Ep 189: The Psych Files Brief #6 – Facebook Untagging, Money and Happiness, and Memory and Aging

MichaelCognition, Intelligence and Language, Emotion, Social Psychology1 Comment

We have some great articles covered in this episode so I hope you find them thought-provoking and leave your comments below! We cover four topics, all of which can be relevant to your everyday life. ¬†Join me and my intern Madison for a fascinating discussion on some new research in psychology. First, a throwback to a previous episode on how … Read More

EP 176: Why You Hate Psychology – Self Esteem Movement and Positive Thinking

MichaelCritical Thinking, Therapy15 Comments

Why do so many people have strongly negative feelings about the field of psychology? I think there are a handful of reasons and in this episode I talk about two of them: the so-called “self-esteem movement” and the “positive thinking” movement. Are psychologists responsible for why “kids today” appear to be so self-centered? Do psychologists think that changing yourself is … Read More

Episode 46: Thinking Positively – or Running Away from Your Feelings?

MichaelEmotion, Social Psychology, Therapy6 Comments

What’s wrong with thinking positively? Could be a lot. I’ll share some ideas for bringing about more positive events in your life and discuss how important “negative” – that is sad – feelings are in our lives. Those are moments not to run from, but to embrace.

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