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Arnold A. Lazarus Ph.D., Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D., Donna Astor-Lazarus
Most people know of the power of positive thinking. But, just as "a picture's worth a thousand words," positive visualization can be much more powerful. Here's a good method.
The prophecy of the event can lead to the event of the prophecy. But it doesn't have to. Here's how to break the cycle of negative, self-fulfilling prophecies.
Here are a few illustrations of what narcissists really think and feel when they say and do things that seem normal.
No one can avoid criticism. But understanding the three basic types of criticism, and how to best respond to each, can help us navigate some of the social labyrinth of life.
Some people are quick to make judgmental pronouncements about others. Here is why they are usually wrong.
Hanging onto grudges and past grievances only contributes to unhappiness and corrodes relationships. Here's how you can defuse these psychological time bombs.
Clinical or major depression is a potentially deadly illness that affects many millions of people at any given time. Here's how to gain a better of understanding of it.
It's common for people to use overgeneralizations when criticizing others. Here's why they're almost always untrue and reflect a basic lack of understanding human nature.
Here are a few common, cognitive errors that cause anxiety and what you can do to correct them.
Here are five easy ways to improve your relationship, and four intimacy killers to work on eliminating.
A lot of people place excessive importance on material "success." They use money, things, and achievements as their metrics of choice. Here's why many of them are unhappy.
There is one simple word that has incredible power when it comes to promoting love, closeness and good feelings in meaningful relationships. It may surprise you to know what it is
It's increasingly believed, especially in academia, that all psychological therapies are basically equivalent. Here's why that's an absurd notion, and two other therapy myths.
The widespread absence of scientific understanding within the population is unfortunate. But its lack among our elected leaders is downright dangerous.
In this time of "alternative facts," it's helpful to understand that a "fact" is a fact precisely because the "alternatives" have been disproven!
Here is how to defuse a powder keg of self-imposed unhappiness and the three essential ingredients of happiness.
In the United States, most responsible occupations require specific training, passing a licensing exam, and/or rigorous psychological screening. Why, then, not the presidency?
Harness the power of distributed practice to maximize your productivity.
Here are three unreasonable demands that are often associated with unhappiness. By ridding youself of these irrational expectations you can boost your overall satisfaction.
Are you a clutterbug, packrat or full-blown hoarder? Here's why your stuff could be weighing down your health and happiness. And what to start doing about it.
The recent media attention on certain politician's and buisness leader's antisocial behavior is not surprising since certain personality types seem drawn to politics and business.
While it's counter intuitive, sometimes to make things better we first have to make them worse. Here's how to understand and use the power of paradox to solve many problems.
Here's a surprisingly simple way to beat insomnia without the use of drugs or supplements.
Here are seven nonmedical methods that help people with ADHD.
While the power of positive thinking is great, the power of positive imagery is often greater. Here are two of the most effective visualization techniques.
Many therapists are very narrow focused and use only a few favored methods. Yet unless a therapist assesses someone's difficulties broadly, important problems can be missed.
The thought is not the fact or just because you believe it doesn't make it true. Here are three more, common beliefs that impede people's happiness and relationship success.
Despite the enormous number of current therapy methods, these three consistently tower over all the others time after time. The three most effective therapy methods are...
Just because you believe it doesn't make it true. Here are three common beliefs that actually undermine people's happiness and prevent them from greater relationship success.
Learn how to harness your mind's power for psychological enrichment and physical benefits, too. Welcome to the fascinating field of psychoneuroimmunolgy (PNI).
Arnold A. Lazarus is a professor of psychology, therapist, author, lecturer, and clinical innovator.
Clifford N. Lazarus, Ph.D., is Clinical Director of The Lazarus Institute.
Donna Astor-Lazarus is the Co-Clinical Director of The Lazarus Institute.