Essential Reads

Study: "Pride Comes Before a Fall" Is Flawed in Two Ways

By Christopher Bergland on December 13, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Does pride really come before a fall? A quirky new study tackles this question from two seemingly unrelated angles.

Imposter Syndrome and Fear of Failure

By Katherine Hawley Ph.D. on December 10, 2017 in Trust
When we feel like the token minority, it's not surprising that we fear being uncovered as a 'fraud.'

How to Deal With Colleagues Who Deny Reality

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky on December 02, 2017 in Intentional Insights
Our typical way of dealing with professional colleagues who deny reality is dead wrong. Learn a better method.

How to Manage Self-Doubt as an Entrepreneur

By Nick Hobson Ph.D. on November 27, 2017 in Ritual and the Brain
Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? These science-backed mindset shifts can help battle self-doubt.

More Posts on Confidence

Struggling Teenager? Five Reasons Group Is Your Best Choice

Research shows 73 percent improvement in teens treated in group over other forms of therapy.

How Acting Perfect Undermines Your Ability to Lead

By James Bailey Ph.D. on December 13, 2017 in At the Helm
We like our leaders flawed, just like we like ourselves

How to Deal With Irrational Family Members Over the Holidays

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky on December 10, 2017 in Intentional Insights
Want peaceful and productive engagements with irrational family members over the holidays in 5 steps? You can't skip this article!

Accept Your Self-Doubt To Diminish Your Anger

How often is your anger a go-to reaction to discomfort with underlying self-doubt? Distinguish between destructive and positive self-doubt to help you curtail anger arousal.

Self-Blame or Self-Inquiry?

While self-blame is something to avoid, a self-inquiry into what they might have done to contribute to an unfortunate circumstance might prove extremely helpful.

Losing It

Although everyone loses things, no one has studied how we search for lost items. This would be a wonderful research topic that could shed light on memory more generally.

Integrating Your Intellect and Intuition to Achieve Wisdom

By Mel Schwartz L.C.S.W. on December 05, 2017 in A Shift of Mind
Would you like to feel wiser and more confident in your decision making?

Final Exam Stress? Five Ways to Finish Finals Strong

By Zack Carter Ph.D. on December 04, 2017 in Clear Communication
Before the eggnog and ugly Christmas sweaters, you must get through final exams. Avoiding these common final exam prep blind spots might help your grades.

Why the Embarrassment?

Too busy fixating on your "flaws" this holiday season?

What Are You Doing—Yes, You!—to Reverse Plummeting Trust?

It's one thing to bemoan the lack of trust these days. Could a shift of attitude from "trust must to be earned" to "trust is assumed" help?

Are You Living With an Accidental Identity?

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on November 30, 2017 in Compassion Matters
While we can change our identity at any point in life, in order to live freely as our truest selves, we have to explore the early influences that injured our sense of who we are.

How to Reach the Decision to Separate

Relationships are the source of great happiness — unless they become the greatest obstacle. How do we get to feel "enough is enough"? Feeling limits can be learned. Here is how.

And Now Matt Lauer...Why Celebrities Get Sexually Aggressive

TV's Matt Lauer today joined the club of men in high positions who are being accused of sexual improprieties with women at work. What could he have been thinking? Here's what.
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How to Cope When You’re Envious of a Friend

By Miriam Kirmayer on November 28, 2017 in Casual to Close
As we move through life, the more our paths diverge from those of our friends, and the more important it becomes to learn how to manage feelings of envy.

Why Are We Scared of Public Speaking?

Why are we so scared of public speaking?

Two Essential Secrets for Veterans in College

By Rob Henderson on November 27, 2017 in After Service
For veterans in college aiming for success: Follow these guidelines.

Four Ways to Feel Better About Yourself

Not feeling confident? Silence that inner critic and boost your self-worth with these tips.

The Space Between Mindfulness and Self-Confidence

By Linda Esposito LCSW on November 21, 2017 in From Anxiety to Zen
Think it's too late to build your self-worth? Think again. Research reveals the connection between confidence, competence and aging.

What Makes Someone Incredibly Successful?

By Peter Bregman on November 20, 2017 in How We Work
Discover the five essential qualities of an Extremer, how to tell if you’ve found the career you’re best suited for, and a practice to overcome your fear of failure.

On Dreams and Artistic Ambition

By Ilana Simons Ph.D. on November 16, 2017 in The Literary Mind
We are most creative when we dream. How do we convert that fluidity to waking life?
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Mindfulness for the Introvert

By Leah Weiss, Ph.D. on November 10, 2017 in The Whole-Hearted Path
How does an introvert learn to speak up? The answer is in the practice of mindfulness.

Talking to Children About Their Birthparents

Can you tell me about them?.........How to handle difficult questions and address sensitive issues.

Taking Back the Male Gaze

By Tara Well Ph.D. on November 06, 2017 in The Clarity
Uncomfortable being stared at? Here's how to turn it around.

American Cinema Has Produced Its First Woman Auteur

By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on November 04, 2017 in Addiction in Society
Greta Gerwig is the first great American woman "auteur" director - so what's a century to two?

Batman and How Real Heroes Respond to Bullies

By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on November 03, 2017 in Black Belt Brain
Whether it’s from being a lion at heart or Batman here and now, we need to spread the effects of inspiration far and wide.

Strengthen Your Confidence Muscle for Sports Success

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on November 03, 2017 in The Power of Prime
You should think of confidence as a muscle. It can be strong, weak, or injured. And to make it as strong as it can be, you must train it, just like you train your physical muscles.

6 Ps for Sports Success

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on November 02, 2017 in The Power of Prime
The area that will probably make the biggest difference in whether you perform your best occurs before you even enter the field of play, namely, your attitude toward your sport.

Consistency of Process Creates Confidence in Choice

By Art Markman Ph.D. on November 01, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
Much of the research on how people make decisions has understandably focused on what people select when given an array of options. How does the process of choice affect confidence?

Gambling With Natural Disasters

Life’s a gamble, but are you gambling with your life?
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And the Lady from Philadelphia Said...

By E E Smith on October 29, 2017 in Not Born Yesterday
The only thing I know about someone called the “Lady from Philadelphia” is that she was a character in a novel, possibly by Charles Dickens.