This week I discuss the importance of boundaries and guidelines between you and your therapist. These guidelines, set forth by Robert Langs, MD will help you know when your relationship with your therapist is healthy – and when it is not.
In this video episode we look at what your bowling style says about you and how behaviorists can explain your superstitious behavior. By the way, why do you keep pressing that elevator button?
Here’s a unique example of cognitive dissonance theory: the information you pay attention to (and ignore) as you search around on Amazon.com How? Cognitive dissonance strikes again!
How do you really raise self esteem? This week we take a look at all the talk about young people, narcissism and the self esteem movement. Then we answer the question: how do you raise self esteem?
Every since Leon Festinger gave us the term cognitive dissonance, we’ve been asking questions about contradictions in human behavior. For example, can you be pro choice and against the death penalty, or vice versa?
Blaming the victim – why do we do it? Are rape victims responsible for what happens to them? Are victims of car crashes or other accidents responsible for what happened to them?
What could possibly be wrong with thinking positively? As it turns out, there could be a lot wrong with it. Consider this: have you ever felt badly because you haven’t been thinking positively lately? There’s almost a certain amount of guilt to it. Join me in this episode of The Psych Files where we look at the good and the … Read More
Most of us believe that we should “think positively”, but there is a negative side to doing so. In this episode of The Psych Files we find out what that dark side is.
Too many people dismiss Freud because he had a few controversial ideas, but as I try to point out in this podcast, many of Freud’s ideas were very influential and can, with a little attention, be seen in everyday life.