Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Tag: Social Life

Why Your Zoom Manners Matter

Most adults have attended and hosted their fair share of meetings, both personally and professionally.  In a day and age where many previously in-person meetings...

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...

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...

How’s Your Social Health?

The coronavirus has shown us how human contact can spread illness. But psychologists have long known that human connection can prevent illness. Decades of research...

The Halo Effect by Feeling Authentic and Being Fun

  Were you popular growing up? How did and being fun play out within your childhood peer groups and social circles during adolescence? In this...

Only for the Brave? Uncovering White Supremacy

Layla Saad seeks to become a good ancestor. She drew wide for her efforts at dealing with white supremacy through a month-long Instagram...

Choosing Happiness

How many times have you told yourself, “I just want to be happy”? There is a plethora of research about the science of...

Using Authenticity to Ease the Pain of Social Rejection

Authenticity is idolized, especially in cultures which prize individuality. In times of upheaval, when there is a sudden change in direction, we reflect upon who...

Depression, Helplessness and “The Great Pause”

One thing is for sure: we do not have much that is in our control these days. An invisible virus that could sicken us or...

How a Long-Distance Hiker Learned to Love Solitude and Boredom

When Jennifer Pharr Davis graduated from college, she felt lost. Searching for time and space to reflect on her future, the North Carolina native...

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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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