Psychology Around the Net: November 30, 2019

This week’s Psychology Around the Net addresses how to handle that dreadful job interview anxiety, why stress is necessary for a rich life, dealing with the holiday blues, why depression hits men harder than women in deprived areas, and more.       A Psychologist’s Guide to Managing Your Anxiety Before, During, and Even After a Job Interview: It’s normal to struggle with anxiety right before a job interview or when starting a new job. But how do you turn down the jitters volume so you can give your best performance? Dr. Sherry Benton, founder and chief science officer of Tao Connect, says, “To enter the optimal mental state for peak performance, you need to analyze your thoughts, determine how you’re feeling, and figure out what you need to do to get to a mental state of balanced arousal. Essentially, do you need to calm yourself down or do you need to pump yourself up?” She goes on to give specific tips on how to tweak your thinking to achieve either state. Why Stress is One of the Best Predictors of High Life Satisfaction: Most of us would gladly choose to avoid any stress or problems throughout our lives. But not only is this an impossible feat — it’s unhealthy to even think that way. Rather, when we begin to see life’s obstacles as necessary for a rich life, we can experience significant growth, develop resilience and gain new meaning. In this article, an accomplished professor who struggles with a...
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