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.

What Are the Boundaries of the Mind?

By David Ludden Ph.D. on February 06, 2016 in Talking Apes
Cognition is about processing information to guide behavior, whether it takes place in your skull or the world around you.

A Humbling, Helpful Adage to Live By

By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on February 06, 2016 in Theory of Knowledge
This blog offers a useful maxim for reflecting on one's beliefs.

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Overcoming BPD - 9 New Years 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.

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.

Turning “Inside Out” inside out.

By David F Lancy Ph.D. on February 07, 2016 in Benign Neglect
Should we take comfort from the blockbuster film Inside Out or is it a prophesy of bad things to come?

Study Says Grit Isn't Always a Good Thing

Although grit is usually associated with success, new research explains the potential downside of having too much tenacity.

Rethinking the Whole Burrito

By Yael Schonbrun Ph.D. on February 06, 2016 in Moderating
Could half a burrito bring you happiness?

How Parents Can Avoid Mood Matching

By Erin Leyba LCSW, Ph.D. on February 06, 2016 in Joyful Parenting
Here are a few ways to avoid “mood matching” when your little one is having a tough time.

Where Did My Time Go?!

By Goal Auzeen Saedi Ph.D. on February 06, 2016 in Millennial Media
Losing time and getting stressed? A remarkably simple formula looking at three basic factors can help make your days more efficient and joyous.

Does Your College Student Need Financial First Aid?

By Marcia Morris M.D. on February 06, 2016 in College Wellness
College student debt tops 1.2 trillion dollars.

Don't Stop Music Learning

By Kimberly Sena Moore Ph.D. on February 06, 2016 in Your Musical Self
I'm a big believer in the key role music and the arts have for a child. Which child might benefit the most? Perhaps it's the ones who struggle the most.

Robert Stolorow on Emotional Trauma and Psychoanalysis

the future of mental health interview series continues with Robert Stolorow on emotional trauma and psychoanalysis

Attention Residue and the Pandora Pomdoro

When you’re doing 8 or 9 things at once you’re a certain kind of powerful, but when you do just one thing for a focused period of time, you’re incredibly powerful.

How are you...really?

By Sheila Weinstein on February 06, 2016 in What Do I Do Now?
Do you really want to hear the answer when you ask someone how they are?

Thick as Thieves?

Loyal, trusting, and trustworthy friends are the ones whose eyes you should strive to see yourself. Friends can offer love and support to you when you cannot offer it to yourself
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Stop Having Kids?

Like Ebola and SARS, the Zika virus is causing great fear. Fear and anxiety rarely engender good policy.

The Un-MBA

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 06, 2016 in How To Do Life
What, in the real-world, it actually takes to start a successful business.

Blake Griffin's Mea Culpa

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on February 05, 2016 in Just Listen
How Blake Griffin could earn back the trust of fans and supporters after being a bully