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Why Passive Aggressive Behavior Thrives in the Workplace

Passive aggressive workers make for an unpleasant office atmosphere at best and utter sabotage of productivity at worst.

Get Down and Dirty With Your Dog: Bow, Hug, and Tug

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on April 07, 2017 in Animal Emotions
Playing with and hugging your dog can be a great way to maintain a special bond, as long as it's done on their terms.

The Tutor

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 07, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story.
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Is It Worth Trying to Improve Our Wellbeing?

Can the wellbeing of people and populations really be improved? an interview with Professor Martin Seligman.

Do You Feel Disrespected at Work?

Is your workplace disrespectful?

Polyamory: A New Way of Loving?

By Neel Burton M.D. on April 06, 2017 in Hide and Seek
Polyamory and its pros and cons.

Can Religious Identity Inspire Pro-Environmental Action?

Religious identity can shape worldviews, build community, and provide networks of communication. So why is it so hard to motivate adherents to take pro-environmental action?

The New Best Remedy for Health Is a Dog

In California dogs are doing rounds at hospitals. Can a dog heal patients? Here is a personal story about a therapy dog showing that a dog can be the best medicine. Read more...

The Tipping Point Toward Mental Health

By Julie K. Hersh on April 06, 2017 in Struck By Living
Dr. Madhukar Trivedi and Dr. Vikram Patel suggest a change in mental health care to promote early detection and better treatment and ensure longer-term wellness.

MIT Scientists Identify Brain Circuits of Memory Formation

MIT neuroscientists have discovered previously unknown brain circuitry necessary for memory formation. These revolutionary findings defy traditional memory consolidation models.

"Cries from Syria" and Vicarious Trauma and Secondary PTSD

Interview with "Cries from Syria" director Evgeny Afineevsky about the Syrian crisis and the vicarious trauma involved in viewing hundreds of hours of carnage.

Pepsi’s Self-Inflicted Wound: Trivializing Social Action

Trying to push the pop culture envelope again, Pepsi’s ad with Kendall Jenner backfires.

The Gift

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 06, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story on sacrifice.

Working While Black

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on April 06, 2017 in Minority Report
We've heard of African-Americans being racially targeted while driving, a.k.a. "driving while black," but few are aware of another kind of bias.

Glaucoma, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's Disease, and Nicotinamide

By Fredric Neuman M.D. on April 06, 2017 in Fighting Fear
Every once in a while an unapproved treatment seems worth considering.

Can Supreme Court Nominations Be Less Contentious?

What do you really know about the supreme court and the nominations process?

A New Big Five for Psychotherapists, Part II

We can transcend the paradigms in psychotherapy by thinking in terms of systems of character adaptation.

A New Approach to Reducing Depression

Do you want to reduce your symptoms of psychological depression even more? Consider forgiveness therapy.

The Psychology of Job Interviews

By The Book Brigade on April 06, 2017 in The Author Speaks
The vaunted—and often stressful—job interview can be a far more useful tool for finding the right employment fit.

How Will the White House Opioid Task Force Effect Change?

By Indra Cidambi, M.D. on April 06, 2017 in Sure Recovery
It should focus on prescribers and new treatments for success.

College Graduation Reference Confidential

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on April 06, 2017 in Head of the Class
Letters of reference or recommendation are important for future jobs or post-graduate educational opportunities—secure them now, not later.
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Eating Too Much? Your Table Made You Do It

By Peter A. Ubel M.D. on April 06, 2017 in Scientocracy
The key to healthy eating is to make self-control effortless.
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The Passionate Art of Storytelling

By Diana Raab Ph.D. on April 06, 2017 in The Empowerment Diary
Do you feel as isolated from people and their stories? Do you have difficulty telling stories? Here are some reasons why sharing stories unites us, and how to tell a story.

Can You Divorce Your Family?

New research explains that communication is critical in distancing yourself from family.

Semen Quality and the Menstrual Cycle

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on April 06, 2017 in Pop Psych
Biology is costly, and organisms only invest in it when the probability of returns is deemed high enough

Rising Seas

There are four steps we must take today.

60 Sex-Relevant Terms You May Not Know – and Why You Should

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on April 06, 2017 in Living Single
Here are 60 terms related to sex, relationships, sexual orientations, and gender identities, many of which are new or unfamiliar. More than vocabulary is at stake.

Excessive Gaming and Pain Perception

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on April 06, 2017 in In Excess
Some suggests that use of smartphones and videogames can be addictive. However, there is also evidence that such use can have therapeutic benefits, like reducing feelings of pain.

Toward a Quantum Model of Humor

By Liane Gabora Ph.D. on April 06, 2017 in Mindbloggling
The bisociation of incongruous frames or word meanings in jokes is modelled as a linear superposition of basis states, or possible interpretations, in a complex Hilbert space.