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Maslow and the Baby Boomers

By Edward Hoffman Ph.D. on September 05, 2011 in The Peak Experience

What Does Recovery from an Eating Disorder Look Like?

By Marcia Herrin Ed.D., M.P.H., on September 05, 2011 in Eating Disorders News
Recovery from an eating disorder promises that you'll feel carefree about weight and eating.

Putting the "Muscular" Back in Muscular Christianity

By Christopher Lane Ph.D. on September 05, 2011 in Side Effects
Are Christian men experiencing an identity or gender crisis?

What's In a Label?

By Joanne Limburg on September 05, 2011 in The Woman Who Thought Too Much
Why being diagnosed needn't be the worse thing that ever happens to you - or the best thing either.

Remembering the Unacknowledged Victims of the 9/11 Attacks

By Toni Bernhard J.D. on September 05, 2011 in Turning Straw Into Gold
By Wednesday, September 12th, 2001, they wondered if they should call the wedding off. Who would want to come and, if they did come, who would be in a celebratory mood?

The Risks of Being Honest with Ourselves

By Gordon S Livingston M.D. on September 05, 2011 in Lifelines
We search so hard for heroes to inspire us that the word hero itself has lost much of it meaning. Risk and choice are no longer required; simple competence or the putting on of a uniform is now sufficient.
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Talking with Children About 9/11

When the walls came down on 9/11, many of us felt like our own foundations were shaken. How do we explain the unthinkable to our children?

How Creative Ideas Take Shape

By Liane Gabora Ph.D. on September 04, 2011 in Mindbloggling
Divergent thought is divergent not in the sense of generating multiple possibilities but in the sense of producing a promising idea that is vague or unfocused, like a diverging beam of light. Similarly, convergent thought is convergent not in the sense of selecting amongst alternatives but in the sense of bringing a vague idea into focus, like a converging beam of light.
Do You Underestimate the Joys of Nature?

Do You Underestimate the Joys of Nature?

Why are we surprised at how good it feels to take a hike? A new experiment demonstrates that people significantly underestimate the psychological boost they would get from taking a walk in a natural environment.

What Was Maslow's View of Peak-Experiences?

By Edward Hoffman Ph.D. on September 04, 2011 in The Peak Experience

The Life and Legacy of Abraham Maslow

By Edward Hoffman Ph.D. on September 04, 2011 in The Peak Experience

Thank Goodness There's No Escaping Choice

We are always choosing. We can't not choose, for even if we don't consciously choose something, the not-choosing is a choice. When I understand that living includes choosing, always and in every moment, this awareness is very profound. This process of choosing can be liberating and empowering as well as anxiety provoking and frightening.
Be Love Now: A Visit With Ram Dass

Be Love Now: A Visit With Ram Dass

By Eliezer Sobel on September 02, 2011 in The 99th Monkey
It was 1997. I was visiting the Neem Karoli Baba ashram in Vrindaban, India, when I learned that my old friend and spiritual teacher, Ram Dass, had had a major, possibly life-threatening stroke. How strange to hear such news in that particular place?

What Do You Do When You Have a Toxic Boss: Part 1

Are you miserable at work because your boss is a jerk? Cheer up: You can still thrive!

Should You Look Back on the Past with Rose-Colored Glasses?

By Art Markman Ph.D. on September 02, 2011 in Ulterior Motives
An old song says, "Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative." The advice in this song is simple. Focus on the positive elements of your life. Is that always good advice?

Is It Fair to Soak the Poor?

By Peter Corning Ph.D. on September 02, 2011 in The Fair Society
Warren Buffet, among many others, thinks the rich should pay more taxes. Some Robin Hoods in reverse claim the poor should be paying more taxes instead. How come?

Seeing CEOs Without Halos

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on September 01, 2011 in Hidden Motives
The idealized glow of a halo makes it hard to see clearly – and to think straight. We are reminded about this now as Steve Jobs has stepped down as Apple’s CEO, and the press is full of dire warnings about the company’s future.

Aunting & Uncling Essentials: Third-party Perspectives

By Robert M. Milardo Ph.D. on September 01, 2011 in Next to Kin

Don't Touch My Junk: Media and The Cliché Epidemic

By Stuart Fischoff Ph.D. on September 01, 2011 in The Media Zone
Seriously though, can people who fly their planes into symbolic U.S. landmarks really be called cowards? Terrorists? Yes. Martyrs? I suppose. But cowards? Not on your life. Or theirs.
Changing Your Definition of "Bad"

Changing Your Definition of "Bad"

How changing your idea of "bad" behavior can make you feel good.