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Stoic Truths for a Digital World

By John Sean Doyle on October 14, 2016 in Luminous Things
At every turn there are advertisers ready to sell us an image that speaks to our vulnerabilities and dreams. The Stoics tell us something about living the life we want to live.

The Neuroscience of Finger Length Ratio and Athletic Prowess

By Christopher Bergland on October 14, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Neuroscientists have found a correlation between finger length ratios and brain function. A new study reports that having a shorter index finger may indicate athletic potential.

What Great Parents Do: Are You Doing It?

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on October 14, 2016 in Singletons
75 Bite-size chunks of sensible strategies for raising children. How many do you use?

Your Brain and That "Other National Deficit"

Recent research indicates that our brain's susceptibility to false memories of the past may actually come in handy in our encounters with unfamiliar situations in the future.

Do Shame & "Rock Bottom" Decrease Dysregulated Behavior? No!

Do shaming and "rock bottom" help decrease dysregulated behavior? No! In fact, they can actually do the opposite.

Good Public Speaking Without Fear

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 14, 2016 in How To Do Life
A fear that often can be overcome.
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Getting What You Want

By Tim Carey Ph.D. on October 13, 2016 in In Control
We are all wanters. Every one of us wants lots of different things all day, every day.

Death, the Family Killer

By Jessica Zitter MD, MPH on October 13, 2016 in Life and Dignity
Your loved one is suddenly in the ICU on life support, dying. Is your family prepared to handle it?

How Should Our Diet Change as We Age?

Are we what we eat, or what we digest?

Living Mindfully With Chronic Pain and Illness

One of the most useful applications of mindfulness is to help people accept and adapt to uncontrollable circumstances in their lives like chronic pain and illness.

Everybody's Got a Hungry Heart

But any age sibling can be a threat. Think about it. Your child has to share the sometimes scare resource of your time and attention. A sibling means he gets less.

Donald Trump Is Not the Lone "Grabber"

By Rupert W Nacoste Ph.D. on October 13, 2016 in A Quiet Revolution
Painful for me, I encounter the social reality of sexual assaults in the personal stories young women trust me with in their papers at the end of my social psychology course.

Understanding and Treating Selective Mutism

By Barbara Markway Ph.D. on October 13, 2016 in Shyness Is Nice
Does your child speak freely and easily at home, but not at school or other public places? Find out if your child has selective mutism, a childhood anxiety disorder.

What Is Wrong With Social Psychological Science?

By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on October 13, 2016 in Rabble Rouser
The dysfunctions in psychological science go way beyond replication


By Isadora Alman MFT, CST on October 13, 2016 in Sex & Sociability
Threesomes keep popping up in the media with a given individual's pros and cons. I don't think one can generalize. Each one is unique. Intrigued?

"Whispers From the Wild" Asks Us to Imagine the Unimaginable

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 13, 2016 in Animal Emotions
Renowned animal communicator Amelia Kinkade poignantly reminds us we're immersed in a fascinating world of nonhuman animals who depend on us and on whom we depend for our survival.

Five Tech-Steps to a Meaningful Relationship

If you’re searching for love and a long-term relationship, locating the right partner can be tough. It’s just incredibly difficult to find a great match.

Prevention Is Possible! Exploring the Public Health Approach

Tried-and-true public health strategies help us better understand how child sexual abuse is experienced in our society and allows us to create effective prevention programs.

Homelessness Awareness

By Kate Levinson Ph.D. on October 13, 2016 in Emotional Currency
The stories we tell about money (lacking it or having abundance) are important, and so is increasing our awareness.

What Would You Discover in the "Happiness Museum"?

By Meg Selig on October 13, 2016 in Changepower
What if there were a "Happiness Museum?" Here is what you might find inside--all based on the latest studies about positive emotion and happiness. Get happy here!
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Why Pregnant Women Have Bizarre Bad Dreams

By Michelle Carr on October 13, 2016 in Dream Factory
Pregnant women report 2.5 times more bad dreams than non-pregnant women, and 80% of new mothers report their dreams to be particularly vivid and detailed during pregnancy.
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BDSM as Harm Reduction

By Michael Aaron, Ph.D. on October 13, 2016 in Standard Deviations
Research indicates that BDSM behavior can be used as a harm reduction intervention to provide positive mental health benefits.

Breaking the Trance

By The Book Brigade on October 13, 2016 in The Author Speaks
There are practical strategies parents can take to control children’s overuse of screen media.

10 Ways to Get Along Better With the People You Already Love

By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on October 13, 2016 in Emotional Fitness
Getting along with the people you care for is usually easy, but every now and then we all hit bumps. Use these tips to smooth things out on the road of life.

Trump Unleashes an Avalanche of Truthtelling

By Deborah King on October 13, 2016 in Mining the Headlines
The discussion is now out in the open: decent men and women talk about sexual assault

From “My Bad” to “I'm Sorry": Trump's Evolving Apology

Trump has apologized . . . sort of. He said the words, more than once, yet many voters are unconvinced. Why? We forgive (and often forget), when apologies are authentic.

Wild Chimpanzee Moms Teach Youngsters to Use Tools: A First

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 13, 2016 in Animal Emotions
Videos show mothers transferring termite-fishing probes to youngsters to teach them to use these tools to gather food. All criteria for calling it "teaching" are fulfilled.

In Praise of Nuance

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 13, 2016 in How To Do Life
Toward our being less black-and-white in discussing difficult issues.