Mental Health

Donald Trump and Narcissism: A Closer Look

04/10/2017
Donald Trump and Narcissism: A Closer Look

If Donald Trump does suffer from Narcissistic Personality Disorder, then here are certain behaviors we should expect from him.

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Phyllis Schlafly: A Case Study in Oppression

09/12/2016
Phyllis Schlafly: A Case Study in Oppression

Many are saying the legacy of Phyllis Schlafly is one of leadership and determination but her true relevance is in how she dealt with being oppressed.

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The Tyranny of Being Busy

04/18/2016
The Tyranny of Being Busy

We’re so used to being busy that we don’t take time to think about what it means for us. Being busy helps get things done but often at too high of a price.

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Altruism: Getting By with a Little Help From Our Friends

04/12/2016
Altruism: Getting By with a Little Help From Our Friends

Social psychology has long wondered about the whys and wherefores of helping behavior. They’ve found that while we cannot predict altruism, we can promote general helping behavior.

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Becoming a Splendid Auditorium: How Listening Brings Us Together

12/23/2015
Becoming a Splendid Auditorium: How Listening Brings Us Together

In the US, civil discourse has taken a backseat to arguing and hostility. What we need instead is a way of really listening to one another and standing together. The example of the Balkan people can help.

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Not for Ourselves Alone: The Need to Care

11/18/2015
Not for Ourselves Alone: The Need to Care

November 12th would have been the 200th birthday of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. In honor of her selflessness, Not for Ourselves Alone should become our motto too.

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The Power of Fear is a Curious Thing

11/04/2015
The Power of Fear is a Curious Thing

The power of fear is driving many of our worst personal decisions and public policies. If we can find courage, maybe we can do what scares us the most.

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Improve Mental Health Treatment? If Only We Would!

10/10/2015
Improve Mental Health Treatment? If Only We Would!

The latest mass shooting has renewed calls for improvements in our mental health treatment system. If only they were serious about it, much could be done.

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Mother Blame: Psychology’s Shame

10/01/2015
Mother Blame: Psychology’s Shame

The field of psychology has much to answer for with regard to our work with mothers. Mother blame has been a huge mistake for us but we can do better.

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The Bloom is Off the Rose and That’s OK.

01/27/2015
The Bloom is Off the Rose and That’s OK.

Aging is a difficult process and it is made that much harder by our refusal to talk about it. We must accept that there are good parts about getting older and celebrate them.

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