Are You Dating Your Mom or Dad?

By Jean Kim M.D. on February 12, 2016 in Culture Shrink
People often don't realize how strongly the relationship to their first love, their parent, affects their future romantic relationships.

Presidents and Psychotherapists

By Peggy Drexler Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Our Gender, Ourselves
Politicians addressing their own emotional and psychological needs would go a long way towards reducing the stigma that prevents many American citizens from seeking treatment.

The Myth of the Glowing New Mother

By Darby Saxbe Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in Home Base
Postpartum depression is real. Does it come from a mismatch between modern society and the demands of motherhood?
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How Your Unconscious Mind Is Keeping You Single

By Madeleine A Fugère Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in Dating and Mating
Many people are consciously and happily single. But if you are interesting in finding a mate, consider these unconscious factors which may be affecting your status.

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Why Millennials Don't Want To Be Called Feminists

By Denise Cummins Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Good Thinking
More millennial women support Bernie Sanders than Hillary Clinton, a phenomenon that is an indictment of modern day feminism.

Fall in Love with You This Valentine's Day

Do you love, honor, and respect yourself? Unconditionally?

What's Wrong with Needing to Be the Best

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Compassion Matters
People who experience pressure or false praise from their parents may feel that if they can just be special or perfect in some way, they will get the love they never felt.

Beyond the Eclipse of Research on Big Dreams

The time is ripe for a new scientific approach to the kinds of vivid, highly memorable dreams Jung referred to as the “richest jewels in the treasure-house of psychic experience.”

Living—and sleeping—mindfully

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Sleep Newzzz
The power of mindfulness to improve sleep and treat sleep disorders is an exciting and important area of scientific inquiry with significant real-world implications.

New Behavioral Technologies For More Responsible Spending

By Eyal Winter on February 12, 2016 in Feeling Smart
New behavioral technologies to reduce our spending and increase our saving.

Breakdowns and ‘Shift-Ups’

By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Out of the Darkness
Sudden spiritual awakening can resemble psychosis, but is fundamentally different from it. If it is mis-diagnosed as psychosis, major difficulties can occur.

Matriarch: "A Woman Who Is Head of a Family or Tribe"

By Sheila Weinstein on February 12, 2016 in What Do I Do Now?
Time to start thinking of myself as a matriarch!

"Master Thieves" Author Talks Gratitude and Art

By Rita Watson MPH on February 12, 2016 in With Love and Gratitude
Have museum neighbors felt the loss of the art treasures -- gifts of gratitude -- they have not seen in 25 years? Would they tolerate the theft of a World Series trophy?
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A Sports Dad’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Great Day

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in The Power of Prime
We don’t live life in retrospect. If we could look into the future and know how our decisions will turn out, life would be easy…and quite uninteresting.

Up Your Negotiation Game

Ever walk away from a negotiation and wonder what happened? Want your negotiations to flow and be aligned with what you anticipated? 8 step guide on how to better prepare.

Playing God Can Make You Better

By Matthew J Rossano Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Seeking Perfection
Is there a moral value to playing God?

To Use or Not Use Condoms? Gay, Bi, Queer Teen Guys Tell Us

By Michele Ybarra MPH, Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Connected
In light of International Condom Day, our new infographic showcases quotes from our online discussion with gay, bisexual, and queer teen guys on condom use.

The Awkward Years

By Dena Kouremetis on February 12, 2016 in The Unedited Offspring
Posturing, apathy, newly-found ways to express their angst; why does it have to be so difficult to get through our kids' teenage years?

The South Rises Again

By Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in The Me in We
Recent racism can be seen as a re-enactment of the trauma of the Civil War by slave-owner descendants, and those who identify with them.

Can Being a Couch Potato Shrink Your Brain?

By Christopher Bergland on February 12, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Do you need one more reason to sit less and exercise more? If so, a new study has identified a correlation between low levels of physical fitness and smaller brain size.

5 Reasons to Stop Counting Calories

By Michael Fenster M.D. on February 12, 2016 in You Are What You Eat
This month give the gift of freedom from math.

Too Skinny Models: Are They Models of Eating Disorders?

We really want to see a more healthful portrayal of female models who our daughters seek to emulate.

I'm A African

By Robert J King Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Hive Mind
Meryl Streep got herself in trouble for declaring that we are all African. But she's right. What makes us similar is far greater than what makes us different.

6 Ways to Stop Overthinking Everything

It's hard to get anything done when you can't shut your mind off. These strategies can help you quiet your mind so you can stop overthinking everything you do.

Seeking Validation Online Doesn’t Bring Real Happiness

Pressure to be socially accepted can affect the self-esteem of many social media users. If you are negative impacted by SM, it might be time to reevaluate how you want to use it.

Guardian Angel Curtis Sliwa Wants You to Step Up

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Brick by Brick
Curtis Sliwa, founder of the Guardian Angels and longtime radio host, gives a message to all: step up and get involved.

5 Ways People Self-Sabotoge in Romance

Consider that there may be deeper forces operating between you and your partners--here are 5 common ways people self-sabotage in romance.

Red and Valentine’s Day

Science should inform the colors you choose for Valentine's Day.

Joanna Moncrieff on The Myth of the Chemical Cure

The future of mental health interview series continues with Joanna Moncrieff on The Myth of the Chemical Cure.

What Happens When We Really Listen to Someone Else

By Sam Osherson Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Listen Up!
One filmmaker. Two fictional transgender sex workers of color in Los Angeles. A lesson for us all in seeing people as more than diagnoses and stereotypes..

Top 7 Gifts Given to Lovers

The psychology of gift giving is complex. These over-the-top gifts were meant to show love and affection.

The Secret to Stopping the Teen 'Tude

It's not so much about ridding ourselves of the universal teen 'tude as it is about staying in control of ours when faced with it.
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Eating Disorders and Romantic Relationships

How to help when your partner is struggling with an eating disorder.

Are Holidays Only for the Happy?

By Laurie Helgoe Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Introvert Power
Does the "Happy" wish associated with holidays leave you feeling excluded? You are not alone.