How Does Physical Experience Affect Learning?

Real experiences help you learn more about the world.

Six Ways to Create a Culture of Ethics in Any Organization

Good ethics is good business: Why have so few gotten the memo?

What Is Transgender? A Beautiful Short Film With an Answer

The short film "Dylan" explores gender, transformation, and self.

Of Crime, Criminality, and Nature

Are humans the only animals who commit crime?

Why Good Looks Don't Guarantee a Great Relationship

... and why this should be encouraging for all relationship-seekers.

The X Factor: Genetics and Female Mental Health

A single X chromosome gene explains a lot about women’s risk of mental illness.

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5 Phrases Mentally Strong People Don't Say

If you find yourself saying any of these phrases, consider it a warning sign that you could be making a bad decision.

"Bullying Fiction" Top Picks

Adolescence.
At times synonymous with daily dramas….
until she takes her own life
or he brings a gun to school—and uses it.
This blog contains a list of books that speak to bullying-related scenarios, as well as to dysfunctional behaviors (including cutting and eating disorders) that are often linked to social cruelty.

The Family Values of Penelope Spheeris and Anna Fox

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on July 02, 2015 in Brick by Brick
Penelope Spheeris and her daughter, Anna Fox, share how The Decline of Western Civilization movies have impacted their lives.
The Wisdom Mind Of Love

The Wisdom Mind Of Love

It is worth stopping regularly for a period of reflection, to reconcile our 'everyday' mind with our 'wisdom' mind, to avoid the build-up of painful and destructive emotions like anxiety, anger, sadness, hate and greed.

"Love Hormone" Oxytocin Linked to Domestic Violence

Oxytocin, which leads to trust and attachment, may also lead to possessive and abusive behaviours.
Gay Marriage Ruling: Maybe We Can All Breath More Easily

Gay Marriage Ruling: Maybe We Can All Breath More Easily

Gay Marriage Ruling: Maybe We Can All Breath a Little More Easily. Acceptance and inclusion makes us all feel better. By David Braucher, L.C.S.W., Ph.D.

Why (Almost) everyone is Happy about Same-Sex Marriage

By Ran Zilca on July 02, 2015 in Confessions of a Techie
How is it that a topic that was deeply divisive for years becomes so vastly supported, almost unanimously perceived as a victory?

The Dejobbing of Society and What to Do About It

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 02, 2015 in How To Do Life
The synthesis of my interviews and thoughts on the subject.

How Does Your Circadian Clock Keep Track of the Seasons?

Until now, the specific neurobiology of how our circadian clocks keep track of the seasons has been a mystery. Recently, researchers identified how circadian rhythms synchronize with the seasons. These findings could lead to new treatments for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and insomnia.

Bouncing Back from Getting Dumped in 3 Easy Steps

It’s normal to need to re-validate your potential as a lover and a partner, but remember that every relationship is not meant to last forever and that every new relationship is a new beginning that does not have to yield to the self-same ending.

Understanding and Working with Flashbacks-Part Two

Focusing on the clinical strategy of actually using a flashback experience to therapeutically “re-story” a traumatic event in an effort to help clients resolve it and deepen their healing.

Random Acts of Kindness Meets Road Rage

By Dana Klisanin Ph.D. on July 01, 2015 in Digital Altruism
Positive psychology takes to the road in this new gadget designed to make the road a happier place.

Dr. Google

By Guest Blogger on July 01, 2015 in The Guest Room
The social stigma of mental illness on campus is so pervasive that the only place many look for help is online.

The Golden Ages of Television

As the baby boomer generation moves increasingly into old age, it is gratifying and inspiring to see older actors performing on television into their eighties – and beyond.

7 Ways To Mitigate Self-Doubt

Are you struggling with self-confidence? Learn how to overcome negative thinking and live to your fullest potential. Here are seven tips to mitigate self-doubt and create a new path to renewed confidence.
Visual Attention and Consciousness

Visual Attention and Consciousness

To understand the relationship between visual attention and consciousness, we must first examine the various forms of attention that have been identified through empirical studies in cognitive psychology.

How Does Physical Experience Affect Learning?

By Art Markman Ph.D. on July 01, 2015 in Ulterior Motives
Go to a typical classroom, and it looks like a show. A teacher stands in front of the room. The teacher talks and demonstrates things from the front of the room. Unlike a show at a theater, the audience (the students) do get a chance to talk on occasion. But, most of the work students do is done from their seats.

The Two Directions of Creativity

By Drew Boyd on July 01, 2015 in Inside the Box
Most people think the way you create an idea is to start with a well-formed problem and then brainstorm a solution to it. What if you turned that around 180 degrees? It sounds counter-intuitive, but you really can innovate by starting with the solution and then work backwards to the problem.

Tongue-Tied: The Cost Of Silence

By Katherine Preston on July 01, 2015 in Out With It
What Orange Is The New Black and Humans of New York teach us about the sadness of choosing to be silent.

What Not to Say to a Depressed Person

By Jean Kim M.D. on July 01, 2015 in Culture Shrink
What isn’t helpful and remains a huge hurdle for the lay public to understand about depression is that it isn’t just a matter of moral failure or weakness or lack of willpower. The following comments are worth avoiding when talking to people you know going through a depressive episode:

3 Myths About Romantic Relationships You Probably Believe

By Peg Streep on July 01, 2015 in Tech Support
When we think about relationships, sometimes our thinking is just plain wrong or uninformed, thanks to the brain... Really,

How to Fix the Decline of Personal Productivity, Part 2

By Ray Williams on July 01, 2015 in Wired for Success
Part 2 of this article provides a number of practical suggestions on how you can deal with the problem and change your habits.

5 Tips for the Parents of Teens Who Make Rudeness an Art

The topic of teens' social behaviors never seem to lose their popularity, but many recent reports suggest that teen rudeness is increasing. What can parents do to bring their adolescents' behavior back in line?

Regret vs. Remorse

The borderline or narcissist is often regretful, but how often do they really fee remorse for hurting others?

10 Best Career Advice Websites

By Brad Waters on July 01, 2015 in Design Your Path
Need career advice? Here are 10 of my favorite career websites for 2015.

Why We're So Hung Up About Facebook Stalking

By Lisa A. Phillips on July 01, 2015 in Unrequited
Your best friend tells you to “stop stalking” your ex on Facebook. You’ve probably told yourself the same thing. Even if what you're doing isn't "real" stalking, it's still not a good idea.
Developments in the Treatment of PTSD Nightmares, Part 2

Developments in the Treatment of PTSD Nightmares, Part 2

Two weeks ago, I posted part 1 of my interview with Dr. Murray Raskind about his pioneering work in the field of PTSD and the treatment of nightmares. Here is the second half of our interview.

Six Ways to Create a Culture of Ethics in Any Organization

Often we hear about unethical and egregious behavior of organizations and their leaders that seem intent on screwing their customers, lying and cheating, and laughing all the way to the bank.Yet, there are many ways that organizations can create a culture that supports and nurtures ethics. And good ethics is good business in the end. What have so many not gotten the memo?

What Is Transgender? A Beautiful Short Film With an Answer

By Mark O'Connell L.C.S.W. on July 01, 2015 in Quite Queerly
Dylan is a short film written and directed by Elizabeth Rohrbaugh, and is based on a interview done with Dylan Winn Garner. The film follows a young trans man as he explains his story, his exploration in the trans community, his family's acceptance of his identity, and ultimately his physical and emotional transformation.