27 Nov

Research suggests that confiding in others is a direct cause of depression reduction. (In brief. Monitor on Psychology, 2021, 52(1), pp. 15-16.


21 Nov

Josephine Baker: I don’t lie. I improve on life. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy .com


12 Nov

Jealousy aroused by third party threats to a friendship can lead to efforts to guard it. (In brief. Jealousy may strengthen friendships. Monitor on Psychology, 2021, 52(1), p. 12.)


6 Nov

Research on subjects ages 18 to 62 had lower levels of oxytocin when their parents had divorced in their childhoods than those who had not. They reported less security around parenting and relationships. (In brief. Parents’ divorce lowers oxytocin. Monitor on Psychology, 2021, 52(1), p.12)


30 Oct

Robert Frost: Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.


23 Oct

Yogi Berra: If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else.


16 Oct

Using undergraduates as subjects, researchers found that narcissists don’t take more selfies than other people, but they do take more selfies of themselves alone. (In brief. Selfies aren’t just for narcissists. Monitor on Psychology, 52(1), p. 11)


10 Oct

Intellectually precocious children who had skipped one or more grades were thought to suffer social and emotional harm as adults. However a longitudinal study lasting over 35 years and one over 25 years actually showed that adults who had skipped were even better adjusted than their age-matched peers. (In brief. Skipping grades doesn’t stunt social growth. Monitor on Psychology, 2020, 51(8), p. 12)


24 Sep

Research in the journal Emotion found that earning more money does make people happier. The more money. the happier the subjects were. (In brief. Money now buys happiness. Monitor on Psychology, 2020, 51(8), p. 11)


18 Sep

Groucho Marx: Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.