Self Improvement

Empathy VS Sympathy: The Importance of an Endangered Virtue

Often people who lack empathy had troubled histories, indicating the significance of children learning this crucial skill at a young age. As research on empathy is and why it’s important, so does an inquiry on how to teach it.

by Veronika Tait
April 13, 2019

I Can’t Do That! Unpacking Learned Helplessness with Attribution Theory

Everyone has areas of their life where they think, I can’t do this. Talk back to that voice and with optimism. Gain control, use positive self-talk, and seek help.

by Veronika Tait March 31, 2019

The Just-World Phenomenon: 5 Things that Transformed me From Victim-Blaming to Empathizing

The Just-World Phenomenon is the idea that those who are on top of the social latter, those with money, power, and influence, believe the world is just. Those in the middle think the world is somewhat just, and those at the bottom believe the world is unjust.

by Veronika Tait March 24, 2019

Who Am I? Why Positive Representation of Women in the Media is Crucial

There has definitely been a change of tides in the discussion of body image and representation of women in the media as of late. The increased focus on feminism, the quest for equality in the races and gender have given rise to large tribes of people

by Rachel MacPherson March 10, 2019

What to do When Feeling Anxious for No Reason: Confessions of a Chronic Worrier

As thoughtful as the attempts are from others to suggest things like, *just stop worrying or don’t worry, be happy*, they offer little help in ridding imagined fears. Research has consistently found chronic worry and anxiety interfere with memory and cognitive performance

by Veronika Tait March 2, 2019

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Veronika Tait

Veronika Tait is the proud mother of two little ones. She earned her PhD in Social Psychology at Brigham Young University and currently teaches psychology courses at two universities in Utah. When she’s not singing Broadway show tunes in her shower, she’s reading psychology books, researching decision making, conducting Story Time at her local library, or volunteering with political groups.

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