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Enhanced Interrogation: Is it Psychology’s Only Scandal?

The largest professional body of psychologists, the American Psychological Association, may be weathering this latest storm, but the exposure of its decade-long supoort of torture—despite vehement member opposition—has some psychologists calling for an examination of all the “epistemological and material” violence that psychology inflicts on masses of people.

Eat Right

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on August 24, 2015 in Your Wise Brain
Good nutrition is a key part of maintaining your energy as a parent. Eating healthy helps parents stay good-humored and patient with children, even when the oatmeal starts flying.

With this in mind, here is your daily Mother Nurture recipe, designed specifically with a parent's nutritional needs in mind. It's got just seven ingredients. This recipe is good for anyone.

Is Your Child's Psychiatrist an Autism Expert?

By Amy S.F. Lutz on August 24, 2015 in Inspectrum
Seventy percent of the autistic population suffers from co-morbid psychiatric disorders, yet psychiatrists receive very little training specific to developmental and intellectual disorders. The Developmental Neuropsychiatry Training Consortium hopes to change that.

A Map for Engineering Your Next Innovation [Infographic]

By Jeff DeGraff Ph.D. on August 24, 2015 in Innovation You
In my own work strategizing innovation practices for some of the worlds biggest and best companies, I use the Innovation Genome to find this place of positive tension.

Pervasive Adult Developmental Disorder

Pervasive Adult Developmental Disorder is a conceptualization I developed in because I found the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV categorization system for severe mental illness to be inadequate.

How to be a Groomsgal

Marriage equality is not just for "the gays." Wedding ceremonies and customs are evolving for all couples.

Trumping Frustration Is Not the Same as Trumping Fear

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on August 24, 2015 in Just Listen
Mr. Trump, inflaming people's frustration will "play in Peoria," but what are you going to do about people's fears?

Cheating Ethically?

By Isadora Alman MFT on August 24, 2015 in Sex & Sociability
I can think of no circumstance in which cheating of any klind can be ethical. Can you?

Bright Girls Are Always the Meekest in Class

Research has found the higher a girl's IQ the more likely she was to give up when a question was complex or a task was challenging. Bright girls were more easily intimidated. Bright boys ,were more likely to see not knowing an answer as invigorating. They were not intimidated and more confident than girls even though girls performed better on tests.
How to Turn the Voice of No into the Voice of Yes

How to Turn the Voice of No into the Voice of Yes

By Gregg Levoy on August 24, 2015 in Passion!
There are just as many reasons to say “No” to passions and personal growth as there are to say “Yes.” Here's how to turn that around.

How the "Bonding Potion” Oxytocin May Cure Anorexia Nervosa

Oxytocin is widely known as the bonding hormone for its effects on love and lust between two people in a relationship. Many studies have been performed to determine whether this love potion can aid in psychological disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and depression.Oxytocin is making a big impact in science and is currently being researched to treat eating disorders.
What Does It Take to Succeed in Life?

What Does It Take to Succeed in Life?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on August 24, 2015 in Media Spotlight
A new paper published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology describes one of the most comprehensive studies to date looking at the effects of family background, personality, and intelligence on later success. By studying 81,000 participants over an eleven-year period, researchers found that the American Dream is still alive and well. More or less.

Open the Windows!

Fresh from Nature air is good for body and mind.

Practice Waiting

By Karyn Hall Ph.D. on August 24, 2015 in Pieces of Mind
So many times life is lived at a fast pace. Practice slowing down daily decisions and reactions to make more effective decisions and not act impulsively when you are emotionally overwhelmed.
Is Obsessive Genius Your Model for Mastery?

Is Obsessive Genius Your Model for Mastery?

By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on August 24, 2015 in Tracking Wonder
Obsession has promise. Obsession is in part what advances our cultures of art-making, solution-making, life-making.

But must our risking excellence come at the cost of our humanity?

The Gorilla in the Concert Hall

By David Ludden Ph.D. on August 24, 2015 in Talking Apes
Inattentional deafness can have serious real life—as well as life and death—consequences.

Princess Culture: What Is It All About?

By Susan Scheftel Ph.D. on August 24, 2015 in Evolving Minds
Despite all efforts to empower little girls with more gender neutral or less commercial preoccupations, many little girls insist on buying and wearing clothing and accessories that are very pink, princess oriented and very much a part of consumer culture. What is this all about?
When Should Your Young Athlete Specialize?

When Should Your Young Athlete Specialize?

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on August 24, 2015 in The Power of Prime
This question torments every parent who wants to support their children’s efforts as they pursue their own personal greatness in a sport. If you want your kids to stay healthy, stay motivated, and perform better, the experts and the research say that multisport participation is the way to go. But the messages from our culture tell parents something very different.

Shy, Sensitive, Introverted…and Narcissistic?

By Linda Esposito LCSW on August 24, 2015 in From Anxiety to Zen
The Shy/Covert Narcissistic personality is overcome with worry, ineffective functioning, unfulfilled expectations, and hypersensitivity to stress.

The Surprising Power of Conspiracy Theories

Can merely being exposed to popular conspiracy theories make you less pro-social?
When Parents and Adolescent Get Stuck in a Hard Place

When Parents and Adolescent Get Stuck in a Hard Place

One trap for parents and teenager when in a hard place with each other is to think hard thoughts and feel hard feelings. By doing so, matters get worse. To make them better it helps to violate negative predictions and disempower feelings from influencing decisions.

My Advice to President Obama for Achieving World Peace

By Izzy Kalman on August 24, 2015 in Resilience to Bullying
President Obama, your deal with Iran is a blunder to rival Bush's invasion of Iraq. If you want to earn the legacy of The President Who Brought Peace to the World, you need to forget about placing sanctions on nations that seek nuclear weapon capability and instead put sanctions on those nations that promote the "infidel meme."

Evolutionary Basis to Differences Between Cats and Dogs

Is the denial of evolved behavioral sex differences in humans similar to the idea of denying that cats and dogs differ from each other by nature? (warning: satire alert!)

Which Five Powerful Self-Beliefs Motivate Donald Trump?

By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on August 24, 2015 in Motivate!
Research indicates most people are unable to articulate their own motives. Accurate detection of motivation is even more challenging when assessing others. Do you really know what motivates billionaire Donald Trump?

8 Simple Truths About Raising Happy, Successful Kids

By Suzanne Gelb Ph.D., J.D. on August 24, 2015 in All Grown Up
Parenting doesn't have to be “mysterious” or “complicated." As I’ve found through my work as a psychologist, coach, and family law attorney, supporting families over the past 28 years — raising awesome kids comes down to some “simple truths.” Live these “simple truths” as consistently as you can, and you — and your kids — are likely to be on the right track.

Limiting Abortion to Healthy Fetuses?

By Marty Klein PhD on August 24, 2015 in Sexual Intelligence
To make a point, states are criminalizing abortions that don't exist.

What Men Want

By Ryan Anderson on August 24, 2015 in The Mating Game
Men are only interested in sex right? There's more to it than you think

Zero Tolerance for Delay

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on August 23, 2015 in A Sideways View
Has the fact that so many services have become so much more efficient caused people to become unreasonably intolerant about any sort of delay?

Why Emoji Are Romantic and Belong in the Workplace

By Tim Leberecht on August 23, 2015 in The Romance of Work
Providing a third place between corporate jargon and watercooler chit chat, emoji are a digital form of rebellion against protocol; they allow us to be safely vulnerable, and express ourselves in a more subtle but at the same time more primal way. They take us out of our heads and put us back into our hearts. They make our work lives more meaningful.