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By Joan Ullman M.A. on January 23, 2019 in Uncharted Customs
Turning 85 is not like other birthdays. It awakens you to the shocking realization that you have entered the new land of the very, very old.
By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D. on January 20, 2019 in Your Neurochemical Self
Instead of focusing on the threats lurking everywhere, you can discover new pastures. You can train your brain to feel safe when you know how it creates alarm.
By Daniel R. Stalder Ph.D. on January 14, 2019 in Bias Fundamentals
Political tribalism is worse than ever. The government shutdown is a consequence. What are the psychological mechanisms? And what is our way out?
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 07, 2019 in How To Do Life
How much do you want to follow the crowd? A self-inventory.
By Holly Parker, Ph.D. on December 30, 2018 in Your Future Self
It makes sense that we determine whether we’re "normal" by taking our cues from others. At the same time, there are a few reasons why we might want to do this judiciously.
By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. on December 27, 2018 in Between Cultures
Research on how people make and break rules can help us understand each other better – across nations, organizations and families.
By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on December 26, 2018 in Creating in Flow
No so long ago, a witch hunt for writers connected to the Communist party ruined lives and careers. A new novel explores families' reactions to those ethical quandaries.
By Atalanta Beaumont on December 23, 2018 in Handy Hints for Humans
How to keep a cool head these holidays.
By Isadora Alman MFT, CST on December 21, 2018 in Sex & Sociability
Some people buck the trend of monogamous, two-party couples. Today, alternate living arrangements flourish—but they didn't in the 1950's.
By Kimberly Key on December 11, 2018 in Counseling Keys
Some of our greatest inspiration and most cherished memories are born out of a profound capability of being fully present. The gift of childhood reminds us how to connect to now.
By Pamela B. Paresky Ph.D. on December 09, 2018 in Happiness and the Pursuit of Leadership
Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray is the latest target of the online outrage machine. But the Twittersphere's reaction is encouraging.
By Pamela B. Paresky Ph.D. on December 08, 2018 in Happiness and the Pursuit of Leadership
Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz are willing to engage in dialogue and disagreement because they see each other as intellectual equals who share a common humanity.
By Marty Babits on December 05, 2018 in The Middle Ground
Ron, formerly known as Rhonda, and spouse-to-be Patricia seek therapy to make their genderqueer relationship as robust and resilient as possible.
By Robert W Firestone Ph.D. on December 03, 2018 in The Human Experience
A look at six major influences that impinge upon the evolving self, contribute to psychological distress, and interfere with differentiation and individuation
By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D. on November 28, 2018 in Your Neurochemical Self
A chance experience led me to read about the person who wrote the Shakespeare plays, and it was a thrill to see life's ups and downs through his eyes.
By Daniel J Winarick Ph.D. on November 21, 2018 in Personality Quotient
Political persuasion or pathological social behavior? Vintage viewpoints receive renewed attention.
By Jeffrey Lockwood Ph.D. on November 14, 2018 in The Infested Mind
People have different views of what is acceptable under the sheets and on the plate. And judgements get even messier with insects in the mix.
By Michael Pittaro Ph.D. on November 10, 2018 in The Crime and Justice Doctor
We need to delve deeper into the minds of mass shooters and devise evidence-based strategies that can be used to prevent such national tragedies from occurring.
By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on October 30, 2018 in Insight Therapy
The decision to have sex may be made by you. But what makes you?
By Susi Ferrarello Ph.D. on October 24, 2018 in Lying on the Philosopher's Couch
What is success? Is it an idea that menaces us, preventing us from taking care of ourselves and others? Or is it our ability to know what we really want to achieve?
By Kirk J. Schneider Ph.D. on October 18, 2018 in Awakening to Awe
Exasperated by the increasing polarization of our citizenry? Here are some therapeutically informed alternatives that could profoundly impact our culture.
By David P. Barash Ph.D. on October 11, 2018 in Pura Vida
What to do when you are subject to someone in power who is unstable and possibly dangerous? At least one character in Shakespeare offers an option, although perhaps not the best.
By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. on October 09, 2018 in Wicked Deeds
The concept of evil is man-made and defined by a specific time and culture.
By Josh Gressel Ph.D. on October 07, 2018 in Putting Psyche Back Into Psychotherapy
We all think we say "yes" to life, but it's important to look at how true that really is. Answer a few questions to see where you stand on the openness scale.
By Karen L. Blair Ph.D. on September 24, 2018 in Inclusive Insight
Recent research explains that prejudice towards transgender individuals may, in part, be due to having one's own identity heavily invested in the gender binary.