Just How Important Is Affection In Relationships?

By Sean M. Horan Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 in Adventures in Dating
What role does affection play in commitment, satisfaction, hurt, and cholesterol?

How to Read a Book a Week

By Peter Bregman on February 08, 2016 in How We Work
I was part of a cutting-edge conversation that was going on between great minds. Flash forward too many years, and I am now back in that conversation.

3 Neuroscience Advances That Could Change Your Life

The impossible—healing your brain—looks possible after all.

Why Study Expertise?

The study of expertise has implications for psychology, education, coaching, and artificial intelligence. It emphasizes the positive aspects of the human mind.

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More Proof That Aerobic Exercise Can Make Your Brain Bigger

By Christopher Bergland on February 08, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
New research confirms that sustained aerobic exercise stimulates the birth of new neurons in the adult brain. This process may improve learning and memory, especially as we age.

Trauma Tips for Understanding and Healing—Part 1 of 4

By Dan Mager MSW on February 08, 2016 in Some Assembly Required
Whether or not a traumatic event involves serious injury or death, trauma survivors must cope with the loss of their sense of safety and security—at least temporarily.

Fear of Crime and the Allure of Bad Boys

By Robert Burriss Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 in Attraction, Evolved
New research reveals that women who feel vulnerable to crime are more attracted to dominant, formidable men.
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Children & Funerals: 5 Ways to Support

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on February 08, 2016 in Fixing Families
Children often are frightened by funerals for a variety of reasons. Tips on how to support and talk

It’s Lonely at the Top: Why CEOs Need To Embrace Mindfulness

By Ray Williams on February 08, 2016 in Wired for Success
“It's lonely at the top" appears to be truer than ever, and that has serious implications for the performance and well-being of CEOs. Mindfulness practices can be a powerful strate

Scientist-Patient and Family Shoot for a Cancer Cure (1)

What human activities lead to progress in cancer research? One patient's story says that passion, fundamental knowledge and "false" leads will forge the path.

The Synergisitc Components of Schizophrenia

By Ann Olson Psy.D. on February 08, 2016 in Theory and Psychopathology
Psychotic ideation is bolstered by it's characteristics of visceral experience, dissociation and lack of context. Rogerian theory and therapy might be a promising intervention.

Bullies With a Cause

Are we raising a generation of "bullies with a cause"?

Love After 50: 5 Tips for Finding Love Later in Life--or Now

Looking for someone to hug? To hold? To cherish and to cherish you?

The Power Tactics of Donald Trump

By Ravi Chandra M.D. on February 08, 2016 in The Pacific Heart
Jay Haley’s 1969 essay “The Power Tactics of Jesus Christ” came to mind recently. Trump is no Jesus, of course, but we have to grapple with his alarming use of power.
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Depathologizing Sexual Eroticism

Discovering a partner’s surprising porn-viewing habits can be disturbing, but it can also be a gateway to greater understanding and compassion.

What is the Formula for Authentic Living?

By Stephen Joseph Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 in What Doesn't Kill Us
The hunger for authenticity guides us throughout our lives.

A Way to Enlist the Help of the Cosmos

By Susan Rako M.D. on February 08, 2016 in More Light
Is there a way to extend a compelling invitation to Providence?

Can People Fall in Love Through Text Conversation?

By Kira Asatryan on February 08, 2016 in The Art of Closeness
The answer, according to one study, is “probably not.” Learn why!

If Depression Were an Infection

By Ralph Ryback M.D. on February 08, 2016 in The Truisms of Wellness
What if depression were an infection? Although most of us focus on the psychological symptoms associated with depression, these physical symptoms are no less real.

Are You Ready to Commit?

By Randi Gunther Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 in Rediscovering Love
Men and women have new ways of looking at what commitment means for them. Here are some “readiness” guidelines to help decide whether a long-term relationship is for you.

Do We Really Want to Be "Ageless"?

By Kristin Hultgren on February 08, 2016 in The Greatest Chapter
In our fountain-of-youth society, do we really want to be "ageless"? It's time for a critical examination of "ageless" marketing and media.
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3 Surprising Ways to Feel More Loved

By Christine L. Carter Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 in Raising Happiness
Are you focused on romantic love this Valentine’s Day? You’re missing an opportunity! Building stronger connections with others can lead to happiness, health and fulfillment.

When Stereotypes Affect Our Thinking

By Daniel Voyer Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 in Perceptual Asymmetries
Cognitive abilities are affected by many factors. Is the role of gender stereotypes as important as some believe in explaining sex differences in cognitive abilities?

After Three Years, Justice from the VA

By Eric Newhouse on February 08, 2016 in Invisible Wounds
VA finally upgrades former Army Capt. Charles Gatlin's TBI disability rating, but one question remains: Why did it take them three years to read his DoD medical records?
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New Positive Psychology Exercise!

By Ryan M. Niemiec Psy.D. on February 08, 2016 in What Matters Most?
Learn a new and powerful 4-step exercise. It just might help you understand yourself better and improve your self-confidence!

Mental Illness: Talk About It More, Not Less

By Peggy Drexler Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 in Our Gender, Ourselves
One study found that tolerance decreased when describing people as "mentally ill" instead of "having mental illness."

8 Misconceptions About Therapy, Service, and Support Animals

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 in Animals and Us
Can you get a free airplane ride for your pet snake? Can you take a psychiatric service dog into a bar? Here are the answers to some common questions about assistance animals.

Bill D. on Alcoholics Anonymous

The future of mental health interview series continues with Bill D. on Alcoholics Anonymous

How Psychologically Well Adjusted Are Gifted People?

From young to old gifted individuals are psychologically well adjusted.

Do You Accept the Gift?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 in Your Wise Brain
Focus on what others communicate, and try to receive that as a valuable offering. Open your mind to the good that is implicit or down deep in the other person.
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Negotiating Incompatible Differences with Your Adolescent

Incompatibilities between parent and child increase with adolescence, so it behooves parents to recognize the kind of difference in play and handle it with sensitivity.

6 Ways to Close the Empathy Gap

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 in Singletons
It is effortless to be enthusiastic. Most of us believe that the more we share, the more people will like us. We don't understand the empathy gap.
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3 Ways To Put Your Strengths To Work

Did you know that developing your strengths – those things you’re good at and actually enjoy doing – makes it eighteen times more likely you’ll describe yourself as “flourishing”?