If You’ve Seen One, You’ve Seen Them All?

Single experiences sometimes lead to stereotypes. Attention to differences can reduce prejudice.

Good People, Evil Actions

By Ira Hyman Ph.D. on February 27, 2017 in Mental Mishaps
Can anyone become a monster? We like to think that only unusual and horrible people do evil things. But what if anyone, even a basically good person, will perform evil actions?
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The College Mental Health Crisis: Focus on Suicide

College is often said to be among the best times of our lives. Yet today college students are seriously stressed and have few mental health resources. Suicide is a serious risk.

Tired of Putting Things Off, and of Being Seen as a Bore?

By Peter Toohey Ph.D. on February 26, 2017 in Annals of the Emotions
“Another day gone. What are you going to do about it?” Is this what you want to know from your latest watch?

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The Predatory Presidency

By Roy Eidelson Ph.D. on February 28, 2017 in Dangerous Ideas
The White House is using sky-is-falling mind games to disguise its predatory executive orders, falsely warning us these steps are necessary to protect the public from dire threats.

Mark Stewart's Faith Is Room For Doubt

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on February 28, 2017 in Brick by Brick
Mark Stewart of the band The Pop Group told me, “People for some reason say that my stuff is prescient.”

Good Fun

By Bernard L. De Koven on February 28, 2017 in On Having Fun
We must make the distinction. Not just fun, but good fun. Not just laughter, but laughter that comes from the heart, from the depths of the soul, echoes of our shared humanity.

Uncivil Rights

Violent protests aimed at preventing “hate speech” at Berkeley show how dangerous we become when we can’t tell the difference between vile words and real violence.

3 Strategies for Saying 'No'

By Katherine Hawley Ph.D. on February 28, 2017 in Trust
At work and at home, 'yes' can get us into trouble.

Moving out of Life as a Lab Rat

"Lab rat living" feels as if you are “doing time.” There is no psychological engagement with the world, resulting in a limited range and depth of your emotional experiences.

The Cerebellum May Play Unforeseen Role in Driving Addiction

By Christopher Bergland on February 28, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
For the first time, a new comprehensive review puts the cerebellum in the spotlight as a central player behind the neurobiology that drives drug addiction.

Internet Pain Relief

By Mark Borigini M.D. on February 28, 2017 in Overcoming Pain
Let’s hear it for the laying on of the latest operating system.

Active Wives and Passive Husbands

By Stephen J Betchen D.S.W. on February 27, 2017 in Magnetic Partners
Do you and your partner share the same pace?

Why Liberals and Conservatives Think So Differently

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M. on February 27, 2017 in Head Games
Research helps explain the divide between the political left and right.

The World’s Shortest Parenting Course

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 27, 2017 in How To Do Life
Parenting is hard but requires not perfection but using a few guidelines.

Can Countries Lose Their Minds?

To say that a country lost its mind is a metaphoric description of a politically dysfunctional state.

A Really Big Question Pt. 1

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on February 27, 2017 in Ambigamy
Buddies kick the tires on a popular explanation for life: that life energy, vital force, spirit or soul enters matter and makes it come alive. They come away curious.

Food and Sex

Food, sex and the pleasure principle

Is There Ever an End to Nagging?

By Jen Kim on February 27, 2017 in Valley Girl With a Brain
Both men and women claim to hate nagging, so who should change?

Art Therapy’s Ethical Responsibility

A White House spotlight on art therapy generates some illuminating ethics questions for all helping professionals.

Why Money Matters for Meaning

By Clay Routledge Ph.D. on February 27, 2017 in More Than Mortal
New research reveals that economic insecurity threatens perceptions of meaning in life.
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Need Help Coping With a Tough Marriage? A Painful Divorce?

Are coping with a tough marriage, or getting through a divorce, inevitably painful? Here's two factors that can alleviate much of the sting.

Don't Let Them Kill Your Dreams

By Mridu Khullar Relph on February 27, 2017 in Culturally Incorrect
Why does everyone try to dissuade you from expressing your true desires? Here's how to keep those negative voices out of your head and truly go after your big goals and desires

“Why Do We Keep Fighting?!”

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on February 27, 2017 in Ambigamy
Meta-conflict – conflict about why you're having conflicts, is common to all disagreements and the source of a lot of the agitation. Here's how to map meta-conflict.

The Ten Qualities of Great Communicators

By Randi Gunther Ph.D. on February 27, 2017 in Rediscovering Love
Intimate partners still too often continue misunderstanding and misconstruing what they say and hear.

Six Tips for Better Communication

By Melissa Orlov on February 27, 2017 in May I Have Your Attention
'Good communication' is the holy grail of relationships, yet many struggling couples seek it in vain. It doesn't have to be that way.

If I Were a Rich Man

By Miki Kashtan Ph.D. on February 27, 2017 in Acquired Spontaneity
If I truly want to be an agent of change in the direction of a world that works for all of life, I cannot do it alone.

8 Signs Your Elderly Parent Is No Longer Fit To Drive

By Peggy Flannigan Ph.D. on February 27, 2017 in The Examination Room
Concerned about your parent and their driving? Check out these tips to discover if it is time for them to give it up.

Why You Keep Bringing Workplace Stress Home With You

By Douglas LaBier Ph.D. on February 27, 2017 in The New Resilience
Do you think getting more rest and sleep helps you let go of workplace stress when you get home each day? A new study says yes; but it fails to recognize the true solution.
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Earlier School Start Times for Elementary School Students

What Evidence Exists about Relations Between Early School Start Times and Outcomes for Young Children?
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If You Like Chocolate, You’ll Love Peace of Mind

Developing a non-judgment mindset requires us to shift from expectations to preferences.

Putting Things in Perspective

By Robert L. Leahy Ph.D. on February 27, 2017 in Anxiety Files
Are you stressed by everyday events? Losing perspective? Here are five easy steps to take today to let go of stress.

Hero or Victim: How do You Deal With a Crisis?

There are three basic responses to the challenges that come along in life, which one are you?