These findings suggest that mental illness is neither a sufficient nor necessary cause of violence. Rather, like the rest of the population, a nexus of variables must be considered when attempting to predict something as complex as human behavior.
The paper synthesized the findings from 70 scientific publications that all together included more than 3 million participants. The authors found that loneliness, social isolation, and living alone were factors in explaining early death.
In 2002, the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics was oddly enough awarded to a classically trained psychologist. Daniel Kahneman is considered to be one of the world's most influential individuals in the field and is the founder of a unique and revolutionary new field known as Behavioral Economics.
We often assume that productivity means getting more things done each day. Wrong. Productivity is getting important things done consistently. And no matter what you are working on, there are only a few things that are truly important.
What is your Mind Habit? Habits become autopilot when they are 1) in some way rewarding (increase pleasure or decrease pain) and 2) practiced repeat...
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is our ability and capacity to manage emotions well in ourselves and in our relationships. What does this have to do with running a family business? Everything.
Just because you feel uncomfortable, doesn't mean you need to give up right away. Here are the reasons why you should prove to yourself that you're strong enough to tolerate more than you think:
If we want to teach kids resilience and compassion (for themselves and others), we must show them our own resilience in the face of setbacks.
I hope this tragedy fuels more public awareness that we all need to know the signs and symptoms of someone who is having a psychiatric emergency.
Recently I flexed my mental muscles during a three-day leadership course called "Team Empowerment Training." I thought I'd pick up a few conflict-resolution techniques, learn how to be a better influencer, and empower others through interpersonal skills and guidance.
Life is complex and we are all faced with moments in our personal and professional lives that require us to make a choice without as much information as we need. The default assumption is that we need more knowledge or research in these situations, but often we just need a clear understanding of our values.
When you pop the question -- what is the innate quality of individuals that drive their success -- psychologists of repute have come up some interesting answers.
When we are in a place of recovering from a painful relationship, finding a way to let go can be challenging. Here are 10 ways to let go of painful relationships.
No one is going to save you. It's a wonderful realization to have, really. Because waiting on someone to hand you a golden ticket means waiting forever. But choosing yourself -- forging your own path and creating your own opportunities -- that means you can make things happen today.
Of the many lessons on my path of spirituality, the one that took me the longest to learn was surrender. In theory, I knew that in order to flow with ...
Sven and Jack are two hearty loggers. One day, Jack challenges Sven: who can hand cut the most trees in a single day? Sven, sure of himself, accepts the challenge.
If you care about aging well, Dan Buettner is your man. For more than a decade, Buettner has been traveling the world in search of the world's longevi...
Those who seek to limit or prohibit safe, legal abortion need to understand the damaging consequences for the unwanted children, their mothers, and society.
Perhaps the best thing you can do to invite more of the pervasive (but more elusive) vertical change into your life is to know that vertical change is always possible in the space before thought, feeling, and behavior.
Psychology and spirituality are often seen as opposite, even antagonistic, ventures. The scientists who conduct psychological research raise their eye...