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Dont Just Make Resolutions: Make Time for Them

By Laurie B. Mintz Ph.D. on December 31, 2011 in Stress and Sex
Reaching one's goals involves more than just making resolutions. It takes the action steps of prioritizing what is important, closely examining how you are currently spending time, and then finding ways to re-arrange your time to make room for priorities

5 Ways To Feel Good NOW--This New Year's Eve!

We need to be like a kid who is ready to take the training wheels off her bike: at a certain point, it’s time to trust to the universe and let go. Why not make that moment now?

Different Degrees of Trauma

A Series of Articles About Trauma: (1) Are We Born Into Trauma? (2) Different Degrees of Trauma: the "trauma" of birth can be soothed in the first days and months of life - or not.

Musical Dynasties: It (Genetically) Runs in the Family

Your family's musical talent (or lack thereof) may be explained by genetics.

7 Misunderstood Truths About Workplace Trust

What is the most misunderstood word at work? Most of us think we know what workplace trust is and isn't - but the truth is we often don't. Do you?

Improving Memory Involves More Than Gimmicks

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on December 31, 2011 in Memory Medic
Memory is inter-dependent with everything else a brain does.

Christmas, perception, and the lights of Co-op City

By George Michelsen Foy on December 31, 2011 in Shut Up and Listen!
Probably the greatest danger lies in expecting normal life to offer the excitement and fast pace of film and video

Phenomenal Black Women doing Phenomenal Things--Part I

Do you know that there are so many wonderful, powerful, strong, sexy, accomplished, loving, married-with-children Black women out here who are doing GREAT things...but you never even heard of them?

Phenomenal Black Women doing Phenomenal Things--Part II

Celebrate these women as you contemplate your desires and dreams for 2012. Whatever you set your mind to do, you can do it, but success takes a plan and hard work. Regardless of the negative images you see in the media, look around: Bountifully blessed, successful, accomplished, happy Black women are all around you.

Will the 60s Revolution Be Undone?

By George Davis on December 31, 2011 in Modern Melting Pot
Prior to our revolution President Johnson did not create a vision as President Obama did prior to yours. President Kennedy did.

This Year's Juicy Books on Thinking, Persuasion and Language

By Julie Sedivy Ph.D. on December 30, 2011 in Sold on Language
2011 has yielded a slew of smart new books that provide some deep and fascinating insights about what it means to be a thinking, speaking, influencing and influenceable human being. Here are a few of my favorites.

"Warrior" and Willpower

By Jeremy Clyman Psy.D on December 30, 2011 in Reel Therapy
"Warrior" is about two blue-collar brothers, Brendan and Tommy, who ascend to fame and success in the world of Ultimate Fighting (UFC).But below the grotesque veneer of intense hand to hand combat, this is a movie about willpower.

The Depopulated Self

One of my daily goals, as burdensone as it might sound, is to have fewer than 2 messages on my 3 active email accounts (2 university and one personal).

Linehan and Jung as Wounded Healers

By Stephen A Diamond Ph.D. on December 30, 2011 in Evil Deeds
Recently, sixty-eight-year-old clinical psychologist Dr. Marsha Linehan, famous for her fusion of spiritual, cognitive and behavioral treatment known as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, made a shocking and courageous public confession: Linehan has suffered from what she believes to be Borderline Personality Disorder all her adult life.

I Want to Say No to the New Year's Eve Party

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on December 30, 2011 in The Teen Doctor
What to Do When Your Teen Says You Don't Trust Her

How to be better?

By Paul Verhaeghen Ph.D. on December 30, 2011 in Mind: The Gap
LiveScience asked me, and a bunch of other, more interesting psychologists, what New Year's resolutions we should be making, that is, how to fix the things we don't even realize are wrong with us. Here's mine.

The Year in Scandal

By Eric G Wilson Ph.D. on December 30, 2011 in Morbid Curiosities
Why do we love lists of the year's best scandals?

The Speech President Obama Should Make About Bullying

By Izzy Kalman on December 30, 2011 in Resilience to Bullying
The President is being pressured to make bullying disappear from our society. If he really wants to help, he needs to make a speech something like the following.

The End of Magical Thinking

By Debbie Stier on December 30, 2011 in The Perfect Score Project
After taking 7 SATs as an adult in 2011, I'm changing my tune.

Discovery of Video Game-Induced Seizures Transforms a Teen's Health: A Mother's Story

By Victoria L. Dunckley M.D. on December 30, 2011 in Mental Wealth
Jessica's daughter Alice experienced daily seizures triggered by video games, but suffered for years before she was properly diagnosed.

Passive Aggressive Signs

Some people go to hilarious lengths to avoid expressing anger directly. This passive aggressive sign might just take the cake! (Or just lick the icing off of it for revenge when no one is looking.)

New Year's Eve Without Drugs or Alcohol?

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on December 30, 2011 in All About Addiction
Drinking and doing drugs on New Year's Eve is like a social ritual. That's why it's an extra-hard time for those struggling.

How to Guarantee that 2012 Will Be a Terrific Year!

Know that 2012 will be your best year ever! You can make it so.