The State of Affairs

By Mark Matousek on October 20, 2017 in Ethical Wisdom
"An affair upsets the status quo by not only bringing the subject of sexuality to the forefront but every other aspect of their relationship as well," says Esther Perel.

Let’s Put the Focus on Bullying Where It Belongs

By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
New research on the importance of bystanders.

How Do Leaders Deal With Disruption? Make New Maps

By Chris Kutarna Ph.D. on October 19, 2017 in Age of Discovery
Struggling to keep pace with the speed of change? By reframing our worlds, we can lead change instead.

Examining the Link Between Racism and Health

There is a growing body of evidence that racial discrimination triggers a chronic stress response, leading to a variety of health problems.

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Social Media Is Harmful To Your Brain and Relationships

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in Obesely Speaking
Social Media is making you fatter and sicker by the minute.

Skill May Be More Important Than Size and Strength in Fights

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in Animal Emotions
New research suggests an individual's talent is critical to consider when they brawl. It might actually be that size and raw strength don't matter as much as an animal's skill.
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Women are not the problem.

By John Kim, LMFT on October 20, 2017 in The Angry Therapist
Women are not the problem.

Sex and the Abuse of Power

By Isadora Alman MFT, CST on October 20, 2017 in Sex & Sociability
Those in power have always seen those below them as theirs for the taking, sexual bon bons. Who is to stop them? Who would complain? Perhaps the times finally are changing.
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An Often Forgotten Approach to Helping You With Fear

By Pamela D. Garcy Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in Fearless You
Are fearful fantasies scaring you? Revising what you imagine might help!
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How to Find the Courage to Love Again After Being Hurt

We walk around stiff and overprotected. Though the purpose is to prevent people from injuring us, it also keeps us from being able to make our own meaningful attacks.

5 Ways the Change of Seasons Might Affect Your Mental Health

Seasonal changes may impact your mood. What do you need to know and what can you do about it?

Repression of Women: What Does Biology Tell Us?

The origins of gender inequality go way back into our biological history. The evolution of the human brain has enabled us to develop increasingly effective ways of dealing with it.

Digital Distraction: Internet and Smartphone Addiction

The Internet and smartphones have been adopted in the U.S. at a faster pace than any technology since the start of the Industrial Revolution, and we can't seem to stop using them.

Roadblocks to Intimacy and Trust VII

Couples therapy teaches that there are at least six people in an intimate relationship.

Against “Evil”

By Madelon Sprengnether on October 20, 2017 in Minding Memory
Can we abandon the rhetoric of “evil” to express our deep concern over the increasing incidence of mass shootings and focus on how to prevent them?

ADHD Is Now Widely Overdiagnosed and for Multiple Reasons

By Christopher Lane Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in Side Effects
In the U.S. and other developed countries, there are now clear signs that child and adolescent mental disorders are overdiagnosed.

A Case for Neural Augmentation

By Eric Leuthardt M.D. on October 20, 2017 in Mind Blender
In an era when information is expanding exponentially, we may have to modify our brains to keep up.

A Call for Men to Take a Pledge

By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in Theory of Knowledge
Disrespecting others is just not ok. We should pledge to Just Not Do It.

People Don’t Still Lie on a Couch, Do They?

100 years since it was introduced by Freud, the couch still provokes both curiosity and ridicule. But does it work?

Do You Confuse People's "States" With Their "Traits?"

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in Think Well
It's common for people to use overgeneralizations when criticizing others. Here's why they're almost always untrue and reflect a basic lack of understanding of human nature.
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Change How You Define Yourself and Change Your Life

By Jeff Corbin, MD MPH on October 20, 2017 in Rethinking Normal
Develop the life you want, despite your illness.

Tap Into the Inner Genius You Didn’t Know You Had

Research show that genius is inside each of us, but how can we access it?

Harvey Weinstein Is Not a Monster

By Joanne Bagshaw Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in The Third Wave
Let's use Harvey Weinstein as an opportunity to talk honestly about sexual assault and harassment.

Dogs Are More Expressive When We're Looking at Them

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in Animal Emotions
A new study shows dogs display more, but not different, facial expressions when we pay attention to them. The presence of food didn't have any effect, so they're not just using us.
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Lessons from Indigenous People

When did you last spend a little time in silent contemplation, thinking deeply about the big issues facing people today?

The Hope Instinct of Joey Tempest

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on October 19, 2017 in Brick by Brick
“Hope stays until the very end for most of us.”

If My Dog’s Weight Has a Set Point, Why the Weight Gain?

It seems at times that our body weight, no matter what effort we make, is to remain at a set point.

Brainy and Bored: Why Whiz Kids Require Special Attention

By Dena Kouremetis on October 19, 2017 in The Unedited Offspring
Gifted kids need just as much guidance as everyone else.

What to Do When Your Kid Talks Back

When kids express irritability towards us, often called "back talk," they're trying to tell us something and if we don't listen, they just escalate.

Time Present and Time Past: Obesity and Chronobiology

Does it matter when and how often we eat as much as what we eat when it comes to controlling our weight?

7 Strengths for 7 Stressors of Today

You don't need a cape to be a superhero.