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Recognizing and Responding to Your Daughter’s Passive Aggressive Behaviors

What can any parent do to avoid the agony of victory and the defeat of healthy communication? The following guidelines offer parents strategies for maintaining their calm in a passive aggressive storm and responding in ways that lay the groundwork for less conflictual relationships with their daughters.

Married to a Sex Addict

By Frances Cohen Praver Ph.D. on December 04, 2011 in Love Doc
Sex addiction is big news these days. Chris Lee of the Daily Beast wrote The Sex Addiction Epidemic on November 25 which Newsweek featured. Whereas Lee's story followed a female sex addict, the new movie Shame follows a male sex addict. In my blog on Oct 7 2009, What Drives a Sex, I wrote about the inner world of the sex addict.

Lessons My Daughter Taught Me

By Ruth C. White Ph.D. on December 03, 2011 in Culture in Mind
Having children is a big experiment. A bigger experiment than anything science can conjure. The experiment is not just about how the child will turn out but also what kind of lessons we will learn about ourselves and about life in the process.

What I Learned from a Moroccan Carpet Merchant

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on December 03, 2011 in One Among Many
In the Medina of Fes I bought a rug. I have no idea what it is worth. Some of the psychology of bargaining started to come into focus, though.

Pornography for Tweens, at a Mall Near You!

As soon as my sister-in-law and her 12-year-old daughter entered the Abercrombie and Fitch store, they were faced with a poster-size pornographic image.

Chimpanzees in Research: Lies, Lies, and More Lies

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on December 03, 2011 in Animal Emotions
Researchers who abuse chimpanzees act as if moratoriums and agreements don't matter, as if they're above it all. They're not and each of us can easily do something now to stop the continued abuse of chimpanzees in invasive research. Time is not on the chimpanzee's side.

Do You Have an Artist's Eye?

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on December 03, 2011 in Creating in Flow
What do you get when you spend three years focusing on a single tree? If you're an artist, you might get more than you ever expected.

The Double-Edged Sword of Giftedness, Part 1: Cognitive Traits

By Christopher Taibbi M.A.T. on December 03, 2011 in Gifted-Ed Guru
A teacher recently asked me: "So why is it that it's my gifted students who are more likely to stir up the muck when I'm teaching than my other students? Aren't they supposed to love learning?"

My Toddler Doesn't Get Along with Friends: Should I Worry?

By Irene S Levine Ph.D. on December 03, 2011 in The Friendship Doctor
I'm the mother of an almost 3-year-old boy. He's an absolute delight when with mum and dad and other adults, but he's very aggressive with other children. When he meets another child, in the street, or in a play situation, he pulls a horrid face and makes growling sounds.

To the Worried, Ignorance Is Bliss

A new series of studies shows how hard it is to educate and motivate action if people are scared.

Is My Teen Daughter's Friend a Sex Abuser?

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on December 03, 2011 in The Teen Doctor
What to do if you think a teenager may become a sex abuser.

What Happens at a Pet Funeral Home?

By Jessica Pierce Ph.D. on December 03, 2011 in All Dogs Go to Heaven
Death rituals can be an important part of saying goodbye to a deceased pet, allowing people to honor what was special about their animal and create meaningful memories. One of the growing trends in animal aftercare is the pet funeral home.

Mindy McCready: What We Know about Family Abduction

By Geoffrey Greif Ph.D. on December 03, 2011 in Buddy System
When custody agreements are not adhered to, children are put at risk. From the media (which may or may not provide the whole or the correct story), we have a picture of parental abduction by singer Mindy McCready of her five-year-old son, Zander.

Political Desperation and Hatred

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on December 03, 2011 in Hidden Motives
“Anyone But Mitt”

Democratic politics, in theory, is about people choosing leaders to guide the country. But lately it has come to seem in the U.S. that the process has become vindictive and charged with hatred.

Psychology’s Top 40 Hits

The many songs about psychology and psychology-related topics should justify a Psychology category for Grammy nominations. Until that happens, though, check out this perfect playlist of top 40 hits for capturing the mood of a holiday party or just a quiet evening at home with music that will "blow your mind."

Contradictions and Differences

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on December 03, 2011 in Am I Right?
Let in that which complements your deficiencies and reject that which cancels your uniqueness.

Do You Take Your Mother to the Gym with You?

By Donna Barstow on December 03, 2011 in Ink Blots Cartoons
Do you take your mother to the gym with you? Join the club.

How to Cope with a Beautiful Narcissist

By Anthony Synnott Ph.D. on December 02, 2011 in Rethinking Men
It's not about you, dear. Sorry.

What the Face of Love Looks Like

By Sam Sommers on December 02, 2011 in Science Of Small Talk
Ever wonder what the face of love looks like? Just look in the mirror. We literally make very different faces when we interact with those we love...

Lesbian Parents

By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D. on December 02, 2011 in The Big Questions
Lesbians do not raise normal children.

Black and White Thinking Is Both a BPD and NPD Trait

By Randi Kreger on December 02, 2011 in Stop Walking on Eggshells
Being split black can happen out of the blue and can leave one reeling. One day you may be enjoying the "best" intimacy, sex, love, times of the relationship and the next you are dealing with a robot void of emotion, icy cold, and being completely ignored.

Feed the Mouse

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on December 02, 2011 in Your Wise Brain
When you help the early mammalian parts of your brain feel rewarded and fulfilled it's easier to let go of longing, disappointment and craving.

America: Land of the Takers

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on December 02, 2011 in Just Listen
How can American go from getting, having and holding on to giving, sharing and letting go?