Protecting Your Child From Sexual Abuse

After the Nassar case: How and when to talk to kids about sexual abuse.

How Much Is Too Much When It Comes to Self-Disclosure?

In everywhere from social media to cell phone calls and conversations in public places, new research shows the dangers of the condition known as privacy fatigue.

The Courage to Heal Wounds From an American Failure

How do we act when life gives us a situation that we feel is beyond our control?

Our Uncomfortable Relationship With a Connected History

By Isaiah Pickens Ph.D. on February 20, 2018 in Revolutionary Thoughts
During a month we reflect on the history of African Americans, how do we harness the difficult truths of America's past for healing? The psychology of connection may guide us.

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The Case for Audacity

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 21, 2018 in How To Do Life
Are you living too cautiously?

A Moment in Time for Teens

Another mass shooting, but this time youth are leading the charge for change. Here's what we as parents and youth advocates must do.

All are Responsible for All

Everyone is part of an ecology, and the most effective way to prevent individual violence, far before it even becomes an issue, is to work on the ecology.


From the bland to the sublime

How to Have a Good Family Meeting: 10 Tips

By Thomas Lickona, Ph.D. on February 20, 2018 in Raising Kind Kids
Handled in the right way, conflicts can make your family stronger.

The Aging Brain: When Friends Turn into Foes.

By Elena Blanco-Suarez Ph.D. on February 20, 2018 in Brain Chemistry
New study shows that supportive cells of the brain, called astrocytes, turn into enemies, promoting age-related function decline in healthy brains.

How to Recognize a Sycophant

Are you tired of suck ups? Here's how to recognize to them.

Navigating Black Holes With Leilani Wolfgramm

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on February 20, 2018 in Brick by Brick
I’m Scorpio through and through. I come alive in anything that’s dark.

Money, Charity, and Emotions

By Art Markman Ph.D. on February 20, 2018 in Ulterior Motives
The amazing thing about money is that every dollar is supposed to be the same as every other dollar. But psychologically, every dollar is not the same.

5 Reasons Why Polyamorous Families are Reluctant to Be on TV

This blog explains five reasons why polyamorous folks might not want to be on reality television and a few of the remedies that might help poly folks feel safer about being on TV.

The Paradox of White Women Voters

Married white women may be persuaded to focus on the financial futures of their daughters instead of their husbands if the right social science arguments are used.
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How to Avoid Studying Your Calls to Death

By Gregg Levoy on February 20, 2018 in Passion!
One of the dangers in trying to figure out your calls is over-analyzing them. Here's the trick to avoiding that impulse.

Transcending Barriers while Life Meets Death

By Miki Kashtan Ph.D. on February 20, 2018 in Acquired Spontaneity
I was unexpectedly nourished by an email I received from someone who is consciously, purposefully trying to live applied NVC and Conflict Transformation in work and life.

Alternative Treatments Increasing Mental Health Reach

Stepped-Care: How It Can Help the Underserved Population

Making #MeToo Matter

#MeToo provides a magical teaching moment. It is an opportunity to model empowerment and change.

Staying Mentally Fit

By Jeff Corbin, MD MPH on February 20, 2018 in Rethinking Normal
Are you feeling better but not well? Mental fitness can help!

A Veteran's Contemplation of Suicide

By Meaghan Mobbs on February 20, 2018 in The Debrief
One more day—a Veteran's choice between life or death.

Let's Go Beyond He Said/She Said

By Barbara J. Risman Ph.D. on February 20, 2018 in Gender Questions?
Can going beyond gender itself help to end sexism, and protect women from #metoo moments in the future?

Sex and the Brain

By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on February 20, 2018 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
Intriguing research reveals gender differences in brain function and anatomy

My Marriage is Great—Relatively Speaking

Dealing with issues in a marriage requires one to make some mental adjustments in the way we deal with that issue.


Hire Education

By Glenn C. Altschuler Ph.D. on February 20, 2018 in This Is America
As we assess the role of education from kindergarten to college, how much weight should be given to the direct, measurable impact of courses and majors in enhancing job skills?

Neural Basis of Why We Fail to Control Unwanted Thoughts

By Nick Hobson Ph.D. on February 20, 2018 in Ritual and the Brain
Ever wondered how your brain is able to control those pesky negative thoughts that pop into your mind? Neuroscientists give new insight.

What’s Wrong with a Little Bit of Jealousy?

The surest way to begin the end of a relationship is to fill it with doubt and neediness.

This Is Your Most Destructive Emotion

By John Kim, LMFT on February 20, 2018 in The Angry Therapist
How to take back control.

Debate about PTSD Treatment Guidelines

By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on February 20, 2018 in Theory of Knowledge
The APA is once again involved in a debate about treatment guidelines, this time for PTSD.

Lab-Grown Purkinje Neurons Help Decode Some Autism Mysteries

By Christopher Bergland on February 20, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
A Harvard Medical School research team has unearthed fresh clues linking autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and Purkinje neurons in the cerebellum.

New Evidence Finds Vitamins Are Often Unnecessary

Americans spend more than $36 billion a year on vitamins and nutritional supplements – all in the hopes for leading healthier lives. But do vitamins actually work?

Can You Be Stuck in Grief?

By Kenneth J. Doka Ph.D. on February 20, 2018 in Good Mourning
Even if we seem stuck in grief, there are ways to continue our journey with loss.