Predicting Our Emotional Future

Here is an excerpt from the BPS blog describing research on our ability to predict the future. Also of interest is Dan Gilbert and Tim Wilson’s work on this same topic. Nick Sevdalis and Nigel Harvey gave 47 participants £10 each to split as they chose with an...

Tragic Fallacy

Here is an excerpt from the Addiction in Society Blog: Hillary Clinton, in presenting her argument for why her campaign should continue in the face of overwhelming statistical odds, noted that Robert Kennedy was assassinated at a point later in the 1968 presidential...

Jealousy

There is a great article by Robert Leahy that appeared in the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy. In this article, he and his colleague, Dennis Tirch, discuss feelings of jealousy and how to deal with them. Below is an excerpt from Robert Leahy’s blog on...

Above Average

An excerpt from the Freakonomics Blog: What do American drivers, the children of Lake Wobegon, and termites have in common? They are all above average. Here’s what a regular reader called LLP pointed out in an e-mail: There is a TV ad running here in Southern...

Reinforcing Sickness

Here is an excerpt from slate.com providing a doctor’s account of why too many antibiotics are given out. It brings up an interesting question to psychotherapy. That is, should we kick out patients who we don’t feel need treatment? If we keep them in...