Most people are not attending conferences, reading journals, or consulting with psychologists regularly for news and information about mental health. Where do we mostly often see and hear of mental health? TV and movies, of course!
At first blush this may seem like a bad thing: who wants to get health advice from their favorite sitcom? …[Read More]
Have you ever started on a self-improvement program, but given up out of discouragement at your slow progress?
A recent study on consumer behavior may have the answer. Researchers Minjung Koo and Ayelet Fishbach studied people’s motivation to return to a coffee shop when they were given a loyalty card (one that is stamped or hole-punched …[Read More]
Remember the story of the New Jersey “Tanning Mom”? The news item was not her obviously over-tanned face, but allegations that she was putting her 6-year-old daughter at risk by subjecting her to a tanning salon. (Latest news is that she took a challenge to give up tanning for a month and is now “practically pale.”)
When …[Read More]
We have all seen the movies that glamorize spring break as a nonstop party for college students–a time to drink heavily and socialize. While your teenager’s spring break might not be as those portrayed in films or on TV, it is still a place where teens may participate in risky behaviors, partially because they feel …[Read More]