What’s Happening to College Students Today?

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Forgiveness May Harm Society

What is good for the individual may be harmful to the community.

Saving Primary Care

How can patients get better healthcare access and quality while lowering costs?

Iron, Dopamine, and ADHD

Iron influences brain maturation and deficiency may play a role in ADHD.

Personality's 'Big One' and the Enigma of Narcissism

Narcissism is a complex mix of adaptive and maladaptive traits

Letter from a Nurse Who Accidentally Killed A Patient

My advice on how to cope with having made a big mistake.

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Understanding Dreams About Inner and Outer Criticism

Creatures with sharp eyes and red pens, watch our thoughts, feelings, and actions and invariably conclude we have erred or that we are simply unworthy. Exploring our dreams, we can study their habits and learn how to deal with them. Here are 3 dreams that illuminate the dynamics of inner and outer criticism.

Have You Ever Lost Your Love for Something --

By Gretchen Rubin on November 30, 2015 in The Happiness Project
Have you ever left behind one activity or subject you loved?

How Minds Work: As Little As Possible

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on November 30, 2015 in Ambigamy
Once we're familiar with the windy contours of a path it becomes to us a straightaway. We love straightaways. They free our attention and fill us with confidence that we can cruise forever more.

Using a Couples Therapy Group to Build Your Best Marriage

By Judith Coche Ph.D., ABPP on November 30, 2015 in No Ordinary Life
Four couples build optimal lives through monthly group psychotherapy for couples.

Confronting Evil--Again. A Guest Post by Pamela Katz

We see photographs of the terrorists; they often look as affable as their victims. Shouldn’t they appear as something different? Hannah Arendt’s genius was in recognizing the everyday nature of evil, argues Pamela Katz.
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Creativity is Not About Amateurs or Academies

By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on November 30, 2015 in Tracking Wonder
We have big problems causing big divides. We have a huge global class divide that is becoming canyon-wide and deep. We have people resurrecting primal fears and prejudices and hatreds.

The Scientific Truth about Giving Thanks: Just Do It!

By Judith Coche Ph.D., ABPP on November 30, 2015 in No Ordinary Life
Karen did not intend to be physically and emotionally abused by her husband, but life had other plans. Coercing her to dress up in provocative outfits and post her photo on the Internet shamed her sense of decency and deeply disturbed her values of fidelity and modesty. As a result she fled the marriage, using all available funds to pay an attorney.

Risky Behavior and Victimizers: Two Issues, Not One

By David M. Allen M.D. on November 30, 2015 in A Matter of Personality
A teen passes out drunk at a frat party and gets raped. A woman whose husband beats her goes back to him repeatedly despite having the ability to leave. Lately, anyone even bringing up the subject of the risky behavior of people like these is accused of "excusing" the victimizer and "blaming" the victim. Nonsense. Though connected, these are two separate issues, not one.

CEOs Characteristics and the Adoption of Diversity Policy

By Eddy Ng Ph.D. on November 30, 2015 in Diverse and Competitive
Organizations are a Reflections of their CEOs

Turn Change Into Opportunity

Change is going to happen. It’s a fact of life - don't resist it. Capitalize on opportunities by understanding your responses and making good choices in managing it. Here are 7 steps to prepare for the next big change!

What’s Happening to College Students Today?

By Tim Elmore on November 30, 2015 in Artificial Maturity
So, what’s going on? Is life really that bad for these students?

Ridding Happiness Comtaminants 4: Catastrophizing Depression

By Russell Grieger Ph.D. on November 30, 2015 in Happiness on Purpose
No one is exempt from hardships and hassles. It is when we catastrophize about these vicissitudes that we create depression. Learn how not to do this and lead a depression-free life.

Are You Holding Onto Feeling Wronged?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on November 30, 2015 in Your Wise Brain
Appreciate the value of forgiveness. Ask yourself: what does my grievance, my resentment, cost me? What does it cost others I care about? What would it be like to lay those burdens down?

Choosing Hope Over Denial

By Dana Klisanin Ph.D. on November 30, 2015 in Digital Altruism
Are you responding to the climate change conversation with resilience?
Carl Pickhardt Ph.D.

When Parents Name-call Their Adolescent

When parents get upset with their adolescent, they can be tempted to use hurtful labelling to express their discontent. When this occurs, damage can be done to the relationship.

Forgiveness May Harm Society

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on November 30, 2015 in Am I Right?
After the shooting in Charleston and terrorist attacks elsewhere, a question arises: is there anything that cannot be forgiven?

83 Definitions of Play

By Bernard L. De Koven on November 30, 2015 in On Having Fun
Maybe play is everything we imagine it to be. Everything we name when we say it.

No, Single People: Your Lives Are Not Second Rate

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on November 30, 2015 in Living Single
No, single people, your lives are not second rate. That's not what the science shows. Claims about the superiority of marriage are often based on massively flawed studies, and ignore research showing something else entirely.

Do You Know Your Derailment Factors? Part Two

By Megan Dalla-Camina on November 30, 2015 in Real Women
For career success you must know what you could derail you. Find out here.

When Eating Disorders and Drug Addiction Collide

By Carolyn C. Ross M.D., M.P.H. on November 29, 2015 in Real Healing
Eating disorders and drug and alcohol addiction have many characteristics in common.

Eat Yourself Happy

By Carolyn C. Ross M.D., M.P.H. on November 29, 2015 in Real Healing
What does food have to do with depression or anxiety? A lot. Paying attention to your diet not only promotes good physical health but can also improve your mental health.

On Thanksgiving: Patients Who Gift Their Time to Research

By Jenni Ogden Ph.D. on November 29, 2015 in Trouble in Mind
In neuropsychology, functional MRI and other high-tech methods cannot give the detail single cases can provide. And the history of science, whatever the discipline, still has lessons for students and researchers in today's world.

Life's Headwinds and Tailwinds

Why Do So Many People Have a Hard Time Feeling Grateful

What Video Gaming Tells Us

By Kirby Farrell Ph.D. on November 29, 2015 in A Swim in Denial
Humans everywhere use culture to turn fear into play. Video games turn paranoia into survival ecstasy and fertility—more life. These deep creaturely motives are symptomatic of many concerns today, from terrorism to virtual identity.

Why Speech Anxiety is a Sign of Integrity

Why speech anxiety is a sign of fundamental integrity.

Paris, Beirut, Mali...You Still Must Live Life

By Mark Banschick M.D. on November 29, 2015 in The Intelligent Divorce
Terrorism is real - and so is fear. Here's what you can do.

Saving Primary Care

By Alex Lickerman M.D. on November 29, 2015 in Happiness in this World
The healthcare landscape in the U.S. seems to have changed more rapidly in the last two years than it has in the last two decades. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has mandated health insurance for all Americans and made it possible for approximately 30 million more of them to obtain it. While this is a welcome development, it poses a significant problem.

Reader Roundup 2015

By Sharon Praissman on November 29, 2015 in Beyond the Egg Timer
From Law of Attraction to the scientific method, from coping with infertility to finding jeans that actually fit while pregnant with twins, these books will inform, inspire, and entertain you!

Being Friends With The Ex?

A common question after a breakup is "Can we be friends?" 8 reasons why that's not a healthy way to heal from the loss of a love.