countries are now using a happiness index to supplement economic indicators. But are they aware of the measurement problems? Here we explain a few.
This is the first study to suggests that the beliefs we hold about the personality strengths of our romantic partners influence our well-being and their well-being.
Todd B. Kashdan, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at George Mason University and the author of The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self–Not Just Your 'Good' Self–Drives Success and Fulfillment.