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Why are Millennials Outspoken?

Millennials were raised by the generation that rode bicycles without helmets, were told that children should be seen and not heard, played in playgrounds made of cement and steel...

Neuroscience Insights from Video Game & Drug Addiction

By Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed. on October 29, 2011 in Radical Teaching
Video games are not the enemy of children’s successful and motivated learning, but rather a model for best strategies to apply to all learning. The same brain processes and neurochemicals that compel video gamers can be activated to increase children’s brains’ motivation to do homework with focus, reverse school negativity, & reignite their joy of learning.

The Mystery of Trust

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on October 29, 2011 in One Among Many
The very notion of trust requires that we do not solve its mystery. Trust me on this one.

Navigation: It's All In Your Head

By Susan R Barry Ph.D. on October 29, 2011 in Eyes on the Brain
How do you find your way? Do you always follow a familiar route or do you carry a map in your head? People who use different navigational strategies use their brains in different ways.

The Art of Constructive Criticism

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on October 29, 2011 in Think Well
Do you want to master the art of giving constructive criticism? Here are three keys to doing it well

Attachment, Grief, and Complicated Grief

By Mitchell A. Levick Ph.D. on October 29, 2011 in Am I Normal?
We recently buried my grandmother.People say she lived a good life; she did. People say she was fortunate to live a long life, especially without tremendously debilitating ailments; that's true, too. People say how fortunate my family and I have been to have had such a vital addition in our lives for so long. True, true, true: it's all true.

Hollywood, Halloween and Horror Movies—a Killer Formula

By Stuart Fischoff Ph.D. on October 29, 2011 in The Media Zone
Older people prefer haunted, more existentially pained monsters, like Frankenstein or the Wolf Man. Younger generations are more partial to mindless killing machines like "Nightmare on Elm Street's" Freddy Krueger.Talk about generation gaps and monster identification contrasts!

Is Christopher Hitchens an Alcoholic?

By Stanton Peele on October 29, 2011 in Addiction in Society
It can be a difficult task to analyze whether any individual's drinking, even if it is quite heavy drinking, is alcoholic, especially if the person is highly productive and successful. If such a person, like Churchill, claims not to be alcoholic, are you going to tell him otherwise?

My Daughter Is Dating a Creep

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on October 29, 2011 in The Teen Doctor
What to do if you suspect teen dating violence

Friends: Helper, Healer, Lifesaver...

By Robin Zarel LCSW on October 29, 2011 in Mind Over Matter
Having friends and being a friend can improve your physical and mental health.

Can an Animal Be a "Slave"?

Yes, when I see elephants in chains, I do sometimes think they are "slaves"--or at least, "being treated like slaves." But I'm making species distinctions, and I don't know how to avoid that.

On Character

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on October 29, 2011 in Am I Right?
We can't change our foundation but we can undo bad habits and develop new ones.

Three Steps to Getting Sexy Back

So many patients I've helped say, "I'm not attracted to my partner anymore." Hate to say it, but this is normal. When we are in disillusionment, our partner seems more toad than princess or prince. Here are the three tips you need to stay sexual with your partner.

4 Easy Ways to Talk Yourself Out of Overeating Halloween Candy

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on October 29, 2011 in Comfort Cravings
Let's take a few moments to identify some of the most common Halloween thought sabotagers and easy ways to address them.

Motivation: The Why’s of Behavior

From instincts to incentives, what are psychology’s explanations for our behavior? Although psychology doesn’t provide a one-size-fits-all theory of motivation, each approach can give your important self-insights.

Superfluidity: Peak Performance Beyond a State of 'Flow'

By Christopher Bergland on October 29, 2011 in The Athlete's Way
The word Flow is synonymous with ‘being in the zone' or in the ‘Flow channel' or in a state ‘fluid performance'. Superfluidity is the supreme Flow experience. It is an ego-less state of "Super Flow" marked by zero friction (rubbing/slowing), zero viscosity (resistance to flowing) and Superconductivity (zero loss of energy).

How Behavioral Economics Can Make You Exercise

Can the pain of losing hypothetical, meaningless points, drive people to exercise? Learn how to harness behavioral economics toward achieving your goals.

What If You're—Surprise!—in a YouTube Video?

The world's single most terrifying statement is this: "I wasn't sure if you knew there was a clip of you as a student on YouTube."