Lying to Your Therapist

By Ryan Howes PhD, ABPP on October 26, 2016 in In Therapy
You spend money, time, and emotional energy coming to therapy – so why lie? Wouldn’t deception or omission mean that you’re avoiding your issues, keeping you from reaching goals?

Can Sleep Loss Make Us More Violent?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in Media Spotlight
A new review article written in the journal Psychology of Violence suggests that sleep problems plays a far greater role in aggression that anyone has ever suspected.
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Tools of Influence

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in How To Do Life
Rhetorical devices used in some of our most influential speeches are exemplars of the exercise of influence.

"I Feel Your Pain" (Literally)

In 1992, Bill Clinton said to a protester at a campaign rally, "I feel your pain." New research indicates that the now famous expression might not just be a figure of speech.

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Is there a Physical Basis to the Notion of "Spirit"?

By Liane Gabora Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in Mindbloggling
The feeling bears leave you with has little to do with how smart they are, or their demeanor. It’s more a sense of the essential life force they emanate from, corny as that sounds.

Mental Illness is Not a Halloween Costume

By Joe Pierre M.D. on October 26, 2016 in Psych Unseen
Mental illness can be scary for those that suffer from it, but we shouldn’t think of those that suffer from it as scary to us.

PsySR Stands with the Standing Rock Sioux

By Roy Eidelson Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in Dangerous Ideas
The actions of the Standing Rock Sioux offer an inspiring model for everyone who wants a sustainable human future and an end to political-economic oppression.
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Vote Yes for Medical or Recreational Marijuana Legalization

We have to think about patient choice as well as public health and safety when deciding what to do about marijuana legalization.

Lab Chimpanzees Headed To Sanctuary Despite Lobbying Efforts

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in Animal Emotions
A disturbing dispute is brewing over the retirement of laboratory chimpanzees to Chimp Haven because of resistance by the National Association for Biomedical Research.

The Prescription for a Happier and Healthier Workplace

How can employees avoid burnout? Tips for successfully promoting happiness and health in the workplace.
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A Bias Against Bias

By David Rock on October 26, 2016 in Your Brain at Work
Implicit bias is an everyone problem, because it is a brain problem.

What If Your Child Crosses the Line?

Maybe most important, instead of feeling like he has crossed a line that leaves him disconnected, beyond the love of his parents, he has learned that he is loved unconditionally.

A Minute Therapist Guide to Managing Anger

Defusing anger by changing what you say to yourself.

When Is Compliance a Bad Thing?

When saying no to authority is the right thing to do

For the Love of a Ball: Dogs as Conservation Biologists

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in Animal Emotions
Dogs have been a great benefit for helping conservation biologists and they enjoy the work. Here is an fascinating interview with Pete Coppolillo of Working Dogs for Conservation.

Should We Be Afraid of Our Genes?

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in The Human Beast
In a period when some politicians are exhibiting stereotypical male primate behavior, it is refreshing to ask whether we are really in control of ourselves.

Do You Believe In Magic?

By Temma Ehrenfeld on October 26, 2016 in Open Gently
Don't fall for quack cures like homeopathy.
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Which Treatments Might Help Reduce Bulimia Symptoms?

By Lori Russell-Chapin Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in Brain Waves
The amazing results for bulimia with neurofeedback.

Grieving an Adult Child

By Kenneth J. Doka Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in Good Mourning
Losing a child is tough at any age but it can be especially hard when the child is an adult.

Dancing With Change

By Tim Leberecht on October 26, 2016 in The Romance of Work
A conversation with Lorna Davis, Chief Manifesto Catalyst of food company Danone, about how to bring manifestos to life and why even Fortune 500 businesses are like families.

Why Do We Do What We Do?

By Andy Tix Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in The Pursuit of Peace
Nature and nurture almost never influence behavior in isolation. Rather, nature and nurture almost always interact to influence behavior in complex ways.
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Nutrition in Recovery from Addiction

By Nicole Avena Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in Food Junkie
From a public health perspective, the addiction problem appears to be relentless with substances of abuse increasing in potency. Meanwhile highly accessible and highly palatable fo
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Beware the Whistleblower

By Alan A. Cavaiola Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in Beyond Bullying
A different slant on the "Whistleblower". . . better watch your back!

Rethinking Your Anger

Anger is not just an emotion; it's a state of mind.

Managing Your Expectations About Marriage

Having realistic expectations about our marriage will result in less dissatisfaction.

What Dogs Do After Training Affects How Much They Remember

Data shows that adding a play session after training can improve a dogs memory and performance by 40%.

The Science of Brown Fat

By George King M.D. on October 26, 2016 in The Health Chart
Enhancing glucose metabolism and fighting diabetes.

How You Respond to Stress Is a Key to Management Success

By Victor Lipman on October 26, 2016 in Mind of the Manager
When things weren’t going smoothly – projects behind schedule, budgets squeezed and she felt under pressure – her management style changed considerably.

What's Up With These People?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in Your Wise Brain
It’s natural for others to want things from you, but it can be stressful. But, there’s a sweet spot from which you can respond to their wants with an internal sense of autonomy.

Sleepless and Depressed? CBT-I Can Help.

By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in Think, Act, Be
Am I depressed because I can't sleep? Or is my insomnia causing depression? Research studies have answered these and other questions.

Are Acts of Kindness Good For You?

There’s no denying that kindness is a good thing. But what about the claims that doing good is actually good for you?

10 Ways Writing a Book is Like Having a Baby

Ever wanted to write a book? Here is an inside look from a first-time author's perspective.

How Bilinguals Deal with Moral Dilemmas

One of the hottest areas of research on bilingualism is the interaction between morality and language. Does being bilingual differentiate us when it comes to moral dilemmas?

The Trump Profile: Narcissistic and Predatory?

By Stanley O. Gaines, Jr. Ph.D. on October 26, 2016 in Deep Focus
Narcissism, especially in its most maladaptive versions, consistently emerges as higher among perpetrators than among non-perpetrators of sexual assault. Is this Trump's profile?