Women Rising

Women rule when it comes to vet schools and, increasingly, med schools too!

What’s the Key Imperative for Lasting Love?

One thing most distinguishes romantic love from a more mature, adult love.

Our Children's Children's Children*

Would we recognize our 26th Century descendants as human?

How Our Habits Affect Our Dreams

Choose your own adventure dreaming

Social Influence About Risk Differs for Teens and Adults

Teens beliefs about risk are strongly influenced by other people.

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CROSSING THE BOUNDARIES

Should a woman act or become submissive because a man uses power gestures? Does he cue her to be acquiescent with his expansive, powerful, dominating behaviors?

Decision-making 401

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on May 30, 2015 in Memory Medic
You can learn how to make better decisions.

Anger Management Failures about "Healthy" Anger

Anger in all animals carries a powerful motivation to prevail, dominate, or retaliate.

A Workover: A Sales Trainer Wants to Move into a Nonprofit

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 30, 2015 in How To Do Life
Advice I gave to a caller to my NPR-San Francisco radio program.

Superhero Therapy: Fears Do Not Make Heroes Any Less Heroic

Superhero Therapy star Dr. Janina Scarlet looks at heroes who feel fear. Storm of the X-Men often experiences crippling episodes of claustrophobia. As boy, Bruce Wayne becomes afraid of bats. Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter stories endures crushing arachnophobia. How do these heroes cope with their own fears and find the courage to do the right thing nevertheless?

Clinician’s Corner: Starting Your Practice

A book titled “How We Build Our Dream Practice: Innovative Ideas for Building Yours” provides an excellent resource on how to manage your thoughts and fears about jumping into independent practice.

Three Potential Lessons from the Dennis Hastert Abuse Story

As the Dennis Hastert story unfolds, let’s remind ourselves that in order to maximize the safety of children and teens everywhere, we must be vigilant about who has access to and power over our precious children and just because someone is smart, charming, and successful doesn’t mean that they won’t take advantage of children if given the opportunity to do.

What's he Most Important Decision You’ve Ever Made?

Life is full of choices and although we may not ponder each decision we make, some can turn out to have surprisingly important effects on our happiness. Use this 10-item quiz to take stock of the ones you’ve made and ask yourself which have had the greatest impact on the direction your life has taken.

Healing Anxiety Naturally

The original and best remedy for fear is a safe relationship: initimacy is the mother of all anxiety tonics.

Hallowed Halls and Stage Lights

By Susan Hooper on May 30, 2015 in Detours and Tangents
The landscape of the past has many points of entry. I walked through one of them when I revisited the building where I went to high school and the stage where I had been a student performer.

Bribery as Medical Treatment

Smokers are being bribed to give up their habit. This risks turning all human conduct into a disease.

A Crash Course on Gender Differences - Session 4

By Eyal Winter on May 30, 2015 in Feeling Smart
Jealousy, cheating and evolution

Why Dieters Fail?

A common pattern of failures for chronic dieters and addicts occur when they “fall off the wagon” by violating their diets or consuming the addictive substance.

Dr. Louis CK

By Christa Smith Psy.D. on May 29, 2015 in Shift
What a comedian can teach us about growing up

Buyer Beware (4)

When making serious life decisions do not rely on the casual advice of friends. Check it out for yourselves and do so very carefully.
You will have a long time to repent any mistakes.
Raising Happily Productive Kids in Every Kind of Family

Raising Happily Productive Kids in Every Kind of Family

What works to support children’s optimal development works, whether you’re raising your kids in a traditional family, in the midst of divorce, part of a gay couple, or doing anything else that doesn’t look like ‘Leave It to Beaver.’ Here are ten rules for raising happily productive kids, no matter what kind of family you’re creating.

Women Rising

By David P. Barash Ph.D. on May 29, 2015 in Pura Vida
My own daughters' accomplishments reflect what's going on in American society generally
New Ways to Happiness with Strengths

New Ways to Happiness with Strengths

Need a happiness boost? Looking for more meaning in life? Trying to reach a goal? A new pathway to reach these benefits is to identify your signature strengths (your best personality characteristics) and use them in a new way each day. Research on strengths has repeatedly found this intervention...

2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee Wows the Nation

It couldn’t have been better. America’s sharpest and brightest middle-school spellers wowed the world at the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee—arguably one of ESPN’s most thrilling sporting events of the year.

The Ethics of Extra Credit: A Case to Ponder

Extra credit is a common, complex and controversial issue. See what you think of this case.

What’s the Key Imperative for Lasting Love?

In the idyllic state of romantic love, you typically attempt to secure the object of your passion by putting their wants and needs ahead of your own. It’s as though you’re saying to yourself: “So I can make you mine, I’ll make fulfilling your desires more important than my own.” But that relational stance yet includes a crucial contingency clause. . . .

Our Children's Children's Children*

On top of old worries about whether humankind will survive the next few centuries come new concerns about whether our descendants will even be human in a sense that we would recognize. The centuries ahead could be very interesting, indeed.

Violent Crime Linked to Male Sexuality

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on May 29, 2015 in The Human Beast
In a recent post, I described how women are catching up on men in terms of criminal violence. Yet, the difference remains large and calls for explanation. Much of the gender difference is explainable in terms of male sexuality and societies where men compete directly for mates have more criminal violence.

Is Technoference Wrecking Your Love Life?

Confronting technoference in your relationship: The risks involved in developing an addictive relationship with technology and encouragement to take steps to become less compulsive.

Can Too Many Good Things Lead to Squirrely Mental Health?

By Julie K Hersh on May 29, 2015 in Struck By Living
Managing the good things in life as well as the tragedies can impact mental health.

What's Missing?

If you know what's missing from your life, maybe you can find it.

When a Joke Raises Questions About Mental Health Awareness

As Mental Health Awareness month comes to a close, I hope that we can raise our acceptance and understanding of psychological conditions, whether they be related to OCD, depression, personality disorders or autism, and find something funnier to laugh about.

Don’t Worry. Make an Expansive Move, and Be Happy.

By Steve Sisgold on May 29, 2015 in Life in a Body
Create more happiness and less stress through being aware of our body movements..
7 Tips for How to Feel Less Busy

7 Tips for How to Feel Less Busy

By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on May 29, 2015 in In Practice
Try these practical steps to spend more of your time on your own terms.