A Quick and Painless Way to Manage Social Anxiety

One of the most common forms of anxiety people experience involves an extreme fear of being judged by others. Find out how you can identify and cope with social anxiety’s symptoms.

Are You Hiding Behind Your Texts?

By Zack Carter Ph.D. on June 27, 2017 in Clear Communication
Could relying solely on texting with someone you're close with actually be driving you apart from them?

5 Paradoxical Ways to Capture the Elusive Art of Creativity

Have you ever wondered how you can change your brain and lifestyle to be more creative?

Why We Think We Are Invincible

By Jen Kim on June 26, 2017 in Valley Girl With a Brain
Why do people knowingly put themselves in dangerous situations? Science has an answer.

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3 Ways to Find Meaning and Move on From Broken Relationships

Having a hard time moving on? Finding new meaning can make all the difference.

My Days as a Crappy TV Mom

Ever wonder how "Hollywood" moms deal with their fictional versions of themselves and their children? Here is a peek...

Living By Simple Moral Codes Makes Us Worse, Not Better

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on June 27, 2017 in Ambigamy
Always be honest, never dishonest, kind, never unkind, open, never closed. We can't live by such always-principles and we pay a big price for pretending we can.
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Stop Making Me So Anxious!

Consider these five ways to move yourself away from the negative overtones and undertones and back to a centered, peaceful place.

Are You A Parenting "Know It All"?

"Parenthood is a contagious disease," Jeff Terry observes. "It's like smoking. Even though we can witness, firsthand, the devastation caused by parenting, it spreads.”

Mimicry and Attraction in Romantic Relationships

Can simply copying the words and behaviors of a date or mate make them like you more? Find out what research has to say about how mimicry can help your love life…

How Can You Make Your Dream Job a Reality?

By Peter Bregman on June 27, 2017 in How We Work
Do you have a dream you’ve been waiting to make good on? Bernie Roth lays out his formula for following through on your most ambitious goals and dreams.

Why We Believe What We’re Told

In these times, then, it is imperative that we remain vigilant to so-called facts that may in reality be alternative facts designed not to educate and inform, but to alarm and sway

High Temperatures Raise the Risk of Aggression in Dogs

Data has shown that for humans the tendency toward aggression increases as the outside temperature goes up, and now data confirms that the same is true for dogs.

Turning Negatives into Positives When You're Chronically Ill

I thought it would be constructive to take what I tend to think of as the negatives about chronic pain and illness and see if I could turn them into positives.

Cute Puppies Can Make Your Relationship Happier

Can an unconventional intervention involving photos of your partner with a puppy help a relationship last?

Do You Want to Raise Successful Kids?

The way we praise our children can help or hurt their chances for success. And many of us are doing it wrong.

Self-Concept Influences the Tendency To Network

By Art Markman Ph.D. on June 27, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
The phrase “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know that matters” has become a cliché, because it is true. What affects people's tendency to build their network?

An App for Recovery from Anorexia

By Emily T. Troscianko on June 27, 2017 in A Hunger Artist
A new idea for an app to provide a structure for recovery from anorexia – without total calorie counts or bodyweight targets.

Recognizing and Accepting Psychological Distress

By Elyssa Barbash Ph.D. on June 27, 2017 in Trauma and Hope
It is very common for high-functioning individuals to brush-off symptoms of psychological distress, but addressing these difficulties can yield many positive benefits.

How Do We Handle Religion in Mental Health Settings?

By Jean Kim M.D. on June 27, 2017 in Culture Shrink
What is the best way to handle a client's religious views if they differ from your own?

Four Ways Psychodrama Creates Emotional Intimacy

By Marty Babits on June 27, 2017 in The Middle Ground
This visionary modality rewires the brain and renews communication

Three Surprising Ways Nature Leads to Success and Joy

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on June 27, 2017 in Feeling It
Green spaces boost happiness, make you smarter and more creative. So many science-backed reasons to go take a hike!

Sharks and Stoics

By John Sean Doyle on June 27, 2017 in Luminous Things
We have heard it so often it has become cliché. Our thoughts about things, really are different than the things themselves.

What We Know About Gratitude And Giving Back

There is no question that gratitude is good for you. But is it good for society too?

From Outer Space, Three Guideposts for the Resistance

By Roy Eidelson Ph.D. on June 27, 2017 in Dangerous Ideas
For the Trump resistance, chronicles of aliens from outer space offer some surprisingly valuable guideposts about key psychological challenges that lie ahead.

Differences Between Self-Directed and Progressive Education

By Peter Gray Ph.D. on June 27, 2017 in Freedom to Learn
Self-Directed Education and progressive education both emphasize the education of the whole, unique person, but they differ greatly in how that education is best achieved.

Hunter-gatherer Ancestry May Be Why Our Brains Need Exercise

A radical new evolutionary neuroscience theory may explain how our hunter-gatherer ancestors inadvertently hardwired our modern day brains to thrive on everyday physical activity.

Desire for What? Not All Low Desire Is a Sexual Dysfunction

By Marty Klein PhD on June 27, 2017 in Sexual Intelligence
Low sexual desire is a troubling issue. When is it not a sexual dysfunction?

Acuphagia and Eating Metal

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on June 27, 2017 in In Excess
There are many reports of pica (the eating of non-nutritive items such as coal, hair and wood). One sub-variant of pica is the eating of metal. But what do we know about it?

Unable to Bury a Dead Love

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on June 27, 2017 in Obesely Speaking
Pretending to be happy is easier than actually being happy sometimes.

Helping a Mean Child Become Kinder

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on June 27, 2017 in How To Do Life
Tips for parents, teachers, and other caretakers.
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Cops and PTSD

By Ellen Kirschman Ph.D. on June 26, 2017 in Cop Doc
It's National PTSD Awareness Day; do you know a cop with PTSD?

David and Goliath: When Sports Inspire National Pride

By Jenni Ogden Ph.D. on June 26, 2017 in Trouble in Mind
When a small country beats a massive country in sport, we can all take inspiration from that.