“Feeling the Blues? Here’s the Ingredient You’re Missing”

There is a big difference between ‘little depression’ (the blues that all of us feel from time to time), and ‘big depression’ (clinical levels of a low mood that certainly require psychological treatment).  This article deals with holiday stress and sadness that many of us feel, and which can contribute to or exacerbate a more […]

Chronically Upbeat: “But You Look So Good”

For persons who are chronically ill, looks can be deceiving.  Often when we respond to questions of “How are you?”  the default and knee-jerk response is “fine”, when in fact, all is not well.  – Molly Allen, PsyD   by: Richard M. Cohen | from: AARP The Magazine | October 2009 I stumble upon the […]

Holiday Depression: You’re Not Alone

‘Tis the season to be jolly, right? Not necessarily. The facts are, many people feel lonely, sad, anxious or depressed at this time of year. Why? There are lots of explanations, but here are the main reasons for the holiday blues: Pressure to feel merry: Not everyone feels delightful when holiday decorations appear in stores […]

Autism Researchers Make Exciting Strides

Research into treatments for autism suggest that improvements in communication and overall functioning are possible.  – Molly Allen, PsyD   Autism researchers make exciting strides Contact:   Andy Henion, University Relations, Office: (517) 355-3294, Cell: (517) 281-6949, Andy.Henion@ur.msu.edu; Brooke Ingersoll, Psychology, Office: (517) 432-8412, ingers19@msu.edu Published: Dec. 12, 2011    EAST LANSING, Mich. — Teaching […]

“5 Things Therapy Won’t Cure” (From PsychCentral.com)

5 Things Therapy Won’t Cure By John M. Grohol, PsyD Founder & Editor-in-Chief I’ve extolled the virtues and benefits of psychotherapy for years. But therapy isn’t a cure-all, and it won’t help every person, with every problem, in every situation. In fact, it’s important to realize when going to see a therapist isn’t likely to […]

“What your boss needs to know…”

Editor’s Notes: Obtained from The Harvard Business Review Find this article and its web enhancements at:  <http://bit.ly/txtNiQ>   Teresa Amabile is Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. She researches what makes people creative, productive, happy, and motivated at work. Steven Kramer is a psychologist and independent researcher. They are coauthors […]