Why Are So Few Programs for Survivors of War Scaled Up?

A shift in how we do research can help make findings more relevant to real-world practice.

Why Are You Always Thinking About Your Self?

Narcissism ranges from healthy to unhealthy, but is core to who we are. Research reveals brain mechanisms which default to self-reflection when we aren't doing anything else.

The Psychology of Child Torture

What is the common nature of these horrific acts—and the people behind them?
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Binge Watching and Its Effects on Your Sleep

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in Sleep Newzzz
To protect your sleep and your overall health, it’s sensible to keep binge watching in check. Here's why—and some tips from a binge watcher.

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I Am Not An Elitist! (Or Am I?)

By Saul Levine M.D. on January 19, 2018 in Our Emotional Footprint
President Trump criticizes liberal elites for being disinterested and out-of-touch with those who comprise his base of supporters. I disagree, but then I look at "real facts."

Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders

Psychoanalytic treatment is alive and well and has an important role to play in the diverse array of treatments available for eating disorders today.

Why Leaders Treat People Unfairly

5 reasons why leaders treat others unfairly and what to do about it
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Do You Say Different Things About #MeToo in Private?

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on January 19, 2018 in Off the Couch
If you have mixed feelings about #MeToo, should you just stay silent? Or is there a better idea?

Are You a Good Judge or Just Judgmental?

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in Think Well
Some people are quick to make judgmental pronouncements about others. Here is why they are usually wrong.

Let's Bring YOLO Back, This Time With Feeling

Could your life use more purpose and your moments more meaning? I've got just the acronym for you.

Breaking Hockey’s Color Barrier Sixty Years Ago

Willie O'Ree broke the color barrier of the National Hockey League in 1958.

The Big, Fat Lie

It's not the size, it's the selection.

Love vs. Habit

Why do so many smart and creative people make the same mistakes over and over?

How to Love a Narcissist

When you are in love with someone who is self-focused, the success of your relationship will depend on your ability to understand and accommodate narcissistic traits.

Can Humor Make You Sexist?

By Scott Weems Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in What’s So Funny?
Do you laugh at sexist jokes? That could be a problem, or not.

What Exactly Is Mindfulness? It’s NOT What You Think.

Mindfulness is so much more than meditation. The real meditation is your life.

Lacking Critical Thought in Prime Time News

Consider the number of lapses in critical thinking in this interview and, more importantly, why critical thinking education is so necessary.

Has the #MeToo Movement Gone Overboard with Aziz Ansari?

By Deborah L. Davis Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in Laugh, Cry, Live
Isn't there a difference between bad guys doing bad things, and good guys doing gross things? A bad date is not #metoo.

Excess Dietary Salt Can Impair Cognition via Gut-Brain Axis

By Christopher Bergland on January 19, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
Consuming too much salt can promote cognitive dysfunction via the gut-brain axis, according to a new study on mice.

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in Social Lights
A professor rethinks the concept of extra credit.

Easy Ways to Teach Kids About Emotions in Daily Life

Observing what your child and other people are feeling, and commenting on it in a nonjudgmental way, teaches children to identify emotions in themselves and others.

7 Stress Management Tips for Smart People

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in How To Do Life
Tactics for preventing and coping with stress.

Is There a Bridget Jones Effect?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in Media Spotlight
Is there really a Bridget Jones effect? New research explores how romantic media content in movies and television can reinforce the fear of being single.

Why Your Child’s Lies May Be a Sign of Intelligence

By Tracy P Alloway Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in Keep It in Mind
Why your child’s lies may be a sign of intelligence - how working memory can boost lying in children

Is Scott Peterson Innocent?

By Mark Godsey J.D. on January 18, 2018 in Blind Injustice
A&E's "The Murder of Laci Peterson" Exposes Psychological Flaws in Justice System

Can Food Supplements Protect the Minds of Aging Dogs?

Old dogs can have a version of Alzheimer's disease and data suggests that this might be prevented by changing what they eat

How Young Are You?

What if you could convince your body that you are younger than you actually are? It may be worth trying.

Your Most Valuable Asset

Now that we’ve gotten your attention, let me just assure you that it’s not your bank account. But then you probably already knew that...

How Do You View Your Partner?

A negative bias can bring down a marriage. When we’re primarily focused on our partner’s personal shortcomings neither partner is happy.

The Handwriting on the Wall: Menu Labeling

Menu labeling—the posting of calories in restaurants in an attempt to decrease obesity and overweight in the population—has been controversial. Does it achieve its goal?

Using Technology to Improve Access to Mental Health Care

How technology can improve mental health care.

If Oxytocin and Sex Deceive You, Try Gratitude to Move On

By Rita Watson MPH on January 18, 2018 in With Love and Gratitude
If you are suffering from heartbreak, honestly evaluate your last love relationship, then embrace gratitude and look forward to Valentine's Day with a new perspective on love.

Yoga Has Real Health Benefits

By Temma Ehrenfeld on January 18, 2018 in Open Gently
Don't dismiss yoga: It plus aerobics leads to more health benefits than twice the aerobics.