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Stressed Out? Put Your Stress into Words

USA Today recently reported that many employees who have experienced prolonged stress from job uncertainties, stagnant pay, and having to do more with less at work are actually burning out. A recent study from the Conference Board revealed that 63% of workers say they have high levels of stress at work, with extreme fatigue and feeling out of control.

Long Road Back, Part II

By Eric Newhouse on November 19, 2012 in Invisible Wounds
An Army Reserve psychologist, Dr. Connie Louie-Handleman, used the "tapping therapy," Emotional Freedom Techniques, on many of her patients in Afghanistan and found it was successful 60 to 70 percent of the time. EFT, however, still needs to be proven scientifically.

Can We Expect Powerful Men Not to Have Affairs?

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on November 19, 2012 in The Human Beast
The Petraeus scandal is a recent example of a well-worn theme from evolutionary psychology. Socially successful men parlay their prestige into conquests in the bedroom. Moralists claim to be appalled. Should they be? Or are we merely observing one of the great truths of human sexual psychology playing out?

Sports' Secret Weapon: Sleep

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on November 19, 2012 in Sleep Newzzz
What's the wonder drug that can help all athletes?

African Americans and Therapy

African American families have a long standing history of preferring to use the bible and religion as a method of coping with life troubles and stress. Some researchers have stated that African Americans may believe that if they see a therapist they may be seen as spiritually weak.

Zen and the Art of Dieting: Part 2

Who diets? While most of us conjure up an image of a person who is overweight and unhealthy this is often not the case. The diet industry and popular psychology have created a “culture” of dieting, especially for girls and women, where many people turn to weight loss efforts because they have learned to be ashamed of their bodies.

Who's Your M?

By Kristine Anthis Ph.D. on November 19, 2012 in Who Am I?
Did you thank your mentor today?

The Neuroscience of Marriage

By Tali Sharot Ph.D. on November 19, 2012 in Our Secret Brain
Have you ever considered the real purpose of going away on a honeymoon? Where did the tradition come from? And is it in fact good for your marriage? Well, we are about to disclose that a classic theory in neuroscience suggests that a honeymoon is likely to enhance your chances of marriage bliss.

The Magical Number Seven, Plus 67,883

How can you learn to remember 67,890 digits and recite them in 24 hours? The main method is called "chunking." It's rather simple if carried out the right way. We show you how. (Photo credit: Bo Amstrup, BT)

Snappy Answers Can Save Your Holiday Sanity

I don't care whether you're Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Shinto or a practicing atheist; if you're female and you have relatives, you'll be making weepy, baby-seal eyes at somebody's casual question while "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" plays endlessly in the background.

The Bond Between Pet And Owner

By John Bradshaw Ph.D. on November 19, 2012 in Pets and Their People
We may refer to cats, dogs and other companion animals as “pets”, but each species has a very different concept of what constitutes an “owner”.

Gratitude is Good Attitude

By Dana Klisanin Ph.D. on November 19, 2012 in Digital Altruism
G is for Gratitude. As a fundamental building block of human happiness, gratitude is one of the most important things you can teach your children. Here are four easy ways to get started today.

Curing the Medical Malpractice Malady

The medical malpractice system costs U.S. households up to $2,500 per year.

How Widespread Is Sentience in the Animal Kingdom?

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on November 19, 2012 in Animal Emotions
A debate on the question "How widespread is sentience in the animal kingdom?" hosted by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) as part of their Sentience Mosaic is now available and contains much food for thought about the extent of sentience among nonhuman animals. There are many surprises and more are sure to come as additional research is conducted.

Sexual Signaling at a Nightclub

By Gad Saad Ph.D. on November 19, 2012 in Homo Consumericus
What are some key factors that augment the likelihood that a man will approach a woman in a nightclub? An observational study conducted in England yielded some rather unsurprising findings.

Why I Brainwashed My Son

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on November 19, 2012 in Singletons
Shortly after his sixth birthday, I told my son he could play any sport he wanted, but not football. Even the pros warn against allowing young boys to play the game.

Penguins in Love and Giving Thanks to Turkeys

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on November 19, 2012 in Animal Emotions
New research on birds show just how emotional and smart they really are. Read about a pair of wild Magellanic penguins who remained lovingly faithful to one another for 16 years and why we should thank, and not needlessly, mercilessly, and unnecessarily slaughter turkeys to celebrate Thanksgiving. Birds should be appreciated and respected for who they really are.

Harness Your Imagination to Break Bad Habits

By Bill Knaus Ed.D. on November 19, 2012 in Science and Sensibility
By tapping into a myth for positive change, you may guide yourself toward what you desire that is within your power to attain.


Parent and child self-awareness

Fifty Shades of Camouflage: Broadwell and Kelley

By Peg Streep on November 19, 2012 in Tech Support
Is the married woman as seductress part of the new normal in the digital age? Or are women just borrowing the masculine playbook?

The Family Pain

By Mark Borigini M.D. on November 19, 2012 in Overcoming Pain
There is unhealthy enmeshment, and illness behavior encouragement. It is a family, and it brings its full psychosocial influence to bear on the pain sufferer, adolescent or child.

Why I Treat Myself Like a Toddler

By Gretchen Rubin on November 19, 2012 in The Happiness Project
I remember reading somewhere that writer Anne Lamott thinks about herself in the third person, to take better care of herself: “I’m sorry, Anne Lamott can’t accept that invitation to speak; she’s finishing a book so needs to keep her schedule clear.

The Limits of Human Reason, in One Dramatic Video

By David Ropeik on November 19, 2012 in How Risky Is It, Really?
Perception IS reality, but if often differs from the facts, and no amount of careful purposeful rational thinking or analysis can overcome innate impediments to pure objective reason.

The Return Of "Mainstream" Republicans?

By Douglas LaBier Ph.D. on November 19, 2012 in The New Resilience
Historically, Republicans maintained their positions while also compromising with Democrats to achieve legislation that benefitted the country. We may see a return to their role as "collaborative adversaries" in the second term of the Obama administration.

Music for the Wounded Soldier

By Kimberly Sena Moore Ph.D. on November 19, 2012 in Your Musical Self
The NEA and the Department of Defense recently announced the launch of a new program at Walter Reed Medical Center where music therapy will be provided as a treatment option for wounded military personnel and their families. Why add music therapy? Consider these three points...

When Jingle Bells Don't Rock

By Helen Adrienne L.C.S.W. on November 19, 2012 in On Fertile Ground
What to do when the stress of the holidays intensifies the stress of infertility or any other stressor.

A Positive Take on Losing Weight

By Jennifer Hamady on November 19, 2012 in Finding Your Voice
You are so much more than a body could ever contain. Know this, and an extraordinary relationship with your body– as well as with your true self– finally becomes possible.

Values Protect Against Media’s Unhealthy Messages

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on November 19, 2012 in The Power of Prime
The same values that have enabled children to thrive in previous generations, respect, responsibility, hard work, integrity, compassion, just to name a few, will help your children resist the unhealthy messages from the popular media.

When Parents Embarrass their Adolescent

Because the appearance of adequacy is so socially important during adolescence, any display of inadequacy can be extremely embarrassing, at the moment painfully setting the teenager apart from friends.

How Shopping Brings Us Together

By Jacinta Francis Ph.D. on November 19, 2012 in In The Neighborhood
High quality retail environments can enhance our shopping experience and strengthen sense of community.