Nature Therapy

Nature exposure does indeed soothe those worried parts of the brain into thinking less and relaxing more.

Have I Been Traumatized?

By Arieh Y. Shalev on August 30, 2016 in Unraveling Trauma
Survivors' narratives teach us about shaping the consequences of trauma.

Is Sexual Generosity a Virtue?

Generosity is very valuable for our well-being and health. Is this also true concerning sexual generosity? Should we aim to be more sexually generous?

“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.

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Sexy-agenarians

By Christina Pierpaoli on August 30, 2016 in Eng(aging)
Sexuality appears not only to continue into the third act, but— like a fine wine— evolves in its complexity, flavor, and very constitution with age.

Hillary’s New Comprehensive Agenda on Mental Health

On Monday, August 29, 2016, Hillary Clinton released a comprehensive agenda to deal with expanding mental health problems in the United States

What Melanoma Taught Me About Patient-Provider Relationships

An eye-opening experience as a medical professional is forced to evaluate the patient-provider relationship from the patient's perspective.

You Get 10 “Do-overs” – What Would You Do Differently?

By Karl Albrecht Ph.D. on August 30, 2016 in BrainSnacks
Suppose a magic genie came to you and said, "You get ten ‘do-overs’ – ten revisions of your personal history." What ten choices would you make differently?

What’s All the Fuss about Colin Kaepernick?

By Victor Lipman on August 30, 2016 in Mind of the Manager
I’m not saying I agree with Mr. Kaepernick or not. That’s irrelevant. What I am defending is his right to make this gesture... without being demonized.

Business Connections Complicated By Irrelationship

Everyone knows that "history" causes problems in romantic relationships. It's equally true in business relationships, as this case so pointedly illustrates.

Conflict Resolution: Dancing Your Way to Cooperation?

By Seth Slater M.F.A. on August 30, 2016 in The Dolphin Divide
How to avoid a clash of wills in the face of stubbornness. Making the right moves when it counts can head off flared tempers and open conflict.
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Brain Breaks Elude Me

By Margaret Moore on August 30, 2016 in Life Changes
Do you have a habit you would love to make? Have a closer look at your inner dialogue.

Why Not Just Cooperate a Little More?

By Dan Pontefract on August 30, 2016 in Working on Purpose
Cooperate is literally translated from Latin as ‘To work with.' Why don't we do it more?

Fighting: Threat and Damage as Ineffective Communication

Winning is sharing. The biomental child development perspective says: “for you to win, your opposer also must win."

Why I Prefer “Victim” to “Survivor”

Change the connotation of “victim,” not the term for it.

Why Art Therapy Works

What makes art therapy "work" has eluded the profession—until recently. Researchers have constructed a five-part model that summarizes the key factors.

Were We Ever a Civil Society? Bigotry's Threat to Democracy

By Kyle D Killian Ph.D., LMFT on August 30, 2016 in Intersections
Is explicitly bigoted language becoming the "new normal" in American politics?
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Two Ways of Seeing the World

By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on August 30, 2016 in Out of the Darkness
What makes 'civilized' western peoples different from indigenous peoples such as Native Americans? Our relationship to nature is psychopathic, whereas theirs was reverential.

Media 'Piling On' and Internet 'Trolling"

By Saul Levine M.D. on August 30, 2016 in Our Emotional Footprint
Whenever someone is exposed as having acted destructively, there are outcries of anger in the media and the internet, inevitably followed by ugly, malicious trolling and piling on.

Stop Anxiety by Adjusting Expectations

Your brain relies on the pathways it has, so it will keep reactivating your anxiety pathways unless you create a new place for your electricity to flow.

5 Ways to Finesse a Difficult End to Your Relationship

Endings present a psychological challenge unless they’re mutually negotiated. These 5 tips, based in part on a new group dynamics paper, provide some guidance for your goodbyes.

Are You Tired All The Time?

Fatigue can come from thyroid imbalances, depression or an overscheduled lifestyle. You don't have to accept feeling wiped out. You can get help, make changes, and feel better.

Criticism, Avoidance, and Negativity: How They Destroy Love

Tired of the toxic thoughts and fighting? Here is how to stop the toxic criticism, avoidance, and negativity.

Big Data Is Nudging You

By Alain Samson Ph.D. on August 30, 2016 in Consumed
Slow to hit the purchase button? Here’s how you may be nudged to buy.

10 Concussion Safety Tips for Fall-Winter Student-Athletes

By Harry Kerasidis M.D. on August 30, 2016 in Brain Trauma
For parents, school official and counselors, it's time to ask, what do I "need to know" about concussions going into this Fall / Winter sports season? Here's a starting point.

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 and Humans Process Sounds Similarly

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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A Need For Spiritual Connection

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

The Roots of Shame

Do you sometimes think something is wrong with you? Do you know your own story and have compassion for your suffering? If not, shame may be limiting your healing.

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.