Biological Foundations for Self-Directed Education

By Peter Gray Ph.D. on September 28, 2016 in Freedom to Learn
Self-directed education—as it occurs in unschooling families and at democratic schools--operates by allowing these four natural drives to flourish. ....

Memory Loss Associated With Alzheimer's May Be Reversible

By Kevin Murnane, Ph.D. on September 28, 2016 in The Info Monkey
New research holds out hope that the loss of memory function that accompanies Alzheimer's may be preventable and reversible if the disease is caught early enough.

What's Going on With Baby Names?

By Jean M Twenge Ph.D. on September 28, 2016 in Our Changing Culture
What's going on with baby names? Millennials, and their need for uniqueness.

Do My Gut Bacteria Make Me Look Fat?

Can we manipulate our gut bacteria to help shed a few pounds?

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Fight or Grow

Moments of hurt or anger with your partner can become opportunities to heal, grow, and develop intimacy.

Coping Guidelines for All of US

In the last few months our nation has witnessed a surge in violent acts of intolerance. Are we suffering from secondary PTSD?

Does Donald Trump Have Free Will?

By Erin Clabough Ph.D. on September 28, 2016 in Neuroparent
What does neuroscience tell us about Trump's future choices?
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What is DBT?

By Greta Gleissner LCSW on September 28, 2016 in Bottom's Up
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is an effective combination of cognitive and behavioral therapies. The goal of DBT is to transform destructive behaviors into positive outcomes.

Why Lending With Interest Is Felt to Be Immoral

By John A. Johnson Ph.D. on September 28, 2016 in Cui Bono
A mismatch between evolved feelings about fairness in exchanges and modern economic practices might eventually lead to a revolution against the current political/economic system.
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5 Reasons Why We Crave Comfort Foods

By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on September 28, 2016 in Science of Choice
Comfort foods give distinctive pleasure or make us temporarily feel better.

Can Dogs Teach Other Dogs to Speak?

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C. on September 28, 2016 in Canine Corner
A dog can learn how to make and use specific sounds for communication simply by observing other dogs

No, You Cannot Get Attached to Porn

By David J Ley Ph.D. on September 28, 2016 in Women Who Stray
Blaming porn-related personal and relationship problems on addiction disturbance is the worst form of pseudoscience - it's also potentially iatrogenic.

Body Language Says it All: Hillary Hides, Donald Emotes

By Richard E. Cytowic M.D. on September 28, 2016 in The Fallible Mind
Watch what the debaters do rather than listening to what they say. The best way to judge people trying to persuade you is with the volume turned off.

9 Ways to Ease Overwhelm

By Christine L. Carter Ph.D. on September 28, 2016 in Raising Happiness
Ever feel like you are constantly drinking from a firehose of information? We have more information coming at us than ever before.

Intimate-Partner Violence—What a Difference a Day Makes

The frequency of occurrences can depend on the day of the week or year.

Reading With Purpose, or Purposes

My university hired a PR firm to help sell us. The major slogan they came up with was “Learn with Purpose.” I was cynical at first, but it turns out to be a pretty good principle!

The 7 C's of Success: A Clear Conception of What We Want

By Michael W. Austin Ph.D. on September 28, 2016 in Ethics for Everyone
Some of the richest human experiences happen when we join with others in a common cause that contributes to the common good as we work together in creative love.

The Golden Years...Not So Golden.

By Ana Nogales on September 28, 2016 in Family Secrets
Think of the last day of your life. How will you feel to reflect on your journey?
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8 Crucial Differences Between Healthy and Unhealthy Pride

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on September 28, 2016 in Evolution of the Self
The term "pride" is saddled with negative connotations. But it can be a good thing, too. So is pride a matter of degree, as in "too much of a good thing"? Or is it something else?
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Cheap Solar Is Here as Investors Turn Away From Oil and Gas

Newsflash: Investors are getting in to solar and out of oil and coal. Renewable energy is getting cheaper. Consumers are happy to pay extra to cut carbon. Biz journalism is silent!

A Pioneer in Child Sleep Research and Treatment

A Pioneer in Child Sleep Research and Practice

I Just Can’t Get Over Him!

When a man walks away from a marriage, particularly when the wife didn’t see it coming, it is often a profound emotional injury, which leaves her feeling abandoned.

The Bacteria That Mold Your Brain

By Jordan Gaines Lewis, Ph.D. on September 28, 2016 in Brain Babble
New research shows that the microbiome plays a huge role in our behavior. Can changing our diet become a new health treatment?

Good Deeds, Sinister Motives

Good deeds can have a dark motive

Does Psychology of Greed Explain Today's Crisis in Sport?

The authors of the study were surprised at how strongly greed was linked to certain aspects of psychopathy

New Love Euphoria Mimics Effects of Crack Cocaine

There are at least 10 compelling reasons to use a model of addiction to crack cocaine to describe the new love's euphoria.

Stop Waiting for the Right Moment to Meditate

By Marty Babits on September 28, 2016 in The Middle Ground
Too frenetic to sit for meditation? There are alternatives. Here are some of the most useful action-oriented meditation practices.

Can Virtual Reality Help With Pain?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on September 28, 2016 in Media Spotlight
A new meta-analysis highlights the effectiveness of virtual reality distraction in controlling different types of pain.

Oxytocin, Spirituality, and the Biology of Feeling Connected

By Christopher Bergland on September 28, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
A groundbreaking new study from Duke University has identified a link between oxytocin and feelings of spiritual connectedness.

Why Aren't You Speaking The Right Language? Part 2

By Francois Grosjean Ph.D. on September 28, 2016 in Life as a Bilingual
Bilinguals often associate a particular language to a specific speaker. How do they react when they are confronted with a language they do not expect?

Will a Guy Like This Be Good in Bed?

By Donna Barstow on September 28, 2016 in Ink Blots Cartoons
Signs to look for, or look out for, when you're thinking about having sex with someone. Will he be able to get the job done?

Marriage's Purpose

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 28, 2016 in How To Do Life
Is she right that marriage's core purpose is to nurture each other?
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5 Ways Pole Dancing Can Improve Your Life

By Caitlin Cantor LCSW, CST on September 27, 2016 in Modern Sex
Pole dancing can help you celebrate your body just as you are right now. Give your inner critic a day off!