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music and anxiety

How the right song can help you manage anxiety

By Andrew Littlefield Sep 2, 2018 Maya Benattar is a licensed psychotherapist in New York City. Her office looks like the typical therapist’s office — calm and quiet, comfortable seating, soothing lighting. The perfect place to work through difficult feelings of anxiety and depression. But a few items might catch your eye: a piano, drums, a guitar, […]

My Life As a Psychopath

science of us Aug. 10, 2018 By Katie Heaney The word “psychopath,” like many words associated with mental and personality disorders, is used broadly, and often incorrectly — colloquially, we might call someone who lies a lot a psychopath, just as we might call someone who texts us more frequently than we want “crazy.” The word […]

Sigmund Freud and 21st Century Social Media: Id, Ego & SuperEgo as Social Media Platforms

Posted on July 1, 2018, Written on June 13, 2018 By Chris Broyles You walk up to Berggasse 19 in Vienna, Austria, and enter a dimly lit room filled with thousands of books, odd antiquities and hear the dull tick of an unseen clock. You see an oddly familiar face of a slight older man […]

Mission to Mars: What psychosocial challenges would astronauts face on an epic journey to the red planet?

By Kirsten Weir June 2018, Vol 49, No. 6 Posted from here (APA) Even at their closest, when Earth and Mars are approaching one another in their oblong orbits, there are 35 million miles between our blue orb and the red planet. But that distance hasn’t stopped NASA and other space agencies from setting their […]

No Trying too hard

The Art of Not Trying Too Hard

Steven Shapiro • 5/4/2018 Q: I’m sometimes unable to form an alliance with “difficult” clients, and therapy fizzles out before it’s gotten started. How can I reach these hard sells? A: As you’ve undoubtedly discovered, when we genuinely connect with clients, therapy usually goes smoothly and effectively, and the work is rewarding. We tend to […]