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Caught in a Stress Cycle

By Stuart Shanker DPhil on August 12, 2016 in Self-Reg
Stress cycles are impervious to ordinary self-help tips. Like “Devil’s snare”, the more you struggle the harder they grip. So it’s essential to understand when you’re caught in one

Children Who Hate

Children who are alienated push the targeted parent away when what they really need is reassurance that they are loved.

The Psychological Roots of Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go scratches some basic psychological itches
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How to Get Unstuck When You Are Indecisive

Here's a client dialogue centered on strengths work. See what happens when a strength is spotted and is used to manage a problem.

The Emotional Lives of Chimeras: Challenges to Anthrozoology

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 12, 2016 in Animal Emotions
Plans to lift the ban on animal-human chimera research by the National Institutes of Health is a bad idea that raises numerous ethical issues that challenge anthrozoology.

The Drug Free Way to Sleep Soundly

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on August 12, 2016 in Think Well
Here's a surprisingly simple way to beat insomnia without the use of drugs or supplements.

Consequences of Compulsive Sexual Behavior

By Jon E. Grant, JD, MD, MPH, Brian L. Odlaug, PhD, MPH, and Samuel R. Chamberlain, MD, PhD on August 12, 2016 in Why Can't I Stop?
Individuals with CSB (compulsive sexual behavior) may face a variety of medical complications, including unwanted pregnancies; sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS

Thriving in a Gig Economy

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 12, 2016 in How To Do Life
How to avoid it or do well in it.

Natural Remedies for… Pain?

Is your chronic pain starting to wear you down? Natural remedies may be of help.

Subjectivity in Art Evaluation: The Allure of the Auteur

By Richard Smith Ph.D. on August 11, 2016 in Joy and Pain
Is there a more subjective process than evaluating art? It turns out that one reason for this is that we value single authored art over collaborative art.

Can Organizations Help People Thrive?

Are people thriving in your workplace? Or are busyness, uncertainty, and ambiguity leaving them feeling overwhelmed and burned out?

What Is Emotional Intelligence?

By Neel Burton M.D. on August 11, 2016 in Hide and Seek
Emotional intelligence is, in fact, a kind of virtue.

The Community as Agents of Health Policy Change

Communities of color face numerous barriers that prevent optimal health. In African American communities, there are factors that are out of their control that impact men's health.

Mars, Venus, and Infidelity 

Do men and women agree on the definition of infidelity?

5 Essentials for an Office Power Nap

By Linda Wasmer Andrews on August 11, 2016 in Minding the Body
The right napping gear can help you catch 40 winks at work. And that may improve your mood, alertness and job performance.

Why You Want to Be Stretched Outside Your Comfort Zone

By Craig Dowden Ph.D. on August 11, 2016 in The Leader's Code
While some of us may be concerned about stretching beyond our limits, research suggests that this practice can help us maximize our engagement and reach our potential.

Should We Limit What We Take on as We Near Death?

By Paul Ekman Ph.D. on August 11, 2016 in Face It!
We will all age and we all will die; we just don’t know when or how. Does that matter? How should we spend our remaining days?

Facebocrastination: New Research on the Perils of Facebook

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on August 11, 2016 in Don't Delay
A new study in the journal Computers in Human Behavior underscores the self-control challenges of social media. Learn about the effect of students' Facebook habit on well-being.

Narcissist or Sociopath? Similarities, Differences and Signs

Narcissists and sociopaths are often confused for one another, can be tough to spot, and can wreak havoc on your life. Here are 7 reasons why that's so and how to see them coming.

5 Keys to Getting Through Difficult Conversations

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on August 11, 2016 in Wander Woman
Shifts in emotions tell you if someone accepts or rejects your ideas. Here are five cues to look for that will help a difficult conversation have a positive outcome.

Chronic Stress and Mental Illness in Children and Teens

A child raised with constant exposure to chronic stress will negatively impact the still developing brain of the child.

The Struggle and the Triumph of the Olympics

One reason we love the Olympics is that we want to see others achieve incredible things, even through seemingly insurmountable challenges.

Primary Affects

What science is really intrigued with is how feelings work. For ages, Tomkins and others grappled with the following question: How are there only a few discrete responses?

Talking With Kids About Suicide

How do you talk with kids about death when the death you want to talk about is a suicide?

Back to School, Back to Stress: 5 Tips for Autism Parents

For many parents of children with autism and special needs, the days and weeks leading to “Back to School” can be extremely nerve-wracking.

What to Do When Your Parent-Caregiver Is a Narcissist

I wanted to interview Meredith again so I could get some pointers on how the chronically ill can effectively deal with a parent-caregiver who is self-absorbed and manipulative.

5 Myths About How to Deal With a Breakup

Don't fall prey to these misconceptions about what you should be doing to grieve the loss of your marriage or long-term relationship.

Being Nice to Your Boss Isn't Optional

By Temma Ehrenfeld on August 11, 2016 in Open Gently
Don't kid yourself. Social niceties with employers influence how they see your performance.