What if Your Wife Has Postpartum Depression?

How to know if your spouse needs help and help her get it

Waving Sadly and Yet Joyfully Goodbye

First Day of School Reflections from a Recovering Mr. Mom Newbie

Are You in Love With a Narcissist and Still Hopeful?

Research-based reflections on the possibility of the tiger changing its stripes

What If the Diagnosis of Autism Is Wrong?

There are several reasons why children may be misdiagnosed as autistic.

Art is about Resilience, It Always Has Been

Art therapy is and always has been a resilience-building approach.

Seven Tips for Kissing Like You Mean It

How to make the most of making out.

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Basics of Getting Beyond Trauma

By Kimberly Key on September 01, 2015 in Counseling Keys
Three debilitating things that can happen in a traumatic event. With any complex issue, there are a host of solutions that equal in complexity. This article is going to focus on one, and often missed, solution.

Insight Into Bias

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on September 01, 2015 in One Among Many
Psychologists (and you) love a tale of two minds. Here’s one about how people self-enhance (or efface) and how they know that they do.

This Trait Costs Men Money, But Makes Them Marriage Material

By Jared DeFife Ph.D. on September 01, 2015 in The Shrink Tank
Would you rather have a broke partner or a broken heart?

Which Hair Color Induces Strongest Physical Attraction?

Startling new psychological research challenges previous thinking that hair color is merely about personal preference. Instead a massive consensus appears to exist on which hair color is preferred, and there also appears to be such severe prejudice associated with the tint of your locks, this is possibly as harsh as racial discrimination.

Remembering Blackouts: Interview with Sarah Hepola: Part 2

By Anna David on September 01, 2015 in After Party Chat
In part two of our interview, the author discusses “futon alcoholics,” AA bashers and a child-friendly version of her book (three pages about her cat).

Bounce Back From ADHD

By Lara Honos-Webb Ph.D. on September 01, 2015 in The Gift of ADHD
People with ADHD may fail more than inhibited people because inhibition is in the service of avoiding failure

One Psychologist's Two Cents on Guns

By Frank T McAndrew Ph.D. on September 01, 2015 in Out of the Ooze
Will owning a gun sometimes protect good people from bad people? Yes, of course. Will owning a gun also make a person more likely to be murdered or to die of suicide? Yes, of course. The politics swirling around the touchy issue of gun ownership often ignore the complexity of the problem.

Sex and Singing

By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on September 01, 2015 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
If you want more grandchildren, give your kids music lessons

Your Over-Parenting Can Damage Your Child's Education

Teachers have gone from mentoring students to monitoring students. They're urged to report accounts of unblemished success to the parents. That's not an education.

3 Steps to Decode Your Fight

By Andrea Brandt Ph.D. M.F.T. on September 01, 2015 in Mindful Anger
Are you tired of having the exact same argument with your partner? These three steps can shed a lot of light of your situation.

The Essence of Confidence

By Hendrie Weisinger Ph.D. on September 01, 2015 in Thicken Your Skin
Here's a perspective that can help you build confidence in yourself.

What Extracurriculars Will Help Me Get into Grad School?

By Sherry Hamby Ph.D. on September 01, 2015 in The Web of Violence
What are the best ways to spend your time outside of class to beef up your grad school applications? The Data Doctor responds.

Ten Academic Commandments for College Students

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on September 01, 2015 in Head of the Class
What are some straightforward strategies for academic success that any student can try? Here is a list of ten basic ones that are a great place to start, whether you are a new or a veteran student.

Meet the Methyl Toxic Chemical Family

Earlier this summer, the CDC released a report on a family vacation gone terribly wrong. Back in March, two adults and two teenagers vacationed at a condominium resort in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Unbeknownst to them, a pest control company was fumigating the condo below with the highly toxic chemical methyl bromide.

Donald Trump Has a Sister Fixation

By Stanton Peele on September 01, 2015 in Addiction in Society
Is Donald Trump laboring under some perceived childhood deficiency academically? Does that account for his ceaseless boasting?
Obama’s Heroin Response Strategy

Obama’s Heroin Response Strategy

By Richard Taite on September 01, 2015 in Ending Addiction for Good
The good news is that the Obama administration is making at least some effort to address the horrific accidental death rate from heroin and prescription opioid overdose.

Bad Science Creates False and Dangerous Beliefs

Science is what is used to justify psychiatry today. If it is science at all, it is bad science. Both the pharmaceutical industry and many of today’s psychological theories including those that support CBT, employ the hoax of evidence-based psychiatry.

Excessive Barking Part I: Why Does My Dog Bark?

Does your dog bark excessively? Do you have any idea why? Before you try to stop the barking, you need to know how to address the reasons it's happening. Any other plan just puts a Band-Aid over the problem and never really corrects it.

DON’T Buy Erection Drugs on the Internet

By Michael Castleman M.A. on September 01, 2015 in All About Sex
A recent study finds that 77 percent of Internet “Viagra” is fake.

How Can We Learn From the Unwell Brain for a Healthy Mind?

Neuroscience is a young kid. Given the research boom these days, one cannot imagine that neuroscience, as a field of study, is only 100–150 years old. At the turn of the 19th to the 20th century there were no imaging/scanning devices available available that could provide direct and online insight into the functioning of the brain.

Your Feelings Are Keeping You Stuck

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on September 01, 2015 in Creating in Flow
Using a bit of profanity for the sake of humor and enlightenment, a new book explores feelings and their uselessness in solving your most troublesome life issues.
September is the Other January - Time for a New Start

September is the Other January - Time for a New Start

By Gretchen Rubin on September 01, 2015 in The Happiness Project
Summer is over, and the fall brings fresh beginnings and new possibilities.

What if Your Wife Has Postpartum Depression?

The key to overcoming postpartum depression is to identify it early and be proactive about seeking treatment together. Here is how to help your spouse if you are worried she has PPD.

Examples of the 4 Things Competent Therapists Do

By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on September 01, 2015 in Feeling Our Way
The problem with principles is that they can lead to rules and checklists instead of empathic understanding.

Waving Sadly and Yet Joyfully Goodbye

By Michael W Corrigan Ed.D. on September 01, 2015 in Kids Being Kids
My wife started back to work fulltime. After admirably serving seven years in the trenches of child warfare on the not so tropical resort island known as Imagonna Pullmyhairout, she joined the ranks of the millions who deserve to be awarded a “Stay at Home Mom” Medal of Honor. As a recovering Mr. Mom, this blog is dedicated to all of you Stay at Home Parents.

What Happens When a Narcissist's Love Turns Into Rage

No one like being rejected or left, but for narcissistic individuals, a rejection can become the stimulus for a dangerous over-reaction. If you’ve ever been the target of one of these attacks, you know how frightening it can be. Understanding the cause of your ex’s rage can help both of you cope more reasonably.

How Do People’s Values Change as They Get Older?

By Art Markman Ph.D. on September 01, 2015 in Ulterior Motives
At any given moment in your life, you have a set of values that guide your actions at an abstract level. As an academic psychologist, for example, I value knowledge, and spend a lot of time pursuing it. Success has also been a value for me, and so I have devoted time to my career. My values are not shared by everyone.

The Lure of ISIS

By Saul Levine M.D. on September 01, 2015 in Our Emotional Footprint
Thousands of youth from multiple countries, cultures, religions, and social classes have abruptly left their homes and families to join ISIS, a dangerous, destructive, messianic Islamic self-styled nation (caliphate). They abandon their past values and relationships. become zealous True Believers, committed to their charismatic leaders and their God, dedicated to victory

My Father's Wisdom

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on September 01, 2015 in Don't Delay
My father has always been a source of wisdom in my life. Most recently, he gave me some of the most important anti-procrastination advice I have ever heard.

Are You in Love With a Narcissist and Still Hopeful?

By Peg Streep on September 01, 2015 in Tech Support
It's true enough that most of us hang in far longer than we should in toxic relationships, especially with a narcissistic partner. Some of that has to do with hopefulness that our partner and relationship will change. Is that magical thinking? Looking at recent research....