Is this information genuinely helpful? One trouble with the "impostor" label is that an impostor is not merely inadequate. An impostor is also a cheat, a fraud, someone who intentionally deceives other people. The personal shame associated with perceived inadequacy now has an overlay of moral guilt: I am wronging others by deliberately covering up my shortcomings. Well-meaning suggestions like "fake it until you make it" reinforce this idea that we have to lie if we don’t think we’re good enough. Many of us can’t get comfortable with lying, and nor should we. … [Read more...] about Shame, Guilt, and Impostor Syndrome
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Experimental studies have mimicked these situations. For example, one study left a dog in a room with a treat that he or she had been commanded not to eat. The dogs were given the opportunity to obey or disobey the command and then observed when their owners reentered the room. Importantly, the experimenters also controlled for what the owners thought the dogs had done while left alone. Thus, in one condition the owner thought that the dog had stolen the food—but he hadn’t! Researchers then analyzed when dogs showed the typical “guilty” look, including behaviors like avoiding looking at the owner, offering the paw, slinking away in submission, pulling their ears back toward the neck, and tucking the tail between the legs. … [Read more...] about Do Dogs Feel Jealousy or Guilt?
Perspective-taking involves looking at the self or the environment from a different perspective. In the example above, Jeffrey might have chosen to look at the situation from his father’s perspective rather than analyzing his own perspective/feelings. This would have led him to see that his father would feel betrayed by Jeffrey if he found out about the car damage in a way other than Jeffrey volunteering the information. This would probably lead him to the same conclusion: He must tell his father. … [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
About the guest author: Everett Worthington, Ph.D., is Commonwealth Professor Emeritus working from the Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He holds a Faculty Affiliate appointment at the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University (Human Flourishing Program). He continues to be active in research and speaking around the world. He is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia. He has published over 40 books and around 500 articles and scholarly chapters, mostly on forgiveness, humility and positive psychology, marriage, and family topics, and religion and spirituality. He also has developed the REACH Forgiveness model being tested currently in global grant-funded randomized controlled trials in six countries, and he has developed numerous other positive psychological interventions. … [Read more...] about How to Cultivate Forgiveness in the Face of Trauma