The Neuroscience of Fearful Memories and Avoidance Behaviors

By Christopher Bergland on February 20, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Neuroscientists have identified how the brain remembers fearful experiences. And how fear-based memories can lead to avoidance behaviors.

Why do people lie?

By Joseph A. Shrand M.D. on February 20, 2017 in The I-M Approach
Everyone lies, some to save face, others to deceive for personal gain. This blog explores white lies, those untruths we say to preserve our value in the eyes of someone else.

Are Refugees a Threat to Americans?

Are refugees a threat to the safety of Americans? Research suggests we needn't be afraid.

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

A brain region known as the basal ganglia appears to be important in treating and understanding obsessive compulsive disorder.

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How to Stand Firm in a Runaway World

By Svend Brinkmann Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in Stand Firm
Are you buying one self-help book after another without really becoming happy? If so you are likely addicted to personal development and in need of anti-self-help.

Dealing with Fear of Growing Irrelevant

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in How To Do Life
Age often leads to becoming irrelevant. What to do?

Drug Use And Creativity

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on February 21, 2017 in In Excess
A recent systematic review of the psychological literature reviewed all studies that provided empirical data on the relationship between psychoactive substance use.

Could Thinking Positively Be Dangerous Right Now?

Have you started opening the newspapers each day with a sense of dread and disbelief about that latest actions of President Trump and his administration?

Why do only famous people have biographies?

By Robyn Fivush Ph.D. on February 20, 2017 in The Stories of Our Lives
Family stories bind us together and define who we are as a family. Whether you are 7 or 70, it is never too early or too late to start sharing family stories.

What's Ailing Fifty Shades of Grey?

By Stephen Snyder M.D. on February 20, 2017 in SexualityToday
Christian Grey’s dominant tendencies worked as erotica during the Obama years. But many women may soon find egalitarianism and restraint looking better and better.

Fake orgasms

By Sean M. Horan Ph.D. on February 20, 2017 in Adventures in Dating
Though often portrayed on the big screen, research reveals how and why this might happen.

On Always Seeing Things Through the Victim Lens

For a woman to assume that any interaction with a man that feels uncomfortable or demeaning is sexist could be an inaccurate appraisal.

Self-Injury Mortality: A Deadly Crisis

The number of deaths resulting from self-injury is staggering and growing. Over 70% of these deaths occur in people less than 55 years old.

6 Tips Toward Getting Your Book Published

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on February 20, 2017 in Creating in Flow
Anyone serious about turning written work into actual books must do a lot of research into the realities of publishing before sending anything into the world. Here are 6 tips.

I Called the Trump Presidential MO Years Ago

By Stanton Peele on February 20, 2017 in Addiction in Society
Donald Trump practiced his exact method for making the United States a totalitarian state more than five years ago, as I detailed for Psychology Today.

Find a Way

At 1:55 pm EDT on September 2, 2013, Diana Nyad, age 64, reached the shore of Key West Florida 53 hours after plunging into the Bay in Havana, Cuba

What Happens if You Love a Flirt?

Does flirting have a place in on-going relationships or should it be limited to relationship initiation?

Happy-Sad: Charity Fundraising, Grief, and Hope

These events are not called “Cycle for Loss” or “Into the Darkness” for a reason. They are focused on coming out of -- surviving -- something that can be devastating.
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Staying Centered and Calm in an Anxiety-Ridden World

Try these calming techniques to become more powerful when it seems that anxiety has you in its grip and you can’t release yourself.
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Helping Your Adolescent Cope with Significant Loss

Parents can teach their adolescents how to make their way through significant loss when it occurs.

Creative Thinking is no Longer an Option, It's Essential

The future belongs to creative thinkers. The real currency of our time isn't money, it's ideas. You need to become an ideas generator whatever field you work in.

Personality Traits, Emotional Intelligence and Collaboration

There is a strong connection between certain personality traits, emotional intelligence and collaborative potential.

Americans Just Broke a New Record for Stress and Anxiety!

In January 2017, for the first time, the American Psychological Association's Stress in America survey found a statistically significant increase in stress and anxiety in America.

In Defense of Duty

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 19, 2017 in How To Do Life
Duty and responsibility have lost stature to autonomy and creativity--Alas.

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for PTSD in the military

Are you struggling with PTSD and getting limited results from conventional medications and psychotherapy? Virtual reality graded exposure therapy (VRGET) may help.

Gender Wrap

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on February 19, 2017 in One Among Many
The study of gender relations is difficult. The study of gender stereotypes is easier. Here are some results.

Wake Up To the Joy of You: Talking to Agapi Stassinopoulos

By Mark Matousek on February 19, 2017 in Ethical Wisdom
Arianna Huffington's younger sister is a powerhouse of inspiration and creativity.

Do This To Stop Lashing Out At Your Loving Partner

Make your relationship stronger by avoiding those urges to say hurtful things!!

Deserving Therapy

By Megha Pulianda, M.S., LPC-I on February 19, 2017 in The In-Between
Do you need a specific reason to go to therapy? The answer might surprise you.
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Five Management Approaches to Workplace Violence Prevention

By Steve Albrecht DBA on February 19, 2017 in The Act of Violence
Companies can stop workplace violence if they follow these five steps.

Marriage as a Constraint

By Fredric Neuman M.D. on February 19, 2017 in Fighting Fear
Someone may explain a hesitancy to marry in terms of a particular partner. Often, however, there are are more general reasons.Some men and women see marriage as a constraint.
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To Judge or To Non-Judge

By Margaret Moore on February 19, 2017 in Life Changes
Appreciate the value of judgment and non-judgment, which are opposite states, and when to use non-judgment.