Voracious Science: A Journey from Animal User to Advocate

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 21, 2016 in Animal Emotions
Dr. John Gluck's new book called "Voracious Science" details his courageous and deeply personal ethical transformation from animal researcher to animal protector.
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How Our Next President Could Fight the Opioid Epidemic

In this election cycle, ending the opioid epidemic comes down to technique.

How Will Artificial Intelligence Change Education and Work?

A new report titled “Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030” explores the role of AI in various aspects of society and considers implications for our future.

Cheating? But It Was Just a Webcam!

In the 21st century, as our lives have become increasingly more digital, the once-clear line between monogamy and infidelity has gotten rather blurry.

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It's Time to Legalize Marijuana: A Public Health Perspective

Whether it's legal or not, kids are going to use cannabis. Do we really want them to see the police as the enemy and throw them in jail?

Do Narcissists Make Better Leaders?

Research shows narcissists are more likely to get promoted to leadership positions. But do they do a better job?

Why does Violence Persist?

Are gender and race real or invented?

The Rise of Incivility and What To Do About It

By Ray Williams on October 21, 2016 in Wired for Success
Has incivility become the new norm in America? Fundamental ethical values such as respect, fairness, honesty, personal responsibility and tolerance seem to be fading.

Music Can Be Rocket Fuel for Turbocharging Your Workouts

By Christopher Bergland on October 21, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Do you need a source of motivation that inspires you to exercise more and at a higher intensity? If so, a new study confirms that listening to music makes exercise more enjoyable.

The Impact of Death on our Everyday Lives

Defensive reactions to personal trauma, separation issues, and especially death anxiety impact our lives at three distinct levels.
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How and Why You Should Keep Your Temper in Check

By Richard Taite on October 21, 2016 in Ending Addiction for Good
At the end of the day we are human, not perfect, and it is okay to make mistakes so long as we learn from them and try to do better.

Paying Attention to Injuries Among Temporary Workers

Has your company seen an uptick in work-related injuries or illnesses lately? Recent hiring trends may be part of the problem and the solution.

Are You Obsessing Over Your Ex?

If your ex recently broke up with you, you may have OCD-like symptoms. The good news: standard self-help techniques for OCD may be able to speed up your recovery from the breakup.

Those Who Make Your Checklist Often Don’t Make It

It’s the one that contains all the characteristics of the partner of your dreams, the one with whom you know you’ll experience happiness forever after.

Depression Can Make You Hear Voices

By Temma Ehrenfeld on October 21, 2016 in Open Gently
People often hide psychotic symptoms when getting treated for depression. That's a problem, because they need to be evaluated for an anti-psychotic drug or ECT.

Willy Wonka and Financial Happiness

By Michael F. Kay on October 21, 2016 in Financial Life Focus
Do you have the discipline to make your dreams become reality?

Personality and the Brain, Part 5

People's psychic abilities can be explained by a peculiar crossing of the senses.

Three Cheers for Methodological Terrorists

By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on October 21, 2016 in Rabble Rouser
A political scientist argues that statistical and methodological criticism is central to improving psychological research, and that stigmatizing such critiques is deeply misguided.
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The Ethics of Sharing Client Stories

How can I use my clients as examples in my teaching, while honoring my clients’ confidentiality and therapeutic experience? What are the ethical limits to telling clients' stories?

Sex Too Soon? When Do American Teens Lose Their Virginity?

A new report details statistics about virginity loss in the United States

The Pitt-Jolie Divorce, Five Takeaways

What can we take away from the highly publicized Jolie/Pitt divorce and apply to our own relationships?

Debate Scorecard for Hiring the President: How to Evaluate

How to bypass your biases and explore proven leadership competencies and derailers for the most important hiring evaluation.
Score each candidate so you can ne be more objective.

Ten Underrated Jobs

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 21, 2016 in How To Do Life
Potential launchpads to a better life.
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Reclaiming Your Creative Self

By Barnet Bain on October 21, 2016 in Doing and Being
The key to finding resilience, courage, and wonder in a changing world.

How History Will Remember Donald Trump

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on October 21, 2016 in Just Listen
Could Trump be just what civil society needs to resurrect itself from profanity, vulgarity, insensitivity and impatience that can often escalate to violence?

Do Facebook "Likes" Affect Psychological Well-Being?

By Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D. on October 20, 2016 in Close Encounters
New research shows that the way we're affected by Facebook likes may depend on our self-esteem, and our sense of purpose in life.

Love Handles

How we “handle”, or better yet, help a significant other overcome negative experiences and behaviors can pave the way for more positive present and future sexual encounters.
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Biology Determines Every Thought, Feeling, and Behavior

By John A. Johnson Ph.D. on October 20, 2016 in Cui Bono
Psychologists say behavior results from the interaction of biology and environment, yet argue about their relative importance. Read why the importance of biology is always 100%.
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Beware of the Go-For-the-Jugular Vampire

By Judith Orloff M.D. on October 20, 2016 in Emotional Freedom
This vampire is one of the most malevolent of bloodsuckers, this person is vindictive and cuts you down with no consideration for your feelings. Learn how to protect yourself.

How Do I Handle My Father's Mental Ilness?

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on October 20, 2016 in The Teen Doctor
How to handle a father's mental illness

The Ageless Inspiration of Activity

By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on October 20, 2016 in Black Belt Brain
Ever thought you were too old for something? Aging doesn't mean we have to get old. Getting old comes with all sorts of baggage that isn't a requirement of aging.
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Why Teach More?

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on October 20, 2016 in One Among Many
Professors teach because they love it (and make a living). Therefore, they will teach more when the opportunity arises, no?