He Said, She Said, and a Videotape

By Ira Hyman Ph.D. on October 23, 2017 in Mental Mishaps
Sometimes we get caught telling a whopper. And sometimes, our whopper may not actually be a lie. How should you respond?
Krystine I. Batcho

Why Should We Grieve the Death of a Wild Animal?

It’s natural to mourn the death of a loved one or a beloved pet. But what would it mean to grieve the death of an animal we come upon in the wild?

Optimism Challenge Conclusion

By David Dillard-Wright Ph.D. on October 23, 2017 in Boundless
Optimism enables the belief that life is worth living.
Al Carlisle

The Psychologist and the Serial Killer

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on October 23, 2017 in Shadow Boxing
Former prison psychologist offers the raw data of his interviews with Ted Bundy and his associates before he was known to be a serial killer.

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Can Digital Health Rescue Health Care?

By Dora Calott Wang M.D. on October 24, 2017 in The Kitchen Shrink
Former executives of Coursera, Trulia and LinkedIn turn focus to behavioral health startups.


By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 24, 2017 in How To Do Life
A new approach.

Blood and Chocolate

A rookie NYPD police officer's alllegedly violent conduct raises questions about the department's psychological screening of officer candidates.

8 Ways to Tell Whether Your Relationship May Be Over

Do you know if your relationship is over?

Justin Brannan and the Politics of Hardcore

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on October 23, 2017 in Brick by Brick
“If you don’t like something, it’s up to you to stand up and do something about it.”

Forgetting the False and Dangerous

By G.A. Bradshaw PhD, PhD on October 23, 2017 in Bear in Mind
Scientists say that what zoos teach is "false and dangerous." An interview with educator Kiersten Cluster examines captive-held Elephant psychological trauma.

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Mole Day, Moles, and Brain Behavior

4 Biggest Mistakes with High-Conflict Personalities

Its easier to deal with high-conflict people when we don't make these mistakes.

Why It Takes Years for Survivors to Speak of Abuse #metoo

By Sari Cooper Center for Love and Sex on October 23, 2017 in Sex Esteem
How can people understand the reasons sexual assault & harassment survivors make for keeping their abuse a secret? What impact does this experience have on their lives afterwards?

Ginkgo biloba for cognitive impairment and dementia

Are you curious about the evidence for Ginkgo biloba as a treatment of dementia? Many studies have been done but findings remain inconsistent.

Pragmatics: The Ultimate Buzzkill

By Mendi Baron on October 23, 2017 in On the Verge
Hate being the one to point out the obvious or push things along? Get your teen or young adult moving in the right direction with a culture shift!

The 2017 Nobel in Medicine: Good News for Dream Research

Anything that sheds new light on sleep has the potential to shed new light on dreams, since dreaming naturally emerges out of the state of sleep.

4 Truths about Male Pedicures (Women Already Know These)

By Kevin Bennett on October 23, 2017 in Modern Minds
Why would a man ever get a pedicure? That’s what I always thought until I tried it. Here some things I learned.

Food Addiction: Stop Dieting! Start Rewiring!

By Laurel Mellin Ph.D. on October 23, 2017 in Rewired
Stop dieting! Rewire the circuits that drive food addiction
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Can We "Policy" Our Way Out of Childhood Obesity?

Should we keep funding dietary programs that attempt to address childhood obesity? Hint: They are not working.

18 Ways to Start a New Career Without Incurring Massive Debt

By Brad Waters on October 23, 2017 in Design Your Path
Employers are complaining about an abundance of job openings and not enough qualified candidates to fill them. Here are 18 ideas for getting experience, training, and education.

Ten Reasons Why You Shouldn't Try Psychotherapy

By Loren Soeiro, Ph.D. ABPP on October 23, 2017 in I Hear You
It's easy to come up with a reason not to seek help through psychotherapy -- but not every rationalization really holds up.

The Survival Guide for Living With a Narcissist

Wondering how to make your relationship with your narcissistic mate run smoother? This article tells you what you need to know.

Broken Heart Syndrome Redux: Woman Suffers After Dog’s Death

By Rita Watson MPH on October 23, 2017 in With Love and Gratitude
When our heart is breaking, severe pain can mimic a heart attack and send us to the emergency department as newly reported in the NEJM.

Make Your Sports Goal Setting S.M.A.R.T.E.R.

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on October 23, 2017 in The Power of Prime
Goals offer two essential things that fuel your motivation: 1) a clear destination for where you want to go; 2) a road map for getting there.

How to Propose?

By Jane Greer Ph.D. on October 23, 2017 in Shrink Wrap
Is the question enough?

Are You Sucking the Intelligence Out of Your Team?

By Peter Bregman on October 23, 2017 in How We Work
Discover the one question that can make you a multiplier, a workaround for micromanaging, and the five disciplines of the multiplier leader.

Courageous Parents, Smart Kids

How much does your parenting really matter? New research shows that just believing in the importance of your parenting can make your child smarter. The connection explained.

One Simple Trick for Attracting Your Perfect Partner

By Kira Asatryan on October 23, 2017 in The Art of Closeness
A simple envisioning exercise can help you find someone who wants you to be more yourself.

Our Curious Fascination With Serial Killers

By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. on October 23, 2017 in Wicked Deeds
Serial killers are larger-than-life popular culture celebrities due to the efforts of law enforcement authorities and the media which feed the public’s appetite for the macabre.

How to Complain So Your Partner Listens

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on October 23, 2017 in The Squeaky Wheel
The secret to voicing a complaint without starting an argument.

The Secret Suffering

If you are a parent of a sexual assault victim and not sure what to do, here are some ideas that could be helpful in your journey.

Burger King Video Proves Folly of Relying on Bystanders

By Izzy Kalman on October 23, 2017 in Resilience to Bullying
Burger King's viral video for Bullying Prevention and Awareness Month promotes the most highly touted solution to bullying but unwittingly proves why it has been failing.