As a male psychologist, I am occasionally surprised by the degree of spite some women feel toward other women they don't know well. While I don't blame the women, I do believe the culture is largely responsible.
Sports performance anxieties appear to exist outside of us but, in truth, are projections of what could’ve, should’ve or would’ve happened to us during childhood. Here is how to defend against these phantoms from your past so they don’t influence your present.
Economics may no longer be the “dismal science,” the English historian Thomas Carlyle once said it was. So many students are drawn to it today and go on to enjoy lively and lucrative careers. Some can even become celebrities and earn Nobel Prizes along with considerable stature and respect. But how much of a science is it?
When persons have undergone significant emotional abuse in the past, they have learned that actions have negative consequences. As adults, then, they can have difficulty making decisions and taking action. Often these are highly capable people who have developed the misconception that they are doomed to fail or that success is attained only through perfection.
When bilinguals are listening to, or reading, just one language, are their other languages involved? For many years, researchers answered positively but positions are evolving as new studies are being done and more factors are controlled.
Take a look at the comments section on your favorite news website. Some topics generate a lot of discussion among participants. Other topics may be widely read, but people don’t feel compelled to say anything. What drives people’s desire to talk about a topic?
High pressure testing and evaluation inhibits learning and drives a wedge between those who already know and those who don't. That is one explanation of the education gap between children from economically well off families and those from poorer families, and why that gap has been increasing over the past few decades.
Rafael Nadal absolutely dominated the 2013 tennis hard court season. Color commentators and fans alike praise his relentless competitiveness as the foundation of his mental game. Such observations overlook his ultimate sign of mental mastery achieved.
The media undoubtedly has a large impact on how we perceive the world in which we live, especially on matters we know little or nothing about. Pathological gambling is one social concern that has been portrayed by a number of movie-makers around the world. This blog looks at whether movies (in particular 'The Gambler') accurately portray pathological gambling.
Many school districts have changed their lunch program to adopt a more healthy menu. But it isn't working. Why is it that the change from 800-calorie Sloppy Joes to whole grains and bigger portions of fruits and vegetables hasn’t made a different? It is simple: we abruptly changed the foods and didn’t consider the psychological aspects of eating.
Enneagram 3-Achievers focus on striving for success. If you want to be a successful manager or to succeed in another way, a good way to do it is to copy Achievers you know or you’ve heard about, like Paul Venables
Building your inner life and awakening your true self provide the guidance for knowing what to go after, or let pass by, in your outer life choices -- in your career goals, material desires, and relationships.
I always thought that all those martial artists breaking boards were just trying to show how tough they were--until I did it myself. And then after teaching it, forget about it! The physical and spiritual teachings to be taken away from breaking a board are some of the most invaluable in the world.
Selfies are a manifestation of society’s obsession with looks and its ever-narcissistic embrace. There’s a sense that selfie subjects feel as though they’re starring in their own reality shows, with an inflated sense of self that allows them to believe their friends or followers are interested in seeing them lying in bed.
Online sleep and dream communities are beginning to build vast collections of dreams and related sleep data. These communities should establish baseline data formatting conventions to make future collaborative efforts possible and fruitful.
Bob* was a college professor who was worried that he was not going to get tenure. Although he was very popular with his students, he knew that he hadn’t published enough.But his competitive impulses were getting in his way. And as a result, Bob couldn't write a word.
Competition triggers strong feelings because it has life-or-death consequences in the state of nature. We've inherited a brain that cares about social rivalry. Instead of getting upset about it, I like to learn from hummingbirds. They live in a perpetual arms race with flowers, but they don't waste energy getting mad at flowers. They just keep strengthening their wings.
If you want to work with a "sport psychologist", who do you go to? It's less obvious than it may seem. Figuring out who is competent and what's the best "fit" may be the most important things to consider.