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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By Tal Ben-Shahar Ph.D. on July 07, 2020 in The Art of Whole Being
Knowing the science behind Post-Traumatic Growth can produce a ray of hope in an otherwise dark reality.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on July 07, 2020 in Fulfillment at Any Age
In the newest version of positive psychology, your own personal happiness is just one part of the formula for understanding your overall sense of well-being.
By Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP on July 07, 2020 in The Psychology of Aging
5 expert tips for helping your older loved one seek medical care.
By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on July 06, 2020 in Out of the Darkness
David Ditchfield almost died in an accident on a train platform. He changed so dramatically that he feels as if he has a different life and a different identity.
By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on July 08, 2020 in Emotional Fitness
We all know the possible pitfalls of doing business with friends. Unfortunately, we mostly hear the sad stories of how friendships ended because a business deal went sour.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 08, 2020 in How To Do Life
An expanded definition.
By Julie L. Hall on July 07, 2020 in The Narcissist in Your Life
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By Thomas S Bateman D.B.A. on July 07, 2020 in Getting Proactive
We will be making risky, pandemic-related choices well into the future. It's human to think we make better decisions than other people do, but we all need to do better. Here's how.
By Robert H. Woody Ph.D. on July 07, 2020 in Live... In Concert
Doing the unexpected can give performers an advantage in their battle against stage fright.
By Mary McNaughton-Cassill Ph.D. on July 07, 2020 in Mental Health Matters
The” Great Face Mask Debate” is obscuring our ability to face each other’s fears
By Walter Veit on July 07, 2020 in Science and Philosophy
Which animals are conscious and how can we improve their lives?
By Najma Khorrami M.P.H. on July 07, 2020 in Comfort of Gratitude
Want to learn about how gratitude minimizes feelings of stress? Learn at least 3 ways gratitude has the power to destress.
By Sarah Gaither Ph.D. on July 07, 2020 in Different Identities, Different Perspectives
How positive and negative stereotypes shape Asian Americans' involvement with the Black Lives Matter movement.
By Paul C Holinger M.D. on July 07, 2020 in Great Kids, Great Parents
Behavioral change occurs much more readily when one uses positive affects rather than negative affects.
By Sherry Gaba LCSW on July 07, 2020 in Addiction and Recovery
Even if you are not familiar with the term "boomerang relationship," you will immediately recognize the pattern of behavior.
By Erin Leyba LCSW, Ph.D. on July 07, 2020 in Joyful Parenting
When kids don't get enough sleep, it can be harder for them to manage their emotions.
By Judith Matloff on July 07, 2020 in Crisis Control
Does travel during the pandemic freak you out? Experts suggest ways to vacation safely.
By Regan A. R. Gurung Ph.D. on July 07, 2020 in The Psychological Pundit
Five seconds may be all it takes for someone to make a snap judgment about you. Can clothing also lead to prejudice? New research says yes.
By Sam Louie MA, LMHC, S-PSB on July 07, 2020 in Minority Report
How people suffering from addiction can take responsibility for their actions.
By Beverly D. Flaxington on July 07, 2020 in Understand Other People
Freedom is about choice. It’s about doing what you believe is right for you and your family.
By Nassir Ghaemi M.D., M.P.H. on July 07, 2020 in Mood Swings
Scientific studies suggest that the best crisis leaders are often those who have a certain kind of mental illness.
By D.J. Moran Ph.D. on July 07, 2020 in Commit
Fake news sometimes goes viral. You can do something to curb it.
By Christopher Bergland on July 07, 2020 in The Athlete's Way
Emulating the "rock star" persona of a musical artist you admire is an easy way to "fake it till you make it" by reinforcing personality traits you want to fortify in yourself.
By Sally Augustin Ph.D. on July 07, 2020 in People, Places, and Things
Why looking at images of nature can help you feel better.
By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on July 07, 2020 in The Human Beast
We are locked in a chess game with the pandemic.
By Matt Albert Ed.D. on July 07, 2020 in Big Picture Parenting
As colleges react to social media posts of high school seniors, what role should parents take in protecting kids from themselves?
By Richard E. Cytowic M.D. on July 07, 2020 in The Fallible Mind
To reckon with inherent loneliness during these fraught times, a video game tries to foster kindness rather than violence and aggression.
By Marty Babits on July 07, 2020 in The Middle Ground
Ever wonder how sex therapy and couple therapy can work together? More than ever, sex-positive couple therapy is becoming available.
By Dan Bates, LMHC, MAML on July 07, 2020 in Mental Health Nerd
8 ways to successfully blend families together.
By Steven Ing on July 07, 2020 in Sexual Futurist
The “Intentional Interview” can help to increase awareness of mental health problems that could sabotage our efforts at having a great relationship.
By Toni Bernhard J.D. on July 07, 2020 in Turning Straw Into Gold
Staying at home for an extended period of time is not very fun, but it doesn’t have to be a miserable experience. You have the skills to make it easier to live this way.
By Ryne A. Sherman Ph.D. on July 07, 2020 in The Situation Lab
The root cause of police brutality and how personality science can help solve the problem.
By Mario Weick, Ph.D. on July 07, 2020 in Power and Influence
COVID-19 has paralysed nations and left many people feeling anxious and exhausted. Here are seven steps we can take to feel more empowered.
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