HiTOP: The Future of Mental Health Diagnosis is Here

By David J Ley Ph.D. on June 23, 2017 in Women Who Stray
A revolutionary new approach to mental health diagnosis offers new ways to resolve old diagnostic controversies.

Genes, Ions, and Other New Frontiers in Psychiatry

A gene related to ion channels common to many families with mental illness leads us to new discoveries and treatments based on actual brain pathology.

Heat Wave Temperatures Make It Tougher to Do the Right Thing

As millions of people endure record-breaking heat waves, a new study reminds us of the psychological impact high temperatures can have on prosocial behaviors.

The Knee-Jerk Apologist

Why do some people apologize for everything?

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Is Implicit Bias a Useful Scientific Concept?

Fewer people than ever before say they are racially prejudiced, yet racial disparities persist. Is implicit bias a viable scientific explanation?

Will A Robot Take Your Job?

By Dawn R. Norris, Ph.D. on June 23, 2017 in The Next Step
Can you be replaced by technology?

Why Do We Ask WHY?

By Mario Livio Ph.D. on June 23, 2017 in Why?
Curiosity fuels brain growth, and brain growth drives curiosity. And you wouldn't be so curious if your ancestors hadn't learned to cook.

Why We Forget

Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition of our existence.
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A Choose Your Own Adventure Guide to Building Relationships

We build our relationships upon the strengths and weaknesses of our parents, as well as our own. An exercise in discovering the challenges and the keys to overcoming them

Are You in Love?

What does love and being in love look like?

Money, Pride, and Injury Risks in Youth Sports

There are too many people focused on making money off of youth sports in the United States, while putting the health and other interests of young athletes at risk.

Is Dying Our Greatest Fear?

Does fear of death become greater or lesser as you age?

Trumping Animals and Their Homes: Seeing Light in Dark Times

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on June 23, 2017 in Animal Emotions
It's a tough time for animals. We need to overcome negativity, resist compassion and empathy fatigue, maintain hope, and keep our dreams alive.

Why Are Crowded City Dwellers Living the Slow Life?

The big city means the fast life, unrestricted sexuality, street gangs, and hordes of uncaring people. Right? Maybe not, according to a recently published series of studies.

Pride in Mental Health: Advocacy

An interview with Jillian Weiss of Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, and Calvin Stowell of DoSomething.org.

Where Have All Our Values Gone?

America's progressive values, long a beacon of light the world over, are in danger of deteriorating as selfishness and incivility are prominent in public discourse and behavior.

Boost Your Sex Appeal in Four Extraordinary Ways

Ordinarily, to boost your sex appeal you alter your physical appearance, but try these extraordinary strategies, no physical alterations required!

Monumental Los Angeles Bullying Verdict Rewards Homophobia

By Izzy Kalman on June 23, 2017 in Resilience to Bullying
No one seems to realize that an unprecedented award of $17.4 to a homophobe in a Los Angeles workplace bullying lawsuit represents the ultimate insult to the gay population.
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Unloved Daughters and the Culture of Shame

By Peg Streep on June 23, 2017 in Tech Support
Shame plays many roles in an unloved daughter's life, especially on the road to recovery when the cultural notion of filial obligation becomes yet another obstacle.

Toxic Relationships: Accept or Reject?

The more things change, the more people seem to stay the same. Trying to change others is almost always a waste of time.

Kim Rancourt’s Shot up Your Spine

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on June 23, 2017 in Brick by Brick
“I went from a kid wearing jeans and flannel shirts to wearing silver satin pants and silver shirts.”

Are Not Emotions Persons?

“The only question left to be settled now is: Are women persons? And I hardly believe any of our opponents will have the hardihood to say they are not." —Susan B. Anthony

How to Approach Challenges with a Competitive Spirit

By Reid Wilson Ph.D. on June 23, 2017 in All about Anxiety
What is a ready-for-anything competitive spirit? It’s when we step forward with a point of view that says, “I have the skills to take on this challenge. I have a chance here.”

A High "Geek Index" Spells Good News for Older Dads

Are geeks taking over the world? The sons of older fathers are more geeky, and do better academically in success-predicting academics. The "Geek Index" helps us study geekiness.

How to Succeed in Life...Ideally, on Your Own Terms

In my third of three posts on defining success for yourself, I look at what the academic world considers to be success and how this can relate to your career as well.

A Relaxed Job Interview

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on June 23, 2017 in How To Do Life
How to get and stay calm, well, calm enough.

Mountain Lions Flee Political Talk While People Listen

Mountain lions flee from the voices of political opinionators, according to a study published on June 21. Consider the possible stress that may be inflicted on human listeners.

Our Worst Angels: Inconvenient Psychological Truths, Part 1

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on June 22, 2017 in Insight Therapy
What might rappers, gender studies academics, and abusive parents have in common?

Andrew Weil: Coincidences in an Amazing Life

Coincidences in the professional life of a major contributor to the advancement of medicine.

How Embracing Vulnerability Strengthens Our Relationships

Many people struggle with vulnerability but fail to realize the ways they protect or distance themselves from others. Being vulnerable in our actions can save our relationships.

Making Peace with Your Adult Children

By Kathy McCoy Ph.D. on June 22, 2017 in Complicated Love
Want to enjoy better health as you age? Improving a certain relationship may be the key!

Psychology for Real

Psychologists work in organizations, contributing to the bottom line. How do they fare in a world where ‘p’ stands for profit instead of probability?

How Rejection Sensitivity Derails Relationships

By Juliana Breines Ph.D. on June 22, 2017 in In Love and War
It’s common to have fears and insecurities about relationships, but sometimes these fears take on a life of their own and have destructive consequences.