5 Little Known Hallmarks of A Psychologically Healthy Person

-Jonice Webb, PhD We all have a general idea of what we think a psychologically healthy person looks like. Maybe it’s not being depressed or anxious, not suffering, or not having a diagnosis. Maybe it’s being happy, or simply able to live a good life. All of these things are important and have great merit,Continue reading “5 Little Known Hallmarks of A Psychologically Healthy Person”

10 Areas of Self-Awareness You Should Understand

-Mike Bundrant If you lack self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are won’t get very far. ~ Daniel Goleman Why is self-awareness so vital? Because distressing emotions, limiting beliefs, and self-sabotage are aContinue reading “10 Areas of Self-Awareness You Should Understand”

Feeling Fat-Shamed Takes a Toll on Health

-Traci Pedersen The pain of being the target of fat shaming may take a significant toll on one’s health, according to a new study led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The findings show that people with high levels of weight bias internalization are much more likely toContinue reading “Feeling Fat-Shamed Takes a Toll on Health”

Reading Books with Dad May Boost School Readiness, Parenting Skills

-Traci Pedersen A parenting program in which fathers read to their preschoolers was found to boost the dads’ parenting skills while also improving the preschoolers’ school readiness and behavior, according to a new study led by New York University (NYU). “Unlike earlier research, our study finds that it is possible to engage fathers from low-incomeContinue reading “Reading Books with Dad May Boost School Readiness, Parenting Skills”

Can a Simple Psychological Trick Help You Fall Out of Love?

-Caithlin Pena Yes, it’s possible. After a devastating breakup, it’s normal to still feel in love with your ex — you wouldn’t have been with them if you didn’t. And it takes a lot of time to get over that and move on with someone new. Founder of Relationship Psychology, John Alex Clark, shared someContinue reading “Can a Simple Psychological Trick Help You Fall Out of Love?”

Kids Who Believe They Can’t Sing Tend to Quit Music Education

-Traci Pedersen Elementary school children who have confidence in their own musical abilities are more likely to continue their music education through middle school, while those with poor musical self-concept are more likely to opt out of music class — regardless of their true talent for singing or even their love of music, according toContinue reading “Kids Who Believe They Can’t Sing Tend to Quit Music Education”

Mind-Body Practices Can Ease Early Memory Loss

-Rick Nauert, PhD A recent pilot study of adults with early memory loss suggests simple mind-body practices may help to mitigate or even reverse early memory loss in older adults. The West Virginia University research team discovered the practice of meditation, or a music listening program, may have multiple benefits for older adults with preclinicalContinue reading “Mind-Body Practices Can Ease Early Memory Loss”

Study Finds Workplace Peer Pressure Impacts Performance

-Janice Wood A new study has found that the presence of high-performing co-workers can improve an individual’s performance, which boosts earnings. Researchers from the University of York and the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration at University College London (UCL), found that in low-skilled occupations, an increase of 10 percent in the average performanceContinue reading “Study Finds Workplace Peer Pressure Impacts Performance”

The Four Horsemen

-The Gottman Institute Today on The Gottman Relationship Blog, we would like to continue The Four Horsemen series by providing you with a strong foundation of understanding before we go into further depth about each specific communication style. Consider today’s posting an overview of what is to come over the next four weeks. The Four Horsemen ofContinue reading “The Four Horsemen”

Projective Identification: How Narcissists Project Their Identity Onto Others

-Christine Hammond, MS, LMHC A client walked into my office for the first time and began to describe her husband as a narcissist. They had been married for 15 years, had two children, were well-established in the community, and were both very career oriented. She came across an article about narcissism and concluded that herContinue reading “Projective Identification: How Narcissists Project Their Identity Onto Others”