Presidents and Psychotherapists

By Peggy Drexler Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Our Gender, Ourselves
Politicians addressing their own emotional and psychological needs would go a long way towards reducing the stigma that prevents many American citizens from seeking treatment.

The Myth of the Glowing New Mother

By Darby Saxbe Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in Home Base
Postpartum depression is real. Does it come from a mismatch between modern society and the demands of motherhood?
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How Your Unconscious Mind Is Keeping You Single

By Madeleine A Fugère Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in Dating and Mating
Many people are consciously and happily single. But if you are interesting in finding a mate, consider these unconscious factors which may be affecting your status.

Your Brain in Love

By Joe Pierre M.D. on February 11, 2016 in Psych Unseen
What does neuroimaging tell us about romantic love?

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To Use or Not Use Condoms? Gay, Bi, Queer Teen Guys Tell Us

By Michele Ybarra MPH, Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Connected
In light of International Condom Day, our new infographic showcases quotes from our online discussion with gay, bisexual, and queer teen guys on condom use.

The Awkward Years

By Dena Kouremetis on February 12, 2016 in The Unedited Offspring
Posturing, apathy, newly-found ways to express their angst; why does it have to be so difficult to get through our kids' teenage years?

The South Rises Again

By Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in The Me in We
Recent racism can be seen as a re-enactment of the trauma of the Civil War by slave-owner descendants, and those who identify with them.

Can Being a Couch Potato Shrink Your Brain?

By Christopher Bergland on February 12, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Do you need one more reason to sit less and exercise more? If so, a new study has identified a correlation between poor physical fitness and smaller brain size.

5 Reasons to Stop Counting Calories

By Michael Fenster M.D. on February 12, 2016 in You Are What You Eat
This month give the gift of freedom from math

Too Skinny Models: Are They Models of Eating Disorders?

We really want to see a more healthful portrayal of female models who our daughters seek to emulate.

I'm African

By Robert J King Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Hive Mind
Meryl Streep got herself in trouble for declaring that we are all African. But she's right. What makes us similar is far greater than what makes us different.

6 Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything

It's hard to get anything done when you can't shut your mind off. These strategies can help you quiet your mind so you can stop overthinking everything you do.

Seeking Validation Online Doesn’t Bring Real Happiness

Pressure to be socially accepted can affect the self-esteem of many social media users. If you are negative impacted by SM, it might be time to reevaluate how you want to use it.

Guardian Angel Curtis Sliwa Wants You to Step Up

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Brick by Brick
Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels and longtime radio host, gives a message to all: step up and get involved.

5 Ways People Self-Sabotoge in Romance

Consider that there may be deeper forces operating between you and your partners--here are 5 common ways people self-sabotage in romance.

Red and Valentine’s Day

Science should inform the colors you choose for Valentine's Day.

Joanna Moncrieff on The Myth of the Chemical Cure

The future of mental health interview series continues with Joanna Moncrieff on The Myth of the Chemical Cure.

What Happens When We Really Listen to Someone Else

By Sam Osherson Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Listen Up!
One filmmaker. Two fictional transgender sex workers of color in Los Angeles. A lesson for us all in seeing people as more than diagnoses and stereotypes..

Top 7 Gifts Given to Lovers

The psychology of gift giving is complex. These over-the-top gifts were meant to show love and affection.

The Secret to Stopping the Teen 'Tude

It's not so much about ridding ourselves of the universal teen 'tude as it is about staying in control of ours when faced with it.
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Eating Disorders and Romantic Relationships

How to help when your partner is struggling with an eating disorder.

Are Holidays Only for the Happy?

By Laurie Helgoe Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Introvert Power
Does the "Happy" wish associated with holidays leave you feeling excluded? You are not alone.

The Colourful, Melodramatic Manager: Histrionic Disorder

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in A Sideways View
Have you ever worked with or for a "drama queen"? Why is there doubt about the concept of Histrionic Personality Disorder?

55 and "Laid Off." Now What?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in How To Do Life
How I advise career counseling clients in this common situation

Picking Presidents: What Leadership Research Tells Us

By Karl Albrecht Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in BrainSnacks
Now I know where I stand: I’m going to vote for the candidate who looks most “presidential” – if they promise not to mess with Social Security.

Dolphin Parenting: A Cure for Tiger Moms and Jellyfish Dads

By Shimi Kang M.D. on February 11, 2016 in The Dolphin Way
Why dolphin parenting is the answer for 2016!

Navigating Grief: How to Cope

Let an expert help you cope with grief. It's okay to let people know you are struggling.

Valentine’s Day, Love, and the Broken Soul

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in Obesely Speaking
Even if you are lucky enough to find "true love" – do you know where to get the app for it?

A Woman President?

Are you caught up in the Hillary vs. Bernie debate? How much of it is a women's issue and how many isolated women's issues are there today?
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Teen Asks: Am I an Introvert?

By Sophia Dembling on February 11, 2016 in The Introvert's Corner
A teen wonders if she' s naturally introverted or if she's an extrovert who's lost her edge.

What We’re Not Being Told About Anti-Bullying Laws

By Izzy Kalman on February 11, 2016 in Resilience to Bullying
The NJ Board of Education is playing with statistics to make negative results of its anti-bullying law to look positive.

Kissing: Reflections on Humans and Other Animals Making Out

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in Animal Emotions
We're in the dark about why kissing evolved in some human cultures and whether or not other animals are really kissing or just swapping saliva and smells and enjoying themselves.

The Year of the Monkey: Which Monkey Are You?

By Ravi Chandra M.D. on February 11, 2016 in The Pacific Heart
It's the Lunar Year of the Monkey. Are we more bonobo-like, favoring sex, or chimp-like, favoring aggression?

Love, Selfishness, and Self-Interest

By William Irwin Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in It’s Your Choice
Does one really love the other person, or does one just love the feeling of being in love? Are we doomed to solitude? Or can we build a bridge between the self and other?