Is Alex Jones a Conspiracy Theorist or a Performance Artist?

By Joe Pierre M.D. on April 23, 2017 in Psych Unseen
If Jones isn't delusional, what about his followers?

Overcoming the Paralysis of Toxic Shame

How might toxic shame play a role in your anger?

A New Way to Predict Whether Your Partner Will be Unfaithful

Being able to figure out how faithful your partner will be would seem to be a worthwhile goal. New research suggests a pretty simple, “skin-deep” method.

Even Fish Need Friends

By Lydia Denworth on April 21, 2017 in Brain Waves
Friends calm us down when we're stressed. But how? There's still a lot scientists don't know, but recent studies in animals and humans provide some answers.

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Time for a Better Approach To Alzheimer’s Treatments

Alzheimer’s can be prevented and mild cognitive impairment can be reversed by addressing these factors in at-risk individuals. Science has moved past the “one-pill-for-every-ill”.

#MarchForScience, Social Media, Diversity and Identity

UCSF showcased a panel of scientific leaders at their Stand Up For Science day. What does this tell us about diversity in science, and about social media?

Do Beautiful People Have Better Relationships?

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M. on April 23, 2017 in Head Games
Good-looking people get a lot of breaks. But a new study finds that they may not be so lucky in love.

Warning: This Drug May Kill You

In this beautiful and sorrowful HBO documentary, we crisscross this country to meet families who represent today’s victims of the opioid epidemic.

Morality: Seeds Must be Planted Rightly in Early LIfe

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on April 23, 2017 in Moral Landscapes
It’s easy to believe that reasoning is the most important aspect of morality. But it isn't. Morality "goes all the way down" to how well our neurobiological systems work.

How to Help Your Foreign Employees Speak Up in Meetings

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on April 23, 2017 in Adaptation
Interested in jumpstarting the productivity of your organization? Learn to help your foreign-born employees participate in meetings.

8 Life Setbacks and Failures of Narcissists

Many narcissists are oblivious to their negative and often self-destructive behavioral patterns, which typically result in them experiencing life lessons the hard way...

What Are the Proper Purposes of a System of Schooling?

By Peter Gray Ph.D. on April 23, 2017 in Freedom to Learn
Our compulsory school system was designed, long ago, for very specific purposes. Those purposes may now be outdated. What should be the purposes of a system of schooling today?

52 Ways to Show I Love You - Teaching

Teaching offers basic ways to show love as we help someone learn skills, information, ways to manage situations, alternative ways to perceive. We can do it through multiple means.

Are Academic Articles Getting Harder to Read?

Find reading academic articles painful? You're not alone.
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5 Distorted Thought Patterns and How to Change Them

By John Kim, LMFT on April 22, 2017 in The Angry Therapist
We all have cognitive distortions.

An Earth Day Wake-Up Call Delivered Via Hawk

By Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. on April 22, 2017 in Presence of Mind
Earth Day is a good day to consider (or reconsider) your commitment to promoting environmental sustainability.

Did Trump’s Election Make Men More Aggressive?

Research is finding that overtly sexist, aggressive attitudes and behavior towards women appears to be increasing post-election.
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Who’s to Blame? The Real Downside of the Blame Game

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on April 22, 2017 in Off the Couch
When things go wrong, blaming someone or something – even yourself – can help you cope. But blame can be a problem, too. Here's how you can move past the blame game.

My Speech at the Austin March for Science

By Art Markman Ph.D. on April 22, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
On April 22, 2017, Marches for Science were held all over the United States. I was given the chance to speak at the march that was held in Austin, Texas. Here are my remarks.

Why Do Some Women Know How to Handle Men?

By Sheila Kohler on April 22, 2017 in Dreaming for Freud
Yet when our teacher asked us how many of us would like to marry Heathcliff (the Byronic hero in "Wuthering Heights") all the hands shot up. Obviously we were in for trouble.

How to Cope With Trump Anxiety

If you’ve been nervous or anxious since the election, you’re not alone.
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Is Trazodone the New Brain Wonder Drug?

Will an old, cheap drug end Alzheimer's?

Learning How to Tease and Be Teased

By Nick Luxmoore on April 22, 2017 in Young People Up Close
Young people spend hours teasing each other and being teased. Why? Why do they do it? And how do they learn when to stop?

5 Ways to Spot Whether Your Ex Is Taking Advantage of You

After your breakup you agree to be friends. It doesn't take long, however, before you realize what a huge mistake that was. He is not a friend. He is taking advantage of you.

I Keep Good Stuff, You Hoard Junk: 10 Insights

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on April 22, 2017 in Creating in Flow
A diversity of odd habits and rituals for quelling anxiety lies along the continuum between normal and diagnosable. You may recognize some of these compulsions.

Are You the Pursuer or the Distancer in Your Relationship?

In most relationships, one partner has more desire for closeness, while the other has more need for distance. If you are part of a couple, which one are you?

Please Yell at Me

By Asa Don Brown Ph.D. on April 21, 2017 in Towards Recovery
Have you ever found yourself uncontrollably yelling?

Reporting Statistics in APA Style

It's easier to remember the general principle of how to report stats in APA style. The details will take care of themselves.

Narcissists: Walk Away Before Relationships Turn Toxic

Narcissists should come with a warning: "If you feed my ego, it will grow."

How Many Wars on the Human Psyche and Body Can We Fight?

Does language shape behavior? Does the language of war create more warlike strategies in unexpected arenas that really have nothing to do with war?

4 Ways to Not Beat Yourself Up Over Your Breakup

Instead of self-criticism, use an agonizing breakup or divorce to grow and to better know what to look for (and look out for) the next time around. Here are four ways.

Why Do People Cherry-Pick Which Science They Accept?

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on April 21, 2017 in Ambigamy
By not explaining why anything matters, science becomes dubious enough that we can easily escape its inconvenient truths.

Our Partner Is a Magic Mirror

"When the practice of love invites us to enter a place of potential bliss."