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Relieving Severe Anxiety in Children

By Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D. on November 20, 2017 in Brain and Behavior
Behavioral therapy should be combined with medication for childhood anxiety.
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Will Internet Mechabots Destroy My Toddler’s Mind?

By Anya Kamenetz on November 20, 2017 in The Art of Screen Time
The existence of gross content on YouTube is not proof that children at scale are being traumatized by it.

Mindfulness Is Not Always Positive

By Art Markman Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
It's everywhere these days. Mindfulness reduces stress and helps people clear their minds. Can it also reduce thoughts related to criminal behavior?

Why People Who Have Less Give More

By Utpal Dholakia on November 20, 2017 in The Science Behind Behavior
Every one of us can learn valuable lessons from the generosity and compassion of the poor.

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Are Intelligent Men Luckier in Love?

By Robert Burriss Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in Attraction, Evolved
Intelligent men are more likely to be married. But is this because a smart man is more alluring, or because brainboxes happen tend to possess other desirable qualities?

When Bilinguals Borrow from One Language to Another

By Francois Grosjean Ph.D. on November 21, 2017 in Life as a Bilingual
Many bilinguals borrow words from one language to another. Dr. Shana Poplack, an expert on this phenomenon and author of the new book, "Borrowing", tells us how this takes place.

How to Quickly Spot High-Conflict People

This 3-step method can help you quickly decide whether to engage or back off.

Split-brain researchers are split

By Michael Corballis Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in The Recursive Mind
Is the split brain really split?

You Can’t Go Home Again:

By Kirby Farrell Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in A Swim in Denial
“Home for the holidays” promises “all the comforts of home,” but also brings the sorrows of home. Why do we do it? Is it a homing instinct? An addiction? Just unfinished business?
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37 Questions to Help You Clarify Your Callings

By Gregg Levoy on November 20, 2017 in Passion!
Without questioning there’s no discovery. Here are 37 questions that can help you discover your callings.

Frozen: What Do We Know about Cryolipolysis?

By Sylvia R. Karasu M.D. on November 20, 2017 in The Gravity of Weight
There is a relatively new cosmetic "lunch time" procedure for removing unwanted fat bulges. Are you a candidate? What is cryolipolysis?

How to "Metabolize" Painful, Dark Emotions: A Letter

By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in Theory of Knowledge
A letter writer asks for advice on dealing with painful, dark emotions.

Ferdinand the Bull Can Teach Your Kids About Their Strengths

The classic story of Ferdinand the Bull is now an animated film. Ferdinand is family-friendly but it can be so much more. You can use it to help your kids find their strengths.
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Will I Be Good Enough for the Holidays?

Eight tips for dealing with criticism from narcissistic families.

The Perfectionist Mistake About the Meaning of Life, Part 2

Would rejecting perfectionism about the meaning of life push us to mediocrity and meaninglessness?

Face Time: What Expression Makes the Best First Impression?

By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in Why Bad Looks Good
We size each other up quickly, based on what we see. A happy face is noticeable, memorable, and creates positive emotion—which enhances the perception of authenticity.

Devin Kelley and Kevin Neal Are Domestic Terrorists

How is domestic violence already a form of terrorism?
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Mental Illness and Violence

By Rachel Pruchno Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in All in the Family
Most people with mental illness are not violent. But some are.
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What Makes Someone Incredibly Successful?

By Peter Bregman on November 20, 2017 in How We Work
Discover the five essential qualities of an Extremer, how to tell if you’ve found the career you’re best suited for, and a practice to overcome your fear of failure.

Who Is Distracted by a Girl Wearing Skintight Leggings?

By Leonard Sax M.D., Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in Sax on Sex
Who is distracted by a teenage girl wearing skintight leggings? Maybe the girl is.

Inside the Mind of Lance Letscher

By Lybi Ma on November 20, 2017 in Brainstorm
Dissecting the genius of a collage artist who wants to take you to fairyland.

‘Tis the Season… for Emotion Regulation

Find yourself falling into familiar traps during holiday togetherness? You can keep your cool and sidestep problems with these tips.

Huperzine: An Effective Chinese Herbal for Dementia

Are you looking for information about herbal treatments for dementia? Huperzine may be more effective than available anti-dementia medications.
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When This Moment Is Enough

By Allison Carmen on November 20, 2017 in The Gift of Maybe
When you allow this moment to be enough, it doesn’t mean you stop working on what you want your life to be, it just means you are opening your heart to a more joyful life right now

Severe Mental Illness Does Not Preclude Legal "Sanity"

A mental illness does not necessarily preclude choice.

Is It Mind Reading? Interpreting Inference Interference

By APA Division 15 on November 20, 2017 in PsychEd
Reading is an amazingly simple, yet complex construct with a modest goal: understanding. MOCCA, a new diagnostic assessment, can help identify reading comprehension struggles.

Do You Dare Talk Politics with Family at Holiday Gatherings?

Decision number 1: Can you avoid talking politics at the holiday table?
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How a Parent's Darkness Can Light the Child's Way

By Brad E Sachs Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in Emptying The Nest
Are you having difficulty understanding your young adult's struggles? Some thoughtful reflection may result in better understanding, both of your child and yourself.

When Reconciliation Is Impossible

By Kathy McCoy Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in Complicated Love
What do you do when there's nothing you can do to reconcile with an estranged family member? What if you don't want to reconnect? Here are some ideas for making peace with what is.

9 Ways Adult Children Can Avoid Regressing During Holidays

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in Singletons
At what point do you get to be the grown-up? Adult children can change holiday traditions and family plans without reverting back to past mommy-daddy child roles.

Emotional Actions Are Not Exceptions

By Bence Nanay Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in Psychology Tomorrow
Actions can be more or less emotional, but they are never completely non-emotional.

The Truth Shall Set You Free

By Russell Grieger Ph.D. on November 20, 2017 in Happiness on Purpose
The purpose of all psychotherapy is to free people from the ravages of misery. But first, they must think and act truthfully. Find how with this 5-step process to find happiness.

“Learned Mindfulness”: Achieving Authentic Integrity

Learned Mindfulness is achieving Authentic Integrity. This Integrity Mindfulness model prevents job burnout and optimizes the quality of life.