When Students Talk About Wealth and Class

By Sam Osherson Ph.D. on December 12, 2017 in Listen Up!
Are our kids better at talking about wealth and class than we are?

How LinkedIn Profiles Reveal User Personality

By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on December 12, 2017 in Why Bad Looks Good
Business profiles are meant for professional networking, yet research indicates we leak our true personalities through sites meant to showcase our professional identity.

Santa Claus Is No Longer Coming to Town

Should you be sad when your child discovers the truth? A different way of looking at your child's growing mind.

“Sleep On It” to Boost Your Creativity

By Melissa Burkley Ph.D. on December 12, 2017 in The Social Thinker
It seems counterintuitive but one of the best ways to make your mind more creative is to put it to sleep.

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What's Needed from Professors

What is generally rewarded in academe is enhancement of one's own status & prestige. Rarely rewarded is being a good citizen; in fact this can work against promotion & tenure.

Why Do People Vote Against Their Own Best Interests?

What is the psychology behind supporting a leader who doesn’t represent an individual’s interests?

Finding Peace and Creating Joy in a World Torn Apart

Peace must begin within if we want to work towards it in the world around us.

Can Exponential Tech Enhance Early Childhood Education?

By Tim Leberecht on December 12, 2017 in The Romance of Work
When it comes to AR, Blockchain, or AI, most of us feel like pre-schoolers. So I learned a lot at a recent weekend that brought together education experts with tech leaders.

Can Ketamine Help Suicidal Children?

By Jack Turban MD MHS on December 12, 2017 in Political Minds
Early research suggests that the psychedelic drug ketamine may help suicidal children, but are there risks?
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Making Peace with the End of the Year

By Tara Well Ph.D. on December 12, 2017 in The Clarity
Feeling like you're running out time? A few tips for successfully closing out the year and find peace.

Two Cheers for Empathy

By Robert J King Ph.D. on December 12, 2017 in Hive Mind
Paul Bloom has recently (and one suspects slightly provocatively) called for a rejection of empathy. But he has left us little grounds for his alternative "rational compassion."

'End Times' Beliefs Are Extreme, and Extremely Influential

By David Niose on December 12, 2017 in Our Humanity, Naturally
Should public policy be shaped to appease those who eagerly await the End Times?

Tis the Season to Be

By Lori Russell-Chapin Ph.D. on December 12, 2017 in Brain Waves
Tis the season to be jolly. Is the act of forgiveness the key?

The Burdens Posed by Invisible Physical and Mental Illnesses

By Toni Bernhard J.D. on December 12, 2017 in Turning Straw Into Gold
I look healthy. My friend, whom I’ll call Gail, also looks healthy. The difference is that I suffer from a physical illness and she suffers from a mental illness: depression.

Looped Linear Thinking

Perhaps millennials should adapt and not the other way around.

Easy Ways to Tell Whether You’re an Inadvertent Narcissist

There are several basic keys to understanding who’s a narcissist but what about if the narcissist is you? New research shows how to tell if without realizing you’re one yourself.

Top 10 Lessons I Learned in Sex Class

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on December 12, 2017 in Insight Therapy
Every year, for the last 20 years, I’ve taught a human sexuality class. Over so many years of this work, one observes things.

Five Steps to Finding Your Life Purpose

Look no further: It's time to discover your life purpose.
Tweet or Troll? Why Twitter Is Amazingly Addictive
Tweet or Troll?
Psychopathy and the Dark Side of Facebook Comments
The Dark Side of Facebook Comments
Defining Cyberbullying
Defining Cyberbullying
Psychopaths, Sadists, and the Lure of Internet Aggression
The Lure of Internet Aggression

The 4 Types of New Year's Resolutions and Why We Need Them

There are four categories of New Year's resolutions that contribute to happiness and fulfillment. Learn what they are, why they each matter and how to make them work for you.
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What to Say to Your Young Athletes Before and After Games

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on December 12, 2017 in The Power of Prime
Nothing you can say to your kids will make them play better. But, unfortunately, you do have the ability to ensure that they don’t play well with what you say to them.

Seven In-the-Moment Tools to Lessen Anxiety

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on December 12, 2017 in Friendship 2.0
Are your tools for managing your stress and anxiety getting stale? It's time to try something new.

Mental Health and the Holidays

By James F. Zender Ph.D. on December 12, 2017 in The New Normal
Tips for surviving the holidays.

Exposure to Heat Can Improve Mental Well-Being

Are you dreading being alone this holiday season? Schedule in some hot baths.

How Forest Blakk Became Visible

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on December 12, 2017 in Brick by Brick
And I start thinking that the only way I can stop this is by taking my life.

Men Need Not Apply

What message is EMILY’s List sending to progressive men who want to run for office? What does a strong preference for hiring females say to our sons? Seems like a gender purging.

Dispelling the Nothing

By Michael Bar-Eli, Ph.D. on December 12, 2017 in Boost!
Imagery techniques should consistently be used during downtime to enhance our performance of daily tasks.
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Women Aroused by Murder

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on December 12, 2017 in Shadow Boxing
Some female serial killers defy notions in criminology and sexology that women develop sexual addictions.

The Greatest Lesson of Love—Taught By Donald Trump

By Ken Page L.C.S.W. on December 12, 2017 in Finding Love
This is the most urgent lesson of love: Stay away from toxic relationships. When we ignore that lesson, we marry misery. Which is precisely what is happening in our country.

Self-Criticism, A False Friend

By Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on December 12, 2017 in Making Change
People sometimes use self-criticism to drive themselves to succeed. While this can produce outward success, it can also lead to great unhappiness. There is another, better way.
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Is It Last Call for the Gay Bar?

By Adam Gerace Ph.D. on December 12, 2017 in Knowing Me, Knowing You
Are gay nightclubs and bars still relevant to same-sex attracted people for forming sexual and romantic relationships?

Womanizers, Harassers and Predators #MeToo: Part Two

By Sari Cooper, CST on December 11, 2017 in Sex Esteem
What can men learn to expand their awareness of boundaries in this new age of #MeToo.

Fears and Consequence in Choosing Open Adoption

If the birth mother is in our lives, won't my child will be confused as to who their "real" parents are?

Our Youth Deserve Better

By J. Wesley Boyd M.D., Ph.D. on December 11, 2017 in Almost Addicted
Transition-age youth (age 18-25) are at high risk for mental health, physical health, and substance use problems, yet they are falling through the cracks due to the lack of service