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How Your Unconscious Mind Is Keeping You Single

By Madeleine A Fugère Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in Dating and Mating
Many people are consciously and happily single. But if you are interesting in finding a mate, consider these unconscious factors which may be affecting your status.

Your Brain in Love

By Joe Pierre M.D. on February 11, 2016 in Psych Unseen
What does neuroimaging tell us about romantic love?

The Surprising First Step in Effective Child Discipline

By David Rettew M.D. on February 11, 2016 in ABCs of Child Psychiatry
Programs to help parents overcome child defiance don't usually start with star charts or time-outs but rather the surprisingly simple but tricky skill of paying attention.

Does Experiencing Therapy Make a Better Therapist?

By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in Talking About Trauma
The therapeutic alliance between client and therapist is affected by therapist well-being.

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Are Holidays Only for the Happy?

By Laurie Helgoe Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Introvert Power
Does the "Happy" wish associated with holidays leave you feeling excluded? You are not alone.

The Colourful, Melodramatic Manager: Histrionic Disorder

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in A Sideways View
Have you ever worked with or for a "drama queen". Why is there doubt about the concept of Histrionic Personality Disorder

55 and "Laid Off." Now What?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in How To Do Life
How I advise career counseling clients in this common situation.

Picking Presidents: What Leadership Research Tells Us

By Karl Albrecht Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in BrainSnacks
Now I know where I stand: I’m going to vote for the candidate who looks most “presidential” – if they promise not to mess with Social Security.

Dolphin Parenting: A Cure For Tiger Moms and Jellyfish Dads

By Shimi Kang M.D. on February 11, 2016 in The Dolphin Way
Why Dolphin Parenting is The Answer for 2016!

Navigating Grief: How to Cope

Let an expert help you cope with grief. It's okay to let people know you are struggling.

Valentine’s Day, Love, and the Broken Soul

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in Obesely Speaking
Even if you are lucky enough to find "true love" – do you know where to get the app for it?

A Valentine To New Mothers

By Darby Saxbe Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in Home Base
Postpartum depression is real. Does it come from a mismatch between modern society and the demands of motherhood?

A Woman President?

Are you caught up in the Hillary vs. Bernie debate? How much of it is a women's issue and how many isolated women's issues are there today?
J.K. Califf via Flickr (Creative Commons)

Teen Asks: Am I an Introvert?

By Sophia Dembling on February 11, 2016 in The Introvert's Corner
A teen wonders if she' s naturally introverted or if she's an extrovert who's lost her edge.

What We’re Not Being Told About Anti-Bullying Laws

By Izzy Kalman on February 11, 2016 in Resilience to Bullying
The NJ Board of Education is playing with statistics to make negative results of its anti-bullying law to look positive.

Kissing: Reflections on Humans and Other Animals Making Out

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in Animal Emotions
We're in the dark about why kissing evolved in some human cultures and whether or not other animals are really kissing or just swapping saliva and smells and enjoying themselves.

The Year of the Monkey: Which Monkey Are You?

By Ravi Chandra M.D. on February 11, 2016 in The Pacific Heart
It's the Lunar Year of the Monkey. Are we more bonobo-like, favoring sex, or chimp-like, favoring aggression?

Love, Selfishness, and Self-Interest

By William Irwin Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in It’s Your Choice
Does one really love the other person, or does one just love the feeling of being in love? Are we doomed to solitude? Or can we build a bridge between the self and other?
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How Deep is Your Love?

By Matthew B. James Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in Focus on Forgiveness
Do you feel like you’re not enough? Is your Valentine’s Day doomed to be dismal? It doesn't have to. Find out what it means to right with yourself.

Sex and Violence

By Robert J King Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in Hive Mind
"Making a Murderer" is just one of many true crime shows that has become popular. Why is this? Is it a new phenomenon?

What's New in Grief?

By Kenneth J. Doka Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in Good Mourning
Are you still using Kübler-Ross? You have a lot to learn about grief.

The Science of Monogamy

Contrary to what some men may claim in locker rooms, dorm rooms, and after one too many rounds during happy hour, more sexual partners does not equal more happiness.

8 Common Projection Errors in Decision Making

By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in Science of Choice
People behave as if their future feelings will be more like their current feelings.

"Should I or Shouldn’t I?" The Dilemmas of Chronic Illness

By Toni Bernhard J.D. on February 11, 2016 in Turning Straw Into Gold
I’m aware that those of us who struggle with our health don’t have a monopoly on being faced with dilemmas in life. We do, however, tend to share the same ones.

Valentines Day 2016: Can You Really Die From a Broken Heart?

By Kevin Campbell M.D. on February 11, 2016 in At the Heart of Health
Emotional stress can mimic the symptoms of a heart attack.

Lori Sylvester on Residential Treatment for Adolescent Girls

The future of mental health interview series continues with Lori Sylvester on residential treatment for adolescent girls.
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Teens and Sex

By Sara Villanueva Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in How to Parent a Teen
Afraid to discuss "the birds and the bees" with your teen? Here are a few tips.

Thriving, Cognitive Complexity, Bee Wisdom—and You

By Carol S. Pearson Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in The Hero Within
To thrive in today’s world, it is critical to be able to track emerging cultural stories that empower rather than limit you.
Dr. Robert Puff's photo, Big Sur

An Advanced Happiness Skill

There are three parts to this Advanced Happiness Skill. One is to be passive. The second is to be detached. And the third is to observe.

A Howl from the Wolf of Winter Blues

By Michael Terman Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in Chronotherapy
A recent scholarly article asserts Seasonal Affective Disorder is a "folk theory." At first, this was a blow to my (rather large) ego, but then I decided it was good for business.

One Soldier's Struggle With Torture, Trauma and Moral Injury

By Eric Newhouse on February 11, 2016 in Invisible Wounds
LTC Bill Edmonds was put in an impossible situation: forced to decide between allowing torture to save American lives or risking death to American soldiers.

Too Many Leaders Spoil the Group

By Art Markman Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in Ulterior Motives
Powerful people have trouble working together.

Do Vitamins Have Placebo Effects?

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in The Human Beast
After years of hearing that vitamin supplementation was protective of health, we are now hearing that they are a waste of money for people with an adequate diet.

Setting Your Money “Normal”

By Michael F. Kay on February 11, 2016 in Financial Life Focus
When it comes to money, you have "normal" habits. But that doesn't make them effective, efficient or even appropriate.