Impostor syndrome hovers uncertainly between psychiatry, psychology, and popular culture. It is absent from the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), yet there are plenty of research studies exploring the prevalence of impostor syndrome in different groups of people (psychologists talk of "Impostor Phenomenon," not "Impostor Syndrome"). In its turn, this scientific literature is overshadowed by endless websites, self-help books, coaching guides—and blog posts like this one!—about impostor syndrome. Their usual aim is to help sufferers by informing them that their self-doubts fit a pattern, and are shared by many others, including celebrities, artists, and sporting stars. … [Read more...] about Shame, Guilt, and Impostor Syndrome
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Surprisingly, dogs did not show more of these “guilty” behaviors when they were actually “guilty”—but they did so when their owners scolded them! Thus, the guilty look is likely simply a response to owner cues, rather than a display of remorse for a misdeed (Horowitz 2009, Hecht et al 2012). When the owners were instructed not to scold their dogs, but simply to guess whether their dog was guilty, they could not guess correctly—the dogs’ greeting behaviors were unaffected by what they had done when the owner was out of the room. (Ostojic et al 2015). … [Read more...] about Do Dogs Feel Jealousy or Guilt?
Jeffrey borrowed his father’s car without permission in order to go to a high school football game with his friends. During the outing, the car was damaged. He returned the car and said nothing to his father. But then he began to feel tremendous stress and anxiety. He didn’t know what he would do once his father realized that the car was damaged. Would he come clean? Would he deny that he drove the car? Would he be able to pull off the lie? He just got more and more anxious. … [Read more...] about Does Thinking About Problems Make Them Better?
He Was Also Appointed As Ambassador To UNESCO He was also appointed as ambassador to UNESCO in the year 1946. After this he became an ambassador to the Soviet Union in 1949. He chaired the Union Education Commission in 1948. He received the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in 1961. … [Read more...] about Teachers Day 2019: Interesting Facts About Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
I reflected on this strange encounter as I crossed the street. I suddenly realized I had my Richmond Marathon hat on. She saw me as a runner because of my runner’s uniform. The irony is, I have never run a marathon—not even a 5K. (Oh, the shame of it all.) My wife got me that hat at a yard sale because it was a pretty light blue. (I felt like such a fraud.) But as I thought more about it, I realized that this was a lot like counseling. A stranger recognizes us as a potentially helpful person because of the counselor hat (i.e., the degree) we are wearing, confides a lot of personal things, and then moves out of our life. And we have been prepared ahead of time with things we have a special calling to share. People show up. Why us? People often have purposes we simply cannot understand. We didn’t even realize we had our helper hat on. Yet we have (amazingly) just what they need at the time. … [Read more...] about How to Cultivate Forgiveness in the Face of Trauma