Frightened by Your Doctor’s Recommendation?

By Peter Edelstein M.D. on September 25, 2017 in Patient Power
Not every test that a physician recommends is truly the best for you. Know what you should do and the questions to ask to determine the safest route to better health.

The Anxiety-Busting Properties of Ritual

By Nick Hobson Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in Ritual and the Brain
Rituals, a natural and powerful tool to help combat anxiety.

The Lonely College Student

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on September 24, 2017 in Social Lights
A professor's advice for students and 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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MONTEL WILLIAMS, PTSD and TBI FROM AUTO ACCIDENTS

By James F. Zender Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in The New Normal
New technologies offer great hope for human pain and suffering.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Can Restore Consciousness

By Christopher Bergland on September 25, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) can restore consciousness even after someone has been in a vegetative state for over a decade, according to a new and potentially revolutionary study.

When Pretty, White Women Kill.

By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in Wicked Deeds
When an attractive young, white woman goes on trial for murder, a public feeding frenzy ensues for graphic images and information about the case in the media.
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How Far Would You Go for Avoidance?

If you aren’t able to make clear what you want and express how you feel in your relationships, those relationships—and you—will suffer.

Fishes Show Individual Personalities in Response to Stress

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in Animal Emotions
Trinidadian guppies display individual coping strategies in response to stress that are consistent over time and in various contexts. Some hide, some escape, while some explore.

Theoretical Orientations as Straw Men

By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on September 25, 2017 in Feeling Our Way
The appeal of reviling other therapists' approaches.

Adam Grant on Leadership

By Isaac Lidsky on September 25, 2017 in Mastering Your Reality
See through “delusions of certainty,” encourage and reward givers, and foster accountability for your motivations.

What's Left Out?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
With moments of practice that add up over time. You will feel more fulfilled and less defended, separated from others – and more connected, more entwined with the world as whole.

Three Relationship Compromises You Should Never Make

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in The Squeaky Wheel
All long-term relationships involve compromise but some of them can be destructive.

The Oreos Bullying Lawsuit

By Izzy Kalman on September 25, 2017 in Resilience to Bullying
Rather than eliminating bullying, laws often foment hostilities. The current race-based lawsuit against Hand Middle School in South Carolina is a prime example.

Can Therapists Really Share Power with Clients?

By Jonathan D. Raskin, Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in Making Meaning
In asserting that they can share their power equally with clients, therapists mean well but are misguided. Here's why.

Outlook on Alzheimer's No Longer Bleak

options for reversing early Alzheimer's exist.

How Long Does Public Empathy Last After a Natural Disaster?

By Utpal Dholakia on September 24, 2017 in The Science Behind Behavior
The empathy of bystanders peaks quickly, and within a few weeks, it has abated to baseline levels.
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Connecting with Your Children Authentically in a Wired World

Struggling to define the role of technology in your family's life? (You're not the only one reaching for the fidget spinner.)
14 Questions to Ask About the Quality of Your Relationship
The Quality of Your Relationship
Low Brain Cholesterol—Separating Fact from Fiction
Low Brain Cholesterol
Early Adolescence and the Fear of Change
Early Adolescence and Fear of Change
The Winner Shouldn't Take It All
The Winner Shouldn't Take It All

How Brands Addict Us

By Douglas Van Praet on September 24, 2017 in Unconscious Branding
Brands are built to let you down and leave you wanting more

7 Steps to Dealing with Criticism

By Harriet Lerner Ph.D. on September 24, 2017 in The Dance of Connection
Dealing with unfair criticism? Here’s what decades of studying relationships has taught me:

How Witnessing Your Wounds Can Curtail Your Anger

How you can reduce being prone to anger at home, in your relationship or in your daily life? Being a witness to your past pain is essential for meeting this challenge.

3 Signs That Scorekeeping is Destroying Your Relationship

Is toxic scorekeeping weighing down your loving relationship? Here are three ways to stop scorekeeping in its tracks!

Anxiety Is a Leadership Tool

By Kirby Farrell Ph.D. on September 24, 2017 in A Swim in Denial
Since leaders use anxiety as a tool to motivate and control their followers, train yourself to recognize anxiety cues.

Hope Versus Depression

By Mario D Garrett Ph.D. on September 24, 2017 in iAge
Could depression benefit from viewing hope as an illusion, and that depression reflects the reality of life? Could depression be a sense of realism closer to the truth?

Marriages Come and Go, but High-Conflict Divorce Is Forever

By Linda Esposito LCSW on September 24, 2017 in From Anxiety to Zen
Are you tired of battling your ex and seeing your kids suffer? A few adjustments can lead to a more peaceful parenting plan.
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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.
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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...