There are ways to temper your toughest critic and take constructive control of your feelings.
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By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on March 10, 2019 in How To Do Life
Becoming likeable without subverting your integrity.
By Joseph Burgo Ph.D. on March 10, 2019 in Shame
Christopher Lasch long ago identified a pervasive "culture of narcissism." American culture today instead displays features more characteristic of borderline personality disorder.
By Lawrence Josephs, Ph.D. on March 10, 2019 in Between the Sheets
Do the people who want understanding and forgiveness for their own infidelities become "judgy" when they get cheated on? How the self-serving bias results in sexual hypocrisy.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on March 09, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
By definition, narcissism is a quality that would seem to make productive relationships impossible. New research shows that, under the right circumstances, narcissism isn’t so bad.
By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on March 05, 2019 in Insight Is 20/20
Questions about Michael Jackson's personal life focus on whether he was a pedophile. The film underscores a deeper question about the overlap between pedophiles and psychopaths.
By Dale Hartley Ph.D., MBA on March 05, 2019 in Machiavellians: Gulling the Rubes
Salespeople and service technicians who make house calls know what lurks behind the closed doors of suburbia. And what tales they can tell!
By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on March 04, 2019 in Feeling Our Way
It is no longer fashionable to specialize in humans.
By Christopher Mruk, Ph.D. on March 03, 2019 in Authentic Self-Esteem and Well-Being
Part VIII: Positive self-esteem moments can undo some of the effects of low self-esteem and reduce defensive self-esteem.
By Lawrence T. White Ph.D. on March 02, 2019 in Culture Conscious
A new study examines the discrepancy between young people's cognitive maturity and emotional maturity in 11 nations.
By Lawrence Josephs, Ph.D. on March 02, 2019 in Between the Sheets
Is the best approach to dating to play hard-to-get or to just be yourself? Being yourself leads to better long-term relationships, according to the most recent research.
By Scott A. McGreal MSc. on March 02, 2019 in Unique—Like Everybody Else
A study finds that gender differences in support for legalizing marijuana reflect whether one has ever used it oneself.
By Blake Griffin Edwards on March 02, 2019 in Progress Notes
Over the course of therapy, clients drop one after another of the defensive masks with which they have faced life.
By Bill Eddy LCSW, JD on March 02, 2019 in 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life
If an individual is a "con man," what patterns of behavior should we expect to see from them, or not?
By David M. Allen M.D. on March 01, 2019 in A Matter of Personality
When adult children complain to their parents about negative behavior, the parents may invalidate the child's feeling or opinions. They are picking a fight. Don't give them one.
By Shoba Sreenivasan, Ph.D., and Linda E. Weinberger, Ph.D. on March 01, 2019 in Emotional Nourishment
Healthy pride reinforces self-esteem and differs from an inflated sense of self. It is not authentic pride, but rather hubristic pride that is one of the “Seven Deadly Sins.”
By Scott A. McGreal MSc. on February 28, 2019 in Unique—Like Everybody Else
New research suggests that conservatives may have a health advantage because they value personal responsibility more. This may reflect greater conscientiousness.
By Arash Emamzadeh on February 27, 2019 in Finding a New Home
A new report highlights several methods that hold promise.
By Jenn Granneman on February 27, 2019 in The Secret Lives of Introverts
A recent study found a surprising connection between introversion and good grammar — and revealed why introverts might be the ultimate sticklers.
By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on February 27, 2019 in Insight Is 20/20
Children who won't follow the rules may have one of several diagnoses. Parents can cope with each and protect their own mental health.
By Arthur J. Clark Ed.D. on February 26, 2019 in Dawn of Memories
A quick take on 10 compelling qualites of the first memories of life.
By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on February 26, 2019 in In Practice
How to have an awesome vacation if you're a highly sensitive person.
By Andre Sólo on February 26, 2019 in Highly Sensitive Refuge
Are you sensitive to stimuli, emotions, and the busy pace of work? A few simple accommodations can go a long way.
By Benedict Jones Ph.D. on February 26, 2019 in Face Facts
We may assess these two key traits when meeting someone new.
By Ingo Zettler Ph.D. on February 25, 2019 in Individual Differences
People assume similarity between others—partners, close friends, co-workers, even strangers—and themselves in some traits.
By Travis Langley Ph.D. on February 21, 2019 in Beyond Heroes and Villains
What makes your laugh? Humor researchers examine various dimensions of what we find funny and how we use humor in our lives.