Dr. Samra interviewed by OMNI TV's Johann Chang about the psychology behind Canucks fever and her insights into fans and their playoff superstitions.
I’ve started a new position, one that I called my dream job six months ago. Now that I’m here, I’m not feeling fulfilled and I get quite anxious every time I come into the office. My family and friends expect me to be excited, but I hate it. Can I just quit already?
One of my favourite quotes is from the renowned Dr. Sigmund Freud: “love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness”. For many of us, our livelihood is an integral part of our overall sense of happiness and well-being.
When we fight, I feel like my boyfriend’s goal is to “win” the argument. How can I help him realize this doesn’t help either of us?
Disagreeing with loved ones (whether a partner, friend, or family member) is a normal part of every human relationship. In fact, we tend to argue more with those that are closer to us, often as they tend to see both the good and bad parts of us, they see us during times of stress, and often our defences are much lower with the people we love.
I’ve been in a relationship for many years with the same guy. I love him, but I’ve recently discovered I might be more attracted to members of the same sex. Should I tell him? Should I end it? Is there something psychologically wrong with me?
First and foremost, there is absolutely nothing that is psychologically wrong with you for having questions about your sexual orientation.
Dr. Samra made the keynote presentation at the Alberta Health Services' Mental Health in the Workplace symposium. Her presentation was "Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace: Evidence-Informed, Practical Employer Approaches and Resources." Mental health claims are the fastest…
Dr. Joti Samra presents "Psychological Health & Safety in the Workplace: Evidence-Informed, Practical Employer Approaches and Resources" at the Alberta Health Service "Minding the Workplace" symposium in Edmonton, Alberta on May 6, 2011.
Dr. Samra presents "Guarding Minds at Work: A Workplace Guide to Psychological Health and Safety" at the Telecommunications Workers Union Annual Convention on May 5, 2011.
I count every calorie that I consume. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that – I just don’t ever want to be overweight. My parents/friends think it’s unhealthy and could lead to an eating disorder. What’s your stance?
Issues around shape, weight and eating behaviours exist on a continuum. On one end, people may be completely unconcerned about their shape or weight, and eat with little concern or worry for what they are eating or how many calories they are consuming.