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Social media and the Inc. 500

By Ray Williams on April 17, 2010 in Wired for Success
From familiarity to usage to importance, social media is expanding rapidly within the Inc. 500. Corporate business is increasingly recognizing the power and value of social media.

Self-esteem highest among middle-aged boomers

By Ray Williams on April 17, 2010 in Wired for Success
Self-esteem was lowest among young adults but increased throughout adulthood, peaking at age 60, before it started to decline according to researchers Ulrich Orth of the University of Basel, Kali Trzesnieuski of the University of Western Ontario and Richard Robbins of The University of California and published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Is This Love Or Too Much Caffeine? Misattributions of Arousal Strengthen Relationships

By Ira Hyman Ph.D. on April 17, 2010 in Mental Mishaps
I'm in love. I can tell because my heart rate soars and I feel great when I'm near her. Of course, a lot of things can send my heart to palpitating, so how do I know it's love? Researchers have played with people's hearts by manipulating arousal. 

iPad, therefore I am

By Richard J. Crisp Ph.D. on April 17, 2010 in Living in a Box
I don’t really know why I went through the motions. In my heart of hearts I knew 0.514 seconds after it was announced that resistance was futile. The iPad has arrived and I just gotta get me one. But it’s not just because I have a penchant for shiny gadget-y things that “just work". There's a whole lot of identity processes involved too ...

Living Courageously: Here's How

Everything in this world that is truly worth doing takes practice. Courage is no exception.

Being Afraid of Listening to our Kids and Its Impact on Bullying and Suicide

By Mark D. Smaller Ph.D. on April 16, 2010 in The Analyst in the Classroom
Listening to our children is about a genuine wish to understand something about what they are thinking and feeling from their perspective, not ours.

Male and Female Orgasm: Not So Different?

By Alan Fogel on April 16, 2010 in Body Sense
Men and women have different approaches and responses to love and sex. Here's what you may not know: The actual orgasm, for both men and women, is very similar. This is the case both for the timing and duration of pelvic muscle contractions during orgasm as well as the body sense - the felt experience - of orgasm.
Seven Deadly Sentiments
I Can't Get No Satisfaction
Mutual Meditation
Power Switch

What Are the Most Popular Goals in the World?

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on April 15, 2010 in Don't Delay
43 Things is the world's largest goal-setting community. It's a virtual place where people gather to list their goals. Really. Want to know what the "world's most popular goals" are? I did.

The DSM5 Subthreshold Disorders: Not Ready For Prime Time

By Allen J Frances M.D. on April 15, 2010 in DSM5 in Distress
The boundary between mental disorder and normality is inherently unclear. Wherever the artificial line is drawn, some people who need treatment will be missed and some who should avoid treatment will be diagnosed.
I have a fundamental disagreement with the DSM5 drafts on where the boundaries should be set.

What Are Emotions?

By Paul Thagard Ph.D. on April 15, 2010 in Hot Thought
Philosophers and psychologists have long debated the nature of emotions such as happiness. Are they states of supernatural souls, cognitive judgments about goal satisfaction, or perceptions of physiological changes? Advances in neuroscience suggest how brains generate emotions through a combination of cognitive appraisal and bodily perception.

Don't just think something - lie there (and sleep)!

By Conner Middelmann-Whitney on April 15, 2010 in Nourish
Spotting the Tax Cheat
Tax Therapy
Taxing Our Way to Empathy
The Suffering Single

Murphy Milano's Exceptional Victims Handbook is Here!

By Robin Sax on April 14, 2010 in Crime Time
Domestic violence is creeping back into pop culture and celebrity justice ... there is no arguing that there is a problem, but like everything else one can’t help to ask: Is there a solution?

Female Hormones

Women have twice the frequency of depression as men, and are more vulnerable to many psychiatric disorders between puberty and menopause. Menopause and the post partum are time of high vulnerability for women.

Teaching Kids How to Develop Confident Composure

If you had a free, scientifically tested, program to help kids grow up to be healthy, happy, productive adults, would you use it?

Put that iPhone down. I’m talking to you!

By David F. Swink on April 14, 2010 in Threat Management
Blackberries, iPods, computers, and other techologies save us time and keep us connected, but they can become ADDs (Attention Distraction Devices) distracting us from having good conversations. 

The Fight Against Fat

By Eric Jaffe on April 14, 2010 in Headcase
The psychological battle against obesity.