Is It Possible to Teach Yourself to Read Minds?

Why are some people better at reading minds than others? A few simple techniques can help you develop this capability too.

Is Porn Use Really Harmful to Relationships?

By David Ludden Ph.D. on May 29, 2017 in Talking Apes
New research on porn and relationships: Despite the strident claims that scientists have proven porn use is harmful to relationships, there is in fact no such evidence.

How Do Children Become Narcissists?

Have you ever wondered what type of childhood experiences lead people to develop Narcissistic disorders? Here are some common scenarios that lead children to become Narcissistic.

Why We Can Change Our Minds at the Last Minute

Why do we suddenly change our minds at the last minute? Here's why and how to avoid the crisis

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Psychology Is Like Oregon

Neither Oregon nor Psychology is diverse. Examining one's perspectives on diversity may help with change.

From Weekends to Weekdays-Sunday Night Blues

How To Make The Transition Back To The Work Week Easier

5 Ways to Deal with Smiling Depression

Are you or someone you know smiling on the outside but sad, lonely, anxious, or depressed on the inside?

Monkeys Who Rob and Barter Steal and then Ransom the Goods

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on May 29, 2017 in Animal Emotions
Some so-called "mafia monkeys" living near an Indonesian temple have learned to steal and then sell back stolen goods to their owners. Not all monkeys run this ransom racket.

Laser Listening – Paying Attention From Inside Out – Part 1

Even if you think you’re a decent listener, Adam S. McHugh, author of The Listening Life, shows you how to connect at a much deeper level.

You Love to Teach!

By Liz Swan Ph.D. on May 29, 2017 in College Confidential
Why do millennials expect perfection in themselves but resist like crazy the hard work it takes to get there?

Intellectual Lulz: Academic Hoaxes and Epistemic Trolling

By Andrew Smart on May 29, 2017 in Machine Psychology
Academic hoaxes that attempt to expose the emptiness of postmodernism are the most postmodern things imaginable.
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When Parenting Becomes a Spectator Sport

By Barb Cohen on May 29, 2017 in Mom, Am I Disabled?
The strongest parents absorb the professionals' good advice, ignore the useless commentary, and treat themselves with compassion. But most of us are not among the strongest.

Please Don’t Call Me “Hon”

By Susan Hooper on May 29, 2017 in Detours and Tangents
When strangers call me “Hon” or “Dear,” I am not pleased. They may not realize it, but it sounds both sexist and ageist to me.

Video Game Addiction

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on May 29, 2017 in Memory Medic
Video-game addiction causes change in mood, conflict, behavioral problems, and, more tellingly, the same phenomena seen in drug addiction (tolerance and withdrawal symptoms).

How the Police Create Monsters

By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. on May 29, 2017 in Wicked Deeds
State managers, including law enforcement authorities and politicians, define who and what is evil in our society.

Just Having Sex: The Key To A Lasting Relationship?

New research finds that just having sex sustains relationship happiness. But sexual connection emerges from an energized, overall relationship, which grows from three key parts.

3 Exercises That Build Mental Strength In Just 5 Minutes

These mental strength building exercises are like push ups for your brain. Do them consistently and build your mental muscle in less than five minutes a day.
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Why Millennials Are Obsessed With Self-Improvement

By Caroline Beaton on May 29, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
Millennials may be perceived as narcissistic, lazy, entitled and fragile, but we're more determined to improve ourselves than the generations calling us that.
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Does the brain matter in business?

Feeling overloaded and stressed out at work? Neuroscience can offer some help.

What's Changing?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on May 29, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
Nothing about opening to the changing nature of both internal experiences and external conditions means that we should pursue wholesome ends and means any less wholeheartedly.

The Coming Pandemic of Lyme Dementia

By Mario D Garrett Ph.D. on May 29, 2017 in iAge
How a growing threat from Lyme disease can see an explosion of cases of dementia.

Being Sweet on Your Fitbit

When your Fitbit becomes part of your identity, you’re on the right path to fitness, weight loss, and eternal bliss.
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Science and Spirituality 2

Those in each camp would do well to examine their own weaknesses, rather than entrench themselves in fixed positions and cast blame on real or imaginary enemies.

Are We Over Simplifying Our Wellbeing?

Do you struggle sometimes to maintain your wellbeing? Does it feel like circumstances around you just seem to keep pulling you down?

Authoritarianism Comes with a Huge Price

Empathy is the key to conflict resolution and lack of empathy is the source of great conflict.

At Any Stage in Life, 8 Steps Can Turn a Dream into Reality

If your dream is something so big that you are afraid whisper it, make a plan, stay focused, then shout it from the rooftops and own it.

Should You Change Careers or Merely Pivot?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 28, 2017 in How To Do Life
A transcript of an exchange with a caller to my radio program.

7 Signs You're a Control Freak (And What to Do About It)

Would you recognize the signs that you're a control freak? Here's how to tell if your need for control has crossed the line.

The Film "All the Rage" and Psychosomatic Pain

Psychosomatic disorders may appear to be purely physical but they originate in emotions that are unconscious or dissociated from consciousness.

Commencement Speech: What Scientists Can Start Doing Today

Text of speech given at Penn State College of Medicine's 2017 Commencement.

3 Ways Millennials Can Manage Their Ambition-Related Stress

By Caroline Beaton on May 28, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
Though responsible for great success and progress, ambition can also cause feelings of worthlessness, mania and anxiety. Neuroscience now explains why.

Quiz: Self Care for the Sensitive

How narcissistically vulnerable are you? Take this quiz and learn how to protect the narcissistically vulnerable parts of yourself.