Fighting Too Much?

You don’t want to fight, or even if you do, whether it is with a friend or your partner, you want to resolve it without it taking a significant toll. Here are four important steps to master to help you avoid fighting, and they do…

How Social, Mental, and Narrative Bias Influence Us

We all have biases, but we can minimize or even overcome them by being aware of them. Bias exists on a spectrum from unconscious (implicit and cultural) assumptions to explicit and deliberately manipulative ideologies. When proje…

The Foundations of Hesitation

Many of us have experienced the struggle to make positive changes in our lives, only to find ourselves falling back into old habits. Whether it's cutting back on coffee, sugar, alcohol, or starting an exercise routine, the pr…

The Journey to Motherhood

Becoming a parent is challenging, and it's a topic that often goes undiscussed. Recently, a young mother and a student at my psychology institute shared her thoughts on the transition to parenthood. She has a 4-month-old baby…

To Elder Women Looking for Men on Dating Sites, Be Cautious

That person you fell for? He might not be who he says he is and may not even be real. I hate to break it to you, but that person you met online, the one you fell in love with despite never meeting in person the one who wants to t…

The Crucial Role of Parents in Eating Disorder Treatment

Family involvement significantly enhances the effectiveness of eating disorder treatment. Un derstanding the complex nature of eating disorders and fostering open family communication is crucial in supporting the recovery process…

Embracing the Gradual Path of Real Change

Picture Barbra, a young professional who has battled procrastination for years. She hopes that one day she'll wake up different, ready to tackle her to-do list with newfound efficiency. However, change doesn't happen over…

Emotional Techniques in Psychotherapy

The training of a psychotherapist includes, among other things, learning certain skills of emotional self-management, which create a separation between emotions and their expression. They are trained to recognize their feelings, …

Life After Moving Out of Nest

How parents and social support help the transition in early adulthood. Sup port from real friendships is crucial at any age, but it can be especially impactful when young adults first leave home. This phase, known as "early …

3 Movies Praised for Psychological Accuracy

These three films accurately depict complex mental health conditions. Un derstanding the human mind can be challenging, especially when it comes to mental disorders. Unfortunately, Hollywood often struggles with this, leading to …

Why Do People Get Upset?: Autism, Dual Empathy, and Boundaries

"Why are people so angry with me?" This is a question I often asked myself growing up. Whether it was my frustrated elementary school teacher trying to get me to put on my shoes only to discover I chose not to wear them…

There's a Dark Side to Creativity

When you think of creativity, you likely envision a genius behind an easel or at the heart of a brilliantly crafted film. However, people can also tap into their creative energies to rise to power, enact revenge, or simply cause …

Caring for an Aging Parent

Parenting is a challenging task. But what happens when the roles reverse and you find yourself caring for your aging mother or father? While we love our parents, feelings of frustration, anger, guilt, and helplessness can arise, …

The 3 Key Stages of Love Bombing

Love bombing happens when someone overwhelms another person with too much praise and affection too soon in a relationship, aiming to control and rush them into commitment. A study of 484 young adults found that those who love bom…

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