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De-Conditioning the Hungry Ghosts

By Tara Brach Ph.D. on September 05, 2017 in Finding True Refuge
To the degree that our basic needs are unmet, desire contracts and we become fixated on substitutes. But, no matter how we are caught, mindfulness and compassion can free us...

When You Should Stay Right Inside Your Comfort Zone

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on September 05, 2017 in Adaptation
Is it really true that nothing good comes from staying inside your comfort zone?

Anxiety Makes Us Perform Better

By Nick Hobson Ph.D. on September 05, 2017 in Ritual and the Brain
Feeling the pang of performance anxiety? It's okay, your brain can benefit from feeling negative emotion.

I Can't Afford That

Are we substituting financial concern for something unrelated?

Anti-Mindfulness

By Bence Nanay Ph.D. on September 05, 2017 in Psychology Tomorrow
Mindfulness works – when it does – in spite of its ideology. This explains the worrying finding that mindfulness meditation often leads to panic attacks and depression.

All Autistic Behavior is Not Communication

By Amy S.F. Lutz on September 05, 2017 in Inspectrum
Parents and providers need to recognize when aggression and/or self-injury is driven by biological factors that can be medically treated.

‘Sonic Attack’ on the U.S. Embassy Likely Psychological

By Robert Bartholomew Ph.D. on September 05, 2017 in It's Catching
'Sonic wave attack' is more likely mass hysteria.

Abstinence-Only Sex Ed: Harmful? Unethical?

By Laurie Mintz Ph.D. on September 05, 2017 in Stress and Sex
A major professional society calls abstinence-only sex ed harmful and unethical. The UN backs comprehensive sex ed, and the WHO defines sexual health as including pleasure.

Unplug, Get Bored, Create

By Lybi Ma on September 05, 2017 in Brainstorm
How spacing out can unlock your creativity. By Manoush Zomorodi.
The New Ambivalence for Warm Weather
How to Cherish Earth
Our National Nuclear Nightmare
Our National Nuclear Nightmare
The Dash to Become Green
The Dash to Become Green
Nature Rx: Two Must See Videos to Get You Off Your Bum
Nature Rx

Are Meaning and Happiness Part of Your Career?

By Peter Bregman on September 04, 2017 in How We Work
Discover how to break out of the trap of success, “leverage up” personal connections to advance your career, and shift from a poverty mentality to one of abundance.

7 Tips for Choosing a Partner Who May Not Abandon You

By Stephen J Betchen D.S.W. on September 04, 2017 in Magnetic Partners
Are you having trouble picking someone who will commit to you?

What Black Women Need to Know About Eating Disorders

By Carolyn C. Ross M.D., M.P.H. on September 04, 2017 in Real Healing
Eating disorders have long been seen as problems primarily affecting white women. That's because they too often go undetected and untreated in black women.

Walking in Rhythm

By Dean Olsher MS, MT-BC, LCAT on September 04, 2017 in A Sound Mind
How will you spend your next hour of free time? You can lie on the couch and stare at Facebook or take an extended walk. Which choice do you think is better for your mood?

Racism Hides Behind The Small Things People Say And Do

By Monnica T Williams Ph.D. on September 04, 2017 in Culturally Speaking
New research finds that White college students who engage in microaggressions are more likely to have racist attitudes.

Sexual Assault on Campus

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on September 04, 2017 in Social Lights
Strategies for first year students and parents.
Flickriver

The Therapist As Saint or Sinner

Therapists must learn how to handle the projections of their clients -- negative and positive -- with sensitivity and curiosity if they are to learn what is behind them.

I'm Not Sure If I Should Break Up With My Girlfriend

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on September 04, 2017 in The Teen Doctor
How To Handle A Relationship With A Depressed Partner
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Hanging Together

By Erik M. Gregory Ph.D. on September 04, 2017 in The Secular Shepherd
The use of collective power for those in need

3 Ways Your Childhood Shaped the Core Beliefs You Hold On To

The simple life lessons you learned in childhood influence the choices you make as an adult.

Embarrassment, Guilt, and Shame

Our possibilities for cooperating depend on respecting other people and courting their regard. Embarrassment, guilt, and shame keep us attentive to those concerns.

On The Evolution of the Serotonin Transporter Gene

By Emily Deans M.D. on September 04, 2017 in Evolutionary Psychiatry
If behavior can be predicted by genotype, we have ethical challenges for the future we can start thinking about now.

What the World Needs More: Social Interest

By Arthur J. Clark Ed.D. on September 04, 2017 in Dawn of Memories
The Most Human Way of Being and Early Recollections

What Kind of Expert Is a Psychotherapist?

By Jonathan D. Raskin, Ph.D. on September 04, 2017 in Making Meaning
I believe that psychotherapists are experts at interpersonal communication. We talk to people and, in so doing, help them have transformative conversations.
Carl Pickhardt Ph.D.

Falling Out of Love with Your Adolescent

When the magic of parenting a child ends, the different, but equally magical, job of parenting an adolescent begins.

Is Vulnerability to Stress Coded in Our Genes?

By Emily Deans M.D. on September 04, 2017 in Evolutionary Psychiatry
The relationship between stress and depression is complicated, but some of it is coded into our genes.

Imagine If The Results Went The Other Way

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on September 04, 2017 in Pop Psych
If your reasoning is immune to evidence, you aren't doing science.

Do I Dare to Read a Poem?

The poets considered most brilliant are the ones who most directly confront our deepest fears.

Revisiting the Google Manifesto

Were there gender difference in the past? It is extremely likely. Do we know if they were like gender differences we see today? No.

Literacy Rampage: So, You Wanna Be Literate?

By Frank J. Ninivaggi M.D., F.A.P.A. on September 04, 2017 in Envy This!
Becoming literate has longer-term implications for major developmental and life transitions.
Health literacy emerges from basic literacy.