Fighting Lung Cancer Stigmas Saves Lives

How reframing lung cancer can lead to earlier diagnoses, more knowledge about the disease and maybe, just maybe, a cure.

When Are Puppies At Their Cutest?

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on July 26, 2016 in Animals and Us
Most dogs on Earth die before they are three months old. New research shows how being cute can save a puppy from an early death.

What Would You Do if Your Email Got Hacked?

All too often we hear of a public figure whose email was hacked. What they thought was private becomes grist for the media mill. How would you feel if someone targeted you?

Four Attractive Stereotypes You Shouldn't Try to Conform To

By Mairi Macleod Ph.D. on July 26, 2016 in Sexy Science
If you act dumb to appeal to men, or you flash your cash to pull women, then don't be surprised if you attract the wrong types.

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Plato on Democracy, Tyranny, and the Ideal State

By Neel Burton M.D. on July 26, 2016 in Hide and Seek
What would Plato have to say about today’s democracies?

If We Only Had a Brain: Participate in a Clinical Trial

By Greg O'Brien on July 26, 2016 in On Pluto
Just a few keyboard swipes could put the U.S. on the road to triumph over Alzheimer’s. If you're experiencing memory loss that disrupts your daily life, seek help. Take the test.

Weight-Loss Floss and the Art of Health Behavior Change

By Joel Minden, PhD on July 26, 2016 in CBT and Me
Finding it difficult to eat right or exercise? Instead of searching for willpower, address the barriers to success.

When You Are Hurting From a Bad Breakup

Endless self-criticism will get you nowhere and will only intensify the hurt. Here are 5 ways to get over your ex with your self-esteem intact.

"Us" and "Them"...Two Solitudes

People tend to be clannish, and often live in "emotionally-gated communities," in which they seldom communicate. These separations can breed prejudice and conflict, as we often see
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How Intense Is Your Awareness?

Awareness is a variable. The world can appear more beautiful, more alive or more strange and awe-inspiring to some people than others.
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Are Employees Being Asked to Do More Illegitimate Tasks?

By Neil J Lavender Ph.D. on July 26, 2016 in Beyond Bullying
Corporations are now heaping on the workload!
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Say What You Mean; Mean What You Say

Learn to say what you mean and feel good about it, leaving others with their confidence and security in place. Consider these seven steps to being a more authentic communicator.

Two Homes, One Childhood

By Robert E. Emery Ph.D. on July 26, 2016 in Divorced With Children
I want children to have a childhood, despite their parents’ divorce. How? Their parents can act like parents, not litigants, spurned lovers, or bitter exes.

Feel Good About Your Eating and Your Weight

You can lose excess weight and keep it off by changing your relationship with your body. You can do it by becoming more compassionately self-aware.
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Is There One “Best” Type of Temperament? Or Tendency?

By Gretchen Rubin on July 26, 2016 in The Happiness Project
People often ask me questions like, “What’s the best Tendency?” “Which Tendency tends to be the most successful?” “Which Tendency has the happiest people?”

Is It Time to Break Up With Your Partner?

By Jen Kim on July 26, 2016 in Valley Girl With a Brain
I asked several relationship experts what’s the one question that can help me decide if it’s time to end the relationship. Here's what they said.

Specific Commitments Can Change Behavior

By Art Markman Ph.D. on July 26, 2016 in Ulterior Motives
Psychology has learned a lot in experimental studies about how to change behavior. Will that work in the real world?
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5 Tips to Deal With Insomnia

By Gretchen Rubin on July 26, 2016 in The Happiness Project
I violated one of the most basic back-to-sleep tips — the tip to get up, rather than toss and turn.
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A Good Therapist Is Hard to Find

Most therapists aren't providing research-supported treatment. How to spot a good one.

What Could You Offer?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on July 26, 2016 in Your Wise Brain
Listen to your heart for offerings calling to be expressed. Maybe it's the offering of never speaking out of anger or really starting that novel, or determining to give love daily.

Experimentality

By Bernard L. De Koven on July 26, 2016 in On Having Fun
Are people like Einstein and Picasso and Ford the ultimate players?

What Do We Remember of Our Pasts?

By Sheila Kohler on July 26, 2016 in Dreaming for Freud
How much do we falsify our own past to suit our present needs and desires?

Why Are We Attracted to Our Friends?

Three new scientific papers reveal why we are prone to fall for our friends, and explain why so many of us try to remain friends with an ex.

Worry Nation

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 26, 2016 in How To Do Life
We have much to worry about but there are ways to mitigate.

How to Respond to Romantic Rejection With Grace

What we can learn from 'the Bachelorette' about handling rejection well.

Anomic Homicide

How can a profound disconnection from others foster the rationale for homicide? And what can we do to change this?

5 Effective Ways to Respond to Backhanded Compliments

Do you find yourself at a loss for words when someone offers a backhanded compliment? Try these responses.
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Why Change Is So Hard

Change is hard only if you think it's so.

Free-Range Psychology

Just as the heath care field is moving towards personalized medicine, free-range psychology is well positioned to be the wave of the future.

What Explains Demographic Gaps? Simpson's Paradox

By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on July 25, 2016 in Rabble Rouser
Racial, gender, and other gaps do not always reflect discrimination

Cooling Down Couple Fights

By Temma Ehrenfeld on July 25, 2016 in Open Gently
Tell a different story next time you fight.

The Counterintuitive Case for Cougars

Conservationists believe increasing the cougar population will actually save human lives. Will logic trump our ingrained fear of large predators?