The holidays are a time of family togetherness, and for the typical family, that often means plenty of holiday food and lots of time spent together. But for families coping with eating disorders, holiday meals can so often be more of a struggle than a celebration.
How exactly does a daily dose of porn influence a persons mental health? My research with more than 400 men reveals that individuals who view porn everyday are experiencing elevated levels of depression.
When you unplug and wait for a minute, you restore yourself to your factory default settings, which for most of us tends to be generous, open-hearted, creative, connected, and hopeful. That makes us more likely to be effective when we plug back in.
Ten years ago, Shani Raviv admitted to herself that she had anorexia nervosa and began her healing process. This month, she became a mother. Here's her essay, giving thanks for the baby she thought she'd never have.
By guest blogger Ricardo Mendoza Lepe: In the wake of the Occupy Wall-Street (OWS) movement, there has been a lot of criticism of police beatings of students and civilians. Thanks to technology, videos can be seen all over the Internet about of police officers beating and pepper-spraying protesters. As we watch in horror....
With all of the photos that friends share, every once in a while a photo shines that makes us stop and think and be grateful. In my case, someone whom I envision as hot and sexy—but who nonetheless managed to find a way to turn up the volume on the Italian in me—sent me the ultimate in one of those “life-affirming treasures.”
Could washing your hands or getting a flu shot make you less prejudiced against foreigners? A series of fascinating studies just released in Psych Science explores the preventative implications of understanding the Behavioral Immune System.
Ours is said to be a narcissistic society, fostering self-absorption, feelings of entitlement, and exploitation of others to meet personal goals. A little bit of narcissism may not be all that unhealthy, but when you let narcissism take over your life, you can get into real trouble. Take heed of these 5 danger signals that you’ve entered the narcissistic bubble.
The beauty of psychology research is that it can make you think differently about things. A case in point comes from the ongoing research on the influence of violent video games on aggressive behavior.
I'm a huge fan of Twilight (books and movies)—a fact about myself that continues to fascinate and puzzle me. Last night, I went to see the fourth movie in the Twilight series, Breaking Dawn, which inspired me to look back at a post I wrote two years ago. I really love that post, so here it is again.