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Why Do Runaway Brides Run Away?

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D. on November 13, 2011 in In the Name of Love
A runway bride is a woman who cancels her wedding very close to the time of the ceremony or who even runs away from the ceremony itself. How can this phenomenon be explained? Why don't these women simply say “No” when the marriage is proposed?

For Sound Mental Health, Choose Your Metaphors Wisely

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on November 13, 2011 in Insight Therapy
Your mental health resiliency and sense of yourself are strongly shaped by the metaphors you use and the type of questions you ask.

Blood Pressure Readings Can Vary Widely

Research suggests that, depending on the environment, blood pressure readings can vary widely.

Changing the World One Story at a Time

By Elise Ballard on November 13, 2011 in Epiphany
It's important to share our own personal stories, not just in television, film and book formats but with one another. After Elise Ballard attended a celebration of storytelling, she had an epiphany about why sharing our stories and oral histories are so important.

The Dark House: Assumptions and Attitudes Regarding Disability

By Lynne Soraya on November 13, 2011 in Asperger's Diary
A few years ago, I was having a conversation with a coworker about her husband's passion for the television show CSI. "Did you know," I asked, "that the actor who plays the medical examiner, has a disability? His legs were amputated due to an accident." "Really!" she exclaimed, "I wonder if my husband knows that!"

Why Powerful People Break Laws and Misbehave

Why do the rich and powerful, and many of our top-level leaders and the rich and powerful so often seem to screw up, break laws, and engage in outrageous behavior, including sexual escapades?

Humans Are Less Violent Than Ever? Than When? And How?

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on November 13, 2011 in Moral Landscapes
Steven Pinker tells us that humans are less violent than ever. But in his review he leaves off most of human existence. Hobbesian evolutionary psychology strikes again--confusing data and ignoring the past to feel good about today.

Do You Know What “Straight” Means?

By Brian Mustanski Ph.D. on November 13, 2011 in The Sexual Continuum
It may seem obvious that if you want to know someone’s sexual orientation you could simply ask them. For example, “Are you gay?” But in reality it is much more complicated than that.

College Considerations for High-Ability Teens

By Lisa Rivero M.A. on November 13, 2011 in Creative Synthesis
Research points to more effective college options than ever before for our brightest students, especially for families willing to approach the problem with an open and creative mind.

Trauma and Psychosis

By Stephen Joseph Ph.D. on November 13, 2011 in What Doesn't Kill Us
It is not only PTSD that results from trauma

Is Self-Loathing an "All-or-Nothing" Proposition?

Does self-loathing imply that you have to feel inadequate about all aspects of yourself? Or can you feel good about some things, but feel that they're not as important as the "bad" things? And what does this have to do with virtue ethics?

The Face Behind the Screen

Anonymity is the concealing of one's identity online. It can be done in the form of aliases or pseudonyms (creating a false name online). It's a dangerous form of cyberbullying because the perpetrator feels powerful and free to say and do whatever they want.

Loving Me Means Walking in My Shoes

By Frances Cohen Praver Ph.D. on November 13, 2011 in Love Doc
The most erogenous zone in the body is the brain. Here then is how you can use the brain in a sexy manner. Try to listen and take the pulse of your partner, then, step into your partner's shoes emotionally. You will achieve a wonderful of empathic attunement in which you "get" each other.

What Makes Sunday Nights So Hard?

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on November 13, 2011 in Off the Couch
And what can you do to make them better?

The Truth about Marijuana and Pregnancy

By Ira J. Chasnoff M.D. on November 12, 2011 in Aristotle's Child
Few if any states that have legislated the availability of medical marijuana have included guidelines for prescribing marijuana to pregnant women.

Moral Obligations for Thee but Not for Me?

By Pete Shanks on November 12, 2011 in Genetic Crossroads
Calls for the general public to volunteer for clinical trials sit strangely with the behavior of some pharmaceutical companies and physicians.

Penn State: The Psychology of the Failure to Report

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on November 12, 2011 in Just Listen
Let he who has experienced horror and terror and frozen in their tracks throw the first stone.

Some Secrets to a Good Night's Sleep

Don’t Believe Anything You Think Between Midnight and 6am. One thing’s for sure, your thoughts are distorted in the middle of the night and whatever it is you’re chewing on will not seem so bad when the sun is up.

Undateable: Guest Post by Elliott Lewis

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on November 12, 2011 in Living Single
Friends or lovers? Guest blogger Elliott Lewis tells his personal story and reflects on possible differences between men and women in the desire to be lovers vs. friends.

A Vision for Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street protestors, and those they inspired around the country and the world, are doing most things right, but something important is missing: a positive vision that creates hope and engages others.

How Society Grades Teachers

Politicians and corporate leaders want to grade teachers on student test scores. But how will society grade them? A good deal of their effectiveness may be assessed by how future generations become engaged in democracy and social change.

Paterno, Penn State, and Pedophilia

By Stuart Fischoff Ph.D. on November 12, 2011 in The Media Zone
What did Joe say to Sandusky after he was told the horrific news? He had to have contacted Sandusky, didn't he?