I have written many articles on here about loneliness and rejection, mainly because as a social psychologist I believe that these two variables are a root cause of many of our social and psychological problems in the world. Continue reading Emotional Loneliness
To start this article, I want to begin with a simple premise: Physical pain and the pain from being rejected are the same. The human brain and the brain of other social animals reacts the same whether someone is … Continue reading Rejection is a pain – 10 ways to reduce it happening in intimate relationships.
We do not have a mental health problem we have a community and family problem Continue reading The Inconvenient Truth About Violence and Homicide in the United States
I am going to start this blog with a simple statement: children need loves, hugs, and affection! Continue reading Hug and love a child!
This article is dedicated to my mom (Becky) my daughter (Latasha), my son (Taylor) my niece (Katie) and my beautiful grandchild (Erin). In a previous blog, I compared the pain state of rejection with the negative motivational state of loneliness. In this blog, I will delve in deeper into the negative motivational state we call loneliness. Loneliness as a motivational state was first described by Psychiatrist Harry Sullivan in 1953, who stated that like many emotional states loneliness motivates us to fulfill one of our basic human drives which in this case is an affiliation and the socialization with others. … Continue reading What is loneliness?
Understanding the difference between loneliness and rejection is vital to recovery from both. This article differentiate the two and then provides recommendations for what to do when experiencing rejection. Continue reading Loneliness VS social rejection