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By Elinor Greenberg, Ph.D. on August 03, 2019 in Understanding Narcissism
If you have ever wondered if narcissists can be helped by psychotherapy, this article says "yes" and describes in detail what each stage of the therapy focuses on accomplishing.
By Elizabeth Young on August 02, 2019 in Adaptations
He is too locked by ALS to wipe his eyes. As I do it for him, I don’t feel awkward or shy; we’re in that zone people achieve as they move toward death: bare, and unafraid.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 01, 2019 in Animal Emotions
An interview with the author of "Animal Rights Education" in which compassion and empathy form the heart of a comprehensive, liberatory, transdisciplinary education movement.
By Kimerer LaMothe Ph.D. on July 31, 2019 in What a Body Knows
Most humans share a desire to please the people around us. We want people to be happy. We want people to be happy with us. What happens when we fail?
By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on July 31, 2019 in Out of the Darkness
People with personality disorders are drawn to power and are ruthless in their pursuit of it. How we can ensure that the majority don't suffer at their hands?
By Kelly Bulkeley Ph.D, on July 30, 2019 in Dreaming in the Digital Age
Exploring your dreams is a powerful means of broadening your imagination and recognizing in a deeply experiential way that “multiple narratives can all be true at once.”
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on July 30, 2019 in Hope + Resilience
In part two of our interview about the power of empathy, Belinda Bauman shares how we can move from apathy toward empathy and sit with those in suffering.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on July 29, 2019 in Hope + Resilience
Recent studies show empathy is on the decline. In this interview based on her new book, 'Brave Souls,' author Belinda Bauman shares why this virtue is more important than ever.
By Erin Leonard Ph.D. on July 28, 2019 in Peaceful Parenting
Feeling pressure to take a side as a conflict escalates is anxiety-inducing. Here's how to be supportive while remaining neutral.
By Richard E. Cytowic M.D. on July 28, 2019 in The Fallible Mind
Serious questions surround the power of social media to shape self-worth.
By Peter Toohey Ph.D. on July 26, 2019 in Annals of the Emotions
Are people with literacy troubles emotionally sharper than those with higher-level literacy skills?
By Laura Markham Ph.D. on July 22, 2019 in Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids
Every bit of love and patience you extend toward your child makes a huge difference. Your child is giving you an opportunity to help her heal.
By Blake Griffin Edwards LMFT on July 20, 2019 in Progress Notes
Too often, implementing "evidence-based practices" takes the form of naive acceptances of poorly tested interventions that may or may not produce better outcomes.
By Pamela B. Paresky Ph.D. on July 19, 2019 in Happiness and the Pursuit of Leadership
In 1969, Neil Armstrong was the first human being to walk on the moon. The sense of awe and wonder that the space program once inspired created a sense of global unity we now lack.
By Joni E Johnston Psy.D. on July 19, 2019 in The Human Equation
Many prosecutors in recent murder cases have called the accused a narcissist. But is this true? Is there a link between narcissism and violence?
By Ramani Durvasula, Ph.D. on July 18, 2019 in A Guide to Better Relationships
The epidemic of narcissistic-enabling weakens the fabric of democracy, of community, of justice, and of healthy relationships.
By Laura Markham Ph.D. on July 17, 2019 in Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids
Being with other families is good for both parents and children. But what happens when your parenting approaches differ?
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on July 17, 2019 in All About Addiction
When you mirror the behavior of others it helps them connect to you more intimately. So what does that have to do with compulsion?
By Hannah Rose LCPC on July 16, 2019 in Working Through Shame
Part 2: We can’t minimize our grief because someone “has it worse.” Someone may always have it worse.
By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on July 16, 2019 in Out of the Darkness
Why do many religious people fail to live up to the teachings of their religions, or even act in ways that are contrary to the basic principles of their faiths?
By Hannah Rose LCPC on July 15, 2019 in Working Through Shame
More often than not, we miss our opportunities for genuine empathy by trying to “fix” someone else’s emotional pain or quicken the grieving process.
By David C. Strubler Ph.D. on July 15, 2019 in Doesn't Get Any Better
How a daughter learns to transform herself and influences a father with bipolar and narcissistic personality disorders.
By Kristin Meekhof on July 15, 2019 in A Widow's Guide to Healing
Do you know someone in grief but not sure what to say? Here are some suggestions for starting the conversation
By Veronika Tait Ph.D. on July 14, 2019 in Pulling Through
As we learn more about post-traumatic growth, more people will be able to experience meaning in suffering and expanded capacity for compassion.
By Susi Ferrarello Ph.D. on July 12, 2019 in Lying on the Philosopher's Couch
Is there a connection between generosity and attention? Is generosity always visible?
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