Do you have to be self-centered to be self-actualized?

What would you do to reach your highest potential? A new series of studies raises doubts about the classical view of self-actualization.

Parental Alienation and its Repair

By Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D. on June 25, 2017 in The Me in We
Parental alienation and how to recover the parent-child relation.

Coping with Micro-Stressors: How Do I Work My Smart TV?

How do I work my Smart TV? What can we do about micro-stressors?

When Words are Deadly Weapons: Michelle Carter´s Conviction

For people who would rather text than talk, words can be more dangerous than sticks and stones. Texting is pervasive and persuasive, facilitating cyber courtship to cyber stalking.

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Bragitude

Don’t brag about how grateful you are. It’s too transparent.

Understanding and Conducting Peer Review

A description for consumers of psychological science and a few tips for new reviewers.
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7 Reasons to Be Proud to Be an Introvert

In a culture that rewards extroversion, where does that leave introverts?
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Dealing with Disappointment

By Tara Well Ph.D. on June 25, 2017 in The Clarity
Disappointment can be an opportunity to get clarity on what you really want -- get it!

Sleep, genetic conflict and human longevity

By Patrick McNamara Ph.D. on June 25, 2017 in Dream Catcher
Non-optimal sleep durations carry a differential cost for males because too little or too much sleep is associated with defective sperm quality and shorter telomere lengths.

Are Smartphones Making Us Stupid?

A new study reports that the mere sight of one's own smartphone—even if the phone is turned off and face down—can create "brain drain" by depleting finite cognitive resources.

Immortality

By Mario D Garrett Ph.D. on June 25, 2017 in iAge
The answer to whether immortality is even possible...

Women, Men and Mentoring

Mentors can often give you the advantage of behind-the-scene operations and decisions in the making. A mentor is a go-to person when times are difficult.

Being "Good in Bed."

By Fredric Neuman M.D. on June 25, 2017 in Fighting Fear
Many men and women worry about not being "good in bed." The advice I give applies to many other sort of personal encounters: a first date, a job interview, or selling something

Techniques Retailers Use to Entice Shoppers

Retailers use a wide variety of psychological strategies to entice shoppers to buy products.

Journey or Destination: What's Your Pleasure?

"Going" there is just as important as "getting" there.

Anthony Bourdain's Updated Addiction Report Card

By Stanton Peele on June 25, 2017 in Addiction in Society
Anthony Bourdain, former drug addict, has kept up his frenetic, successful television career while drinking up a storm, most recently in Borneo. Meanwhile, post-60, he looks trim!
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Will This Angel of Death be Released?

With the approaching release of a suspected healthcare serial killer in Texas, old cases are being reexamined for possible new evidence against her.

Showing Love Through Stretching

When we stretch our bodies, our minds, our relationships we show love in ways that help it expand and transform. By honoring the old, accommodating the new and letting go, we grow.

Thank You, Mrs. Price

By Karl Albrecht Ph.D. on June 25, 2017 in BrainSnacks
If you love someone; if you appreciate them; if you're grateful to them - tell them now. One day it will be too late.

Taking Turns

Do your conversations with others seem to go nowhere? Taking turns can make a difference.
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It's Not My Fault!

How to resolve conflict in a healthy way.

Ethical Dilemmas

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on June 24, 2017 in How To Do Life
Exploring nine common conundrums.

Evergreen College, the Rejection Complex, and Bullying

Evergreen State College was recently in turmoil. There were accusations of racism and bullying along with threats and a show of riot police. What's underneath the hysteria?

Sending the Wrong Message

By Adam Price Ph.D. on June 24, 2017 in The Unmotivated Teen
How the best parental advice might backfire

Tagging Toxic Peers: How Online Friends Become Frenemies

Online friendship involves self-disclosure, which increases vulnerability. When friends become frenemies, disclosed personal information becomes ammunition for cyber-aggression.

First aid for when your toddler doesn’t communicate

Every parent knows the feeling of both joy and anxiety when a baby starts growing up and discovering the world, trying everything and experimenting.

The Most Powerful Word For Promoting Love And Intimacy Is...

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on June 24, 2017 in Think Well
There is one simple word that has incredible power when it comes to promoting love, closeness and good feelings in meaningful relationships. It may surprise you to know what it is

Some Advice on Coping Following Trauma

If you, a loved one or friend, has recently been through a traumatic and upsetting event, it may be worth considering some of the following ways of coping

Pride in Mental Health: Visibility

An interview with LGBTQ+ activists Dior Vargas and Cole Ledford.

What Is the Rip Van Winkle Effect?

How do you stop time from passing by so quickly?

How to Reclaim Your Self-Respect After a Bad Break-Up

By Jennice Vilhauer Ph.D. on June 24, 2017 in Living Forward
The one thing worse than ending a relationship with someone you love, it is hating yourself on top of it. Learn how to regain your self-respect and confidence.

12 Things to Know About Trust in Times of Distrust

Operating in an era of distrust requires greater trust-knowledge. Here are 12 dos and don'ts about trust at work in this age of increasing cynicism.

Resilience - A Sustaining Gift for Your Children

Resilience in learning, as in life, provides the capacity to persevere through setbacks, take on challenges, and even risk making mistakes on route to reaching goal achievement.

You Are More than Your Emotional Pain: You Are a Person

When you are in emotional pain, do your best to resist defining yourself primarily by that pain which you carry within. You are a person of great worth. Try to see this.