Art is about Resilience, It Always Has Been

Art therapy is and always has been a resilience-building approach.

Seven Tips for Kissing Like You Mean It

How to make the most of making out.

For the Sake of the Children

Divorce isn’t failure; living in unhappiness is failure

Obsess Much? Here’s Why

The Evolutionary Psychology of Rumination

Why You're Lucky to be Single and Seeking Love

Your longing for love is wisdom, not weakness

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10 Mistakes to Avoid in a Job Interview

Research, and the opinions and observations of professional recruiters were used to compile this list of 10 major mistakes that are commonly made in hiring interviews.

The ABCs of Child Behavior

Temper tantrums... pushing... mouthing off! When a child misbehaves, parents usually just want them to stop. But by analyzing the patterns of behavior of their children, parents can shape that behavior in more positive directions. These patterns are the keys to unlocking a family's stress-free discipline plan.

What's the Point if We Can't Have Fun

By Bernard L. De Koven on September 01, 2015 in On Having Fun
"Why does the existence of action carried out for the sheer pleasure of acting, the exertion of powers for the sheer pleasure of exerting them, strike us as mysterious? What does it tell us about ourselves that we instinctively assume that it is?”

Could how you use Twitter reveal a secret to happiness?

...those who score high on happiness, have happier immediate neighbors in terms of twitter interaction, than those who are 2 or 3 links away, whose good cheer declines the further away from a very happy person they are. Large sources of happiness on twitter, also seemed to have more interactions with extended networks.

Making Your Labor Day Party a Success

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 01, 2015 in How To Do Life
Your party will be more successful if you consider psychological as well as logistical matters.

If A Jane Austen Novel Were A Video Game, Would You Play It?

By Susan Greenfield Ph.D. on August 31, 2015 in Mind Change
Video games vs Novels - which is better in teaching empathy?

On the Anniversary of The Murder of Emmitt Till

Do you know who Emmitt Till was? Did you know he was black, 14 years of age, and senselessly murdered? Do you know how is mother responded? Read here and listen to her words.

4 Quick Conversation Tips to Connect with a Date or Lover

It is often hard to know how to talk to a potential romantic partner, date, or sexy stranger. What can you say to help build an emotional connection and get them to pick you? According to speed dating research, there are a few tips that can make even four minutes of conversation enough time to get someone to bond, connect, and click. Read on to find out how...

The Fear Factor in Somatization

By Eliezer J. Sternberg M.D. on August 31, 2015 in NeuroLogic
Immersive reading, medical student's disease, and irritable bowel syndrome find a common thread in the brain.

Want to be a Parent?

By Kimerer LaMothe Ph.D. on August 31, 2015 in What a Body Knows
Parents are not rational. Children are not choices. Neither parents nor children are individuals. Rather, parents and children emerge together, in relation to one another, expressions of life itself, as a potential matrix of mutually enabling loves.

What If the Diagnosis of Autism Is Wrong?

How does this happen? There are many neuropsychologists who are excellent and take time to evaluate a child. Sometimes, children do not perform well because they are afraid of the unfamiliar adult or the testing tasks and environment. Sometimes, at a young age, particularly in cases of a language delay, the child doesn’t understand the intent of the question.

Trade-in Transition: Mom Looks at a New Role as Kids Depart

By Julie K Hersh on August 31, 2015 in Struck By Living
Hersh finds closure of a part of her life by letting go of an old car.

Do You Know Your Derailment Factors? Part One.

By Megan Dalla-Camina on August 31, 2015 in Real Women
Knowing your derailment factors is critical to your career success. In Part One of this two part series, business and leadership strategist Megan Dalla-Camina outlines 6 of the twelve factors you need to be thinking about to maximise your success.

Art is about Resilience, It Always Has Been

Art expression and the creative process are really manifestations of the drive toward health and well-being, not merely signposts of repression, projection, displacement, and sublimation. As Louise Bourgeois noted, “Art is a guarantee of sanity” – it a human way of self-actualizing rather than "pathologizing" the human condition.
Physical Punishment—and Violence

Physical Punishment—and Violence

Physical punishment is damaging to the mental health of children and the societies in which we live. There are alternatives that build on children's ability to integrate feelings, language, and cognition.

Seven Tips for Kissing Like You Mean It

By Jennifer Haupt on August 31, 2015 in One True Thing
My husband of 25 years and I recently attended Kissing School, the brainchild of Seattle psychotherapist Cherie Byrd. Here's what we learned after seven hours of smoothing.

Political Discourse in the Age of Narcissism

By Joseph Burgo Ph.D. on August 31, 2015 in Shame
In this Age of Narcissism, political discourse increasingly rejects rational thought and respectful argument, relying instead on typical defenses against narcissistic injury -- indignation, blame, and contempt -- to turn the opponent into a "loser."

Dog-Gone It!

By Saul Levine M.D. on August 31, 2015 in Our Emotional Footprint
I went from being a dog-fearing man all my life, to a "higher level" of being.

Using Good Memory Habits to Boost Your Memory

We all make memory mistakes from time to time. In this posting, we talk about a strategy to help with common memory problems, a strategy that is a lot like Grandma’s advice … a pearl of wisdom based not so much on hard scientific evidence but proven through years of experience.

Does a Resting Mind Correspond to the Brain's Default Mode?

The resting mind may correspond to a "default mode network" found in brain scans, so being in the moment might parallel a built-in biological pause for neural refreshment.

The Traumatized Brain

A new blog about brain injury from the authors of the upcoming book, The Traumatized Brain: A Family Guide to Understanding Mood, Memory, and Behavior after Brain Injury.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Weight Loss

The contradiction at the heart of most weight-loss "treatment."

Personality Challenges, Perfectionism, and Self-Compassion

By Dan Mager MSW on August 31, 2015 in Some Assembly Required
Having compassion for oneself means that we can honor our humanness by accepting ourselves—even during those times when we inevitably come up against our limitations and fall short of our ideals.

3 Ways to Boost Your Mental Strength

If you want a strong mind, you need to exercise it daily.

What Is the Link Between Depression and Diabetes?

People tend to gain and lose weight all their lives, but do these extra pounds lead to poor health?

Bargain Better in Life Using Hostage Negotiation Psychology

The idea was to get the message home; the situation was hopeless for the hostage taker. Demonstration of overwhelming firepower convinces that giving oneself up is the only option. It seems to make logical sense.If this had worked without substantial loss of life, then we might still be using it today. The Contending Model, because it was so lethal, went out of fashion...

Assembling Your Innovation Advisory Board

By Jeff DeGraff Ph.D. on August 31, 2015 in Innovation You
Conflict is inevitable when you put such a wide variety of perspectives on one advisory board—and that's a good thing.

Getting Into Your Growth Zone

If we look closely, what we find nested inside our comfort zone is a little rabbit hole—our complacency zone.

3 Long-Term Investments for Lasting Love

When the physical hunger starts to wane, what can you do to keep the fire of steady love stoked?
Smashing the Glass Ceiling: Women Rangers

Smashing the Glass Ceiling: Women Rangers

By Michael D. Matthews Ph.D. on August 31, 2015 in Head Strong
Military psychologists have played an important role in the successful integration of women into combat and other non-traditional military jobs.