February PsychNotes

Valentine’s day approaches. Some people appreciate the holiday less than others (we call those people “men”), but I think it’s a great opportunity to think about our connections to others even in platonic or professional contexts. No matter how charismatic or empathetic we are, there’s always room to improve our connection to others.

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January PsychNotes

PsychNotes is my monthly newsletter. I think I’ll start posting it here on the website. We’ll see how it goes. If you want to receive it by email each month, there’s a signup form in the sidebar on the right. Enjoy!

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14 Character Traits Young Men Learn from Good Men

My job allows me to witness the inner workings of people’s lives and relationships. It’s a humbling privilege, and I’m frequently struck by how important it is for people to do good deeds and treat people kindly. For men, that includes teaching boys about character. Here are 14 character traits and emotional skills that young men learn from good men.

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How to Handle Hypersensitive People In the Workplace

It’s the pitiful scourge of a comfortable society, and it’s one of the most common complaints in the workplace: People are too sensitive! No one has a sense of humor anymore! We’ve all witnessed the sad soul who has turned hurt feelings into an art form, and we’ve watched as their victims have been marched off to sensitivity training. Here’s how to respond when the perpetually-offended train their sights on you.

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