What Counts as "Fair" and What Makes People Care?

Allocators who stick to the rules are deemed the most fair—more fair than charitable allocators, or allocators who reciprocate favors.

I Turned Off My Cellphone for You

By Jan Albert on June 28, 2017 in Points of Observation
What in the world could convince a 20-Something to separate from his or her cellphone? Pratt University designers look to nature and the field of Biomimicry for inspiration.

Social-Emotional Development in a Hyper-Competitive Age

Our current political situation is a logical conclusion of many years of celebrating competition and success that are achieved at the expense of others.

Maggie's Story: The Many Reasons Why Not

Maggie Nelson wanted desperately to end her life, to end the pain. But she gave hope a chance and found her way to flourishing.

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Terminating with an entire caseload of patients

When we think about termination, we generally focus on minimizing the negative impact for patients. What though is the potential negative impact of terminating an entire caseload?

Testosterone on the Brain

A study found that testosterone boosts impulsive thinking. What's the deal?

Talking Openly About Mental Illness

What if you could talk entirely openly about your experience of mental illness?

How to Be a Good Parent in a Digitally Addicted World

Technology addiction is real. And yet, we can and must still be good parents.

Beyond Bedlam’s Door

By The Book Brigade on June 29, 2017 in The Author Speaks
Inside the consulting room, psychiatrists are witness to the daily drama of mental health, and many of the stories that unfold are stranger than most fiction.

Leucidal Liquid: Safe or Not?

By Donna Flagg on June 29, 2017 in Honestly
Study shows surprising results of leading natural preservative.

Minority Growth Makes Other Minorities More Conservative

By Gordon Hodson Ph.D. on June 29, 2017 in Without Prejudice
When majority groups (e.g., Whites in the US) perceive growth of minority groups they endorse more conservative positions. Is this also true for minorities?

Not All Friendships Last Forever

What do you do when you realize that you don't really "like" your friend anymore?
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Driving Asleep

What do you when you're sleepy at the wheel?

Cell Phones and Relationship Distress: The Missing Link

Cell phone use and texting can lead to relationship dissatisfaction. New research elucidates why some relationships are more vulnerable than others.

What It Means to Be a Human

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on June 29, 2017 in The Human Beast
From Darwin onwards, scholars struggled to define our species. There are two leading theories but neither seems workable.

Why Do Some People Pull at Their Hair When Anxious?

Do you pull, tug or fiddle with your hair when you are anxious? Does hair pulling in turn exacerbate your anxiety? How can you break the cycle?

Death Isn't as Awful as We Imagine

When death comes, will it be as bad as we think?

Non-Verbal Communication Across Cultures

Non-verbal skills are crucial for effective communication. At home or across languages and cultures.
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Good Sex Starts Outside the Bedroom

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Can You Have More Willpower?

Do you wish you had more self-control? We all have moments when our willpower seems to fail us and bad choices ensue. But can you really improve your willpower?

Career Advice for New Graduates in a Tough Market

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on June 29, 2017 in How To Do Life
Viable careers, tactics for vetting a job, and using it to launch a good career.

How to Make Important Life Decisions

Big, life-changing decisions can be challenging to make. Stakes can be high, pros and cons mixed. Here are some tips to help you find clarity and determine your best path.

Conversation Cards Help Therapists Dig Deeper

Fink Cards: A tool designed to promote dialogue between therapists and clients.

It's Important To Believe You Can Heal After a Breakup

Sometimes the pain of a breakup is so great that suicide seems like a reasonable option. It's not. Don't give up the day before the miracle happens.

Do You Reward Yourself in Ways that You Later Regret?

How do you prefer to reward yourself, or celebrate? Indulgent foods, spending and alcohol may feel good in the moment, yet can leave a trail of regrets in their wake.

Don't Try to Lose Weight

To set a goal to “lose that weight” may be misguided. Weight gain is a biological process. The goal to change your behavior is within your personal control, and more realistic.

The Importance of Reducing Stress During Pregnancy: Part II

Are you concerned about how stress affects parents-to-be and their developing babies? Stress reduction skills support health in the preconception, prenatal and postnatal periods.

Distracted Parents and Problem Children

By Ira Hyman Ph.D. on June 28, 2017 in Mental Mishaps
Have you seen them at the parks and in the coffee shops? Parents hypnotized by their phones and computers; unaware of what their children are doing. What happens to those children?

Running, Writing, and Deep Play

By Alex Pang Ph.D. on June 28, 2017 in Rest
We often think of hobbies as a distraction from our busy working lives. In fact, the right kind of "deep play" can help us be better at our jobs, and even be more creative.

Seven Key Points to Help You Transition Through Change

By Abigail Brenner M.D. on June 28, 2017 in In Flux
Change is inevitable. Yet for many, transition and change bring up uncertainty, fear, and anxiety. This piece offers helpful ways to cope, enjoy, and even embrace change.

How You Doing? You Okay?

Are millions of people across our nation suffering from free-floating anxiety?

I Am Upset That My 14-Year-Old Is Sexually Active

How to handle your young teen and sexuality.

Panic Attacks: A Four-Step Approach to Prevention

Panic attacks easily lead to hyper-vigilance that can fuel further panic attacks. A four step model for putting panic attacks to rest.