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U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Are Increasing

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on December 18, 2011 in All About Addiction
Prescription drug overdose deaths are increasing quickly in the U.S. The question is, what can we do about it?!

The Case of the YouTube Assignment - Do You See an Ethical Dilemma?

"20% of my students made their videos in public where they 'tricked' innocent bystanders into mimicking modeled behavior."

Best Advice on College Admissions? Part I

Our friends have had lots of children over the years. And all the bright young darlings seem to be applying to college at once. A giant mudslide of youth is heading towards the university admission gates, folks. The process is inexorable and overwhelming; don't be surprised when it starts getting more than a little messy.

Campaign 2012 - All the Candidates' Wives - Going for the Soft Sell

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on December 18, 2011 in Just Listen
When candidates have shown too much of their political ambition, they push their wives to the front to do damage control humanize their image.

Elizabeth Taylor Saved My Life

By Sonia Taitz on December 18, 2011 in Trauma and Families
For this dark-haired girl, Elizabeth Taylor was a raven-haired ray of hope.

Recovering From “Cry It Out” Parenting as an Adult

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on December 18, 2011 in Moral Landscapes
Did your parents undercare for you? Did you live in a hostile family environment for emotional expression? I did. My physical, mental and social health were affected and here are some things I did to heal myself.

The Art of Listening to Your Lover

By Frances Cohen Praver Ph.D. on December 18, 2011 in Love Doc
Ken looked up at me and said, "I'm so in love with her. She's beautiful but it's more than that."

"Like?"

"She knows what I'm about to say before I say it."

Making this Season Right for You

By John Sharp M.D. on December 18, 2011 in The Emotional Calendar
I'm tired of believing that "it is what it is." Consider the realm of our experience and consider the season. With broader awareness comes the power to effect changes that make a big difference going forward. You can change how you are affected by changing what you are exposed to as well as in your attitude and expectations. It is what you make it, after all.

The Best Memories Are Unscripted

By Steve Baskin on December 17, 2011 in S'mores and More
We often fret and plan, hoping for perfection. Yet our best experiences occur when we are present and positive during challenging moments.

Is Daydreaming Pathological?

By Scott Barry Kaufman Ph.D. on December 17, 2011 in Beautiful Minds
Recent research reexamines the link between fantasy and psychopathology.

Things Fall Apart

Sooner or later the universe will send you a crash course in vulnerability, meaning that you--or someone you love--will get a great big lesson in fear and grief.

Finding Your Passion

Pursuing what you're passionate about is a key component of living a happy and healthy life. So whether you feel like you haven't quite found it yet or you need help resurrecting it, here are a few tips to help you discover (or rediscover) your passion.

Christopher Hitchens: The Personification of Intellectual Courage

By Gad Saad Ph.D. on December 17, 2011 in Homo Consumericus
In a culture of cowardly political correctness, Christopher Hitchens was a courageous intellectual knight who staked his positions in a forceful and honest manner without any concern for “creating offense.” The world has lost a great voice. Rest in peace Mr. Hitchens. Your work has touched, and will continue to influence, millions of people around the world.

Reflections on Milton Erickson

By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D. on December 17, 2011 in Suffer the Children
Milton Erickson, M.D., is most well known for his brilliance in the art of medical hypnosis. His ability to heal his patients by accessing the their unconscious mind with the use of trance has inspired many generations of therapists.

"Desperate and Clingy" Isn’t Just for Women

By Goal Auzeen Saedi Ph.D. on December 17, 2011 in Millennial Media
Biological clocks and marriage timetables have always been a woman's game. Holiday films only contribute to traditional ideals of love in the most magical time of the year. But what about men? From wife hunters to the desperate, the tables have turned.

Don’t bet on Pascal’s wager

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on December 17, 2011 in One Among Many
To believe or not to believe? Pascal put the question as a wager but he committed his own gambler’s fallacy.

Young Novelist "Confesses" (at 80!)

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on December 17, 2011 in Creating in Flow
Umberto Eco (Name of the Rose) says he knows Leopold Bloom better than his own father. How he and others write novels that seem realer than real.

Spaces in your togetherness?

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on December 17, 2011 in Off the Couch
Setting reasonable limits and maintaining flexible boundaries can improve your relationships and make you happier; but just how do you do that?

Understanding Behavioral Investment Theory

By Gregg Henriques on December 17, 2011 in Theory of Knowledge
Behavioral Investment Theory is the joint point between Life and Mind and posits that the nervous system evolved to compute animal action on an investment value system.

Animals and "Personhood"

By Jessica Pierce Ph.D. on December 17, 2011 in All Dogs Go to Heaven
The concept of "personhood" affirms that someone has inherent worth and dignity. Since animals meet the basic conditions of "personhood" shouldn't we apply the concept to animals, too?

Identifying the Gifted: Trouble-Shooting 101

By Christopher Taibbi M.A.T. on December 17, 2011 in Gifted-Ed Guru
Many gifted students will only show their task commitment if the task is one they find intrinsically engaging.

The Challenges Facing Gen X Couples

By Vivian Diller Ph.D. on December 17, 2011 in Face It
As potential grandparents, we are more than just a little ambivalent — or unable — to do much about it.

Political Slander is Nothing New

Slander and defamation - standard practice of political campaigns in the United States. Jefferson, Adams, and Adams' son knew all about it. Dirty campaigning is nothing new.