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On the psychology of everyday life in discrete lessons.
Reid J. Daitzman Ph.D., ABPP
Do you take chances ("gamble) about your future absent knowing the true odds (like you know in a casino)? Many of us do. Here is why.
What gets to you? What are your personal psychological irritants? Learn about "petty annoyances" and how to cope.
Contentment is a complex, transient, rare, positive emotional state. What are its main factors to best understand it?
What is the essential ingredient in effective psychotherapy? It has less to do with knowledge than with interpersonal relations.
Do your moods (emotional states) vary over a day? What are these normal states?
Many factors contribute to domestic violence. And why does a woman stay after being abused?
It's hard raising a child. There is biology and psychology. Here are some practical insights and tips.
Do you confuse odd with abnormal? We all do. Two examples demonstrate how.
Do you behave differently online than you do offline?
Do you participate in any of the 21 reasons people might get killed or seriously harmed? Cognition, and other factor exists to enhance self-preservation, but does a poor job of it.
Why do you "like" some people over others, and what factors make it more likely a family protects its children?
There is a science to changing behavior. Do you know it? Here is a simple recipe, and insights for ethically changing behavior over the life cycle.
Some people naturally succeed at work, but others need more insights.
Therapy contains ambiguous areas of practice that a therapist learns over time.
Do your moral choices ever backfire? Here is why and what to do about it. Using storytelling in therapy and teaching ambiguous codes of conduct.
"You have the right to remain silent" is a well-known legal right. How about an original list of "Psychological Bill of Rights." Therapy enforces these rights.
Have you ever been accused of lacking common sense? What is really happening is it seems you lack common knowledge. Confused? So are most others, and this will clarify it.
Have you ever feigned an illness to avoid something you'd rather not do? You are not alone.
A new and improved mental-calisthenic exercise designed to encourage and promote practicing critical thinking—aka, lateral qualitative reasoning.
Practical tips for exploring what marriage is, what it isn't, and how your ambivalent feelings are shared by most couples.
If you feel like a emotional wreck contemplating dating when older you are not alone. Here's why.
Confession Of A Confederate. The Banality of Evil: I was apparently murdered a hundred times in some of the classical aggression research. Was This Harmful?
Reid Daitzman, Ph.D., is interested in promoting the life of the mind over the lifecycle, teaching wisdom and creativity using various literary formats that explore what he has learned as a therapist about human nature in the last 50 years.