How do I make new friends as an adult?

As we get older we may drift away from old friends or lose our common interests with them, but then the question becomes, “How do I make new friends as an adult?” iVillage teamed up with Jessica Cashman to answer just this question in their article, “20 Ways to Make New Friends.” Check out the article and make some friends!

Competitive Streaks

Us women sometimes get a bad rap for being competitive and dare I say catty with each other. What is behind this judgement of ourselves and others? Women’s Fitness Magazine asked the Center’s very own Jessica LeRoy and Dr. Paola Bailey to help explain this competitive drive in women. Check out the article here.

Why you need and should make time for friends

Feeling curmudgeonly and overwhelmed by life? Nobody can snap you out of a funk like a good girlfriend. Here’s why making time for close friends can make you happier, healthier and a better person. iVillage asked our very own Jessica Cashman about the importance of friendship in “Longer Lives, Better Jobs and 13 Other Reasons You Need Friends”.

When to break up with your friend?

I remember the Girl Scout Brownie song, “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold.” But how do you know when a friendship has run its course and may be doing more harm than good? iVillage addressed this question in their article, “20 People You Need Out of Your Life.” They asked our very …

How do you cope with sadness?

How do you cope with feeling blue? I’m not talking about the “don’t want to get out of bed depression” but the “just not feeling like yourself” sadness. Many times we can resort to unhealthy or dysfunctional coping mechanism because they are quick and easy, but many times they leave us feeling worse than we had before. Hangover, anyone? Prevention …

What is “bikini season” like as women get older?

It is almost bikini season and with each year that passes my relationship to this time of year evolves. As I get older my body changes in new and exciting ways and in ways that at times make me insecure. There is a growing awareness of eating disorders in women who are middle aged and older. It was thought to …

Is there ever a right time to say yes?

When do you know when is it right time to get married? Is there a timeline or schedule to follow? What are some factors you should consider before saying yes? In this Engagement 101 article Jessica LeRoy was asked all these questions and more. Download it now.

Why does she stay with him?

Ever wonder why women stay with their partner even after they have committed serious crimes such as in the Penn State child abuse case? Jessica Cashman was interviewed on this topic in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. So what are the psychological reasons a woman would stand by her man, read on to find out.

Center for the Psychology of Women Holiday Party

I once had a supervisor tell me that all great moments in life should be acknowledged and celebrated. She also told me that instead of coming home from vacation one day early to recover, spend one extra day enjoying yourself. A wise woman indeed. So with her in mind I set out to plan the annual Center for the Psychology …