Just How Important Is Affection In Relationships?

By Sean M. Horan Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 in Adventures in Dating
What role does affection play in commitment, satisfaction, hurt, and cholesterol?

How to Read a Book a Week

By Peter Bregman on February 08, 2016 in How We Work
I was part of a cutting-edge conversation that was going on between great minds. Flash forward too many years, and I am now back in that conversation.

3 Neuroscience Advances That Could Change Your Life

The impossible—healing your brain—looks possible after all.

Why Study Expertise?

The study of expertise has implications for psychology, education, coaching, and artificial intelligence. It emphasizes the positive aspects of the human mind.

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Faux Fun

By Bernard L. De Koven on February 09, 2016 in On Having Fun
There may be good reasons for thinking that fun isn't enough.

Love and the Fear of Loss

By Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on February 09, 2016 in Making Change
Feeling love is magnificent to experience and incredibly painful to lose. This very reality may leave you guarded against love; but you have the power to open back up to it.

Sisters Choosing Him For Themselves

By Robert Burriss Ph.D. on February 09, 2016 in Attraction, Evolved
Research shows that women value physical attractiveness more when choosing a partner for themselves than for a sister.

The “Airbag” of Depersonalization: Shield or Disorder?

By Elena Bezzubova on February 09, 2016 in The Search for Self
The painful experience of unreality safeguards from a danger.

A Piano Tuner's Tempo

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 09, 2016 in How To Do Life
Romancing an introvert.

Call for Submissions: Virtual Sexualities Blog Anthology

Is there an app for that? Online environments have transformed possibilities for human interaction, and sexual identity and sexual expression are no exception.

Why It's So Important to Banter With Young Children

By Erin Leyba LCSW, Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 in Joyful Parenting
Banter, or informal and spontaneous chatting, joking, and storytelling, builds a foundation for knowledge, skills, and relationships.

What Einstein Knew About Parenting

By Erin Leyba LCSW, Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 in Joyful Parenting
Thanks, Einstein, for the theory of relativity and this other stuff too.

7 Steps To A Guiltless Breakup From A Narcissist

Labeling the other person as pathological to justify leaving them is one way to avoid intimacy. We don’t see how we repeatedly transform each other into what we don't want.

More Proof That Aerobic Exercise Can Make Your Brain Bigger

By Christopher Bergland on February 08, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
New research confirms that sustained aerobic exercise stimulates the birth of new neurons in the adult brain. This process may improve learning and memory, especially as we age.

Trauma Tips for Understanding and Healing—Part 1 of 4

By Dan Mager MSW on February 08, 2016 in Some Assembly Required
Whether or not a traumatic event involves serious injury or death, trauma survivors must cope with the loss of their sense of safety and security—at least temporarily.

Fear of Crime and the Allure of Bad Boys

By Robert Burriss Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 in Attraction, Evolved
New research reveals that women who feel vulnerable to crime are more attracted to dominant, formidable men.
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Children & Funerals: 5 Ways to Support

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on February 08, 2016 in Fixing Families
Children often are frightened by funerals for a variety of reasons. Tips on how to support and talk

It’s Lonely at the Top: Why CEOs Need To Embrace Mindfulness

By Ray Williams on February 08, 2016 in Wired for Success
“It's lonely at the top" appears to be truer than ever, and that has serious implications for the performance and well-being of CEOs. Mindfulness practices can be a powerful strate

Scientist-Patient and Family Shoot for a Cancer Cure (1)

What human activities lead to progress in cancer research? One patient's story says that passion, fundamental knowledge and "false" leads will forge the path.

The Synergisitc Components of Schizophrenia

By Ann Olson Psy.D. on February 08, 2016 in Theory and Psychopathology
Psychotic ideation is bolstered by it's characteristics of visceral experience, dissociation and lack of context. Rogerian theory and therapy might be a promising intervention.

Bullies With a Cause

Are we raising a generation of "bullies with a cause"?

Love After 50: 5 Tips for Finding Love Later in Life--or Now

Looking for someone to hug? To hold? To cherish and to cherish you?

The Power Tactics of Donald Trump

By Ravi Chandra M.D. on February 08, 2016 in The Pacific Heart
Jay Haley’s 1969 essay “The Power Tactics of Jesus Christ” came to mind recently. Trump is no Jesus, of course, but we have to grapple with his alarming use of power.
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Depathologizing Sexual Eroticism

Discovering a partner’s surprising porn-viewing habits can be disturbing, but it can also be a gateway to greater understanding and compassion.

What is the Formula for Authentic Living?

By Stephen Joseph Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 in What Doesn't Kill Us
The hunger for authenticity guides us throughout our lives.

A Way to Enlist the Help of the Cosmos

By Susan Rako M.D. on February 08, 2016 in More Light
Is there a way to extend a compelling invitation to Providence?

Can People Fall in Love Through Text Conversation?

By Kira Asatryan on February 08, 2016 in The Art of Closeness
The answer, according to one study, is “probably not.” Learn why!

If Depression Were an Infection

By Ralph Ryback M.D. on February 08, 2016 in The Truisms of Wellness
What if depression were an infection? Although most of us focus on the psychological symptoms associated with depression, these physical symptoms are no less real.

Are You Ready to Commit?

By Randi Gunther Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 in Rediscovering Love
Men and women have new ways of looking at what commitment means for them. Here are some “readiness” guidelines to help decide whether a long-term relationship is for you.

Do We Really Want to Be "Ageless"?

By Kristin Hultgren on February 08, 2016 in The Greatest Chapter
In our fountain-of-youth society, do we really want to be "ageless"? It's time for a critical examination of "ageless" marketing and media.
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3 Surprising Ways to Feel More Loved

By Christine L. Carter Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 in Raising Happiness
Are you focused on romantic love this Valentine’s Day? You’re missing an opportunity! Building stronger connections with others can lead to happiness, health and fulfillment.

When Stereotypes Affect Our Thinking

By Daniel Voyer Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 in Perceptual Asymmetries
Cognitive abilities are affected by many factors. Is the role of gender stereotypes as important as some believe in explaining sex differences in cognitive abilities?

After Three Years, Justice from the VA

By Eric Newhouse on February 08, 2016 in Invisible Wounds
VA finally upgrades former Army Capt. Charles Gatlin's TBI disability rating, but one question remains: Why did it take them three years to read his DoD medical records?