Never Underestimate Your Partner’s Defenses, Here’s Why

All your psychological defenses exist to protect you from perceived ego threats. So any person menacing basic feelings of safety or security will compel you to react negatively.
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God Knows Where I Am

This documentary takes us into the life of Linda Bishop, and her family and caregivers. She was found dead in a New Hampshire home several months after her hospital discharge.

Could a Blood Test for Cancer Be Dangerous?

Early cancer detection seems right. But it can, in reality, be wrong.

Bragging on Social Media Can Backfire

New research shows that posting on Facebook about your accomplishments can make you appear immodest, but praise from friends is likely to boost your social capital.

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Can You Be Too Sexually Attracted to Someone?

By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on March 29, 2017 in Insight Is 20/20
If you meet someone you feel extremely sexually attracted to, you must ask yourself a few basic questions - or else.

Would You Date Someone in a Wheelchair?

Is a wheelchair a hindrance to romance? If your answer is 'yes', perhaps you are too focused on what your relationship will look like to other people.

Is There Feminine Muscularity?

By Pirkko Markula Ph.D. on March 29, 2017 in Fit Femininity
Is sculpting a muscular body feminine? There are several options for women to display visible muscularity.

The Head-in-the-Sand President

By Kenneth Worthy Ph.D. on March 29, 2017 in The Green Mind
Ignorance may be bliss, but only for a moment. When Trump ignores or deletes climate data, he imperils the planet and all of us.

Mass School Shooting Averted by Parent Heeding Warning Signs

How did Maryland avoid a school shooting massacre? Parents heeded warning signs.

One Recipe for Clearly Unethical Performance

I spend a lot of time helping students and colleagues develop the skills they need to think and behave more ethically. Today, I want to look at the other side of the coin.

Dual Instagram Accounts: Sharing Private and Public Selves

Dual Instagram accounts Rinstagram (Real) and Finstagram (Fake) make sense. They let people support multiple selves--just like offline

Giftedness: Curse or Blessing?

Children who show early signs of intellectual giftedness can face life challenges that are often overlooked, misunderstood or dismissed.

Neuromanagement. Really?

By Paul J. Zak on March 29, 2017 in Neuromanagement
Here's why you should keep reading

Late by Four Days!?

By Seth Slater M.F.A. on March 29, 2017 in The Dolphin Divide
How to not be kept waiting. When the desire for instant gratification meets perpetual procrastination, what’s to be done?
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Strangulation and Domestic Violence Murders

By Steve Albrecht DBA on March 29, 2017 in The Act of Violence
Getting choked to death is a real risk in domestic violence assaults.

Sharon Birkman on Self-insight and the Stress of Choice

Stuck in a career rut? A little disciplined self-insight may be the boost you need!

Ten Simple Tips to Manage the Stress of Moving

Is moving stressing you out? A few tweaks can go a long way.

Elizabeth Wagele (1939-2017)

By Elizabeth Wagele on March 29, 2017 in The Career Within You
The author, musician, and blogger has passed away at age 77.

The Dark Side of Optimism

We're used to thinking about optimism as something that is a positive force in one's life. But what if it's not?

The Brain Science of Political Deception in the Election

Confused by why so many people were deceived in the 2016 election? This article uses recent research to provide some clarity.

Spring Clean Your Space, Your Stuff and Your Life

Spring is the perfect time to clear out clutter, not just in your space but across your whole life.

Drawing a Picture of Health: An Art Therapy Guide

If you are currently being treated for cancer or are a survivor, try "drawing a picture of health" as part of your wellness plan. It's integrative medicine for mind and body.

This One Skill Can Immediately Transform How You Feel

By Jennice Vilhauer Ph.D. on March 29, 2017 in Living Forward
Changing how you feel is easier than you think. Learn how to shift your attention and improve your emotional well-being.

Men Get Baby Blues, too

By Temma Ehrenfeld on March 29, 2017 in Open Gently
Men can get badly depressed with a newborn, and affect the child's future.
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A Thought-Free Life

If bad thoughts are bad for us, and even good thoughts are bad for us, what options do we have?

Can Refugees Interpret in Therapy with Traumatized Refugees?

Refugees can play a unique role as interpreters in psychotherapy. The work can take a toll, however.

7 Decisions That Can Lead You To Financial Misery

By Michael F. Kay on March 29, 2017 in Financial Life Focus
When it comes to making money decisions, you need to decide what advice is real or fake—or be able to see the agenda behind the latest craze.

Want To Hurt Your Relationship? Here's A Quick And Fast Way!

You can hurt your relationship when a bad memory arises in a new situation. But trying to improve your relationship can have contradictory results.

How Strength Training Helps Keep Anxiety at Bay

By Linda Wasmer Andrews on March 29, 2017 in Minding the Body
Resistance training may help you resist excessive worry and anxiety. Here's what the latest research shows.

Sex Education: Teens Teaching Teens

There is clear evidence that risky sexual behavior harms young people. Does peer-led sex education help them avoid risky behaviors?
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When We Feel the Tears of Blessedness, We Feel Alive

This happy/sad blend can be called poignancy. It is the bittersweet state we have all felt when a joyous but fleeting thing happens.

Connecting Spaces

If you can't knock down any walls, but want an open floor plan, don't lose heart. Use color, scents, light, furniture, and a few design tricks to unite separate spaces.

Sticks and Stones Just Break My Bones

Colleges can either give in to "Brittle Self Disorder" or empower students to get past the discomfort of confronting objectionable ideas and teach them to think critically.