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When You're Not a Mother on Mother's Day

By Melanie Notkin on May 09, 2012 in Savvy Auntie
Babies are born from the womb. Maternity is born from the soul. There are many ways to mother.

Interview with Dr. Ari Tuckman on Adult ADHD

Ari Tuckman PsyD MBA, psychologist and author, discusses how ADHD changes over the lifespan, how to bring up the possibility of ADHD with someone you love, and much more.

Man Down, Man Down

By Peter B. Gray Ph.D. on May 09, 2012 in The Evolving Father
In a new book, Liza Mundy explores the world of The Richer Sex. This is a world where women are better educated than men, and increasingly earn more than men.

Atheists: The Last Minority to Get Civil Rights?

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on May 09, 2012 in The Human Beast
In America, freedom of religion does not yet include freedom from religion. If you doubt that try spending time in a very religious state such as Alabama.

The Often Fruitless Search for "a Motive" Behind a Crime

In a Washington Post article, the sub-headline of a story is "Va. Professor Target: Suspect irked about poor grade, police say." The news article concerns a community college student who allegedly tried to shoot his math teacher.

The Cognitive Consequences of My Sister’s Cardiac Arrest

My younger sister had a cardiac arrest four years ago, when she was almost 14. She has had to deal with decreased cognitive ability, memory loss, and emotional trauma. This is her story.

Austerity Vs Democracy

By Russell Razzaque M.D. on May 09, 2012 in Political Intelligence
In these precarious times, emotionally intelligent leadership is about demonstrating a genuine connection with voters, rooted in compassion.
From Beatlemania to Fifty Shades of Grey: Why Human Courtship Is a Social Event

From Beatlemania to Fifty Shades of Grey: Why Human Courtship Is a Social Event

By Stephen Snyder M.D. on May 09, 2012 in SexualityToday
"It's a proven scientific fact," wrote Anonymous, "that women base their decisions largely on what the majority chooses. Women are social creatures."

Creatures of Story

Humans are storytelling animals. We are, as a species, addicted to story. But the addiction runs deeper than we think.

Stories Create the World

By Jeff Wise on May 09, 2012 in Extreme Fear
Everything we see, touch, hear, or smell is infused with significance thanks to irresistible subconscious processes. We can’t help being immersed in meaning. But we can change what things mean.

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Me?

By Carl Alasko Ph.D. on May 09, 2012 in Beyond Blame
My experience has taught me that people who have difficulty recognizing when they're being exploited have a specific problem: they allow their emotions to overwhelm their thinking.

Humpback Whales Protect a Gray Whale from Killer Whales

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on May 08, 2012 in Animal Emotions
Humpback whales intervene in an attack by killer whales on a gray whale calf. And a pit bull named Lilly rescues her unconscious human companion from the path of a freight train and stands guard though severely injured. Compassion, empathy, and consciousness are widespread among various animals.
Love: The More You Use, The More You Save?

Love: The More You Use, The More You Save?

In many popular songs, lovers ask their beloveds to save their love for them. However, there are many cases in which the more you use, the more you have. Is love one such experience?

The Geography of Learning: How Culture Shapes Memory

By Daniel Casasanto Ph.D. on May 08, 2012 in Malleable Mind
Study shows cultural attitudes can shape what people learn. Asians remember the forest, Americans and Europeans remember the trees.

Maurice Sendak: Author Who Taught Us to Love Our Unruly, Beastly Feelings

By Pamela Cytrynbaum on May 08, 2012 in Because I'm the Mom
Maurice Sendak wrote for kids with big, loud feelings and brass-band dreams; to kids (big and small) for whom being quiet and just going to bed was never the end of the discussion. It was only the beginning. He wrote for kids who felt everything in Technicolor and Dolby surround sound.
Five Steps to Finding Your Passion

Five Steps to Finding Your Passion

Five strategies for uncovering your passions and having a fabulous time while doing so.

Empathy and Combat Trauma

By Russell Carr M.D. on May 08, 2012 in Tour of Duty
We all want to help veterans bear the unspeakable experience of combat. But how do we open ourselves up to that? How do we help them bear experiences that few of us have to endure? I examine how combat veterans and their supporters can find ways to bear the darkness of combat trauma together.

What Do Mothers Secretly Want for Mother’s Day?

By Sari Cooper, CST on May 08, 2012 in Sex Esteem
Moms want Fifty Shades of Sleep, sensuality, and seduction.

Boundaries, Privacy and Intimacy Are Cultural Phenomena

When couples start with different cultural backgrounds, their his-way, her-way expectations of intimacy, of what is private and what can be shared, can be confusing.

Classical Conditioning in “A Clockwork Orange”

How classical music, classic Hollywood, and classical conditioning come together in "A Clockwork Orange."

Free Will Is an Illusion, so What?

Findings from psychology and neurosciences provide convincing evidence that free will is an illusion. A question that naturally follows is: If free will is an illusion, what are the implications? How should we think or act differently? This article explores this question.

Who am I?

By Neel Burton M.D. on May 08, 2012 in Hide and Seek
What makes you who you are? Maybe not as much as you thought.

The Comfort Zone

One of the problems psychotherapists confront on a daily basis is how to get their patients to do things that would be good for them. Dieting, exercising, leaving a bad relationship, starting a new business—these are among the many things people commonly want to accomplish, but fail to take action on.

The Health Benefits of True Friendship

By Lissa Rankin M.D. on May 08, 2012 in Owning Pink

Evolution in Schools, Asteroid Mining, and the Neuroscience of Republicans

By Max Lugavere on May 08, 2012 in The Optimalist
What do asteroids, republicans, and the education system all have in common? Not much, but they WERE all discussed on this recent show.

7 Ideas We Really Need to Stop Believing

No matter how rational you think you are, see if you can identify your own irrational beliefs in this list of 7 magical types of thinking. By learning how, and why, you hold these beliefs, you can gain insight into some of the most fundamental questions about life that confront us on a daily basis.