Which Breeds of Dogs Are Best for Your Health?

By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on November 23, 2017 in Canine Corner
New data not only shows that dog ownership provides substantial health benefits, but also that some breeds have a more substantial positive impact.

The Eyes Have It: Limbal Rings and Attraction

By Robert Burriss Ph.D. on November 23, 2017 in Attraction, Evolved
The limbal ring is a part of the eye most of us never consciously notice. But this darkened part of the iris may signal health and beauty.

The Reality Sense in Dreams

By Patrick McNamara Ph.D. on November 22, 2017 in Dream Catcher
Sensory processing during REM may partially explain why we accept dream events as real.

What’s Different About Dog Owners?

By John Bradshaw Ph.D. on November 22, 2017 in Pets and Their People
Want to live longer? Check if you already have a dog.

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Does Your Child Have a Digital Addiction?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on November 23, 2017 in Media Spotlight
Is it really possible for children to become addicted to digital devices? And how early in life can this addiction develop? New research raises some disturbing questions.

Turn Off That Smartphone, Mom and Dad!

New research shows that things can go wrong in children’s development when parents are distracted and non-responsive, using their smartphones.

The Ways Forgetting Makes You Smarter

By Richard E. Cytowic M.D. on November 23, 2017 in The Fallible Mind
Forgetfulness needn't be a harbinger of dementia: Wiping irrelevant facts and memories from our mind readies the brain to remember new and meaningful ones.

Amy Sue Nathan: Learning to Love Being Alone

By Jennifer Haupt on November 23, 2017 in One True Thing
I had tackled the layers of divorce, both legal and personal... But I had never spent so much as a weekend alone in ten years, until the kids went to visit their dad.

Dr. Bob

Dr. Robert Goldman has taken goal setting and achievement to a new level.His lists of firsts will leave you in AWE...Check out "The most interesting man in the world."

Beware Handsome Strangers: When Online Suitors Are Scammers

By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on November 23, 2017 in Why Bad Looks Good
Social media is a convenient, rewarding way to keep up with existing relationships, and form new ones. This is also why it is such an attractive tool for criminals.

Grief Lessons

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on November 23, 2017 in Creating in Flow
My husband of 34 years died recently. Unprepared for the reality of terrible loss, I learned how to grieve like everyone does: the hard way. Here are 12 lessons....
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Musical Fingerings

A wonderful research opportunity awaits those interested in modeling the way violinists and other musicians choose the fingerings they use.

Ten Varieties of Gratitude

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on November 23, 2017 in Ambigamy
Gratitude isn't just one thing. In addition to listing all the things you're grateful for today, list the varieties of gratitude.

In Long-Term Care, Patient-on-Patient Violence on the Rise

By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on November 23, 2017 in Talking About Trauma
Mental-health treatment plans may reduce aggression in dementia patients.

52 Ways: Learn How to Deal with People Toxic to Your Couple

By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on November 23, 2017 in Life, Refracted
After you identify a third-party threat to your couple, you can take several actions to limit current and prevent future damage. Many describe expressing love to the third-party.

Letting Kids Run Wild Could Improve Academic Performance

By Christopher Bergland on November 23, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
A first-of-its-kind brain imaging study has identified a link between cardiorespiratory fitness, motor-skill agility, gray matter volume, and academic performance.

Interest of Conflict

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on November 23, 2017 in One Among Many
When you are disrespected, do you nip the bud or let it flourish?

So Long Friend

When you lose someone unexpectedly.

Why Does Trump Post on Twitter?

By Fredric Neuman M.D. on November 23, 2017 in Fighting Fear
A psychiatric explanation of why Trump tweets when it is not in his best interest to do so.

A Holiday Recipe for Better Focus

Turkeys. Stuffing. Pie. Is the hustle and bustle of the holidays getting to you? Get the Attitude of Gratitude--it goes a long way towards helping you focus!

Coaching Is What You Do, It's Not Who You Are

Tips for finding balance as a coach in sport

Boosting Executive Functions May Harness Unbridled Anxiety

By Christopher Bergland on November 22, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Beefing up the executive control of a specific region in the prefrontal cortex may help those at risk for anxiety disorders, according to a pioneering new Duke study.

A Solution to The Biggest Mystery You've Learned to Ignore

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on November 22, 2017 in Ambigamy
You've probably never thought to ask even though it's the question behind all your big questions: What is trying and how did it start?

Holiday Decorating is Good for the Soul

The beauty of holiday decorating, though, is that your way – no matter what it is – is the right way for you and your traditions

How Practicing Humility Can Help Your Love Life

In terms of dating and relationships, there is a lid that fits every pot and it is easier to find the lid for your pot if you’re not blowing off every lid with steam and arrogance.

American Shootings: "Thoughts and Prayers" Are Not Enough

By Saul Levine M.D. on November 22, 2017 in Our Emotional Footprint
The repeated domestic and mass shootings in this country are astoundingly frequent. We do know how to stem this tragic tide, but our "thoughts and prayers" are simply not enough.

Holiday Conversations in a Polarized World

In today’s highly polarized political climate, even time spent with family and friends can quickly turn contentious.

Does Hormonal Contraception Raise Suicide Risk?

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on November 22, 2017 in ExperiMentations
New research looks at how different factors related to hormonal contraception may affect risk of suicide, providing important information for clinicians and patients.

The Other Woman’s Role in the Breakup of your Marriage

Words have power so if your husband leaves you for another, you’ll feel better if you call her names - homewrecker, low-life, bitch, whore, tramp, slut, skank.
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It Depends

By Tim Carey Ph.D. on November 22, 2017 in In Control
We always make decisions relative to other decisions we could have made or different goals we could have achieved.
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Send Healthy Messages to Your Young Athletes

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on November 22, 2017 in The Power of Prime
You want to make sure that the messages you send to them will encourage them to enjoy their sports participation, perform their and best, achieve their athletic goals.

The National Crisis of Disclosure of Sexual Violence

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on November 22, 2017 in Social Lights
Making sense of all the recent reports