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Breaking out of mental loops
Shoba Sreenivasan, Ph.D., and Linda E. Weinberger, Ph.D.
Rushing is common for those with many obligations. Unfortunately, it can negatively affect one’s health, relationships, and life satisfaction.
Stereotyping quiet people inclined to privacy as boring may reflect a push in American and Western cultures toward extroversion to the point of psychological exhibitionism.
We shouldn't be dismissive of visceral reactions (often influenced by previous experiences stored by the brain) that can guide us in making good decisions.
When we apologize, do we really think about what we say and how it will affect the person we hurt? All too often, an apology is not an "apology."
Painful or unwanted transitions can lead to feelings of helplessness, grief, and anxiety but also stimulate an improvement of one’s life.
Often, we agree to the requests of others to avoid negative outcomes or characterizations; yet, doing so too often can impact our psychological reserves.
Being kind to oneself and non-judgmental is difficult for some people because they fear it will diminish their drive to overcome limitations.
By making room for others to belong, we belong; thereby dampening the risk of lives falling into despair and meaninglessness.
The grieving process can be a time when we try to understand and re-evaluate ourselves and the world in light of the loss we experienced.
What you can do to enhance, and even change, your attitudes and behavior toward health-related information.
Remote work management offers the opportunity to use technological gains to promote employee loyalty and commitment.
Apart from the physical, medical, and cognitive effects, what psychosocial factors can be impacted when physical touching is strictly limited?
What a lack of reciprocity in contact and sharing may mean for a friendship.
As with scientific revolutions that break long-held concepts, the post-pandemic remote workplace is a psychological paradigm shift of seismic proportions.
The good mother has imperfections and limitations but tries her best to love, protect, and nurture us to successfully meet life’s demands.
As long as we have good ego strength, finding humor in who we are or what we do reminds us of our humanness and promotes positive interpersonal interactions and relationships.
The COVID-19 pandemic is going to raise many medical, psychological, legal, and ethical dilemmas for patients, medical professionals, and society.
You do not have to wait until you are old to take measures to enhance healthy aging. Much of what you do and how you think throughout your life will impact your elder years.
Even when a person asks directly, “What should I do?” that question may not be an invitation to give advice.
Being blindsided by rejection may cause neurotransmitter responses resulting in unhappiness and other painful emotions. Yet, there is a way psychological growth can occur.
Love can be the elixir stimulating the desire for marriage and then the glue that holds it together. But marriages also need reinforcements in the form of maintenance behaviors.
Why boredom is not inconsequential—and what to do about it while on lockdown.
Survivors’ adaptation depends on an ability and desire to deal with their loss and bereavement, as well as to recognize growth from the struggle.
Having the gift of gab may be a valuable trait, but sometimes talkativeness can be too much of a good thing.
Privacy can be a double-edged sword in both its advantages and disadvantages to the individual and others.
Are you emotionally susceptible to what others think of you? If so, what will you do to gain their approval?
Adapting Army resilience-enhancing techniques to one's psychological battles.
How one defines perfection and the cost to achieve it is critical in relation to physical and mental health.
Adolescence is a formidable time, even for those who are resourceful and supported. For those who are not, serious psychological conditions can result.
You can grow through heartbreak when you embrace the truth: it is a journey and not a destination.
Shoba Sreenivasan, Ph.D., and Linda E. Weinberger, Ph.D., are psychology professors at the Keck School of Medicine at USC.