Tag: Psychology and Psychologists

This Year’s Must-Have Back-to-School Item: Masks for Children

Fall is drawing near, and right on schedule, ads offering discounts on backpacks, notebooks and pencils are beginning to pop up on television and online. But this year, during a pandemic that has school officials agonizing over how and whether to safely reopen, masks are appearing among the glue sticks and glitter as essential back-to-school […]

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It’s Not Just You. We’ve All Got a Case of the Covid-19 Blues.

I am trying to think of when I first realized we’d all run smack into a wall. Was it two weeks ago, when a friend, ordinarily a paragon of wifely discretion, started a phone conversation with a boffo rant about her husband? Was it when I looked at my own spouse — one week later, […]

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How Play Energizes Your Kid’s Brain

Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget, one of the founding fathers of developmental psychology, spent hours each day observing his children as they grew. He recorded his observations in a raft of notebooks. Lore has it that his wife even carried a notebook on her necklace to jot down observations that Piaget himself missed. One day, in […]

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Should You Say Yes to That Favor? Well …

July 16, 2020 ImageCredit…Giacomo Gambineri Instead of just agreeing to a request while letting the disdain slowly build, make a well-informed decision. By Allie Volpe Until February of this year, doing a friend a favor was mostly a matter of logistics, timing and an honest conversation about whether, well, this friend was worth the effort. […]

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How to Keep Good Habits Post-Lockdown

The coronavirus pandemic has brought with it a global economic downturn; unemployment in the United States has reached its highest level since the Great Depression, and many people whose jobs have not been outright eliminated have seen their work, and lives, radically transformed. But as old daily rituals are leveled, for better or worse, new […]

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How to Help Your Perfectionist Kid

ImageCredit…Daniel Savage One of my kids was showing signs of perfectionism before she could fully speak. It was clear to us she knew how to say more words than she would utter, but she wouldn’t say them aloud, or repeatedly, until she knew they were correct. In some ways, kids with perfectionist leanings are the […]

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Why You’re Probably Not So Great at Risk Assessment

As Americans across the country enter their fourth month of social distancing, but now with more options for things to do as states are in various phases of reopening, many of us are doing the math on exactly how cautious we still want to be. There’s just one problem: Humans are not actually very good […]

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