6 Signs You Don’t Know What Matters

By Steven C. Hayes Ph.D. on February 18, 2018 in Get Out of Your Mind
Does life feel empty and meaningless? Then you might be chasing the wrong goals.

The Shape of Bipolarity

By Russ Federman Ph.D., A.B.P.P. on February 17, 2018 in Bipolar You
Much of what is communicated about bipolar disorder doesn’t come close to conveying its complexities or subtleties.

11 Reasons Women Have Difficulty with Orgasm, and What Helps

By Grant Hilary Brenner M.D. on February 17, 2018 in ExperiMentations
Up to half of women report difficulty with orgasm. Research identifies barriers to sexual pleasure, and provides guidance on how to enjoy intimate experiences more fully.

Saying, and Hearing, the "Thing Which Is Not"

Recent brain imaging studies have revealed that distinguishing between truth, deceit, and irony requires the activation of distinct neural networks.

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Choosing Dogs that can Breathe

By Zazie Todd Ph.D. on February 18, 2018 in Fellow Creatures
Why are breeds such as Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and Pugs so popular despite health issues due to short faces? Appearance and emotion influence people's choices.

"Baldy" Donald Trump

By Fredric Neuman M.D. on February 18, 2018 in Fighting Fear
An account, referencing the bible, of the possible consequences of calling people names.

The Link Between Emotional Avoidance and Eating Disorders

By Jennifer Rollin MSW, LCSW-C on February 18, 2018 in Mindful Musings
Part of recovery is learning how to let yourself feel.

How To Take Action When You Don’t Wanna

By Steven C. Hayes Ph.D. on February 18, 2018 in Get Out of Your Mind
Is your to-do list growing bigger, but you can't make yourself getting started? Read the easy-to-follow steps to overcome inner resistance and start doing the things that matter.

Lessons from Love and Loss

By Frances Kuffel on February 18, 2018 in What Fat Women Want
As we crammed the protesting dervish into her crate for our flight back to New York, my brother said, “You know, you don’t have to keep her. Not every dog is right for everybody.”

Increase Student Success by Reducing Academic Entitlement

One important issue impeding student success involves a personality or attitude variable called academic entitlement.

When You Desperately Want a Raise

Take these steps to take to improve your odds of getting one.

"Make America Great Again," like Reagan and Clinton

An examination of President Trump's campaign slogan reveals roots with Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and a chance to define our own future with equality.

One Mother’s Gut Wrenching Call to End School Shootings

School gun violence has struck this American family twice: A gut wrenching account of what it’s like for a parent and a mother’s plan for stopping the carnage.

Talking With Teens About STIs

By Jon Lasser, Ph.D. on February 18, 2018 in School and Family Matters
Ready to talk to your teen about sexually transmitted infections? An open conversation can bolster prevention efforts.

Teaching in a Time of Hate and Violence

By Josephine Ensign DrPH on February 18, 2018 in Catching Homelessness
In the wake of yet another school shooting and another college campus violent white nationalist event, what are the limits to free speech and firearms in terms of education?

How to Get on the Path to Self Actualization

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on February 18, 2018 in Moral Landscapes
Maslow had advice for those who wanted to become self-actualizers. In his book The Farther Reaches of Human Nature, he gave eight suggestions.

The Shock We Share

We are all affected by this week's shocking news about another school shooting. Here are suggestions about how we can engage in compassionate witnessing.
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Requiem For a Sleepwalker

A family seeks help after a sleepwalker's tragic drowning.

Ice Cream Shops Can Fight Youth Suicide, Too

By Michael Ungar Ph.D. on February 18, 2018 in Nurturing Resilience
We need ways to talk about suicide year round if prevention campaigns are going to work. Corporate partners can help.

Love and Contempt

Contempt is the ultimate in self-fulfilling prophesy. That’s because contemptuous attributions eliminate all chance of improvement.

In Response to Senseless Tragedy, What Can Philosophy Say?

By Jennifer Baker Ph.D. on February 18, 2018 in For the Love of Wisdom
When our tragedies appear senseless, is Albert Camus's philosophy of any help?
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Death By Irony in Modern America

By David Niose on February 18, 2018 in Our Humanity, Naturally
As we watch another tragedy unfold, the inconsistencies of our culture are harder to avoid.

Mass Shooting and the Myth of the Violent Mentally Ill

By Elly Vintiadis Ph.D. on February 18, 2018 in Minding the Mind
Are mass shooters mentally ill? We should not assume that they are.

14 Careers to Consider and Five Overrated Ones

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 18, 2018 in How To Do Life
Top picks from my new book, Careers for Dummies.

Predicting Criminal Behavior

Here's what history teaches us.

What Can You Do for Adolescents Exposed to Traumatic Events?

Trauma & Grief-Focused Group Therapy may provide adolescents a shared outlet for healing.

The Psychology of Expectations

By John A. Johnson Ph.D. on February 17, 2018 in Cui Bono
"What's wrong with expecting people to do what is right? Don't I have a right to feel resentful when they don't?" Find out what is wrong with that kind of thinking.
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7 Steps to Changing Your Narcissistic Responses

If you know you are narcissistic and want to change, you can find a better way to deal with the issues that trigger your rage.

Parenting Effects on Children: What Is Your Parenting Style?

What is your parenting style? Data published in a new research study provides evidence on cultural variations in parenting.

Rules of Engagement

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on February 17, 2018 in One Among Many
When the belief in the gun becomes a sacred value, it is time to switch religion.

The Coming Era of Emotional Machines

By Richard Yonck on February 17, 2018 in The Intelligence Report
What if your technology knew how you felt?

Roadblocks in the Search for Answers

Discussions about the link between gun violence and mental illness often fall prey to a few logical fallacies. A more informed debate promises better outcomes for all of us.

Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous: Does It Make Sense?

By Emily T. Troscianko on February 17, 2018 in A Hunger Artist
I analyse the ABA literature to explore whether or not the translation from alcohol addiction to eating disorders results in coherent and constructive principles and practices.

"My Child is an Addict" -- How to Talk to be Heard

Communicating with kids is not always easy. When adult children are battling addiction, it might feel impossible to speak to them in a way that gets through to them.