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Age gap Psychology Today

Posted by on November 17, 2014 – 01:33 pm

Age gap Psychology Today

Age-gap couples can enjoy a loving relationship. When older-man-younger-woman age-gap couples first marry, they generally feel emotionally more or less the same age. Some of these relationships may include aspects of a father-daughter kind of closeness. In many cases though the kinds of marriage problems and delights that they face are the same as those faced by most new couples. During the long period of midlife , ages 25-65, such couples often enjoy life together quite comfortably. How well they fare, however, is likely to depend on the extent…

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Psychology for life Today exam 4

Posted by on November 2, 2014 – 10:57 am

Psychology for life Today exam 4

Here’s how I try to make my annual physical exam as worthwhile as possible. All year Every time I have a question or concern that doesn’t require immediate attention and that I can’t more validly get from the internet, I write it in a word-processing file named “Doctor.” Usually, they’re questions that require a personalized response—for example, “Dr. Jones, in my case, do you think I should switch from a PPO to an HMO?” A month before I email my long-time and trusted physician, John T. Jones, requesting a requisition for the blood and urine testing…

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Abnormal Psychology News Today

Posted by on December 11, 2014 – 11:23 am

Abnormal Psychology News Today

At what point do our normal emotions — such as happiness, sadness, anger, or grief — become inappropriate, too intense, or last too long? In a special section of the SAGE journal Emotion Review , leading researchers argue that physicians need to take a different approach to diagnosis. They say that clinicians should have a better understanding of the different mechanisms underlying emotions as well as the factors that might lead to their potential malfunctioning. “Over the millennia scientists from many different disciplines have struggled with…

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Psychology Today 7 years itch

Posted by on May 10, 2015 – 09:13 am

Psychology Today 7 years itch

Steve and Megan met and fell in love while in college. They both shared the same sense of humor, both were politically liberal, but Steve was outgoing while Megan was shy. Steve saw Megan s quietness as intriguing and comforting, Megan admired Steve s ability to reach out to strangers, and even enjoyed his dragging her to parties that she would never go to alone. There was a physical chemistry between them, but also a psychological one shaped by their childhood experiences, past dating relationships, and emotional needs at that point in time. When…

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Psychology Today types a personality Test

Posted by on May 7, 2015 – 11:08 am

Psychology Today types a personality Test

Del Paulhus, UBC Personality Psychologist Paulhus and his colleagues have enumerated four different kinds of self-centered and socially offensive people who most of us encounter in our day-to-day lives: Narcissists, Machiavellians, Nonclinical Psychopaths, and Everyday Sadists. Paulhus notes that psychologists often confuse these types of individuals, who all share a tendency to score especially high on measures of Callousness (or lack of empathy for other people). Each of these types also tends to be extroverted and sociable, so often make good…

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Psychology Today Find a Therapist

Posted by on October 1, 2015 – 01:52 pm

Psychology Today Find a Therapist

For years, I’ve asked therapist colleagues the following question: Imagine a loved one calls you from her home in a major American city to tell you that she keeps getting in her own way in life and has gone to see a therapist. What percentage of therapists do you think are minimally competent, such that you would feel that she’s in good hands? The answers hover around 5 percent (although trainees tend to be more generous). My friend Jonathan Shedler has also been asking therapists this question and getting similar results. We were going to write…

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