A Law Enforcement A.I. Is No More or Less Biased Than People

By Matthew Hutson on January 17, 2018 in Psyched!
When does it make sense to rely on algorithms?

Three Words That Helped My 13-Year-Old Study Better

Are you a parent who is trying to figure out how to help your child study? Cognitive psychology research might help.

How Suppressed Emotions Enter Our Dreams and Affect Health

We push negative thoughts out of our waking minds and they appear in our dreams, doing little good. How can we find a balance to address negative emotions with positive intent?

The Experience of Fear

By Jennifer Verdolin Ph.D. on January 16, 2018 in Wild Connections
We, and other species, have evolved the ability to rapidly adopt an appropriate strategy to respond to life-threatening, fearful, or aggressive encounters.

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How a Yabut Can Kill a Conversation

Nothing sucks the blood out a great idea faster than the dreaded "Yabut." Yabuts need to feel in control and by adding the word "but" they discount everything leading up to it.

Is Enthusiasm Always Bad in Science?

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on January 17, 2018 in The Human Beast
Scientific literature is designed to omit personal feelings and discourage spontaneity and originality. Is that a mistake?
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Fight Emotion With Emotion

By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on January 17, 2018 in Science of Choice
An important way to enhance self-control is to use our emotions to achieve challenging goals.

8 Ground-Breaking New Psych Books for a Happier 2018

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on January 17, 2018 in Feeling It
Want to boost your efficiency, be happier, and more emotionally intelligent? Take these 10 steps thanks to awesome new books.

The Psychology of Trump's Fake News Awards

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on January 17, 2018 in Intentional Insights
Think that Trump's "Fake News Awards" are a joke? Think again: they are deadly serious.

After an Affair

By Marty Babits on January 17, 2018 in The Middle Ground
After an affair, communication can plummet. Or, if the affair is understood as an opportunity to make long-needed changes, communication can improve tremendously.

The Number One Way to Overcome Infidelity

Moving past infidelity means forgiving the unforgivable. Yet research indicates that forgiveness-inspired relational commitment predicts whether the relationship will survive

Millennials Can't Afford to Not Be Political Anymore

By Mariana Plata on January 17, 2018 in The Gen Y Psy
Are you tired of your government? An active change is necessary and newer generations hold the key to making this happen.

The Inner Life of Animals: Love, Grief, and Compassion

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on January 17, 2018 in Animal Emotions
An Interview with Peter Wohlleben, author of a new book on animal emotions called "The Inner Life of Animals," a sequel to his best-seller "The Hidden Lives of Trees."

The Most Important Sex Education Lesson of All: Consent

By Adam Price Ph.D. on January 17, 2018 in The Unmotivated Teen
How to teach boys when no means no and when yes means no.

Exclusive Interview With Writer/Director of BLOOD HONEY

By Melissa Burkley Ph.D. on January 17, 2018 in The Social Thinker
Jeff Kopas, writer/director of new psychological thriller, talks of the writing process, the "unreliable narrator" trend, and how he convinced Gil Bellows to douse himself in bees!

Let's Commend Fact-Based Thinking: Except with Alcohol

By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on January 17, 2018 in Addiction in Society
Kurt Anderson hates irrationality — except when it comes to alcohol!

How the Flu Spreads

Researchers took an in-depth look at how the influenza virus spread through on Pennsylvania school.

Five Upsides of Conversations With Really Annoying People

By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on January 17, 2018 in In Practice
Tips for how to get something positive out of even the most irritating conversation.

Five Reasons Why Your Romantic Relationships Do Not Last

By Robert Enright Ph.D. on January 17, 2018 in The Forgiving Life
Even if you have had a series of challenging romantic relationships, your new partner and you may be strengthened if you consider the five points described here.

How Can I Retire If I Was Never Tired in the First Place?

By Loren A. Olson M.D. on January 16, 2018 in Finally Out
A "third age" exists between the end of work and before fragility and dependency set in, and people follow diverse pathways of work and leisure in their retirements.

Icon Intimidation and Sexual Predation

By J. Reid Meloy Ph.D. on January 16, 2018 in The Forensic Files
Icon intimidation often stops investigation and prosecution of criminal sexual predation. A forensic psychologist
and retired FBI criminal profiler explain why.


By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on January 16, 2018 in Minority Report
Do you find your partner's emojis to others too flirty or just too much with someone else? If so, your romantic relationship could be victim to "micro-cheating".

Teens and Dangerous Levels of Cell Phone Use

By Michael Ungar Ph.D. on January 16, 2018 in Nurturing Resilience
If we’re going to prevent children putting themselves at risk for mental disorders, parents and communities are going to have to impose some rules and take a lesson from Iceland.

5 Key Skills of a School-Based Bullying Prevention Program

To change the culture of bullying in our schools, we must move beyond the rote punishments and move toward skill-building.

Why Are Others So Successful in Making Lifestyle Changes?

Want to change your life? Three simple findings from the scientific literature may help you.

Personal Growth and the Mystery of the Self

By David Dillard-Wright Ph.D. on January 16, 2018 in Boundless
Thoughts on depth psychology and the mystery of the self.

MLK and Michael Phelps: What's the Recipe for Success?

By Paula L. White M.A. on January 16, 2018 in Shape Parenting
No matter the field—academics, athletics, the arts or activism—some children in varied pursuits grow up to be adults who excel. Here's how parents help to make that happen.
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Become a Sports Emotional Master

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on January 16, 2018 in The Power of Prime
When you compete in your sport, how do you react when you experience frustration, anger, and disappointment? Do you beat yourself up, lash out at others, or just give up?
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Meet Your Family's Future at a Family Meeting

By Brad E Sachs Ph.D. on January 16, 2018 in Emptying The Nest
Even when children approach adulthood, reflecting on your family's past and present lays the the groundwork for a richer and more satisfying family future—for both generations

Swedish Zoo "Zoothanizes" Nine Healthy, "Useless" Lion Cubs

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on January 16, 2018 in Animal Emotions
An email asking, "Do zoos really kill healthy animals?" didn't surprise me at all. Many zoos routinely kill healthy "surplus" animals as business as usual but it's not euthanasia.
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How Mindfulness Can Save the World (Here's One Example)

By Ryan M. Niemiec Psy.D. on January 16, 2018 in What Matters Most?
A story of a nuclear physicist, a wise mindfulness teacher, and one of the toughest decisions a person can make.

Does Your Child Lie?

Understanding why kids fib gives parents better tools for guidance.