11 Reasons Women Have Difficulty with Orgasm, and What Helps

By Grant Hilary Brenner M.D. on February 17, 2018 in ExperiMentations
Up to half of women report difficulty with orgasm. Research identifies barriers to sexual pleasure, and provides guidance on how to enjoy intimate experiences more fully.

Saying, and Hearing, the "Thing Which Is Not"

Recent brain imaging studies have revealed that distinguishing between truth, deceit, and irony requires the activation of distinct neural networks.

Mass Shootings: What Role Do Guns Play?

Is it true the mental health concerns are the cause of mass shooting? Or is it bullying, video games, or hate? And what is the role of guns?

The Dangerous Doctrine of Free Will

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on February 15, 2018 in One Among Many
The Florida shooter planned and executed his gruesome deed. He is responsible. To say that he acted out of his free will is pointless. It undermines our understanding.

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Roadblocks in the Search for Answers

Discussions about the link between gun violence and mental illness often fall prey to a few logical fallacies. A more informed debate promises better outcomes for all of us.

Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous: Does It Make Sense?

By Emily T. Troscianko on February 17, 2018 in A Hunger Artist
I analyse the ABA literature to explore whether or not the translation from alcohol addiction to eating disorders results in coherent and constructive principles and practices.

3 Things Parents Need an Addicted Child to Understand

Communicating with kids is not always easy. When adult children are battling addiction, it might feel impossible to speak to them in a way that gets through to them.

Guns or No Guns for Those With Mental Illness?

By Kathryn Seifert Ph.D. on February 17, 2018 in Stop The Cycle
Another school shooting. What can we do?
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Extraordinary Mental Strength

By Kristin Meekhof on February 17, 2018 in A Widow's Guide to Healing
Curious about how mental strength plays a role in an athlete's performance? An ultra- marathon champion shares his thoughts.
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Medication Is Not the End-All Be-All for Distress

Here's how to get the right help for your anxiety and depression.

Love and Toddler Brain Coping Mechanisms

Most of the time, toddlers can get away with blame, denial, and avoidance because they’re so darn cute. When adults do it, we’re not so cute.

Amy Schumer's 'I Feel Pretty" Is Incredibly Problematic

By Jennifer Rollin MSW, LCSW-C on February 17, 2018 in Mindful Musings
As an eating disorder and body image therapist, I'm upset by this trailer.

The Best Way to Handle Your Partner’s Silent Treatment

Having your partner ignore you intentionally never feels very good. New research on relationships suggests what silence means, and how to cope when you’re the target.

Five Preachy Pleas

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 17, 2018 in How To Do Life
Exhortations from my new book, Careers for Dummies.

How Long Should Mothers Breastfeed?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on February 16, 2018 in Media Spotlight
How long should a mother breastfeed and what are some of the positive benefits involved? New research explores the link between breastfeeding duration and maternal sensitivity.

The Real Problem With “Toxic Masculinity”

In today's culture, there is great deal of anxiety around gender roles and their relationship to biology. Toxic masculinity may be a problem, but not in the way you think.

On Gun Rights in America

By Thomas Hills Ph.D. on February 16, 2018 in Statistical Life
The American constitution is based on "We the people" because it is about valuing people's life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. God did not grant these rights, people did.

Are Your Text Messages Helping Or Hindering Communication?

By Randi Gunther Ph.D. on February 16, 2018 in Rediscovering Love
Texting has become the most prominent form of instant communication. These 7 criteria will help evaluate if it is helping or hindering your relationship.

Did Your Partner Disappoint You This Valentine’s Day?

When your partner disappoints you or hurts your feelings, how can you respond so that it doesn't negatively affect your relationship?

The Sleeper’s Dilemma

By Darby Saxbe Ph.D. on February 16, 2018 in Home Base
Skipping sleep can hurt your cognitive abilities--and even increase your heart disease and Alzheimer's disease risk down the road. Here's what to know and what you can do about it.

Teaching New Zealand Kids to Kill Animals is Very Worrisome

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on February 16, 2018 in Animal Emotions
A video showing New Zealand youngsters being taught to kill "pests" should be of concern because of the link between violence toward nonhuman animals and violence toward humans.

Gun Violence? We Need to Start Listening to Each Other

By Michael Mascolo Ph.D. on February 16, 2018 in Values Matter
Yet another school shooting. But attacking "the other side" isn't going to get you what you want...
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Cognitive Healing from Childhood Abuse

One challenge of recovery from childhood abuse lies in this cognitive dissonance between what an abused child comes to believe as true and the truth of the broader world.

What Do We Have That Is Most Precious?

By Sheila Kohler on February 16, 2018 in Dreaming for Freud
One wonders if we lost sight of what is most precious in our lives, and what the consequences of this will be.

Relationship Misconceptions

There are many common misconceptions about romantic relationships. This article presents and dispels some pervasive, yet inaccurate beliefs.

Benefits of the Indoor Plant

Add a potted plant to your world!
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Mother Anna Young and the House of Prayer

By Joni E Johnston Psy.D. on February 16, 2018 in The Human Equation
What is it like to grow up in a destructive religious cult? Two children tell it like it was.

What Every Student Knows: Memorable Teachers Change Lives

You don't have to fall in love with the teacher. You could fall in love with the subject and become the teacher.

Revisiting Child Psychoanalysis

By Claudia M Gold M.D. on February 16, 2018 in Child in Mind
When a young child struggles, listening to parent and child together can lead to new levels of intimacy, understanding, and growth.

Six Keys to Developing Intellectual Character

By Scott Weems Ph.D. on February 16, 2018 in Feed Your Head
Forget IQ and EQ, because there’s a smarter way to be smart.

Talking About Sex And Death And Hatred

By Nick Luxmoore on February 16, 2018 in Young People Up Close
To what extent do sex, death and hatred end up as unmentionable anxieties hidden away inside a young person? How do we understand and how do we respond?

How to Spot Covert Abusers

By Craig Malkin Ph.D. on February 16, 2018 in Romance Redux
Covert abuse is very real. And some personalities are more apt to perpetrate it.