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What the Psychology of Suicide Prevention Teaches Us About Controlling Our Everyday Worries

<i>“We must gain victory, not by assaulting the walls, but by accepting them,”</i> wrote James Gordon Gilkey in his 1934 guide to how not to worry. <i>“Don’t worry about popular opinion … Don’t worry about the past. Don’t worry about the future. … Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you,”</i> F. Scott …

11 Psychological Stories That Will Make You Worry for Your Sanity

There are books that simply scare you, and then there are books that actually get into your head. Maybe you call them thrillers; others deal with …

Art as Therapy: Alain de Botton on the 7 Psychological Functions of Art

The question of what art is has occupied humanity since the dawn of recorded history. For Tolstoy, the purpose of art was to provide a bridge of empathy between us and others, and for Anaïs Nin, a way to exorcise our emotional excess. But the highest achievement of art might be something that …

Does The Word "Redskins" Cause Psychological Damage?

Members of the Oneida Nation met with representatives from the NFL on Wednesday to discuss the growing call to change the Washington Redskins name. Host Michel Martin finds out how the meeting went from the Nation's representative, Ray Halbritter.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>Switching gears now. …

The dark side of psychology in abuse and interrogation

This week the Institute on Medicine as a Profession (IMAP) and the Open Society Foundations (OSF) have published the most comprehensive study on the role of psychologists in the War on Terror. At 269 pages, the full report is as detailed as it is grim, concluding that American psychologists …

Can A Mascot Really Cause Psychological Harm?

The adults continue to argue over the Washington Redskins football team's name. Native Americans and others say the name is a racial slur, and should be changed. The NFL and many fans say that in sports, tradition is important too.<p>But a recent report commissioned by the Oneida Indian Nation, which …

The Psychology of Pets as an Extension of Human Fashion: Virginia Woolf’s Nephew on Why Dogs Came to Outshine Cats

Given my soft spot for dogs (and the occasional cat), I was intrigued by a passage from <b>On Human Finery</b> (<i>public library</i>) — that fascinating 1947 meditation on sartorial morality and conspicuous consumption by <b>Quentin Bell</b>, Virginia Woolf’s nephew and teenage collaborator — which contrasts the …

Switching to Tea May Ease Psychological Stress Like Depression

Sodas and some coffees have pretty obvious negative health effects compared to tea, but if you're looking for one more reason to switch, how about …

Mental Health

Entertaining tips: Buffet psychology 101

With the holiday season gearing up, more than a few of us will be hosting a festive dinner party, buffet or potluck. As pleasant as any holiday event may be, it seems like the moment someone rings the dinner bell, an otherwise civil gathering can turn into a stampede as guests mob the food …