How to Spot Projection: Are Those Their Feelings, or Yours?

Freud was the first to explain this concept. Dr. Sigmund Freud, a neurologist, is the father of psychoanalysis and first identified the concept of “projection.”Source: Photo by Max Halberstadt via Christies (Wikipedia/Public Domain) by Sue Kolod, Ph.D. This post is in honor of Dr. Sigmund Freud on the occasion of the 165th anniversary of his birth. In … Read more

Vaccine Hesitancy: Can We Talk?

Difficult conversations require having respect, empathy, and patience. By Sue Kolod, Ph.D.  Source: Prostock-Studio / Shutterstock After months of isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic, things are seeming a bit more “normal” as people get vaccines, with Public health officials stressing that COVID-19 vaccines are the best hope for achieving this new normal. But, there’s a “but.” … Read more

Sex and Body Image Advice for Older Women:How you feel about your body may be more important than how you look

Some say that women’s bodies become invisible after a certain age. Jennifer Lopez, who is 50, challenged this notion at her recent Super Bowl performance. She portrayed a sexy and confident woman, appearing to have a healthy relationship with her body and sexuality. The performance evoked envy, praise, and criticism. A New York Times op-ed raised alarm that her … Read more

Do Your Parents Still Treat You Like a Child?

Maybe it’s because you’re acting like one! By Sue Kolod Ph.D., Source: Rawpixel/Shutterstock As the holidays approach, many people look forward to spending time with family. The warmth and familiarity are undeniable, but with that comes the threat of arguments and renewal of bad feelings. How can we avoid the bad parts and simply enjoy … Read more

The Pleasures and Perils of Fighting Among Ourselves

A polarized group becomes less effective as its members become more certain By Susan Kolod, Ph.D Polarization occurs when people on either side of a conflict take increasingly extreme opposing positions. A new Pew Research study demonstrates polarization is at an all-time high in American politics.  Striking examples of polarization are evident internationally as well. … Read more