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How to Stop Being a People-Pleaser

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

By Christine Carter Many commentators took issue with my claim that happiness comes when we live with total integrity--when we stop people-pleasing...

Missing the message: What do children really learn from educational media?

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 01.29.2017 | Parents
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

This blog post was written by our wonderful postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Rebecca Dore. "It's a twain," almost 3-year-old Amanda said when I asked her to ...

Winsome Warriors -- Why Little Kids Love to Be Superheroes -- an Age of Healthy Narcissism

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2016 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

I look with joy and curiosity at a little four year old who struts in his red and blue Superman outfit that covers his skin head to toe or stands proudly in his ranger togs that include a cap, shirt, trousers and even polished leather boots! He's not even getting ready for Halloween.

Pretending to Be Happy for Your Ex

Alex Madda | Posted 12.14.2014 | Comedy
Alex Madda

I recently saw an ex after several months of sporadic communication. I was reluctant to do it, but I knew he'd offer to pay for a drink. So I thought: at least there's a drunken stupor in store for me where I'll probably relay to him how much better off I am! So fine, I'll go.

Trying to Be 'Positive' Doesn't Work

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 08.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

Unfortunately, pretending that you don't feel what you actually feel doesn't make the feelings go away. Yes, you can suppress them so that you aren't fully in touch with them for a short time. But feelings that you are not in touch with still affect your health and your behavior.


Tony Smith | Posted 03.16.2013 | Business
Tony Smith

"Psssst. Suzie, come here!" "Where are you?" "Over here. Behind the big maple." "What's up?" "Let's play... Hide 'n' Seek. I'll count, you hide. Ready...