3 Fascinating Discoveries About Laughter

By Todd B. Kashdan Ph.D. on October 24, 2016 in Curious?
Let us travel where scientists seldom tread—everyday, lowly human behaviors. Laughter. What myths do you hold? What truths are you ready to discover?

Are Americans Really Becoming Less Religious?

By Clay Routledge Ph.D. on October 23, 2016 in More Than Mortal
Are Americans becoming more secular or just finding new ways to explore spiritual questions and beliefs?
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Trump's Temperament: Not Narcissistic, But Not Normal

By Nassir Ghaemi M.D., M.P.H. on October 23, 2016 in Mood Swings
Beyond pejoratives terms to scientifically based concepts

Beyond the Gender Binary

By David Ludden Ph.D. on October 23, 2016 in Talking Apes
As academics struggle to reform the English language, they fail to see there’s no problem to be fixed.

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Making Ofrenda with our Clients

Engage children teens and adults with a culturally meaningful art project for Day of the Dead or Halloween

Misuse of Stimulants by College Students

Nonmedical use of prescription stimulants by college students is common. Students who misuse these drugs have a higher prevalence of alcohol use disorder and conduct disorder.

Myth of the Perfect Partner

Mary and Jordan are a couple I worked with fell into a pattern of avoiding sex because Jordan had come on too strong, too directly, without setting a context for the love-making to
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Teach Your Child Athlete Healthy Perspectives

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on October 24, 2016 in The Power of Prime
Despite all that so many parents do for their children’s athletic pursuits, they often fail to provide them with the foundation of all of their efforts: perspective.

Faces of the Narcissist: The Critic and the Judge

Eight tips to protect yourself from a critical and judgmental narcissist.
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Open or Closed Sexual Relationships?

What do we know about consensual non-monogamous relationships? This study is a first step.

Mental Health Support in Humanitarian Settings

Bringing dedicated non-specialists on board can be a feasible and highly effective solution to help alleviate the increased burden of mental health in undersourced settings.

Keeping Life in Perspective

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on October 24, 2016 in Emotional Fitness
I want a low-stress life, and I want to live as fully as possible. I know that keeping things in perspective is a far better way of going on with this (mostly) wonderful journey.

Six Cues That Your Lover Is Selfish in Bed

If you clearly express your needs, and your lover still does not do his best to try to satisfy you sexually, then you are with a person who is selfish and lazy in bed. Get out now!

What Are Migraines, Exactly?

By Jordan Gaines Lewis, Ph.D. on October 24, 2016 in Brain Babble
What exactly are migraines, and how are they different from headaches?

The Crisis of the Ailing Toxic Mother: Caretake or Run?

By Peg Streep on October 24, 2016 in Tech Support
Much has been written about the "Sandwich" generation-but the daughter of an unloving or abusive mother faces a different, more complicated choice without easy answers...

Personality and the Brain, Part 8

Knowing how the brain works, how it specializes for certain tasks and what triggers changes in the brain’s structural connections can help you change your personality.

Moments That Changed Everything

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 24, 2016 in How To Do Life
And how you might change things again.

Secret Service Dogs: How Their Work Is Vital to Our Safety

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 23, 2016 in Animal Emotions
A new book called "Secret Service Dogs: The Heroes Who Protect the President of the United States" explains how these hidden heroes serve to protect presidents and us.
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Can Artificial Intelligence Make Us Happy?
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How Much Money Should You Spend on a Wedding Gift?

Economics & psychological perspectives provide us with different spending values in response to this common question.

When Anxiety Means Suffering, Can Therapy Really Help?

By Tom Bunn L.C.S.W. on October 23, 2016 in Conquer Fear Of Flying
Some therapists intuitively help clients develop right brain self-regulation. Therapists who are not relationally intuitive apply "paint-by-numbers" therapy learned in grad school.

Nutrition Trauma and Traditional Foods and Medicines

Food is either medicine or it is poison, and people who experience traumatic stress require food that is medicine; food that is poison exacerbates the effects of trauma on the mind

Why do Women Vote against their Self-Interest?

By Joanne Bagshaw Ph.D. on October 23, 2016 in The Third Wave
#Repealthe19th is a popular hashtag. Why would a woman vote against her own self interest?

A Sense of Being, in an Evolved Life

By Saul Levine M.D. on October 23, 2016 in Our Emotional Footprint
A sense of Being is a cornerstone, as are Belonging, Believing, and Benevolence (Four B's), in evaluating if we are living evolved lives, which are both meaningful and fulfilling.

"Help Me Stop Thinking About My Ex Girlfriend"

"She’s all fine and dandy, and I struggle with this every day," Jim said after his girlfriend of several years broke up with him. Read on to find out how people like Jim can cope.

Art Therapy: Treating Combat-Related PTSD

Recent research underscores that art therapy's role in the resolution of trauma is evident, but on the whole, it's complicated.

Look Out Below!

It's a good idea to pay attention. It's not a good idea to pay too much attention. But how much attention is too much?

Personality and the Brain, Part 7

After his injury, music literally draws Derek Amato's attention away from other tasks he has to perform.

Matt and Lisa’s Wedding Ceremony

It’s much safer and more convenient to fall in love with your phone.
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The Day After the Election, Will We Still Be Friends?

By Allison Carmen on October 23, 2016 in The Gift of Maybe
Many of us have people in our lives that we have argued with or may not be speaking to because of the presidential election. How can we repair these relationships and begin again?

Stop Blaming the Kids, Start Blaming Bad Social Policies

By Michael Ungar Ph.D. on October 23, 2016 in Nurturing Resilience
Resilience is political. Good social policies may be the most important factor for raising mentally and physically healthy children.

Diagnosing Psychopathy

By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. on October 23, 2016 in Wicked Deeds
Psychopathy is a continuum ranging from those who possess all of the traits and score highly on them to those who have the traits but score lower on them.

Early Memories

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 23, 2016 in How To Do Life
Our strongest early memories may offer clues for what we're like today and what we can be tomorrow.

Sleep Like a Baby With Lactium and Magnesium

Want to reduce anxiety and sleep better, naturally? These two supplements can help.