The Real Story Behind the Goldwater Rule

By Jonathan D Moreno Ph.D on August 27, 2016 in Impromptu Man
Only the American Psychiatric Association bars long-distance diagnosis. Why?
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Colds and Clocks - How Bugs Use Timing to Infect You

Time rules life - included when and how you get infected.

For Those With Alzheimer’s, a Place to Remember

By Ira Hyman Ph.D. on August 26, 2016 in Mental Mishaps
Alzheimer’s disease slowly and invariably steals a person’s past. But we may be able to create environments that help recall it.

Are Conservatives More Anti-Science Than Liberals?

By David Ludden Ph.D. on August 26, 2016 in Talking Apes
Skepticism about scientific findings depends on your core beliefs, not your level of science literacy.

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On a Freud Quote

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 28, 2016 in How To Do Life
When does introspection cross the line into self-absorption?

On Being Presidential - 6 Qualities and 4 Traits

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on August 28, 2016 in Just Listen
Do you agree with these 6 qualities and 4 traits as descriptive of being Presidential? If so, please add in the comments your assessment of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Flexibility and Love: Reaching Children with Cartoons

What should children do with painful thoughts and feelings? Some modern cartoonists are giving our children research based guidance that can compete with toxic cultural messages.

Haven’t things changed in gender relationships?

Often people assume that with close to four decades of women having entered the workforce, we’ve arrived. Haven’t we given enough attention to this gender problem at work?

Commandeering Cuteness for Commercialism

By Douglas Van Praet on August 27, 2016 in Unconscious Branding
There is a good reason why cute and cuddly baby animals are tugging at your heart and pulling on your purse strings.
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What "Make America Great Again" Means

By Karen L Smith MSS, LCSW on August 27, 2016 in Full Living
In this political climate, and with this upcoming election, judging/mocking/shaming/hating/spewing isn’t going to get us an America that embraces and supports all its citizenry.

The Difference Between Japanese and U.S. Use of Emoticons

Why emoticon expressions differ by culture. Understanding why Japanese people and Americans use different emoticons to indicate happiness and sadness.

Proclaiming Your Wabi-Sabi Is a Cathartic Antidote for Shame

By Christopher Bergland on August 27, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
You don't have to be a Zen Buddhist to embrace the power of "wabi-sabi." Publicly acknowledging your imperfections can make you immune to the isolation created by shame.

Past Forgiveness: Part II

What does it take to forgive someone?

Response to The School did Nothing to Stop the Bullying Lie

Juxtaposing the emergence of bullying as a contemporary social problem against the emergence of domestic violence as a social problem during the '60's & 70's is instructive.

Homeless, Mentally Ill and Neglected

When the symptoms of mental illness are acute, they affect an individual’s decision-making capacity. Our failure to provide treatment to those in need is discrimination..

Aging Well

Why should we bother about our old age?

Murder of Mississippi Nuns Echoes Homicide from Long Ago

A suspect has been arrested - but did he know right from wrong?

3 Things Mental Strength Trainers Teach Olympic Athletes

Mental strength trainers help elite athletes perform at their best. Here are some of the skills you can apply to your own life.
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A Map of the Brain That Is Unlike Anything Seen Before

By Kevin Murnane, Ph.D. on August 27, 2016 in The Info Monkey
A sophisticated approach to mapping the brain more than doubles the number of identified areas in each hemisphere of the cerebral cortex.

100 Books You Should Read Now: An English Professor's List

Of all the novels on this list, how many have you read and enjoyed? Which books aren't here that you regard as essential? (Why aren't Hemingway or Melville here? I'm not a fan...)

Why is Everyone Posting Selfies, or is it Just Some of Us?

Selfies are becoming the new normal in social media but not for everyone. New research predicts who is most likely to follow this trend and why.
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What if Jack the Ripper Lived with You?

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on August 27, 2016 in Shadow Boxing
An early tale based on Jack the Ripper shows the subtle way in which people see what they need to see.

On a Carl Rogers Quote

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 27, 2016 in How To Do Life
When are you defending yourself versus being defensive?

Disclosure Trumps Withholding Almost Every Time-Part 1

So many of us had negative experiences in our past revealing our feelings and needs. We have been shamed and blamed for feeling the way we do.

Every Stereotype of Single People, Debunked by Science

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on August 26, 2016 in Living Single
Stereotypes of single people are not true. Some negative perceptions of single people are as true – or even more true – of married people as they are of single people.

Is Your Relationship Beyond Repair?

By Rick Miller LICSW on August 26, 2016 in Unwrapped
Your relationship is a gift -- deserving of care, attention, protection.

Road rage: A Second "Free-Range" Intervention

What is real power? It is acting like the biggest dog on the road.

Neuroscience Suggests That We're All "Wired" for Addiction

By Christopher Bergland on August 26, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
New research suggests that everybody has the neurobiological potential to become an addict.

How Schools (Sometimes) Fail Our Children

By Maureen D Healy on August 26, 2016 in Creative Development
Can your child's school improve in certain areas?

Don’t Bee Afraid

By Jeffrey Lockwood Ph.D. on August 26, 2016 in The Infested Mind
Not only are bee stings painful, but they can be deadly—and we all know this! So why would a beekeeper wear shorts and work without a veil?

Google vs. Memory: Use It or Lose It

Do you need Google to remind you how to change a tire? Jump start a car? Drive to the Target in the next town? Plan the public transportation route to the museum?

Let's Face It, 'Vanilla Only' Sex Is Nonnormative

By Michael Aaron, Ph.D. on August 26, 2016 in Standard Deviations
Recent research shows that people are much more kinky than we realize, which leads to a necessary but unlikely conclusion: "Vanilla only" sex, rather than kink, is nonnormative.