The Lonely College Student

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on September 24, 2017 in Social Lights
A professor's advice for students and parents.

The Dark Side of 9/11: Manipulating Trauma for Sympathy

By Jean Kim M.D. on September 24, 2017 in Culture Shrink
The heartbreak of 9/11 held the nation's sympathy. For a few wayward souls, the temptation of receiving that powerful sympathy was worth lying for.
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Can Companies Become Our New Top Universities?

By John Nosta on September 23, 2017 in The Digital Self
Do you really need to go to college when the private sector might just do a better job?

Our Amazing Ability to Quickly Judge People's Personality

Even when we only get a chance to look at a person for a few seconds, our judgment of personality is fairly reliable. What is the reason behind this almost "magic" ability?

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The anxiety busting properties of ritual

By Nick Hobson Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in Ritual and the Brain
Rituals -- a natural and powerful tool to help combat anxiety.

Three Relationship Compromises You Should Never Make

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in The Squeaky Wheel
All long-term relationships involve compromise but some of them can be destructive.

The Oreos Bullying Lawsuit

By Izzy Kalman on September 25, 2017 in Resilience to Bullying
Rather than eliminating bullying, laws often foment hostilities. The current race-based lawsuit against Hand Middle School in South Carolina is a prime example.

Can Therapists Really Share Power with Clients?

By Jonathan D. Raskin, Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in Making Meaning
In asserting that they can share their power equally with clients, therapists mean well but are misguided. Here's why.

Outlook on Alzheimer's No Longer Bleak

options for reversing early Alzheimer's exist.

How Long Does Public Empathy Last After a Natural Disaster?

By Utpal Dholakia on September 24, 2017 in The Science Behind Behavior
The empathy of bystanders peaks quickly, and within a few weeks, it has abated to baseline levels.
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Connecting Authentically in a Wired World

Struggling to define the role of technology in your family's life? (You're not the only one reaching for the fidget spinner.)

How Brands Addict Us

By Douglas Van Praet on September 24, 2017 in Unconscious Branding
Brands are built to let you down and leave you wanting more

7 Steps to Dealing with Criticism

By Harriet Lerner Ph.D. on September 24, 2017 in The Dance of Connection
Dealing with unfair criticism? Here’s what decades of studying relationships has taught me:

How Witnessing Your Wounds Can Curtail Your Anger

How you can reduce being prone to anger at home, in your relationship or in your daily life? Being a witness to your past pain is essential for meeting this challenge.

3 Signs That Score-Keeping is Destroying Your Relationship

Is toxic scorekeeping weighing down your loving relationship? Here are three ways to stop scorekeeping in its tracks!

Anxiety Is a Leadership Tool

By Kirby Farrell Ph.D. on September 24, 2017 in A Swim in Denial
Since leaders use anxiety as a tool to motivate and control their followers, train yourself to recognize anxiety cues.

Hope Versus Depression

By Mario D Garrett Ph.D. on September 24, 2017 in iAge
Could depression benefit from viewing hope as an illusion, and that depression reflects the reality of life? Could depression be a sense of realism closer to the truth?

Marriages Come and Go, but High-Conflict Divorce Is Forever

By Linda Esposito LCSW on September 24, 2017 in From Anxiety to Zen
Are you tired of battling your ex and seeing your kids suffer? A few adjustments can lead to a more peaceful parenting plan.
14 Questions to Ask About the Quality of Your Relationship
The Quality of Your Relationship
Low Brain Cholesterol—Separating Fact from Fiction
Low Brain Cholesterol
Early Adolescence and the Fear of Change
Early Adolescence and Fear of Change
The Winner Shouldn't Take It All
The Winner Shouldn't Take It All
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Stuck in a Pile of Dirt

By Elizabeth Young on September 24, 2017 in Adaptations
As Henry lands on the ground, he knows that his life has just changed forever.

Therapy for Gambling Addiction

By Ryan Howes PhD, ABPP on September 24, 2017 in In Therapy
Gambling maintains the fantasy of success while denying some harsh, cruel realities.

The Weight of the World

By Wendy Lustbader M.S.W. on September 24, 2017 in Life Gets Better
We are not helpless.There is power in the collective will to survive and make life good for those who come after us.
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The Impact of Online Shaming on Young Lives

By Sue Scheff on September 24, 2017 in Shame Nation
Teens are more concerned about online hate and shaming than they are about drugs. They are more likely to turn to their friends for help, rather than their parents.
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I Wanna Be a Serial Killer #3

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on September 24, 2017 in Shadow Boxing
Some people believe that if they follow the example of an infamous serial killer, their aspirations guarantee success.

Expressive Writing Liberates the Mind from Chronic Worrying

By Christopher Bergland on September 24, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Taking a few minutes to jot down your innermost thoughts and feelings can offload chronic worries and makes your brain more efficient, according to a new study.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Dinner at Home or Do We Go Out?

By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on September 24, 2017 in Life, Refracted
Cultural and generational changes in how we approach food color how we use food to express love. We can choose to cook, or gather, organize or ignore opportunities for feeding.

Asian Shame & Perfectionism

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on September 23, 2017 in Minority Report
Asian shame can impact perfectionism. Whether it's the drive to succeed academically, vocationally, or relationally...the deeper fear with Asian perfectionism is being rejected...

Belly Fat and Your Child's Brain

Can playing tag improve your child's grades?

But This Job Isn’t Me!

By Dawn R. Norris, Ph.D. on September 23, 2017 in The Next Step
What's a hidden reason that underemployment can be as bad for mental health as being completely unemployed?

Born Good?

Economists, taking altruism seriously, find mixed evidence parents model it for their young children, stronger evidence that young kids are impressionable in this domain.

The Turing Test for Humans

By Yair Amichai-Hamburger Ph.D. on September 23, 2017 in The Social Net
Are robots gaining the emotional advantage on us?
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Time to Leave Your Therapist?

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on September 23, 2017 in Fixing Families
Therapy is a different kind of relationship but a relationship none-the-less. Like other relationships it's good to periodically step back and see how well it is working

Aging Shrinks the Brain

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on September 23, 2017 in Memory Medic
Age discrimination is not defensible. Each elderly person's mental competence has to be judged on its own merits, not on a negative stereotype of the elderly.

Four Rules for a Productive Sex Talk with your Partner

How many times have you thought if you could just communicate about sex, it would get better, but instead talking seems to make it worse?