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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.

Banning Men from Sporting Events … and Elsewhere?

By Christopher Peterson Ph.D. on October 25, 2011 in The Good Life
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting. - George Orwell

Teens and Music: Noise or Necessary?

By Kimberly Sena Moore on October 25, 2011 in Your Musical Self
"Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your own wisdom." ~Charlie Parker

What Do Your Dreams Say About Who You Are?

By Rachael Grazioplene on October 25, 2011 in Quilted Science
Dreaming, Personality, and Neurobiology

When Someone You Love Is Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

You've heard the statistics. You've watched the news reports. You may have even seen Alzheimer's disease in person-from a safe distance. But until the Big A hits your mother or your husband or someone else in your immediate family, you really have no idea what to expect.

Ride What Moves

By Jeff DeGraff Ph.D. on October 25, 2011 in Innovation You
“Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world” --The Beach Boys

Does Nonviolence Work? Notes from Occupy Oakland October 24th

By Miki Kashtan Ph.D. on October 25, 2011 in Acquired Spontaneity
People choose nonviolence either because it works, or because of deep values they have. In the case of the OccupyWallSt movement, the only chance that nonviolence will be adopted as a clear strategy is if people believe that it works. This requires understanding the fierce and active nature of deep nonviolence.

The Silent Treatment: When People Leave You Guessing

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on October 25, 2011 in Ambigamy
The semiotics of silence, what the silent treatment means personally, but also what the significance of silence teaches about how signs work.

Illuminating Hidden Causes of Workplace Stress

By Kimberly Key on October 25, 2011 in Counseling Keys
From Wall Street to tiny cubicles across the U.S., employees real needs may be getting overlooked.

Three Risk-Free, High-Yield Investments

In these uncertain times everyone wants a safe place to invest their time and energy--and money if they have any. Ideally an investment is not only safe, but grows in value, as when you invest in your own education or in a growing company.

An Additional Reason Races Don’t Exist

Why is it that so-called racial features are variable (e.g., skin color varies from dark to light) rather than fixed (e.g., the belief that one biological race has dark skin color and another has light skin color)?

Overcoming Mental Health Problems Is More than Possible

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on October 25, 2011 in All About Addiction
It's possible to be successful while overcoming serious mental health problems. The key is to have a strategy that recognizes the individuals specific needs.

Hypocrisy Surrounding Common Core Standards

Common Core State Standards are the new hot topic in American education, perhaps as important in shaping what happens in America’s classrooms as No Child Left Behind. Some interpretations of the Common Core State Standards seem to call for yet another assault on teachers and their current practices.

Why iPods may be hazardous to your health

Before you plug in those headphones, you might want to consider the possible dangers of this and other personal music listening devices. Being able to listen to music while on-the-go can have mood-boosting effects but it may be leading to an epidemic of hearing loss.

Are Christianity and Darwinism Really Diametrically Opposed?

By Christopher Lane Ph.D. on October 25, 2011 in Side Effects
Christians have embraced evolution for almost as long as the concept has been known and defined.

40th Anniversary of the "est" Training

By Eliezer Sobel on October 25, 2011 in The 99th Monkey
Forty years after the inception of "est," one of the original intensive consciousness seminars that launched the Human Potential Movement of the 70s, its graduates are reuniting at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on December 17th.

Habits—Breaking Away from the Old and Moving on to the New

By Allison Conner Psy.D. on October 25, 2011 in Therapy in Mind
Habits, or ingrained patterns of behavior, become automatic and tend to perpetuate despite our efforts to change them. This is good news if your habits are constructive. Likewise, bad habits can cause many negative and unwanted results. You can make better choices and follow specific behavioral plans for change in order to replace negative habits with positive ones.

Fruits and Vegetables Can Directly Influence Brain Function

By Gary L Wenk Ph. D. on October 25, 2011 in Your Brain on Food
Thousands of adults carefully monitored their diets for 13 years in order to determine which fruits and vegetables benefited short term memory and executive thinking.

10 Tips for Developing an Alternate Career While in Graduate School

By Katharine Brooks Ed.D. on October 25, 2011 in Career Transitions
You might hit the jackpot and land that desirable academic job. But you might not. Smart career planning is all about keeping your eye on a target while keeping your options open. Here are 10 tips to help you do that.

The Children Are Not All Right

By Kathryn Seifert on October 25, 2011 in Stop The Cycle
From the cultural revolution of the ‘60s and ‘70s to the dawn of video games and heavy metal music in the ‘80s, adults have had multiple reasons to worry whether the next generation of kids will grow up to be "all right."

Will We Cure Alzheimer's?

By Stanton Peele on October 25, 2011 in Addiction in Society
What to believe about dementia -- can we diagnose and cure it through early testing and treatment? The answer is "no," despite constant announcements that we are on the verge of doing both. Allen Frances tells us, instead, to eat, drink, exercise, and live wisely.

The Music of Campaign Speeches

By Donna Barstow on October 25, 2011 in Ink Blots Cartoons
Politicians say some shocking things...shocking, if you just arrived on this planet, that is. A cartoon about promises, promises.

The Single Self-Loather: Caught Between Loneliness and Guilt

If you experience feelings of inadequacy or self-loathing, you may shun or avoid romantic relationships, judging yourself unworthy of love and feeling guilty for "burdening" others. Is there any way you can overcome this and enjoy closeness with others?