There are ways to temper your toughest critic and take constructive control of your feelings.
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By David B. Feldman Ph.D. on February 08, 2019 in Supersurvivors
As children, many of us were taught to think positively. But is it possible to have too much of a good thing?
By Ralph Lewis M.D. on December 28, 2018 in Finding Purpose
These are scary and exciting times. All the world’s knowledge is in your child’s pocket. Here's how to instill perspective, curiosity, motivation, and critical thinking.
By Guy Winch Ph.D. on December 05, 2018 in The Squeaky Wheel
Our culture of happiness can give us the wrong message about distressing feelings.
By Robert D. Mather Ph.D. on December 03, 2018 in The Conservative Social Psychologist
People who unselfishly give to others ascend social hierarchies. George H. W. Bush is an excellent example.
By Christopher Bergland on November 16, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
New research suggests that happy childhood memories are linked to healthier and happier adulthood.
By Joe Pierre M.D. on November 13, 2018 in Psych Unseen
When and why is self-deception associated with mental health?
By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D. on August 10, 2018 in Your Neurochemical Self
You can put on the glasses that let you see the world as a supportive place instead of a dangerous one. Why wouldn't you?
By D. B. Dillard-Wright Ph.D. on July 27, 2018 in Boundless
We all fall into helpless and self-defeating behavior sometimes, but do we understand why?
By Don A. Moore Ph.D. on July 18, 2018 in Perfectly Confident
We tend to overestimate control when we have very little of it, but underestimate control when we have a lot of it.
By Rob Whitley, Ph.D. on July 16, 2018 in Talking About Men
Recovery Colleges can provide skills, education and opportunity for people with mental illness. All this can foster recovery and social inclusion.
By Darby Saxbe Ph.D. on July 13, 2018 in Home Base
Thousands of studies have linked dispositional optimism with improved physical health. What does this news mean for pessimists?
By Alfie Kohn on July 11, 2018 in The Homework Myth
Should we really adopt a "count your blessings" stance across the board, or is it more authentic to see (and react to) circumstances as they are?
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on June 17, 2018 in Why Bad Looks Good
High expectations might cause you to take your relationship for granted. But before you stroll off into the sunset, remember that romance must be nurtured and maintained.
By Nick Hobson Ph.D. on May 24, 2018 in Ritual and the Brain
What you regret and why has a lot to do with how you see yourself.
By Shoba Sreenivasan, Ph.D., and Linda E. Weinberger, Ph.D. on May 15, 2018 in Emotional Nourishment
Life is to be lived in the present based on what we have learned from our past and our optimism for a better future.
By Tasha Eurich Ph.D. on April 12, 2018 in The Power of Insight
Three questions to help you dream big without losing your grip on reality.
By Iddo Landau, Ph.D. on March 10, 2018 in Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World
Why Tolstoy's parable is an inaccurate analogue of the human condition.
By Eric Dietrich Ph.D. on December 23, 2017 in Excellent Beauty
Many people think that morality varies from culture to culture, person to person. But morality is as objective as mathematics or physics.
By D. B. Dillard-Wright Ph.D. on December 05, 2017 in Boundless
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By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on November 24, 2017 in ExperiMentations
Learning to self-govern and achieve goals by easing up on oneself rather than cracking the whip takes hard work and concerted effort. But faster fixes fail.
By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on November 16, 2017 in Talking About Trauma
Research reveals more about the promise of positive self-talk.
By David Rosen on November 14, 2017 in Health 2.0
Do optimists live longer? Research into how optimism influences our response to health threats and our attitude to risk-taking behaviour throws up some fascinating insights.
By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on November 05, 2017 in Life, Refracted
Negative moments are inevitable, whether they come from outside ourselves, our perceptions, or our interpretations. Transforming them with creativity or kindness shows love.
By D. B. Dillard-Wright Ph.D. on October 23, 2017 in Boundless
Optimism enables the belief that life is worth living.
By Jaime L. Kurtz Ph.D. on October 12, 2017 in Happy Trails
Consider a new type of gratitude question.