Psychosis Sucks!

Antipsychiatry and the romanticization of mental illness

Is Pregnancy Contagious? How About Marriage or Divorce?

Our friends influence us in surprising ways.

Are Multi-Tasking Employees Present at Work?

The office is a distracting place.

The Value of Romantic Gestures

How our relationships would improve if we incorporated more romantic rituals.

Don’t Give Up. Don’t Ever Give Up.

Five science-based reasons to unleash your inner Jimmy Valvano

Is Friendship in Decline?

Does social media spell the end of intimate friendship?

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Jodi Arias Wins

After a deadlocked jury, for Jodi Arias the death penalty is now off the table.

Are You Mentally Strong Enough to Combat Stress?

We can't get rid of all the stress in our lives, but we can choose to increase our resilience to stress. Building mental strength protects us from the harmful physical and psychological toll stress can take.

Valerian for Sleep and Weaning Off Anxiety Medications

By Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc on March 05, 2015 in Inner Source
Which herb may be the best for sleep, and also help avoid withdrawal from anti-anxiety drugs?

Surprising Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship

Neuroscience provides new clues about what makes strong couples

Abundance, Inequality, Needs, and Privilege

I am immensely curious to understand the obstacles to having gift economy experiences be the norm rather than the exception. In this post, I am writing about one piece of this huge puzzle that fell into place for me: why the idea of “deserving” might have come into existence, and how it’s related to the difficulties in establishing gifting and collaboration.

What is Misogyny, Anyway?

Misogynists don't simply hate women. They hate woman who don't act as if they are inferior to men.

The Friendship Cleanse

A friendship cleanse can leave you feeling lighter and happier when you let go of the people who just weigh you down.

Doing Less to Conquer Your Fear

By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in Think, Act, Be
Therapists should avoid distraction during exposure treatment for OCD.

Do Our Physical Actions Influence Our Opinions?

By Geoff Haddock Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in Attitude Check
Can holding a pen in your mouth lead you to see cartoons as more or less funny?

Why Do Individuals Enlist with ISIS? Ask Russell Brand!

By Gad Saad Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in Homo Consumericus
Russell Brand has offered key factors that supposedly drive people to sign up with ISIS, none of which deal with religion.

The Meaning of Size

With the average American model meeting the criteria for anorexia nervosa and the average American female being classified as overweight, no wonder we are seeing a rise in body dissatisfaction and eating disorders as women hit middle age (40s to 60s).

Dogs Don't Remember Yesterday, Claims Psychologist

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in Animal Emotions
Ample data show dogs and many other animals are not "stuck in an eternal present"—they remember the past and plan for the future. From an evolutionary point of view, it would be somewhat odd and exceptional if other animals didn't "remember yesterday" and plan accordingly.
The Truth about Pain Relief

The Truth about Pain Relief

Opioids are pain medications including morphine, codeine, oxycodone, methadone, fentanyl or hydrocodone.

The Right Time For Sex

By Isadora Alman MFT on March 05, 2015 in Sex & Sociability
Bedtime sex is only one possibility. There are others, in case you forgot.

Do Dogs Listen to Our Words or Voice Tone?

By Jann Gumbiner Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in The Teenage Mind
Dogs are more similar to us than we like to believe.

The Difference Between Knowledge and Wisdom

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in Ambigamy
Knowledge is knowing; Wisdom is wondering still. Those who stay wise have high Returns On Divestment, experience getting a good payoff from changing their minds.

Bullying, Shame, and the Possibility of Redemption

The inclusion of so many isolated, yet deeply painful, shaming experiences under the rubric of ‘bullying’ is an attempt to give language to this pain—to legitimate it to ourselves, while giving it expression within culture.
Can You Capture What You Love?

Can You Capture What You Love?

When you become passionate about something, or someone, you want to hold onto it, attach yourself to it, possess it. Fascinated or enchanted, you experience a high, your spirits soar. So naturally you desire to have the object of your attraction close by, to make it your own—and permanently. So what’s the problem with this? Unfortunately, just about everything...

What's Your Meditation Type? (+ 5 Best Meditation Apps)

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in Feeling It
Scientists and the popular press have touted the benefit of meditation. Here's how to find the type that's right for you.

Psychosis Sucks!

By Joe Pierre M.D. on March 05, 2015 in Psych Unseen
Does the British Psychological Society's recently published monograph called "Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia" dangerously romanticize mental illness? Here's why psychiatrists say yes.

Why I Failed to Advocate for Women

By Adam Grant Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in Give and Take
Many men don't champion women because they're blind to gender biases

The Cerebellum Holds Many Clues for Creating Humanoid Robots

Recent discoveries show that the cerebellum (Latin for "little brain") holds vital clues for the future creation of sentient robots and androids that are featured in upcoming blockbuster movies like Chappie, Ex Machina, and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Is Pregnancy Contagious? How About Marriage or Divorce?

We think our relationship decisions are decisions we make: but are we being influenced by our friends?

Feeling Paranoid?

Paranoid fears are common and have a variety of causes but new research shows specific issue cognitive behaviour therapy can bring significant benefits

Should I Participate in a Clinical Trial?

If you've ever considered participating in a clinical trial, it's important to know what you can expect. This blog is designed to serve as a guide for those considering this alternative treatment option.

42 Signs that You are a Narcissist

Discover your degree of self-centeredness with these 42 signs indicating narcissism.
Diets: What We Don't Know

Diets: What We Don't Know

Sometimes you need a guide to the guidelines.

Are Multi-Tasking Employees Present at Work?

By Nanette Fondas on March 05, 2015 in
Presence versus productivity may well be the defining challenge of the 21st century workplace.

Negative Interest

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on March 05, 2015 in Hidden Motives
This is odd: “about $3 trillion of assets in Europe and Japan … now have negative interest rates.”

The Value of Romantic Gestures

With Valentine's Day behind us many of us forget the importance of daily romantic gestures that can enhance our relationships and bring us closer to our partners.