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The Rise of the PhDiva

Why has the choice for women been between books or looks? Some women like sparkles, and still possess an IQ that dazzles. The feminist movement has too often been focused on men. The time for women to set the agenda has been long overdue. Welcome, the PhDiva.

OCD: A Sufferer's Take on the “Doubting Disorder”

By Fletcher Wortmann on May 04, 2012 in Triggered
OCD is the pathological intolerance of risk, however minute, and the surrender to protective ritual, however unbearable. No matter how unlikely a feared consequence, if there exists even the fraction of a percent of a possibility that it could occur, the disorder is able to find purchase.

Motivating Loved Ones to Seek Recovery

People suffering from eating disorders are often ambivalent about recovering, which makes these types of illnesses harder to treat. Helping those with eating disorders discover their own reasons to begin the recovery process can contribute to creating and sustaining their motivation.

Perform and Get the Best Results to Advance in Your Career

Jack Welch got himself into hot water when he recently presented to a group of executive women. He said everybody should advance based on their performance and results. This statement raised eyebrows and animosity in the female audience: How about unconscious bias, many asked.

The Challenge: Do One Emotionally Difficult Thing Every Day

By Peter Bregman on May 04, 2012 in How We Work
Once a day, pick something you’re scared to do or say and follow through. Take the blame for something that was your fault. Ask for a raise. Point out something to your boss that’s getting in the way of success. A few courageous minutes a day can make you a more powerful person.

Buddhism and Behavior Therapy!

Response prevention is a term that literally means do nothing. It’s almost like Buddhism 101, the notion of feeling the feeling, acknowledging it, and surrendering.

What to Do With Your Parents Once You're a Grown-Up

As your parents age into the autumn years of their lives, what kind of relationship do you want to create with them?

Fog that Can Block Out Joy and Happiness

By Peter Lambrou Ph.D. on May 04, 2012 in Codes to Joy
If you walk around all day in a ‘fog of distress’ it can obscure the sight of joy, happiness, success, and contentment that should be part of your life.

Boomer Parents Feel Squeeze of Supporting Their Young Adult Children

At dinner with friends the other night, Sarah, a mother of two young adults, said something that struck me. We've all heard how hard young adults have it during this recession. Latest estimates are that more than 50 percent of recent graduates are either unemployed or underemployed (working at a job they're overqualified for).

Three Ways to Strengthen Your Self-Control

Last night we had pizza for dinner and I wanted to eat the whole thing. This is no exaggeration. I wanted to power down every single slice.

Why You Shouldn't Ignore a Grieving Heart

A new study found that the risk of having a heart attack following the loss of a loved one is 21 times higher in the first 24 hours following the loss than at other times, leading researchers to conclude that heart attack symptoms should not be dismissed as a harmless reaction to grief.

Being Open

Opening up to life and all it has to offer, without opportunities and adventures getting trampled on by fears of the unknown or what we think we know.

50 Quotes on Mothers

Motherhood can be rewarding and complex. Learn what others have to say about mothering (and their moms).

Eliminate or Illuminate the Middleman: On whether to admit we interpret reality

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on May 04, 2012 in Ambigamy
Can we ever call a spade a spade? Some say yes, and more, that they've found it, a way to eliminate the distorting effects interpretation, the middle man between reality and our perception. Others, like me say there's no getting around the middleman, and therefore we must learn to work with, rather than ignore him.

Changing Your Own Mind

By Art Markman Ph.D. on May 04, 2012 in Ulterior Motives
The old joke says that you only need one psychologist to change a light bulb, but the light bulb has to want to change. What can you do to change your mind about something?

Close the Urban Dictionary FTW

By Meg Jay Ph.D. on May 04, 2012 in The Defining Decade
Okay, twentysomethings. What no one is telling you is that they cringe when you say “like” and “you know” and “lates” for later and “word” for agree. I know what you’re thinking: “My friends don’t cringe. They talk that way too.”

10 Ways to Nurture Your Relationship

A relationship cannot survive on its own. It needs the care and nurturing of two adults, giving to each other in a way that creates a mutually beneficial connection.

The Show Must Go On

"Ordinary people, simply doing their jobs, and without any particular hostility on their part, can become agents in a terrible destructive process"—Stanley Milgram.

First Do No Harm...In Your Relationships

Medical "pearls of wisdom" that apply to proper care of a patient can also apply to proper care and healing of relationships.

"Happiness Shouldn't Be Associated with Guilt"

Happiness interview: Jenny Lawson, also known as The Bloggess.

Investigating the Accuracy of Abstracts: An Introduction

An African physician changed an effective perinatal HIV prevention program into an ineffective one based on misleading abstracts obtained from the Internet.

How to Stop Your Noisy Brain

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on May 04, 2012 in Wander Woman
Don’t you wish you had a way to clear out the clutter—the worries about work and the family, concerns about your health and aging, nagging thoughts about having enough money, the rehashing of unresolved arguments and relationship complications, and the incessant planning of real and only-imagined events? Here are four tips for helping you regain control of your mind.

Teachers: Believe It or Not

By APA Division 15 on May 04, 2012 in PsychEd
With education reform finding itself ever-more in the spotlight, there has been some great debate about why some teachers are more effective at generating student achievement than others. Some researchers are now looking to the varying beliefs instructors hold in education and how they impact classroom performance.

Moral Blindness and Courage

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on May 04, 2012 in Am I Right?
More astounding than cruelty is the courage of a blind man and those who over the span of two centuries and continents have helped oppressed people to find freedom.

You've Been Framed!

By Alain Samson Ph.D. on May 04, 2012 in Consumed
Some communications are framed more persuasively than others. Effects may vary.

The Greek Miracle: How Plato Can Save Your Life

Most of us have heard that Plato was a pretty smart and groovy toga-wearing ancient Greek with some pretty trippy ideas, but what life-saving tips can such and old-school philosopher possibly offer the ipod generation?