ADHD: A Bundle of Deplorable Problems Masked in Plain View?

ADHD: a performance deficit---significant difficulties implementing academic skills, not specifically learning them.
Is ADHD over-diagnosed and stimulant drugs over-prescribed?

Should We Have Children?

By Neel Burton M.D. on July 23, 2017 in Hide and Seek
This fundamental question raises profound ethical issues.

Sexual Intimacy May be One of the Keys to a Longer Life

It’s well known that a satisfying sex life can enhance individual and couple happiness. New research shows that sex, apart from satisfaction, may help you age more slowly.

Facts and Fiction About the So-Called “Summer Slide”

By Peter Gray Ph.D. on July 22, 2017 in Freedom to Learn
Perhaps we should call it the summer ladder rather than slide. Children gain skills--especially in mathematical reasoning--in summer faster than during the school year.

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The Perfect Romantic Dinner

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 24, 2017 in How To Do Life
That first private dinner can be among life’s most pleasurable evenings…or not.

Women's Orgasm, Genital Touch & Sexual Pleasure

The sources of women's sexual satisfaction remains less understood in spite of recent advances and advocacy. New empirical research gives detailed insights into what women like.

Why Meticulously Made Decisions Motivate Us to Persist

Decision effort signals the task's worth, raises confidence & increases chances of succeeding.

Jazz Coincidences

Musicians tend to live uncertain lives. When is our next gig? How will the audience respond? Can we resonate with each other and the audience? Coincidences arise in uncertainty.

False is the New True

By Eric Dietrich Ph.D. on July 23, 2017 in Excellent Beauty
By some great luck, we missed Orwell's 1984. But 2084 is only 67 years away. . . .and we are right on track -- thanks partly to Philosophy

How To Explain How Genes Affect Politics

How do genes affect political attitudes and behavior? At least one guy knows how to explain it.

5 Causes of Sibling Rivalry at Home & On the Job

While some sibling rivalry is normal, it can easily get out of hand both at home and in the workplace

Wedding Madness

By Brenda Berger Ph.D. on July 23, 2017 in Hearts and Minds
At a moment of promising oneself to another for life, uncertainty and anxiety are masked by elaborate, and sometimes charming, strategies to secure the fantasy of a perfect wedding

Breaking Up: Positive View Despite Emotional Turmoil

The Museum of Broken Relationships, recently on exhibit in NYC, reminded me of one of my top break-up stories, over 850,000 hits and counting. If only love had such an impact.

How To Achieve Emotional Success

There are numerous ways to enhance your emotional success and maturity, but most of the big opportunities to grow happen within our significant relationships.

Procrastination Is Not to Blame

The shame of defeat and the fear of shame can challenge our potential to look with interest at what is happening or what has happened and to learn from it.

Besides Religion, Immutable Nature Is Key To Civil Rights

Confusing "immutable nature" with "lifestyle choices" leads to disrespect, oppression, and "slippery slopes."

How to Do a SWOT Analysis on Yourself (and Why You Need One)

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on July 23, 2017 in Adaptation
How to Do a SWOT Analysis on Yourself (and Why You Need One)

The Mental Health Crisis is upon the Internet Generation

College-Aged students are undergoing nothing less than an all-out crisis in terms of mental health issues. Perhaps being raised with cell phones is part of the problem. Here's why.
All the Lonely People—Where Do They All Come From?
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True or False: 20% of Young Women Are Sexually Assaulted?
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Freedom From the Will

The idea of a free will is like a soft drink: sweet but bad for you.

Youth Sports Are Not Part of the Entertainment Industry!

"It's a disgrace what we're doing. We're asking kids to compete to win. Why not ask them to compete to have fun?" Sparky Anderson, Baseball Hall of Fame manager

Acrostics Meet Anagrams

By Marcel Danesi Ph.D. on July 23, 2017 in Brain Workout
Test your word knowledge with a type of puzzle that combines anagrams and acrostics into a single puzzle format.

Dementia of Youth—Why Our Memories Are So Unreliable

Do you feel a little lost in your life choices? Small mindset shifts can go a long way

52 Ways to Show I Love You: See a Different Point of View

Our appreciation of ways in which thoughts can affect feelings and behaviors has evolved. It allows us to show love through appreciating each other's point of view.

Serious Messages in Jokes About Therapists

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 23, 2017 in How To Do Life
Unspoken issues that practitioners and patients may want to consider.

8 Reasons Why It's So Hard To Really Change Your Behavior

By David DiSalvo on July 22, 2017 in Neuronarrative
Whether the change involves diet, exercise, habits, dependencies or anything else, changing behavior is one of the hardest things any of us will ever try to do.

Unpacking David Lynch's Twin Peaks, The Return

By Judith Eve Lipton M.D. on July 22, 2017 in Peace and War
David Lynch's extraordinary TV series carries a serious message. It may also be the most ingenious and creative video of all time.

Three Ways People Try to Manipulate You

Three ways people try to manipulate us. Watch out for these common logical fallacies.

7 Stories You May Tell Yourself Invariably Arouse Anger

What fables might you tell yourself that increase your vulnerability to anger? Recognizing them and cultivating more realistic narratives is a potent pathway for healthy anger.

Sex Gives Your Brain a Boost

By David DiSalvo on July 22, 2017 in Neuronarrative
Good news: your brain benefits from staying sexually active. Recent research offers possible reasons why sex is a brain booster.

Six Science-Based Reasons Why Laughter Is The Best Medicine

By David DiSalvo on July 22, 2017 in Neuronarrative
Laughter is a potent drug with the contagious power of a virus that conveys a slew of benefits for the mind and body.

Health Benefits Unlikely Even from the Longest Marriages

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on July 22, 2017 in Living Single
New research looking at men and women of different ages who have been married for different lengths of time finds scant evidence that people who marry get healthier.
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Is Your Smart Phone Stealing Your Creativity?

Some of the effects of smart phones are subtle but far-reaching. A lessening of creativity may be one. You can re-claim your creativity with Secondary Dream Time.

Mental Illness as Strategy: Game Theory and Psychiatry

Mental illness--like depression, anxiety, and even schizophrenia--is a game, a strategy, invented by the player (often without acknowledgment) to achieve some end, or "payoff."