Do Dreams Really Mean Anything?

By David B. Feldman Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in Supersurvivors
To understand dreams, we must interpret them, as if they were written in secret code. But what if there’s no code and we’ve been reading into a bunch of meaningless images?

Why Are So Few Programs for Survivors of War Scaled Up?

A shift in how we do research can help make findings more relevant to real-world practice.

Why Are You Always Thinking About Yourself?

Narcissism ranges from healthy to unhealthy, but is core to who we are. Research reveals brain mechanisms which default to self-reflection when we aren't doing anything else.

The Psychology of Child Torture

What is the common nature of these horrific acts — and the people behind them?

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Tips for Smart Gardeners

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 20, 2018 in How To Do Life
A thinking person's guide to getting more from that healing hobby.

De-crazifying Crypto, Part III: Enjoy the Wild Ride!

By Moses Ma on January 19, 2018 in The Tao of Innovation
Here's some perspective on the wild ride that cryptocurrency is taking us on... and the psychology that is driving it.

Acupuncture for Smoking Cessation, Addiction and Insomnia

Curious about acupuncture for smoking cessation or for management of cocaine addiction or withdrawal? Most findings are equivocal.

How to Say Yes, No, or Some: A Post-"Cat Person" Guide

By Sari Cooper, CST on January 19, 2018 in Sex Esteem
Do you relate to the characters in "Cat Person"? Here are some critical dating and sexual tips for Millennials and beyond.
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One Afternoon with a Homeless Guy

By Steve Albrecht DBA on January 19, 2018 in The Act of Violence
The homeless are not always what they seem.

6 At-Home Options When Your Drinking Is Becoming Too Much

Low-level intervention is a useful starting point for people who drink too much.

Identifying Feelings

Feelings that are denied or dismissed do not diminish in size or disappear; they are intensified.

The Power of Mindset Science for Pain Relief and Health

By Beth Darnall PhD on January 19, 2018 in Less Pain, Fewer Pills
Psychological factors influence the experience of pain, how well treatments work, and whether pain resolves. Mindset science for pain relief is key to recovery and well-being.

9 Proven Strategies to Help You Change Problematic Behaviors

By David Susman, Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in The Recovery Coach
Use science-based tactics to tackle those pesky bad habits.

The New Mental Health Parity: Women Surge in ADHD, Binges

By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in Addiction in Society
Women are changing in the frequency with which they display behavioral disorders, or at least in the ways and types of substances they consume.

Enhancing Inhibitory Learning in Exposure-Based Treatments

You (or your patient) did the hard work required in exposure-based treatment. Now, find out how to maximize post-therapy gains.

False Humility

In a society that espouses the virtues of humility while also promoting self-importance, inferiority emerges as one way that we try to reconcile these two disparate ideals.

What Makes a Country Great?

By Sheila Kohler on January 19, 2018 in Dreaming for Freud
How can we institute the necessary freedoms for people to flourish, to preserve our natural world from pollution of the air and waters, and at the same time keep the peace?

Superstitious Learning and Groundhog Day

By Ryan Smerek, Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in Learning at Work
How can we recognize and promote valid learning in organizations?
Not All Pessimists Are the Same
Not All Pessimists Are the Same
What Would It Take?
What Would It Take?
I Still Don't Feel Loved/Connected/Cared About!
Not Getting What You Need?
Is Depression 'Contagious'?
Is Depression 'Contagious'?
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The Psychology of Racism

By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in Out of the Darkness
Racism is not "natural." It is a psychological defense mechanism that some people use in response to feelings of inadequacy and insecurity.

I Am Not an Elitist! (Or Am I?)

By Saul Levine M.D. on January 19, 2018 in Our Emotional Footprint
President Trump criticizes liberal elites for being disinterested and out-of-touch with those who comprise his base of supporters. I disagree, but then I look at "real facts."

Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders

Psychoanalytic treatment is alive and well and has an important role to play in the diverse array of treatments available for eating disorders today.

Why Leaders Treat People Unfairly

5 reasons why leaders treat others unfairly and what to do about it
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Do You Say Different Things About #MeToo in Private?

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on January 19, 2018 in Off the Couch
If you have mixed feelings about #MeToo, should you just stay silent? Or is there a better idea?

Are You a Good Judge or Just Judgmental?

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in Think Well
Some people are quick to make judgmental pronouncements about others. Here is why they are usually wrong.

Let's Bring YOLO Back, This Time With Feeling

Could your life use more purpose and your moments more meaning? I've got just the acronym for you.

Breaking Hockey’s Color Barrier Sixty Years Ago

Willie O'Ree broke the color barrier of the National Hockey League in 1958.

The Big, Fat Lie

It's not the size, it's the selection.

Love vs. Habit

Why do so many smart and creative people make the same mistakes over and over?

How to Love a Narcissist

When you are in love with someone who is self-focused, the success of your relationship will depend on your ability to understand and accommodate narcissistic traits.

Can Humor Make You Sexist?

By Scott Weems Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in What’s So Funny?
Do you laugh at sexist jokes? That could be a problem, or not.

What Exactly Is Mindfulness? It’s NOT What You Think.

Mindfulness is so much more than meditation. The real meditation is your life.

Lacking Critical Thought in Prime Time News

Consider the number of lapses in critical thinking in this interview and, more importantly, why critical thinking education is so necessary.