What is Psychology’s Single Most Brilliant Discovery?

What is the most profoundly important thing we've learned from 150 years of scientific psychology? Here is one nomination.
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Are Your Self-Beliefs Grounded in Reality or Fantasy?

By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on December 02, 2016 in Motivate!
Making critical life decisions based on flawed information can be treacherous to personal and professional growth. Reaching your goals requires dispelling motivational myths.

What Do You Do Right After Sex?

Do you want to snuggle, talk, or check your phone after sex? How is what you do after sex connected to your relationship satisfaction or the hormonal influences of sexual activity?

Terrorism Anxiety Is Fueling Global Waves of Nationalism

By Bobby Azarian Ph.D. on December 01, 2016 in Mind In The Machine
Is anxiety over existential threat making people aggressive toward out-group members? Brexit and the presidency win of Donald Trump are part of a larger pattern that will continue.

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Finding Gratitude in Mistakes

By Julie K. Hersh on December 03, 2016 in Struck By Living
Are you having trouble coping with the holiday family get togethers? This might help.

How to Speak Up and Take a Stand

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on December 03, 2016 in Wander Woman
The suggestions in this post will help you be heard when it is time to declare your point of view.

Post-Election Vertigo

By Christopher Lane Ph.D. on December 03, 2016 in Side Effects
What the feeling of dislocation can teach us about these unsettling times.

Embracing the Cs and More

By Fran Simone Ph.D. on December 03, 2016 in A Family Affair
Is your loved one breaking your heart? Courage, compassion, and community can help you cope.

Strangers and Danger

Your child's curiosity can bring him to walk away with a stranger.

Speaking Truth to Power: An Interview With Peter Buffett

By Mark Matousek on December 03, 2016 in Ethical Wisdom
The son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett believes in speaking truth to power. In this post-election interview, he talks about the enigma of Trump and the antidote to greed.

Let's Take a New Look at Lying and Liars

The big money question in detecting deception remains one of separating the truth-tellers from the fibbers. New research from a neuroscience perspective provides tantalizing clues.

Better Informational Interviewing

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on December 03, 2016 in How To Do Life
An update to an ever less effective tool for choosing a career.

Get Cozy!

By Jaime L. Kurtz Ph.D. on December 02, 2016 in Happy Trails
Winter doesn't have to be something we grimly endure. Learn to love it!

Why Consult a Clinical Psychologist? Part 4

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D. on December 02, 2016 in Evil Deeds
Can an initial consultation be curative?

Crush Holiday Stress: Have a Better Than Perfect Holiday

Want to crush the stress of the holidays? Here's how to have a better than perfect holiday season!
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Wanting Is a Trap

So are you telling me to stop wanting?

“Why Me?”

By Greg O'Brien on December 02, 2016 in On Pluto
There was a time when Brooklyn was the world.

Science Is Not Just a Matter of Opinion

By Allen J Frances M.D. on December 02, 2016 in Saving Normal
"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion facts"

Thinking Errors in Depression

By Neel Burton M.D. on December 02, 2016 in Hide and Seek
7 common thinking errors and how to correct them.

Don't Just Survive the Holidays, Enjoy Them

By Andrea Brandt Ph.D. M.F.T. on December 02, 2016 in Mindful Anger
So how do you hold onto the good things you like about this time of year, and get rid of all the things you hate?
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Redefining the Extraordinary Life

By John Kim, LMFT on December 02, 2016 in The Angry Therapist
How do you define an extraordinary life?
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Surviving the Chaos of Simultaneous Depression and Mania

By Susan Noonan MD on December 02, 2016 in View From the Mist
How to deal with the “storms” in your head when two extremes collide
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What You Should Know Before Filling Your Prescription

By Richard Taite on December 02, 2016 in Ending Addiction for Good
If you are thinking of getting a prescription to help control your anxiety, consider other tools or skills you could develop to help alleviate your suffering.
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Medical Treatment Shouldn’t Limit Second Amendment Rights

There is a complication to marijuana legalization: Handgun ownership privileges are denied to those who use marijuana.

A Self-Esteem Manifesto

As invisible and alone as you may feel, take this opportunity to declare, first to yourself and then to others, that you are committed to becoming fully engaged in life.

Clinical Linguistics: What a Mess! Part 1

Clinical linguistics may benefit from the ongoing biolinguistic turn in language sciences.

A Philosophy of Depression

By Neel Burton M.D. on December 02, 2016 in Hide and Seek
Unlike heart disease or diabetes, depression is poorly understood and heavily stigmatized.
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Giving or Taking Criticism: Stay Cool, Calm, and Collected

By Hendrie Weisinger Ph.D. on December 02, 2016 in Thicken Your Skin
Can you stay calm when giving criticism? Can you hear criticism without feeling your heart zoom?

Top Tips for Festive-Season Survival

By Atalanta Beaumont on December 02, 2016 in Handy Hints for Humans
These tips will help you get through the holidays.

Lord Nelson’s Traumatic Brain Injury

By James F. Zender Ph.D. on December 02, 2016 in The New Normal
Lord Nelson’s head injury.

Narcissist-in-Chief

By Alfie Kohn on December 02, 2016 in The Homework Myth
To grasp what Trump might do, we have to understand who he is. The clearer that picture becomes, the more horrifying the implications.

5 Science-Based Ways to Break the Cycle of Rage Attacks

By Christopher Bergland on December 02, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Rage is contagious. If you, or someone you know, is a "rageaholic" this blog post offers five science-based ways to break the vicious cycle of Intermittent Explosive Disorder.

The End Is Near!

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on December 02, 2016 in Head of the Class
Final exams will be here shortly for college students around the country—what can they do to do their best on them? Here are some suggestions based on psychological science!