Hi everyone! I wanted to drop a quick line and let you know I have officially transitioned to blogging for Psychology Today. New content will no longer appear on this site, so please head on over (and perhaps bookmark?) my new blog: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/our-better-selves See you there.
Researchers in psychology know a lot about what it takes to be a healthy, happy person, but we’re not always great about sharing our knowledge. Scholars develop skills in producing fantastic research, but don’t often get opportunities to tell what they know outside of inaccessible research journals. If you are a student of psychology (undergraduate … More Active Minds Call for Proposals
Myth-busting video on addiction. Hint: addiction doesn’t start with a drug … More Addiction is a Social Disease
Mom: Is your picture in it?
Me: No, just my name.
Mom: It would be better with your picture.
Me: I’ll be sure to let the editors know for next time. … More Published!
The scene was the same in every shop: enthusiastic, wiry men showed me what they had. The bikes I was offered were not comfortable. They were not right. But, as a 5’6″ woman, I should fit a 52″ frame. The men insisted on adjusting and tweaking bikes I knew instantly wouldn’t work for me. … More This Isn’t My Bike!
I could sneak in, unnoticed by the people I was positive did not want to notice me. And indeed, many of my coworkers who took a soda break were surprised to find a human being lurking in the corner. I was the soda room troll. … More Duck Wisdom: Adler’s “Act As If”
There are thousands of possible and dozens of plausible explanations for anything that happens to you. Depression makes it feel like negative explanations (you were ignored because someone doesn’t like you) seem more likely than positive or neutral explanations (you were ignored because someone didn’t see you). … More This Is Water