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The "T" in LGBTQ

By Jennifer O’Brien Ph.D. on November 07, 2017 in All Things LGBTQ
An annotated guide to some definitions and terminology related to variations in gender identity.

My Mother Has Too Many Boyfriends

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on November 07, 2017 in The Teen Doctor
How To Deal With Your Mother's Boyfriend Choices.

A Question Everyone's Afraid to Ask

By Kaja Perina on November 07, 2017 in Brainstorm
The meta-question in psychology is now "What questions are off limits?" Increasingly, the answer is "Any inquiry that interferes with people's sense of how the world should work."

When You Just Don't Have Time for The Meltdown

When kids feel understood, they're more likely to do what we ask, even if they don't see any benefit for themselves. So EMPATHY is your magic wand.

Doping Scandal Imperils Iditarod Sled Dog Race

By Mark Derr on November 07, 2017 in Dog's Best Friend
Dogs have hauled people and their goods around the Arctic for thousands of year. The snowmobile and airplane have nearly rendered them obsolete, except for racing.

Why Am I Attracting So Many Narcissists?

Do you feel as if you are a magnet for narcissists? Here are three simple rules that can protect you from mistreatment.

Awe in Religious and Spiritual Experience

By Andy Tix Ph.D. on November 07, 2017 in The Pursuit of Peace
Recent research is uncovering new connections between awe and spiritual experience.

Guns, Drugs and Mental Health: Crises Everywhere

Life is hard and cries abound. What if each of us chose to become a better person?
with permission from Pixabay

Managing Anger and Letting Go of it: Achieving Inner Peace

Is anger getting in the way of achieving inner peace? Learn when and how to let it go.

Seeing Ghosts In Your Bedroom? It's Sleep Paralysis

By Temma Ehrenfeld on November 07, 2017 in Open Gently
Some people wake up briefly paralyzed, seeing ghosts, or feeling themselves hovering over their bodies. Here's what is probably going on.

Starved for Affection: How Childhood Experiences Define Love

By Peg Streep on November 07, 2017 in Tech Support
The culture tells us to stop whining about childhood and to "move on." But we'll keep repeating the patterns of the past if we can't see them.

Adolescent Identities and Our Biases

Are you wondering what it can mean to affirm adolescence? Let's talk about identities adolescents are coming to understand, and the biases that may be directed towards them.

Messing With Information in Short-Term Memory

By Art Markman Ph.D. on November 07, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
Sometimes the world around you is busy. Other times, it is fairly stable. How does that stability affect what you remember from moment-to-moment?

The Essential Happiness-Skill No One Teaches Us

By Ken Page L.C.S.W. on November 07, 2017 in Finding Love
Few of us are taught one of the greatest happiness-skills of all: learning to bear our joy.This lovely 2 minute practice will teach you exactly how.

Dogs Smell Human Fear and Mirror Our Mood When They Do

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on November 07, 2017 in Animal Emotions
A recent study shows what many have "known" about the power of a dog's nose and its ability to detect what we're feeling. New data show dogs smell human fear and also get scared.

Face First: The Most Attractive Expression for a First Date

By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on November 07, 2017 in Why Bad Looks Good
We size each other up through facial expressions within milliseconds. On a first date, put your best face forward, to ensure a great first date leads to a great relationship

Why Don't Doctors Ask LGBT Kids About Their Identities?

Does your child's sexual orientation receive short shrift from their doctor?

Stress Doesn't Look Like Stress and That's A Problem

By becoming a caricature of a stereotype, stress is now alarmingly misunderstood.

College Student Confidential

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on November 07, 2017 in Head of the Class
Advice that should be shared with college students everywhere on what to do as the semester or quarter winds down.

How Sports Can Make You Healthier and Build Character

Go outside and play! How sports and play provide your child with higher motivation, self-confidence, and social skills.

Why Is It So Hard to Change Minds?

Ever wonder how to change someone's mind about climate change or vaccines? An evidence-based technique from substance abuse treatment may be the answer.

Harvard Epidemiologists' Rx: Moderate-to-Vigorous Exercise

By Christopher Bergland on November 07, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
A new Harvard study on the long-term benefits of aerobic exercise reports that moderate-to-vigorous physical activity may reduce mortality by up to 70 percent.

Ordinary Magic

Intimacy is so often contained in the ordinary moments: a lingering gaze, a brief touch, a hug, a gentle word of encouragement.

Memory Ability Declines After Age 20

By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on November 07, 2017 in Managing Your Memory
Wondering if your memory is normal or not? We’ll help you understand what’s normal, what’s not, and what to do about it.

Can You Create a Magical Workplace Culture?

Do you wish that you could change the culture of your organization? What does it really take to create a culture of motivated, high-performing employees?
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Five Types of High-Conflict Personalities

Understanding five high-conflict personalities can help us to be more careful and effective with those around us.

Why Addicts Make Poor Decisions

By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on November 06, 2017 in Science of Choice
Decision failures could explain why addicts pursue and consume drugs even in the face of negative consequences.

Futile Attempts to Find the "Motive" Underlying Some Crimes

It is necessary to unearth the individual's overall psychological makeup

Learn How to Argue and “Take the Hit"

By Hal Shorey Ph.D. on November 06, 2017 in The Freedom to Change
It doesn’t take bravery to run away from an argument or to lash out and counterattack. So, learn to fight with honor, address the real issues, and have conflict be productive.