What the Imaginary Audience Is & Why Knowing About It Can Be Reassuring

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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 those articles.

I’d like to tackle another common psychological phenomenon that first shows up in adolescence. It’s actually somewhat related to the personal fable (briefly,  » Read more

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The Most Satisfied Relationships Have Higher Sexual Desire — Even If Those Desires Don’t Seem to Match

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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 that they tend to be more satisfied.

This isn’t hard to believe. It’s something that makes a lot of intuitive sense.

Interestingly, however, a recent study —  » Read more

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Huh. Apparently Virtual Reality Can Help Folks Get Over Their Fear of Public Speaking.

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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 to training. Sometimes this meant looking over educators’ training programs and helping them optimize the material for the crowd they were trying to reach. Other times it meant designing custom courses for client companies for workplace wellness and/or conflict resolution.  » Read more

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