Praise your kids (and friends) for effort, not abilities

This is a slightly older article, but it is a really good example of the idea of differential reinforcement (ie using reward to get more of what you actually want from others and your self). Have a read! New York Mag: How Not to Talk to Your Kids

Positive is not always good

“Ceaseless optimism about the future only makes for a greater shock when things go wrong; by fighting to maintain only positive beliefs about the future, the positive thinker ends up being less prepared, and more acutely distressed, when things eventually happen that...

Understanding chronic pain

Many people are confused when their physician refers them to a psychologist for chronic pain. The video below explains why some strategies involving types of treatment other than medication can be helpful in dealing with this condition....