Friday, November 27, 2020

Dr. Priscilla Dnanaraj

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Is Personality Fixed?

I’ll admit it – I was skeptical about Isn’t Permanent before I even opened it. As a temperament researcher, I believe we are...

Often Asked Career Questions

  Here are two questions that a number of my clients have asked recently, and my response. Client: I hate my job but am scared to...

The Elements of Resilience

is defined as the psychological capacity to adapt to stressful circumstances and to bounce back from adverse events. is considered a process...

Stop Categorizing People to Make a Point

  It can be enjoyable to read the extreme categorizations people make on social media, if you can stay objective and understand the misguided attempts...

Hone Laser-like Mental Focus to Escape Endless Distraction

Degree by degree, we humans probably don’t notice how our core attentional awareness abilities are being slowly stripped away by the technological convergence of...

Rumour, Gossip, and Misinformation

Social media is a new, 21st Century, technology that allows fast, mass communication, increased connectivity and transmission of knowledge.  Yet, in this new digital...

Homeschooling: A Parent’s Nightmare

  Starting somewhere in mid-April Californians and residents of other states were ordered to “shelter” at home. No school. No shopping. Just stay at home....

Can We Have Too Much Empathy?

  You might hear statements like “ is a blessing and a curse” or “there is a dark side to .” I have written about the...

Understanding the Brain Disease Model of Addiction

  These questions are hotly debated within medicine and healthcare and also in the wider public sphere. The debate is centered on what’s often called...

Deaths of Despair and the Role of Religion

Deaths of Despair Anne Case and Angus Deaton coined the term “deaths of despair” for deaths related to , drug use, and alcohol poisoning in...

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