Making Peace With Conflict

By Holly Parker, Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in Your Future Self
Conflict isn’t fun or delightful. It runs the gamut from mildly annoying to immensely distressing, and it can damage relationships. But is it intrinsically harmful?

Problem Solving Buffers the Brain Against Anxiety

By David DiSalvo on January 17, 2018 in Neuronarrative
When it comes to managing anxiety, science just lent more credibility to the advice to “stay busy.”

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.

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If Oxytocin and Sex Deceive You, Try Gratitude to Move On

By Rita Watson MPH on January 18, 2018 in With Love and Gratitude
If you are suffering from heartbreak, honestly evaluate your last love relationship, then embrace gratitude and look forward to Valentine's Day with a new perspective on love.

5 Benefits of Asserting Your Needs—and How to Start Today

By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in Think, Act, Be
Responsible assertiveness is a win-win, allowing us to honor not just our own needs but the needs of others.

Yoga Has Real Health Benefits

By Temma Ehrenfeld on January 18, 2018 in Open Gently
Don't dismiss yoga: It plus aerobics leads to more health benefits than twice the aerobics.

Parkinson's Takes its Toll on Family Caregivers

Balancing caregiving with other responsibilities is challenging for many.

The Promotion of Resilience and the Demise of Anti-Bullyism

By Izzy Kalman on January 18, 2018 in Resilience to Bullying
Let Grow is a new organization comprised of leading intellectuals that will promote resilience and self-reliance while turning the tide against antibullyism.

Happines Comes From Within

By Elena Blanco-Suarez Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in Brain Chemistry
Serotonin, the brain chemical that is involved in "happiness," also influences our decision-making and our behavior toward others.

Trump's "S–hole" Remark: What to Say to Our Kids?

By Thomas Lickona, Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in Raising Kind Kids
Not sure whether to talk to your kids about President Trump's reported "s—hole countries" remark, or what to say if you do?
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Finding Peace Within–A New Year’s Wish

By Iben Sandahl on January 18, 2018 in The Danish Way
It's almost like beneath our New Year’s promises there is something written in invisible ink. Other stories—a narrative about not being worth our own weight at all.

Are You Freaking Out About the Pre-K Lottery?

Finding a preschool spot is stressful. Here are some considerations to keep in mind and keep you sane.
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Everything You Do Teaches You

You get smarter all the time—even while you sleep.
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The Old West’s Ted Bundy

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in Shadow Boxing
An Old West serial killer had charm and a smooth-talking manner 100 years before Bundy.

What Do You Ask for in Therapy?

By Israel W Charny Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in Warrior for Life
More than relieving symptoms, psychotherapy is best a learning and developmental process toward increasing respect for life—one's own life and the lives of others.

Are You "Sick Enough" to Need Eating Disorder Treatment?

Do you question whether you are "sick enough" for eating disorder treatment?

Three Non-Obvious Ways of Boosting Your Mood and Energy

By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in In Practice
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9 Time-Management and Procrastination Tips for Smart People

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in How To Do Life
Tactics for managing your time and any tendency to procrastinate.
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Big Little Lies

By Stephen Gray Wallace on January 17, 2018 in Decisions Teens Make
Despite uniformity among children, teens, and adults about the importance of honesty, it often seems in short supply.

The Secret Life of the Cheating Wife

By Wednesday Martin Ph.D. on January 17, 2018 in Stepmonster
These cheating wives challenge all our easy assumptions about female sexuality.

7 Money Tips for Smart People

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 17, 2018 in How To Do Life
Advanced but simple tactics for spending and for investing.

Will Changes to Facebook's Newsfeed Be Good for Us?

By Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D. on January 17, 2018 in Close Encounters
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently announced changes to what people will see in their Facebook newsfeed. Will these changes be psychologically beneficial, as promised?

Moms of Girls: a Good Self Image Starts with You

By Dena Kouremetis on January 17, 2018 in The Unedited Offspring
We actually have to make an effort to appreciate ourselves and verbalize that appreciation to our daughters.

Happiness Is Here

Happiness is right here in this moment, right here in your surroundings, right here in you. Learn to unlock it.

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.

Books to Seriously Boost Your Happiness in 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