Mindfulness Is Not Always Positive

By Art Markman Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
It's everywhere these days. Mindfulness reduces stress and helps people clear their minds. Can it also reduce thoughts related to criminal behavior?

Why People Who Have Less Give More

By Utpal Dholakia on November 20, 2017 in The Science Behind Behavior
Everyone of us can learn valuable lessons from the generosity and compassion of the poor.

When Post-Breakup Pursuit Becomes Stalking

By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on November 19, 2017 in Why Bad Looks Good
Relational pursuit is part of love stories and romantic comedies—even after a breakup. Unfortunately, glamorous depictions of unrequited love create a false sense of normalcy.

Cognitive Dissonance and the Franken Sexual Misconduct Case

By Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. on November 18, 2017 in Presence of Mind
Democrats and feminists must honestly grapple with the uncomfortable feelings generated by the Franken case.

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When This Moment Is Enough

By Allison Carmen on November 20, 2017 in The Gift of Maybe
When you allow this moment to be enough, it doesn’t mean you stop working on what you want your life to be, it just means you are opening your heart to a more joyful life right now

Severe Mental Illness Does Not Preclude Legal "Sanity"

A mental illness does not necessarily preclude choice

Is it Mind Reading? Interpreting Inference Interference

By APA Division 15 on November 20, 2017 in PsychEd
Reading is an amazingly simple, yet complex construct with a modest goal: understanding. MOCCA, a new diagnostic assessment, can help identify reading comprehension struggles.

Do You Dare Talk Politics with Family at Holiday Gatherings?

Decision Number 1: Can you avoid talking politics at the holiday table?
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How a Parent's Darkness Can Light the Child's Way

By Brad E Sachs Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in Emptying The Nest
Are you having difficulty understanding your young adult's struggles? Some thoughtful reflection may result in better understanding, both of your child, as well as of yourself.

When Reconciliation Is Impossible:

By Kathy McCoy Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in Complicated Love
What do you do when there's nothing you can do to reconcile with an estranged family member? What if you don't want to reconnect? Here are some ideas for making peace with what is.

9 Ways Adult Children Can Avoid Regressing During Holidays

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in Singletons
At what point do you get to be the grownup? Adult children can change holiday traditions and family plans without reverting back to past mommy-daddy child roles.

Emotional Actions Are Not Exceptions

By Bence Nanay Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in Psychology Tomorrow
Actions can be more or less emotional, but they are never completely non-emotional.

The Truth Shall Set You Free...

By Russell Grieger Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in Happiness on Purpose
The purpose of all psychotherapy is to free people from the ravages of misery. But, first they must think and act truthfully. Find how with this 5-step process to find happiness.

“Learned Mindfulness” : Achieving Authentic Integrity

Learned Mindfulness is achieving Authentic Integrity.
This Integrity Mindfulness model prevents job burnout and optimizes Quality of Life.
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Day Pass for a Psychopath?

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in Shadow Boxing
Trusting a known killer with a preference for children to be on his own might be a mistake.
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Discovering Meaning Through "The Village"

By Alex Pattakos Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in The Meaningful Life
Do you feel a sense of connection and belonging in your neighborhood and work community?

Charles Manson: The Cult Of Personality Surrounding A Killer

Micael Dahlén and Magnus Söderlund from the Stockholm School of Economics propose that murderers can be idolised and found attractive precisely because of their homicidal behaviour

East-West Cultural Differences in Depression

By David Ludden Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in Talking Apes
The incidence of depressive and anxiety disorders is far lower in Asia than in the West. Different ways of thinking about negative feelings may be the key.
What Can 10,000-Pound Juvenile Delinquents Teach Us?
The 10,000 Pound Juvenile Delinquent
How to Spot Fake News
How to Spot Fake News
(Un)forgettable: Memory Tripping with One-Hit Wonders
Unforgettable One-Hit Wonders
Letter to Dads of Daughters on a Sexual Misconduct Epidemic
Letter to Dads of Daughters

Are Fears Of Compassion Keeping You From Changing?

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on November 20, 2017 in ExperiMentations
Research suggests that fears of self-compassion can get in the way of growth. Developing compassion can help to facilitate change. Read a comprehensive overview here.

Thoughts of Absence Make the Heart Grow Fonder

By Holly Parker, Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in Your Future Self
So what if, instead of relishing what we appreciate, we mentally erase the past and imagine our good fortunes had never happened?

Since When Do Doctors Ask for Permission?

"Shouldn’t doctors have free rein not only to raise whatever topic they wish, but also to suggest it needs “fixing”?" a doctor asks. The answer is not what he expects.
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The Other Side of Impossible - A Must Read!

Where do you turn when the medical field doesn't have the answers?

Don't Let Anxiety Ruin Your Day

By Barbara Markway Ph.D. on November 19, 2017 in Shyness Is Nice
Do you feel anxious before you even get out of bed? A few simple strategies can help you cope.
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Interfaith Couples and Holidays: 10 Ways to Manage Conflict

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on November 19, 2017 in Off the Couch
It sometimes feels like you need a flow chart to figure out where you’ll be on a given day during the holidays. And being part of an interfaith couple can make it more complicated.

I'm Too Ordinary to Get Into College

By Adam Price Ph.D. on November 19, 2017 in The Unmotivated Teen
How applying to college sucks the soul out of high-school students.

The Psychology of Gift Giving

By Neel Burton M.D. on November 19, 2017 in Hide and Seek
...and 10 rules for better gifts.

3 Essential Tips for Mastering American-Style Small Talk

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on November 19, 2017 in Adaptation
Use these tips to make small talk a proud part of your conversational repertoire.
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Selling Bad Therapy to Trauma Victims

It takes more than 20 sessions, or about six months of weekly therapy, before therapy patients start to improve.
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Relationship Trouble? Go Bold, Not Timid

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on November 19, 2017 in Fixing Families
When problems flare in your relationship, it's easy to try and lay low, calm the waters. But this is an opportunity to step up, get things on the table, stop going on autopilot.

52 Ways: Identify Threats to Your Relationship from Others

By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on November 19, 2017 in Life, Refracted
Identify behaviors that undermine the integrity of your love relationship, create conflict between partners, or destabilize one member in a way that throws a couple into chaos.

Why You Should Consider Serving Fish This Thanksgiving

By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on November 19, 2017 in Managing Your Memory
Wondering what foods can reduce the risk of stroke and Alzheimer’s and actually improve cognitive function? Hint: It isn’t blueberries, coconut oil, or turmeric.
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The Ego and Delirium

We must confront a terrifying fact: Delirium, in its distressing volatility, in its elusive content, is a temporal horizon between meaning and nothingness.