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Restless Legs Syndrome

By Jerome Litt M.D. on March 13, 2010 in Odd, Curious, and Rare

Detangling the Knot of Self-Deception

By Marietta McCarty on March 13, 2010 in Life Saving Philosophy
Quitting self-deception and winning back your self

Relish the Moment. In My Case, Ten Weeks on the Bestseller List.

By Gretchen Rubin on March 13, 2010 in The Happiness Project
In his book Happier, Tal Ben-Shahar describes the “arrival fallacy,” the belief that when you arrive at a certain destination, you’ll be happy. (Other fallacies include the “floating world fallacy,” the belief that immediate pleasure, cut off from future purpose, can bring happiness, and the “nihilism fallacy,” the belief that it’s not possible to become happier.) The arrival fallacy is a fallacy because arriving rarely makes you as happy as you expect.
Spring Cleaning
Summer Fun
Fall Mindfullness
Winter Blues

Down the Rabbit Hole: Nanoscience Meets Neuroscience

By Faith Brynie Ph.D. on March 13, 2010 in Brain Sense
Nanoscience stands on the threshold of radically and fundamentally transforming science, technology, and society." In what direction will nanoscience head? Neuroscience provides some answers.

Just Mush!

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on March 13, 2010 in Don't Delay
Sam Deltour is one of 72 mushers who entered the annual Iditarod Sled Dog race this year. This young man has some practical advice from the trail that can benefit us all when we face challenges in life.

Searching For Your Ex-Lover: The Value of Nostalgia

Alongside with the increasing rate of divorce and separation in modern society, we are witnessing a greater tendency to search for ex-lovers. Is such a search able to rekindle past loves and make them continue longer? The answer seems to be positive. 

Monogamy: are we - can we be - monogamous?

By Sue Johnson on March 12, 2010 in Hold Me Tight
When I ask this question, people look at me with surprise and answer derisively.

Denying Our Financial MIstakes

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on March 12, 2010 in Hidden Motives
Why We Can't Face FactsWhen victims of Charles Ponzi's original scam were offered 30 cents on the dollar, many of them refused to turn over their original notes and get what they could. Though Ponzi was in jail, they still believed he would make good on his initial promise of 50% interest. 

Time to practice what I preach

By Conner Middelmann-Whitney on March 12, 2010 in Nourish
The Art of Now
Time Flies
Never Enough Time
Implementation Intentions

Normalcy, Neurosis and Psychosis: What Is a Mental Disorder?

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D. on March 11, 2010 in Evil Deeds
Attempting to differentiate and distinguish between that which is "abnormal" or "pathological" in human behavior or experience and what is "normal" has always been a dangerous and dubious enterprise. 

What happens when modern reproductive technology meets son preference?

Tens of millions of girls have died as young children due to neglect, have been killed as infants, or were never born due to sex-selective abortions.

Replacing Politicians with Psychologists

Thanks to communications technologies, this is a whole new world--a networked one. Information is no longer a scarce resource, but critical thinking and a broader understanding of how people relate and behave are in short supply. According to psychologist Todd Kashdan, a solution is psychologists in the White House.

Betting on Behavior

By Eric Jaffe on March 11, 2010 in Headcase
The unknown story of psychology's role in the market crash

Eleven Tips for Boosting Your Sense of Quiet Focus

By Gretchen Rubin on March 11, 2010 in The Happiness Project
We all know the feeling of being overwhelmed, of being beset by distractions. The problem is – too many things are clamoring for your attention. People are trying to reach you, by phone, email, text, Twitter, IM, or old-fashioned yelling up the stairs. There are the interesting subjects you want to learn more about, on the TV or the internet or the newspaper. Noises in the background occasionally catch your ear, from the TV or radio. Your kids all talk at the same time.

Read These in Blissful Freedom from Matrimania

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on March 11, 2010 in Living Single
Oscars and Razzies, move over. It's time for the Singles Book Awards. For this great suggestion, I owe my thanks to Laurie in Ithaca. She sent me this query:"Hi Bella, I would love to read some fiction, contemporary or otherwise, that gloriously depicts the life of someone who is enjoying themselves, fully engaged, life full of people, and not focused on getting married or saving a marriage. Perhaps it could even have the theme of how marriage can work to limit a life by closing down opportunities to really get to know many different people. How without the consideration of a deeply tied in partner someone might be freer to pursue a path than they otherwise might. Stuff like that."
Frenemies
Quiet Comrades
Facebook Friends

Will You Remember to Read This Post Later When You Have Time?

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on March 10, 2010 in Don't Delay
A study published this month indicates that people who report that they manage their time well also report having good prospective and retrospective memory. Setting goals and priorities as well as a preference for being organized was also related to better memory.

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory

By Anneli Rufus on March 10, 2010 in Stuck
Within a single hour yesterday, I saw a moody winter sunset, a used diaper discarded in a gutter, an almond-fudge ice-cream cone, the televised image of a serial rapist, and a framed painting of a vivid turquoise Buddha emitting rainbow rays. Can we make profound emotional, psychological and/or spiritual changes in ourselves by spending more time looking more intently at images meant to produce those effects?