The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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Diane Dreher Ph.D.
Three traps people may use to try to control you—and strategies to keep from falling into them.
Are you struggling with a major life change? Research reveals powerful keys for dealing with life's transitions.
Looking for hope in these challenging times? Research reveals five simple practices that can help.
Are you still searching for approval? How to stop letting others define you.
Is the coronavirus stressing you out? Psychologist Shauna Shapiro's research offers three keys to greater peace of mind.
Psychologists offer ways to cope.
Do you feel like an imposter in your new career? Research shows how to move forward with hope.
Psychologists show how to overcome defensiveness and political polarization.
Are you feeling lonely and insecure? Psychologists explain why we're so lonely and what we can do about it.
Who can you trust? Recent news shows how apps try to sell us security, but research points to something more essential.
Is your life so cluttered it's out of control? Here are 4 strategies to help you move from cutter to clarity.
Are you overwhelmed with anxiety and stress? A psychologist offers three strategies for finding greater peace of mind.
Did you know how the power of words can heal you? Research shows how reading and writing can transform our lives.
Are you facing a major change in your life? These four steps can help you flourish.
Why are so many American children anxious and insecure? New insights on how to raise healthier children in today's high-tech world.
Are you using shopping or the Internet to escape from your problems? Positive psychology research offers a better way to deal with stress
Is toxic speech stressing you out? Research offers four ways to deal with it.
How compassion can help you relieve stress
New York Times reports parents increasingly concerned about children's smartphone addiction. Current research points to serious health implications.
What can we do about political polarization? Research shows how to overcome confirmation bias
What qualities do you want in our next president? 4 key insights from leadership research.
Why does talking about your problems make you feel better? Brain research can explain.
A new way to reduce college students' anxiety—bringing dogs to campus.
How to stop sabotaging yourself.
What can we do about the loneliness epidemic? Research sheds new light on possible cause and cure.
How do dogs help children read? Research reveals the benefits of canine companionship.
Are you in a toxic relationship? Watch for these 6 ways people try to manipulate you.
Confused about an important decision? Try using your intuition.
Why do 60 percent of college students have anxiety disorders? Research points to three major reasons.
Try one of these research-based strategies.
Diane Dreher, Ph.D., is a professor of English at Santa Clara University and positive psychology coach.