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, Therapy19 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

Ep 160: How to Spend Your Money and Truly Make Yourself Happy

MichaelCognition, Intelligence and Language, Emotion2 Comments

Why aren’t rich people happier than those with less money? We think money will bring happiness, but research in the area of positive psychology has consistently found that having more money does NOT make us happier. Find out how to spend your money the right way so that it really can bring happiness into your life. Affective Forecasting Error The … 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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