Is "Your Relationship" Another Reason to Drink Coffee?

Our everyday experiences, like how much sleep we get and whether we drink caffeine, may affect our relationship satisfaction.
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Seeing the Bigger Picture Can Promote Self-Control

From a distant perspective one sees the forest, but from a proximal perspective one sees trees.

Why Are Senior Citizens Using More Illicit Drugs?

Senior citizens are using and abusing substances at increasing rates.

High-Conflict Divorce: 3 Lessons Learned From the Couch

Recovery from a difficult divorce can seem unimaginable. A few mindset shifts can go a long way toward healing.

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13 Things You Never Knew about College Admissions

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on April 28, 2017 in Living Single
“Who Gets In” offers evidence-based answers to some of the thorniest questions about fairness in college admissions.

The World’s First Music Therapist

A search into unexpected texts reveals an early account of music therapy dating back several thousand years.

Is It Time To Build Your Exit Strategy?

By Megan Dalla-Camina on April 27, 2017 in Real Women
Are you dreaming of leaving your job? Are you sick of working on someone else's agenda and looking to create purposeful work? You might need this plan to build your exit strategy.

The Hidden Tug of Marketing

By Holly Parker, Ph.D. on April 27, 2017 in Your Future Self
Thanks to diligent research, marketers know how to pull our strings while we don’t have a clue it’s happening.

The Emerging Science of Awe and Its Benefits

By Emma Stone, Ph.D. on April 27, 2017 in Understanding Awe
Move over happiness, there's another emotion that boasts myriad benefits for health, wellbeing and social connectedness

Is Anorexia the Latest Treatment for Obesity?

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on April 27, 2017 in Eating Mindfully
Is it possible that a mental illness holds the secret to treating obesity? That’s what some leading eating disorder experts propose.
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Beyond the March for Science: What Now?

By Rachel Pruchno Ph.D. on April 27, 2017 in All in the Family
Children whose parents voted for Trump are as likely to develop asthma and autism as children whose parents voted for Clinton.
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Are You Being Manipulated?

Manipulation is veiled influence or hostility that may seem benign, friendly, or flattering. It can be hard to detect and know how to respond, unless you can spot the signs.
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I Got Hacked! Fibs, Fantasies, and Techo-Lies

By John Nosta on April 27, 2017 in The Digital Self
Is technology the newest excuse for being late, lazy and lackadaisical?

My Job Sucks and I Don't Know What Makes Me Happy

By Brad Waters on April 27, 2017 in Design Your Path
"Fulfillment is the new happiness." How understanding fulfillment can help us navigate difficult career decisions and find job satisfaction.

Ten Steps to Overcoming FOMO

In this posting we are offering ten valuable practices that are guaranteed to help to free you from the grip of FOMO and to enhance the quality of your relationships.

Too Young to Be Old: Love, Learn, Work, and Play as You Age

By The Book Brigade on April 27, 2017 in The Author Speaks
Everyone has a “psychological portfolio,” and it’s especially important to update it as you age.

Do You Want Good Self-Care? Love Others

Learning to love more consistently, more consciously, and more deeply is healthy for you.

Daily Routines of Creative People

By Paul Thagard Ph.D. on April 27, 2017 in Hot Thought
Most people have daily routines and rituals. According to a recent book, mornings are important productive times for many famous writers and other creative people.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on April 27, 2017 in ExperiMentations
What is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and what does it mean?

Boosting Low Sexual Desire

By Ari Tuckman PsyD, MBA on April 27, 2017 in Sex Matters
Reduced sexual desire is both common and reversible.
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Why Everyone Needs to Take a 30-Day Vacation From Money

By Michael F. Kay on April 27, 2017 in Financial Life Focus
Take a vacation from your money. Shut it down, get away, let it go…at least for a while.

4 Steps to Build Self-Discipline and Willpower in Students

By Tim Elmore on April 27, 2017 in Artificial Maturity
There's nothing more common than finding students who are loaded with potential, yet end up severely under-performing. So how do we cultivate willpower and self-discipline in them?

The Neuroscience of Hearing the Soundtracks of Your Life

Neuroscientists recently discovered that someone's favorite music—or any song you'd put on a "this is my life" soundtrack—activates brain networks in universally predictable ways.

Find Happiness Through Connection

Gain a better understanding of people by balancing what you see them do with what you imagine they experience.

Scans Reveal Diametric Differences in More Detail

A followup study to a previous one that showed striking diametric differences between autistic and psychotic brains also reveals similarities in the so-called social brain.

Excessive Rubik's Cube Use

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on April 27, 2017 in In Excess
Reports of excessive Rubik's Cube use have continually surfaced over the last 35 years. But is there any evidence that playing a Rubik's Cube can be addictive?

Do Your Children Yank Your Chain?

Just because you've permitted your child to manipulate you in the past doesn't mean you can't start taking charge now. In the long run, you'll be doing him or her a favor.

Mona Haydar Speaks Your Language

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on April 26, 2017 in Brick by Brick
Haydar is no ordinary artist, and the concept behind Haydar’s first single, “Hijabi,” is anything but common.

Psychology in "13 Reasons Why"

The psychology behind Netflix series "13 Reasons Why"

How Much Is Too Much Stress?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on April 26, 2017 in Media Spotlight
A new research study takes a closer look at the kind of symptoms seen in people experiencing stress overload and what it can mean for preventing health problems

7 Building Blocks of a Great Relationship

By Abigail Brenner M.D. on April 26, 2017 in In Flux
So many have a hard time finding and sustaining good relationships. Perhaps, because we have not done the necessary work on ourselves to help us identify the essential qualities.

Mommy Nearest

Mother and son incest: Are deep-seated cultural taboos against recognizing it hindering therapy?