Trump Archives - Ben Michaelis, PhD

“TRUMP’S CHAMPAGNE CABINET GETS ITS OWN TRAVELGATE” – Vanity Fair

They may love the president but they sure hate flying commercial. The Trump cabinet is bound by two enduring values: faith in their leader and a pathological aversion to fly commercial. Thursday’s latest disclosures suggest why Washington editors should hire both journalists and air traffic controllers in the uphill battle of proving to a doubting America that the […]

“Divider in Chief” – Psychology Today

Love him or hate him, people are striving to manage the Trump-related rifts in their relationships. When Jenny M. mentioned to her father that she had participated in the Women’s March on Washington in January to protest Donald Trump‘s presidency, his reply was swift. “Fake news,” he proclaimed.  Jenny repeated that she was there. Was […]

Post Election Stress Disorder – Fox 5 News At 6pm

Is the current political climate stressing you out? If so, you’re not alone. A majority of Americans — 57 percent in fact — are suffering from post-election stress, according to a survey released this week by the American Psychological Association (APA). Dr. Ben Michaelis joins Ernie Anastos on Fox 5 News to talk about the […]

“Empowering Ways to Spend Inauguration Weekend” – SHAPE

The best way to handle this serious time may be to actually lighten up a bit. If you’re unhappy with the outcome of the election, you might have a difficult weekend ahead of you. But the best way to handle it may actually be to lighten up a little. “This is a heady topic, but […]

“Reflections on Politicon 2016” – Huffington Post

Politicon took place June 25 and 26 at the Pasadena (Calif.) Convention Center. What is Politicon, you ask? Vanity Fair described it best as “a Comic-Con style event for political aficionados,” while the Huffington Post called it “the Coachella of politics.” Like Comic-Con, the event had panels, vendors, artwork, cosplay, and plenty of passionate attendees. […]