Are Conservatives More Anti-Science Than Liberals?

By David Ludden Ph.D. on August 26, 2016 in Talking Apes
Skepticism about scientific findings depends on your core beliefs, not your level of science literacy.

Psychological and Environmental Aspects of Who We Eat

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 26, 2016 in Animal Emotions
"Meat Climate Change: The 2nd Leading Cause of Global Warming" highlights the incredible damage agricultural practices do to our planet and psyches and offers viable solutions.

The "School Did Nothing to Stop the Bullying" Lie

By Izzy Kalman on August 25, 2016 in Resilience to Bullying
When children like Daniel Fitzpatrick commit suicide because of bullying, parents accuse the schools of having done nothing. They're usually wrong.

How to Become the Best Company in the World

By Dan Pontefract on August 25, 2016 in Working on Purpose
Volkswagen chose to serve its shareholders. Johnsonville Sausage has always aimed to serve all of its stakeholders. Who wins in the long term?

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Do Strong Sexual Desires Universally Predict Cheating?

If you (or your partner) have a high sex drive, is there more risk of infidelity?

On Evil

By Anthony Synnott Ph.D. on August 26, 2016 in Rethinking Men
What is evil? Is there such a thing or force as evil? Or just bad deeds? Are there evil people? Or is everything relative?
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The Perils of Multitasking

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on August 26, 2016 in Memory Medic
Multitasking not only becomes a habit, it is addictive. I see many youngsters who seem to have withdrawal symptoms if they can't check their phone messages every few minutes.

Spotlight on Brain Trauma

By James F. Zender Ph.D. on August 26, 2016 in The New Normal
How motorsports is spotlighting personality and brain function
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Stop Giving Your Power Away to Others

Take back your power with these 5 steps on dealing with difficult people! Own your reactions and actions, and shift the dynamic to lessen the sting inflicted by a negative person.
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5 Signs You Have the Wrong Therapist

No progress in therapy? Maybe your therapist is the problem.

Clear Evidence: Spanking Harms Kids

A large body of research definitively shows that spanking has negative consequences for kids.

On a B.F. Skinner Quote

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 26, 2016 in How To Do Life
What do you remember from your education? What are the implications of that?
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Can You AMP Up Your Workplace?

When it comes to dealing with the complexity and uncertainty that are the new normal of business, how do people respond in your workplace?

A Graduate Student's Ode to Coffee

By Amy Green M.A., C.C.C. on August 25, 2016 in Psy-curious
A recent large-scale review reveals that coffee can be part of a healthy diet for adults.

Survival, Aggression—and Compassion

What do you expect from those around you—competition or compassion? Here's a surprising example.

Is the “All Lives Matter” Slogan Racist?

By Gordon Hodson Ph.D. on August 25, 2016 in Without Prejudice
In the lead up to the 2016 US election, racial tensions are running high. Many Blacks are offended by White retorts that “All Lives Matter.” Racism may underpin this slogan.

Your Magic Wand for Less Drama, More Love

What if you could create that deep loving connection as your (almost) constant way of being with your child? It would be like giving yourself a magic wand.

Crazy Busy? What Would You Pay for an Hour of Calm?

As you reflect on your life for a moment, how much would you pay to avoid feeling negative emotions or to experience more positive emotions?
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Size Matters

By John Staddon, Ph.D. on August 25, 2016 in Adaptive Behavior
When is a gift not a gift? The hidden, but predictable, cost of real-life changes in reinforcement schedule

10+ Ways Exercise Can Change Your Life

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on August 25, 2016 in Cravings
One of them is bound to give you the motivation you need to get moving.

News From the 2016 Annual Dreams Conference

This year's IASD conference included talks on jihadi dreams, emotional processing, gender differences, social cognition, and existential dreams of "sublime disquietude."

Serious Learning Happens at Summer Camp - Without Technology

For those ending a summer at camp, the transition back to home, school and screen time can be infused with lessons from June, July and August.

The Problem With Positive Thinking

By Joel Minden, PhD on August 25, 2016 in CBT and Me
Does positive thinking lead to greater happiness? If only it were that simple. When negative thinking gets you down, here’s what to do instead.
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10 Cognitive Biases Ruining Your Diet

By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on August 25, 2016 in Science of Choice
Cognitive biases lead to craving and overeating thereby contributing to weight gain and obesity

The Immune System and Psychiatry

Recent evidence demonstrates that the immune system plays a central role in regulating brain function.

Why So Many Leaders Fail and Derail

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on August 25, 2016 in A Sideways View
There is a growing literature on the derailed executive. It outlines the paradox of leadership: that some of the factors that help you climb the greasy pole also cause failure!

Easing a Child’s Summer to School Transition

School is right around the corner but your child is still sleeping until noon and moving in slow motion. Here are some suggestions to help get them ready for the new year.

Post-Presidency Career Advice for Obama With Lessons for All

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 25, 2016 in How To Do Life
Career ideas for the president, with implications for all of us.

There Is More Than Butterflies in Your Stomach

By Emeran Mayer M.D. on August 24, 2016 in Gut Sensations
Is all the hype about the gut microbes, probiotics and certain foods and your brain health really justified? Separating speculations from scientific evidence is crucial

Divorce an Unreliable Predictor of Aggressiveness

Even amongst a small fraction of children, severe aggression is rare.

Muscle Memory—It’s in Your Head, Not Your Limbs

Don’t believe promises of “accelerated learning.” Four proven practices can boost retention and give you peace of mind instead.

Farm Animal Suffering Leaves a Bad Taste In Your Mouth

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on August 24, 2016 in Animals and Us
In a series of recent experiments, researchers found that whether we think animals were raised humanely or on a factory farm affects the way their meat tastes.