Have you ever had a boss who you admired? Someone who you felt loyal to, who made you feel part of the team, and who made you motivated to put forth extra effort and achieve more? What were the characteristics of that person? Chances are that they (a) provided a consistently warm, stable and supportive environment and (b) held high expectations for achievement while providing you with the resources and coaching to get the job done. If you fell short of expectations, you were probably coached on how to do better next time without being shamed and ridiculed. On the opposite end of the continuum, have you ever had a boss who you considered callus and demeaning? Someone who made no effort to hide that they just don’t care? Someone who has very high expectations and demands excellence but does not provide a warm, stable, and supportive environment? Or, have you had a boss who was demanding and dictatorial, who had a strong need to be liked and admired and expressed strong disapproval … [Read more...] about Secure, Anxious, and Avoidant Attachment Styles at Work
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Psychoanalyst Karl Menninger (1893 – 1990) is often regarded as an important figure in the history of research on self-harm. But what were Menninger’s key ideas, and how do they influence our views of self-harm today? This text is a slightly amended extract from Psyche on the Skin: A History of Self-harm (Reaktion, 2017). Karl A. Menninger in 1918 Source: H. W. Taylor of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Until the publication of Armando Favazza’s Bodies Under Siege in 1987, Karl A. Menninger’s Man Against Himself (1938) was the most well-known psychiatric text on self-inflicted injury. As a committed Freudian, with a zeal for introducing psychology to a general audience, Menninger interpreted suicidal and self-injurious behaviour as evidence of Freud’s “death instinct”. The death instinct theory had emerged from the devastating impact of the First World War. Freud concluded from this that human actions were governed by a constant conflict … [Read more...] about How 1930s Psychoanalysts Thought Self-Harm Explained War
One of the challenges for addicts and their partners and spouses is to try to manage the downward spiral of financial responsibility that comes with addiction. The addict may hide money from the spouse or partner to use to fund the addiction, or they may steal money from family or employers, or engage in maxing out credit cards to try to get cash to buy alcohol, drugs, or to engage in the addictive behavior. Addicts may also dip into savings accounts, children's college funds, or even take out loans in the names of their children or family members to attempt to fund their addiction. It is crucial to think beyond alcohol and drug addiction when considering financial responsibility and debt. Gambling is an addiction that has a significant impact on family finances. It is estimated that legal gambling in the United States is a $500 billion dollar a year industry, and it is only growing with increased online gambling and wagering options. At the same time, the partner or spouse … [Read more...] about Financial Responsibility For Addicts And Their Partners
Does religion make people likely to help others? To many the answer is self-evident. After all, making people moral—and generosity is an important marker of being ethical—is a major function of religion, they say. Religion directs people to be pro-social. Without religion, society would be a pit of selfishness, a hell on Earth. Others reach an opposite conclusion regarding the utility of religion, pointing to the long history of cruelty associated with it, from the Crusades to witch burnings to present-day atrocities committed by Isis and militant Hindus. From this perspective, religions have brought misery to humanity and we would be better off with none at all. A few studies have help resolve this dispute. The University of Indiana Lilly Family School of Philanthropy finds “a substantial connection between religion and giving.” Those with a religious affiliation were twice as generous as those without such a connection. This is consistent with other studies … [Read more...] about Religion and Generosity
Home Health Wellness Wellness oi-Amritha K By Amritha K on December 12, 2019 Anyone who has ever been around a lot of green is absolutely aware of the benefits it can have on your overall health. Not only can plants brighten up your surroundings, but they can also lift your mood as well. From acting as solutions to various health problems to a mood-lifter, these green wonders can help relieve digestion problems, relax your anxiety levels and soothe your burns; to name a few. Different plants have varied properties which make them beneficial on so many levels. Be it a flowering plant, a moss or a vascular plant, plants play multifaceted roles of food, medicines, non-food products and also for aesthetic pleasure. Science proves that interacting with plants, both indoors and outdoors, is beneficial to one's physical and mental health. Irrespective of age, the benefits can be reaped by planting some in your garden or keeping some on your work desk. In the recent years, there … [Read more...] about Did You Know That Indoor Plants Are Good For Your Mental And Physical Health?