Wit

22 Jul

Harry Truman: You can accomplish anything in life, provided that you do not mind who gets the credit. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

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CBT

19 Jul

After a 10 week course in cognitive behavioral therapy, MRIs showed structural changes associated with emotional regulation and self-control. (In brief, Monitor on Psychology, 2017, 48(5), p. 10) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Personality

16 Jul

In general, “powerful people tend to overestimate their abilities, take greater risks, think in terms of stereotypes, and ignore outside viewpoints more often than people who see themselves as less powerful” (p.54). These traits, whether in politics or business, tend to become more pronounced as a person grows in power, although many factors, including gender and personality, mitigate the effects of power and help to determine how opportunistic a leader will become. (Schaarschmidt, T. Power moves. Scientific American Mind, 2017, 28(3), 50-55. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Wit

10 Jul

Poet Anne Carson: Not knowing what one is doing is no prohibition on doing it. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Communication

2 Jul

If you want to ask a favor, ask in person. Studies suggest that people respond to person-to-person requests much more frequently than e-mail requests. (Hutson, M. Ask in person. Scientific American Mind, 2017, 28(3), p. 17) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Parenting

21 Jun

Choosing to tell the truth even when there might be punishment is the result of both development and parenting. Parenting that rewards honesty, even though there may also be some punishment, contributes to good moral development.(Russo, F. Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? Scientific American Mind, 2017, 28(3), p. 16) http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com

Humor

18 Jun

Edith Wharton: If you make up your mind not to be happy there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have a fairly good time. http://www.finebergpsychotherapy.com