Wit

17 Jul

Playwright Alan Bennett: Life is rather like a tin of sardines-we’re all of us looking for the key. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Wisdom

15 Jul

Philosopher Simone Weil: Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Relationship Preferences

1 Jul

A research study in England showed that women overestimated men’s preference for thinness and men overestimated women’s bias toward muscularity. (In brief. The ideal partner. Monitor on Psychology, 2020, 51(7), p. 18) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Pandemic & Cognition

26 Jun

A study in Psychiatry Research showed that those who see themselves as more knowledgeable about COVID-19, no matter their actual knowledge, have a greater sense of well-being than those who see themselves as less knowledgeable. (In brief. Knowledge during the pandemic. Monitor on Psychology, 20220, 51(6), p. 16) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Anxiety

12 Jun

Research in Psychological Science showed that anxious people have a decreased ability to adapt to negative and uncertain social situations. ( In brief. Anxiety and trust. Monitor on Psychology, 2020, 51(6), p. 14) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Wisdom

5 Jun

James Baldwin: Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. http://www.finebergpsycotherapy.com

Humor

29 May

Anthropologist David Graeber: The more obviously one’s work benefits other people, the less one is likely to be paid for it. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Relationships

22 May

Research in the Psychological Bulletin showed that modeling of cooperative behavior motivated those who saw it also to be helpful. (In brief. Contagious cooperation. Monitor on Psychology, 2020, 51(6), pp 13-14.) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Wisdom

18 May

Cicero: To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.

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Parenting

12 May

Research in the Journal of Family Psychology found that a mother’s stress is perceived by her children. Stressed mothers were less engaged and less warm with their children. There was a significant relationship between a mother’s physiological arousal and her children’s. (In brief. Mom can’t hide her stress. Monitor on Psychology, 2020, 51(6), p. 13) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com