What's In a Face?

Human faces exhibit more diversity than any other physical feature and more than other species. This fact tells us of the social evolution of our ancestors.

Hey Parents — Put Down Those Devices

Did you know being strict about your own screen time greatly improves the odds that you'll manage your children's in a healthy and mindful manner? Here are seven reasons why.

A Quick and Painless Way to Manage Social Anxiety

One of the most common forms of anxiety people experience involves an extreme fear of being judged by others. Find out how you can identify and cope with social anxiety’s symptoms.

Are You Hiding Behind Your Texts?

By Zack Carter Ph.D. on June 27, 2017 in Clear Communication
Could relying solely on texting with someone you're close with actually be driving you apart from them?

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How We Can Become Better People Through Teamwork with Dogs

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on June 28, 2017 in Animal Emotions
A new book called Human/Canine Behavior Connection - A Better Self Through Dog Training stresses the importance of humans and dogs growing together as a team and benefits for both.
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Defining the Culture of an Office

Does the moral compass of an office seem to be veering further and further off course? It's time to define what's acceptable.

Knowing When to Accept and When to Change

Learning to accept what is can bring inner peace. Finding the courage to change can be life-saving. But knowing when to engage each of them requires a far greater wisdom.

Should You Compliment a Beautiful Person?

By Donna Barstow on June 28, 2017 in Ink Blots Cartoons
Even if you're not one of the beautiful people, you can still look and enjoy!

When Life Goes Wrong

Has something terrible happened to you, that you can't understand? Grief, loss and broken dreams are a natural part of this life. Here's how to get through when it happens.

Fidget Spinner Fad Winds Down

Should fidget spinners be allowed at school?

If You Didn't Have To Work, Would You?

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on June 28, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story about the work-optional world of 2050.
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The Psychology of Home

By Diana Raab PhD on June 27, 2017 in The Empowerment Diary
If you are like most Americans and have moved an average of eleven times, have you wondered where your home is? When you get down to it, home is where your heart is.
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Graduate Student's Revenge (Corrections in Red)

By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on June 27, 2017 in Rabble Rouser
On the inherently exasperating nature of relationships between graduate students and their advisors, and the even more exasperating nature of scientific publishing in psychology.

Unimagined Sensitivities, Part 8

By Michael Jawer on June 27, 2017 in Feeling Too Much
Beyond the 5 senses we humans know, some of the sensory capacities more prominent in other creatures may be intimately connected with health, danger, and emotion generally.

What’s Normal?

By Kathryn Seifert Ph.D. on June 27, 2017 in Stop The Cycle
When it comes to childhood aggression, what is normal and what is not? When does behavior cross the line from anger to aggression?

How Do Biases Influence Our Spending?

By Holly Parker, Ph.D. on June 27, 2017 in Your Future Self
But heuristic processing can also sidetrack us, leading us to spend money in ways we probably wouldn’t if we were taking in the situation a little more mindfully.

What Is the Rip Van Winkle Effect?

How do you stop time from passing by so quickly?

Raising the Awareness of Child Traumatic Stress

By Amber A. Hewitt Ph.D. on June 27, 2017 in You, Empowered
Did you know that June 27th is National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day?

Is the U.S. Like a Third World Nation?

By David F Lancy Ph.D. on June 27, 2017 in Benign Neglect
it comes down to a choice between groceries and medicine.

Skin Problems and Depression

Are you dealing with skin issues and depression?

10 Habits to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Child

Every interaction all day long is an opportunity to connect. Slow down and share the moment with your child: let him smell the strawberries before you put them in the smoothie.

One Crucial Thing "13 Reasons Why" Gets Right

Don't miss an important message in "13 Reasons Why" that is being lost in the critique of the show.

Buyers and Sellers

Consuming need not be a passive experience.

3 Ways to Find Meaning and Move on From Broken Relationships

Having a hard time moving on? Finding new meaning can make all the difference.

My Days as a Crappy TV Mom

Ever wonder how "Hollywood" moms deal with their fictional versions of themselves and their children? Here is a peek...

Living By Simple Moral Codes Makes Us Worse, Not Better

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on June 27, 2017 in Ambigamy
Always be honest, never dishonest, kind, never unkind, open, never closed. We can't live by such always-principles and we pay a big price for pretending we can.
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Stop Making Me So Anxious!

Consider these five ways to move yourself away from the negative overtones and undertones and back to a centered, peaceful place.

Are You A Parenting "Know It All"?

"Parenthood is a contagious disease," Jeff Terry observes. "It's like smoking. Even though we can witness, firsthand, the devastation caused by parenting, it spreads.”

Mimicry and Attraction in Romantic Relationships

Can simply copying the words and behaviors of a date or mate make them like you more? Find out what research has to say about how mimicry can help your love life…

How Can You Make Your Dream Job a Reality?

By Peter Bregman on June 27, 2017 in How We Work
Do you have a dream you’ve been waiting to make good on? Bernie Roth lays out his formula for following through on your most ambitious goals and dreams.

Why We Believe What We’re Told

In these times, then, it is imperative that we remain vigilant to so-called facts that may in reality be alternative facts designed not to educate and inform, but to alarm and sway

High Temperatures Raise the Risk of Aggression in Dogs

Data has shown that for humans the tendency toward aggression increases as the outside temperature goes up, and now data confirms that the same is true for dogs.

Turning Negatives into Positives When You're Chronically Ill

I thought it would be constructive to take what I tend to think of as the negatives about chronic pain and illness and see if I could turn them into positives.