Never Underestimate Your Partner’s Defenses, Here’s Why

All your psychological defenses exist to protect you from perceived ego threats. So any person menacing basic feelings of safety or security will compel you to react negatively.
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God Knows Where I Am

This documentary takes us into the life of Linda Bishop, and her family and caregivers. She was found dead in a New Hampshire home several months after her hospital discharge.

Could a Blood Test for Cancer Be Dangerous?

Early cancer detection seems right. But it can, in reality, be wrong.

Bragging on Social Media Can Backfire

New research shows that posting on Facebook about your accomplishments can make you appear immodest, but praise from friends is likely to boost your social capital.

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Here's Why Trump Won't Reduce the Ravages of Drug Addiction

By Stanton Peele on March 30, 2017 in Addiction in Society
Liberals and conservatives both marvel at how, given such great addiction treatment, our addiction crisis deepens. They agree we should redouble our disease campaign.

Gratitude and the Nurturing of Relationships

When we feel and express gratitude, it can cause a chain reaction of reciprocal good deeds which reinforces feelings of appreciation between those in the relationship.
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Superfandom and Its Contents

A phenomenon fueled by social media, superfandom is exploding. Its implications, however, on individuals and American society, is by no means clear.

The Bergland Split-Brain Model: An Ever-Changing Hypothesis

In 2005, I created a new split-brain model with my father, Richard Bergland, who was a neuroscientist. Since his death, I've updated these blueprints to reflect the latest science.

Addiction and Self-Deception

Why do addicts hold on to false beliefs about their use?

The Trump Effect Part 1

Since the 2016 presidential campaign, increased bullying incidences in our schools have spread to include violent acts across our nation spurred by the rhetoric of one man.

How to Sound Like a Better Lover

By Donna Barstow on March 29, 2017 in Ink Blots Cartoons
A great way to say goodbye that guarantees more hellos.

How To Keep Your Web Browsing Private

Congress passed a law this week allowing all your internet use - every search, every page visit - to be sold to the highest bidder. Here's how to make your browsing private again.

The Best and Worst Careers for Empaths

Learn some of the best and worst careers for Empaths

Why Your Mistakes Matter Less Than You Think

By Emily T. Troscianko on March 29, 2017 in A Hunger Artist
You lose something valuable. You kick yourself for it. Why do you never congratulate yourself when you don’t lose things? Just how confused are we about the mistakes we make?

Can You Be Too Sexually Attracted to Someone?

By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on March 29, 2017 in Insight Is 20/20
If you meet someone you feel extremely sexually attracted to, you must ask yourself a few basic questions - or else.

Would You Date Someone in a Wheelchair?

Is a wheelchair a hindrance to romance? If your answer is 'yes', perhaps you are too focused on what your relationship will look like to other people.

Is There Feminine Muscularity?

By Pirkko Markula Ph.D. on March 29, 2017 in Fit Femininity
Is sculpting a muscular body feminine? There are several options for women to display visible muscularity.

The Head-in-the-Sand President

By Kenneth Worthy Ph.D. on March 29, 2017 in The Green Mind
Ignorance may be bliss, but only for a moment. When Trump ignores or deletes climate data, he imperils the planet and all of us.
Can This Friendship Be Saved?
Can This Friendship Be Saved?
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Steps to Better Relationships
5 Reasons It's So Hard to End a Friendship
Bye Bye Friend
The Mixed Bag Buddy [And Other Friendship Conundrums]
The Mixed Bag Buddy

Mass School Shooting Averted by Parent Heeding Warning Signs

How did Maryland avoid a school shooting massacre? Parents heeded warning signs.

One Recipe for Clearly Unethical Performance

I spend a lot of time helping students and colleagues develop the skills they need to think and behave more ethically. Today, I want to look at the other side of the coin.

Dual Instagram Accounts: Sharing Private and Public Selves

Dual Instagram accounts Rinstagram (Real) and Finstagram (Fake) make sense. They let people support multiple selves--just like offline

Giftedness: A Curse or a Blessing?

Children who show early signs of intellectual giftedness can face life challenges that are often overlooked, misunderstood or dismissed.

Neuromanagement. Really?

By Paul J. Zak on March 29, 2017 in Neuromanagement
Here's why you should keep reading

Late by Four Days!?

By Seth Slater M.F.A. on March 29, 2017 in The Dolphin Divide
How to not be kept waiting. When the desire for instant gratification meets perpetual procrastination, what’s to be done?
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Strangulation and Domestic Violence Murders

By Steve Albrecht DBA on March 29, 2017 in The Act of Violence
Getting choked to death is a real risk in domestic violence assaults.

Sharon Birkman on Self-insight and the Stress of Choice

Stuck in a career rut? A little disciplined self-insight may be the boost you need!

Ten Simple Tips to Manage the Stress of Moving

Is moving stressing you out? A few tweaks can go a long way.

Elizabeth Wagele (1939-2017)

By Elizabeth Wagele on March 29, 2017 in The Career Within You
The author, musician, and blogger has passed away at age 77.

The Dark Side of Optimism

We're used to thinking about optimism as something that is a positive force in one's life. But what if it's not?

The Brain Science of Political Deception in the Election

Confused by why so many people were deceived in the 2016 election? This article uses recent research to provide some clarity.

Spring Clean Your Space, Your Stuff and Your Life

Spring is the perfect time to clear out clutter, not just in your space but across your whole life.

Drawing a Picture of Health: An Art Therapy Guide

If you are currently being treated for cancer or are a survivor, try "drawing a picture of health" as part of your wellness plan. It's integrative medicine for mind and body.

This One Skill Can Immediately Transform How You Feel

By Jennice Vilhauer Ph.D. on March 29, 2017 in Living Forward
Changing how you feel is easier than you think. Learn how to shift your attention and improve your emotional well-being.