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Help me get motivated again

I have been unmotivated to do pretty much anything outside of work for a several months now. Help me get back on the horse. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 6, 2012 - 8 answers

Got to Find a Peace of Mind

I'm having trouble searching for this on Google. But, I'd like to know more about the inner workings of the mind. I'm looking for scholarly articles or anecdotes that discuss how people's minds work. I'm primarily looking for details about how vivid images are in people's minds and how close thoughts feel in someone's head. [more inside]
posted by livinglearning on Apr 5, 2012 - 6 answers

I'm too anxious and tired from overthinking how to do this to go to grad school.

Precedents/ideas for molding agriculture, food/cooking, health, and psychology together into a meaningful, practical career? [more inside]
posted by trampoliningisfun on Mar 26, 2012 - 11 answers

Culture and groupthink.

Is there a cultural dynamic to groupthink? [more inside]
posted by espada0 on Mar 25, 2012 - 7 answers

What the heck is this?

My boyfriend seems to have a kind of blindness around other people's feelings and motivations. I don't think he has Aspergers -- more like ADD and some narcissistic traits, perhaps. What might this be called, how can I gently help him with it, and how can he help himself? [more inside]
posted by sockratties on Mar 22, 2012 - 34 answers

Sticking to positive topics in online journals

How can I keep to positive topics when journaling? [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Mar 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me get my little brother into Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.

Help me get my little brother into Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. Or into anything. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Say No To Bulls**t!

Why do I find propaganda so creepy? [more inside]
posted by DuchessProzac on Mar 1, 2012 - 18 answers

dreaming away

is it possible to stay locked in or stuck in a dream & never wake up? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Feb 10, 2012 - 30 answers

Torture by the CIA: research projects vs. real-world knowledge

Torture by the CIA, specifically experimental/psychological torture, between about 1955 and 1985: how much more would CIA-funded lab psychologist Donald Hebb have known about specific real-world practices/pervasiveness than the general public could know? Articles or books where I can research this (especially anything he wrote himself)?
posted by kalapierson on Feb 2, 2012 - 1 answer

My general knowledge will bless your name

Help me find web ressources, preferably in the form of podcasts, on sub-categories or specifics in psychology / personnal development. I am curious about NLP, transactional analysis, the systemic approach, psychodynamic theories, self-hypnosis, and the like. I'd like to keep it as practical as possible, although I wouldn't mind it if more "esoteric" approaches were included, such as jungian theories. [more inside]
posted by Jireel on Jan 26, 2012 - 2 answers

stampede psychology

Is there any good research into how people behave in a stampede? You know, the classic fire in a theatre sort of stampede. I'm looking for academic articles, books, slate.com speculations, anything. Thanks!
posted by Pants! on Jan 21, 2012 - 12 answers

Remaining True to Oneself

What does it mean to remain "true to yourself?" [more inside]
posted by The ____ of Justice on Jan 20, 2012 - 23 answers

What's the universal self-description?

Sometime in the last century, a psychologist came up with a personality description designed so that the vast majority of people who read it would agree that it fit them. Who was he, and what was the description? [more inside]
posted by asterix on Jan 17, 2012 - 8 answers

It is what it is

When people say, "It is what it is", what do they mean? What does that mean? [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Jan 16, 2012 - 58 answers

Where to publish essay on meaning of meaning in psychology?

What's a good venue to publish an essay on the notions of meaning and explanation in psychology (broadly defined)? I'd like to find a venue that would address both scholars in various fields as well as writers, artists, and the intelligent laymen who might be interested in these issues. [more inside]
posted by shivohum on Jan 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Do I lack social skills?

I think I'm doing fine, but my friends tell me I'm not. [more inside]
posted by Lotsofcoffee on Jan 14, 2012 - 35 answers

Help me counterbalance 200 questionnaires!

How can I effectively (and efficiently) counterbalance the questions for 200 questionnaires? [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Jan 8, 2012 - 16 answers

Psychotherapy: can a therapist be right about progress and the client not see it?

Psychotherapy: can a therapist be right about progress and the client not see it? We often hear from people who are in psychotherapy and are in disagreement with their psychotherapist about whether they are making progress. When is the psychotherapist right? [more inside]
posted by y6t5r4e3w2q1 on Jan 8, 2012 - 32 answers

What is the couch-to-5k edition of mediation and mental focus?

I need to bludgeon my anxiety to death in the most peaceful way possible. Many people recommend meditation. For me, attempting to meditate has been a miserable experience... a sad exercise in white-knuckled denial. Just thinking about it fills me with dread. I know this isn't the way it's supposed to go. I need something more than "sit quietly and allow your thoughts to pass by like clouds". I need the step-by-step, couch-to-5k edition of mental calmness and focus. Help me out, mefi. Give it to me straight, detailed, specific, and with absolute minimum of woo... the mental focus fitness program for someone who can't even lift a metaphorical 1lb weight. Book/media recommendations welcome too. (I'm in therapy already, btw. It's been helpful, but we're not specifically focused on my anxiety at the moment.)
posted by specialfriend on Jan 7, 2012 - 28 answers

Should I try CBT for a third time?

CBT questions: Can cognitive behavioural therapy work for me if I've tried it twice without success? Don't feelings happen before thoughts? Aren't some beliefs deeper than rational thoughts can change? What if you don't have the will to do homework? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2012 - 30 answers

Stereotypically "good" and "bad" images?

Images that people can instantly categorize as "good" or "bad"? [more inside]
posted by tybeet on Jan 5, 2012 - 24 answers

Recent college grad seeking advice on becoming therapist

What can I do now to prepare for career as therapist when I'm older? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 30, 2011 - 12 answers

Can you exercise your imagination to move very fast? and is there a paper on that, sort of?

Can people visualize themselves moving faster than they are physically capable of moving? [more inside]
posted by bleary on Dec 30, 2011 - 15 answers

books on cults and group psychology

What are some really good books on group psychology and on modern day cults? [more inside]
posted by timsneezed on Dec 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Looking for readings on middle childhood

I'm looking for good readings on Middle Childhood, inspired by this New York Times article and my 5.5 year old son. [more inside]
posted by alms on Dec 26, 2011 - 4 answers

Sorry, suburban white straw people, for encouraging this

What are some good articles and resources about human fascination with offensive/violent art and occurrences? [more inside]
posted by Echobelly on Dec 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Have there been any studies about the effect of a small penis on personality or accomplishment?

Is there any scholarship out there about penis size and relative [success/happiness/confidence/etc]? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Dec 13, 2011 - 5 answers

Ever used an Alpha-Stim machine?

I have an anxiety disorder, and my psychiatrist tried an Alpha-Stim (cranial electrotherapy stimulation) on me a few days ago. The experience was pleasant but not lasting. I'm told I'll have to use it 2-3 times a week, 20 minutes at a time for a few weeks before I'll know if it's truly effective. So, I'm wondering if anyone here has regularly used one of these or knows anyone who has, and what the experience was like?
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me quit my Coke (a-Cola) addiction

I need to stop chugging 8+ cans of the vile (wonderful) liquid a day. Multiple previous attempts have failed. I need (1) motivation and (2) a plan [more inside]
posted by kreestar on Nov 29, 2011 - 71 answers

Collection of crisis call role play scenarios

Please help me come up with role play scenarios to assist me in practicing my telephone counselling skills. [more inside]
posted by KLF on Nov 29, 2011 - 14 answers

How do people represent themselves on Facebook?

Representing identity online - can you point me to interesting research into the way people represent themselves on the internet (and in particular Facebook)? [more inside]
posted by puffmoike on Nov 24, 2011 - 6 answers

I can't just stop thinking, though that would probably fix things.

Breaking out of habitually intellectualizating my feelings - I'm looking for a how-to guide of some sort. Preferably not all about mindfulness. [more inside]
posted by Fee Phi Faux Phumb I Smell t'Socks o' a Puppetman! on Nov 11, 2011 - 15 answers

We'd like to be better at working with older adults.

I work in a research lab that is transitioning from working with young adult populations to working with 60 year old and up adults. Most people in the lab who don't have experience with older adults (myself included) are finding the transition frustrating and difficult at times. Can you recommend some resources to help us work better with older adults? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Nov 2, 2011 - 14 answers

This is not the time to be randomly guessing

How should I structure my gradual return to full-time work after two months off for a psychiatric illness? Have you actually done this, and if so, do you have tips? Have you even known or heard of someone who did a part-time transition after disability leave? All advice sought in creating my return-to-work plan. [more inside]
posted by Fee Phi Faux Phumb I Smell t'Socks o' a Puppetman! on Oct 30, 2011 - 5 answers

What's it like being pregnant near delivery?

What's it like to be pregnant nearing delivery? [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Oct 30, 2011 - 27 answers

How do I get pregnant if my husband's Viagra isn't doing the job?

My husband and I both want me to be pregnant yesterday. Unfortunately he has ED that is psychologically based and Viagra isn't helping. We both know the longer term solution is more therapy. But right now I need help getting pregnant asap. What do we do? Where do we go for help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2011 - 11 answers

Help us support her through therapy.

Mom's about to start psychotherapy for a condition that has been around for a long time and that we only recently had the nerve to talk to her about. How can we be supportive, what can/should we do to help her through the shock of going to therapy for the first time, and what else can we do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 21, 2011 - 8 answers

Therapy or Party?

Did I just break up with my therapist? Am I being unreasonable? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 19, 2011 - 32 answers

My Dream is Telling Me [...]

How to Become Better at Dream Analysis [more inside]
posted by easilyconfused on Oct 13, 2011 - 15 answers

Why don't I feel sadness anymore?

Why don't I feel sadness anymore? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 3, 2011 - 16 answers

Where'd my mojo go?

How do I make life magic again? [more inside]
posted by henryaj on Sep 30, 2011 - 31 answers

Is it worth quitting my job to avoid separation anxiety for yound kids?

Ask people who knows child developmental psychology stuff about separation anxiety for 1 yr old. Will there be permanent damage to the kid? [more inside]
posted by akomom on Sep 29, 2011 - 13 answers

How to repair after major disrepair?

A few months ago, I had a complete physical and emotional breakdown and actually went temporarily insane. I'm ok now. How do I begin to repair the relationships that suffered during this time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2011 - 17 answers

Child/family therapist in Baltimore?

Does anyone know a wonderful child/family psychologist in Baltimore to work with a first-grader (and his parents)? [more inside]
posted by spbmp on Sep 22, 2011 - 4 answers

How did mainstream liberals lose their direction (and cojones)?

[Distraught Progressive Filter] I need a postmortem on liberalism in the United States. [more inside]
posted by evil holiday magic on Sep 18, 2011 - 28 answers

Severe emetophobia. Need help.

I am posting this for my partner, who has severe emetophobia. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by tumid dahlia on Sep 16, 2011 - 41 answers

Left, right, right, cry, steal Mom's glasses and throw them on the floor, left, left, right

What data-coding problems are sufficiently like my data-coding problem to have built good software solutions to handle it? Or can I write something myself? [more inside]
posted by heyforfour on Sep 12, 2011 - 4 answers

Is this approach to adhd psychotherapy of any use?

Psychologist says his approach to ADHD is based in developmental psychopathology and that he thinks disruptions in parental attachments could cause ADHD symptoms - is there any basis to this? [more inside]
posted by Flitcraft on Sep 8, 2011 - 13 answers

Emulating people to improve productivity at work & home

Is it normal to wanting to emulate a certain person at your job? My guess is yes, but I find myself doing this all the time. One day, I want to be as ambitious as General David Petraeus and it shows in my work - my productivity increases. This goes on for a few weeks... recently I've been reading about Tim Cook (Apple's new CEO) and aside from being very impressed with him, I have a more of an "industrial design" approach to my work... help! (more examples below.) [more inside]
posted by msposner on Sep 4, 2011 - 15 answers

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