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How To Cope With “Happiness Guilt”

How To Cope With “Happiness Guilt”

“Happiness is not a zero sum game,” says June Tangney, PhD, a professor of psychology at George Mason University, who studies guilt. “The idea that your happiness takes away from others is false.”

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COVID-19 Holiday Season May Be Particularly Hard on Kids: What to Do

COVID-19 Holiday Season May Be Particularly Hard on Kids: What to Do

Clinical psychologist and expert in child psychology Robyn Mehlenbeck, PhD, had similar advice, explaining that kids this age tend to take their cues from their parents. “This means that if parents are adaptive, the kids will respond in kind. If parents are sad and angry about changes they must make (like not seeing grandparents), children will mimic these emotions.”

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Have Yourself a Sober Little Christmas

Have Yourself a Sober Little Christmas

It is important to acknowledge and understand the reasons why sobriety might be challenging during this time of year, advises Jerome Short, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at George Mason University.

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Is It Possible to Outgrow A.D.H.D.?

Is It Possible to Outgrow A.D.H.D.?

“Some adults have essentially become asymptomatic because they have been able to use coping strategies,” said Robyn Mehlenbeck, director of the George Mason University Center for Psychological Services and president of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.

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With 99 Measures of Well-Being, How Do You Choose?

With 99 Measures of Well-Being, How Do You Choose?

Understanding human well-being is one of the most important goals of psychological science. For good reason: most humans want to feel good, avoid feeling bad, and be free of maladies. Researchers seek to understand the psychological, biological, and environmental factors that influence whether a person experiences high well-being.

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