“Date Someone Your Own Size”

By Robert Burriss Ph.D. on August 30, 2016 in Attraction, Evolved
Couples who vary in weight experience more prejudice, receive advice to not date in public, and are rated as less likable, according to new research from California.

More Evidence Regarding the Causes of Homosexuality

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on August 29, 2016 in Pop Psych
Development of a homosexual preference might have something to due with the maternal environment a male fetus finds itself in

Fatherhood Plummets Testosterone.... Maybe

Dads beware: Does fatherhood impact your hormones?

Bird Brain: An Exploration of Avian Intelligence

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 29, 2016 in Animal Emotions
Dr. Nathan Emery's new book "Bird Brain: An Exploration of Avian Intelligence" is a gold mine of information and surprises about the latest research on bird smarts.

The Latest

Does Climate Affect Economic Growth?

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on August 30, 2016 in The Human Beast
Economic development goes along with a temperate climate, such as Europe's. Conversely, most of the poorest countries in the world are concentrated in the steamy tropics. Why?

How much sex is too much sex?

By Jon E. Grant, JD, MD, MPH, Brian L. Odlaug, PhD, MPH, and Samuel R. Chamberlain, MD, PhD on August 30, 2016 in Why Can't I Stop?
Normal sexual behavior may be overpathologized (that is, treated as disordered when it is not) if a clinician fails to recognize the wide range of normal human sexual expression...

Dogs Understand What We Say and How We Say It

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 30, 2016 in Animal Emotions
A new study using fMRI shows dogs and humans process sounds similarly. However, it's still not clear why dogs have evolved the ability to differentiate praise and neutral words.

Hillary's Mental Health Plan Needs Work

Better care for vets with PTSD, suicide prevention, getting the mentally ill out of jails: What enlightened person could possibly oppose any of these ideas.
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Depression Is Not Always An Illness

Some 'depressions' respond only to a rekindling of spiritual awareness, reviving soul energy, providing inspiration, guidance, courage and hope for the Olympics of everyday life.

On a Steven Pinker Quote

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 30, 2016 in How To Do Life
The 30-million word-gap "cure:" A confusion of correlation with causation?

Are You Being Bullied in the Workplace?

Bullying in the workplace is more common than you may think. It can have very serious consequences for both the employee and the employer. .

Remember Your Best Teacher? One 82-Year-Old Does.

As students head back to school this year, Bill, an 82-year-old widower, grieves the loss of his wife. What do the two have in common? Teachers.

Reconciling as Parents

Can divorced parents act like parents, not spurned lovers? These women found a way.

Our Loved Ones Are Not "Bun Worthy"

By Fran Simone Ph.D. on August 29, 2016 in A Family Affair


When addiction trumps good intentions, loved ones feel betrayed.

7 Ways Mentally Strong People Bounce Back From Failure

Get proactive about turning your struggles into strength.
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A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words, but Does It Make You Happy?

Do you take pictures of your experiences? New research explores whether photographing experiences increases enjoyment.

How to Spot Authenticity

Authenticity is more than speaking your mind with passion and commitment, it's about the qualities of the person

Losing Our Faith

By Phil Zuckerman Ph.D. on August 29, 2016 in The Secular Life
The latest Pew survey shows why many Americans are leaving religion: they lost their faith in God

Why Are There Mommy Wars but No Daddy Wars?

By Amy Tuteur M.D. on August 29, 2016 in Push Back
Is this really about what's best for children? Is this really about "the science"? Or is this yet another, albeit thoroughly modern, way to control women?

The Lesson I Learned About Living From Someone Dying

By Dan Pontefract on August 29, 2016 in Working on Purpose
Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip has terminal brain cancer but taught us all a lesson during his cross-Canada tour.
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Four Reasons Why Sport Coaches Don’t Do Mental Training

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on August 29, 2016 in The Power of Prime
Great sport coaches are also great intuitive psychologists who develop a deep understanding of the importance of the mind and help their athletes be mentally prepared.

Is Authenticity Worth It?

When others won’t accept us as we are, what do we do? We must choose between two important values.

8 Traits of Toxic People

By Abigail Brenner M.D. on August 29, 2016 in In Flux
Sometime in your life you will come across a toxic person. You know, those people who seem to need your help and then proceed to take advantage of you through manipulation. Beware.

How to Cope With Difficult Milestones

By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on August 29, 2016 in To Heal and Carry On
Are the stories remembering Hurricane Katrina or other traumatic events causing you distress because of what you've been through? Here's some proven ways to cope.

Primary Affects

We have been exploring how our earliest, innate feelings work – Distress, Anger, Fear, Shame, and Dissmell. This month we look at Enjoyment, Shame, Disgust, and Dissmell.

How Parents Prolong the "Terrible Twos" Into Adolescence

Mental health professionals label as mental disorders child misbehavior that is created by certain parenting practices that have increased in incidence over the last few decades.

What's Your Gender Mindset?

By Megan Dalla-Camina on August 29, 2016 in Real Women
Are you aware of your gender mindset and the impact it could be having on your career?

Protection From Reaction to Medication

Have you had bad experiences with medications you have taken or been administered? Knowing your history of medications can help to prevent this.

How Long Should You Wait for a Partner?

By Jen Kim on August 29, 2016 in Valley Girl With a Brain
I’ve looked to science, asked relationship experts, talked to friends (both married and unmarried) for better answers. What I’ve found is that there isn’t one.

Food at Work

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on August 29, 2016 in A Sideways View
Do you eat a sandwich or a salad in Dilbert cubicle or do you socialise in the canteen? Can your lunch or snack influence how you think and feel? And if so, what should you eat?

Learn When, Why and How to Say NO

Why replacing "Yes" with "No" can make you happier and healthier

Explaining Donald Trump

Being rich can make you insufferable.

7 Elements of Wisdom That Can Make You Happier as You Age

By Christopher Bergland on August 29, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
New research suggests that people tend to become happier as they age. Unfortunately, younger people are less happy than ever. This post offers insights for people of all ages.