Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Finding compassion and meaning in struggle
Veronika Tait Ph.D.
Mindfully eating, listening to music, and immersing yourself in nature, are simple and cost-free ways to build resilience and find meaning during the holidays.
Even if Carol Dweck's classic research on growth mindset has failed to replicate, it has helped me successfully improve my writing ability. Here are five tools.
New research puts Carol Dweck's findings on fixed versus growth mindset into question and adds some needed caveats.
The number of decisions parents are forced to make in the age of COVID-19 are overwhelming. These tips can help make rational decision-making easier.
Senator Kamala Harris may be the next role model to weaken stereotype threat.
With unprecedented protesting, reformers are asking, how can we change behavior? From parents to prison guards, we work against ourselves when we use a “tough love” approach.
Being able to simply look away or ignore bad news is a privilege for those who likely have stable incomes, strong support systems, and good mental and physical health.
COVID-19 has upended our sense of predictability and normalcy. Life may never be the same. Here are tips that can help us grieve the many losses accompanying the pandemic.
Our families will come out of this with greater personal strength and resilience as we follow these eight guidelines during the pandemic.
Recent political events have led some to ask: "Is it moral to be a billionaire?" Let's talk about wealth, merit, and compassion.
Reducing negative attitudes toward an outgroup can be difficult. Thanks to insights from new research, there may be hope using compassion and understanding.
Implementing emotion-coaching is a goal for many parents. Don't let your past or partner get in the way of building your child's emotional intelligence.
You cannot spoil a baby with time, love, or attention. Infant brains are experience-dependent, relying on secure attachments to build relationship circuits.
While increasing empathy has become a popular topic, it can come with serious drawbacks. Here's how to transform empathy into compassion to avoid pitfalls.
Hoping to increase your compassion? Here are ways to navigate compassion fatigue, burnout, and boundary-setting.
Trump’s increasingly hostile refugee policies hint at a worldview that people do not have the ability to change.
Positive childhood experiences matter: Counter-ACEs such as having good friends is a protective shield against the negative health effects of ACEs.
"When you hear of someone who is an addict, or someone who is homeless—my mom was both of those things—you might just think it’s someone who doesn’t deserve to have a good life."
Experiments have shown that adults are likely to assume that fortunate people are good and unfortunate people are relatively bad. There are subtle messages that reinforce this.
Data on suicide is often ignored but can inform policymakers in key ways.
As we learn more about post-traumatic growth, more people will be able to experience meaning in suffering and expanded capacity for compassion.
I find it uncomfortable to bask in the comfort of my blessings, expanding my gratitude, while idly watching others unjustly suffer. What has gratitude compelled you to do?
Obstacles are so often seen as the stumbling blocks that keep us from what we want. Yet, those who have overcome great difficulties are frequently the ones worth listening to.
Let your adversity propel you toward empathy and understanding, rather than bitterness or lost hope.
On May 15, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham proposed to expand the number of days immigrant children can be detained with their families by ICE from 20 to 100.
Veronika Tait, Ph.D., is a social psychologist who teaches psychology courses as an adjunct professor in Utah.