The Latest

Help! My Kid Is Being Treated Like an Outcast

By Irene S Levine Ph.D. on February 07, 2012 in The Friendship Doctor
My 7-year-old son has recently started coming home saying that he isn't wanted at school. He asks me: Why is it that he is not accepted amongst his peers? Is there something wrong with him? He is the only second grade and has been identified as gifted and talented.

Why Steve Jobs Is a Leadership Nightmare

Steven Jobs was one of the most successful entrepreneurial leaders of the last half-century. He will likely be remembered as one of business's iconic leaders. Many of my students admire him. That is the problem.

Sleep Helps Protect Your Brain

By Gary Small M.D. on February 07, 2012 in Brain Bootcamp
The good feeling from a restful sleep may be a result of anti-inflammatory effects. Chronic brain inflammation appears to contribute to cellular deterioration that can lead to Alzheimer’s disease. Getting a good night’s sleep has a positive impact on that inflammatory process and may explain why people who sleep well regularly often look younger and have more energy.

Bedroom as Sanctuary: The Ultimate Valentine

Five steps to creating the bedroom of your dreams, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Insider Trading: Putting the "Con" in Congress

Senate Ban on Insider Trading: Noble Intent or PR Genius?

I Don't Want My Teen Hanging Around Gay Parents

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on February 06, 2012 in The Teen Doctor
What to do if your teen's friend's parents are gay men.

Other People Matter: From Birth to Death

By Christopher Peterson Ph.D. on February 06, 2012 in The Good Life
Let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. —1 John 4:7

Valentine’s Day at Hogwarts

With Valentine's Day approaching, do you know how love works in Harry Potter's world? Read about Attachment Theory, psychology's most popular theory of love, within the world of Hogwarts.

Which Actually Makes You Happier: Home-Cooked Healthy Meals, or Indulgent Meals Out?

A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrates how our expectations can conflict with the reality of what makes us happy. Figuring out the difference can help you stick with your goals and enjoy life more.

The Grey: A Metaphor for Pathology

By Jeremy Clyman Psy.D on February 06, 2012 in Reel Therapy
"The Grey" is a new survival-adventure film that offers a look not just into the world of our ancestors, but the world to which a severely anxious and depressed mind can be transported. For more on how this film offers insight into the mechanisms of such mental illness and effective ways of 'surviving' please proceed...

The Seven Stages of a Lay Meditator

By Shawn A. Tassone M.D. on February 06, 2012 in The 90 Minute Checkup
Look at meditation more as a process of spiritual growth.

5 Reasons to Serve

By Nipun Mehta on February 06, 2012 in Pay It Forward
How practicing selfless giving leads to fulfillment and inner growth

How Super Is Superhero Justice?

By Mikhail Lyubansky Ph.D. on February 06, 2012 in Between the Lines
Like speculative fiction in general, superhero stories are ultimately about ourselves. The fictional universes allow the writers to manipulate the circumstances to better examine the most complex aspects of the human experience, none more so than the issues of morality and justice.

Ayn Rand Was Wrong

The relationship of libertarianism and religion is a long and stormy one.

Appendage-itis: When You Love Too Much

Loving others so much that you become an appendage to them can undermine relationships. Excessive altruism can be problematic just like narcissism, its opposite. My client Mary explains how.

Is It Time for You to Finally Step Up?

By Susan Biali M.D. on February 06, 2012 in Prescriptions for Life
Help build a better community, workplace, and world. Encourage tolerance and kindness.
End bullying. Improve morale. Save your relationship. Is it time for you to step up? Dr. Susan Biali, M.D., shares concepts and tools from Stepping Up for Change, a new book from bestselling author John Izzo, Ph.D.

Manage Emotional Pains with RAINS

By Meg Selig on February 06, 2012 in Changepower
RAIN on your parade of negative thinking habits.

Parenting and Popular Culture: Is This the Future of American Values?

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on February 06, 2012 in The Power of Prime
I came across several recent studies that I found truly disturbing.The results don’t paint a pretty picture for the future of our children or our society as a whole. Even more damning is what it tells us about how parents are raising their children these days.

Scandal: There Is No Yale University!

By Stanton Peele on February 06, 2012 in Addiction in Society
You know the Yale Rhodes Scholar candidate who played for his team instead of going for his Rhodes interview? He's charged with sexual assault, wasn't really scheduled for an interview, and—almost worst of all—his team was crushed by Harvard (worst of all a woman was killed at the game and no one noticed). And, oh, there is no such place as Yale.

The High Failure Rate of Second and Third Marriages

By Mark Banschick M.D. on February 06, 2012 in The Intelligent Divorce
Conventional wisdom tells us that those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it, so why are second and third marriage so much more likely to fail? Author Leo Averbach returns to explain.

Don't Look for Pity When Looking for Work

Presenting one's self as a victim, or as accustomed to tragedy, or even as filled with weltschmerz (because who wouldn't be?) is no way to land a job. Sure, you had a lousy childhood and now have insomnia, issues with food, emotional stability, and anxiety. What you would really like to do is write, paint, or act. Yes, you are pretty much like everybody else.

Can Sleep Help Heal Painful Memories?

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on February 06, 2012 in Sleep Newzzz
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley examined the relationship between sleep abnormalities and the brain areas related to emotions. They discovered that REM sleep processes emotional experiences, so that these experiences feel less painful, difficult, and emotionally charged after sleep.

Zeitgeist: Boomerang and the Creation of a Narrative

By Ravi Chandra M.D. on February 06, 2012 in The Pacific Heart
Lessons from Michael Lewis’ bestseller Boomerang about human nature, and some thoughts on social psychology.