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Can Companies Become Our New Top Universities?

By John Nosta on September 23, 2017 in The Digital Self
Do you really need to go to college when the private sector might just do a better job?

Our Amazing Ability to Quickly Judge People's Personality

Even when we only get a chance to look at a person for a few seconds, our judgment of personality is fairly reliable. What is the reason behind this almost "magic" ability?

What Narcissists Won’t Tell You About their Past

Although no one’s memory is perfect, memory in people high in narcissism is particularly flawed, especially when it comes to their flaws. New research shows why they're so biased.

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Stuck in a Pile of Dirt

By Elizabeth Young on September 24, 2017 in Adaptations
As Henry lands on the ground, he knows that his life has just changed forever.

Therapy for Gambling Addiction

By Ryan Howes PhD, ABPP on September 24, 2017 in In Therapy
Gambling maintains the fantasy of success while denying some harsh, cruel realities.

The Weight of the World

By Wendy Lustbader M.S.W. on September 24, 2017 in Life Gets Better
We are not helpless.There is power in the collective will to survive and make life good for those who come after us.
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The Impact of Online Shaming on Young Lives

By Sue Scheff on September 24, 2017 in Shame Nation
Teens are more concerned about online hate and shaming than they are about drugs. They are more likely to turn to their friends for help, rather than their parents.

The Dark Side of 9/11: Manipulating Trauma for Sympathy

By Jean Kim M.D. on September 24, 2017 in Culture Shrink
The heartbreak of 9/11 held the nation's sympathy. For a few wayward souls, the temptation of receiving that powerful sympathy was worth lying for.
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I Wanna Be a Serial Killer #3

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on September 24, 2017 in Shadow Boxing
Some people believe that if they follow the example of an infamous serial killer, their aspirations guarantee success.

Expressive Writing Liberates the Mind from Chronic Worrying

By Christopher Bergland on September 24, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Taking a few minutes to jot down your innermost thoughts and feelings can offload chronic worries and makes your brain more efficient, according to a new study.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Dinner at Home or Do We Go Out?

By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on September 24, 2017 in Life, Refracted
Cultural and generational changes in how we approach food color how we use food to express love. We can choose to cook, or gather, organize or ignore opportunities for feeding.

Asian Shame & Perfectionism

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on September 23, 2017 in Minority Report
Asian shame can impact perfectionism. Whether it's the drive to succeed academically, vocationally, or relationally...the deeper fear with Asian perfectionism is being rejected...

Belly Fat and Your Child's Brain

Can playing tag improve your child's grades?

But This Job Isn’t Me!

By Dawn R. Norris, Ph.D. on September 23, 2017 in The Next Step
What's a hidden reason that underemployment can be as bad for mental health as being completely unemployed?

Born Good?

Economists, taking altruism seriously, find mixed evidence parents model it for their young children, stronger evidence that young kids are impressionable in this domain.

The Turning Test For Humans

By Yair Amichai-Hamburger Ph.D. on September 23, 2017 in The Social Net
Are robots gaining the emotional advantage on us?
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Time to Leave Your Therapist?

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on September 23, 2017 in Fixing Families
Therapy is a different kind of relationship but a relationship none-the-less. Like other relationships it's good to periodically step back and see how well it is working

Aging Shrinks the Brain

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on September 23, 2017 in Memory Medic
Age discrimination is not defensible. Each elderly person's mental competence has to be judged on its own merits, not on a negative stereotype of the elderly.

Four Rules for a Productive Sex Talk with your Partner

How many times have you thought if you could just communicate about sex, it would get better, but instead talking seems to make it worse?

How to Be Happy

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on September 23, 2017 in Moral Landscapes
What is a happy self? In ancient times, happiness meant fulfilling your nature—both your human nature and your uniqueness as a member of the community. Times have changed.

Compassionate Parenting

We teach children self-regulation by modeling our more humane values.

Follow These 3 Tips to Get Outside Your Comfort Zone

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on September 23, 2017 in Adaptation
Follow These 3 Tips to Get Outside Your Comfort Zone

Oxytocin Ain't Behavin' How Scientists Thought It Would

By Christopher Bergland on September 23, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Contrary to popular belief, oxytocin (which is often called "the love hormone") also has a dark side that intensifies feelings of social defeat and fuels anxiety-driven behavior.

Should You Friend Your Grown Kids on Facebook?

By Jane Adams Ph.D. on September 22, 2017 in Between the Lines
Facebook has upended the culture, disrupted the boundary between public and private, and changed how generations communicate with and relate to each other.

B Vitamins Play Important Roles in Mental Health Care

Are you curious about the role of vitamin supplementation in mental health? B vitamins may help reduce symptoms of alcohol abuse, depressed mood, cognitive impairment and dementia.

No Sexism In Scrabble

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on September 22, 2017 in Pop Psych
Explaining sex differences in more objective fields

Emotional Connection

By Dianne Grande Ph.D. on September 22, 2017 in In It Together
What is the most effective way to keep your relationship joyful? Learn how to stay connected.

Beat Your Anxiety by Correcting These Mental Miscalculations

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on September 22, 2017 in Think Well
Here are a few common, cognitive errors that cause anxiety and what you can do to correct them.

Touching Co-workers

By David F. Swink on September 22, 2017 in Threat Management
Touch can show support or appreciation or it can be used to intimidate or frighten. It is one of the least understood means of communication. Does it belong at work?

What Does It Mean to Have a Personality Disorder?

By Loren Soeiro, Ph.D. ABPP on September 22, 2017 in I Hear You
Have you ever noticed a concerning trend in your relationships at work, with friends, and with family? Here's one way to think about what you might be bringing to the problem.

Immigrant Muslim Couples and Domestic Violence

By Lisa Aronson Fontes Ph.D. on September 22, 2017 in Invisible Chains
Non-Muslims are often uncertain how to help Muslim victims of intimate partner violence. Parveen Ali, Ph.D., advocates for greater understanding and activism to keep women safe.

CBT Increases Cerebellum Connectivity to Other Brain Regions

By Christopher Bergland on September 22, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
A new UCLA study offers fresh insights into a previously underestimated link between the cerebellum, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and cognitive behavioral therapy.