For Those With Alzheimer’s, a Place to Remember

By Ira Hyman Ph.D. on August 26, 2016 in Mental Mishaps
Alzheimer’s disease slowly and invariably steals a person’s past. But we may be able to create environments that help recall it.

Are Conservatives More Anti-Science Than Liberals?

By David Ludden Ph.D. on August 26, 2016 in Talking Apes
Skepticism about scientific findings depends on your core beliefs, not your level of science literacy.

Psychological and Environmental Aspects of Who We Eat

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 26, 2016 in Animal Emotions
"Meat Climate Change: The 2nd Leading Cause of Global Warming" highlights the incredible damage agricultural practices do to our planet and psyches and offers viable solutions.

The "School Did Nothing to Stop the Bullying" Lie

By Izzy Kalman on August 25, 2016 in Resilience to Bullying
When children like Daniel Fitzpatrick commit suicide because of bullying, parents accuse the schools of having done nothing. They're usually wrong.

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Is Your Relationship Beyond Repair?

By Rick Miller LICSW on August 26, 2016 in Unwrapped
Your relationship is a gift -- deserving of care, attention, protection.

Road rage: A Second "Free-Range" Intervention

What is real power? It is acting like the biggest dog on the road.

Neuroscience Suggests That We're All "Wired" for Addiction

By Christopher Bergland on August 26, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
New research suggests that everybody has the neurobiological potential to become an addict.

How Schools (Sometimes) Fail Our Children

By Maureen D Healy on August 26, 2016 in Creative Development
Can your child's school improve in certain areas?

Don’t Bee Afraid

By Jeffrey Lockwood Ph.D. on August 26, 2016 in The Infested Mind
Not only are bee stings painful, but they can be deadly—and we all know this! So why would a beekeeper wear shorts and work without a veil?

Google vs. Memory: Use It or Lose It

Do you need Google to remind you how to change a tire? Jump start a car? Drive to the Target in the next town? Plan the public transportation route to the museum?

Let's Face It, 'Vanilla Only' Sex Is Nonnormative

By Michael Aaron, Ph.D. on August 26, 2016 in Standard Deviations
Recent research shows that people are much more kinky than we realize, which leads to a necessary but unlikely conclusion: "Vanilla only" sex, rather than kink, is nonnormative.

Suicide in Cancer Patients

Not surprisingly, suicide is an avenue of escape for more cancer patients than an equal cohort of their healthy counterparts. The cancer team must be alert to subtle warnings.

How to Argue the Right Way

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on August 26, 2016 in Compassion Matters
The way we argue can dramatically affect our personal health and the health of our relationship. How can we resolve conflict in healthier ways that keep us close to our partner?

The Sexual Lie Detector

By David J Ley Ph.D. on August 26, 2016 in Women Who Stray
The polygraph is widely discredited as a valid tool for detecting deception. So why are therapists and clinicians calling it a way to "keep sex addicts honest"?

The Therapeutic Value of Nature

By Dan Mager MSW on August 26, 2016 in Some Assembly Required
Research suggests that spending time in nature can be extremely beneficial, leading to improvements in mood, cognition, and health.
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Here’s How Marijuana Use Is Changing

By Richard Taite on August 26, 2016 in Ending Addiction for Good
It’s not hard to see how some parts of American culture are light years ahead of where they were just a few decades ago.
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How the Government Is Fighting Against the Opioid Epidemic

One of the federal government’s important roles is to take on our county’s most pressing issues and respond with solutions on a national scale.
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Do Strong Sexual Desires Universally Predict Cheating?

If you (or your partner) have a high sex drive, is there more risk of infidelity?

On Evil

By Anthony Synnott Ph.D. on August 26, 2016 in Rethinking Men
What is evil? Is there such a thing or force as evil? Or just bad deeds? Are there evil people? Or is everything relative?
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The Perils of Multitasking

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on August 26, 2016 in Memory Medic
Multitasking not only becomes a habit, it is addictive. I see many youngsters who seem to have withdrawal symptoms if they can't check their phone messages every few minutes.

Spotlight on Brain Trauma

By James F. Zender Ph.D. on August 26, 2016 in The New Normal
How motorsports is spotlighting personality and brain function
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Stop Giving Your Power Away to Others

Take back your power with these 5 steps on dealing with difficult people! Own your reactions and actions, and shift the dynamic to lessen the sting inflicted by a negative person.
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5 Signs You Have the Wrong Therapist

No progress in therapy? Maybe your therapist is the problem.

Clear Evidence: Spanking Harms Kids

A large body of research definitively shows that spanking has negative consequences for kids.

On a B.F. Skinner Quote

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 26, 2016 in How To Do Life
What do you remember from your education? What are the implications of that?
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Can You AMP Up Your Workplace?

When it comes to dealing with the complexity and uncertainty that are the new normal of business, how do people respond in your workplace?

A Graduate Student's Ode to Coffee

By Amy Green M.A., C.C.C. on August 25, 2016 in Psy-curious
A recent large-scale review reveals that coffee can be part of a healthy diet for adults.

Survival, Aggression—and Compassion

What do you expect from those around you—competition or compassion? Here's a surprising example.

Is the “All Lives Matter” Slogan Racist?

By Gordon Hodson Ph.D. on August 25, 2016 in Without Prejudice
In the lead up to the 2016 US election, racial tensions are running high. Many Blacks are offended by White retorts that “All Lives Matter.” Racism may underpin this slogan.

Your Magic Wand for Less Drama, More Love

What if you could create that deep loving connection as your (almost) constant way of being with your child? It would be like giving yourself a magic wand.

Crazy Busy? What Would You Pay for an Hour of Calm?

As you reflect on your life for a moment, how much would you pay to avoid feeling negative emotions or to experience more positive emotions?

Size Matters

By John Staddon, Ph.D. on August 25, 2016 in Adaptive Behavior
When is a gift not a gift? The hidden, but predictable, cost of real-life changes in reinforcement schedule