Depression

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.

Wit

21 Nov

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

Jealousy

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.) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Divorce

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) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Wit

30 Oct

Robert Frost: Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Humor

23 Oct

Yogi Berra: If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Selfies

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) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Education

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) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Happiness

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) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Wit

18 Sep

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