Describing Sexual Assault in a Language Men Can Understand

By Melissa Burkley Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in The Social Thinker
Female victims' sexual assault stories often fail to resonate with men. But Terry Crews describes his experience in terms with which men can empathize.

Why Has Self-Harm Tripled Among Tween and Teen Girls?

By Jean M Twenge Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in Our Changing Culture
Why are three times as many girls harming themselves? There's a likely culprit.

The Best Way to Counteract Rude Behavior

Whether they intend to or not, people may at times behave rudely. A new study on incivility’s effects shows why rudeness hurts so much and how you can negate its effects on you.

Should Kids Be Allowed to Take Mental Health Days?

You wouldn't think twice about letting your child stay home from school for a physical illness like the flu. But should you let him take a mental health day?

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This Thanksgiving, Don’t Mistake Getting Along For Giving In

By Andrew Shtulman Ph.D. on November 22, 2017 in Inconceivable
Don’t let the pundits make you feel guilty about breaking bread with your family while refusing to break your commitment to evidence and logic.
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Practical Tips for Metabolizing a Compliment

We often deflect people's compliments because we're been taught to be self-effacing. But letting ourselves receive and metabolize a compliment can nurture us as nothing else can.

Love At First Sight Feels Magical—But What Is It Really?

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on November 22, 2017 in ExperiMentations
Love at first sight. Is it real? What is it? How does it play into our ongoing romantic relationships? New research adds to our gradual understanding of courtship and mating.
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What I Learned From Charles Manson

By David Evans on November 21, 2017 in Can’t We All Just Get Along?
What happened during the two hours I spent with Charles Manson.

3 Signs You Are Winning at Life

By Jonathan Fader Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in The New You
Find yourself comparing your life to others. Looking to get a great job, to earn more money, buy a new house or car?
Your likely on the wrong track. Find out why...

What to do if your child is being bullied

Encourage your school to develop anti-bullying programs.
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Brains, Bats, and the Meaning of Consciousness

By Jon Horvitz Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in Purple Brain
The philosopher Thomas Nagel wondered “What is it like to be a bat?”

Interview with Janet Fitch: Why Historical Fiction?

By Jennifer Haupt on November 21, 2017 in One True Thing
"People think you get to this magical place where you know what you’re doing... But every novel is a completely new animal. You’re always a beginner. That makes it interesting!"

Is Narcissism Shaped by Attachment Style?

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in Compassion Matters
Recent research has explored connections between the two main types of narcissism and the early attachment style a person experienced.

Your Body is at the Root of Your Rage

By Jason Whiting Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in Love, Lies and Conflict
Is anger interfering with your intimate relationships? Your body may be hijacking your good intentions.

When Thanksgiving Comes with a Helping of Social Anxiety

By Dawn Kingston Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in The Pregnant Pause
Holidays can be especially challenging for pregnant women who have social anxiety. Here are seven tips that can help.
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Defining Cyberbullying

By Kelly Dillon Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in Hacking Harassment
Who is most at risk to be cyberbullied? Where? And how? You might be surprised.

Trump’s Age of Anxiety: Worries Pile Up, Health Will Go Down

By Daniel P. Keating Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in Stressful Lives
If you're feeling especially stressed lately, you aren't alone. National surveys show an unprecedented rise in anxiety. Health consequences are likely but there are options.

Cultivating Leadership in Educational Leaders

By Richard Rende Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in Inside Education
Struggling to galvanize "buy-in" from faculty for administrative objectives? Try cultivating "ownership" instead.

What Happens When You Run into Your Therapist on the Street?

By Loren Soeiro, Ph.D. ABPP on November 21, 2017 in I Hear You
Have you ever had the unnerving experience of running into your therapist when you're not at all ready to see him or her? How will it likely play out and why?

Can a 4-Step Self-Help Therapy Technique End Upset Feelings?

Therapists use this technique to help their clients gain insight and feel better. Can it also relieve upset feelings if you use it as a self-help technique?

How to Help Teens Cope with Cyberbullying

By Katie Hurley, LCSW on November 21, 2017 in Worry-Free Kids
Worried about teens and cyberbullying? You're not alone.

Will it Last? Three Tests

By Temma Ehrenfeld on November 21, 2017 in Open Gently
To know whether your relationship will last, think more deeply about time.

How to Put a Stop to Catastrophic Thinking

By Toni Bernhard J.D. on November 21, 2017 in Turning Straw Into Gold
Catastrophizing is also called “magnifying.” This is a good way to think of it because it emphasizes how often we magnify unpleasant experiences way out of proportion.

The Seven C's of Thanksgiving

By Alexandra Solomon Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in Loving Bravely
Feeling nervous about an upcoming family gathering? The seven C's of Thanksgiving can help you prepare you, body, mind, and spirit for any family dynamics that come your way.

Sexual Harassment

By Roberta Satow Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in Life After 50
In 1991, 20 million viewers watched as Anita Hill was compelled to answer humiliating questions by contemptuous male senators. Has the worm turned?

Animals Aren't Sentient and Can't Feel Pain, Tories Claim

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in Animal Emotions
The inane claim that animals are unfeeling beings counters a vast amount of science and opens the door for horrific abuse. Let's stop pretending and lying to ourselves and others.
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Thanksgiving: Why Happy is More Important than Healthy

You've been inundated with advice on how to make Thanksgiving healthy. Do what you want but don't try to make your kids eat differently than they desire. Here's why.

Where Psychotherapy Goes Wrong

By David M. Allen M.D. on November 21, 2017 in A Matter of Personality
Does your therapist seem to think your problems are all just due to your diseased mind or poor coping skills? They should be paying more attention to your social environment.
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No Place For Any Feelings

By Elizabeth Young on November 21, 2017 in Adaptations
"I can see you're a good girl, and that you'll work hard," she says, and her affirmation makes me sure that I am and I will, without question.

The Space Between Mindfulness and Self-Confidence

By Linda Esposito LCSW on November 21, 2017 in From Anxiety to Zen
Think it's too late to build your self-worth? Think again. Research reveals the connection between confidence, competence and aging.

Be Home

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
The responsive and reactive modes of living are the foundation of human nature. We have no choice about the vital aims they serve. Our only choice is which mode we’re in.
Making Causal Judgment

Making Causal Judgment

By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in Science of Choice
Causal and counterfactual reasoning inform our judgments of causality.

Navigating the Holidays

Holiday gatherings are a mixture of joy and stress. People planning can reduce stress and increase joy.