By Sarah Stevenson, MA- The Tini Yogini Theories of Emotion In this article, I will peel away the layers of emotional experiences, uncovering the underpinnings and characteristics involved in the animation and energizing of our being. Emotions like fear, anxiety, depression, and excitement elicit and suppress different physiological and cognitive attributes and directly affect how… Continue reading Physiological Changes During Emotional Experiences
By Sarah Stevenson, MA- The Tini Yogini The term positive psychology was brought onto the therapeutic scene by Abraham Maslow in 1954 when he introduced his ideas around a self-actualized person through his theory of human motivation (Trivedi & Mehta, 2019). Maslow’s theory suggested that each person has a hierarchy of needs built in five… Continue reading Arguments for and Against Positive Psychology
By Sarah Stevenson, The Tini Yogini One cannot have cognition without emotion. According to current research, “there are no truly separate systems for emotion and cognition because complex cognitive, emotional behavior emerges from the rich, dynamic interactions between brain networks” (Pessoa, 2008, p.148). Cognition takes place in the pre-frontal cortex (neocortex) involves controlled processes, reasoning,… Continue reading Is It Possible to Have Cognition Without Emotion?
By Sarah Stevenson, MA- The Tini Yogini What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind. ~Buddha Unless you spent the last 2 decades in a Tibetan monastery or under a rock, you probably know about Rhonda Byrne’s… Continue reading The Real Secret About the Power of the Mind
By Sarah Stevenson, The Tini Yogini This age group is of particular interest to me because, as a 45-year-old woman, I am currently in this stage of development and have friends and family in this stage. Researchers are beginning to bring more attention to middle to late adult development with people living to the average… Continue reading Developmental Tasks and Challenges of Middle to Late Adulthood
By Sarah Stevenson, The Tini Yogini The adolescent stage is marked with dramatic changes brought on by puberty that affect each individual’s body and mind. This developmental period begins at around ages 10 to 12 years old and lasts until the young adult ages 18 to 22 (Santrock, 2016). Social-emotional learning begins to occur, and… Continue reading Emergence of Sexuality and Gender-Related Behavior During Adolescence
By Sarah Stevenson, The Tini Yogini Moral Development According to the American Psychological Association (APA, n.d.a), morality is “a system of beliefs or set of values relating to right conduct, against which behavior is judged to be acceptable or unacceptable.” Moral development begins in the mid to later part of a child’s maturity and includes… Continue reading Stages of Moral Development
By Sarah Stevenson, The Tini Yogini Have you ever been stuck on a problem and the more you thought about it, the harder it seemed to solve? You’re not alone. Six years ago I was a single mom, working full time as a behavior therapist for families of children with serious behavior problems. As my… Continue reading 5 Easy Tips to Help Those Who Think Too Much
By Sarah Stevenson, The Tini Yogini While science suggests that half of our happiness is dependent on our genetic make-up, we can determine the other half. Times have changed quite a bit in half a century. We make far more money than our ancestors did, but according to research, we aren’t any happier. It often… Continue reading Money Won’t Make You Happy, But These 12 Traits Will
By Sarah Stevenson, The Tini Yogini Life is guaranteed to knock us all down a time or two. What’s important is that we get back up. Research suggests that in order to bounce back, we need perseverance. It doesn’t come naturally for everyone, but it can be learned. Recovering from a breakup, job loss or… Continue reading 12 Ways to Get Your Mojo Back
By Sarah Stevenson, The Tini Yogini As far back as preschool, I can remember being in a room full of other kids and not just observing but sensing everyone’s emotions. Little did I know that being overly empathetic would be both a blessing and curse my whole life. My oversensitivity drives me batty at times,… Continue reading 8 Signs You Might Be a Highly Sensitive Person…And What to do About it.