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PTSD: Five effective coping strategies
Post-traumatic stress disorder is caused by witnessing or being part of a frightening or shocking event, and it can affect day-to-day life and productivity. In this article, we discuss a few ways that you can keep its symptoms under control.
Medical News Today - Mon. Oct 23
What Should Managers Do With Profitable Unethical Customers?
In a previous blog post, I described some of my recent research , conducted with Zhao Yang and Rene Algesheimer of University of Zurich. In our paper, we found an instance of lawful but unethical behavior of customers that produced beneficial effects for the company as well as its other customers.
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 23
Psychology Isn't Immune From a Harvey Weinstein Problem
The recent Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment and assault scandal has highlighted how powerful and influential men can tragically and egregiously exploit younger women for their advantage. It is a cruel reminder that men in power can use their status to victimize women repeatedly and that decades can go by without these predators being caught or held accountable. Similar recent stories about Bill O Reilly and Donald Trump , for example, have demonstrated t ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 23
Burger King Video Proves Folly of Relying on Bystanders
Author s Transparency Declaration I have a financial interest in a company that offers products and services that may be related to the content of my writings. Trigger Warning This article may challenge your cherished beliefs about bullying . If it will distress you, you should not read it. October is the twelfth annual National Bullying Prevention and Awareness Month in the US. Like many other organizations and corporations, Burger King has taken advantag ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 23
One Simple Trick for Attracting Your Perfect Partner
When you re single and ready for a new love in your life, it s only natural to daydream about your perfect mate. You ll likely dream about what he or she looks like, sounds like, or even smells like. You might imagine what his hobbies are or what it d feel like to hold her. Luckily, this natural instinct to daydream about a future love can quickly be transformed into one of the most powerful techniques for attracting your perfect mate. This technique is ca ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 23
Interview With Jennifer Egan
I admit it I was a little bit afraid to read Manhattan Beach , Jennifer Egan s new novel. I loved A Visit From the Goon Squad so much as a reader and a writer that I was afraid I couldn t possibly love this novel. And, I didn t. I found new reasons to admire and enjoy this historical narrative set during World War II. Each time I opened this book, I felt as if I was opening a door into a world I wanted to be in, to spend time with real people I wanted to k ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 23
Optimism Challenge Conclusion
Thanks to everyone who participated in this 90-day or so journey of purposeful optimism . In this post, I just wanted to take the time to look back and reflect on this period to see what has come out of this journey. Optimism, to me, does not mean looking at the world through rose-colored glasses or downplaying the very real forces of destruction and hatred in the world. It does not mean embracing the pick yourself up by the bootstraps philosophy of libert ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Oct 23
Rembrandt's Creativity: The Magnificent Self-Portraits
Rembrandt van Rijn produced the largest number of self-portraits of any major painter in history. Although there is today controversy about attribution of previously designated Rembrandt paintings, the number of definite self-portraits is considered to vary between 86 and 98. Both mystery and controversy have arisen about this extensive specialization, and also about the reasons for Rembrandt s portrayal of himself in costumes and hats from various culture ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 22
Clear Thinking: A Workshop
The other day I was in class doing my regular lesson, when a student replied resentfully to a question of mine by saying, You re making me think I was startled by her reaction and humorously replied, You re welcome Meanwhile, an atrocious doubt arose in me Do my students know what thinking is It s been two years now that my students use on average the verb I think instead of I feel. Why Does this have anything to do with the resentment of thinking In this ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 22
Candy, Costumes, and Scares. Oh My!
According to the National Retail Federation , Americans love Halloween so much that almost 180 million Americans 72 will celebrate Halloween in 2017. They are expected to spend a record 9 billion on costumes, decorations, greeting cards, and candy. Where do these Halloween attitudes come from Why do Americans love Halloween so much
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 22
52 Ways to Show I Love You: Imagine an Invisible String
My early work in psychology centered around imagery how images are formed how they affect people and their relationships how they can be used in the service of insight, learning or change. I loved studying imagery, writing about it, using it in clinical practice, and designing workshops. As president of the American Association for the Study of Mental Imagery , I gave talks about ways in which the images through which we see our families can guide our expe ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 22
Kid Killers
Just about everyone has heard about the Slender Man case . In 2014, two 12-year old girls lured a classmate into a secluded wooded area near their Wisconsin homes, where they stabbed her 19 times and left her for dead. The attempted murder was clearly premeditated and, as the case unfolded, appeared to be triggered by a shared delusion that sacrificing their classmate was necessary to please Slender Man, a fictional supernatural character and internet lege ...
Psychology Today - Sun. Oct 22
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