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.

Crisis Service

5 Sep

988 is a new three-digit number that will connect with a certified counselor who is available at a call center to help those in a mental heath crisis. However, the service is quite new and is still being developed.


30 Aug

Salman Rushdie: How to defeat terrorism? Don’t be terrorized. Don’t let fear rule your life. Even if you are scared.


25 Aug

Pete Townshend: Rock ‘n’ roll might not solve your problems, but it does let you dance all over them.


20 Aug

Many age well with increased well-being assisted by a healthy life-style. Many older adults are working, are caregivers, and/or are making active contributions to their communities through volunteering. (Abrams, Z. (2020) Older adults have more control over their aging than they think. Monitor on Psychology, 51(7), 20-22.)


14 Aug

Bell Hooks, quoted in NPR: To be loving is to be open to grief, to be touched by sorrow, even sorrow that is unending.


10 Aug

Philosopher Bertrand Russell: One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.