And the Nobel Prize Goes to…Circadian Rhythms

Why the 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology has circadian rhythms researchers buzzing with excitement.

A New Way to Understand the Narcissistic Male

Pathologically narcissistic men often engage in high-risk behavior, aggression, and substance abuse. New research focuses on their feelings of distress and need for treatment.

Skill May Be More Important Than Size and Strength in Fights

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in Animal Emotions
New research suggests an individual's talent is critical to consider when they brawl. It might actually be that size and raw strength don't matter as much as an animal's skill.

The State of Affairs

By Mark Matousek on October 20, 2017 in Ethical Wisdom
"An affair upsets the status quo by not only bringing the subject of sexuality to the forefront but every other aspect of their relationship as well," says Esther Perel.

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Why Is It So Hard to Separate from My Twin?

By Barbara Klein Ph.D., Ed.D. on October 22, 2017 in Twin Dilemmas
Included: Helpful Tips for Dealing with Separation Anxiety and the Loneliness That Ensues When Separating from Your Twin

The #1 Life-Changing Communication Rule

I confess to still finding it very difficult to follow my own advice on this one.

Ziggurat Puzzles

By Marcel Danesi Ph.D. on October 22, 2017 in Brain Workout
Ziggurat puzzles are relatively unknown. But they will stimulate the verbal part of the brain in an effective manner.

Kid Killers

By Joni E Johnston Psy.D. on October 22, 2017 in The Human Equation
In 2014, two social-media savvy 12 year old girls tried to kill a classmate to appease Slender Man, an imaginary internet horror figure. So how typical is this of kids who kill?

Electronic Etiquette in the Digital Age

The power of the Internet is due to its unique speed, ease of access, and reduced threshold to the world's most potent content.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Imagine an Invisible String

An imagery exercise can help us explore how we feel about a loved one and our connection to them.

What Happens When We Are Too Self-Protective?

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on October 22, 2017 in ExperiMentations
Reflections on emotional vulnerability and risk-taking.

The "Possum Stomp" vs. Compassionate Conservation and Ethics

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 21, 2017 in Animal Emotions
It's time to call out New Zealand's war on wildlife firmly, but nicely. "Killing with kindness" is an oxymoron; where have welfare groups gone?

Psychotherapy in the Trump Era

The forces shaping our politics are also shaping our therapies.

Candy, Costumes, and Scares. Oh My!

By Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. on October 21, 2017 in Presence of Mind
What's behind people's love for Halloween and wild Halloween behavior?

Why Would Daredevil Say Sight is Overrated?

Is it really possible for eyesight to be a hindrance? If so, when and why?

Nine Ways to Get Emotionally Stronger

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on October 21, 2017 in Emotional Fitness
There may come a time in your life when your emotions have been depleted, and you need to find ways to recharge yourself.

The Thousand-Dollar iPhone. Wow.

By Steven Schlozman M.D. on October 21, 2017 in Grand Rounds
A thousand dollars for the iPhone? Pretty soon we're talking real money. What's a parent to do?

Cutting-Edge Research Shows That Love Is All Around Us

How can our precognitive abilities help tune us in to timeless love?

Clear Thinking: A Workshop

What's the meaning of thinking? Is it different from being worried?

Rembrandt's Creativity: The Magnificent Self-Portraits

Rembrandt created more self-portraits than any other major artist. Not a matter of self-aggrandizement, it was the creation of an artistic field based on pictorial self metaphor.

The Power of Preying

Harvey Weinstein is just one of many.

Tips for Mindful Technology Use

The lost art of boredom: How smartphones are making us dumber.

Go With the Flaw

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on October 21, 2017 in Wander Woman
The moment you realize you made a mistake and feel stupid, whipped, or embarrassed, you can be powerful. Learn how to master your mind before you beat yourself up.

Why Does Cerebral Brain Power Gobble Up So Much Energy?

By Christopher Bergland on October 21, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
New research explains why it's difficult for our brains and bodies to optimize cognitive and physical performance simultaneously.

Reading Minds Is a Skill We All Need to Work On

By Jenni Ogden Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in Trouble in Mind
No one can read minds, but we can improve our ability to guess what people are thinking and feeling, and to know when what they say is not what they think.

Social Media Is Harmful to Your Brain and Relationships

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in Obesely Speaking
Social media is making you fatter and sicker by the tweet.
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Women Are Not the Problem

By John Kim, LMFT on October 20, 2017 in The Angry Therapist
It's time for men to step up.

Sex and the Abuse of Power

By Isadora Alman MFT, CST on October 20, 2017 in Sex & Sociability
Those in power have always seen those below them as theirs for the taking. Perhaps the times finally are changing.
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An Often Forgotten Approach to Helping You With Fear

By Pamela D. Garcy Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in Fearless You
Are fearful fantasies scaring you? Revising what you imagine might help.
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How to Find the Courage to Love Again After Being Hurt

We walk around overprotected to prevent people from injuring us, but it also keeps us from being able to make our own meaningful attacks.

5 Ways the Change of Seasons Might Affect Your Mental Health

Seasonal changes may impact your mood. What do you need to know and what can you do about it?

Repression of Women: What Does Biology Tell Us?

The origins of gender inequality go way back into our biological history. The evolution of the human brain has enabled us to develop increasingly effective ways of dealing with it.