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Can Conformity Be Creative?

By Thomas Ward Ph.D. on March 22, 2017 in Creativity for You
You want to be original and creative. Can copying someone else's example actually help you do that?

Prestige, Power, and Placebos

Intuitive errors and social pressures often fool us into the wrong decisions. But our social minds also possess untapped healing power. Recent research shows us how to use it!

Science Is Not Political

By Ira Hyman Ph.D. on March 22, 2017 in Mental Mishaps
Nonetheless, science is embroiled in politics. Why is science so controversial, and why are the scientists planning a big march?

The Artistic Side of Artificial Intelligence

By John Nosta on March 22, 2017 in The Digital Self
Need a portrait? Your fine artist might just be a computer.

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Psychology Behind London's Terrorist Attacker

...this study found that much tactical planning goes into lone-actor terrorist events...

Evidence-based Basketball: Research on the NCAA Tournament

More than $10 billion is at stake this month as Americans bet on the March Madness basketball tournament.

“I’d Rather Not Be a Recluse”

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on March 23, 2017 in How To Do Life
The latest in a series of profiles on reclusive people.

How to Lead Yourself and Others to Success

How to Lead Yourself and Others to Success
Tips to create an inspired, productive workplace

5 Ways Self-Compassion Promotes a Healthy Body Image

By Juliana Breines Ph.D. on March 22, 2017 in In Love and War
Many people are overly critical of their appearance. If you're one of them, self-compassion might help.
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Healing the Most Important Relationship In Your Life

If you had a choice, what would you rather be feeling right now?

Growing Old in Ancient Cultures

What can Ancient Egypt, India and China teach us about aging well?

Ginkgo biloba for mild to moderate dementia

If you or a loved one are thinking about trying Ginkgo for a memory problem, first review the evidence. Findings for Ginkgo in dementia are inconsistent.

Hell Yes: The 7 Best Reasons for Masturbating

By Neel Burton M.D. on March 22, 2017 in Hide and Seek
The stigma surrounding masturbation has to stop.

Lena Dunham's Representations of Mental Illness

More recently viewers have seen a notable shift towards more accurate representations of mental illness. The controversial television series Girls on HBO leads the way.

Dietary Changes Reduce Alzheimer's Risk

Are you worried about developing Alzheimer's disease? Simple dietary changes can reduce your risk.

How to Raise a Securely Attached Child

By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on March 22, 2017 in In Practice
Simple, practical tips for developing emotional trust.

When the First Report Is Ignored, Terrible Things Happen

How can organizations that serve children prevent child sexual abuse? Researchers at the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse have plenty of suggestions.

Too Much to Do, Too Little Time

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on March 22, 2017 in Media Spotlight
While men may find themselves taking on more responsibilities at work and home, women still find themselves doing a disproportionate amount of the domestic chores.
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Donald Trump and Addictive Behaviors

By Stanton Peele on March 22, 2017 in Addiction in Society
When the addiction cycle characterizes dysfunctional human behavior.

How Do Psychologists Determine Personality Trait Levels?

By John A. Johnson Ph.D. on March 22, 2017 in Cui Bono
Where, exactly, is the dividing line between introversion and extraversion? Or, for any trait, how do psychologists determine if you are low, average, or high degree on that trait?

The Scarfmaker

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on March 22, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story
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Enlightened Activity

By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on March 22, 2017 in Out of the Darkness
Florence Nightingale's life of amazing activity and social reform shows that to be "spiritual" doesn't necessarily mean being passive and inert.
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Sesame Street and Autism: The PG-Rated "Extras"

By Barb Cohen on March 22, 2017 in Mom, Am I Disabled?
Young children accept any playmate who is not hostile. It is the parents who usually communicate discomfort, caution or pity, and it is the parents who have the most to learn.

How to Handle Someone in a Bad Mood

By Sheila Kohler on March 22, 2017 in Dreaming for Freud
Yesterday my husband, a doctor, came in the door,with a long face, carrying the groceries he had bought. I could see he was annoyed.

Springing From One Mood into Another: Is the Sun at Fault?

Most revel in the warmth and new growth of Springtime. Some suffer.

What Happens When You Lie by Telling the Truth?

By Art Markman Ph.D. on March 22, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
Deception is a common activity among people. There are many ways to do it, and they have different influences on ourselves and other people.

The 3 C’s of Engaging Political Discourse and Behavior

Without a commitment to civility, compassion, and the common good it is hard to image a hopeful future for any of us.

Why We Accidentally Prevent People From Changing

By Nick Tasler on March 22, 2017 in Strategic Thinking
New research reveals a hidden bias that prevents our kids, our co-workers, and our spouses from making the changes we hope to see.

What Helps Our Plastic Brain Turn Into a Blastic Brain?

By Lori Russell-Chapin Ph.D. on March 22, 2017 in Brain Waves
Learn what steps need to be taken to have a blastic brain!
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Eating Disorders: It’s Not All About Food

We often think if we lose those ten pounds, gain muscle or adopt that healthy skin glow then we will feel better to only soon realize our self-esteem is still in the gutter.

If You Want to Live Longer, Get a Dog

New data shows that pet ownership can increase the longevity of people with health risk issues.

Putting the Self Back in Self-Esteem

Don’t put your eggs in other people’s baskets.

Relatedness and Autonomy, A Delicate Balance

"Successful mountain climbers know that they must spend at least as much time if not more, in tending their base camp as they actually do climbing mountains..." - M Scott Peck