Source: Scym/Pixabay As 2017 fades away, and 2018 glimmers up ahead, most of us will soon hear this question pop up in conversation, if we haven’t heard it already: “Do you have a New Year’s resolution?” How will you respond? If you’re like almost half of all Americans, you’ll say, “Yes.” And if the most popular resolutions are anything to go by, you’re most likely to say that you want to: Shed a few pounds Grow as a person, or enhance your life in some way Kick that smoking habit Have more adventure Carve out more quality time with loved ones Devote more time to exercise Gain knowledge, or master a new skill Be kinder and more generous to people Meet that special someone Obtain more enjoyable and rewarding work Of course, you may not relate to this. A lot of Americans either rarely make resolutions, or they don’t make them at all. But regardless of whether you relish resolutions, or you scoff at … [Read more...] about Making New Year’s Resolutions Work for You
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Source: sasint -- Pixabay License -- No attribution required Quarrels with partners can be so painful that we might want to avoid them at all costs. But an argument can be a way of coping with insecurities: A good fight reassures some of us that our partner believes the relationship is worth fighting for. When we are too quick to give in—to give up the fight, so to speak—it might seem like we are not that into the relationship. After all, anyone can put up with a nuisance for a short period of time. If we aren’t planning on sticking around, why do the work to fix it? When we are committed, we tend to approach relationship conflicts as if we will have to endure the troublesome issues for years to come. Problems become more serious when we think of having to live with them for the rest of our lives. If we are planning for an long-term relationship, we are more likely to fight for our point of view, thus laying the groundwork for a mutually beneficial resolution. … [Read more...] about The Good News About Fighting with a Romantic Partner
Introduction I am not an authority, personally or professionally, on drug use but I have become something of an expert on foolish action, which I define as behavior that ignores risk. Living just outside Denver--Ground Zero for the recreational marijuana legalization movement in the US--has caused me to become interested in marijuana use, particularly as it relates to the topic of risk-ignoring. This is a tricky topic for me, as I do not want to appear to be an opponent of legalization: someone who is offering exaggerated warnings against the dangers of pot-use, as in the 1936 cautionary propaganda film “reefer madness.” In fact, like most liberals (of both the libertarian and political stripe), I … [Read more...] about Foolish Ingestion?
In personality psychology, Machiavellianism refers to a cynical and manipulative approach to interpersonal relationships that embraces “moral flexibility” for personal gain. People high in Machiavellian traits, or “Machs,” place high priority on money, power, and competition, and are said to pursue their goals at the expense of, or at least without regard for the welfare of, others (Jones & Paulhus, 2009). Machiavellianism has also been identified as a member of the “dark triad,” a group of socially aversive, self-centered traits, that also includes narcissism (a grandiose sense of one’s own superiority to other and feelings of entitlement to special treatment) and psychopathy (callous disregard for the rights of others combined with reckless impulsivity)(Jones & Figueredo, 2013). Although all three members of the dark triad share a common core of interpersonal antagonism, there has been debate about to what degree they are distinct … [Read more...] about The Dark Side of Political Ambition