Understanding Skirt Club

By Wednesday Martin Ph.D. on May 22, 2017 in Stepmonster
Can an all-women's sex party help us understand our deeper selves?

Why Social Stigma Matters

Hate crimes are on the rise. New research helps to explain why.
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Surprise! Nagging Your Spouse to Lose Weight Backfires

By Peter A. Ubel M.D. on May 22, 2017 in Scientocracy
Sometimes the worst way to keep people from engaging in harmful behaviors is to tell them to avoid those behaviors.

Who Is Having Threesome Sex?

Psychologists ask young adults whether they would be up for a spot of multi-partner sex. Let’s see what they found out.

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Parents of young Ariana Grande fans are facing the sickening question of how to talk to their kids about the explosion at her recent concert in Manchester. Here are 5 tips.

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How to Deal with Difficult People in Your Life

When it comes to dealing with difficult people, you have to be the one to set boundaries, express yourself, and continue to speak up about what’s okay and not okay for you.

The Rules of Disengagement

Even though No Contact is hard after a breakup, it's a necessary step to healing.

Out of the Shadows: Shining Light on the Vampire Community

New research on modern day vampires sheds light on this misunderstood community.

Autism, Guardianship, Self Determination and Housing

There's a controversy brewing over supported housing for autistic people. Are autistic communities supportive or oppressive? Who decides - autistics or parents?

How Does A Narcissist Think?

Here is how narcissistic behavior is dangerous and harmful to others.
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Management Styles

By Robert L. Leahy Ph.D. on May 22, 2017 in Anxiety Files
What kind of manager are you and how is it working?

The Best Preparation for Marriage

Great relationships aren’t discovered; they are created.
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Honesty Is the Best Policy

Doctors know far more than they're telling you. So how do you find out what you need to know?

Why Do You Find Someone Attractive?

Researchers have spent years studying the attraction process. Want to learn some of what they know? I summarize some findings here.

Performance vs. Ability in Psychology Research

Unwarranted assumptions invalidate research on personality disorders

How Am I SUPPOSED to Feel?

“Take a deep breath and walk away” is advice that often translates as “continue to take it.”

Child Custody in Polyamorous Families Part 5

This fifth and final blog in the series on children in polyamorous families examines the trends in custody of these children, from the best interests standard to recent changes.
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Two Words That Make Asking for Help a lot Easier

Asking for help is tough. Knowing what to say makes it a little easier.
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A Gift from Mothers to Daughters

By Renee Engeln Ph.D. on May 22, 2017 in Beauty Sick
The messages we hear about women and beauty make it hard to have healthy attitudes toward our bodies. But we can make certain those messages stop at our own front door.

A Message With Broad Appeal

An analysis of the persuasiveness of President Trump's speech at the Arab Islamic American Summit on May 21, 2017.

Take a Walk!

Want to feel—and be—better mentally and physically? Dig out your sneakers and go for a stroll.

Do You Learn More When You Make Your Notes Beautiful?

Taking beautiful notes might help students learn.

Are You Hard On Yourself?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on May 22, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
Inner criticism tears you down. Commit to skillful corrections. Take a big breath and very deliberately name to yourself three strengths or virtues you have and let them sink in.

Forget Co-Parenting With A Narcissist, Round 2

Establishing peace of mind and parenting rules, despite a toxic ex is possible. Here are five additional tips.

Conspiracy Pathology

Conspiracy theories shade into mental illness, as in the dream that destroyed David Crowley and family. The ambiguity that gives conspiracy thinking power also invites delusion.

Measuring Happiness: How Can We Measure It?

Can positive psychology researchers really measure happiness? Here are five ways they try—and some of the surprising and interesting findings that come from measuring happiness.

The Retirement Party

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 22, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short short story on the tension between authenticity & being socially correct.

No, Really, I'm a Good Patient!

You'll never hear a doctor call a patient Good or Bad. Why do patients call themselves one or the other all the time? What do they mean? Why should doctors know about this?

The Price of Being a Loner

By Barb Cohen on May 21, 2017 in Mom, Am I Disabled?
Without a social brain, imperfection is never “normalized;” the soothing mantra “Everybody feels this way sometimes” cannot be internalized.