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A Kinder, Gentler World Starting with Football?

By Elizabeth Wagele on October 06, 2015 in The Career Within You
Seahawks coach Carroll “embraces diversity, encourages free expression, promotes self-discovery and remains positive.”

Adults With ADHD Are More Common Than You'd Guess

By Temma Ehrenfeld on October 06, 2015 in Open Gently
ADHD affects 3 to 5 percent of adults.

Fish Show Coordinated Vigilance and Watch Each Other's Backs

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 06, 2015 in Animal Emotions
A new study shows fish display coordinated reciprocity providing safety for foraging partners; they watch one another's back. The results add to the database showing fish are much smarter than most people assume, and can rightfully be included as members of the sentience club. One researcher notes, "This may also require a shift in how we study and ethically treat fishes."

Creativity Is Memory

By Art Markman Ph.D. on October 06, 2015 in Ulterior Motives
Do you remember the shock you had (perhaps as a teenager) when you realized that all of the characters in your dreams are part of your own memories? Even though, the things they say seem to come from someone else, they have to reflect information from your own memory and experiences.

Becoming The Person I Drank to Be

By Anna David on October 06, 2015 in After Party Chat
Everything I know how to do I learned in recovery. Through that, the personality I craved as a kid has revealed itself to be a part of me.

Reinvent You: The Third Manifesto.

Just about everyone is trying to change their life. Reinventing yourself is becoming essential. The world wants minds and lives to be changed. Reinvention is as necessary as breathing, clean water, and staying healthy.

Inside the Mind of a School Shooter

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on October 06, 2015 in Just Listen
What may cause a person to become a school shooter is when his mind becomes so disorganized that the three brains that make up his triune brain react by becoming "locked and loaded" and focused on a mission to get in and get even with a world that caused him to feel put down and pushed away.

Do You Feel Like a Failure? 4 Things You Should Do

By Peg Streep on October 06, 2015 in Tech Support
Taking a close look at why some people recover from failure, and others don't, and what you can do to help yourself.

Is Your Dog an "Upper" or a "Downer" and What It Means

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 06, 2015 in Animal Emotions
It's wrong to assume dogs are always "up" and ready to bound around without a care in the world. A study using non-invasive methods shows there are marked individual differences in personality among dogs concerning whether they're "glass half empty" or "glass half full" bowsers, just like humans. This information is directly linked to questions about their well-being.

Can Your Child's Friends Affect How Much He or She Learns?

By Garth Sundem on October 06, 2015 in Brain Trust
A study in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology explores how friends influence each other's school skills.

Textual Relations

By Glenn C. Altschuler Ph.D. on October 06, 2015 in This Is America
In Reclaiming Conversation, Sherry Turkle reprises her concerns about the downside of technology on family life, romantic relationships, friendships, education, work, and the public square. By "reclaiming conversation," she maintains that we can restore our capacity for self-reflection, empathy and genuine intimacy. But it won't be easy.

The Upward Spiral of Healthy Behaviors and Positive Emotions

By Christopher Bergland on October 06, 2015 in The Athlete's Way
A new study from Penn State found that people who reported more positive emotions were more likely to be physically active and have healthier habits. Which came first, the positive emotions or the healthy habits?

Radicalized Islamic Youth

By Paul Rhodes Ph.D. on October 06, 2015 in Post Clinical
Why we need socioculturally-informed community-based intervention for radicalized young people.

A Workover: She's Complaining About Her Boss

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 06, 2015 in How To Do Life
Sometimes, the boss isn't the problem.

The Golden Rule in Love Relationships

By Stan Tatkin Psy.D. on October 05, 2015 in The Puzzle of Love
Practicing the Golden Rule can transform a relationship. Couples who treat each other as they would like to be treated create a bedrock of security that will serve them well.

Building an Effective Team Culture

A strong team culture is important to success and member satisfaction. A few coaching strategies can help teams quickly and effectively foster a positive culture.

Criticizing Personal Autonomy

The free person is not the angry loner, willfully standing apart from those who would sap his energies. Nor is she the enthusiastic manager of others, who directs and controls their behaviors - and reaps the satisfactions of her manipulations. Free people are those who recognize the legitimacy of other people’s participation in their own lives

Psychosis and Resistance to Taking Medications

Why do schizophrenics discontinue their medications? Often, this is done for delusional reasons, based on the fact that meds are only partially effective. Incomplete effectiveness of medication and the punitive aspects of psychosis allow for confusion regarding the causes of psychosis, further motivated by desperation of the schizophrenic to find relief.

Get More Sleep and a Better Night's Rest

By Susan Biali M.D. on October 05, 2015 in Prescriptions for Life
Exhausted? Longing for more sleep? If you have a hard time getting yourself to bed, and don't sleep very well once you get there, these tips will help you get a better night's rest.

Age, Gender, Geography And Visual Appeal

By Susan Weinschenk Ph.D. on October 05, 2015 in Brain Wise
What makes people prefer one type of visual design, for example, a website design, over another? How much do age, gender, and geography or culture have to do with it?

How to Develop Mentally Tough Young Athletes

Mental toughness can give kids a winning edge in sports and in other areas of life.

Friend or Foe?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on October 05, 2015 in Your Wise Brain
Being friendly can make you feel confident and happy, have a positive take on other people, and move toward the world instead of backing away from it.

Evolution Tells Us to "Eat Up"

It seems cruel to think about, but are our bodies aiding us in developing an eating disorder? Unfortunately, the answer for some women, is yes.

My College Daughter Hates Me

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on October 05, 2015 in The Teen Doctor
What to do when your college child distances herself.

Do You Say This One Word That Can Destroy Your Relationship?

This word creates a toxic, judgmental and controlling dynamic in loving relationships!

A Flood of Trouble: Handling Natural Disaters

By Judith Coche Ph.D., ABPP on October 05, 2015 in No Ordinary Life
Self-care is imperative during and after a natural disaster like the flooding of the East Coast this week. Join us as Mandy helps husband Jim after his stroke.

The 3 Nonsense Things People Say to Parents

By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on October 05, 2015 in Insight Is 20/20
People make some truly nonsensical comments to parents, which reflect both a lack of empathy and memory lapse of what it was like when their own children were young. Parents hear these three statements all the time, inducing a familiar and powerful cringe.

Why Narcissism, Greed and Power Go Hand in Hand

By Joseph Burgo Ph.D. on October 05, 2015 in Shame
Modern day America has been characterized as both a New Gilded Age and a Culture of Narcissism. It is no coincidence that these two critiques have arisen at the same time.

7 Surprising Ways Your Emotions Can Get the Best of You

Recognizing how your emotions influence the way you think and behave can prevent you from making these mistakes.

Are You Being Treated Fairly at Work?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on October 05, 2015 in Media Spotlight
Studies looking at emotional burnout, absenteeism, and health problems linked to workplace stress are increasingly finding a strong link between these kind of issues and perceived injustice in the workplace. A new study suggests that employees dealing with perceived injustice become more vulnerable to stress-related health problems due to frustration and fatigue.