More Evidence Regarding the Causes of Homosexuality

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on August 29, 2016 in Pop Psych
Development of a homosexual preference might have something to due with the maternal environment a male fetus finds itself in

Fatherhood Plummets Testosterone.... Maybe

Dads beware: Does fatherhood impact your hormones?

Bird Brain: An Exploration of Avian Intelligence

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 29, 2016 in Animal Emotions
Dr. Nathan Emery's new book "Bird Brain: An Exploration of Avian Intelligence" is a gold mine of information and surprises about the latest research on bird smarts.

The Urbanization-Mental Health Connection

During human evolution, the largest human communities rarely surpassed 150 people. An implication for modern living is this: Humans tend to do best in relatively small communities.

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Are You Being Bullied in the Workplace?

Bullying in the workplace is more common than you may think. It can have very serious consequences for both the employee and the employer. .

Remember Your Best Teacher? One 82-Year-Old Does.

As students head back to school this year, Bill, an 82-year-old widower, grieves the loss of his wife. What do the two have in common? Teachers.

Reconciling as Parents

Can divorced parents act like parents, not spurned lovers? These women found a way.

Our Loved Ones Are Not "Bun Worthy"

By Fran Simone Ph.D. on August 29, 2016 in A Family Affair


When addiction trumps good intentions, loved ones feel betrayed.

7 Ways Mentally Strong People Bounce Back From Failure

Get proactive about turning your struggles into strength.
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A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words, but Does It Make You Happy?

Do you take pictures of your experiences? New research explores whether photographing experiences increases enjoyment.

How to Spot Authenticity

Authenticity is more than speaking your mind with passion and commitment, it's about the qualities of the person

Losing Our Faith

By Phil Zuckerman Ph.D. on August 29, 2016 in The Secular Life
The latest Pew survey shows why many Americans are leaving religion: they lost their faith in God

Why Are There Mommy Wars but No Daddy Wars?

By Amy Tuteur M.D. on August 29, 2016 in Push Back
Is this really about what's best for children? Is this really about "the science"? Or is this yet another, albeit thoroughly modern, way to control women?

The Lesson I Learned About Living From Someone Dying

By Dan Pontefract on August 29, 2016 in Working on Purpose
Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip has terminal brain cancer but taught us all a lesson during his cross-Canada tour.
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Four Reasons Why Sport Coaches Don’t Do Mental Training

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on August 29, 2016 in The Power of Prime
Great sport coaches are also great intuitive psychologists who develop a deep understanding of the importance of the mind and help their athletes be mentally prepared.

Is Authenticity Worth It?

When others won’t accept us as we are, what do we do? We must choose between two important values.

8 Traits of Toxic People

By Abigail Brenner M.D. on August 29, 2016 in In Flux
Sometime in your life you will come across a toxic person. You know, those people who seem to need your help and then proceed to take advantage of you through manipulation. Beware.

How to Cope With Difficult Milestones

By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on August 29, 2016 in To Heal and Carry On
Are the stories remembering Hurricane Katrina or other traumatic events causing you distress because of what you've been through? Here's some proven ways to cope.

Primary Affects

We have been exploring how our earliest, innate feelings work – Distress, Anger, Fear, Shame, and Dissmell. This month we look at Enjoyment, Shame, Disgust, and Dissmell.

How Parents Prolong the "Terrible Twos" Into Adolescence

Mental health professionals label as mental disorders child misbehavior that is created by certain parenting practices that have increased in incidence over the last few decades.

What's Your Gender Mindset?

By Megan Dalla-Camina on August 29, 2016 in Real Women
Are you aware of your gender mindset and the impact it could be having on your career?

Protection From Reaction to Medication

Have you had bad experiences with medications you have taken or been administered? Knowing your history of medications can help to prevent this.

How Long Should You Wait for a Partner?

By Jen Kim on August 29, 2016 in Valley Girl With a Brain
I’ve looked to science, asked relationship experts, talked to friends (both married and unmarried) for better answers. What I’ve found is that there isn’t one.

Food at Work

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on August 29, 2016 in A Sideways View
Do you eat a sandwich or a salad in Dilbert cubicle or do you socialise in the canteen? Can your lunch or snack influence how you think and feel? And if so, what should you eat?

Learn When, Why and How to Say NO

Why replacing "Yes" with "No" can make you happier and healthier

Explaining Donald Trump

Being rich can make you insufferable.

7 Elements of Wisdom That Can Make You Happier as You Age

By Christopher Bergland on August 29, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
New research suggests that people tend to become happier as they age. Unfortunately, younger people are less happy than ever. This post offers insights for people of all ages.

Dissecting the Clean-Eating Meme

By Emily T. Troscianko on August 29, 2016 in A Hunger Artist
At the heart of 'clean eating' is a potent metaphor. It's worth taking a long hard look at its threats and promises and the rest of its dangerous box of cognitive tricks.

How the End of Jobs Could Be a Good Thing

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 29, 2016 in How To Do Life
A scenario for how the likely serious jobs decline would create a kinder, gentler civilization.

Yes, Overprotective Parenting Harms Kids

By Nathan H. Lents, Ph.D. on August 28, 2016 in Beastly Behavior
Overprotective parenting may cause more than just stunted psychological development; it may actually be bad for children's health.

Helping Kids Succeed—Minus the Stress

The secret of high-achievers is NOT tutoring or AP classes

How Optimism Can Affect Our Financial Decisions Adversely

Research shows optimists prefer risky investments, gamble to win & postpone saving money. But we can be optimistic and make good financial decisions at the same time.