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March 11, 2006

Self-Help Resources – Anxiety

The pressures of academic deadlines, worry about grades, juggling relationships and part time jobs can keep you “on your toes”. Throw in angst about figuring out who you are and where you’re heading in life and it’s a lot to deal with. A certain amount of anxiety can be expected for most students. For this kind of situational and developmental anxiety, paying attention to self care (adequate sleep, exercise and eating from food groups other than “fast food”) and learning self help skills such as time management, diaphragmatic (belly) breathing, meditation, positive self talk and clear communication may be enough to help manage the anxiety.

But for 15% of the population, anxiety reaches the point of a disorder that may require professional help. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders as a group are the most common mental health concern in America. They affect 19 million adults each year .

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February 2, 2006

A Brief Overview of the Psychology of Money (within the Context of Marriage and Divorce)

Filed under: Life Questions and Answers,North America — Admin @ 11:43 pm

For almost all the couples I provide divorce mediation services to, ongoing quarrels and differences over money are frequently cited as one of the primary reasons for their marriage problems. I also find that couples are even more uncomfortable talking about their differences with regard to money than almost any other issue, including sexual dissatisfaction. For these reasons, I think it is worth exploring the psychology of money, both within the context of relationships and marriage, and in the context of the process of divorce.

We inherit money behaviors and attitudes from our families and other influential people in our lives. According to social learning theory, spending behaviors can be viewed as learned behavior that is passed from generation to generation. Some of these behaviors may be influenced by religious teachings or cultural norms.

According to psychologists D’Astous and Forties, spending behaviors and their patterns have been conceived as existing along a continuum running between two poles. One pole represents the “holding on” behaviors, or a preoccupation with the acquisition and hoarding of money while the other pole represents the obsessive spending of money:

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A Brief Overview of the Psychology of Money (within the Context of Marriage and Divorce)

Filed under: Life Questions and Answers,North America — Admin @ 11:43 pm

For almost all the couples I provide divorce mediation services to, ongoing quarrels and differences over money are frequently cited as one of the primary reasons for their marriage problems. I also find that couples are even more uncomfortable talking about their differences with regard to money than almost any other issue, including sexual dissatisfaction. For these reasons, I think it is worth exploring the psychology of money, both within the context of relationships and marriage, and in the context of the process of divorce.

We inherit money behaviors and attitudes from our families and other influential people in our lives. According to social learning theory, spending behaviors can be viewed as learned behavior that is passed from generation to generation. Some of these behaviors may be influenced by religious teachings or cultural norms.

According to psychologists D’Astous and Forties, spending behaviors and their patterns have been conceived as existing along a continuum running between two poles. One pole represents the “holding on” behaviors, or a preoccupation with the acquisition and hoarding of money while the other pole represents the obsessive spending of money:

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Marriage Math

In the world of relationships, the most important numbers to learn are: five to one. That is the ratio of positive interactions to negative ones that predicts whether a marriage will last or become one of the sad statistics of divorce.

It isn’t that you can’t argue with your spouse. But the couples that make it also manage to deliver positive emotional messages even when they don’t see eye to eye.

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Why I Hate Beauty??

Poets rave about beauty. Brave men have started wars over beauty. Women the world over strive for it scholars devote their lives to deconstructing our impulse to obtain it. Ordinary mortals erect temples to beauty. In just about every way imaginable, the world honors physical beauty. But I hate beauty.

I live in what is likely the beauty capital of the world and have the enviable fortune to work with some of the most beautiful women in it. With their smooth bodies and supple waists, these women are the very picture of youth and attractiveness. Not only are they exemplars of nature’s design for detonating desire in men, but they stir yearnings for companionship that date back to ancestral mating dances. Still, beauty is driving me nuts, and although I’m a successful red-blooded American male, divorced and available, it is beauty alone that is keeping me single and lonely.

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Men and Sex

What the headline should read is “What Men Need to Know About Women and Sex.” That’s what this area covers, ladies and gentlemen. So, if you are a woman wanting to know about men and sex, head over here.

Alright guys, they’re gone now. Let’s get down to the details.

When I originally started putting the site together, I read a lot of information about how men had a difficult time getting in touch with their feelings (and how women want men to be more intimate (in the way they want them to be intimate). Then there’s sexual technique and sexual performance.

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Women and Sex

I know it says “women and sex.” This area, though, is really for women who want to know more about men and sex. This is our little insight into how you guys work.

If you’re a man and you want to know how we women work, go to men and sex. I’m happy to clue you in.

Now that “they’re” gone ladies, here are a few truths about men. Many of us “older” ladies have probably already figured this out, but for you younger ones…

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The Psychology of Sex

VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED: Language on this site is sexual in nature. Not recommended for younger or sensitive viewers.
I’m Krista. Welcome to The Psychology of Sex website for both women and men.

I don’t know about you, but I used to have very mixed feelings about sex and/or a relationship with someone else. When I was in counseling, my therapist would say this is normal for everyone. “Sometimes you want it, sometimes you don’t,” she’d say.

Then I’d chime in: “and sometimes you want it with someone else and other times, you’re better off alone.”

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October 25, 2005

Your Life Is Waiting

Filed under: Life Questions and Answers,North America — Admin @ 12:05 pm

You’ve been waiting for relief from depression, social anxiety disorder or panic disorder. Now you are taking the next step.

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* personalized, ongoing support
* information and resources relevant to you
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You Are Responsible

Filed under: Life Questions and Answers,North America — Admin @ 12:02 pm

Everyone experiences stress. The only question is whether you are going to deal with the stress or allow the stress to control your life.
The starting point of stress management, then, is to get control over the key areas of your life. If you think about your personal and work life, you will find that the areas where you experience the greatest peace of mind and satisfaction are also the areas where you feel you have the greatest amount of control or ability to exert influence over what is going on.
You will also find that the areas where you are the most unhappy, or are experiencing the most stress, are areas where you feel that you are not in control, or where you feel that there is little you can do to solve a problem or remove an irritation.
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