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Podcast: What is Schadenfreude?

 We’ve all experienced it – that feeling of smug happiness at another person’s misfortune. From someone slipping on a banana peel to a jerk receiving a dose of instant karma, there’s something satisfying about this strange emotion. Why is that? Are we living in an “Age of Schadenfreude”? Should we feel guilty about feeling it? And for crying out loud, how do we say it in English?  Listen in to find out! Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! ...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Amazon, Facebook, UK, England, London, General, Wales, Happiness, America, Bbc, States, University of Oxford, Emotion, Vincent

Podcast: What to Do About Toxic Relationships

 Toxic relationships come in many forms. They can include physical abuse, emotional abuse, and more. Most of us, at one point or another, will find ourselves in one… perhaps with a romantic partner, possibly a friend, or even with a family member. Even good relationships can sour and turn toxic. So what do we do when we realize that we’re in such a relationship? Listen for some excellent advice and information. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Re...
Tags: Psychology, General, Bullying, Wales, Youtube, Relationships, Vincent, Toxic Relationships, Gaslighting, Gabe Howard, Vince, Katie, Santa Monica California, Gabe, Vin, John Grohol

7 Ways to Let Go of a Past Love

According to Oscar Wild, “the heart was made to be broken.” Few experiences are as painful as severing the ties with a romantic partner — even if you’re the one who initiated the breakup. Your world may feel groundless, colorless, meaningless. However, a heartbreak can also inspire surprising self-growth and gift you with a sense of independence and vitality that you didn’t know what possible. Often tears fertilize the seeds of self-transformation and nurture a new self that needed to be discov...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Divorce, Self-help, Woody Allen, Breakups, Grieving, Grief And Loss, Ralph Nader, Robert Redford, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Marriage And Divorce, Coping, Heartache, Buddhist

Podcast: Service Animals vs. Emotional Support Animals

Service animals have been around for a long time, and we’re all familiar with them. These are animals (usually dogs) trained to assist persons with disabilities of one sort or another. We’re also seeing today a lot of “emotional support” animals. A lot of them. This week’s guest explains the difference between them, how they are used, and some surprising laws (or lack thereof) pertaining to them. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! ...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, General, Wales, Military, San Antonio, Vincent, Mental Health And Wellness, Gabe Howard, Stephanie, University of Texas, Gabe, Vin, John Grohol, Killeen Texas, Stephanie Taylor

Podcast: How to Change Your Psychological Identity

 We all know that addiction, severe depression, and other conditions change our personality. What few know, however, is just how deeply ingrained that change can be, and how difficult (and scary) it can be to try to become “ourselves” again. In this episode, we examine such changes through the experiences of our guest, who overcame depression and addiction, and now helps others do the same. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! ...
Tags: Psychology, Usa, General, Wales, Depression, Afghanistan, Personality, David, Hawaii, Addiction, Recovery, Vincent, Wayne Dyer, Gabe Howard, Wayne, Vince

Podcast: Talking Parity and Advocacy with Patrick Kennedy

 Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy joins our hosts to talk about mental health and addiction parity, both at the federal and state levels. He shares information about new initiatives, and, designed to help consumers file appeals on their own, if they feel they’ve been wrongly denied coverage by their insurance companies. They speak candidly about the problems faced with regard to parity by those who live with mental health or addiction issues. And fin...
Tags: Psychology, Google, New York, General, Wales, Interview, Congress, California, Washington, America, New York Times, Iowa, Cigna, Policy and advocacy, Naacp, Edward

Podcast: How to Let Go of Past Hurts

 It’s inevitable that we will suffer emotional pain as we go through life. Whether it’s from a death of a loved one, the ending of a relationship, or any number of other issues, sometimes the pain we experience becomes embedded to such a degree that we can’t seem to recover from it. We might dwell on past hurts to the point that it negatively affects our emotional health, preventing us from moving on and growing as we should. In this episode, we examine this kind of emotional baggage a...
Tags: Psychology, General, Wales, John, Grief And Loss, Vincent, Emotional Pain, Gabe Howard, Don, Vince, Gabe, Oxford University Press, John Grohol, Grohol, Cyberpsychology Behavior and Social Networking, John M Grohol Psy

Podcast: How to Make the Transition to Adulthood Easier

 The transition from youth to adult is a difficult one for most people, filled with unexpected events and changes that we are ill-prepared for. Many find themselves seriously lacking not only the life skills needed, but also the psychological and emotional tools that would make this huge change easier. Our guest this week explains how we can use mindfulness to develop these tools and make adulting much less intimidating. Subscribe to Our Show! And Reme...
Tags: Psychology, General, Students, Wales, Los Angeles, Transition, Mindfulness, Ucla, Eta, Vincent, Gabe Howard, Don, Vince, Johnny, Gabe, Vin

Podcast: Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work

 Every year, millions of people make New Year’s Resolutions. And one of the most common resolutions is to lose weight and get in shape. It’s also one of the most commonly failed resolutions. In this episode, you’ll meet a man who lost over 130 pounds and went on to become a transformational coach helping others to achieve the same goals. His success was not because of a New Year’s Resolution, and shows just why such January promises don’t work. Subscribe to Our Show! ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Instagram, Wales, America, Weight Loss, Jeremy, Resolutions, New Year's, Vincent, Success & Achievement, Gabe Howard, Vince, Gabe, Vin, John Grohol

Podcast: What Are Cognitive Distortions?

   At some point or another, virtually everyone has fallen victim to cognitive distortions – lines of thinking that are based on things that are simply not true. This doesn’t mean to the level of conspiracy theories, but even the tiniest things. In this episode, Psych Central founder, Dr. John Grohol, explains many types of these distortions, as well as how to address them in order to improve our lives. Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Wales, John, Vincent, Brain And Behavior, Cognitive Distortion, Memory And Perception, Gabe Howard, Vince, Gabe, Oxford University Press, John Grohol, Cyberpsychology Behavior and Social Networking, John M Grohol Psy, Computers in Human Behavior

Podcast: How to Survive a “Not Bad” Christmas

 There are all kinds of suggestions out in the world about how to survive a bad holiday… holidays with people you don’t like, holidays with too many people, all kinds of bad holidays. But what about those holidays that are… well… not bad? Maybe not optimal, but in no way awful. Gabe and Vincent talk about how they are each spending Christmas this year, both of them having the “not optimal” version, but also a “not bad” version. Listen to hear their plans, and why they’re totally okay w...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Holidays, Wales, California, Santa Claus, Deadpool, Grinch, Santa, Humboldt County, National Security Agency, Elvis, Vincent, Holiday Coping, Gabe Howard

Podcast: A Delicious Ritual to Reduce Stress

  Living in our fast-paced world, many of us find ourselves stressed out, and many others don’t even realize how stressed they’ve become. Many people choose to ignore their stress, others use meditation, exercise, or other endeavors to reduce stress. This episode shares the story of a woman whose solution to stress involves regularly making challah, a traditional Jewish bread. Not only does the ritual of the making of the bread reduce stress, but the history and tradition of the bread are ...
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, General, Instagram, Wales, California, Stephen King, Los Angeles, Stress, Mindfulness, Ohio, University of Pennsylvania, Kitchenaid, Vincent, Gabe Howard, Don

Podcast: Growing Up With a Mentally Ill Parent

 Growing up with a mentally ill parent can be a traumatic experience for any child. For Ally Golden, her mother’s mental illness was major depression, later diagnosed as borderline personality disorder. Ally’s book, A Good Soldier , chronicles her life growing up in this environment, with a mentally ill mother who frequently threatened suicide, and the psychological trauma that resulted for her. Decades later, her mother carried out her threat. Listen to hear Ally’s fascinating story....
Tags: Psychology, Amazon, General, Wales, Washington, Suicide, Relationships, Borderline Personality, Cinderella, Ali, Vincent, Gabe Howard, Tori Amos, Vince, Gabe, Vin

Podcast: Defying Bipolar Disorder

Charita Cole Brown was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at the age of 21. After reaching recovery, she became very active in her local NAMI affiliate for many years. Recently, her book – Defying Bipolar: My Bipolar Life – was published. Her goal with the book is to show that people can live well with bipolar disorder, despite how the disease is often portrayed in the media. In this episode, she talks about her story and also shares her views on the ways mental illness is viewed in different ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Maryland, Wales, Interview, Book, America, Bipolar, United States, Ohio, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins, Vincent, Gabe Howard, Baltimore County, National Alliance

Psych Central Has Helped Over 500 Million in Past 23 Years

This month, Psych Central passed a truly historic milestone. We officially have had over 500 million people visit our site to find information and support on a mental health, relationship, or parenting problem. That is a humbling, amazing event, and one we do not take for granted. Forgive us as we take a minute to celebrate and look back over the past 23 years of service to the public. Psych Central was born out of necessity in 1995, as a place to keep online support group indexes I authored ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Milestones, Psych Central, Bailey, John Grohol, Sarah Newman, David McCracken, 500 Million, Susan Gonsalves, Victoria Gigante Gabe Howard Margarita Tartakovsky, Dean Rotbart, Lani Gregory, Michele Bitinis, Brandi Ann Uyemura Patrick Newburn, Alicia Sparks

PODCAST: What Does the 21st Century Cures Act Mean For the Mentally Ill?

In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe and Vincent welcome mental health researcher and Psych Central Founder, Dr. John Grohol, to discuss the newly passed 21st Century Cures Act. In addition to other bills, the Act integrated parts of what was previously known as The Murphy Bill or Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act. There has been a lot of talk in the mental health community about how, exactly, the news laws will help people living with mental illness. Listen as Dr. Gr...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Utah, Podcast, General, America, Research, Pennsylvania, Penn, Vincent, Mental Health And Wellness, Gabe Howard, Sacramento California, Gabe, HIPAA, SAMHSA

Podcast: Interview with Psych Central Founder Dr. John Grohol

The Psych Central Show is our newest offering — an interesting, in-depth weekly podcast that looks into all things mental health and psychology. Hosted by Gabe Howard and featuring Vincent M. Wales. Our Inaugural Episode Features Guest Dr. John Grohol This week’s episode features an interview with Psych Central founder, Dr. John Grohol. Dr. Grohol was gracious enough to answer questions about how Psych Central got started, the motivation behind the site, and how this resource has survived and ...
Tags: Psychology, Utah, Podcast, General, Wales, Pennsylvania, Penn, Vincent, Gabe Howard, Sacramento California, Gabe, Oxford University Press, John Grohol, Cyberpsychology Behavior and Social Networking, John M Grohol Psy, Computers in Human Behavior

Psychology Around the Net: July 16, 2016

Happy Saturday, sweet readers! I must say, I hope you’ve all had a better week than I. During a quick getaway last weekend, I managed to catch a nasty summer cold (isn’t getting sick during the summer the worst?) and, suffice it to say, I’ve spent a lot of time couch surfing with a box of tissues and all manner of cold medicine that doesn’t. work. at. all. Cue sneezing fit. Still, I managed to scour the interwebs for some of the latest in mental health news just for you! Read on to find out the...
Tags: Psychology, Motivation, Technology, Diet, Writing, Obesity, Study, Research, Disorders, Mental Health, Depression, Mood, Exercise, Behavior, Fda, Mental Illness

5 Ways Stress Knocks Your Love Life Way Off Track

Your libido, appearance and more take a hit when you’re feeling too overwhelmed. If being stressed out of your mind didn’t feel bad enough, there’s a study that will make you want to chill the eff out even more. Researchers discovered that men find stressed out women less attractive. After men rated women’s faces for attractiveness, the study found that the prettiest faces consistently belonged to the women with the lowest levels of cortisol, the stress hormone. But don’t let that make you worr...
Tags: Psychology, Sex, Relationships, Study, Happiness, Research, Stress, Relationship, Libido, Sex Drive, Body Image, Confidence, Fertility, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Intimacy

Can You Live with a Judgmental Therapist?

In a recent interview in the Wall Street Journal, psychotherapist and licensed marriage and family therapist Paul Hokemeyer admitted that his mind often wanders when his patients are talking. “Frequently. Most of the time it wanders back to the session I had with the last patient and what I should have done differently,” said Hokemeyer, who sees patients in New York and Colorado as well as Skyping across country. “It can also wander if the patient is avoiding connecting and filling the time with...
Tags: Psychology, New York, General, Colorado, Judgment, Personal, Treatment, Therapy, Self-esteem, Psychotherapy, The Wall Street Journal, Professional, Wall Street Journal, Self-compassion, Judging, Paul Hokemeyer

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