Why Study Expertise?

The study of expertise has implications for psychology, education, coaching, artificial intelligence. It emphasizes the positive aspects of the human mind.

Overcoming BPD: 9 New Year's Resolutions

By Blaise Aguirre M.D. on February 07, 2016 in On the Borderline
In dealing with the 9 symptoms of BPD, a regular mindfulness practice can make a lasting impact. Here is a specific practice to even out the roller-coaster moods of BPD.

How Does Psychotherapy Work?

By David N. Elkins Ph.D. on February 07, 2016 in The Human Dimension
It's the relationship, Stupid!

Is an Unnamed Cow Less Sentient Than a Named Cow?

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on February 07, 2016 in Animal Emotions
An essay called "Is a Cow a ‘Who’ or a ‘Which?’" raises issues about the language we use to refer to nonhumans. Here I argue all animals are a "who" and words really matter.

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Mental Illness: Talk About It More, Not Less

By Peggy Drexler Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 in Our Gender, Ourselves
One study found that tolerance decreased when describing people as "mentally ill" instead of "having mental illness."

8 Misconceptions About Therapy, Service, and Support Animals

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 in Animals and Us
Can you get a free airplane ride for your pet snake? Can you take a psychiatric service dog into a bar? Here are the answers to some common questions about assistance animals.

Bill D. on Alcoholics Anonymous

The future of mental health interview series continues with Bill D. on Alcoholics Anonymous

How Psychologically Well Adjusted Are Gifted People?

From young to old gifted individuals are psychologically well adjusted.

Do You Accept the Gift?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 in Your Wise Brain
Focus on what others communicate, and try to receive that as a valuable offering. Open your mind to the good that is implicit or down deep in the other person.
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Negotiating Incompatible Differences with Your Adolescent

Incompatibilities between parent and child increase with adolescence, so it behooves parents to recognize the kind of difference in play and handle it with sensitivity.

6 Ways to Close the Empathy Gap

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 in Singletons
It is effortless to be enthusiastic. Most of us believe that the more we share, the more people will like us. We don't understand the empathy gap.
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3 Ways To Put Your Strengths To Work

Did you know that developing your strengths – those things you’re good at and actually enjoy doing – makes it eighteen times more likely you’ll describe yourself as “flourishing”?

The "Wild Man"

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 in How To Do Life
On getting a terminal diagnosis, a man became radically honest. Was that wise?

Analysing and Managing your Boss

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on February 07, 2016 in A Sideways View
How smart is your boss? What is their personality profile? What really motivates them at work? The more you know about him or her the easier it is to manage them.

A Novel Trial for Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

The failure of children diagnosed with bipolar disorder to respond to lamotrigine as adolescents and adults...

Worshipping Ancestors, Resenting Parents

By Mark Borigini M.D. on February 07, 2016 in Overcoming Pain
In fact, one in two Chinese-American adults experience symptoms of depression and anxiety as a result of caring for elderly parents, according to a report on filial piety.

When You're Hot, You're Hot

By Wendy Lustbader M.S.W. on February 07, 2016 in Life Gets Better
Living at the mercy of a hot temper is miserable for everyone.

How Easy/Hard Is It For Us To Trust?

By Po Chi Wu Ph.D. on February 07, 2016 in Jacob's Staff
What contributes to distrust in society? What happens to innovation when distrust prevails? What changes might we have to make to inspire a positive vision of the future?

Do Learning Styles Determine Grades?

By Tracy P Alloway Ph.D. on February 07, 2016 in Keep It in Mind
Do Learning Styles Predict Grades?

Struggling in Your Love? Take This Toxic Relationship Quiz!

Take this quiz to see how toxic thoughts may be impacting your relationship.

Claudia Gold on The Silenced Child

the future of mental health interview series continues with Claudia Gold on The Silenced Child.

Why You Should Cuddle Your Kids: Adult Health and Morality

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on February 07, 2016 in Moral Landscapes
Did you receive affection, play freely and feel supported in childhood?

Listening to your Heart on Valentine’s Day

Sometimes listening to your heart can be a recipe for heartbreak.

The Green Effect of Hollywood’s Diversity Problem

Hollywood's diversity problem is making headlines this awards season. Tinseltown's whiteout isn't telling us everything we need to know about race in America.

The Science of Slow Deep Breathing

Are you having a stressful day? Take a deep breath. Learn about the surprising science behind this age-old recommendation and why it may be better advice than you might think.

Hey CDC, You Forgot About Dads!

By Darby Saxbe Ph.D. on February 07, 2016 in Home Base
It's important to protect infants from alcohol exposure. But it's not the sole responsibility of women.
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Is Our Childhood Really to Blame for Everything?

In which the author explains why looking at your childhood issues is the responsible thing to do for yourself and those who love you.
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These Crimes Are Not for Sensitive Ears

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on February 07, 2016 in Shadow Boxing
New book in a series about Canadian crimes revives interest in psychopathic child killer from 1950s.

What is Your Partner’s Relationship Attachment Style?

In romantic relationship, most couples have degrees of four attachment styles. What are yours and your partner's?

Feelings are Facts

A feeling is not right or wrong. It just is. Feelings are facts.

Does Psychology Explain North Korea's Recent Missile Launch?

...the essential psychology of small states' nuclear proliferation is completely different from the 'second strike' deterrence that pertained between the US and the Soviet Union...

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Single Life

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on February 07, 2016 in Living Single
What would you like to know about single people or single life? You will probably find answers here.

5 Ways to Reduce Your—"I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up!"—Risk

By Christopher Bergland on February 07, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Do you know someone who suffered a serious fall that lead to a downward spiral? It happens everyday. For some simple tips on how-to avoid injury from a slip or fall read this.

Terror

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 07, 2016 in How To Do Life
A short-short story about a person with generalized anxiety disorder.