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E = "Education and Ecstasy"

By Bernard J. Luskin, Ed.D., LMFT on May 08, 2013 in The Media Psychology Effect
This article examines developments in brain science, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) & brain plasticity in the context of media studies and media psychology. Must read!

The Pregnancy Perspective

By Jennifer Hamady on May 07, 2013 in Finding Your Voice
As Mother's Day approaches, I am humbled and awed by the lessons of partnership and parenthood, including the often under appreciated gifts of selflessness.

What Has Anthony Weiner Learned from Twitter-gate?

By Scott Haltzman M.D. on May 07, 2013 in Surviving Infidelity
Ex-congressman Anthony Weiner opened up about his Twitter-based infidelity. His insights into how affairs happen are worth paying attention to. But, really, can we blame it on Twitter?

Destigmatizing Childhood Mental Health

Mental illness is a real issue facing many of today's youth. In the U.S. alone, approximately 5 million children have some type of serious mental illness. Unfortunately, only 20% of those affected youth are identified and receive the mental health services they need.

America Healing Requires a Certain Kind of Love

When it's dark, when our superficial differences are not directly in front of our eyes, it is possible to see each other’s humanity. I think this is what the taxi driver meant, or perhaps he was just recalling the sensation of skin on skin and lips on lips. In any case, when it’s too dark to see difference, we all look the same. But what happens when the light comes on?

Temptation

By Nir Eyal on May 07, 2013 in Automatic You
What really makes us want? We want to know.

Phantom Pocket Vibration Syndrome

Have you ever felt your pocket "vibrate" and when you checked your phone there was no message? You may suffer from "phantom pocket vibration syndrome."

Workers' Comp Rules Turn Injured Workers into Addicts

By Richard Taite on May 07, 2013 in Ending Addiction for Good
More and more, injured workers are filing workers' compensation for back pain along with psychological disorders. This is a new trend that is tragically resulting in lifelong addiction.

Self Doubt: Junk Food for the Heart

By Cynthia M. Thaik M.D. on May 07, 2013 in From the Heart
Self-doubt is one of the major obstacles to living the life you truly deserve. This unhealthy food for the soul drags down your spirit, crushes your ambitions, and prevents you from achieving all that you can.

From Sesame Street to Mean Street—Overnight

By Adam Naylor EdD, CC-AASP on May 07, 2013 in The Sporting Life
In one season, youth sport coaches seem to turn off of Sesame Street and onto Mean Street. This is really confusing to kids—and stressful.

Sexual Wiring of Women's Breasts

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on May 07, 2013 in The Human Beast
If men have sex on the brain, they are not alone. Recent research found that women’s sensory cortex has three distinct areas corresponding to stimulation of the clitoris, vagina, and cervix (1). To their surprise, researchers found that self stimulation of the nipples lights up the same areas. This sheds further light on the sexual importance of breasts.

The Graduation Speech I Didn’t Give

By Jeff DeGraff Ph.D. on May 07, 2013 in Innovation You
Well it’s that time of year again. College graduation season is upon us and a temporary feeling of joy and optimism abounds, as it should.

He Loves Me...He Loves Me Not

In the 23rd installment of Sage’s Relationship Matters podcast, hosted by Dr. Bjarne Holmes of Champlain College, Dr. Jennifer Tomlinson (Carnegie Mellon University) discusses her recent research with Professor Art Aron (Stony Brook University) on the classic dilemma: How do we balance the benefits of growing emotionally close to a person with the risk of getting hurt?
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For Sons of Unloving Mothers, Confusion and Lasting Wounds

By Peg Streep on May 07, 2013 in Tech Support
Mother's Day doesn't just hurt for unloved daughters but for unloved sons as well. It may well be that sons actually suffer more than daughters do.

How to Achieve Mellowness

By Elizabeth Wagele on May 07, 2013 in The Career Within You
If you want to work on gaining qualities the 9s have, use your favorites from the list of famous 9s below as models. 9-Peace Seekers tend to identify with the average person and the commonality we all share, and are often humanitarians.

Enter Psychopath, Exeunt Certainty

By Kaja Perina on May 07, 2013 in Brainstorm
To say that you can spot a law-abiding psychopath is almost an oxymoron, though it’s never stopped me from trying. Psychopaths are by definition masters of emotional disguise.

Is Technology Making Us Stupid (and Smarter)?

Technology makes life more complex and simple at the same time, which makes us both smarter and dimmer.
Do Nice Guys (and Gals) Finish First or Last?

Do Nice Guys (and Gals) Finish First or Last?

How do you want to be in the world? What kind of person do you want to be? How do you want to be remembered? These are the questions I so frequently ask my college students as well as my clinical patients? All of our decisions in life reflect upon these questions. How will you answer them?

Why Can’t We Get Along?

What is the role of genetics and parenting on forming interpersonal relationships as adults?

Seven Reasons Why You Should Distrust Science

By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on May 07, 2013 in Rabble Rouser
Scientific studies and scientists' claims should be treated with extreme skepticism, especially in psychology, until they have been demonstrated and replicated by multiple independent teams of researchers, repeatedly, and with large samples.

Is Predisposition Destiny?

Predisposition — does it mean inevitability?

Printed Gun Test Fired

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on May 07, 2013 in Am I Right?
Printing guns from home computers now a reality. This raises serious concerns about the future of gun control and personal freedom.

When Bilinguals Speak

Psycholinguists have developed very refined experimental procedures to show that bilingual language production is a dynamic process which can operate in different language activation states. A recent study illustrates this.

The Not-So-Wild Kingdom of Children

By Thomas E Wartenberg Ph.D. on May 06, 2013 in The Engaged Philosopher
Children are "egocentric, domineering, and self-serving" says the lead article in this Sunday's New York Times Review. Not so.

20 Years of LGBTQ Research in Education Part 2

New legislation introduced at the federal level can improve the lives on LGBTQ youth in schools. Looking at historical trends, 3 reasons why are proposed as well as recommended action steps.

Is Your Company Breathing?

By Jake Breeden on May 06, 2013 in Tipping Sacred Cows
Metaphor is the language of leadership. But be thoughtful about the impact of your powerful words.

The Pilgrimage, Therapy, and Life Journeys

A discussion of spiritual pilgrimage and therapy as a part of the life pilgrimage. Featuring interviews with Khyentse Norbu and Shantum Seth.

Someday Is Today

The life we live is not always the life we want or aspire to. In order to alter the course to our preferred futures, we need to make the clear, conscious and inspired decision to change. No one said it was gonna be easy...but if you're going to make that step, why not today?

The Arrogance of Prayer

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on May 06, 2013 in Ambigamy
Can God Override nature on your behalf? Here we explore how we can, do, and should answer that question.