Preventing Disaster Through Screening and Assessment

Screening and Assessment Are Vital Tools We Can Use To Avert Disaster

The Compassionate Way to End a Relationship

Of the 47 ways to leave your lover, there's one that hurts the least

3 Reasons Not to Spend Your Money on Things

Science says buying new shoes won't make you happier, but a dinner out might

Facebook Rainbows

On Why Gay Pride Support on Facebook Matters

14 Tips for Parenting in Public

For the times you have felt nudged into parenting in a certain way

How to Learn to Love Networking

"We all want to connect at a deep level."

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What Is Wrong With Dichotomous Thinking

It is said that there are two kinds of people, those who think there are two kinds of people and those who don't. Please discuss.

Beyond the Toddler Years

We are continuing our exploration of the three pillars of human development--Affects (Feelings), Language, and Cognition. This month we wrap up the section of Language by examining the link between feelings and words, a process we call translation.

Bermuda Triangle and the Axiological Triangle

Bermuda Triangle or Axiological Triangle?

How Light Harms Your Sleep

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on June 30, 2015 in Sleep Newzzz
Light exposure alters the ebb and flow in the body of the “sleep” hormone melatonin, which occurs in circadian rhythm.

My Daughter Is Going To College And I Am Terrified

How To Handle Anxiety About College

Sentimental Journey

By Susan Hooper on June 30, 2015 in Detours and Tangents
Summer vacations in my childhood meant annual visits to my parents’ families in New England. This summer I returned to my mother’s Vermont hometown for the first time in decades. I found people and places there that reminded me happily of my mother, her family and my own youth.

Harnessing the Freedom to Choose Success

Arms folded in front of her, Jana tried to remain calm in the face of a challenge from her parents and me. Joan and Ron, successful professionals who had grown up in the drug scene of the 1970s, were stuck. They agreed that her diagnosis of abuse of alcohol ought not to be ignored, but did not want to “crimp her style” or lead her into a rebellion which might lead her to

Empathic and Fun-Loving Rats also Dream of a Better Future

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on June 30, 2015 in Animal Emotions
New research shows rats may dream of the future just as humans do. The rats appear to be "rehearsing totally novel journeys that the animals need to take in order to reach the food” according to one of the researchers.
Postpartum Depression: Whose problem is it?

Postpartum Depression: Whose problem is it?

When a medical condition intersects with several areas of specialization, the focus becomes diluted, thereby making it impossible for it to be given full attention from any one of the multidisciplinary areas of study or practice.

Why Do We Misjudge Others

When we interact with a new person, our judgments are colored by our own past experiences, projections, and expectations.

Is the Modern World More Violent?

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on June 30, 2015 in The Human Beast
If it bleeds, it leads is a truism of news coverage. We all sympathize with the victims of senseless violence, and their families, because we know that it could have been us, and our families. Yet, our world has never been less violent – except in news media and entertainment.

Do This One Thing If You Want To Heal Faster From Divorce

How is it that being with others in the same boat can help so much?

Five Tips to Get More Clients When Networking

We all get a bit nervous when networking. Learn 5 must have tips to expand your client base when networking from media coach Gina Rubinstein.

Why Are U.S. Workers Both Burned Out and Satisfied?

A recent survey of U.S. workers by Staples Advantage found some puzzling results: 53 percent of employees report feeling burned out at their jobs, yet 86 percent of those workers say that they are satisfied. How can this be?

Eleven Facts About Sex I Wish Judges & Lawyers Understood

By Marty Klein PhD on June 30, 2015 in Sexual Intelligence
The justice system requires knowledgeable judges and lawyers. When it comes to sex, most aren't.

Preventing Disaster Through Screening and Assessment

By Kathryn Seifert on June 30, 2015 in Stop The Cycle
Recently we have seen two convicted murderers, Richard Matt and David Sweat, escape prison with the help of two prison employees, Gene Palmer and Joyce Mitchell. It leads us to ask the question, how does this happen?

Let Them Be Plain, Old Kids

This blog is about the myriad benefits of play for children. Too much cerebral focus and too little spontaneous thought can be damaging for creativity, intellect and overall wellbeing.

6 Tips for a Fun 4th of July for Parents of Kids With Autism

The 4th of July is a fun and exciting holiday filled with many amazing activities for your children. However, for some individuals with autism and their families, the crowded public spaces and the crack and shimmer of fireworks can be difficult and uncomfortable.

The Compassionate Way to End a Relationship

Ending a relationship involves pain for both partners, regardless of who initiates the breakup. Although the well-known song proclaims there are 50 ways to leave your lover, the literature identifies 47. People high in compassionate love will be the most likely to use the least painful of these breakup strategies.

4 Things You Should Never Do During an Argument

By Amie M. Gordon PhD on June 30, 2015 in Between You and Me
The last time you got into a fight, how did you act? Did you criticize or roll your eyes as you sat in stony silence? Did you get defensive? Or maybe you were able to joke around and lighten the mood. Although everyone fights, people differ in how they deal with conflict. And it turns out that how we deal with conflict says a lot about the future of our relationships.

Motivation in Education, Therapy, and Parenting

Vengeful parental fantasies often take the form of protecting the child from invented or exaggerated external threats.

The Deep Dark Hole of Depression

Depression is scary to some and familiar to others. But everyone knows how easy it can be to fall into the depression hole. What we all need to realize though is that regardless of whether we fall in the trap or not, we don't have to live there. We don't have to make a home there. This article distinguishes between living in depression and acknowledging that it's there.

3 Reasons Not to Spend Your Money on Things

By Amie M. Gordon PhD on June 30, 2015 in Between You and Me
The other weekend I went to the mall in search of new running shoes. When I arrived, the parking lot was so full that I had to circle around before I found a spot. The stores were equally crowded inside. Apparently none of these shoppers had read Leaf Van Boven's 2005 review article highlighting the benefits of spending money on experiences over material goods.

Your Commute Could Be Killing Your Happiness

If reducing your commute isn't an option, changing your attitude could combat the negative effects of a lengthy commute.

Eating for Optimal Mental Health

In order to improve overall wellness, a whole body approach should be considered. Here we explore the role that nutrition plays in the pursuit of wellness.

Happiness With Life 10: Practice Curiosity

Contrary to popular wisdom, curiosity enriches the cat, not kills it. Learn the benefits to your happiness in being curious and the five strategies to incorporate it into your daily routine.

Can Technology Improve Divorce?

By Wendy Paris on June 30, 2015 in Splitopia
Technology has improved divorce in many ways, such as by allowing people to learn the laws in their state without ever leaving the living room. One website promises to help you choose the right professionals by "crunching" the details of your dissolution style, and steering you toward a customized support team.

"Afraid of Dark": Film Explores Stereotypes About Black Men

By Kyle D Killian Ph.D. on June 30, 2015 in Intersections
"Afraid of Dark" documentary begins a conversation about the stereotypes African American males face on a daily basis.

Wanting to Feel Good, Familiar or Useful?

But what about familar emotions? Do people like, and seek out, familiar emotions more than unfamilar ones? Or, do people merely seek out emotions that feel good?

Humanism: To Think Is to Act

Humanism: Moving towards pre-frontal cortex functioning and moving away from reptilian brain functioning