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Why Judgment Matters

By Jonathan Fields on February 21, 2012 in Awake at the Wheel
Exposure to judgment and uncertainty aren’t going away. Nor, as a creator, do you want them to. Judgment, delivered constructively, provides the information needed to create at higher and higher levels. And uncertainty is a signpost of novelty and innovation, telling you that what you’re creating is really worth creating.

Whitney Houston: The Song, the Movie, the Death

By Stuart Fischoff Ph.D. on February 21, 2012 in The Media Zone
But, wait a minute! Maybe what I just wrote is simply pietistic, feel good, nice, nice bullshit? Maybe it just absolves our pop culture gods of their really bad choices, immersing themselves in really bad relationships and listening to really bad counsel.

Temperance Tales: A Journalist Who Drinks Says We Aren't Demonizing Alcohol Sufficiently

By Stanton Peele on February 21, 2012 in Addiction in Society
New York Times columnist Frank Bruni enjoys cocktails and wine, but feels that Americans don't have a sufficiently negative image of alcohol, which he recommends we remedy by showing more "brains on alcohol" and creating more restrictions on drinking (although the U.S. is the only western country with a 21-year-old drinking age already). Will that work?

When the Aspirin Drops From Between "Gals'" Knees

By George Davis on February 21, 2012 in Modern Melting Pot
Fear of the aspirin's dropping is a fear of social evolution.

Hooking Up Smart — and Nasty

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on February 21, 2012 in Living Single
The writer of a popular blog claims that women who choose to live single are not really happy, but are just deluded cat ladies “hamsterwheeling” in a futile attempt to escape their “nagging sense of disappointment.”

Is Worrying About Your Teens Healthy?

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on February 20, 2012 in The Teen Doctor
What is the normal amount of parental worry?

Taking Stock: Soup for Healing Body, Mind, Mood, and Soul

Old fashioned soup is the surprising secret to putting spring in your step, sparkle in your eyes, love in the heart and lust in the loins. For those not prepared to cook, the Naughty Nutritionist proposes broth-els in every town.

The Bizarre Disorder of Hemineglect

By Jenni Ogden Ph.D. on February 20, 2012 in Trouble in Mind
Patients who have right parietal damage and suffer from left hemineglect will often copy only the right half of a drawing, eat the food off only the right side of their plate and disown their left limbs.

Mental Health Gets Boost in London’s Olympic Legacy Planning

By Michael Otto Ph.D. on February 20, 2012 in Exercise and Mood
On July 27th, the 2012 Summer Olympics will open in London, England. On March 16th, just over 4 months before and 5 miles from the Olympic opening event and stadium, over 200 mental health clinicians will be running or walking a prepared 5K course in Reagent’s Park in central London. What is the link between these two events?

Due Tomorrow. Do Tomorrow.

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on February 20, 2012 in Don't Delay
The problem for some of us is that these mean the same thing. Why do I think I'll feel more like doing it tomorrow? Why do I procrastinate?

Attention All Fathers (and Sons)

By Mark Banschick M.D. on February 20, 2012 in The Intelligent Divorce
In The Way, Martin Sheen learns how to be a Dad — the hard way.

The Psychological Skillset of George Clooney - Part II

By Jeremy Clyman Psy.D on February 20, 2012 in Reel Therapy
Want to know why George Clooney is as successful as he is? Want to learn the lessons that his life story has to teach us? Please read on for the answers...

Jeremy Lin: Beyond the Numbers

By Michael W Kraus Ph.D. on February 20, 2012 in Under the Influence
What makes Jeremy Lin a special point guard? One answer might be that his teammates trust him.

Out to Get You

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on February 20, 2012 in Shadow Boxing
Last week I wrote about serial killers who pass as normal. Some readers thought I meant that they give off no signals of their intent. More often, we're vulnerable because we don't know how to read them.

Combatting Asperger's: A Losing Proposition

By David Finch on February 20, 2012 in The Journal of Best Practices
When I realized that my marriage was in trouble largely because of my behaviors and detachment from my wife, Kristen, I initially blamed Asperger’s. I thought the only way to save our marriage was to somehow conquer my disorder. Fortunately, Kristen did what she always does when I lose sight of the big picture: She smiled, knowingly, and then showed me a different way.

Is There a Liberal Bias Among American Professors?

By Gad Saad Ph.D. on February 20, 2012 in Homo Consumericus
We often hear about the Leftist bent at American university campuses. Is this true? See the results of a study that explored voter registration data (Democrat versus Republican) across 11 universities.

The Best Friend Fantasy

By Irene S Levine Ph.D. on February 20, 2012 in The Friendship Doctor
I had a boyfriend for two months that I became madly in love with, and thought he felt the same for me. His friends constantly said they had never seen him like this. I thought of him as someone not only important romantically, but someone that would turn into my best friend.

Principle Number Five: Love Your Enemy

By Izzy Kalman on February 20, 2012 in Resilience to Bullying
The purpose of school anti-bullying policies and campaigns is to promote the development of morality in children. Unfortunately, they tend to promote hatred. To reverse this trend, we need to be teaching "Love your enemy."

My Dog Was Ready To Die—I Couldn't Let Go

By Pamela Cytrynbaum on February 20, 2012 in Because I'm the Mom
He celebrated every triumph, grieved every loss, galumphed beside us on every hike through every literal and emotional terrain, and always slept at our feet. He placed himself on bed rest with me at the end of my pregnancy. He bore witness to it all. He outlived our marriage. He was my greatest comfort. How could I let him go?

The Privatization of Highways

I advocate the complete, total, and full privatization of all roads, streets, highways, byways, avenues, and other vehicular thoroughfares. And I am serious about this—deadly serious.

The High Incidence of Post Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Anxiety and Depression

Many patients who are discharged from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) frequently suffer health problems long after they've left the hospital.

Wearing Pain: Canada Goose's Fur Policy Is Lame and Self-Serving

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on February 20, 2012 in Animal Emotions
There is no reason to kill animals for clothing. In the process of becoming a coat or trim, the bones of coyotes and many other animals go snap, crackle, and pop as they're tortured unrelentingly. Canada Goose's fur policy is laden with self-serving justifications and errors all in the name of money and the unnecessary slaughter of animals for clothing.