Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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Humanistic Psychology, Sixties Culture, and the Shaping of the Modern Self
Jessica Grogan Ph.D.
If psychotherapy's not about venting or life coaching, what makes it work?
Is it possible to cut each other free from the conflict?
Even when they become adults, it's difficult to maintain emotional boundaries with our kids.
Research suggests that suppressing negative emotions, as well as exaggerating positive feelings, can have a negative impact on our relationships with our kids.
Research suggests that maintaining a fluid self-concept, retaining a sense of separateness, and externalizing rejection may mitigate the devastating effects of breaking up.
Rather than planning to change specific behaviors this new year, you might aim to change the rigid ways you think about yourself.
New research suggests that withholding forgiveness may be self-destructive.
Losing someone we love can call into question our very sense of purpose and value and meaning.
Recent research suggests that how you start a fight is more important than how you end it.
Healthier people can tolerate more subjective distress.
Although therapists recognize the importance of talking about religion, they're still uncomfortable inviting spirituality into the room.
Research suggests that venting might make you angrier, but a process called pendulation might actually decrease angry feelings.
Unrealistic expectations fuel our difficulties in the early days of parenthood.
In order to hold on to each other, you must first learn how to hold onto yourself.
Our black-and-white thinking about adolescence is getting in our way.
Overvaluing your kids accomplishments may result in self-centeredness and low achievement.
Interpreting anger and withdrawal as protests against disconnection can improve how your relate to your partner.
The holidays highlight our difficulty in truly engaging with others.
Parenting advice tends to encourage parents to take too much or too little control. How can parents find their balance amidst these contradictory messages?
Cutting may be more of an attempt at self-soothing than self-harming.
New research shows that time-outs may actually dysregulate children and negatively impact their brains. Is it time to abandon this practice?
When you're depressed or overwhelmed, it's best to avoid the pull toward inactivity.
Brain research suggests that early love can function like a destructive addiction, but it's benefit must be balanced against its threat.
Self-doubt, adolescent angst, and even social awkwardness may pay off In adulthood.
Research suggests that it may be better to fight than to give your partner the silent treatment.
What can high school reunions and research teach us about aging well?
Does smoking help us cope with stress?
Many of us are compulsive about checking Facebook but feel bored or irritated when we do.
Pushing past grief is not the same thing as moving through it.
Does living together before marriage increase your likelihood of divorce?
Jessica Grogan, Ph.D. is the author of Encountering America: Humanistic Psychology, Sixties Culture, and the Shaping of the Modern Self (January 2013, Harper Perennial).