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College Debt

6 May

Student loans reduce happiness more than mortgages and credit card debt, especially when they are seen as debt rather than something more positive, like an investment. (In brief. Crushing debt. Monitor on Psychology, 2020, 51(6), p. 12) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Cognition

27 Apr

An article in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology suggested that although extreme protest behaviors, such as blocking highways, vandalism, and provocative rhetoric, bring more attention to a cause, they weaken support, even among those who are sympathetic to the cause. (In brief. Some protest tactics work better than others. Monitor on Psychology, 2020, 51(6), p. 11) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Wit

24 Apr

Lily Tomlin: I always wanted to be somebody, but I see now I should have been more specific. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Wisdom

18 Apr

Dwight D. Eisenhower: Don’t join the book burners. Don’t think you’re going to conceal faults by concealing evidence evidence that they ever existed. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Character

10 Apr

Across 8 online experiments, people underreported exam scores, travel mileage, and gambling winnings to try to appear honest. (In brief. To be honest, I’m lying. Monitor on Psychology, 2020, 51(5), pp. 15-16) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Hoarding

3 Apr

Hoarding disorders tend to manifest in childhood or adolescence and to worsen with every passing decade. Treatment using cognitive behavior therapy is the most studied for this disorder; however it at best reduces symptomatology by less than half. (Weir, K. Treating people with hoarding disorder. Monitor on Psychology, 2020, 5 (2) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Relationships

20 Mar

Relationships

20 Mar

People judge competence in others within milliseconds, based partly on the quality of their clothes. People wearing “rich” clothes are seen as more competent than those wearing “poor” clothes. (In brief. Clothes make the man. Monitor on Psychology, 2020, 5(2), p. 16) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Wisdom

13 Mar

Wisdom

13 Mar

Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Advice is like snow–the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon. and the deeper it sinks into the mind. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com