This week’s Psychology Around the Net explores suicide and depression, happiness, and finding your life’s purpose.

Robin Williams Death Spotlights The Growing Risk Of Suicides Among Baby Boomers: Not only has Robin Williams’ suicide shined a spotlight on depression and how it can take hold of even those who make us happy, but also it highlights statistics not may are familiar with, such as the suicide rates among middle-aged Americans has climbed 30% in the last decade.

15 Myths About Suicide and Depression: Even though it’s more prevalent than AIDS, cancer, and diabetes combined, many people just don’t understand depression and the suicide risk.

Sport Psychology Still Doesn’t Get the Respect It Deserves: Does sport psychology take a backseat to its physical and technical counterparts?

You’re Losing Sleep Just by Working in a Windowless Cubicle: So, what can you do if you have no choice but to work in a cubicle?

How to Know if You’ll Be Happy at Your New Job: Speaking of work, take a look at these tips to help predict whether you’ll be satisfied at your new job.

How to Deal with Criticism Well: 25 Reasons to Embrace It: Find out how criticism can help with personal growth, emotions, relationships, and more.

How to Find Your Life Purpose: An Unconventional Approach: We’ll go ahead and give you a quick peek: Get outside your bubble!



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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 13 Aug 2014
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Sparks, A. (2014). Psychology Around the Net: August 16, 2014. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 24, 2014, from


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