Ladies, You Know What a Beer Is? Stay Away From It!

By Danielle Teller on February 09, 2016 in Tipping Sacred Cows
Telling people not to have sex doesn't prevent pregnancy. Why does anyone think it will work for alcohol?

Narcissism and the Myth of Invincibility

People whose narcissism leads them to believe in the myth of their own invincibility may be setting themselves up for a pretty hard fall.

Why It's So Important to Banter With Young Children

By Erin Leyba LCSW, Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 in Joyful Parenting
Banter, or informal and spontaneous chatting, joking, and storytelling, builds a foundation for knowledge, skills, and relationships.

Bullies With a Cause

How do schools deal with nonconformists, and what happens when "excellent sheep" go to college?

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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 doldroms - and offer four simple relationship hacks.

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.

Inside the Bilingual Brain

By Francois Grosjean Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in Life as a Bilingual
Neuroscientists in Montreal link the strength of brain connections to language learning success, raising intriguing questions about the malleability of the human brain.

Star Wars Psychology: The Problems with Diagnosing Kylo Ren

What's wrong with Star Wars: The Force Awakens villain Kylo Ren? Borderline personality, psychopathy, intermittent explosive disorder, addiction, or Force-fueled immaturity?

Ups and Downs

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 10, 2016 in How To Do Life
A very short story about a person with bipolar and his wife.

Maybe It’s Harder To Kill Yourself Than You Picture

By Peter Toohey Ph.D. on February 09, 2016 in Annals of the Emotions
Is thinking about suicide ever therapeutic?

10 Ways to Love the One You're With

The kids who thrive are the ones who FEEL loved, accepted and cherished for exactly who they are.

Breaking the S Barrier in New Hampshire

The Great Depression brought FDR and the New Deal. Now, the Great Recession seems to have allowed the word "socialism" to come in from the cold in American politics.

Playboy.com's "Journalista" Explores OD Reversal Drug

By Amy Dresner on February 09, 2016 in Coming Clean
Playboy.Com's has a new provocative docu-series about sex and drugs. This episode is about a drug that can reverse opioid overdoses.
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Even Nutrition Savvy Kids Choose Cookies Not Fruit. Why?

Nutrition education program enables kids to identify—and say they prefer— healthier snacks. But what happens when kids are offered a snack of either cookies or grapes?

Jackee Holder on Life Coaching and Emotional Health

The future of mental health interview series continues with Jackee Holder on life coaching, self-coaching, and emotional health.

We Are Polarized: Politically and Psychologically

By Saul Levine M.D. on February 09, 2016 in Our Emotional Footprint
Democracies are politically polarized because people are psychologically divided, too.

Boredom and Its Perks

By Dena Kouremetis on February 09, 2016 in The Unedited Offspring
You may never know how creative your kid is until she's bored stiff.
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Why the Story You Tell Yourself Shapes Your Brand

By Nacie Pereira on February 09, 2016 in Working Life
How are the stories you tell yourself impacting your brand's growth?

Erased by Your Partner: Stories of "Perspecticide"

By Lisa Aronson Fontes Ph.D. on February 09, 2016 in Invisible Chains
Disappearing into your relationship? Perspecticide is one way controlling people force their viewpoints onto their partners.

How Does the Law Treat Repressed Memories?

By Ruth Lee Johnson J.D. on February 09, 2016 in So Sue Me
The existence of repressed memories is a controversial topic in psychology. But how will it play out in court?

Computer Program Beats European Go Champion

The Asian game of Go had long been considered out of reach for artificial intelligence. Not anymore! The success of AlphaGo confirms the role of pattern recognition in expertise.
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You Can Still Be a Feminist and Not Vote for Hillary

By Azadeh Aalai Ph.D. on February 09, 2016 in The First Impression
Feminists are calling on young democratic women supporting Sanders to pledge their allegiance to Clinton. Are feminists pushing too hard on this issue?

What to Do When You Feel Someone Pulling Away

By Kira Asatryan on February 09, 2016 in The Art of Closeness
The pain of a partner pulling away is real. Here’s how to maintain your sanity.

Writing for Addiction Recovery

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on February 09, 2016 in Minority Report
If you're an addict & want to gain greater insight into your behaviors, triggers, and overall addictive tendencies, what do you do? Research shows journaling can aid in recovery.

Violence and Valentine's Day

By Ben Michaelis Ph.D. on February 09, 2016 in The Creative Imperative
Can St. Valentine stop the violence?

The 3 Most Important Words for Valentine's Day

By Kristen Lee Costa Ed.D., LICSW on February 09, 2016 in Reset 24/7
Do you have all the right moves for Valentine's Day? Before you take out your wallet, find out how three simple words can save you more than just a few bucks. Hint: Not I love you.

How to Acquire Authority

By Sheila Kohler on February 09, 2016 in Dreaming for Freud
Kent: "You have in your countenance that which I would fain call master.

Lear: "What is that?"

Kent: "Authority"

Loving Valentine's Day While Divorced or Single

By Wendy Paris on February 09, 2016 in Splitopia
We can enjoy this holiday by expanding our notion of love. Rather than ignoring it or making cynical remarks, take an open-hearted attitude and celebrate love more broadly.

Terrorism, Suicide, and Our National Priorities

By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on February 09, 2016 in Theory of Knowledge
The facts about suicide and terrorism should spark a national conversation about our priorities.

Therapy Dogs or Robots for Nursing Home Residents?

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on February 09, 2016 in Animals and Us
Do robots or dogs make better therapists in assisted living facilities?