Once I switched hats from enthralled follower to the social scientist that I am, the bloom fell off the rose, as it were, as my feelings shifted from admiration to resentment at having fallen for his smoke-and-mirrors act.
All over the world, young children are exposed to classic fairy tales, myths and other stories. Most kids love hearing stories, but in addition to being a fun activity, storytelling is also thought of as an educational tool that can promote moral reasoning and honesty.
My wife, my infant son, and I arrived at the boarding door, baby in arm and bags in hand. That's when we found ourselves caught in an example of one of the biggest workplace problems of our time.
My personal hero is my dad, who didn't do what he loved for a living. He gritted his teeth at a job he didn't like so that he could take care of us. He always puts our well-being above his own.
Yesterday in the mail, I received a newly published book written by my friend, colleague and mentor, Dan Gottlieb. Thumbing through the first few page...
It's understandable if you feel completely overwhelmed in your hardest moments. It's also pretty normal that you may want to escape it all and check out, but it isn't what will ultimately serve you best.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more that 9 million Americans over the age of 65 suffer hearing loss, but only one in five of them pursues treatment.
What is especially interesting is to dig into the psychology behind some well known headline formulas to begin to understand what makes them so irresistibly clickable.
You can't really change Dad, but you can improve the dynamic of your relationship all on your own by committing yourself to a narrow behavioral shift that's so achievable it can be sustained beyond Father's Day -- in fact, forever.
Psychology has come a long way since Freud, but the brand hasn't caught up. Ideally, we'll start rebranding psychology as a source of interesting, rigorous ideas.
One day, Sheena plans to establish a healing justice community center -- a studio that will include yoga classes, a vegetarian restaurant, healing studio, and serve as a workshop space for communities to gather and organize.
I concluded that the triangular view of love was incomplete, because it didn't say how those three components got to be there. So I formulated a theory of "love as a story."
A fundamental question I have been exploring in the 30 years that I have been working in the field of performance psychology is: What does it take to ...
The topic of mental health and the importance of mental healthcare need to be a regular part of the national conversation, not one that is only relevant for the few weeks after a tragedy.
The thing is, you feel what you feel when you feel it. You can't hurry up and feel it now so that it doesn't show up later, and there is no normal or abnormal time for any reaction you might have.
The famous Stanford marshmallow experiment was less about subsuming our self-destructive urges and more about trust. What was perceived as an irrational outcome -- eating the marshmallow before the 15 minutes were up -- had its roots very much in rational decision making, albeit influenced by our environment.
The dreaded question of What should I do with my life? is a common one. From childhood to adulthood, we ask it of ourselves and others ask it of us. The decision can be tortuous.
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet." William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Bring social science and...
There was another big reason I felt compelled to be forthright. I can't stand the social stigma that is associated with mental illness and suicide. It bothers me greatly how voices hush and rooms clear at the mere mention of the "S" word.
In essence -- whining gets our attention and signals distress. The more distress is signaled, through more dramatic vocal qualities, the more it motivates us to DO SOMETHING.