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How the mind works when we are not looking
Valentina Stoycheva Ph.D.
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Negative emotions can get us pretty worked up. The reasons may be deep within your mind's unconscious faculties.
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Want to learn more about PTSD? Reading Winnie the Pooh through a new lens may help.
How "niksen," the Dutch concept of doing nothing, intersects with an innovative theory of unconscious thought and decision-making.
The dangerous legacy of Renѐ Descartes' mind-body dualism.
If therapy is moving slowly, it doesn't mean you aren't working hard enough.
Cognitive and emotional shortcuts keep us alive—but also mean we can't rush therapy.
In a world where instant gratification is king, here is why you can't (and shouldn't) rush therapy.
Valentina Stoycheva, Ph.D., is the founder of STEPS (Stress & Trauma Evaluation and Psychological Services) and the co-author of The Unconscious: Theory, Research, and Clinical Implications.