Can Twitter Tell if You’re Depressed?​

Researchers are working on algorithms that they hope could be used to detect cases of depression and PTSD.

Which Personality Disorders Do Your Favorite Actors Have?

You may believe that all actors have narcissistic traits in a professional that rewards egotism. New research on the personalities of real actors shows you're only partly right.

Do Dreams Really Mean Anything?

By David B. Feldman Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in Supersurvivors
To understand dreams, we must interpret them, as if they were written in secret code. But what if there’s no code and we’ve been reading into a bunch of meaningless images?

Why Are So Few Programs for Survivors of War Scaled Up?

A shift in how we do research can help make findings more relevant to real-world practice.

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Is Killing Introduced Predators "Absolutely Necessary"?

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on January 20, 2018 in Animal Emotions
The bloody decision by some New Zealanders to try to return to what used to be by slaughtering millions of non-native animals is troubling from biological and ethical perspectives.

When You Hate Your Job but Can’t Quit

When You Hate Your Job but Can’t Quit

How to make your days brighter until you can resign.

Forbidden Words: Sexual Health

Talking about about sexual health without people projecting their fears and shame onto it.

Multi-Layered Puzzles

By Marcel Danesi Ph.D. on January 20, 2018 in Brain Workout
Puzzles that are layered with other puzzles can help expand complex thinking. Multi-layered puzzles are designed to do exactly that.

Talking About The Things That Matter

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on January 20, 2018 in Emotional Fitness
When the two of you can spend the entire night talking, you know this is someone you can spend a lifetime with.

Invasion of the Balance Snatchers

By Bryan E. Robinson Ph.D. on January 20, 2018 in The Right Mindset
Do your electronic leashes have a choke hold on you?

We All Have Lying "I"s

By Charles S. Jacobs on January 20, 2018 in Management Rewired
How do we lie to ourselves?

Overdose and Other Drug and Addiction Myths

By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on January 20, 2018 in Addiction in Society
Despite claimed advances in restrictions on painkiller prescriptions, and advances in opioid addiction treatment, drug deaths continue to rise precipitously. What gives?

The Negative Voices in Your Teenager’s Head

A peek inside your teenager's thoughts and 7 ways to help
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Embracing our Dark Sides

The key to self-acceptance is embracing both the light and the dark sides of ourselves. We can do this through self-compassion.

Winning At Life…By Not Losing

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on January 20, 2018 in Intentional Insights
Research suggests the most important thing you can do to win at life is to not lose
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Asexuality is a Lifelong Lack of Sexual Attraction

By Lucia F O'Sullivan Ph.D. on January 20, 2018 in At First Blush
If you have never experienced sexual attraction, like, ever, you may be asexual.

Tips for Smart Gardeners

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 20, 2018 in How To Do Life
A thinking person's guide to getting more from that healing hobby.
Not All Pessimists Are the Same
Not All Pessimists Are the Same
What Would It Take?
What Would It Take?
I Still Don't Feel Loved/Connected/Cared About!
Not Getting What You Need?
Is Depression 'Contagious'?
Is Depression 'Contagious'?

De-crazifying Crypto, Part III: Enjoy the Wild Ride!

By Moses Ma on January 19, 2018 in The Tao of Innovation
Here's some perspective on the wild ride that cryptocurrency is taking us on... and the psychology that is driving it.

Acupuncture for Smoking Cessation, Addiction and Insomnia

Curious about acupuncture for smoking cessation or for management of cocaine addiction or withdrawal? Most findings are equivocal.

How to Say Yes, No, or Some: A Post-"Cat Person" Guide

By Sari Cooper, CST on January 19, 2018 in Sex Esteem
Do you relate to the characters in "Cat Person"? Here are some critical dating and sexual tips for Millennials and beyond.
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One Afternoon with a Homeless Guy

By Steve Albrecht DBA on January 19, 2018 in The Act of Violence
The homeless are not always what they seem.

6 At-Home Options When Your Drinking Is Becoming Too Much

Low-level intervention is a useful starting point for people who drink too much.

Identifying Feelings

Feelings that are denied or dismissed do not diminish in size or disappear; they are intensified.

The Power of Mindset Science for Pain Relief and Health

By Beth Darnall PhD on January 19, 2018 in Less Pain, Fewer Pills
Psychological factors influence the experience of pain, how well treatments work, and whether pain resolves. Mindset science for pain relief is key to recovery and well-being.

9 Proven Strategies to Help You Change Problematic Behaviors

By David Susman, Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in The Recovery Coach
Use science-based tactics to tackle those pesky bad habits.

The New Mental Health Parity: Women Surge in ADHD, Binges

By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in Addiction in Society
Women are changing in the frequency with which they display behavioral disorders, or at least in the ways and types of substances they consume.

Enhancing Inhibitory Learning in Exposure-Based Treatments

You (or your patient) did the hard work required in exposure-based treatment. Now, find out how to maximize post-therapy gains.

False Humility

In a society that espouses the virtues of humility while also promoting self-importance, inferiority emerges as one way that we try to reconcile these two disparate ideals.

What Makes a Country Great?

By Sheila Kohler on January 19, 2018 in Dreaming for Freud
How can we institute the necessary freedoms for people to flourish, to preserve our natural world from pollution of the air and waters, and at the same time keep the peace?

Superstitious Learning and Groundhog Day

By Ryan Smerek, Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in Learning at Work
How can we recognize and promote valid learning in organizations?
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The Psychology of Racism

By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in Out of the Darkness
Racism is not "natural." It is a psychological defense mechanism that some people use in response to feelings of inadequacy and insecurity.