#MeToo When Your Therapist Harasses You

By Kimberly Key on October 17, 2017 in Counseling Keys
What happens when you've been sexually harassed and/or assaulted by your therapist?

The Most Attractive (Invisible) Asset on a Date

If you set your device on the table on a date, beware: distraction signals disinterest. Instead, cultivate chemistry through the most significant silent compliment: your attention.

The Reality of Whiteness

Why are some white people so reluctant to acknowledge racism and white privilege? Opening minds and hearts to the need for more progress.

Choosing a Romantic Partner

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D. on October 17, 2017 in In the Name of Love
It is mistaken to hold that keeping all romantic options open cannot be bad, as you can always select the best. There is a cost to this and too much of a good thing can be harmful.

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Needed: A 12 Step Program for War

Why do we keep fighting wars? Is it because we're addicted to war?

12 Tips for Landing a Job at a Company You Admire

By Brad Waters on October 17, 2017 in Design Your Path
Online job applications not getting you a foot in the door of your favorite companies? Here are 12 tips for catching their attention.

Younger Kids Are More Likely to Be Diagnosed with ADHD

By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D. on October 17, 2017 in Suffer the Children
Relatively young children in a classroom (with birthdays in September-December) are more likely to be misdiagnosed with ADHD.

Dante's Damned Flatterers

Flattery is a sin against the community.

Why Do Dogs Have Cold, Wet Noses?

A dog's wet nose can improve his scenting ability but it also does more than that.

Healing in the Aftermath of Las Vegas

Our brains take in the details of a mass tragedy, and organize them so that we have a sense of understanding and control --unless information, like motive, is missing.

The Loneliest Neuron

By Mark D. Humphries Ph.D. on October 17, 2017 in Neural Processing
Why doesn't every neuron know about every thing?

Solve 5 Baffling Problems Using the Latest Psych Research!

By Meg Selig on October 17, 2017 in Changepower
You've got problems. The latest psychology research has answers. Learn to: Look more attractive, ease depression and anxiety, decide when to socialize and when to work...and more.
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Hierarchies and Rotations

By Michael Bar-Eli, Ph.D. on October 17, 2017 in Boost!
With an abundance of talent, maybe establishing a team hierarchy is the wrong approach.

Top Examples of Innovation in Action

By Jeff DeGraff Ph.D. on October 17, 2017 in Innovation You
When people think of innovation, they usually picture gadgets or maybe a miracle drug. Oftentimes, the greatest innovations are subtler.

3 Best and Worst Ways to Be a Friend When a Friend Needs You

A recent news article suggests that people need friends as well as lovers. When your friend’s relationship is in trouble, research shows what to do and not do as a confidant.

10 Ways to Deal with Mom-Shaming

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on October 17, 2017 in Singletons
A new poll finds a majority of moms feel judged. Learn how to handle criticism and have confidence in your parenting decisions.
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When Life is No Longer an Endless Upward Slope

By Glenn C. Altschuler Ph.D. on October 17, 2017 in This Is America
Although there may be no clear and compelling solutions to midlife crises, there are ways in which we can sort through some of the apprehensions and angst of adulthood.

Move Over, Gray Matter—White Matter Is Taking Center Stage

By Christopher Bergland on October 17, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
One of the largest studies of white matter (which enables communication between brain regions) ever was published today by scientists from the University of Southern California.
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Bromance Over Romance, Say Men in New Study

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on October 17, 2017 in Living Single
A study of 30 heterosexual university men found that they valued their bromances more than their romances in every way except one.

Confirmation Bias: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices

By Nir Eyal on October 17, 2017 in Automatic You
Confirmation bias is a cognitive shortcut that can lead to some pretty horrendous decisions. Here's how to recognize and overcome it in your life.

The Statistician Sees Only Probability

Even when confronted personally with a low probability coincidence, a major statistician clings tightly to his belief in the full explanatory power of coincidences.

Why Get Out of Bed?

By Jennifer Haupt on October 16, 2017 in One True Thing
What would happen if I didn’t rip back the sheets, slap one foot on the floor and then the other, and then keep on moving all day long? A meditation on functional depression.
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Recovering from an "Act of Pure Evil"

After the unthinkable happens, how do we get our lives back together?

The Real Reason Behind Teen Anxiety and Depression

By Jeffery S. Smith M.D. on October 16, 2017 in Healing and Growing
The real reason for increased anxiety and depression among young people is deeper and bigger than is often recognized.

Don't Lose What You Have to What You Have Lost

By Lucy C Hone Ph.D. on October 16, 2017 in Resilient Grieving
While research shows the benefits of focusing on the good, gratitude is rarely spoken of during bereavement. Time for a change, says Lucy Hone.

Looking Into The Eyes of Your Older Self

Do you worry about growing older? You are not alone.

Is Society Progressing in Its Response to Autism?

By Barb Cohen on October 16, 2017 in Mom, Am I Disabled?
The television producer suggested that my daughter skip class the day of filming. She has too much to say and too little control over when she says it.

Yes, I'm an Introvert. No, I'm Not Depressed.

The introvert must be suffering from depression, because why on earth would someone want to stay home when there are parties to attend and fun to be had... right?

Are You Confusing Comfort With Happiness?

By Peter Bregman on October 16, 2017 in How We Work
Discover the four pillars of meaning, why our culture has an obsession with happiness, and why happiness can’t be pursued.

"Me Too" and the Limits of Internet Empathy

The "Me Too" campaign on social media highlights the prevalence of misogyny, sexual harassment and assault. But our online engagement may take us farther from resolution.

The Role of Creepy Characters in Popular Culture

By Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D. on October 16, 2017 in Out of the Ooze
Watching disturbing people onscreen in the safety of a movie theater or in our living room may provide an opportunity for learning vicariously from the mistakes of others.
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The Free Secret to Happiness

Embracing nature is one of the most powerful healing tools we have.

How to Quiet the Little Voice in Your Head

Tired of your inner narrator? How to press the mute button.