Skill May Be More Important Than Size and Strength in Fights

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in Animal Emotions
New research suggests an individual's talent is critical to consider when they brawl. It might actually be that size and raw strength don't matter as much as an animal's skill.

The State of Affairs

By Mark Matousek on October 20, 2017 in Ethical Wisdom
"An affair upsets the status quo by not only bringing the subject of sexuality to the forefront but every other aspect of their relationship as well," says Esther Perel.

People Don’t Still Lie on a Couch, Do They?

100 years since it was introduced by Freud, the couch still provokes both curiosity and ridicule. But does it work?

Let’s Put the Focus on Bullying Where It Belongs

By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
New research on the importance of bystanders.

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And the Nobel Prize Goes to…Circadian Rhythms!

Why the 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology has circadian rhythms researchers buzzing with excitement

Clear Thinking. A Workshop.

What's the meaning of thinking?Is thinking different from being worried? How do we think?

Rembrandt's Creativity: The Magnificent Self-Portraits

Rembrandt created more self-portraits than any other major artist. Not a matter of self-aggrandizement it was the creation of an artistic field based on pictorial self metaphor

The Power of Preying

Harvey Weinstein is just one of many.

Tips for Mindful Technology Use

The lost art of boredom: How smartphones are making us dumber.

Go With the Flaw

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on October 21, 2017 in Wander Woman
The moment you realize you made a mistake and feel stupid, whipped, or embarrassed, you can be powerful. Learn how to master your mind before you beat yourself up.

A New Way to Understand the Narcissistic Male

Pathologically narcissistic men often engage in high-risk behaviors, aggression and substance abuse. New research focuses on their feelings of distress and need for treatment.

Why Does Cerebral Brain Power Monopolize So Much Energy?

By Christopher Bergland on October 21, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
New research explains why it's difficult for our brains and bodies to optimize cognitive and physical performance simultaneously.
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Reading Minds Is a Skill We All Need to Work On

By Jenni Ogden Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in Trouble in Mind
No one can read minds, but we can improve our ability to guess what people are thinking and feeling, and to know when what they say is not what they think.

Social Media Is Harmful to Your Brain and Relationships

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in Obesely Speaking
Social media is making you fatter and sicker by the tweet.
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Women Are Not the Problem

By John Kim, LMFT on October 20, 2017 in The Angry Therapist
It's time for men to step up.

Sex and the Abuse of Power

By Isadora Alman MFT, CST on October 20, 2017 in Sex & Sociability
Those in power have always seen those below them as theirs for the taking. Perhaps the times finally are changing.
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An Often Forgotten Approach to Helping You With Fear

By Pamela D. Garcy Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in Fearless You
Are fearful fantasies scaring you? Revising what you imagine might help.
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How to Find the Courage to Love Again After Being Hurt

We walk around overprotected to prevent people from injuring us, but it also keeps us from being able to make our own meaningful attacks.

5 Ways the Change of Seasons Might Affect Your Mental Health

Seasonal changes may impact your mood. What do you need to know and what can you do about it?

Repression of Women: What Does Biology Tell Us?

The origins of gender inequality go way back into our biological history. The evolution of the human brain has enabled us to develop increasingly effective ways of dealing with it.

Digital Distraction: Internet and Smartphone Addiction

The Internet and smartphones have been adopted in the U.S. at a faster pace than any technology since the start of the Industrial Revolution, and we can't seem to stop using them.

Roadblocks to Intimacy and Trust VII

Couples therapy teaches that there are at least six people in an intimate relationship.

Against “Evil”

By Madelon Sprengnether on October 20, 2017 in Minding Memory
Can we abandon the rhetoric of “evil” to express our deep concern over the increasing incidence of mass shootings and focus on how to prevent them?

ADHD Is Now Widely Overdiagnosed and for Multiple Reasons

By Christopher Lane Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in Side Effects
In the U.S. and other developed countries, there are now clear signs that child and adolescent mental disorders are overdiagnosed.

A Case for Neural Augmentation

By Eric Leuthardt M.D. on October 20, 2017 in Mind Blender
In an era when information is expanding exponentially, we may have to modify our brains to keep up.

A Call for Men to Take a Pledge

By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in Theory of Knowledge
Disrespecting others is just not ok. We should pledge to Just Not Do It.

Do You Confuse People's "States" With Their "Traits?"

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in Think Well
It's common for people to use overgeneralizations when criticizing others. Here's why they're almost always untrue and reflect a basic lack of understanding of human nature.
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Change How You Define Yourself and Change Your Life

By Jeff Corbin, MD MPH on October 20, 2017 in Rethinking Normal
Develop the life you want, despite your illness.

Tap Into the Inner Genius You Didn’t Know You Had

Research show that genius is inside each of us, but how can we access it?

Harvey Weinstein Is Not a Monster

By Joanne Bagshaw Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in The Third Wave
Let's use Harvey Weinstein as an opportunity to talk honestly about sexual assault and harassment.

Dogs Are More Expressive When We're Looking at Them

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 20, 2017 in Animal Emotions
A new study shows dogs display more, but not different, facial expressions when we pay attention to them. The presence of food didn't have any effect, so they're not just using us.