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Visual Memories are Great! Well, Sometimes...

Visual memories can set you free to explore your best times or chain you to recall your most difficult moments. Here's help to help you make the most of what you remember.

How the iPhone Solved the Prospective Memory Problem

Remembering to do something later—prospective memory—is one of the hardest memory challenges we face, especially as we age. An iPhone can prompt you to remember at a certain time—or when you arrive at a certain place.

Occupy Wall Street, Procrastination and the Battle of Ideas

The Occupy Wall Street crowd is characterized as angry but directionless. They feel economic injustice is being done but don't agree about who is to blame and what to do. Consequently, they might be easily appeased by having a few peripheral players going to jail. Too bad. The real source of troubles wasn't hiding anywhere. I see it everyday.

Diet Not Working? Your Brain Could Be the Reason

By Gary L Wenk Ph. D. on October 26, 2011 in Your Brain on Food
Misbehavior by your frontal lobe could be the problem.

Fish Don't Like Being Hooked

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 26, 2011 in Animal Emotions
Fish are sentient beings who don't like being hooked either in their mouth by a human or by other fish whom they punish when they steal their food.

The Varieties of Religious Therapy: Biblical Counseling

By Ryan Howes PhD, ABPP on October 26, 2011 in In Therapy
Some Christians prefer biblical counseling when faced with emotional and relational issues. Come hear more about it from David Powlison, one of the pioneers in the field.

Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Greed

Encouraged by the constructive spirit of the Occupy Wall Street movement, I have been keenly interested in the ways in which mental health professionals are helping us to understand the dynamics of our country's troubles.

Is Your Brand a Cult?

By Michael W Austin on October 26, 2011 in Ethics for Everyone
Some advertisers try to associate their brand with the human quest for narrative, community, and transcendence. But this emotional branding seeks to bypass reason, and we should look elsewhere for the satisfaction of these deep human desires.

Halloween Time: Fun or Fear?

Halloween is supposed to be a fun time for kids of all ages. And for most it is. Dress up, hang out with friends or family, and collect candy. What could be bad? Plenty, if you ask 11-year-old Louise.

Who Cheats on Their Partner?

By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D. on October 26, 2011 in The Big Questions
The attachment style of your partner reliably predicts cheating behavior.

Enhancing Student-Faculty Relationships via Faculty-Faculty Relationships

A group of us got to talking about how collaboration is an important part of learning. We started with collaborative learning among students, and somebody made the point (it might have been made by me, but I can't be sure) that we could also do more collaborative teaching.

Waiting for Your Balls to Land (It's Not What You Think)

By Jonathan Fields on October 26, 2011 in Awake at the Wheel
I've been having trouble exhaling lately...

You see, behind this cool, calm, rapidly-balding zen-like exterior, there's a firestorm of OMFG brewing.

Hug More, Kiss More, Touch More

By Gretchen Rubin on October 26, 2011 in The Happiness Project
2011 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2011 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2011 a happier year—and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge— welcome! This month’s theme is the Five Senses, and last week’s resolution was to Cultivate good smells. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness?

The 2 Hallmarks of Thriving Organizations

Well-functioning organizations from businesses to governments to families, generally share two common traits. My votes for the two golden guidelines for are ...

“We’re a Culture, Not a Costume” Campaign

By Ravi Chandra M.D. on October 26, 2011 in The Pacific Heart
Are ethnic Halloween costumes racist? Internet posters have gone viral - what do you think? What does these costumes mean to our collective unconscious and power in society? Are marginalized groups finding their voice, or being too sensitive?

Eat More Chocolate to Be a “Sweeter” Person

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on October 26, 2011 in Singletons
Grumpy people may not consume enough sweets. Pregnant women who eat chocolate may have sweeter babies. Who knew?

Stress Linked to Breast Cancer

By Steve Sisgold on October 26, 2011 in Life in a Body
Psychological stress may be involved in the causation of breast cancer aggressiveness,

Career Decisions That Incorporate Both Head and Heart

By Brad Waters on October 26, 2011 in Design Your Path
It's the classic "liberal arts major vs. medical school" dilemma. We can look to others for guidance and opinion, but in the end our choices are our own. Sometimes our choices don't match up with other people's vision for us. Do we change our plans and adapt to their opinions? Or do we move forward anyway and risk feeling like we're leaving people behind?

Who Needs Maternal Instincts When You Have Facebook?

You've heard all about the dangers of Facebook. But what about the benefits? Facebook can be a valuable tool in helping parents connect with (and spy on) their children. Best of all, you can do it in your pajamas. Read this humorous look at the positive side of Facebook.

Friendship Norms?

Is it normal to care more about your girl friends than finding a guy? I'm 25, never had a boyfriend, and simply don't care about having one (And no, I'm not a lesbian; I've always been straight).

Autism...Acceptance Versus Cure?

By Kymberly Grosso on October 25, 2011 in Autism in Real Life
As for the cure versus acceptance debate, society often forces us to take sides on issues. People like the “neatness” of black and white, since gray is often messy and complicated. I’ve come to the conclusion that there is no “right” answer to the cure versus acceptance debate.

Ladies, Does Your Breast Size Affect Your Self-esteem?

By Donna Barstow on October 25, 2011 in Ink Blots Cartoons
Your body has nothing to do with how special you are!
And you can always wear a smock, if you'd like.

Money: It May Be the Only Thing Your Therapist Does Not Want to Discuss

By Shawn T. Smith Psy.D. on October 25, 2011 in Ironshrink
We don't discuss it with our clients. We don't discuss it within our own professional literature. But you can be sure that we discuss money amongst ourselves.