Why Conflict Is Healthy for Relationships

Are you a conflict avoider? Read on to learn why conflict is actually healthy for your relationships.

The Psychology Behind London's Terrorist Attacker

A recent study found that much tactical planning goes into lone-actor terrorist events.
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Can Conformity Be Creative?

By Thomas Ward Ph.D. on March 22, 2017 in Creativity for You
You want to be original and creative. Can copying someone else's example actually help you do that?

Prestige, Power, and Placebos

Intuitive errors and social pressures often fool us into the wrong decisions. But our social minds also possess untapped healing power. Recent research shows us how to use it!

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It's Not Me, It's You

By Lydia Denworth on March 23, 2017 in Brain Waves
New research on "you" reveals the power of pronouns in helping us process and make meaning from hard times.

Is Trump a Conservative Only by Accident?

By Alfie Kohn on March 23, 2017 in The Homework Myth
Narcissism and hypercompetitiveness, like certain other personality features, actually can predict political positions

Finding Yourself in the New Tribalism

By Carol S. Pearson Ph.D. on March 23, 2017 in The Hero Within
Neotribalism is a sociological term that describes the way many countries are splintering apart in response to a global society in which it is difficult to find our individual iden

3 Surprising Books to Help You Write Your Own

By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on March 23, 2017 in Tracking Wonder
Writing a book requires different kinds of cognition. What times of day are optimal to think big picture, write conceptually, edit rationally, and draft imaginatively?

Bowsers on Botox: Dogs Get Eye Lifts, Tummy Tucks, and More

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on March 23, 2017 in Animal Emotions
Just when you think you've heard it all, we learn dogs get face lifts, lip tucks, and testicular implants as part of a thriving industry to make them more lovable and cuddly.

Translating Trauma: Foreign Language Interpreting in Therapy

Language is an essential part of cultural competence. Therapy with a foreign language interpreter can be awkward but help is available. Beverley Costa PhD offers tips.
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Cracked Eggs Create a Crack Team

Stories shape us. Exploring the stories from your life offers undreamed insights, because when stories lie together, they grow a tangle of roots.

Why Is Secret Sex So Exciting?

Do you have a secret relationship? Do you find secret sex to be more exciting? Find out why secret sex can be more novel, thrilling, intimate, and satisfying.

Relationship Mistakes to Watch Out For Early On

While some people do change, most don't. Old habits die hard. If things are difficult now, the likelihood is that they are only going to get worse.

Evidence-based Basketball: Research on the NCAA Tournament

More than $10 billion is at stake this month as Americans bet on the March Madness basketball tournament.

“I’d Rather Not Be a Recluse”

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on March 23, 2017 in How To Do Life
The latest in a series of profiles on reclusive people.

How to Lead Yourself and Others to Success

How to Lead Yourself and Others to Success
Tips to create an inspired, productive workplace

5 Ways Self-Compassion Promotes a Healthy Body Image

By Juliana Breines Ph.D. on March 22, 2017 in In Love and War
Many people are overly critical of their appearance. If you're one of them, self-compassion might help.
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Healing the Most Important Relationship In Your Life

If you had a choice, what would you rather be feeling right now?
In Praise of Healthy Revenge
In Praise of Healthy Revenge
3 Ways to Predict Whether a Partner Could Be Unfaithful
The Unfaithful Partner
Revenge Really Is Sweet
Humans Are Genetically Predisposed to Kill Each Other
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Growing Old in Ancient Cultures

What can Ancient Egypt, India and China teach us about aging well?

Ginkgo Biloba for Mild to Moderate Dementia

If you or a loved one are thinking about trying Ginkgo for a memory problem, first review the evidence. Findings for Ginkgo in dementia are inconsistent.

Hell Yes: The 7 Best Reasons for Masturbating

By Neel Burton M.D. on March 22, 2017 in Hide and Seek
The stigma surrounding masturbation has to stop.

Lena Dunham's Representations of Mental Illness

More recently viewers have seen a notable shift towards more accurate representations of mental illness. The controversial television series Girls on HBO leads the way.

Dietary Changes Reduce Alzheimer's Risk

Are you worried about developing Alzheimer's disease? Simple dietary changes can reduce your risk.

How to Raise a Securely Attached Child

By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on March 22, 2017 in In Practice
Simple, practical tips for developing emotional trust.

Organizations Must Do More to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

How can organizations that serve children prevent child sexual abuse? Researchers at the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse have plenty of suggestions.

Too Much to Do, Too Little Time

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on March 22, 2017 in Media Spotlight
While men may find themselves taking on more responsibilities at work and home, women still find themselves doing a disproportionate amount of the domestic chores.

Donald Trump and Addictive Behaviors

By Stanton Peele on March 22, 2017 in Addiction in Society
When the addiction cycle characterizes dysfunctional human behavior.

How Do Psychologists Determine Personality Trait Levels?

By John A. Johnson Ph.D. on March 22, 2017 in Cui Bono
Where, exactly, is the dividing line between introversion and extraversion? Or, for any trait, how do psychologists determine if you are low, average, or high degree on that trait?

The Scarfmaker

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on March 22, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story
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Enlightened Activity

By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on March 22, 2017 in Out of the Darkness
Florence Nightingale's life of amazing activity and social reform shows that to be "spiritual" doesn't necessarily mean being passive and inert.
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Sesame Street and Autism: The PG-Rated "Extras"

By Barb Cohen on March 22, 2017 in Mom, Am I Disabled?
Young children accept any playmate who is not hostile. It is the parents who usually communicate discomfort, caution or pity, and it is the parents who have the most to learn.

How to Handle Someone in a Bad Mood

By Sheila Kohler on March 22, 2017 in Dreaming for Freud
Yesterday my husband, a doctor, came in the door,with a long face, carrying the groceries he had bought. I could see he was annoyed.

Springing From One Mood into Another: Is the Sun at Fault?

Most revel in the warmth and new growth of Springtime. Some suffer.