The Psychology of Child Torture

What is the common nature of these horrific acts—and the people behind them?
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Binge Watching and Its Effects on Your Sleep

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in Sleep Newzzz
To protect your sleep and your overall health, it’s sensible to keep binge watching in check. Here's why—and some tips from a binge watcher.

5 Benefits of Asserting Your Needs—and How to Start Today

By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in Think, Act, Be
Responsible assertiveness is a win-win, allowing us to honor not just our own needs but the needs of others.

Making Peace With Conflict

By Holly Parker, Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in Your Future Self
Conflict isn’t fun or delightful. It runs the gamut from mildly annoying to immensely distressing, and it can damage relationships. But is it intrinsically harmful?

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Lacking Critical Thought in Prime Time News

Consider the amount of lapses in Critical Thinking present in this interview and, more importantly, why Critical Thinking education is so necessary!

Has the #metoo Movement Gone Overboard with Aziz Ansari?

By Deborah L. Davis Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in Laugh, Cry, Live
Isn't there a difference between bad guys doing bad things, and good guys doing gross things? Why a bad date is not #metoo, a woman's responsibility, and the value of boundaries!

Why Are You Always Thinking about Your Self?

Narcissism ranges from healthy to unhealthy, but is core to who we are. Research reveals brain mechanisms which default to self-reflection when we aren't doing anything else.

Excess Dietary Salt Can Impair Cognition via Gut-Brain Axis

By Christopher Bergland on January 19, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
Consuming too much salt can promote cognitive dysfunction via the gut-brain axis, according to a new study on mice.

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in Social Lights
A professor rethinks the concept of extra credit.

Easy Ways to Teach Kids About Emotions in Daily Life

Observing what your child and other people are feeling, and commenting on it in a nonjudgmental way, teaches children to identify emotions in themselves and others.

7 Stress Management Tips for Smart People

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in How To Do Life
Tactics for preventing and coping with stress.

Is There a Bridget Jones Effect?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in Media Spotlight
Is there really a Bridget Jones effect? New research explores how romantic media content in movies and television can reinforce the fear of being single.

Why your child’s lies may be a sign of intelligence

By Tracy P Alloway Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in Keep It in Mind
Why your child’s lies may be a sign of intelligence - how working memory can boost lying in children

Is Scott Peterson Innocent?

By Mark Godsey J.D. on January 18, 2018 in Blind Injustice
A&E's "The Murder of Laci Peterson" Exposes Psychological Flaws in Justice System

Can Food Supplements Protect the Minds of Aging Dogs?

Old dogs can have a version of Alzheimer's disease and data suggests that this might be prevented by changing what they eat

How Young Are You?

What if you could convince your body that you are younger than you actually are? It may be worth trying.

Your Most Valuable Asset

Now that we’ve gotten your attention, let me just assure you that it’s not your bank account. But then you probably already knew that...

How Do You View Your Partner?

A negative bias can bring down a marriage. When we’re primarily focused on our partner’s personal shortcomings neither partner is happy.

The Handwriting on the Wall: Menu Labeling

Menu labeling—the posting of calories in restaurants in an attempt to decrease obesity and overweight in the population—has been controversial. Does it achieve its goal?

Using Technology to Improve Access to Mental Health Care

How technology can improve mental health care.

If Oxytocin and Sex Deceive You, Try Gratitude to Move On

By Rita Watson MPH on January 18, 2018 in With Love and Gratitude
If you are suffering from heartbreak, honestly evaluate your last love relationship, then embrace gratitude and look forward to Valentine's Day with a new perspective on love.

Yoga Has Real Health Benefits

By Temma Ehrenfeld on January 18, 2018 in Open Gently
Don't dismiss yoga: It plus aerobics leads to more health benefits than twice the aerobics.

Parkinson's Takes its Toll on Family Caregivers

Balancing caregiving with other responsibilities is challenging for many.

The Promotion of Resilience and the Demise of Anti-Bullyism

By Izzy Kalman on January 18, 2018 in Resilience to Bullying
Let Grow is a new organization comprised of leading intellectuals that will promote resilience and self-reliance while turning the tide against antibullyism.

Happines Comes From Within

By Elena Blanco-Suarez Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in Brain Chemistry
Serotonin, the brain chemical that is involved in "happiness," also influences our decision-making and our behavior toward others.

Trump's "S–hole" Remark: What to Say to Our Kids?

Not sure whether to talk to your kids about President Trump's reported "s—hole countries" remark, or what to say if you do?
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Finding Peace Within–A New Year’s Wish

By Iben Sandahl on January 18, 2018 in The Danish Way
It's almost like beneath our New Year’s promises there is something written in invisible ink. Other stories—a narrative about not being worth our own weight at all.

Are You Freaking Out About the Pre-K Lottery?

Finding a preschool spot is stressful. Here are some considerations to keep in mind and keep you sane.
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Everything You Do Teaches You

You get smarter all the time—even while you sleep.
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The Old West’s Ted Bundy

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in Shadow Boxing
An Old West serial killer had charm and a smooth-talking manner 100 years before Bundy.

What Do You Ask for in Therapy?

By Israel W Charny Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in Warrior for Life
More than relieving symptoms, psychotherapy is best a learning and developmental process toward increasing respect for life—one's own life and the lives of others.

Are You "Sick Enough" to Need Eating Disorder Treatment?

Do you question whether you are "sick enough" for eating disorder treatment?

Three Non-Obvious Ways of Boosting Your Mood and Energy

By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in In Practice
Happiness strategies for real life.