Lying to Your Therapist

By Ryan Howes PhD, ABPP on October 26, 2016 in In Therapy
You spend money, time, and emotional energy coming to therapy – so why lie? Wouldn’t deception or omission mean that you’re avoiding your issues, keeping you from reaching goals?

Can Sleep Loss Make Us More Violent?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in Media Spotlight
A new review article written in the journal Psychology of Violence suggests that sleep problems plays a far greater role in aggression that anyone has ever suspected.
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Tools of Influence

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in How To Do Life
Rhetorical devices used in some of our most influential speeches are exemplars of the exercise of influence.

"I Feel Your Pain" (Literally)

In 1992, Bill Clinton said to a protester at a campaign rally, "I feel your pain." New research indicates that the now famous expression might not just be a figure of speech.

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7 Traits of True Friendship

By Greta Gleissner LCSW on October 27, 2016 in Bottom's Up
What makes a perfect friendship? Think of that person who you can call at any time of the day when you need some advice, are feeling down, or when you just need a good laugh.
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Relationships Viewed Through a Prism

By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D. on October 27, 2016 in Life, Refracted
On-line groups, physical communities, and close personal relationships profoundly influence our physical and emotional well-being. Appreciating qualities of each aids well-being.
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Spiritual Leadership

To be effective spiritual leaders, our major task is to concentrate on our own spiritual development.

Halloween and Fancy Dress

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on October 27, 2016 in In Excess
Halloween is around the corner and many people will be in fancy dress on October 31st. But what do we know about the psychology of dressing up more generally?

8 Keys to Mentoring Success

By Megan Dalla-Camina on October 26, 2016 in Real Women
Do you want to catapult your career? Here are 8 key steps to build a successful mentor relationship to get you where you want to go.

Instagram Takes on Suicide Prevention

A few years ago, it was acceptable to assert that social media wasn’t real life. Now, with social media dictating real life, the lines are completely blurred.

4 Explanations for Déjà Vu

Despite happening to most men and women, we still don't know that much about déjà vu. Here are 4 possible explanations for this phenomenon.

Ways to Learn Creativity

By Drew Boyd on October 26, 2016 in Inside the Box
Becoming more creative, even just a tiny bit, will enhance what you do everyday, at work, at home, or anywhere. Here's how.

Is There a Physical Basis to the Notion of "Spirit"?

By Liane Gabora Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in Mindbloggling
The feeling bears leave you with has little to do with how smart they are, or their demeanor. It’s more a sense of the essential life force they emanate from, corny as that sounds.

Mental Illness Is Not a Halloween Costume

By Joe Pierre M.D. on October 26, 2016 in Psych Unseen
Mental illness can be scary for those that suffer from it, but we shouldn’t think of those that suffer from it as scary to us.
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Vote Yes for Medical or Recreational Marijuana Legalization

We have to think about patient choice as well as public health and safety when deciding what to do about marijuana legalization.

The Prescription for a Happier and Healthier Workplace

How can employees avoid burnout? Tips for successfully promoting happiness and health in the workplace.

A Bias Against Bias

By David Rock on October 26, 2016 in Your Brain at Work
Implicit bias is an everyone problem, because it is a brain problem.

What if Your Child Crosses the Line?

How to teach your children so they learn that they are loved unconditionally.
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A Minute Therapist Guide to Managing Anger

Defusing anger by changing what you say to yourself.

When Is Compliance a Bad Thing?

When saying no to authority is the right thing to do

For the Love of a Ball: Dogs as Conservation Biologists

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in Animal Emotions
Dogs have been a great benefit for helping conservation biologists and they enjoy the work. Here is an fascinating interview with Pete Coppolillo of Working Dogs for Conservation.

Should We Be Afraid of Our Genes?

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in The Human Beast
In a period when some politicians are exhibiting stereotypical male primate behavior, it is refreshing to ask whether we are really in control of ourselves.

Do You Believe in Magic?

By Temma Ehrenfeld on October 26, 2016 in Open Gently
Don't fall for quack cures like homeopathy.
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Which Treatments Might Help Reduce Bulimia Symptoms?

By Lori Russell-Chapin Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in Brain Waves
The amazing results for bulimia with neurofeedback.

Grieving the Death of an Adult Child

By Kenneth J. Doka Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in Good Mourning
Losing a child is tough at any age but it can be especially hard when the child is an adult.

Dancing With Change

By Tim Leberecht on October 26, 2016 in The Romance of Work
A conversation with Lorna Davis, Chief Manifesto Catalyst of food company Danone, about how to bring manifestos to life and why even Fortune 500 businesses are like families.

Why Do We Do What We Do?

By Andy Tix Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in The Pursuit of Peace
Nature and nurture almost never influence behavior in isolation. Rather, nature and nurture almost always interact to influence behavior in complex ways.
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Nutrition in Recovery from Addiction

By Nicole Avena Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in Food Junkie
From a public health perspective, the addiction problem appears to be relentless with substances of abuse increasing in potency. Meanwhile highly accessible and highly palatable fo
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Beware the Whistleblower

By Alan A. Cavaiola Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in Beyond Bullying
A different slant on the "Whistleblower". . . better watch your back!

Rethinking Your Anger

Anger is not just an emotion; it's a state of mind.

Managing Your Expectations About Marriage

Having realistic expectations about our marriage will result in less dissatisfaction.

What Dogs Do After Training Affects How Much They Remember

Data shows that adding a play session after training can improve a dogs memory and performance by 40%.

The Science of Brown Fat

By George King M.D. on October 26, 2016 in The Health Chart
Enhancing glucose metabolism and fighting diabetes.