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Juliana Breines

Juliana Breines

 

Juliana Breines, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow at Brandeis University. She received her Ph.D. in Social and Personality Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and her B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research examines how social experiences shape the way people treat themselves, and how positive and negative forms of self-treatment (e.g., self-compassion, self-criticism) impact health and well-being.

Juliana’s research has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. She is a co-founder of the blog Psych Your Mind: Applying Psychology to Everyday Life.

 
 
  

Stories by Juliana Breines

Articles: Forgive Yourself, Save Your Relationship

By Juliana Breines | May 14, 2014

Recent research suggests that forgiving yourself for your own mistakes might be good for your partner, too.

 
According to a recent report from the NFL, Miami Dolphins player Richie Incognito (left, number 68) bullied Jonathan Martin (right, 71).

Articles: Why Do We Blame Victims?

By Juliana Breines | April 8, 2014

Why do so many people take the side of bullies over their victims? The answers might surprise you.

 

Articles: Are Some Social Ties Better Than Others?

By Juliana Breines | March 11, 2014

Which is more important: your spouse or your Facebook friends? A social psychologist says we need both, for weak ties can make us strong—and sometimes strong ties can make us weak.

 

Articles: Four Ways to Constructively Criticize Yourself

By Juliana Breines | January 9, 2014

Many people believe that being hard on themselves will make them better people, but research doesn't support this belief.

 

Articles: Five Ways to Ease Your Envy

By Juliana Breines | August 1, 2013

What can we do to disarm the green-eyed monster when it strikes?

 

Articles: Is It Possible to Love All Humanity?

By Juliana Breines | January 14, 2013

Qualities like gender, ethnicity, and nationality tend to define us more than being human. What happens when we try to identify with all of humanity?

 

Articles: What Does “Good” Feel Like to You?

By Juliana Breines | December 12, 2012

Do you prefer to be relaxed or enthusiastic, peaceful or elated? Your preferred emotional states may seem individual, but research suggests they are largely shaped by culture.

 

Articles: The Healthy Way to Forgive Yourself

By Juliana Breines | August 23, 2012

Self-forgiveness is critical to well-being—but it has a dark side. Here are four steps to healthy self-forgiveness, based on recent research.

 

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  • How Self-Compassion Beats Rumination

    August 20, 2014

    A new study suggests that self-compassion improves mood, largely by helping us avoid negative rumination.

  • Eight Keys to End Bullying

    August 26, 2014

    Can we stop bullying? Signe Whitson says yes—by consistently reaching out to both children who bully and those who are bullied.

  • Can Purpose Keep You Alive?

    August 27, 2014

    Young people: Do you want to live longer? Try finding a sense of purpose in your life.

  

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