Self Delusion and Deception: Maybe We’re Not So Smart
David McRaney, a journalist with interests in psychology and blogging learned about cognitive distortions and used narrative journalism to explore these distortions on his blog. His blog posts became part of his book, “You are Not so Smart” that is considered one of the best psychology books of 2011. In it, he shows us how we deceive ourselves using cognitive distortions, and how to correct the distortions in order to perceive reality more logically and rationally.
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Admitting a Wrong: The Challenge and the Reward Why is it so hard for people to admit when they are wrong? Research says it’s because that’s the way the human brain is wired. Through cognitive dissonance, naïve realism and justification … Continue reading
I Can’t Sleep and I Can’t Stand It! Tips for Overcoming Sleep Problems
Elyn Saks: A Woman with Integrity A good friend once told Elyn Saks, “For someone unlucky, you are very lucky.” Elyn has paranoid schizophrenia, as well as some medical conditions that can result from the medications used to treat schizophrenia. … Continue reading
Building a Social Support Network: Living Longer and Better
Coping with Holiday Eating and Weight Gain
Cornstarch Cravings Understand what causes cornstarch cravings and how important it is to get help before the problem progresses. Learn about other non food cravings and the role nutrition plays.