Video Game Play Benefits Coordination

By Art Markman Ph.D. on August 31, 2016 in Ulterior Motives
Over the years, I have written a lot about both the potential dangers and benefits of playing video games. Does game play benefit coordination?

A New and Better Way to Read People

Learn to tune into vibrations from a surprising place

Terrorism: Criminality in Search of a Target

Focus on the personality, not the after-the-fact justification

Nature Therapy

Nature exposure does indeed soothe those worried parts of the brain into thinking less and relaxing more.

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Want to Increase Cooperation at Work? Turn on the Radio.

Does listening to music really change your behavior toward others?

Surprising Facts About Your Newborn

By Temma Ehrenfeld on August 31, 2016 in Open Gently
Your infant may have taste in art.

Are You One of Us?

By Kirby Farrell Ph.D. on August 31, 2016 in A Swim in Denial
The cognitive process of naming things comes with surprising—sometimes painful—liabilities.
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Clinton & Trump: Inside Out

By Margaret Moore on August 31, 2016 in Life Changes
Imagine the inner dialogue of Clinton and Trump.

How is the Creative Process an Act of Faith?

By Kimerer LaMothe Ph.D. on August 31, 2016 in What a Body Knows
Sometimes, in the process of making art, an obstacle is the path, and creativity is an act of faith.

The Protective Power of “I’m Crazy”

Why and when trauma clients believe that they must be crazy.
Harriet F. Senie

9/11 15th Anniversary

Has your understanding of 9/11 changed after fifteen years? What issues concern you now?

Don’t Take Gifts from Narcissists

Even when narcissists give you gifts, they are really giving gifts to themselves.

I'm Not Really Unemployed! (Am I?)

By Dawn R. Norris, Ph.D. on August 31, 2016 in The Next Step
Being out of work can make identity confusing.

Phantom Clowns in South Carolina Are Nothing New

By Robert Bartholomew Ph.D. on August 31, 2016 in It's Catching
Reports of Phantom Clowns in South Carolina luring children into the woods, are most likely a matter for folklorists, not police

The Sexual Dependency Inventory - An Invalid Instrument?

By David J Ley Ph.D. on August 31, 2016 in Women Who Stray
Therapists in the sex addiction industry frequently use, and even mandate, a test called the SDI-r 4.0. Sadly, this test is of very little utility, and may be grossly inaccurate.

What Determines Our Longevity?

Understanding the determinants of our longevity will help us understand where to place our attention.

Your Cerebellum May Dictate How Your Brain Handles Alcohol

By Christopher Bergland on August 31, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
A study published today in the Journal of Neuroscience offers fascinating new clues about the brain mechanisms behind reward processing, addiction, and alcohol abuse disorders.

Turbulence Injuries: Here We Go Again

By Tom Bunn L.C.S.W. on August 31, 2016 in Conquer Fear Of Flying
Apparently, each time there is an incident, I am going to have to cover the same material again. So, here we go.

Can a Dog's Size Predict Its Intelligence?

New data shows that very large or very small dog breeds rank lower in intelligence.

Behaving Morally: Are We More or Less Likely to Continue?

By Joel Brockner Ph.D. on August 31, 2016 in The Process Matters
To keep doing the right thing, it is how you think about your behavior that matters.

Music Research Highlights the Value of Concerts

By Rita Watson MPH on August 31, 2016 in With Love and Gratitude
Music is restorative and young pianist and cellist composers enliven our spirits.

9 Ways to Say "No!"

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on August 31, 2016 in Cravings
Having trouble turning other people down? Try a variation on "no."

Why Colin Kaepernick Is a Patriot

By Azadeh Aalai Ph.D. on August 31, 2016 in The First Impression
What is the difference between blind versus constructive patriotism, and how is that related to the latest NFL controversy?

How to Get the Deepest Rest of All

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on August 31, 2016 in Feeling It
Many of us are tired or burned out, here's how to restore ourselves for good.

Guilt: In This Case, You're Not Responsible!

Are straight parents able to change the sexual orientation of their LGBT kids? Should they feel guilty if they can't?

Perinatal Psychiatry, Birth Trauma & Perinatal PTSD, Part 1

By Shaili Jain M.D. on August 31, 2016 in The Aftermath of Trauma
I recently spoke with Dr. Rebecca Moore to understand more about Birth Trauma and PTSD.

"Cat Wars" Calls For Killing Free-Ranging Cats

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 31, 2016 in Animal Emotions
In a new book called "Cat Wars" the authors conclude, "the most desirable solution seems clear -- remove all free-ranging cats from the landscape by any means necessary."

Does The Donald's or Hillary’s Health Status Really Matter?

By Peter Edelstein M.D. on August 31, 2016 in Patient Power
The Donald would be the oldest person to occupy the Oval Office! And is Hillary suffering from confusion? What are their real medical risks if either becomes Commander in Chief?
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Fear of Recovery

By Susan Noonan MD on August 31, 2016 in View From the Mist
Sometimes it feels safer to stay in the comfort zone of depression rather than risk the new territory of wellness.

The Real Narrative of Life

Every story is unique. But the path always leads back to one’s Authentic Being. Love is the sustenance, and authenticity is the fountain of our aliveness.

Tense? Four Techniques for Relaxing on the Go

By Nancy Darling Ph.D. on August 31, 2016 in Thinking About Kids
Physically relaxing helps you let go of mental stress and physical pain. These are four fast exercises you can do almost anywhere.

Fantasy Choices and the Real Self

Choices people make in fantasy contexts reflect rather than complement their personalities. People may be reluctant to create imaginary identities that mismatch their real selves.

♪ When You’re in Love With a Beautiful Woman… ♫

By Robert Burriss Ph.D. on August 31, 2016 in Attraction, Evolved
New research shows that we keep a closer eye on our love rivals if our partner is hotter than us.

Dealing With Difficult Teachers

Strategies to put in place before requesting a teacher change.