Anxiety Essential Reads

Never Underestimate Your Partner’s Defenses, Here’s Why

All your psychological defenses exist to protect you from perceived ego threats. So any person menacing basic feelings of safety or security will compel you to react negatively.

Anxiety Is a Part of Human Nature

Is there a right way to be anxious? Kierkegaard thought so.

Is Your Self-Esteem Too High to Be Successful?

By Rob Henderson on March 20, 2017 in After Service
Self-esteem can be dangerous. Here is a better option backed by research.

Is Mental Illness the Rule Rather Than the Exception?

We hear all the time that 1 in 5 people struggle with a psychiatric disorder. New research now suggests that we have it backwards.

When Meditation Is Not Enough

Strategies for bringing mindfulness into everyday life.

Genetics Play a Role in Social Anxiety Disorder, Study Finds

A new study has pinpointed a genetic link between social anxiety disorder (SAD) and a serotonin transporter gene called "SLC6A4."

8 Ways CBT Can Improve Your Relationship

By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on March 06, 2017 in Think, Act, Be
Cognitive behavioral therapy can help your relationship in many ways—even when the treatment isn't specifically about your relationship. Find out how to start using CBT today.

How to Overcome Math Anxiety

By David Ludden Ph.D. on March 04, 2017 in Talking Apes
A major international study looks at the relationship between math performance and math anxiety around the world.

13 Ways to Turn Insecurities Into Relationship Strengths

Recognizing your weaknesses doesn’t have to get in the way of your relationship satisfaction, according to new research on the value of self-security.

3 Essential Tips for Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on February 26, 2017 in Adaptation
3 essential tips for overcoming public speaking anxiety.

Neglecting Mental Health in Cancer Treatment

Do your doctors check up on your mental health? This is why they should.

What Not to Do When You Discover Your Partner Is Cheating

Here are 5 ways to NOT react when you discover your partner is cheating on you.

Could Thinking Positively Be Dangerous Right Now?

Have you started opening the newspapers each day with a sense of dread and disbelief about that latest actions of President Trump and his administration?

The Most Basic Way We Regulate Our Feelings

By Tom Bunn L.C.S.W. on February 19, 2017 in Conquer Fear Of Flying
We can't use our own two feet inside a car. But anxiety does not develop. The ground is immediately accessible. Imagination of a plane crash is the opposite.

Self-Driving Cars and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

By James F. Zender Ph.D. on February 17, 2017 in The New Normal
The fear of self-driving cars.
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Six Reasons Why Individuals Choose Suicide

Have you been affected by a suicide this year?

New Research Finds Mindfulness Reduces Worry

By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on February 09, 2017 in Urban Survival
What mindfulness exercise helps with persistent worry and negative thoughts? Research suggest you try this technique to reduce how much you worry.

3 Secrets for Silencing Your Inner Critic

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on February 05, 2017 in Adaptation
3 secrets for silencing your inner critic.

3 Ways to Stay Cool Under Pressure

By Caroline Beaton on February 04, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
Your ability to perform well as your job gets more complex depends upon whether you can keep calm in a variety of situations.

Jonathan Friesen: The Power of Unconditional Positive Regard

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on February 01, 2017 in Brick by Brick
Jonathan Friesen knows the power of unconditional positive regard. Throughout his life, Friesen has suffered from both Tourette’s syndrome and epilepsy...

Our National Nuclear Nightmare

By David P. Barash Ph.D. on January 31, 2017 in Peace and War
One of the skeletons in the closet of nuclear deterrence is "credibility": how to make credible a threat that is necessarily incredible. Trump may provide a catastrophic answer.

Somebody’s Watching. Now What?

Does an audience improve or inhibit performance? It depends.

Excitation and Inhibition: The Yin and Yang of the Brain

Understanding the balance between neural excitation and inhibition could be key to understanding many brain disorders.

Emotions in the Social World

Our emotions are automatic responses to the emotional states of others.

University Student Mental Health

In these uncertain and anxiety-provoking times, our universities have an increased responsibility to support student mental health and wellbeing.

Meaning and Emotions

Emotion, personal history, culture, religion, and historical moment heavily influence the brain’s construction of meaning, and these, of course, are often in conflict.

Want to Reach Outside Your Comfort Zone? Do These 3 Things

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on January 08, 2017 in Adaptation
In situations outside your comfort zone, you have more power than you think.
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C'mon, Do Postpartum Women Really Need Therapy?

Connecting with a therapist who knows what is going on with you right now provides clarification and essential reassurance

What's Gut Got to Do With It? Bacteria, Weight, & Health

By Traci Stein Ph.D., MPH on January 03, 2017 in The Integrationist
Your collective 40 trillion gut bacteria account for much of what makes you you. Overweight, depressed, or having trouble thinking clearly? Here's what you can do about it.
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A Moment in Time

By Stephen Gray Wallace on January 01, 2017 in Decisions Teens Make
Some might suggest that, today, we stand at a moment of decision – at least with regard to the futures of our children.