Trump's Temperament: Not Narcissistic, But Not Normal

By Nassir Ghaemi M.D., M.P.H. on October 23, 2016 in Mood Swings
Beyond pejoratives terms to scientifically based concepts

Beyond the Gender-Binary

By David Ludden Ph.D. on October 23, 2016 in Talking Apes
As academics struggle to reform the English language, they fail to see there’s no problem to be fixed.

Sex, Power, and Risk

By Joye Swan Ph.D. on October 22, 2016 in Up Close and Personal
When it comes to power in sexual relationships, who really controls what goes on in the bedroom?

The Right Dose of Screen Time for Kids

By Vanessa LoBue, Ph.D. on October 22, 2016 in The Baby Scientist
On Friday, the American Academy of Pediatrics changed their policy on screen time for children under the age of 2 on Friday. Here's what the new policy means for your kids.

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How Much Money Should You Spend On a Wedding Gift?

Economics & psychological perspectives provide us with different spending values in response to this common question.

When Anxiety Means Suffering, Can Therapy Really Help?

By Tom Bunn L.C.S.W. on October 23, 2016 in Conquer Fear Of Flying
Some therapists intuitively help clients develop right brain self-regulation. Therapists who are not relationally intuitive apply "paint-by-numbers" therapy learned in grad school.
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Nutrition Trauma and Traditional Foods and Medicines

Food is either medicine or it is poison, and people who experience traumatic stress require food that is medicine; food that is poison exacerbates the effects of trauma on the mind

Narcissism, Sexism & Entitlement

By Joanne Bagshaw Ph.D. on October 23, 2016 in The Third Wave
#Repealthe19th is a popular hashtag. Why would a woman vote against her own self interest?

A Sense of Being, In An Evolved Life

By Saul Levine M.D. on October 23, 2016 in Our Emotional Footprint
A sense of Being is a cornerstone, as are Belonging, Believing, and Benevolence (Four B's), in evaluating if we are living evolved lives, which are both meaningful and fulfilling.

"Help Me Stop thinking About My Ex Girlfriend"

"She’s all fine and dandy, and I struggle with this every day," Jim said after his girlfriend of several years broke up with him. Read on to find out how people like Jim can cope.

Art Therapy: Treating Combat-Related PTSD

Recent research underscores that art therapy's role in the resolution of trauma is evident, but on the whole, it's complicated.

Look Out Below!

It's a good idea to pay attention. It's not a good idea to pay too much attention. But how much attention is too much?

Personality and the Brain, Part 7

After his injury, music literally draws Derek Amato's attention away from other tasks he has to perform.

Matt and Lisa’s Wedding Ceremony

It’s much safer and more convenient to fall in love with your phone.
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The Day After the Election, Will We Still Be Friends?

By Allison Carmen on October 23, 2016 in The Gift of Maybe
Many of us have people in our lives that we have argued with or may not be speaking to because of the presidential election. How can we repair these relationships and begin again?

Stop Blaming the Kids, Start Blaming Bad Social Policies

By Michael Ungar Ph.D. on October 23, 2016 in Nurturing Resilience
Resilience is political. Good social policies may be the most important factor for raising mentally and physically healthy children.

Diagnosing Psychopathy

By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. on October 23, 2016 in Wicked Deeds
Psychopathy is a continuum ranging from those who possess all of the traits and score highly on them to those who have the traits but score lower on them.

"State of the Animals 2016": An Interview With Ralph Nader

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 23, 2016 in Animal Emotions
In a radio interview Ralph Nader and I had an informed discussion about the cognitive and emotional lives of nonhuman animals and how we use them in various human-centered venues.

Early Memories

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 23, 2016 in How To Do Life
Our strongest early memories may offer clues for what we're like today and what we can be tomorrow.

Sleep Like a Baby with Lactium and Magnesium

Want to reduce anxiety and sleep better, naturally? These two supplements can help.

Can Novels Influence Our Beliefs About Reality?

By Jenni Ogden Ph.D. on October 22, 2016 in Trouble in Mind
Joyce Carol Oates’s depiction of an amnesiac, loosely based on HM, perpetuates negative stereotypes about women scientists.

Why You're Going To Watch The Walking Dead On Sunday

By Steven Schlozman M.D. on October 22, 2016 in Grand Rounds
What to Think About As You Turn On The Walking Dead Tomorrow

You’re Not Crazy⎯He’s (or She's) Controlling!

By Carol A. Lambert, MSW on October 22, 2016 in Mind Games
Psychological abuse incites greater fear and impacts a woman's or man's psyche and sense of wellbeing to the same extent as physical abuse.

The Nobility in Suffering

By Brian A. Kinnaird Ph.D. on October 22, 2016 in The Hero in You
Cops are destined to bear a lifetime of suffering--an inescapable paradox--but nobody tells them it will be okay.
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Can’t Get Started? Can’t Catch Up?

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on October 22, 2016 in Off the Couch
Why do we put things off, when it would be so much easier to just go ahead and get them out of the way?

Election Stress Disorder

By Stan Tatkin Psy.D. on October 22, 2016 in The Puzzle of Love
Americans are suffering emotionally due to the caustic nature of the election, and our brains offer both the explanation and the solution.
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Why Is It Impossible to Not Judge People?

It is impossible to meet someone and make zero internal judgments about them. Just like it is impossible to look at a word and not read it.

Violence In Games Does Not Cause Real-Life Violence

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on October 22, 2016 in Pop Psych
Violent content doesn't make gamers aggressive; lag does

Turn Your Critical and Controlling Inner Voice to a CALM MO

By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on October 22, 2016 in Theory of Knowledge
Transform a harsh, critical inner voice to one that is Curious, Accepting, Loving, and Motivated to learn and grow.

Psychosis and the Creation of Poetry

By Albert Rothenberg on October 22, 2016 in Creative Explorations
Poetry creation is often thought to result from the upsurge of unconscious process. As characteristic of schizophrenic thinking, such upsurge must be molded by creative cognition.

Nine Under-the-Radar Psychology Careers

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 22, 2016 in How To Do Life
Niches that may be worth a look.

Why Consult a Clinical Psychologist?

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D. on October 22, 2016 in Evil Deeds
Have you ever wondered what really goes on during a consultation with a clinical psychologist?

Personality and the Brain, Part 6

After his brain injury, Derek Amato became more agreeable and empathetic, suggesting that personality is not set in stone.