What If We Were All Politically Conservative?

By David B. Feldman Ph.D. on February 24, 2017 in Supersurvivors
Some psychologists believe that even liberal people, deep down, possess inherently conservative instincts.

The Connection Between Economics and Promiscuity

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on February 24, 2017 in Pop Psych
Does female economic dependence on men lead to greater condemnation of promiscuity?

Regular Aerobic Exercise in Midlife Protects the Aging Brain

By Christopher Bergland on February 24, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Regular aerobic exercise benefits the brain in surprising ways. New research suggests that regular aerobic exercise in midlife can optimize blood flow networks as the brain ages.

Don’t Let Your Thinking Sabotage Your Goals

By David Ludden Ph.D. on February 24, 2017 in Talking Apes
How you see yourself in the future can either help or hinder your ability to delay gratification.

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Controlling People

By Tim Carey Ph.D. on February 25, 2017 in In Control
Recognising people as controllers is very helpful for understanding and improving interactions.

John McCain said “That’s how dictators get started.”

By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D. on February 24, 2017 in Suffer the Children
“The first thing that dictators do is shut down the press” said Senator John McCain (R AZ) on Meet the Press.

The Most Popular Color in the World Just Got A Bit Trendier

By Mark Travers Ph.D. on February 24, 2017 in General Intelligence
Consumer psychologists explore the power of the color blue

The Lost Origin of Coulrophobia, the Abnormal Fear of Clowns

How serious an issue is an abnormal fear of clowns? Where did the term coulrophobia even come from? The answer may be lost to time, locked away behind a wall built by brain trauma.

I Miss My Mom

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on February 24, 2017 in The Teen Doctor
What to do if your mother is emotionally unstable.

White House Targets Transgender Students: Bad For Us All

By Mark O'Connell L.C.S.W.- R. on February 24, 2017 in Quite Queerly
No matter what your politics are, it is in the best interest of our collective mental health to protect all of our students, not just some of them.

Kenneth Arrow

By Eyal Winter Ph.D. on February 24, 2017 in Feeling Smart
From the Impossibility Theorem to Ken's WWII story.

Did I Quit Drugs to Die from Smoking?

People in recovery often turn to cigarettes to help them cope, raising their risk of health complications from nicotine addiction.

Why Do Dog Breeds with Genetic Disorders Suddenly Get Hot?

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on February 24, 2017 in Animals and Us
Dog breeds like French bulldogs and Chihuahuas are skyrocketing in popularity despite their genetic problems. A new study examines why people are attracted to unhealthy pets.

Survey Finds Americans Are Stressed About the Future

Report from the American Psychological Association finds Americans are stressed, especially in Black Americans.

A Holistic Approach to Gut Health

By Atalanta Beaumont on February 24, 2017 in Handy Hints for Humans
Why good gut health is not the whole story.

The Happiness by Design App

By Diogo Gonçalves on February 24, 2017 in There Are Free Lunches
Paul Dolan, created an app to help us to focus on experiences of happiness.

Is Our Nation Suffering From a Dissociative Disorder?

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on February 24, 2017 in ExperiMentations
There's a diagnostic feeding frenzy about the President, and every possible perspective weighing in on the debate. How about our collective psyche, though? What's up with that?

Beating the "Long, Dull Winter": Time Management 101

How to stay on track, beat procrastination, and live life to it's fullest!

Dreading Something? Tylenol Might Dull the Pain

Dread has been declared the most difficult emotion to tolerate. And researchers have found acetaminophen could actually dull the emotional pain.
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Is Your Child More Anxious and Worried Since the Election?

By Allison Carmen on February 24, 2017 in The Gift of Maybe
Many parents on both sides of the political aisle have added to their children’s worry and anxiety by not being more careful with their words before and after the election.

More Than a Horse: Saying Goodbye to Marvin

By Kimerer LaMothe Ph.D. on February 24, 2017 in What a Body Knows
Marvin, our large, 26-year old chestnut quarter horse, had fallen in the snow, and was unable to stand up by himself. He had to get warm -- soon. What could we do?

Unselfish Singles: They Give More Time, Money, and Care

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on February 24, 2017 in Living Single
Studies based on tens of thousands of participants show that the stereotype of the self-centered single person is exactly wrong. Singles are more giving than married people.

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens provides insights into human behavior by tracing the history of our species from its emergence amidst other pre-humans through its journey to the present day.

Why Millennials Are Lonely

By Caroline Beaton on February 23, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
Mysteriously, loneliness appears most prevalent among millennials. I see two compounding explanations.

How Trump Takes Advantage of the Psychology of Blame

By Robert Klitzman M.D. on February 23, 2017 in Am I My Genes?
To make sense of complex problems, we often seek simple story lines. These often involve blaming someone, assigning physical and moral cause. Trump takes advantage of this trait.

3 Reasons You Can't Stop Crying Over a Deceased Loved One

By Jamie Turndorf Ph.D. on February 23, 2017 in We Can Work It Out
Einstein said that energy can't be destroyed. When we "die" our soul energy lives on. Therefore, our relationships are not meant to end with bodily death.

Altering the ‘Work’ Experience

By Seth Slater M.F.A. on February 23, 2017 in The Dolphin Divide
How behavioral outlook shapes our drive. When old attitudes backfire, developing new ones becomes crucial.

I Wanted to Be Superman. I Failed.

By Janina Scarlet Ph.D. on February 23, 2017 in The Real Superheroes
Did you ever want to be a Superhero? Did you ever connect with fictional characters in a meaningful way? There might be a therapeutic reason for this.
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The Tony Romo Dilemma

By Jeremy Clyman Psy.D. on February 23, 2017 in Co-Parent Problems
Using a salient sports topic, I describe a framework for effectively resolving stressful dilemmas.
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Love Thy Enemy... as a Public Relations Blessing

By Steven Berglas Ph.D. on February 23, 2017 in Executive Ego
Rather than fear what your enemies say, if they act like buffoons cry, "Send in the clowns."

Need an Idea for a Business to Start?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 23, 2017 in How To Do Life
Businesses I'd consider starting.