High School Popularity Might Backfire Later in Life

By Christopher Bergland on August 22, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
High school popularity may be overrated, according to a new 10-year study.
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Lincoln's Reading List for a Divided Nation

What were the key books and documents that guided Lincoln toward his unique Presidency?

On Late Blooming

By Jen Kim on August 21, 2017 in Valley Girl With a Brain
What happens when our milestones are met with disappointment.

Americans Now See the Truth as Relative

By Jeff DeGraff Ph.D. on August 21, 2017 in Innovation You
Thirty years ago, University of Chicago Professor Allan Bloom published The Closing of the American Mind.

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The Science of the Daydreaming Paradox for Innovation

By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on August 22, 2017 in Tracking Wonder
Most people aren’t trained to daydream on purpose. That’s where the art of deliberate daydreaming comes in and where science is catching up with the wisdom.

Do Adult Dogs Still Recognize Their Mothers?

Does the emotional link between a canine mother and her puppies carry over into their adulthood?

Are Narcissists Able to Tell the Truth About Themselves?

Because people high in narcissism seem so focused on their impressions, you'd think they lie in psychological testing. New research shows when narcissists are most likely to lie.

Jackson Pollock's Creation of Abstract Expressionism

Pollock's early painting was derived but he overcame symptoms of bipolar disorder and alcoholism to invent abstract expressionism by means of the creative janusian process.

The Ethics of Engineering

By Chester S Spell Ph.D. on August 22, 2017 in Team Spirit
Life is full of ethical dilemmas. We asked project teams of civil engineering students to respond to some of them while designing a toll highway.

Ninja Parenting

By Bruce Grierson on August 22, 2017 in The Carpe Diem Project
The Parenting Dilemma: are you a tennis player or a rock climber?

Is it Time to Bring Back Mysticism?

By Ariel Gore on August 22, 2017 in Women and Happiness
"I wouldn't draw any direct or concrete connection between mental illness and mystical experience, but I did see lots of patterns in the lives of the prophetesses I wrote about."

Projection in Race Relations

By Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D. on August 22, 2017 in The Me in We
Considering projective mechanisms in U.S. race relations.

We're Raising a Generation of Wimpy Kids

The ultimate goal of parenting should be to work yourself out of a job. But studies show most young adults feel they lack the emotional skills they need to face life's challenges.

Using Denial Effectively

A number of years ago, a patient of mine was diagnosed with lung cancer. A metastatic work up revealed a small mass in his liver that had a benign radiographic appearance.

Sex, Statistics, and Social Desirability

By Laurie Mintz Ph.D. on August 22, 2017 in Stress and Sex
There's a discrepancy between how women answer a question about their most reliable route to orgasm vs. about if they orgasm during intercourse. The reason could be social pressure

Dream Deprived: A Modern Epidemic?

By Michelle Carr Ph.D. on August 22, 2017 in Dream Factory
Dr. Rubin Naiman of the Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, claims we are experiencing a "silent epidemic of REM sleep deprivation."

On Children...

By Anthony Synnott Ph.D. on August 22, 2017 in Rethinking Men
Children today are not what they used to be, even 50 years ago – because times and societies have changed, but then it was never very clear what they were anyway...

The 10 Things I Learned From David Bowie

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on August 22, 2017 in In Excess
It has been alleged that David Bowie had many addictions during his career (cocaine, sex). Despite such alleged behavior, David Bowie taught me lots of things. Here' ten of them.
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Deuces Wild

By Elizabeth Young on August 21, 2017 in Adaptations
Marty doesn't play with us anymore. The guys talk about him occasionally: Ed reports that he is quieter, more remote, as kind and gentle as ever.

Mom? Dad? Can I Have Lunch with a Nazi?

If your child asked if it was okay to have lunch with a stranger who is a Nazi or KKK, chances are you would say “No.” So, is your child at risk for exposure to a hate group?

Learning to Live From the Inside Out

Do you feel tossed around by the waves of your life? What if you could learn to powerfully surf them instead?

What Hunter-Gatherer's Tell Us About Natural Sleep Patterns

By Dan Pardi MS on August 21, 2017 in Personal Health Mastery
Many of us live with less than desirable daily alertness. Can this be explained by a natural phenomenon evolved to protect hunter-gatherer groups from predators?
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Awe, Happiness, and the Solar Eclipse

Upon seeing the solar eclipse, people are reporting feeling a boost to well-being. Is this coincidental or is it related to the eclipse? The science of character has some answers.
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Inspiration for Athletic Success Must Come From Within

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on August 21, 2017 in The Power of Prime
Inspiration must arise from a very deep place within you. This inspiration is grounded in who you are and it absolutely forces its way out of you, demanding that you take action.

Top 10 Concerns Parents Have for Their Own Kids (and Others)

By Christopher Bergland on August 21, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Bullying/cyberbullying, internet safety, racial inequities, and school violence top parents' list of concerns for their children's well-being, according to a new 2017 report.

What if Your Parents Were Just Not That Into You?

What if your parents were just not that into you? The lifelong effects of childhood neglect.

How to Tell The Truth in Difficult Situations

By Peter Bregman on August 21, 2017 in How We Work
Discover the eight steps in a “truth talk,” the key to getting someone else to understand your perspective, and how to distinguish for yourself between facts and interpretations.

Your Neighborhood Grocery Store is Changing

By The Research Lab on August 21, 2017 in The Fundamentals
Unseen challenges for your corner grocery store. By Junfeng Jiao, Ph.D.

Do You Ever Argue Like This?

Arguing in a marriage can be very helpful if it leads to solving problems. If the argument degrades into a tit for tat interaction, it is destructive to a marriage.

What Should You Do When You Don't Trust Your Therapist?

By Loren Soeiro, Ph.D. ABPP on August 21, 2017 in I Hear You
What's the right thing to do if you've started therapy, but you're not sure you feel a connection to your psychologist? Here's a tip that could get the treatment back on track.

Brain Inflammation in Patients with OCD?

Identifying inflammation in multiple parts of the brain involved in OCD.

When Are You?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on August 21, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
The present moment is continually passing away, so if you try to hold onto it you are no longer in the present. Relax and be open to this moment. Stop being lost in thought.
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Saying Goodbye? 5 Ideas for Emotionally Healthy Farewells

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on August 21, 2017 in Off the Couch
Whether you’re saying goodbye to a child, a pet or a house, to a marriage or partnership, or to a loved one who is dying, farewells can be painful. How can you make them easier?