Are Two Heads Better Than One?

By David Ludden Ph.D. on February 14, 2016 in Talking Apes
Under the right conditions, the collective intelligence of a group can exceed the intelligence of its members.

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.

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How Wise Is "Better Safe Than Sorry?"

By Tom Bunn L.C.S.W. on February 14, 2016 in Conquer Fear Of Flying
"Isn't it better to be safe than sorry? I've passed up opportunities to travel Europe with my husband. But, I think, isn't it better to at least still be alive?"

Alex Lickerman on The Undefeated Mind

the future of mental health interview series continues with Alex Lickerman on The Undefeated Mind

Is Female Success Bad for Romantic Relationships?

Women report higher levels of relationship satisfaction when they think about their partner succeeding relative to their partner failing; but men do not.

Embrace Your Inner Ballerina

By Pirkko Markula Ph.D. on February 14, 2016 in Fit Femininity
Do you like to embrace your inner ballerina by exercising at home? The online barre exercises workouts need to used with caution.

Love in the Twilight Zone

By Denise Cummins Ph.D. on February 14, 2016 in Good Thinking
What would you do if given the opportunity to trade in your body for a younger model?

The Importance of Finishing What You Start

By Gregory Ciotti on February 14, 2016 in Habits, Not Hacks
If you don't ship, you'll never know.

Hate to Exercise?

By Lori Russell-Chapin Ph.D. on February 14, 2016 in Brain Waves
If you hate to exercise, get your body moving with NEAT instead.

The 7 Laws of Lasting Love

By Aldo Civico Ph.D. on February 14, 2016 in Turning Point
What’s the secret for lasting love? I share 7 secrets I learned while doing conflict resolution work around the world.

Nothing Like the First Time

What do we really know about the love hormone?

Of Love and Murder

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on February 14, 2016 in Shadow Boxing
Some people who participate in murder later claim that "love" had caused them to do bad things.

Lean Into Relationships

By Michele Wick Ph.D. on February 14, 2016 in Anthropocene Mind
Friends, community, and self-awareness: What's good for us may be good for the earth, too.

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 Should 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.