Declinism: Why You Think America is in Crisis

Is America really on the brink of disaster? Declinism, explains how your brain tricks you into thinking your perceptions are reality.

A Super-Quick Way to Determine Who’s Psychopathic

It certainly is of great value to be able to sniff out a psychopath. There are many possible tests and quizzes; the latest entry promises to be the quickest, and maybe the best.

Why the "Like" Button May Be Killing Activism

By David B. Feldman Ph.D. on February 17, 2017 in Supersurvivors
Is all the liking, retweeting, and commenting going on in American politics actually doing any good? Or are we just indulging in a form of entertainment and self-aggrandizement?

Controlling Your Partner Is Illegal, But Not in the U.S.

By Lisa Aronson Fontes Ph.D. on February 17, 2017 in Invisible Chains
Domestic violence victims in the U.S. have less protection than in some other countries. Laws in England now make controlling a partner illegal.

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"People are a Minefield"

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 18, 2017 in How To Do Life
One in my series of short-short stories with psychological implications.

Treating Anxiety Without Using Prescription Medications

Are you struggling with anxiety and not getting relief from a medication? Natural supplements, mind-body approaches and other alternative therapies can make a difference.

Cutting Down on Drinking or Drugs the Natural Way

Is your drinking or drug use getting out of control? Natural supplements and other non-medication approaches can help.

Marital Infidelity: Existential Uncertainty in Spades

By Susan Rako M.D. on February 18, 2017 in More Light
"How can I ever trust my husband/wife again?"

Big Screen, Big Life

By Laurie Helgoe Ph.D. on February 18, 2017 in Introvert Power
Would your life win an Oscar? Watch movies, watch your life, enjoy both.
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The Behavioral Side of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance

The tendency to engage in "mental accounting" can help government to target assistance where it is intended.

The timing of free will

By Marc Wittmann Ph.D. on February 18, 2017 in Sense of Time
Why the famous Libet task does not touch our notion of free will.
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Don’t Bet on “Anything Goes” Regulation Change

I do expect some change to regulations on bullying and sexual harassment, but business owners and managers will still need to maintain a safe environment in the workplace.

Forgiveness: 3 Misconceptions

By Robert Enright, Ph.D. on February 18, 2017 in The Forgiving Life
Forgiving others can be misunderstood, preventing psychological healing.

5 Tips to Tame Word-Finding Difficulties

Frustrated by word-finding difficulties? Harness the hidden opportunity they provide to boost your brain health.

Want to Be Less of a Perfectionist? (Try To) Do This 1 Thing

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on February 18, 2017 in Adaptation
Want to Be Less of a Perfectionist? (Try To) Do This 1 Thing

Major Challenges to Cultivating Healthy Anger

What are the blocks to learning how to give up destructive anger? How can they
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Do Cleaner Shrimp Get Jealous?

By Peter Toohey Ph.D. on February 17, 2017 in Annals of the Emotions
The jealous triangle is usually reckoned to be one on one, with the prize, say, a lover. But it’s not all sex, it’s not all one on one, and it’s not all humans.

Should Bedrooms be No-Phone Zones for Teens?

By Amy Green M.A., C.C.C. on February 17, 2017 in Psy-curious
Three ways parents can help their teens log off before turning in for the night - without the power struggle.

Self-Deification!

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on February 17, 2017 in Ambigamy
Self-deification is all the rage these days! Climb on the bandwagon! There's room for you and you don't need to know anything to do it!

Why Authenticity is the Hub of Meaning

By Stephen Joseph Ph.D. on February 17, 2017 in What Doesn't Kill Us
Finding meaning in life is important in all sorts of ways, but too often we don’t take the time to sort out for ourselves what it is that actually provides our sense of meaning.
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Are Some Scientists Serious About Denying Free Will?

A brief look at the issues of consciousness and free will.

The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Coping with Parental Guilt

By Dena Kouremetis on February 17, 2017 in The Unedited Offspring
What can we do to assuage the guilt we feel over not being the best parents we could have been?

ACEs and Parental Alienation

By Amy J.L. Baker Ph.D. on February 17, 2017 in Caught Between Parents
When is an ACE a bad thing? Parental alienation as an adverse childhood experience.

Panpsychism and the Vale of Arve

By David Dillard-Wright Ph.D. on February 17, 2017 in Boundless
Panpsychism upends traditional assumptions in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and ethics. The human person and the human mind are communal all the way down.
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When “I’m Sorry” Just Isn’t Enough

Since we are all (no exceptions) mistake-prone to varying degrees, it behooves us to become adept in the art of making effective repairs and corrections.

Deep Memories of Insects

By Jeffrey Lockwood Ph.D. on February 17, 2017 in The Infested Mind
What creatures infest the dark recesses of the mind?

America's Spelling Is a National Disaster

Spelling errors tweeted within the Trump administration raise the issue of why spelling matters. Spelling needs to be taught!

3 Strategies to Talk With Kids About Suicidal Thoughts

There is no age limit for suicidal thoughts. Parents and healthcare professionals can learn to talk openly and safely with children about suicide.

The President and the Vice of Pride

By Michael W. Austin Ph.D. on February 17, 2017 in Ethics for Everyone
A medieval monk assesses the president.

What Is Synchronicity?

David Strabala had a question and set about trying to find the answer. He arranged interviews with experts who he hoped might help him figure out synchronicity.
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What’s Needed in These Uncertain Times? Maybe More Empathy.

By Allison Carmen on February 17, 2017 in The Gift of Maybe
During uncertain times, it can be hard to be empathetic to another's point of view, but empathy makes us wiser and more strategic, and it can even change how we view something.

Time Together and Time Apart

Spending time with others helps to strengthen our identification as a couple and make us feel connected to the world. Just as important for a successful marriage is time together.