Author: Paul Hershberger

Stress Eating

by Volume 7, Number 7 Most people recognize that their eating patterns change during periods in life when stress is more intense. Studies suggest that during stressful times, approximately 40% of people eat more food, 40% eat less, and 20%…

Thoughts about Exercise

by Volume 7, Number 3 Exercise is a physical activity, but whether or not we actually exercise is commonly a result of mental activity. My usual exercise is running, something that I’ve been doing for 30 years. However, even though…

Down on the Job

by Volume 4, Number 11 Depression is one of the costliest health problems for employers. There are numerous reasons why this is the case. Depressed workers miss 1 to 4 workdays per month, on average. The symptoms of depression (e.g.,…

Social Support

by Volume 3, Number 6 Social support is an asset for one’s health. This conclusion is well established in the field of health psychology, although the more specific finding is that social support benefits people who are experiencing significant stress…

Automaticity

by Volume 3, Number 2 Most people operate motor vehicles rather effortlessly, but for a moment consider how very complex this task actually is. Driving involves simultaneously processing visual, auditory, and kinesthetic stimuli. Movements of one’s head, arms, hands, legs,…