Emotion

19 Sep

People who have more money have more self-focused happiness, like contentment, pride, and amusement, while people with lower incomes have more happy feelings focused on others, like compassion and love. (In brief. Money buys(some) happiness. American Psychologist, 2018, 49(4), p. 12) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Cognition

15 Sep

Most people would prefer not to be informed of information that goes against what they really want to do. (In brief. I don’t want to know. American Psychologist, 2018, 49(4), p.11) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

About Work

12 Sep

Taking breaks from work improves mood, overall well-being, and efficiency. In general, the most revitalizing breaks are with activities that are different from the work tasks. (Weir, K. Give me a break. Monitor on Psychology, 2018, 50(1), 10) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Wisdom

9 Sep

Philosopher George Santayana: People never believe in volcanoes, until the lave overtakes them. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Wisdom

5 Sep

Dolly Parton: The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Psychopharmacology

1 Sep

The developing use of brain imaging techniques to predict which pharmacotherapies and which psychotherapies will benefit particular patients with psychological problems is promising. (Gabrieli, J. A look within. Scientific American, 2018, March, 52-59) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Relationships

30 Aug

Older adults are better than younger adults at nurturing their social networks and are more satisfied with their relationships. They are more likely to keep their satisfying connections and to pull away from problematic friends and family. (Weir, K. Life-saving relationships. Monitor on Psychology, 2018, 49(3), 46-53) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com