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The Transient Hypofrontality Edge

"Transient hypofrontality" is an elegant term to describe the possible mechanism for why running and other physical activity can alter our thought processes.

What Is Healthy Masculinity?

Traditionally masculine characteristics are associated with men's mental health problems. Healthy masculinity may involve a dose of femininity.

Generation X Uses Mental Health Care Services Differently

Changes in the use of psychotropic medications during a 5 year interval varied among individuals in different generational cohorts.

Is Women's History Month a problem?

Does Women's History Month threaten men?
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Cosmic Consciousness

By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on March 13, 2017 in Out of the Darkness
The American poet Walt Whitman was a great spiritual teacher.

Helping Young Children Understand and Build Friendships

By Kyle D. Pruett M.D. on March 13, 2017 in Once Upon a Child
Play, from early in our lives, creates the vocabulary of friendship.

Help for That Buzz In Your Ear

By Temma Ehrenfeld on March 13, 2017 in Open Gently
Treat your anxiety—or try brain-training exercises—to beat ringing in the ears.

6 Ways That Tricks for Falling Asleep Can Backfire

By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on March 13, 2017 in Think, Act, Be
Chronic sleep problems can be demoralizing. What are the potential downsides of tricks for falling asleep? And what's the best way to beat insomnia?

Rugby and the Unbearable Lightness of Being

By Thomas Hills Ph.D. on March 13, 2017 in Statistical Life
Rugby is a grueling, captivating, fairly continuous onslaught of human bodies crashing into one another, with frequent turnovers, occasional breakaways, and fabulous successes.

Admissions (and Job) Interviews in Clinical Programs

The selection process is a window into the program’s vision of what psychology is.

Myth: "As Soon As"

There can be a lot of ideas floating around in our mind that aren’t actually true. They are a series of stories, excuses, justifications, rationalizations, and procrastination.

Love Your Neighbor

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on March 13, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
Compassion and kindness expresses an inner freedom. 

Road Rage: It's Only Personal If You Make It So

Feeling the impulse to retaliate against rude driving is normal. But here are some ways to keep your cool.
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Why We Shouldn’t Fear Failure

Why We Shouldn’t Fear Failure. Sometimes success requires not getting it right the first time. By Philip J. Rosenbaum, Ph.D.
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Murder Buddies

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on March 13, 2017 in Shadow Boxing
Some adolescent friendships go down a dark path, but there are strategies for parents who want to deflect them.

25 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Dogs

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on March 13, 2017 in Animals and Us
Why dogs should not drive cars and other findings from the hot new field of canine science.

The Great Aspie

Loving a partner with Asperger’s can be both challenging and rewarding

Alphabet Puzzles

By Marcel Danesi Ph.D. on March 13, 2017 in Brain Workout
We use alphabets habitually without realizing how they help us make words. These puzzles focus on the word-making feature of alphabets.

Can a Friendship Survive Major Political Disagreement?

Can friends stay friends when they disagree about politics? Here's how strategies like self-determination, curiosity, and respect can help you keep your friendships intact.

Going Abroad Your Junior Year? Plan!

Thinking about studying abroad? If you want to party, go on vacation. If you want to broaden your educational experience, think hard about what you want and how best to get it.

How To Hang In There When Times Get Tough

I know that the pain of life—relationship breakups, job loss, the loss of loved ones, and other traumas—can set you back for quite a while. Living in your pain is not really living

Why Do I Keep Getting Stuck In Jobs I Hate?

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on March 13, 2017 in ExperiMentations
Are you confused about how come you can't find the right job? You may have unwittingly created a "negative motivational environment". Here's how it happens and what to do.

3 Surprising Things About Coffee

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M. on March 12, 2017 in Head Games
Research reveals the psychology of drinking coffee.

Will You Achieve Your Goals This Year?

It's way past New Year's...but where are you with your resolutions?

Avoiding "Fatal Attractions" in Intimate Relationships

Finding the right partner can be challenging. Picking one who will not annoy you or turn you off in the long run can be even harder. Fortunately, research can help...

The Challenges of Clinical Practice in Turbulent Times

Can mindfulness help us stay sane in turbulent times? Even some humorous metaphors can guide us

The Cost of Choosing Not to Have Kids: Moral Outrage

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on March 12, 2017 in Living Single
Married people who choose not to have kids elicit moral outrage. They are also judged as less fulfilled than married people who do want kids. But what if they were single?

What Personal Brand Are You Conveying at Work?

You've heard the old adage you can’t judge a book by its cover, but not so in the workplace. With the new season upon us, it may be time for spring cleaning of your personal brand.

Animal Behavior and Social Media

By David Dillard-Wright Ph.D. on March 12, 2017 in Boundless
What can we learn about human online behavior by watching other species? Social interaction has the potential for both peace-making and aggression.