Psychiatric Diagnostic Labels: What Do They Mean?

Why is diagnosing Trump such a hot news topic, controversial, and confusing?

Are You High in Moral Development? Do You Love?

Is the field of moral development as morally developed as it should be? If not, maybe you are under-striving to be the most highly developed person you can be. See where you stand.

The Secret to a Good Night’s Sleep? Purpose.

By Lydia Denworth on July 26, 2017 in Brain Waves
Having trouble sleeping? A new study reveals that having purpose in daily life leads to better quality of sleep at night, and even prevents sleep disorders.

Do Children Even Think About Right and Wrong?

By Rob Henderson on July 26, 2017 in After Service
How do children think about right and wrong? Research overturns old ideas.

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Gratitude Can Be Sexy

By Diana Raab PhD on July 26, 2017 in The Empowerment Diary
Is listening to the news making you feel pessimistic and gloomy? Expressing gratitude to your loved ones or engaging in gratitude journaling can be lead to happiness and wellbeing.

A Hands-On Approach to Psychotherapy?

Therapeutic touch can be effective if used appropriately.

Untangling Myths About Human Trafficking

With human trafficking being known as 'modern day slavery,' it's imperative that we shatter the commonly-held myths about this criminal act to help better identify and stop it.

Are You Happy With Your Character Resume?

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on July 26, 2017 in Think Well
A lot of people place excessive importance on material "success." They use money, things, and achievements as their metrics of choice. Here's why many of them are unhappy.

Online Learning: A Tour de Force for Enrollment Management

Managing enrollment is critical to functional sustainability in colleges and universities. Online courses and programs can make the difference and are an emerging tour de force!
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Why We Need More Connection

By John Kim, LMFT on July 26, 2017 in The Angry Therapist
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The Smartphone: Handle With Care

The retreat that technology offers can be a dream come true for introverts--but it can become a nightmare.

A Window into an Introvert’s World

Interview with Jenn Granneman, author of the The Secret Lives of Introverts, the latest entrant into the popular introvert literature.

Constant Phone Interruptions Affect Toddlers

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on July 26, 2017 in Media Spotlight
New research suggests that constant phone interruptions can have more serious consequences for parents of toddlers than you might think.

Codifying Discrimination: Trump’s Anti-Transgender Policy

Why President Trump’s policy banning transgender Americans from military service promotes a culture of intolerance and is fundamentally flawed.
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Good News Is Just Around The Corner

We all get stuck. Learn a simple 3-step strategy that can dramatically transform your situation and help you get un-stuck.

Self-Help Schools of Happiness, and Why They Fail, Part 3

Self-help convinces us that we can pin down happiness and keep it for ourselves. So why do all the strategies fail, and keep us buying more books?

Follow the Leader: Authority-Based Relationships Uncovered

An expert on alternative lifestyles shatters myths on BDSM Master/slave relationships.

8 Things the Most Toxic People Have in Common, Part II

By Abigail Brenner M.D. on July 26, 2017 in In Flux
The label "toxic" person carries with it many opinions and feelings. This blog tries to clarify various concerns expressed in the comments.

My Summer as a Peaks Freak

By Joan Ullman M.A. on July 26, 2017 in Uncharted Customs
David Lynch's return of his surreal TV series traces the origins of evil to in our world to our country's first atom bomb test and to our use of the bombs on Japan.
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Staying In the Game

By Susan Noonan MD on July 26, 2017 in View From the Mist
What it takes to not give up - the pros and cons of just staying in the game
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The Effect of Stress from Childhood Abuse

Fear, uncertainty, anger, and frustration can be the by-products of abuse that don’t fade but instead build over time. A person in constant stress mode sees danger everywhere.

Was It Meant to Be?

By Paul Thagard Ph.D. on July 26, 2017 in Hot Thought
When love affairs and jobs go wrong, people are sometimes told that it just wasn’t meant to be. Does such meaning come from God, the universe, fate, destiny, karma, or anything?
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One Line On Your Smartphone Email Can Define You As A Loser

By John Nosta on July 26, 2017 in The Digital Self
If you're apologizing for something that hasn't happened, you're off to a really bad start.

My Teen Son Is Smoking Marijuana

How to handle a teen's marijuana use.

A Digital Therapist to Treat Depression?

We’re glimpsing the possibility of face-to-face therapy being replaced by virtual, tech-based modalities.
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If I Just Won the Lottery, Life Would Be So Much Better

Enjoy the journey, not just the destination.

The Charter for Animal Compassion for Non-Humans and Humans

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on July 26, 2017 in Animal Emotions
The soon-to-be-launched Charter for Animal Compassion champions the science of animal sentience and envisions "a world in which human and non-human animals flourish."

The Dean of USC's Medical School Used Addictive Drugs

By Stanton Peele on July 26, 2017 in Addiction in Society
When a prominent medical school dean was revealed to have used so-called "addictive drugs" before, he was terminated instantly due to what school authorities called his "disease."

Have Dogs Specifically Evolved to Eat Bread and Pasta?

Do dogs benefit from a raw meat diet? While wolves are genetically programmed to eat meat, dogs have genes that allow them to digest carbohydrates.

Secrets to an Okay Marriage

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 26, 2017 in How To Do Life
Getting to, staying at, and appreciating a 70th percentile relationship.
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Camp, Interrupted

Indeed, my season at camp had been interrupted halfway to the finish line. I was aggrieved.

The Secret of Raising a Self-Disciplined Child

Our children learn self-control from the limits we set. But -- and this is critical -- only if we set those limits with empathy.