Psych Pstuff
Just What is “Closure” and Why Do We (Think We) Need It

Just What is “Closure” and Why Do We (Think We) Need It

by Dr. Donna Roberts
 
When the finale of the HBO series The Sopranos aired fans reeled. Not because their beloved Tony was killed, but because, well, they weren’t sure whether he was or not.
Impression Management—Who Are You?

Impression Management—Who Are You?

by Dr. Donna Roberts
 
The heart of psychology is a need to understand why we do what we do—why, for instance, people wear a sweatshirt from an institution with which they have no affiliation.
This is Where I Grew Up—Home is Where the Psyche Is

This is Where I Grew Up—Home is Where the Psyche Is

by Dr. Donna Roberts
 
For some, home is the ultimate safety net as one walks the tightrope of life—always there, always solid, always ready to catch you should you stumble.
The Slippery Slovenly Slope: How Dressing for Success Went Downhill Fast

The Slippery Slovenly Slope: How Dressing for Success Went Downhill Fast

by Dr. Donna Roberts
 
I used to “dress for success.” It worked. Until I slid down the slippery slope.
Change the Name, Change the Game—The Power of Words

Change the Name, Change the Game—The Power of Words

by Dr. Donna Roberts
 
Learning to speak and use language is one of the major milestones of childhood. From that time on we are honing the skill.
Working From Home—The Good, The Bad & The (Really) Ugly

Working From Home—The Good, The Bad & The (Really) Ugly

by Dr. Donna Roberts
 
Like many friends and fellow writers, I now work from home, often never meeting associates and colleagues in person. There’s good, there’s bad and there’s (really) ugly.
Generation, Generation, Generation

Generation, Generation, Generation

by Dr. Donna Roberts
 
In real estate it’s all about Location, Location, Location. In the quest to understand ourselves and others, we are at least partially defined by our Generation, Generation, Generation.
Blind Faith: Lessons from a Scruffy Ball of Fur

Blind Faith: Lessons from a Scruffy Ball of Fur

by Dr. Donna Roberts
 
Learned Helplessness is a powerful psychological concept first observed in animals and later applied to human behavior.
Why McDreamy’s Death Matters: Real Tears for an Unreal Person

Why McDreamy’s Death Matters: Real Tears for an Unreal Person

by Dr. Donna Roberts
 
He’s not a real person. And yet we grieve. We cry. We swear that life won’t be the same without McDreamy.

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