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Magic Mike: Understanding Channing Tatum's Magic

By Jeremy Clyman Psy.D. on July 04, 2012 in Reel Therapy
Read here to learn about my hypothesis for why Channing Tatum's star has risen in Hollywood, and why his performance in the recently-released "Magic Mike" is so good.

Compassion Fatigue

Anyone who witnesses or helps a trauma survivor can experience secondary trauma symptoms.

War Games: What Are They Good For?

By Gillian Ragsdale Ph.D. on July 04, 2012 in Empathy
“Video games are bad for you? That’s what they said about rock and roll.” Shigeru Myamoto. Just what is the link between violent video games and bad behavior?

Clients Ask the Darndest Questions

Clients can ask questions that catch us off guard like, "Can I have a ....?" "Could you help me with ....?" of "Do you have some .... ?" How might we respond ethically and what did we do to prompt these questions?

Do People Have More Sex on Vacation?

By Amy Muise PhD on July 04, 2012 in The Passion Paradox
A vacation provides a break from work or school, a chance to relax and let loose, and the opportunity to explore a new part of the world...but does a vacation also bring more opportunities for sex? Possibly.

Batman's Mental Health, Part 1

Taking Dick Grayson as a sidekick, Robin, was a significant lapse in judgement. Further lapses in judgment came with his taking on each subsequent Robin.

Is Your Child Out of Control?

By Jann Gumbiner Ph.D. on July 04, 2012 in The Teenage Mind
Is your child out of control? Do you feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and stressed out?

The Sovereignty of Wealth

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on July 04, 2012 in Hidden Motives
A vast gap has grown up between the financial industry and the rest of us. The evidence is piling up – and it’s not just a matter of wealth.

Drug Trials and Data-Based Medicine: An Interview with David Healy

By Christopher Lane Ph.D. on July 04, 2012 in Side Effects
How can patients get better, more-reliable data about Rx drugs? Provocative answers from Dr. David Healy, an internationally renowned psychopharmacologist and the author of 20 books.

His/Her Tasks to Insure Fireworks in the Bedroom on the 4th!

How fantasy and seduction create exciting sex. 8 tasks for her and 6 tasks for him to make sure the 4th of July is filled with fireworks in the bedroom!!

The Psychology of Hair Salons & Stylists: Therapy for Free

By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on July 03, 2012 in Insight Is 20/20
Many people get free therapy at the salon.

Why Do Killers Kill?

We all have our pet theories about why people do bad things. Most interesting to me, though, is the fact that our pet theories depend, in part, on where we were born.

Instant Gratification

Almost no recovery from an eating disorder occurs without periods of regression. As much as the sufferer wants to be free of her obsessions about eating and starving, she does not remember how to navigate life without her illness.

Independence Poison - Coming Soon To a Child Near You

hov·er·cod·dle [huhv-er kod-l]]
verb (used with object), hovercod·dled, hovercod·dling.

1. to intrude upon a child's space and stifle their developing a capacity for independent thinking, thinking on their feet and problem solving