Krystine I. Batcho

Faded Glory: What Can We Learn From the Formerly Famous?

Celebrities are exceptional individuals. Can we learn from how they cope when their glory fades?

Baby Blues, Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Psychosis

This public health measure is well meaning. Good enough maternal love ought to be the highest value in our society. In practice this means the destructive use of antidepressants.

Managing Zika Anxiety During Pregnancy

With scary headlines and rapidly-changing news about Zika Virus, it makes sense to be concerned. Here are proven ways to manage your anxiety around it.

Four Great Relationship Hacks

By Karl Pillemer Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in Lessons for Loving
Feel like your relationship is going stale? Here's some advice for people who've been through the relationship doldrums.

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Is It Possible That a Dog Could Be Racist?

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C. on February 10, 2016 in Canine Corner
New data shows that minor actions by a dog's owner can cause it to develop negative emotions toward particular people.

Why Are Painful Emotions So Hard to Handle?

By Leon Hoffman M.D. on February 10, 2016 in Beyond Freud
Throughout development, maturity lessons need to be learned and re-learned in order to best master the inevitable disappointments of life.

Black History and the Filipin@ Community

By E. J. R. David Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in Unseen and Unheard
As we celebrate Black History, I am reminded of the painful reality that many of my fellow Filipin@s still hold prejudices against African Americans and other dark-skinned peoples.

Little Treasure, Little Sun, Little Mouse

By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in Between Cultures
Idiosyncratic communication between couples is associated with relationship satisfaction.

"I Don't Like My Wife"

By Isadora Alman MFT on February 10, 2016 in Sex & Sociability
If you want to know what's going on, ask in such a way that is likely to get you an honest answer.

Can Playing Pinball Be Addictive?

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in In Excess
Does pinball addiction exist? Only one academic paper has ever been published on pinball addiction (a case study) and this blog takes a look at that paper in more detail.

Sneaky SAD

By Michael Terman Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in Chronotherapy
I thought I was going to skip a year of SAD in November of 2015. I was feeling symptom-free! But I didn't count on a gradual onset, one stealthy symptom at a time.

When Is It Time to Stop Fixing Ourselves?

Self-help relies on our belief in our fundamental defectiveness. Self-acceptance, however, will never come by successfully fixing ourself. But it will come...
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By Goal Auzeen Saedi Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in Millennial Media
Find out what happens when you give happiness a chance for 100 days.
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Do Your Dreams Have Meaning?

By Meir H. Kryger M.D. on February 10, 2016 in Sleep and Be Well
All people dream. Dreams have been the stuff of philosophers, artists, writers, scientists, and therapists. But what do dreams really mean?

Rorie Hutter on Innisfree Village

The Future of Mental Health interview series continues with Rorie Hutter on Innisfree Village.

Secularism and the City

By Phil Zuckerman Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in The Secular Life
The most secular cities in America are among the best in America.

The Best Leaders Lead by Example

By Victor Lipman on February 10, 2016 in Mind of the Manager
Two highly practical reasons why leading by example makes excellent career and business sense: 1) It's effective. 2) It makes people want to follow.

Traveling Light

By Michael Terman Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in Chronotherapy
A clinical social worker with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) explains why she packed her light box to attend a weekend family event out of town.

Sex in Marriage

Do men and women have different sexual agendas?

Exercise for the ADHD Body and Mind

How does exercise help adults with ADHD?

The Naked Truth About High School

By Marty Babits on February 10, 2016 in The Middle Ground
Crossing the great divide, experience high school from the front lines.

Welcome To the Past (And Why It Matters)

By Susan Wise Bauer Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in Under the Sun
Think smart phones, the Internet, and Microsoft have changed us? Think again.

Do Separate Bedrooms Signal Marriage Problems?

By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in Suffer the Children
A couple’s sex life can improve when they have found a sleeping arrangement that allows good quality sleep for both of them.

8 Expectations It's Good to Have in Relationships

By Tina Gilbertson LPC on February 10, 2016 in Constructive Wallowing
Feeling shy about asking for what you need? You're entitled to the basics. Find out what they are, and ask with confidence.

How Millennials Do Valentine's Day

By Kit Yarrow Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in The Why Behind the Buy
Millennials shop and buy differently than older generations - here's why the experiential Valentine's Day is winning over candy and flowers.

The Stress of Uncontrollability

By Alex Korb Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in PreFrontal Nudity
Feeling out of control amps up the brain's anxiety circuit. Understanding your own brain's response to uncontrollability can put you in the driver's seat.

Will Hillary's Speaking Style Derail Her?

Will Hillary Clinton's speaking style derail her presidential bid?

Should I Let My Kid Play Football?

By Michael W. Austin Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in Ethics for Everyone
Parents whose kids want to play football should consider the other ways in which their kids might get its benefits without incurring the risk of serious harm.

20 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Best Friends

Spending Valentine's Day with your best friend may be a lot more fun than trying to stage the "perfect" romantic evening with a date.

Obesity, Diet, and Your Brain

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in Media Spotlight
Recent research has found a strong link between high fat, high sugar "Western diets" (WD for short) and obesity, brain functioning, and our ability to learn.

The Meaning of Life by Andrew McCarthy

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in Brick by Brick
As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of "Pretty in Pink", Andrew McCarthy discusses the meaning of life and how "uncomfortable" isn't a bad thing.

6 Seductive Body Language Channels

What does seduction really look like?

"Interpersonal Synchrony" is Vital to Harmonious Matchmaking

By Christopher Bergland on February 10, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
A new study on "interpersonal synchrony" has pinpointed the optimal ingredients for creating harmonious partnerships.

Here's the Article I've Always Wanted to Write

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in Living Single
Here's my briefest, most compelling case for why all those claims about the transformative power of getting married are wrong.