Go Ahead, Ask For Help. People Are Happy to Give It.
Many things can get in the way of asking others for help: Fear of rejection. Fear of imposing. The pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps mythology so ingrained in American culture. But new research suggests many of us underestimate how
A Shortcut for Feeling Just a Little Happier
Lately, my back has been hurting. I did something weird in the gym, resulting in a dull ache, and now I’m taking it easy. I appreciate the feedback the pain provides, because I would like
Psychology in the Arab Region: A Critical Perspective on Challenges and Ways Forward
Five psychologists delve into the realities of doing psychology for many students, scholars, and practitioners in the Arab region and provide recommendations for advancing psychological science in non-WEIRD countries.
Perfectionism Is a Pathology, Not a Character Strength
We all know perfectionism as a quality we’re meant to be proud of, especially in professional settings. Society frames the drive to be perfect as a sign of a competent and ambitious individual. The word
The Psychology of Inspiring Everyday Climate Action
WHEN KIMBERLY NICHOLAS, a sustainability scientist at Lund University in Sweden, decided that she needed to confront the climate effects of her frequent flying, she took a scientist’s approach. She spent hours making meticulous spreadsheets comparing
Text Your Friends. It Matters More Than You Think.
Calling, texting or emailing a friend just to say “hello” might seem like an insignificant gesture — a chore, even, that isn’t worth the effort. Or maybe you worry an unexpected check-in wouldn’t be welcome