Stanford’s Beth Darnall, PhD, Provides an Overview of Pain Psychology

So people may wonder how and why psychology relates to pain. And I think a really nice place for understanding how pain relates to psychology is to consider the definition of pain from the International Association for the Study of Pain. And the definition that they give of pain is that pain is both a …

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#22 morality, psychology & the world

#22 morality, psychology & the world

we are led to believe that our Morality and Ethics are subjective and relative in this post-modern world That’s actually a misconception. A deliberate deception Let’s use the framework of PsyntegratioN to observe our morality Morality and Ethics are not subjective or relative When a child is born She or He must be taken care …

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How to overcome depression

How to overcome depression

If you aren’t enjoying the things you usually do are very easily emotionally set off feeling sad or empty having a change in your appetite sleep easily fatigued or having a hard time focusing feeling really guilty you might be experiencing symptoms of depression You might be wondering what purpose does depression serve? What if …

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Leaving academia to make YouTube videos

Leaving academia to make YouTube videos

I quit my job. This summer my wife was offered a job in California. It was a big career step for her but it would have meant leaving New York leaving the place that’s been our, our personal and professional home for about a decade. It’s where my career has began and has really flourished …

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Origins of Dr. Aaron Beck’s Theory of Depression

Origins of Dr. Aaron Beck’s Theory of Depression

When I was in psychiatry– When I got into psychiatry– Actually, I was a neurologist who got into psychiatry by accident, but anyhow– [audience laughing] The dominant theory was psychoanalytic theory and most of the– almost all of the psychotherapists in those days were doctors, so. After I did my psychoanalytic training, I wanted to …

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The Lesser-Known Symptoms of Depression

The Lesser-Known Symptoms of Depression

[♪ INTRO ] Hopefully, by now we all know that depression is about more than sadness. But even if your idea of depression also includes things like hopelessness or apathy, what about irritability or anger? Does depression make you think of overwhelming guilt? What about memory loss? Because those are all symptoms, too. There’s a …

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Psychology of Anxiety

Psychology of Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when you have a big test or have a meeting with your boss… Or when you have enough money to pay the bills in your account. But when anxiety goes beyond just a temporary fear or worry, when it starts to impact your life, …

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