Friday, November 27, 2020

Tag: Psychology

How to Psychologize Unwisely

Weaponizing psychology for personal advantage. Posted May 18, 2020 A little knowledge is a dangerous thing and a lot of knowledge can be still more dangerous....

Why Do So Many Men Feel Inadequate?

We know a good deal about the ways in which norms and stereotypes hurt women. There is more to do in counteracting...

How Do People Decide to Do the Right Thing?

Insights from the moral psychology of self-sacrifice for the COVID-19 pandemic. Posted May 07, 2020 Over three and a half billion people, half the world’s population,...

Why do I feel like it is my fault?

Despite the saying, time does not necessarily heal all wounds. In fact, time itself, may cause increased negative thoughts that seem to lodge in...

Two Guiding Principles Introverts (Don’t) Talk By

In a culture that favors extroversion, introverts will always be, to a significant extent, quiet pegs in a loud hole – the expectations for...

The Remarkable Power of Touch

Mythical King Midas, who wished that everything he touched turned to gold, regretted his foolishness when his beloved daughter turned golden. This image by...

Why We Seek Closure

Suppose you go through a painful breakup. There are different ways to frame what’s happened. You can view the entire relationship as a failure...

We Versus the Virus

It is summer of 1954 and the kids in a small camp in Robber's Cave State Park (in Oklahoma) are divided into the "Eagles"...

Why I Study Laughing Babies

Since 2012, I have been studying laughing babies. The question I am most often asked—frequently accompanied by incredulous —is “Why?” And sometimes, “Wouldn’t it be...

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2 Behaviors that Promote Mental Health Stigma at Work

  Can't you just stop? Americans are more likely to have a mental challenge than they are to skip breakfast. Census data indicates a third...

Why Sleep Is the Clean-Up Crew for Your Brain

More than good old fashioned beauty ! Although our brains comprise only 2 percent of our overall body weight, they consume roughly 20 percent of our...

Let Waiting and Boredom Be Your Guide

Waiting and boredom have been the bugbears of my life. Maybe yours too. I hate them both. It’s been a surprise just how wildly...

Thank goodness that’s over: preferring our pains to be past

Recent research from the Centre for Time at the University of Sydney undermines a widely held assumption that our preferences about the temporal location...
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