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Mutual Pathology: Gasoline and Fire

By Sandra L. Brown M.A. on February 21, 2012 in Pathological Relationships

Hooking Up Smart — and Nasty

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on February 21, 2012 in Living Single
The writer of a popular blog claims that women who choose to live single are not really happy, but are just deluded cat ladies “hamsterwheeling” in a futile attempt to escape their “nagging sense of disappointment.”

Is Worrying About Your Teens Healthy?

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on February 21, 2012 in The Teen Doctor
What is the normal amount of parental worry?

Taking Stock: Soup for Healing Body, Mind, Mood, and Soul

By Kaayla T. Daniel Ph.D., C.C.N. on February 20, 2012 in Naughty Nutrition
Old fashioned soup is the surprising secret to putting spring in your step, sparkle in your eyes, love in the heart and lust in the loins. For those not prepared to cook, the Naughty Nutritionist proposes broth-els in every town.

Am I Good Enough?

By Julie Jaffee Nagel Ph.D. on February 20, 2012 in Music to My Ears

Why Ritalin is Wrong (Or... IS Ritalin Wrong?)

By Lynn E. O'Connor Ph.D. on February 20, 2012 in Our Empathic Nature

Due Tomorrow. Do Tomorrow.

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on February 20, 2012 in Don't Delay
The problem for some of us is that these mean the same thing. Why do I think I'll feel more like doing it tomorrow? Why do I procrastinate?

A Memorable Father-Son Hike Through Spain

By Mark Banschick M.D. on February 20, 2012 in The Intelligent Divorce
In The Way, Martin Sheen learns how to be a Dad — the hard way.

The Psychological Skillset of George Clooney - Part II

By Jeremy Clyman Psy.D. on February 20, 2012 in Reel Therapy
Want to know why George Clooney is as successful as he is? Want to learn the lessons that his life story has to teach us? Please read on for the answers...

Out to Get You

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on February 20, 2012 in Shadow Boxing
Last week I wrote about serial killers who pass as normal. Some readers thought I meant that they give off no signals of their intent. More often, we're vulnerable because we don't know how to read them.

Is There a Liberal Bias Among American Professors?

By Gad Saad Ph.D. on February 20, 2012 in Homo Consumericus
We often hear about the Leftist bent at American university campuses. Is this true? See the results of a study that explored voter registration data (Democrat versus Republican) across 11 universities.

My Dog Was Ready To Die—I Couldn't Let Go

By Pamela Cytrynbaum on February 20, 2012 in Because I'm the Mom
He celebrated every triumph, grieved every loss, galumphed beside us on every hike through every literal and emotional terrain, and always slept at our feet. He placed himself on bed rest with me at the end of my pregnancy. He bore witness to it all. He outlived our marriage. He was my greatest comfort. How could I let him go?

The Privatization of Highways

By Walter E. Block Ph.D. on February 20, 2012 in Defending the Undefendable
I advocate the complete, total, and full privatization of all roads, streets, highways, byways, avenues, and other vehicular thoroughfares. And I am serious about this—deadly serious.

The High Incidence of Post Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Anxiety and Depression

By Martina M. Cartwright Ph.D., R.D. on February 20, 2012 in Food For Thought
Many patients who are discharged from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) frequently suffer health problems long after they've left the hospital.

Divorce's Enablers

By Ian R. Dowbiggin Ph.D. on February 20, 2012 in PsychoHistory
You thought therapy would save your marriage? And all you got was divorce? Well, feel free to blame your therapist. That's because, for a long time, most therapists have been soft on divorce.

The Two Faces of Convenience

By Miki Kashtan Ph.D. on February 20, 2012 in Acquired Spontaneity
The absence of resources and infrastructure in India is painfully obvious. At the same time, I didn’t see any evidence in India of the crushing isolation so many here experience. I didn’t see people afraid of discomfort. Convenience, the easy access to external resources, makes life comfortable. Yet comfort becomes addictive when we can’t imagine life without it.

What Are the Keys to a Successful Career?

By Ray Williams on February 20, 2012 in Wired for Success
Here are some insights to help shape, advance and revitalize the careers of executives and managers.

Mad Men, a Show for Armchair Psychologists

By Stephanie Newman Ph.D. on February 20, 2012 in Apologies To Freud
Mad Men chronicles life in the 1960s, and has captured the imagination of millions of viewers with its glamour and intricate story lines. But beyond that, it's the richly drawn characters stumbling through their lives that get under our skin and keep us invested.

The Art of Waiting in Line

By Linda Wasmer Andrews on February 20, 2012 in Minding the Body
Waiting in line is a common source of impatience and frustration. Here’s how to choose your queues and manage your behavior to reduce your stress.

Embodied Cognition: What It Is & Why It's Important

By Jeff Thompson Ph.D. on February 20, 2012 in Beyond Words
Embodied cognition is the latest sexy topic in cognitive science. There is, however, a great deal of confusion about exactly what it means and how to study it. This article explains what it is and why it is important for you to understand.

Spirituality for Beginners 2: Questions

To begin exploring spirituality, it is better to start with open questions, and questions on subjects that you already know something about. Then you can build on that knowledge.

Torn Between Two Lovers

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D. on February 19, 2012 in In the Name of Love
Exclusivity is at the heart of romantic love. Like other emotions, love is discriminatory and partial—one cannot love everyone. How is it then that many people claim that they have loved two people at the same time? And how do they deal with this situation?

President's Day, 2012: In Praise of George W., as in Washington

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on February 19, 2012 in Just Listen
In anticipation of President’s Day and the current partisan logjam, hunger for power and lack of grace and graciousness, we might take a lesson from the President we are honoring on Monday, February 20, 2012.

Living With Snakes

By Pat Shipman Ph.D. on February 19, 2012 in The Animal Connection
Why are some people afraid of snakes and others not?