How Your Diet Can Save You and the Planet

By Clair Brown, Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in Buddhist Economics
Is eating a healthy diet and worrying about climate change too much to handle? Here's a doable way that makes a big difference.

Why Giving Up Can Sometimes Be Good

By David B. Feldman Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in Supersurvivors
As children, many of us were told, “Never give up.” But new research shows that giving up on a dream can sometimes be the healthiest option.

Frightened by Your Doctor’s Recommendation?

By Peter Edelstein M.D. on September 25, 2017 in Patient Power
Not every test that a physician recommends is truly the best for you. Know what you should do and the questions to ask to determine the safest route to better health.

The Anxiety-Busting Properties of Ritual

By Nick Hobson Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in Ritual and the Brain
Rituals, a natural and powerful tool to help combat anxiety.

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Enough Already with Syndromes

By Steven C. Hayes Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in Get Out of Your Mind
Lists of signs and symptoms is not telling therapists or people in need of help want they need to know. But what is the alternative? Stefan Hofmann and I have a proposal.

The Psychodynamic Brain

By Paul Siegel Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in Freud Lives
Neuroscience is showing that Freud's view of the brain was prescient.

Coping With Outrage Fatigue

By David J Ley Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in Women Who Stray
Are you running out of steam, being constantly upset about things that don't seem to change? You're not alone.

Factors that Prompt Turbulence in Romantic Relationships

Some conditions in romantic relationships can make for a bumpy ride. Here are the signs that it’s time to fasten your seatbelts.

Romantic Conflict, Part 1

By Catalina Toma Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in Virtual You
Why conflict is not the same as fighting, and how conflict can bring couples closer.

Complaining: Are You Sounding Like a Downer?

By Robert L. Leahy Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in Anxiety Files
If you are a complainer you may inadvertently be driving people away.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

Accounts of coming through a suicidal depression to create a healthy, wholesome life are especially inspiring. They say that sometimes it’s necessary to hit bottom before...

How to Ace Your Job Interview: An Expert Explains

Insider secrets for getting the job.

What Is The Secret To Building A World-Class Team?

By Peter Bregman on September 25, 2017 in How We Work
Learn how to spot and develop potential captains on your team, why real leaders aren’t always the ones giving locker room speeches, and the benefits of strong middle-management.

If It Isn't Yours, Don't Take It

Emotions, beliefs, and attitudes are contagious. What have you been catching?

Eight Things You Probably Should Be Doing

Time won't stop so start managing your time and making your days more fulfilling with these 8 things!

Sex Researcher Turned Journalist Challenges Sexual Dogmas

By Michael Aaron, Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in Standard Deviations
Sex researcher Debra Soh's work shines a light on a variety of issues, including gender feminism, political correctness, sex robots, and virtual reality.

Montel Williams, PTSD and TBI From Auto Accidents

By James F. Zender Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in The New Normal
New technologies offer great hope for human pain and suffering.
14 Questions to Ask About the Quality of Your Relationship
The Quality of Your Relationship
Low Brain Cholesterol—Separating Fact from Fiction
Low Brain Cholesterol
Early Adolescence and the Fear of Change
Early Adolescence and Fear of Change
The Winner Shouldn't Take It All
The Winner Shouldn't Take It All

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Can Restore Consciousness

By Christopher Bergland on September 25, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) can restore consciousness even after someone has been in a vegetative state for over a decade, according to a new and potentially revolutionary study.

When Pretty, White Women Kill.

By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in Wicked Deeds
When an attractive young, white woman goes on trial for murder, a public feeding frenzy ensues for graphic images and information about the case in the media.
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How Far Would You Go for Avoidance?

If you aren’t able to make clear what you want and express how you feel in your relationships, those relationships—and you—will suffer.

Fishes Show Individual Personalities in Response to Stress

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in Animal Emotions
Trinidadian guppies display individual coping strategies in response to stress that are consistent over time and in various contexts. Some hide, some escape, while some explore.

Theoretical Orientations as Straw Men

By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on September 25, 2017 in Feeling Our Way
The appeal of reviling other therapists' approaches.

Adam Grant on Leadership

By Isaac Lidsky on September 25, 2017 in Mastering Your Reality
See through “delusions of certainty,” encourage and reward givers, and foster accountability for your motivations.

What's Left Out?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
With moments of practice that add up over time. You will feel more fulfilled and less defended, separated from others – and more connected, more entwined with the world as whole.

3 Relationship Compromises You Should Never Make

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in The Squeaky Wheel
All long-term relationships involve compromise but some of them can be destructive.

The Oreos Bullying Lawsuit

By Izzy Kalman on September 25, 2017 in Resilience to Bullying
Rather than eliminating bullying, laws often foment hostilities. The current race-based lawsuit against Hand Middle School in South Carolina is a prime example.

Can Therapists Really Share Power with Clients?

By Jonathan D. Raskin, Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in Making Meaning
In asserting that they can share their power equally with clients, therapists mean well but are misguided. Here's why.

Latino Lives

By The Research Lab on September 25, 2017 in The Fundamentals
Who will care for us when we get old? By Jacqueline Angel, Ph.D.

How Long Does Public Empathy Last After a Natural Disaster?

By Utpal Dholakia on September 24, 2017 in The Science Behind Behavior
The empathy of bystanders peaks quickly, and within a few weeks, it has abated to baseline levels.
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Connecting with Your Children Authentically in a Wired World

Struggling to define the role of technology in your family's life? (You're not the only one reaching for the fidget spinner.)

How Brands Addict Us

By Douglas Van Praet on September 24, 2017 in Unconscious Branding
Brands are built to let you down and leave you wanting more