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What Bachelor Nick Viall Teaches Us About Love

Sometimes doing the opposite of what we learn on tv can help us really find love in the real world.

Strong and Kind Negotiation

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on March 10, 2017 in How To Do Life
An interview with negotiations expert Seth Freeman.
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Amazon Partners With Department of Labor

Amazon partners with Department of Labor to put veterans to work.

Salt Intake: Taking Advice With That Proverbial Grain

"Next to air and water, salt is perhaps the greatest necessity of life," wrote Mahatma Gandhi. Do we really know how much salt is too much for maintaining our health?

A Man and His Dog

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on March 09, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story

On Criminology and Politics in the Social Sciences

By Clay Routledge Ph.D. on March 09, 2017 in More Than Mortal
A biosocial criminologist's thoughts on the state of his field, professional challenges, and ideological bias within the social sciences.

What If Your Child Chooses to Do Wrong?

Punishment drives the feelings underground and makes the bad behavior worse. Healing the feelings that are driving the behavior is what prevents a repeat of the misbehavior.

4 Steps to Making Better Decisions

Our inner wisdom is an invaluable tool in making decisions.

Are You a Morning or an Evening Person?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on March 09, 2017 in Media Spotlight
While circadian preferences can change over the course of our lifespan, it is important to recognise how important morningness and eveningness can be in how we think and behave.

An Easy Way to Build Your Confidence Quickly

If you're struggling with confidence in your writing ability, you need to learn how to give yourself some easy wins.

We Need to Talk About Death

Coming to terms with death and dying.

How to Cope With the Trauma of Online Harassment

Have you experienced online harassment? You may be suffering from symptoms of trauma and not even know it.

Unloved Daughters and Mourning the Mother You Deserved

By Peg Streep on March 09, 2017 in Tech Support
Recovering from a pain-filled and difficult childhood is a long journey for most but there's one step that's often overlooked or ignored: Grieving for the mother you didn't have.

Can Modern People Survive in the Wild?

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on March 09, 2017 in The Human Beast
The history of European explorers contains nasty stories of intelligent people failing to adapt to harsh new environments. One exception may be Viking colony in Greenland.

The Psychology of Hate

Who you hate says a lot about you.

If Only

By Kenneth J. Doka Ph.D. on March 09, 2017 in Good Mourning
Guilt can take many forms in grief. Yet, whatever form it takes can complicate grief.
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Feeling an Urge and Then Doing an "Opposite Action"

An important skill from dialectical behavioral therapy.

The Marshmallow Myth

By Nick Tasler on March 09, 2017 in Strategic Thinking
New research suggests that delayed gratification is overrated.

Should Parents Pay For Their Children's Incarceration?

A policy that imposes more suffering on people who are already suffering.
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Should Little Boys Wear Lipstick?

By Mack R. Hicks Ph.D. on March 09, 2017 in Digital Pandemic
How similar are boys and girls? Should we cross-dress them?

How to Stop the Break Up-Make Up Cycle

The pain of ending a meaningful relationship can be so great that many go back again and again to the same partner. Here are four ways to stop the break up-make up cycle.

The Stress (and Depression) of Over-Commitment

Is being 'over-committed' really just a way to avoid depression?

Physical Activity May Be a Drug-Free Elixir for Chronic Pain

Lower levels of sedentary behavior and higher levels of physical activity may be critical for maintaining effective endogenous pain inhibitory function, according to a new study.

What Motivates Cemetery Vandalism?

By Renee Garfinkel Ph.D. on March 09, 2017 in Time Out
Cemetery attacks are not just vandalism—they have psychological and political motivations.

Glenn Mercer's Moment

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on March 09, 2017 in Brick by Brick
Freud claimed that the key to life is both “work” and “love.” In order to be happy, we must develop our own unique interests and achievements.

Sex and the Internet

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on March 09, 2017 in In Excess
The Internet has enabled people’s engagement in a wide variety of online sexual behaviours. For a small minority, such behaviors may take on addictive qualities.

Photography Documenting Mental Illness Draws Criticism

Through her project, feelings of pain and hurt that Melissa held toward her mother were gone, and she found herself feeling greater empathy, acknowledging her mother's illness.

Creating a More Positive Identity

What keeps us from truly being ourselves? When we side with our inner critic, we accept a prescription for our identity that was written by our past but limits us in the present.