When Is It Good to Forgive?

By Amie M. Gordon PhD on September 29, 2016 in Between You and Me
What should you do when your partner upsets you? Recent research suggests that whether you are better off forgiving or getting angry depends on your partner’s personality.

Biological Foundations for Self-Directed Education

By Peter Gray Ph.D. on September 28, 2016 in Freedom to Learn
Self-directed education—as it occurs in unschooling families and at democratic schools--operates by allowing these four natural drives to flourish. ....

Memory Loss Associated With Alzheimer's May Be Reversible

By Kevin Murnane, Ph.D. on September 28, 2016 in The Info Monkey
New research holds out hope that the loss of memory function that accompanies Alzheimer's may be preventable and reversible if the disease is caught early enough.

The Big Mystery of Baby Names

By Jean M Twenge Ph.D. on September 28, 2016 in Our Changing Culture
What's going on with baby names? Millennials, and their need for uniqueness.

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10 Ways to Change Hurtful Habits

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on September 29, 2016 in Emotional Fitness
Once you discover (or are confronted with) something you do that hurts the one you love, you will want to change that habit. Here are 10 ways to help you do so.
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The Sleep Connectome

By John Cline Ph.D. on September 29, 2016 in Sleepless in America
Advanced imaging techniques and powerful analytic methods allow the creation of stunning maps of functional and anatomical brain connections. Can they help understand sleep?

A New Science of Human Evolution—and Evolutionary Psychiatry

A new book highlights the revolution sweeping through evolution thanks to genomics and sets a precedent that the imprinted brain theory has already followed.

How Powerful Is Status Quo Bias?

By Rob Henderson on September 29, 2016 in After Service
Research sheds light on our resistance to change.

Television With Tots: Guilt Free Co-Viewing Recommendations

By Jamie Krenn Ph.D. on September 29, 2016 in Screen Time
Have concerns about your young child's screen time? These few recommendation may help.

Does Gender Matter When It Comes to Addiction Recovery?

By Indra Cidambi, M.D. on September 29, 2016 in Sure Recovery
Does gender matter when it comes to addiction treatment? Focusing on women's treatment needs help speed up recovery.

Is It True That "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished?"

By Temma Ehrenfeld on September 29, 2016 in Open Gently
People may withdraw or punish you after you try to help them. Back off.

The Evidence on Sugar and Heart Disease

The recent article raises serious questions about science and ethics. Find out what the evidence does say about the link between sugar and heart disease.

Fear of Speaking in Public: A Lesson for Teens

By Raychelle Cassada Lohmann MS, LPC on September 29, 2016 in Teen Angst
Have you ever wanted to ask a question or speak in front of a group of people, but couldn't get the words out? If so, then you are 100% completely normal.
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Lamentation Can Be a Good Thing

The psychological mechanism for dealing with trauma and loss only works when we feel the painful feelings and grow through them, not when we try to suppress them.

The Cerebellum May Drive Sex Distinction in Our Social Brain

By Christopher Bergland on September 29, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
How do sex differences play a role in the development of our social brain? A new study on specific neurons in the cerebellum (Latin for "little brain") offers some valuable clues.

A Brief Look at Medical Student Syndrome

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on September 29, 2016 in In Excess
There is some empirical evidence that some particular sub-groups of people appear to suffer hypochondria-related disorders relating to the medical conditions they are studying

What Would a Talking Mirror Say to You?

By Donna Barstow on September 29, 2016 in Ink Blots Cartoons
What does your reflection tell you about who you are? Should you trust it?
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Bad Moms: Social Stigmas Behind Postpartum Mental Illness

By Jean Kim M.D. on September 29, 2016 in Culture Shrink
We need to examine how the biological symptoms of postpartum mental illnesses intersect with the high societal expectations regarding the "perfect mother."
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Beyoncé and Jay-Z: A Balancing Act?

By Jane Greer Ph.D. on September 29, 2016 in Shrink Wrap
Compromise or sacrifice?

Respect Differences: Learn From the Boy Who Lived With Seals

By clinging to what divides us from others, we only hurt ourselves.

On the Envelope

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 29, 2016 in How To Do Life
Musing on the mundane

Five Proven Truths about Finding Happiness

While there is no magic bullet that can make us forever happier, there is a science of happiness. When we better understand the nature of happiness we can become more skillful at

Murderous Humans Are Not "Acting Like Animals"

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on September 28, 2016 in Animal Emotions
An essay called "The phylogenetic roots of human lethal violence" has attracted a lot of global media attention. But, we shouldn't blame our murderous tendencies on other animals.

Coffee: Warding off Dementia and Identifying Psychopaths

By Rita Watson MPH on September 28, 2016 in With Love and Gratitude
Coffee may ward off dementia and coffee preferences can help identify antisocial behavior.

Why Manners Still Matter in the Digital Age

By Kyle D. Pruett M.D. on September 28, 2016 in Once Upon a Child
How to Encourage Them in Your Children

Oxygen and Aging

What is best way to combat free-radicals of oxygen?

How Mindfulness Can Help Us Cope With the Fear of Death

By Steve Stankevicius M.D. on September 28, 2016 in The Skeptical Shrink
For many, the afterlife offers the quintessential form of closing the eyes and blocking the ears. But for people like myself who do not subscribe to the stories, what are we to do?

Self Care 101: You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup

By Susan Biali M.D. on September 28, 2016 in Prescriptions for Life
If your life has felt too busy for a while, you're probably running on empty. Avoid the inevitable disaster by heeding warning signs in your body, before it's too late.

Fight or Grow

Moments of hurt or anger with your partner can become opportunities to heal, grow, and develop intimacy.

Coping Guidelines for All of US

In the last few months our nation has witnessed a surge in violent acts of intolerance. Are we suffering from secondary PTSD?

Does Donald Trump Have Free Will?

By Erin Clabough Ph.D. on September 28, 2016 in Neuroparent
What does neuroscience tell us about Trump's future choices?
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What Is DBT?

By Greta Gleissner LCSW on September 28, 2016 in Bottom's Up
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is an effective combination of cognitive and behavioral therapies. The goal of DBT is to transform destructive behaviors into positive outcomes.