Personality Typology and the Secret to Knowing a Person

Personality Typology and the Secret to Knowing a Person

He sought to reconcile Freud's and Adler's theories and developed his own model in which a person is characterized by first assessing preference in their general attitude (i.e. introversion vs extraversion ), then by preference between two functions of perception (i.e. sensing vs intuition ), and finally by preference between two functions of judging (i.e. thinking vs feeling).

Dysfunctional Family Role: Black Sheep

Dysfunctional Family Role: Black Sheep

Many cultural changes have lead to the current situation in Western countries, in which individuals are now much freer than they used to be to express their own wants and needs separate from those of the family ( self-actualization ).

Kids Need to Eat Dirt and Get Dirty

Kids Need to Eat Dirt and Get Dirty

If we think about this like a preventative immunization, then giving kids a chance to get dirty (maybe even eat dirt) may be just what the doctor ordered for long term resistance to stress.

Should kids have Easter eggs, chocolate treats at Easter?

Should kids have Easter eggs, chocolate treats at Easter?

But for every point I make, my partner is there with a quick response on how chocolate is a part of life. I can’t control what they do when they babysit him, but I mention to my partner, “our son can have chocolate at his grandparents’ houses only.

If Women Are Better Leaders Why Aren't More of Them Leaders?

If Women Are Better Leaders Why Aren't More of Them Leaders?

In particular, science tells us that we should select individuals for leadership roles when they are competent, which tends to translate into having more technical expertise, intelligence, people-skills, and integrity.

Teen Friendships Predict Romantic Satisfaction Years Later

Teen Friendships Predict Romantic Satisfaction Years Later

In a study examining 165 teenagers from ages 13 to 30, my colleagues and I found that the key predictors of romantic life satisfaction at ages 27-30 turned out to be related to their adolescent experiences with friendships as opposed to romantic relationships .

Do #NoMakeup Selfies Serve the Common Good?

Do #NoMakeup Selfies Serve the Common Good?

"Viewing idealized made up images, with or without the addition of no-makeup images, did not significantly impact women’s overall appearance satisfaction or mood." The researchers write, "Regularly promoting #nomakeupselfies on social media may be one way to reduce any negative impact of viewing idealized images of attractive others online.".

Dear stranger: Mistaking my son for a girl isn't the disaster you think

Dear stranger: Mistaking my son for a girl isn't the disaster you think

I don’t want to raise my son in a world where certain things – whether it’s hair, clothes or toys – are earmarked for boys and others for girls. Because they just look like beautiful little people whose gender – at this stage, at least – is kind of irrelevant.

Why Men Die Younger than Women

Why Men Die Younger than Women

While physical illnesses such as cardiac disorders are the leading causes of gender differences in mortality, mental health issues also lead to a significant burden of medical consequences and reduced life expectancy in males.

Zoe Saldana Loves ‘Complaining About’ Being Mom to Three Sons

Zoe Saldana Loves ‘Complaining About’ Being Mom to Three Sons

“I love complaining about the fact that I’m exhausted and I’m tired,” the Guardians of the Galaxy star, 40, told Us Weekly exclusively at the Missing Link New York premiere on Sunday, April 7. In June 2018, the Crossroads star told Us that she’s raising the little ones in a gender-neutral environment.

Should Parents Genetically Engineer their Children?

Should Parents Genetically Engineer their Children?

These parents are often criticized for taking any means for ensuring what they believe will increase the chances of their children to live the best possible life.

The Psychology of "Othering"

The Psychology of "Othering"

In other words, in which group is there more variability among people within that group: (a) Psychology Today readers or (b) truck drivers.

Can Religion Help with Depression?

Can Religion Help with Depression?

The above mentioned longitudinal study found large expanses of cortical thinning in many regions in the brains of high-risk adult offspring compared with the low-risk group. Can a strong believe in the importance of religiosity/spirituality rescue the cortical thinning in the high-risk group and thus reduce the recurrence of depression?

Can Religion Help Depression? Brain, Religion & Depression.

Can Religion Help Depression? Brain, Religion & Depression.

The above mentioned longitudinal study found large expanses of cortical thinning in many regions in the brains of high risk adult offspring compared with the low risk group. Can a strong believe in the importance of religiosity/spirituality rescue the cortical thinning in the high-risk group and thus reduce the recurrence of depression?

Are Female Left-Handers Rare?

Are Female Left-Handers Rare?

Since both of these studies had large samples, we can be confident that there is indeed a gender difference in handedness, with left-handed women being rarer than left-handed men.

The parts of motherhood that should be accompanied by wine

The parts of motherhood that should be accompanied by wine

Cheers for making me feel like a failure, Janice. Cheers for making me feel like a failure, Janice. Nod every now and then and finish by saying, “Thank you so much.” Cheers for the not-asked-for advice.

Original Influences

Original Influences

At the same time as emphasizing egalitarianism, Native American societies were also extremely conscious of what we would call the “rights of the individual.” As Colin Taylor writes, one of the central principles of the Iroquois and the Algonquian Indians “emphasized and defined the rights of the individual such that all actions of individuals were based on their own decisions and all group actions on the consensus of the participants.” (6).

Balance bike or tricycle: How to know which one is best for your child

Balance bike or tricycle: How to know which one is best for your child

We often hear people deliberating between a balance bike and tricycle but don’t forget the other option – training wheels. In fact, many people don’t quite know the difference between a tricycle and training wheels so let’s sort the options out to get started.

How Do We Respond When Others Share Bad News Online?

How Do We Respond When Others Share Bad News Online?

How do others respond if we share bad news on social media, rather than just general personal information or positive events? In a study recently published in Personality and Individual Differences , Lauren Saling and colleagues conducted an experimental study in which participants evaluated other people's negative self-disclosures, imagining that these disclosures were made by a close friend.

What Types of Relationships Lead to Marriage?

What Types of Relationships Lead to Marriage?

note that couples classified in socially involved commitments report higher levels of satisfaction than couples in dramatic and conflict-ridden commitments. And while couples in socially involved commitments reported the highest levels of friendship-based love, individuals in partner-focused commitments reported the highest degree of relationship satisfaction.

Do Social Media Hurt Mental Health of US Young?

Do Social Media Hurt Mental Health of US Young?

These young adults "are experiencing mental health issues at a much higher rate than millennials were and are, even after accounting for year and age," Twenge said.

Jana Kramer Slams Trolls Bashing Daughter Jolie’s Speech Delay

Jana Kramer Slams Trolls Bashing Daughter Jolie’s Speech Delay

Jana Kramer clapped back at Internet trolls on Monday, March 18, after they criticized her 3-year-old daughter, Jolie, for her speech delay. Bottom line, All kids learn and grow at different paces so if you want to not like me, that’s fine but please don’t pick on my child.

Opinion: YouTubers and video games aren't responsible for this tragedy

Opinion: YouTubers and video games aren't responsible for this tragedy

He was a man with an online presence on forums like 8Chan, a hotbed of racism, misogyny and violence, a place that most people with any sense of humanity avoid like the plague. PewDiePie is a Youtuber who makes videos about gaming and memes.

New Parents Can Expect to Lose Sleep for 6 Years

New Parents Can Expect to Lose Sleep for 6 Years

"What is new in the current study is that we compare sleep before pregnancy with sleep up to six years after birth," study author Sakari Lemola explained. "As a mother and a sleep doctor, I am very familiar with the phenomenon of reduced total sleep time after the birth of a child.

'How the pictures on the NICU wall saved me'

'How the pictures on the NICU wall saved me'

I worried about him every second we were apart, I found myself praying to a God I hadn’t believed in since I was a young child, clinging to any kind of hope that this little fighter of mine would make it through and one day grow to be like those kids from the pictures in the hallway.

The Psychology Behind Our Reactions to Trump’s Bible Signing

The Psychology Behind Our Reactions to Trump’s Bible Signing

Mortality Salience At the moment, there seem to be more headlines about Trump signing the Bibles of survivors than about their actual needs in the wake of the tornadoes that devastated their community.

Darwin’s Bucket List

Darwin’s Bucket List

With this in mind, here is a brief bucket list that follows from current thinking that utilizes an evolutionary approach to elucidate the human condition: Make amends. But I will say this: Making amends, paying it forward, and transcending oneself are all goals that make good sense from an evolutionary perspective.

Staying Close: How to Sustain a Long-Distance Relationship

Staying Close: How to Sustain a Long-Distance Relationship

Job opportunities, educational aspirations, and family responsibilities often separate couples for extended periods of time, relegating their communication to long distance methods of maintaining relational quality and intimacy.

Sex tips to help new parents get back in the sack

Sex tips to help new parents get back in the sack

Image: Universal Explore that quality time together As a new parent, you are no stranger to sleep deprivation and feeling worn out. Quality time spent together is so important to maintain as new parents.

Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry Actually Know the Gender of Their Baby

Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry Actually Know the Gender of Their Baby

Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry may be tight-lipped about whether the Duchess of Sussex is pregnant with a baby boy or girl, but the royal couple do in fact know the gender of their first child, a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

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