A New Payoff to Risky Decisions

By Hara Estroff Marano on July 27, 2016 in Brainstorm
Scientists discover how facing risky decisions makes us smarter. Guest post by Shira Polan.

Happiness for Sad People

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 27, 2016 in How To Do Life
Modest mitigators of moroseness.

Fighting Lung Cancer Stigmas Saves Lives

How reframing lung cancer can lead to earlier diagnoses, more knowledge about the disease and maybe, just maybe, a cure.

When Are Puppies at Their Cutest?

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on July 26, 2016 in Animals and Us
Most dogs on Earth die before they are three months old. New research shows how being cute can save a puppy from an early death.

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The Tyranny of Film

You'd be surprised just how well filmmakers can control our attention.

Are Dog Owners or Cat Owners More Satisfied with Life?

New data looks at the impact that dog or cat ownership has on the mental well-being, happiness, and life satisfaction of people.

Noticing Random Acts of Kindness

How our best hope for healing the world may start with a cup of coffee.

Border Psychology

By Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D. on July 27, 2016 in The Me in We
Border psychology and the diffusion of U.S. identity.

Ambivalent about Taking a Trip with Friends

Camping with friends (or taking any other type of trip, for that matter) can be a wonderful bonding experience if you are with the "right" friends under the "right" circumstances.

Internet Gaming Disorder Vs. Internet Addiction Disorder

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on July 27, 2016 in In Excess
In the DSM-5, Internet Gaming Disorder is seen as synonymous with internet use disorder (IUD) and internet addiction (IA). Empirical evidence clearly shows this is not the case.

What Happens When Hope Is Lost?

“The tiny ripple of hope you set in motion can change the path of someone's life,” said Dr Shane Lopez, Gallup’s Senior Scientist in Residence.

Handling Defiance: You're Not the Boss of Me!

Because a defiant child is rejecting the parent as leader, at least at this moment, defiance also indicates that the child feels disconnected from the parent.

What I Learned From My Last Job

By Susan Hooper on July 26, 2016 in Detours and Tangents
As a stranger-than-fiction presidential race dominates the news, I pause to contemplate a more mundane area of public affairs: government service.

What Do Politics Have to Do with Meaning and Purpose in Life

Recent research shows the kind of impact that politics has on meaning and purpose in life - check out this post to learn more!

The Top Five Gifts of Pokemon Go to Parents

"Thanks Pokemon Go for giving my kids a modern version of a 1970s summer!”

How To Manage ADHD Without Drugs

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on July 26, 2016 in Think Well
Here are seven nonmedical methods that help people with ADHD.

Two (Often Overlooked) Ways to Improve Your Quality of Life

Do you want to improve your quality of life, but don't know where to begin? If so, I have good news. A study published today offers two practical ways to improve quality of life.

Gender Differences

We are all unique and don’t always fit neatly into the gender box.
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Do Millennials Have a Lesser Work Ethic?
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Abusive Leader or Master Motivator?

Abusive leader or master motivator? The perception of abuse is in the eye of the beholder.

Plato on Democracy, Tyranny, and the Ideal State

By Neel Burton M.D. on July 26, 2016 in Hide and Seek
What would Plato have to say about today’s democracies?

If We Only Had a Brain: Participate in a Clinical Trial

By Greg O'Brien on July 26, 2016 in On Pluto
Just a few keyboard swipes could put the U.S. on the road to triumph over Alzheimer’s. If you're experiencing memory loss that disrupts your daily life, seek help. Take the test.

Weight-Loss Floss and the Art of Health Behavior Change

By Joel Minden, PhD on July 26, 2016 in CBT and Me
Finding it difficult to eat right or exercise? Instead of searching for willpower, address the barriers to success.

5 Ways To Reinvent After A Hurtful Breakup

Endless self-criticism will get you nowhere and will only intensify the hurt. Here are 5 ways to get over your ex with your self-esteem intact.

"Us" and "Them"...Two Solitudes

People tend to be clannish, and often live in "emotionally-gated communities," in which they seldom communicate. These separations can breed prejudice and conflict, as we often see
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How Intense Is Your Awareness?

Awareness is a variable. The world can appear more beautiful, more alive or more strange and awe-inspiring to some people than others.
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Are Employees Being Asked to Do More Illegitimate Tasks?

By Neil J Lavender Ph.D. on July 26, 2016 in Beyond Bullying
Corporations are now heaping on the workload!
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Say What You Mean; Mean What You Say

Learn to say what you mean and feel good about it, leaving others with their confidence and security in place. Consider these seven steps to being a more authentic communicator.

Two Homes, One Childhood

By Robert E. Emery Ph.D. on July 26, 2016 in Divorced With Children
I want children to have a childhood, despite their parents’ divorce. How? Their parents can act like parents, not litigants, spurned lovers, or bitter exes.

Feel Good About Your Eating and Your Weight

You can lose excess weight and keep it off by changing your relationship with your body. You can do it by becoming more compassionately self-aware.
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Is There One “Best” Type of Temperament? Or Tendency?

By Gretchen Rubin on July 26, 2016 in The Happiness Project
People often ask me questions like, “What’s the best Tendency?” “Which Tendency tends to be the most successful?” “Which Tendency has the happiest people?”

Is It Time to Break Up With Your Partner?

By Jen Kim on July 26, 2016 in Valley Girl With a Brain
I asked several relationship experts what’s the one question that can help me decide if it’s time to end the relationship. Here's what they said.

Specific Commitments Can Change Behavior

By Art Markman Ph.D. on July 26, 2016 in Ulterior Motives
Psychology has learned a lot in experimental studies about how to change behavior. Will that work in the real world?
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5 Tips to Deal With Insomnia

By Gretchen Rubin on July 26, 2016 in The Happiness Project
I violated one of the most basic back-to-sleep tips — the tip to get up, rather than toss and turn.