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Darling, Are You Suspicious of Me?

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D. on September 25, 2009 in In the Name of Love
Jealousy stems from the desire to be "favored" in some respect and the fear that one is not. Suspicious jealousy is a type of jealousy, which is not based on the actual deeds of our partner, but merely on our state of mind. This type of jealousy is hard to bear as we are not sure what the real situation is and the optimal course of action is unclear. 
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The Angry Smile: Recognizing and Responding to Your Child's Passive Aggressive Behaviors

As parents, most of us have been in situations where traveling the low road is irresistible and we become temporarily reckless in our driving. But anytime we mirror a child's passive aggressive behavior instead of modeling a healthier way to interact, our victories add up to long-term relationship damage and lasting hostilities.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 children and adolescents.

Field of Dreams

By Anneli Rufus on September 23, 2009 in Stuck
Dream researcher Ryan Hurd finds great significance in the plotlines and imagery of dreams, believing that those narratives unspooling in our sleeping lives bear potent wisdom, even warnings, for our waking ones.

Cooperation vs. Competition: Not an Either/Or Proposition

By John Tauer Ph.D. on September 22, 2009 in Goal Posts
In a subsequent post, we’ll examine factors that determine when the millions of children who participate in youth sports derive the intended benefits of intergroup competition and when they do not. In the meantime, I’m curious to read examples when you’ve seen children benefit or suffer in team sports, as opposed to individual sports, and why.
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Fashion Weekly, Part II

By Lynn Phillips on September 22, 2009 in Dream On

Are You Ready To Practice Mindful Eating?

By Karen Leland on September 22, 2009 in The Perfect Blend
Getting old is a bitch. But the upside of our downward intestinal fortitude is that it has required us to become more mindful eaters. So when I ran across the work of Susan Albers, I was intrigued. Here's her take on the practice of mindful eating.

The Impact of Men on Women's Eating

By Catherine A Sanderson Ph.D. on September 21, 2009 in Body Talk
Does the desirability of a man influence how many M & Ms women eat in a casual conversation?

Sports: Introduction to Prime Sport

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on September 21, 2009 in The Power of Prime
When you compete in your sport, you will, in fact, be competing in two competitions. The obvious competition is the one that occurs against your opponent. The more important competition, though, is the mental game that you play inside your head against yourself. Here is a simple reality: If you don't win the mental game, you won't win the competitive game.

No Stages of Grief

By Russell Friedman on September 21, 2009 in Broken Hearts

Canine Friends to the End

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C. on September 21, 2009 in Canine Corner
Evidence of the emotional support that dogs provide comes from the fact that some people, facing what they know to be their immanent death, choose to spend their last moments of life with their dogs.

Emotional Extortion: How Adolescents Manipulate Parents

To let an adolescence use expression of intense emotionality to get their way is to encourage manipulation. Better to insist on declaration instead: "When you are through acting upset and want to talk about what it is you specifically want or do not want to have happen, I am ready to listen."
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Management Rewired: What Can Brain Science Tell Us About Leadership?

By Ray Williams on September 19, 2009 in Wired for Success
Research on how the human brain can affect behaviors--called neuroscience, or the popular term, brain science--has yet to be fully appreciated by leaders of organizations. That knowledge could have a significant impact on how leaders are trained and what they do.  In the past few decades, scientists have gained new and more accurate scientific views of human behavior, studying the human brain. Organizational change that takes into account the physiological nature of the brain and ways that predisposes people to resist or cooperate with leaders can be extremely useful for leaders.

Addiction is treatable

By Harold C Urschel III, M.D. on September 18, 2009 in Revolutionary Recovery: Healing the Addicted Brain

Business: A New Perspective on Corporate Performance

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on September 18, 2009 in The Power of Prime
What level of performance do you want to attain? Do you want to achieve "peak performance?" For many people in the business world, that is the goal to which they aspire. Peak performance has become part of our language of achievement, first used by coaches and athletes, it has since been adopted by businesspeople, consultants, and motivational speakers. People typically think of peak performance as performing their best, as being at the top of their game. That sounds good, doesn’t it? Who wouldn’t want to achieve peak performance?