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Readiness to Win: Does Rory McIlroy have what it takes to win his first golf Major?

By The Psychoanalysis 3.0 Writing Group on June 19, 2011 in Psychoanalysis 3.0
With Rory McIlroy's mental game becoming as impressive as his technical abilities, is he ready to win a Major and become a genuine force in the game? We will find out later today.

Letter from DSM-5 Task Force Head Leaves Major Concerns Unanswered Part 2

DSM-5 leaders fail to reassure about lack of science, openness, and harm

Ways the Reward and Planning System Can Go Wrong Part 3

By David D. Nowell Ph.D. on June 18, 2011 in Intrinsic Motivation and Magical Unicorns
If my brain has this intricate reward and planning system, then why aren't I getting exactly what I want all the time?

The Antidote to Anger and Frustration

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on June 18, 2011 in The Squeaky Wheel
When our loved one erupts in anger and frustration, the last thing most of us think to do is to pour fuel on the fire by telling them they should feel angry and frustrated. Yet when done correctly, providing someone emotional validation can have extremely surprising results.
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The Single Person's Thought Leader Series: Gay Hendricks PhD

By Ken Page L.C.S.W. on June 18, 2011 in Finding Love
I'm delighted to introduce the Single Person's Thought Leader Series, in which I will interview some of the most exciting thinkers in psychology, science, spirituality and other fields, each with something vital to say about the search for love. I begin this series with Gay Hendricks, PhD; one of the most renowned teachers in the field of conscious intimacy.

Only Humans Have Morality, Not Animals

By Helene Guldberg Ph.D. on June 18, 2011 in Reclaiming Childhood
In his attempt to prove that beasts have morals, Dale Peterson airbrushes away all the things that make humans unique in the animal kingdom.

The Pride and Shame of Anthony Weiner

By Samuel Barondes M.D. on June 18, 2011 in Making Sense of People

Letter from DSM-5 Task Force Head Leaves Major Concerns

DSM-5 leaders' letter fails to reassure about lack of science and openness.

Casey Anthony Is Normal, That's the Problem

By Jennifer L. Tanner Ph.D. on June 17, 2011 in Becoming Adult

Parent Twins as Individuals

By Cathy Cress M.S.W. on June 17, 2011 in Mom Loves You Best
Not treating twins as individuals can lead to future "I Hate You" stories.

Women’s Voice Pitch Changes Depending on Their Attraction To a Man

By Gad Saad Ph.D. on June 17, 2011 in Homo Consumericus
Gentlemen: Beware of a woman’s voice pitch. It speaks to whether she finds you attractive or not.

The 3 Biggest Myths About Motivation That Won’t Go Away

People can be remarkably wrong about why they, and everyone else, do the things that they do. And some of those people turn out to be motivational speakers and authors.

The Scientific Atheism Fallacy: How Science Declares that God Is Dead, But Can't Prove It

By Nicholas Kardaras Ph.D. on June 17, 2011 in How Plato Can Save Your Life
A scientist has to be an atheist; that seems to be the pervading popular wisdom these days. Yahoos, snake handlers and Bible freaks are "true believers," but sober men and women of science can't possibly believe in such fairy tales.

Books: Women, Their Names, and the Stories They Tell

By Ira Rosofsky Ph.D. on June 17, 2011 in Adventures in Old Age
In writing about their names, women reveal what is most important about their sense of identity. They offer us new ways of thinking about the self--new psychological and spiritual insights drawn from ancient traditions, different religions, cultures, races, and age groups.
Sabbaticals for Singles?

Sabbaticals for Singles?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on June 17, 2011 in Living Single
An employment lawyer makes the case that if parents are offered maternity/paternity leave, then singles with no children should be able to take a leave to pursue goals meaningful to them.

In Praise of Esther Thelen

By Anne Fausto-Sterling on June 16, 2011 in Sexing the Body
If there were a Pantheon of developmental psychologists, scientists who changed the way we study and understand human development, Esther Thelen (1941-2004) would take her her place there, alongside the likes of Harry F. Harlow, Mary Ainsworth, John Bowlby, Leta Stetter Hollingworth and many others.

Develop Your Kids Into Leaders: What to Do and When

Psychologists Susan Murphy and Stefanie Johnson in their recently-published review of the "early seeds of leadership," suggest leadership tasks and skills that can be developed as early as 2 years of age.

Here is what they suggest parents should work on developing at particular ages.