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Tina Arnoldi

Tina Arnoldi, MA is a business consultant and freelance writer in Charleston SC. She has reviewed books for PsychCentral and has a portfolio on Contently. You can learn more about her and connect at TinaArnoldi.com


September 6, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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New Zealand has a $1 Billion Well-Being Budget: Why not the US?

September 6, 2019 08:08 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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New Zealand has a $1 billion well-being budget with five priorities for the happiness of its citizens (mental health, family violence, clean energy, digital innovation, and supporting indigenous people). Supporters of the budget feel happiness is a better metric for wellbeing than economic measures. Critics feel it’s a marketing campaign that minimizes the importance of GDP and the government’s role is to focus on economics metrics rather than individual happiness. [More]

August 23, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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WHO Reclassifies Burnout as a “Syndrome”

August 23, 2019 08:08 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Burnout is a word commonly thrown around. People are burned out from work and family obligations. Burned out from media consumption. Burned out from commitments. World Health Organization (WHO) updated its definition for the ICD-11 to identify burnout as a “syndrome”, tying it to "chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed." [More]

August 16, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Want To Feel Happier? Talk To A Stranger

August 16, 2019 08:08 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Although connecting with others increases happiness, strangers tend to ignore each other. It is could be a preference for solitude, assuming that’s the norm, are “too busy” or feel anxious about speaking to a stranger. But these weak ties can have a more positive impact on well-being than people expect and short conversations with strangers can lift our moods. So why don’t we do it? [More]

August 9, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Classifying Personality Types Has Some Benefits

August 9, 2019 08:08 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Is it helpful to classify personality types or does it put people into a box? A review of taxometric studies of personality concluded: “Whether personality attributes are best understood as dimensions or categories (types) is the subject of some debate.” Yet another recent study stated that “information is lost when personality facets are overlooked”. Experts weighed in on the usefulness of classifying personality types. [More]

July 5, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Not All Mental Health Apps Are Effective

July 5, 2019 09:09 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Many people turn to smartphones for mental health assistance since most apps are free and can be used in the privacy of one's own home. (Whether or not the data is private is debatable). However, although new apps continue to come to market, a recent report found that only two-thirds of the apps recently studied were effective in diagnosing or managing a mental health condition. Does this mean professionals should discourage clients from using them? [More]