Today’s study looks into something called “happiness essentialism.” Basically, if you have essential beliefs surrounding happiness, it means that you view happiness as genetically determined and therefore something fixed, predetermined, and relatively unchangeable.
Category: Psyched for the Weekend
It’s basically a trope at this point. When a child is in trouble, a parent calls them by their full name: First, middle, and last.
In a few former installments of Psyched, I addressed two hallmarks of adolescence: Disembedding and personal fable. For more information about those concepts, please read
The Most Satisfied Relationships Have Higher Sexual Desire — Even If Those Desires Don’t Seem to Match
Neat. Okay, so former research into the links between sexual desire and relationship satisfaction has found that when partners have similar levels of sexual desire
As I covered in an earlier installment of Psyched, a lot of friends with benefits (FWB) are hoping for the arrangement to become romantic. Frankly,
Long ago and far away, I managed the training department of a psychological consulting firm. This pretty much meant I was always doing something related
Sigh. I’ve said this many times during the course of the Psyched series, but the important thing about science is that it doesn’t always tell
dogmatism (noun) – the tendency to lay down principles are incontrovertibly true, without consideration of evidence or the opinions of others * I know some
In yesterday’s edition of Psyched for the Weekend, I talked about adolescent disembedding, a normal developmental stage in which teenagers create emotional distance and rebel