Things May Look Better When You Have Company

Bringing a friend along to the movies or a trip to the museum could make you enjoy it more—even if you don’t interact with your friend. Here's why.

Why Brilliant Girls Tend to Favor Non-STEM Careers

By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on July 20, 2017 in Rabble Rouser
If there are bona fide gender differences in preferences and interests, equal opportunities may never translate into equal outcomes.

The Covert Bullying of Obese Adults

Negative judgments of a job candidate's weight can carry over to other traits.
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Faking It

Even though students claim to, they often don’t know what educators mean by ‘critical thinking’.

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The Uncomfortable Conversation About Online Safety

An online teen suicide challenge continues, despite the arrest of the originator.

A Shifting Attitude and Landscape for Adult Children

As your perception of your grown children has changed, their perception of you should change as well.

"I-Knew-It-All-Along": 3 Steps to Avoid Living in The Past

By Zack Carter Ph.D. on July 20, 2017 in Clear Communication
Does your hindsight 20/20 need a vision test?

Stanford Researchers Identify Life-Changing Power of Mindset

Mindset plays a surprisingly significant role in our health and longevity, according to a new study from Stanford University.

Fatal Attraction

By R. Douglas Fields Ph.D. on July 20, 2017 in The New Brain
An intriguing link has been identified between unconventional sexual behavior and a common parasite, which is acquired from cats.
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Tech Degree Or Liberal Arts? We're Missing The Point!

By John Nosta on July 20, 2017 in The Digital Self
Yes, a liberal arts education might be great, but it's time to rethink education from the ground up and stop trying to apply yesterday rules to a new technology-based world.

How to Have Breakthrough Ideas

By Mark Batey Ph.D. on July 20, 2017 in Working Creativity
Follow these simple steps to master the art (and science) of breakthrough thinking

Hooked on Homicide

Is it possible for someone to become addicted to killing? Here's what crime experts, soldiers, and serial killers say.

Addendum to Privilege, Responsibility, and Nonviolence

After posting my recent post, I received a comment that completely surprised me, in which I was challenged about what I thought was the opposite of what I said.

Moving Up the Ladder

If you want to improve your work situation, there is no time like the present. Maybe you want more hours; maybe you want fewer. Perhaps money is an issue, or you want a promotion.
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Eight Reasons to Check the Mirror Before Important Meetings

By Tara Well Ph.D. on July 20, 2017 in The Clarity
What do you see when you look in the mirror? Here are eight surprising ways to leverage your mirror to check for success.

How to Hold a Stress-Free Money Conversation

By Michael F. Kay on July 20, 2017 in Financial Life Focus
The question is: How can you hold a productive and respectable money conversation that feels like a step in the right direction?
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Food Educates Every Part of You

Food trains every part of you—especially the ones you don't think about.
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Your Worldview Is Your Greatest Strength

By Jeff DeGraff Ph.D. on July 20, 2017 in Innovation You
A worldview is more than a type or a style. It’s a collection of deeply held beliefs about how we interpret and experience the world.

Money and a Room of One’s Own

By Jenni Ogden Ph.D. on July 20, 2017 in Trouble in Mind
The Bank of England has unveiled a ten pound note celebrating Jane Austen. Virginia Woolfe also has some insightful messages, still relevant today, about money and women writers.

A Guide to the Fantasy Bond

Many struggles we face in our current interpersonal relationships arise from a core defense formed in childhood known as the “fantasy bond.”
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Five Tips for Taking Your Online Dating Relationship Offline

What good is online dating if the first date doesn’t work out?

Is It Narcissism or Sociopathy?

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D. on July 19, 2017 in Evil Deeds
What is the nexus between narcissistic and antisocial personality?

Secure Attachment: The Norm in Interethnic Relationships

How accurate are negative stereotypes about individuals who form long-term relationships across ethnic lines? Attachment studies suggest that the stereotypes are false.

Conquest of English

Writing well is an important skill. For a non-native speaker it is forbiddingly difficult to master. And no one cares.

How Good Is a Dog's Ability to Remember People?

There are suggestions that dogs can remember and may recognize particular people even after years of separation.

Does Video Game Addiction Really Exist?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on July 19, 2017 in Media Spotlight
Despite the political pressure to declare video game addiction a real disorder, the basic science still isn't there. What will this mean for concerned parents and therapists?

Does a Happy Meal Really Make Us Happy?

We know that what we eat impacts our physical health. But what about our psychological health? How does what we eat impact our happiness?
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Mental Health Stigma in Healthcare

Access to mental health and substance abuse care is at risk.

How and Why You Compromise Your Integrity

Your most important possession is your integrity. It’s your trustworthiness, word of honor. Yet at some point you’ve certainly violated this most “sacred” part of yourself. Why?

The Psychology of Revenge (and Vengeful People)

By Peg Streep on July 19, 2017 in Tech Support
Is revenge really sweet? And what makes people vengeful? Does playing tit for tat make you feel better? Or not? The science of revenge.

Real Reasons for Sex Before Marriage

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on July 19, 2017 in The Human Beast
More people today are sexually active before marriage than ever before. The true reasons are practical and have little to do with changing belief systems.

Help! My Antidepressants Aren’t Working

Are your antidepressants not working? Adding talk therapy may help.