What is... moralization
What Is... Psychology Series

What Is… Moralization

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is moralization. This topic came to mind recently while reading a post on another blog. The author was making pornography a moral issue, and I wanted to do some exploring around that process of moralizing. The term moralization… Continue reading What Is… Moralization

woman sitting atop a mountain
Psychosocial

How Common Is Introversion?

Introversion and extroversion are personality traits lying at opposite ends of a spectrum.  Some people fit with one extreme or another, but many people fall somewhere in the middle. Introversion & extroversion – what's the difference? Much of the difference between the two comes down to energy – where someone tends to focus it, and… Continue reading How Common Is Introversion?

The Should Monster: a purple monster with wings weighing you down with "shoulds"
Mental Health

Shoulding Ourselves to Death

I saw a post on the topic of shoulding recently on Grounding Growth and wanted to continue the conversation.  Definitely check out her stop the should worksheet. The word should can have several meanings, but the most relevant here is the one from Google dictionary, which Grounding Growth also referenced. "used to indicate obligation, duty,… Continue reading Shoulding Ourselves to Death

girl on swing at sunset
Psychosocial

The Single Girl Life: Going Against Social Expectations

Noah Silliman on Unsplash We live in a society in which coupledom is not only the norm but the expectation.  However, there are a lot of us that don't fit into the neat and tidy boxes that the world expects.  Just because someone isn't your standard cis-gendered heterosexual monogamist vanilla-sex married with kids kind of… Continue reading The Single Girl Life: Going Against Social Expectations