Why Some People Blame the Victims of Crime

By Art Markman Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Ulterior Motives
There are many situations in which people blame the victims of crimes for what happened to them. Are there factors that predict when this happens?

8 Common Effects of Narcissistic Parenting

By Craig Malkin Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Romance Redux
Being raised by a narcissistic parent can have profound and lasting effects. Here are eight I've commonly seen in the course of my 25 years of practice.

12 Warning Signs Your Child May Have a Mental Health Issue

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Singletons
Nearly one in five children is affected with an emotional or behavioral disorder. How to recognize a problem and find help.

7 Ways to Make a Long Commute Less Painful

By Juliana Breines Ph.D. on September 29, 2016 in In Love and War
Lengthy commutes can threaten health and happiness, but they don’t have to. Here are seven research-based suggestions for surviving (and maybe even enjoying) your commute.

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Breakthrough Moments in Therapy: A Vignette

By Jean Kim M.D. on September 30, 2016 in Culture Shrink
Psychotherapy can be as delicate and dangerous as neurosurgery, sifting through psychic pain to find the mass within.

Is Buddhist Enlightenment Evolving to Become More Communal?

By Dale Wright on September 30, 2016 in Six Perfections
Thesis: That there are good reasons to conclude that the meaning of "enlightenment" in Buddhism is evolving beyond individual spirituality toward deeper communal sensibilities.

The Content of Our Character

By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Theory of Knowledge
We must think about how this election will reflect on our national character.

Why Are Kids So Anxious These Days?

By Michael Ungar Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Nurturing Resilience
New research shows that more and more adolescents are at risk of mental illness. The solution may not be more treatment but changing children’s environments to be less stressful.

You CAN Stay Strong, Sane & Centered in Times of Stress

By Traci Stein Ph.D., MPH on September 30, 2016 in The Integrationist
These 7 tips can help you become more emotionally resilient in general and maintain perspective during times of strife

Staying Physically Active Promotes Self-Reliance as You Age

By Christopher Bergland on September 30, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
A new study from Yale University reports that staying moderately physically active is key to maintaining mobility and a state of independence as people get older.

Can a Relationship Survive After Betrayal?

By Randi Gunther Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Rediscovering Love
Even when a relationship seems healthy and unassailable, they can fall prey to a betrayal that cannot be easily predicted or explained.

Is Sexual Objectification Automatic?

By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in The Big Questions
Sexual objectification may help preserve self-control.

Ask Yourself This Question to Better Meet Your Goals

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Friendship 2.0
If you keep coming up short when trying to meet goals, you might want to give this theory a look.

6 Strategies for Dealing With Adult Sibling Rivalry

It only takes one person to change the functioning of an entire family system – as you shift your own behaviors, others will have to shift in response.

How to Communicate in a World of Spin

By Steve Sisgold on September 30, 2016 in Life in a Body
This virus of falseness is only getting worse and no one, it seems, is spared the plague of this spin.

Psychology's Crisis Isn't New

By Jonathan Wai Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Finding the Next Einstein
What is new is the public attention and change that’s generating. In addition to the replication crisis, here are some other problems with the field that need addressing.

The Top Ten Myths About Men’s Sexuality

By Joe Kort Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Understanding the Erotic Code
It is time to stop gender bias and catch therapists up to understanding what really is happening in men’s erotic universe.

How Frequent is Sexual Objectification?

By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in The Big Questions
New research tests the frequency of unwanted sexual gazing.
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Does the D in Divorce Stand for Disillusionment?
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The Chronic Pain of Contraception

By Mark Borigini M.D. on September 29, 2016 in Overcoming Pain
It is of concern that adolescents in this research seemed more vulnerable to this risk than women 20 to 34 years old; this is a population often more at risk.

Lending a Hand

By Susan Hooper on September 29, 2016 in Detours and Tangents
On two morning walks several months apart, I had starkly different experiences with strangers I thought might need help.

Tinder and Lasting Love?

What is Tinder? What can it lead to? Why are people on it? I decided to dive deeper and find the answers to those questions.

The True Nature of Jealousy

We often appear to experience jealousy long after knowing that we have lost a romantic or sexual partner to another person.
courtesy Pew Research Center

A 28th Amendment, a New American Declaration of Independence

By David Ropeik on September 29, 2016 in How Risky Is It, Really?
The need for control over our own lives explains why Americans would probably support a 28th Amendment to limit money in politics and return control of government to the people.

Watch Your Language and Give Me Back My Control!

By Dawn R. Norris, Ph.D. on September 29, 2016 in The Next Step
No, it’s not about your two-year-old; it’s about the “unemployed” identity.

Energy Bites for Teachers

By Joseph Cardillo Ph.D. on September 29, 2016 in Attention Training
Often times the last person teachers think about is themselves.

Constructive Anger

By Paul Ekman Ph.D. on September 29, 2016 in Face It!
Do you use anger constructively? The Dalai Lama and Paul Ekman weigh in.

3 Things Your Smile Can Say About Your Future

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M. on September 29, 2016 in Head Games
Your smile communicates much more than you may realize.

Why Donald Trump Needs to Stop Fat-Shaming

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on September 29, 2016 in Eating Mindfully
Over 80 million people watched as Trump used the presidential debate as platform for fat-shaming. Could his messages be increasing the rates of eating disorders in our children?

Feeling Irritable? 5 Steps to Shift Into a Better Place

What if your child is being really difficult, maybe even impossible? You can't change your child directly, but you CAN change your own reaction.
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Our Electoral System Is Bad for Happiness

New research finds that the two-party system is not conducive to the "greatest happiness for the greatest number."

Pornography: Great Fantasies, Poor Modeling

By Marty Klein PhD on September 29, 2016 in Sexual Intelligence
Are you looking at porn realistically? It is neither a documentary nor primarily violent.

Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human

By The Book Brigade on September 29, 2016 in The Author Speaks
We need a new definition of “mind,” one that captures the importance of subjective and relational experience.
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9 Ways Motherhood Can Break Your Spirit

Longing for previous, worry-free days where spontaneity and carefree enjoyment was plentiful feels utterly incompatible with how your life feels right now.