Problem Solving Buffers the Brain Against Anxiety

By David DiSalvo on January 17, 2018 in Neuronarrative
When it comes to managing anxiety, science just lent more credibility to the advice to “stay busy.”

A Law Enforcement A.I. Is No More or Less Biased Than People

By Matthew Hutson on January 17, 2018 in Psyched!
When does it make sense to rely on algorithms?

Three Words That Helped My 13-Year-Old Study Better

Are you a parent who is trying to figure out how to help your child study? Cognitive psychology research might help.

How Suppressed Emotions Enter Our Dreams and Affect Health

We push negative thoughts out of our waking minds and they appear in our dreams, doing little good. How can we find a balance to address negative emotions with positive intent?

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Trump's "S_ _ _ hole" Remark: What To Say to Our Kids?

By Thomas Lickona, Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in Raising Kind Kids
Not sure whether to talk to your kids about President Trump's reported "s_ _ _hole countries" remark, or what to say if you do?

Finding Peace Within – A New Year’s Wish

By Iben Sandahl on January 18, 2018 in The Danish Way
It is almost like beneath our New Year’s promises there is something written in invisible ink. Other stories - a narrative about not being worth our own weight at all.

Are You Freaking Out About the Pre-K Lottery?

Finding a preschool spot is stressful. Here are some considerations to keep in mind and keep you sane.
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Everything You Do Teaches You

You get smarter all the time - even while you sleep
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The Old West’s Ted Bundy

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in Shadow Boxing
An Old West serial killer had charm and a smooth-talking manner 100 years before Bundy.

What Do You Ask for in Therapy?

By Israel W Charny Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in Warrior for Life
More than relieving symptoms, psychotherapy is best a learning and developmental process toward increasing respect for life - one's own life and the lives of others.

Are You "Sick Enough" To Need Eating Disorder Treatment?

Do you question whether you are "sick enough" for eating disorder treatment?

Making Peace With Conflict

By Holly Parker, Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in Your Future Self
Conflict isn’t fun or delightful. It runs the gamut from mildly annoying to immensely distressing, and it can damage relationships. But is it intrinsically harmful?

Three Non-Obvious Ways of Boosting Your Mood and Energy

By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in In Practice
Happiness strategies for real life.

9 Time-Management and Procrastination Tips for Smart People

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in How To Do Life
Tactics for managing your time and any tendency to procrastinate.

Big Little Lies

By Stephen Gray Wallace on January 17, 2018 in Decisions Teens Make
Despite uniformity among children, teens, and adults about the importance of honesty, it often seems in short supply.

The Secret Life of the Cheating Wife

By Wednesday Martin Ph.D. on January 17, 2018 in Stepmonster
These cheating wives challenge all our easy assumptions about female sexuality

7 Money Tips for Smart People

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 17, 2018 in How To Do Life
Advanced but simple tactics for spending and for investing.
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Will Changes to Facebook's Newsfeed Be Good for Us?

By Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D. on January 17, 2018 in Close Encounters
Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg recently announced changes to what people will see in their Facebook newsfeed. Will these changes be psychologically beneficial, as promised?

Moms of Girls: a Good Self Image Starts with You

By Dena Kouremetis on January 17, 2018 in The Unedited Offspring
We actually have to make an effort to appreciate ourselves and verbalize that appreciation to our daughters.

Happiness is Here

Happiness is right here in this moment, right here in your surroundings, right here in you. Learn to unlock it.

How a Yabut Can Kill a Conversation

Nothing sucks the blood out a great idea faster than the dreaded "Yabut." Yabuts need to feel in control and by adding the word "but" they discount everything leading up to it.

Is Enthusiasm Always Bad in Science?

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on January 17, 2018 in The Human Beast
Scientific literature is designed to omit personal feelings and discourage spontaneity and originality. Is that a mistake?
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Fight Emotion With Emotion

By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on January 17, 2018 in Science of Choice
An important way to enhance self-control is to use our emotions to achieve challenging goals.

8 Ground-Breaking New Psych Books for a Happier 2018

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on January 17, 2018 in Feeling It
Want to boost your efficiency, be happier, and more emotionally intelligent? Take these 10 steps thanks to awesome new books.

The Psychology of Trump's Fake News Awards

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on January 17, 2018 in Intentional Insights
Think that Trump's "Fake News Awards" are a joke? Think again: they are deadly serious.

After an Affair

By Marty Babits on January 17, 2018 in The Middle Ground
After an affair, communication can plummet. Or, if the affair is understood as an opportunity to make long-needed changes, communication can improve tremendously.

The Number One Way to Overcome Infidelity

Moving past infidelity means forgiving the unforgivable. Yet research indicates that forgiveness-inspired relational commitment predicts whether the relationship will survive

Millennials Can't Afford to Not Be Political Anymore

By Mariana Plata on January 17, 2018 in The Gen Y Psy
Are you tired of your government? An active change is necessary and newer generations hold the key to making this happen.

The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on January 17, 2018 in Animal Emotions
An Interview with Peter Wohlleben, author of a new book on animal emotions called "The Inner Life of Animals," a sequel to his best-seller "The Hidden Lives of Trees."

The Most Important Sex Education Lesson of All: Consent

By Adam Price Ph.D. on January 17, 2018 in The Unmotivated Teen
How to teach boys when no means no and when yes means no.

Exclusive Interview With Writer-Director of Blood Honey

By Melissa Burkley Ph.D. on January 17, 2018 in The Social Thinker
Jeff Kopas, writer/director of new psychological thriller, talks of the writing process, the "unreliable narrator" trend, and how he convinced Gil Bellows to douse himself in bees!

Let's Commend Fact-Based Thinking: Except with Alcohol

By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on January 17, 2018 in Addiction in Society
Kurt Anderson hates irrationality — except when it comes to alcohol!