Seven Lies I Told Myself About My Addiction

By Jennifer Haupt on February 13, 2016 in One True Thing
After being diagnosed with a progressive memory-eroding disease from years of hard living, drugs, and concussions, Rob Roberge became terrified of losing his identity.

What's Wrong With Needing to Be the Best

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Compassion Matters
People who experience pressure or false praise from their parents may feel that if they can just be special or perfect in some way, they will get the love they never felt.

Are You Dating Your Mom or Dad?

By Jean Kim M.D. on February 12, 2016 in Culture Shrink
People often don't realize how strongly the relationship to their first love, their parent, affects their future romantic relationships.

Presidents and Psychotherapists

By Peggy Drexler Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Our Gender, Ourselves
Politicians addressing their own emotional and psychological needs would go a long way towards reducing the stigma that prevents many American citizens from seeking treatment.

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A Scientist's Search for Meaning

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 14, 2016 in How To Do Life
A short-short story about a successful person with existential angst.

Were the timekeepers of the ancient world autistic?

By John Elder Robison on February 13, 2016 in My Life With Asperger's
Were the ancient calendars a product of early autistic thinkers? If so, is that one more example of their place in the early churches, guiding humanity?

Dating Burnout in the Fast Paced Times of Tinder

By Caitlin Cantor LCSW, CST on February 13, 2016 in Modern Sex
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the never-ending flow of new matches, and fast pace of the dating app scene? Learn to avoid burnout and make the most out of dating apps.

The Voice of Image: Exploring the Psychology of Photography

By G.A. Bradshaw PhD, PhD on February 13, 2016 in Bear in Mind
Award-winning photojournalist, Jo-Anne McArthur, provides a window and mirror into human and animal psyches.

Winter blues? 9 Ways to Cure Your Own Depression

Does your mood plummet with the temperature? Here's how to cure your winter blues

Ultimatum X

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on February 13, 2016 in One Among Many
When do you agree to do something for nothing (or little)? Economic games are elegant research paradigms for the study of this question. Add psychology, and all hell breaks loose.

How to Stop a Bully

Nobody likes a bully, so why do we have so many? Based on an honest analysis, here is how we can stop one....

Let's Pretend!

Handling challenging situations in a constructive way can involve resolving past issues and addressing future concerns so that you can live most effectively in the present.

Two Words You May Regret: “Get Out”

Kicking your teen out of the house can have long term irreversible consequences. Is that a risk worth taking? Because once you close that door the damage is done.

What to Consider When Looking for a Counselor

By Marvin Knittel Ed.D. on February 13, 2016 in How to Help a Friend
Many of us consider seeking professional help for personal concerns but resist because we are afraid to risk sharing our personal life with someone. Following these steps help.

The 7 Things Everyone Show Know About Fatherhood

The unearthing of what I consider to be key learnings or essential truths regarding fatherhood.

The New Website for the International Personality Item Pool

By John A. Johnson Ph.D. on February 13, 2016 in Cui Bono
Authorities have controlled psychological testing for decades. While this regulation might reduce harm, it also stifles creativity and progress. The IPIP is an antidote.

22 Valentine Tips for Friends, Sweethearts, and Strangers

By Rita Watson MPH on February 13, 2016 in With Love and Gratitude
Valentine's Day can be a challenge. However, researchers tell us that this day can be important for singles and couples alike. And a new review on smiling, underscores its value.

The Best Way to Protect Teens from Dangerous Apps

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on February 13, 2016 in Off the Couch
Pat was worried. Her thirteen year old had been planning to send a picture of herself to her new boyfriend. In her underwear. Sexting at thirteen. What can a responsible parent do?

Psychology in "The Martian"

By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on February 13, 2016 in Feeling Our Way
The correct way to live is based on a reasoned estimate of how much time we have left.

Why the Bond Between Straight Gals and Gay Guys Is Special

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M. on February 13, 2016 in Head Games
A new study explains why the friendship between straight women and gay men is so strong — and unique. In a word, trust.

A Research-Backed Recipe for Deep Romance on Valentines Day

By Ken Page L.C.S.W. on February 13, 2016 in Finding Love
These two exercises are a research-backed recipe for a profoundly romantic Valentine’s Day; they will deepen your long-term bond, reduce stress, and even improve your day-after!

Struggling With a Downgraded Friendship

By Irene S Levine Ph.D. on February 13, 2016 in The Friendship Doctor
Since her friend got involved in a relationship, she feels as if her friendship isn’t a priority anymore.

Thoughtful Suggestions For Communicating Sex Differences

By Jesse Marczyk on February 13, 2016 in Pop Psych
The reporting on sex differences in the media is often poor; criticisms of the thinking on sex differences can also be quite poor as well.

Psychiatry's Many Conflicts of Interest

By Christopher Lane Ph.D. on February 13, 2016 in Side Effects
On the "ethical perils" facing a branch of medicine now thoroughly beholden to its industry sponsors.

Rosie Kuhn on Transformational Coaching

The future of mental health interview series continues with Rosie Kuhn on transformational coaching.

6 Messages Your Eyeglasses Communicate About You

Your eyeglasses are there to help you see (perhaps) but they also send these 6 cues to those who see you.

Working it Out... at Home

By Jamie Krenn Ph.D. on February 13, 2016 in Screen Time
Working out and working from home? Feel it is impossible with kids around? Here are some screen time recommendations that may help.

Testing Racial Theories Using Dodgy Statistics

Can Richard Lynn's use of dodgy data on race differences in penis size be defended with crude statistics? The answer is no. Plus, Neanderthal DNA and why it hardly matters either.

Fall in Love with You This Valentine's Day

Do you love, honor, and respect yourself? Unconditionally?

Beyond the Eclipse of Research on Big Dreams

The time is ripe for a new scientific approach to the kinds of vivid, highly memorable dreams Jung referred to as the “richest jewels in the treasure-house of psychic experience.”

Living—and Sleeping—Mindfully

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Sleep Newzzz
The power of mindfulness to improve sleep and treat sleep disorders is an exciting and important area of scientific inquiry with significant real-world implications.

New Behavioral Technologies For More Responsible Spending

By Eyal Winter on February 12, 2016 in Feeling Smart
New behavioral technologies to reduce our spending and increase our saving.

Breakdowns and ‘Shift-Ups’

By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Out of the Darkness
Sudden spiritual awakening can resemble psychosis, but is fundamentally different from it. If it is mis-diagnosed as psychosis, major difficulties can occur.

Matriarch: "A Woman Who Is Head of a Family or Tribe"

By Sheila Weinstein on February 12, 2016 in What Do I Do Now?
Time to start thinking of myself as a matriarch!