These Three Moves Will Help You Stop Feeling Lonely

By Psychology Today Editorial Staff on December 11, 2017 in Brainstorm
A scientists gain a more detailed understanding of loneliness and its hazardous effects on our health, they’re also gathering evidence on ways to overcome it.

Our Divided America

By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on December 11, 2017 in Theory of Knowledge
We need to face fully the divide in this country and use the principles of family therapy to move in a new and more productive direction.

A Possible New Treatment for Bipolar Depression

A six-week course of bright light therapy administered midday led to substantial improvement in 68 percent of persons with depressive symptoms associated with bipolar disorder.

The Science of Toy Giving

By Vanessa LoBue, Ph.D. on December 11, 2017 in The Baby Scientist
Overwhelmed by holiday shopping? Science can help provide some helpful recommendations about toys that might promote exploration and learning in your children.

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Free Associations Across the Lifespan

By Thomas Hills Ph.D. on December 11, 2017 in Statistical Life
What happens to free associations as we age from four legs to three? The mind comes together. Then blows apart like a dandelion in the wind.

Advantages of E-Therapy Over Conventional Therapy

By Dawn Kingston Ph.D. on December 11, 2017 in The Pregnant Pause
The research is growing for the effectiveness of online psychotherapy. Not only is it as effective as conventional, face-to-face therapy, it can be more affordable and accessible.

Fundamental Factors of Success in Addiction Recovery

Do you suffer from addiction? These fundamental factors can support you in cultivating a clean, sober, independent, and productive life.

Are Judges Swayed by Apologies?

Apologies can do wonders for mending relationships. However, judges who hear a lot of apologies have their own perspectives.

Are We Taking Concussions Too Seriously?

By Harry Kerasidis M.D. on December 11, 2017 in Brain Trauma
Taking "a hard hit" is a sign of toughness. But is pulling yourself out of action still seen as "weakness?" Dr. Harry Kerasidis explains why concussions deserve our attention.

The First Domestication: How Wolves and Humans Coevolved

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on December 11, 2017 in Animal Emotions
A new book argues that cooperation rather than competition between humans and wolves was important in wolves becoming dogs. The dumpster scavenging belief is dealt a serious blow.

How to Know If Someone Is Right for You

By Sheila Kohler on December 11, 2017 in Dreaming for Freud
I think of the scene in the series "The Crown" where Elizabeth, who is about to be crowned, tells Phillip that if he is man enough he will kneel down before her.

Judge Roy Moore’s Child Sexual Abuse Was an “Open Secret”

By Elizabeth Letourneau, Ph.D. on December 11, 2017 in Prevention Now
Can "open secrets" of sexual abuse exist in the #MeToo movement?

Why It Is so Difficult to Change Someone's Point of View

By Stephen J Betchen D.S.W. on December 11, 2017 in Magnetic Partners
Why is it so hard to listen to another persepctive?

Reducing Hard Candy Christmases, One Family At a Time

By John-Manuel Andriote on December 11, 2017 in Stonewall Strong
Teaching parents that sexual orientation is about more than sex is a key to supporting their gay kids.

Kids with These Skills Are Twice as Likely to Go to College

All children have the ability to learn these skills, we just have to teach them. Here are five exercises you should start teaching your kids today.

Back Pages of an Evolutionary Psychologist

An interview with The Native Society.

Why You Should Hire a Procrastinator

Whether an employee completes a task early on or at the deadline is less important than evaluating outcome.

Understanding Your Child's Behaviors in Context

When it comes to children, how can you tell the difference between a discipline problem and a mental health diagnosis?

Freedom and Power Must Be Grown from Inside

Living with a commitment to a balanced life doesn’t mean that we never get off track or caught up in one thing or another.

Feeling Stressed About the Future? You Are Not Alone

Six ideas to take charge of what you can control and focus your energies there.

If You’ve Been Sexually Harassed, What’s Next?

How do you move forward after you’ve been sexually harassed?

Can’t Fight This Feeling: Technology and Teen Anxiety

Thoughts on how to reduce the impact of digital technology on teen anxiety.

Why Going No Contact with Mom Doesn't Solve Everything

By Peg Streep on December 11, 2017 in Tech Support
Deciding to cut a parent out of your life is a huge decision which can bring with it some unwanted baggage rather than the expected freedom and relief.
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Multiple Personality or Malingering?

By Joni E Johnston Psy.D. on December 11, 2017 in The Human Equation
What happens when a person with multiple personalities kills? Pamela Moss claimed her alters were linked to two murders committed years apart but insisted she, the host, was not.

Untangling the Brain’s Complexity

By Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D. on December 11, 2017 in Brain and Behavior
Study shows how to tell which neurons are which.

The Costs of Publishing in Some Journals

Low impact, vanity e-journals flood the inboxes of academic scientists every day with flattering emails in search of new articles to publish for a fee.

The Movie "Wonder" Demonstrates the Power of Kindness

Here are five tips to teach your children to accept those who are different.
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Why Do the People I Love Hurt My Feelings so Often?

Why do the people I love hurt my feelings so often? We often (mis)attribute our reactions to the intention of the other.

Are You Feeling Cross?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on December 11, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
These three things will help guide you to find peace.

Why Testosterone Is Important for Sexuality in Both Sexes

You might think that hormones such as testosterone have little to do with human behavior. But the recent evidence suggest otherwise. And it's not just a "male" hormone.

How Novels Help You Grieve

Freud warned that "unexpressed emotions never die." Perhaps a good book can help you connect to deep emotions.
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Adolescent Substance Use and the Problem of Denial

Like it or not, adolescents today grow up in an increasingly drug-filled world. Parental denial of this reality provides no protection. They must be knowledgable and stay vigilant.

Why Am I Here?

By Alex Pattakos Ph.D. on December 11, 2017 in The Meaningful Life
How do you want to be remembered?