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Are Your Self-Beliefs Grounded in Reality or Fantasy?

By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on December 02, 2016 in Motivate!
Making critical life decisions based on flawed information can be treacherous to personal and professional growth. Reaching your goals requires dispelling motivational myths.

What Do You Do Right After Sex?

Do you want to snuggle, talk, or check your phone after sex? How is what you do after sex connected to your relationship satisfaction or the hormonal influences of sexual activity?

Terrorism Anxiety Is Fueling Global Waves of Nationalism

By Bobby Azarian Ph.D. on December 01, 2016 in Mind In The Machine
Is anxiety over existential threat making people aggressive toward out-group members? Brexit and the presidency win of Donald Trump are part of a larger pattern that will continue.

Seven Ways to Get Unstuck

When we get stuck, we often wait for an external change to happen. But change doesn't happen to us, it comes from within us. Here's a guide to moving forward.

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Can the New President-Elect be a Wise & Mindful Leader?

By Ronald Alexander Ph.D. on December 02, 2016 in The Wise Open Mind
With the turmoil since the presidential election it is time to consider if the new president-elect has the wise and mindful leadership qualities to bring our nation together.
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Wanting Is a Trap

So are you telling me to stop wanting?

“Why Me?”

By Greg O'Brien on December 02, 2016 in On Pluto
There was a time when Brooklyn was the world.

Science Is Not Just a Matter of Opinion

By Allen J Frances M.D. on December 02, 2016 in Saving Normal
"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion facts"

Thinking Errors in Depression

By Neel Burton M.D. on December 02, 2016 in Hide and Seek
7 common thinking errors and how to correct them.

Don't Just Survive the Holidays, Enjoy Them

By Andrea Brandt Ph.D. M.F.T. on December 02, 2016 in Mindful Anger
So how do you hold onto the good things you like about this time of year, and get rid of all the things you hate?
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Redefining the Extraordinary Life

By John Kim, LMFT on December 02, 2016 in The Angry Therapist
How do you define an extraordinary life?
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Surviving the Chaos of Simultaneous Depression and Mania

By Susan Noonan MD on December 02, 2016 in View From the Mist
How to deal with the “storms” in your head when two extremes collide
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What You Should Know Before Filling Your Prescription

By Richard Taite on December 02, 2016 in Ending Addiction for Good
If you are thinking of getting a prescription to help control your anxiety, consider other tools or skills you could develop to help alleviate your suffering.
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Medical Treatment Shouldn’t Limit Second Amendment Rights

There is a complication to marijuana legalization: Handgun ownership privileges are denied to those who use marijuana.

A Self-Esteem Manifesto

As invisible and alone as you may feel, take this opportunity to declare, first to yourself and then to others, that you are committed to becoming fully engaged in life.

Clinical Linguistics: What a Mess! (Part 1)

Clinical linguistics may benefit from the ongoing biolinguistic turn in language sciences.

A Philosophy of Depression

By Neel Burton M.D. on December 02, 2016 in Hide and Seek
Unlike heart disease or diabetes, depression is poorly understood and heavily stigmatized.
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Giving or Taking Criticism: Stay Cool, Calm, and Collected

By Hendrie Weisinger Ph.D. on December 02, 2016 in Thicken Your Skin
Can you stay calm when giving criticism? Can you hear criticism without feeling your heart zoom?
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Top Tips for Festive-Season Survival

By Atalanta Beaumont on December 02, 2016 in Handy Hints for Humans
These tips will help you get through the holidays.

Lord Nelson’s Traumatic Brain Injury

By James F. Zender Ph.D. on December 02, 2016 in The New Normal
Lord Nelson’s head injury.

Narcissist-in-Chief

By Alfie Kohn on December 02, 2016 in The Homework Myth
To grasp what Trump might do, we have to understand who he is. The clearer that picture becomes, the more horrifying the implications.

5 Science-Based Ways to Break the Cycle of Rage Attacks

By Christopher Bergland on December 02, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Rage is contagious. If you, or someone you know, is a "rageaholic" this blog post offers five science-based ways to break the vicious cycle of Intermittent Explosive Disorder.

The End Is Near!

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on December 02, 2016 in Head of the Class
Final exams will be here shortly for college students around the country—what can they do to do their best on them? Here are some suggestions based on psychological science!

Get a Variety of Exercise

By Temma Ehrenfeld on December 02, 2016 in Open Gently
A variety of exercise will keep you healthier—and might even increase your life span.

This Is What Happens When Kids Get Enough Exercise

The evidence is crystal clear: Physical activity is great for kids.

New Fun Ways to Share Art with Kids

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on December 01, 2016 in Creating in Flow
Most kids love to fool around with diverse art materials. Go a step further by helping them appreciate great art while encouraging their own creativity. It's surprisingly easy.
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Is Positive Psychology Proven?

How confident can we really be about the effectiveness of positive psychology interventions?
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Surfing Your Brain: Know Which Brain Is Talking

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on December 01, 2016 in Fixing Families
Your brain goes in and out of its rational state many times over the day. The key to successfully surfing your brain is recognizing what state you are in and taking action.

Happier Holidays: 10 Ways to Increase Your Seasonal Joy

By Mark Holder, Ph.D. on December 01, 2016 in The Happiness Doctor
Happy Holidays? Here are 10 science-based ways to increase your happiness over the holidays.

More About Race and Police Violence

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on December 01, 2016 in Pop Psych
When it comes to those killed by police, white officers are not more likely to kill black citizens than black officers; it's actually the reverse.
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Can Mindfulness Reduce Your Belly Fat?

If you have an apple shape, mindfulness might help.

How Habits Can Affect Our Memory

Can our habits actually allow our memory to atrophy?

The Male Perspective

By Megha Pulianda, M.S., LPC-I on December 01, 2016 in The In-Between
Our society expects men to be unemotional, so how can therapy challenge this?