No, There Is No Extra Credit!

Nearly every teacher has heard this gut-wrenching question: “Is there extra credit?” For me, the answer has always been "no!" And here’s why.

It's the Negative Campaigning, Stupid

By Brian Hughes Ph.D. on February 05, 2016 in Homeostasis Disruptor
Do negative campaigns risk alienating voters? Opinion polls have long suggested that they do. But new experimental research tells a different story.

Depression in Children

What are the risk factors for childhood depression and how can it be treated?

Is Choice Overload a Real Thing?

By Jesse Marczyk on February 05, 2016 in Pop Psych
Research finds that too many choices can hinder people from choosing...or maybe it doesn't...

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Attention Residue and the Pandora Pomdoro

When you’re doing 8 or 9 things at once you’re a certain kind of powerful, but when you do just one thing for a focused period of time, you’re incredibly powerful.

How are you...really?

By Sheila Weinstein on February 06, 2016 in What Do I Do Now?
Do you really want to hear the answer when you ask someone how they are?

Thick as Thieves?

Loyal, trusting, and trustworthy friends are the ones whose eyes you should strive to see yourself. Friends can offer love and support to you when you cannot offer it to yourself

Is it Ever Too Late to Exercise?

The more out of shape you are, the more pointless you may think it is to exercise. Research shows that anyone can exercise, and reap the benefits, regardless of age or fitness.
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Stop Having Kids?

Like Ebola and SARS, the Zika virus is causing great fear. Fear and anxiety rarely engender good policy.

The Un-MBA

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 06, 2016 in How To Do Life
What, in the real-world, it actually takes to start a successful business.

Blake Griffin's "Fantasy" Mea Culpa on Steroids

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on February 05, 2016 in Just Listen
How Blake Griffin earn back the trust of your fans and supporters after you've been a bully

What is the Trajectory toward Divorce?

By Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D. on February 05, 2016 in Close Encounters
There are many reasons why couples may divorce, but when are these marital problems most likely to arise? Research tests three compelling possibilities.

What Can We Do to Prepare Youths with Autism for Employment?

By Chantal Sicile-Kira on February 05, 2016 in The Autism Advocate
Preparing a child or student with autism for life as a productive adult? Planning ahead and teaching life skills needed for employment are two important steps.

The Stubborn Ones

By Dena Kouremetis on February 05, 2016 in The Unedited Offspring
Do you have a child whose first response is to push the outside of any envelope designed to contain her? Take heart. You just might have gotten lucky.

Are You Always Stressed–Out? New Blood Test May Explain Why

By Christopher Bergland on February 05, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Neuroscientists recently pinpointed a genetic biomarker linked to people who are “stress sustainers” and at risk for PTSD. A simple blood test could lead to early interventions.

Whose Money Is It Anyway?

When it comes to discussing the topics of inheritance and finances, it's never too early to start this important conversation.

Women's Secrets—to the Female Brain

Are scientists figuring out the difference between the male and female brain?
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Parenting for Intelligence and Success

Welcoming obstacles as growth opportunities and helping kids own their learning, are two of 18 ways parents can help kids learn better and do better.

So Your Partner Is Controlling. Now What?

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on February 05, 2016 in Friendship 2.0
Here's how to figure out what to do when you discover your partner meets the criteria.
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Hugh Jackman: What Makes A Marriage Strong?

By Jane Greer Ph.D. on February 05, 2016 in Shrink Wrap
What are the four key ingredients in a successful marriage?

Sober Dating + Sober Sex = Less Drug and Alcohol Relapse

What should recovering alcoholics and former drug addicts keep in mind when pursuing romantic relationships?

Cancer Is My Teacher - Part 6: Surgery

By Lucy O'Donnell on February 05, 2016 in Cancer Is a Teacher
Cancer surgery may not always go as planned - be prepared for "tweaking" or "fine tuning" and many factors can influence this.

What James Bond Teaches Us About Life

By Steve Albrecht DBA on February 05, 2016 in The Act of Violence
What can we learn about toughness from James Bond? Use these five tools for more mental and physical stamina.

Alone Together and Going Downhill

By Scott G. Eberle Ph.D. on February 05, 2016 in Play in Mind
Skiers who tune in tune out of the social side of skiing; insulated and cocooned this way, they miss attunement itself—a vital communal component of play.

How to Meet and Confer With Your Child

By Marvin Knittel Ed.D. on February 05, 2016 in How to Help a Friend
When was the last time you embraced your adult child and told him or her they are loved? Do they know you respect them and hold them in high regard? Do you listen for feelings?

Once an Addict, Always an Addict

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on February 05, 2016 in Minority Report
Do you agree with the phrase, "Once an addict, always an addict"? Why or why not? This view of addiction may seem pessimistic in terms of recovery & clarification is needed here.

Gayle Flanigan on Rose Hill Center

The future of mental health interview series continues with Gayle Flanigan on Rose Hill Center.

Will You Fall in Love ‘Online’ This Valentine’s Day?

By Martin Graff Ph.D. on February 05, 2016 in Love, Digitally
What has to happen for us to fall in love?
Do we like people more because we disclose to them?

Why New Jersey Can’t Fix Its Anti-Bullying Law

By Izzy Kalman on February 05, 2016 in Resilience to Bullying
New Jersey is repeatedly bemoaning the problems with its anti-bullying law and wondering how to fix it. It can't because the problem is the psychology, not the law.

Why People Buy

By Mark Banschick M.D. on February 05, 2016 in The Intelligent Divorce
How do consumers transition from disinterest in a product or service to urgently wanting that same product or service? It is all about psychology.

Don't Marry Your Future Ex-Husband

Here is my difficult but wise dating advice for women.

Mindfulness Meditation and the Vagus Nerve Share Many Powers

By Christopher Bergland on February 05, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
New research shows that mindfulness meditation and a new non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator can optimize brain connectivity, reduce depression, and improve overall well-being.

Resetting Chronic Pain Alarms

By Glenn C. Altschuler Ph.D. on February 05, 2016 in This Is America
In When Your Child Hurts, Rachael Coakley provides practical suggestions to parents about the chronic pain of children, one of our nation's most persistent and invisible problems.

The Most Beautiful Embrace of Solitude and Single Life

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on February 05, 2016 in Living Single
The most beautiful expression of the single-at-heart sentiment was written nearly 200 years ago by the poet John Keats.