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Redirected Aggression: Retaliation and the TSA

By Catherine Salmon Ph.D. on September 29, 2011 in Ape Girl
How often are TSA “pat-downs” about redirected aggression and retaliation rather than air safety and will it cause more payback down the line?

Understand the 'why' Before You Decide to Buy

A friend recently called to tell me that his mother bought a new car. His mom is eighty-eight years old; and her new set of wheels are on a Ford Mustang convertible … all black, and loaded. With its 5.0 liter V8 engine, mom’s car moves! My friend is concerned. His mother is thrilled.

9 Questions to Ask about Someone's Big, Life-Changing Trip

By Gretchen Rubin on September 29, 2011 in The Happiness Project
One of my resolutions is to Enter into the interests of other people's lives. When you think of people getting along harmoniously – whether in a family, or among friends, or in an office – people make an effort to enter into the interests of each other’s lives.

Uncertainty by Jonathan Fields: A Quick Book Review

By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on September 29, 2011 in Tracking Wonder
Are some successful people innately or genetically disposed to "lean into uncertainty" and its three hobgoblins of fear, doubt, and anxiety? The just-released book by Jonathan Fields, Uncertainty pursues that question and offers grounded insight.

The Other Side of Workplace Trust

Do you trust your employees to work from home? Use the internet at work? Be where they say they are? What impact is their perception of being trusted or not being trusted by you having on your organization's results?

The Jumpers

By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on September 29, 2011 in Out of the Darkness
A second chance to correct the tragic mistake of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.

Collapsing the Wave: Creating New Realities

By Mel Schwartz L.C.S.W. on September 29, 2011 in A Shift of Mind
We can utilize some of the remarkable discoveries from quantum physics to enable breakthrough changes in our thinking and in our lives. We struggle with change primarily because of how we think and how we believe reality to be operating. This article illuminates a simple yet profound approach for achieving new personal potential.

Stealing from the Rich

Would it be morally acceptable to steal food from a wealthy agricultural corporation if your intentions were to give it to the poor?

Have Monkeys Typed Shakespeare?

By Ian Stewart on September 29, 2011 in Math's Eye View
The Infinite Monkey Theorem says that random typing will eventually produce the complete works of William Shakespeare. Have virtual monkeys operating in the cloud now succeeded?

Wangari Maathai: A Hero of Mine Is Dead

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on September 29, 2011 in Am I Right?
Social activism and humility made the world better

Helen or Hélène?

By Francois Grosjean Ph.D. on September 29, 2011 in Life as a Bilingual
When bilinguals interact among themselves, they sometimes intermingle their languages, either by code-switching or by borrowing. The latter process is fascinating not only because it occurs widely but also because it can have an interesting impact on language understanding.

5 Quick and Easy Ways to Beat the Afternoon Slump

Afternoon slumps are a normal part of our bodies' natural rhythms, but there are quick and easy tricks you can use to feel as energized and productive after lunch as you did before.

Linguistic Make-Over: 'And' Versus 'But'

By Seth Slater M.F.A. on September 28, 2011 in The Dolphin Divide
Can word choice block our messages? Good communicators know that words matter -- as do the associations they trigger -- and even the little ones can make a difference.

The Power of Music Therapy

By Susan R Barry Ph.D. on September 28, 2011 in Eyes on the Brain
Searching for some way to help my father, I found music therapy.

The Four Pillars of Mental Health and Transformation

By Ravi Chandra M.D. on September 28, 2011 in The Pacific Heart
Poetry, Philosophy, Psychology and People: the Four Pillars of Mental Health and Transformation. With a review of three important books of Asian American poetry.

What's in a Name?

By Greg Markway Ph.D., on September 28, 2011 in Shyness Is Nice
My wife, Barb, has always loved names. She's the kind of person who wants to know the name of a paint color before she will consider how it will look on our walls--something like Mocha Java would likely meet her approval.

Sexy Bees and Their Dream Houses

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on September 28, 2011 in Creating in Flow
There's probably nothing more fascinating than human sex, but how other species do it is pretty compelling too.

Sources of Personality Quirks

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on September 28, 2011 in Singletons
Everyone’s a bit strange in his own way, but what are--and are not--the sources of individual quirks? On whom should we pin them?

Introducing ... Inside the Consumer Mind

Sigmund Freud observed that, “The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water.” This blog, Inside the Consumer Mind, will make deep dives beneath the surface to explore what is known about the psychological processes that influence consumer behavior.

The "Polish" and Other Fashionable Gestures

A new hand gesture is all the rage. What is the "Polish" and what does it mean?

If You’re Married and Your Sex Life Sucks – Act!

Most marriage counselors know that the biggest problem people face is avoidance. Many couples don’t know how to talk to each other about painful sensitive topics, so years go by with both of them skirting around issues until something breaks and the bitterness spills out.

The Beauty of Sport and Why I Love Arsenal

By Michael W Austin on September 28, 2011 in Ethics for Everyone
What is most important in sport--beauty or victory? Why not both?

How Gratitude Influences Loving Behavior

Gratitude leads to love in more ways than one. Read the research and find out how to make it work for your relationship. You will be thankful that you did!

Shoppers Are Whistling New Tunes

By Kit Yarrow Ph.D. on September 28, 2011 in The Why Behind the Buy
Sales of snazzy goodies like nail polish, handbags, wine and cheesecake are soaring. Meanwhile, ugly stepsister products like fertilizer, shoe polish and vacuum cleaner bags languish on store shelves. Here's why.

Quieting Fears of Personal Rejection

By Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on September 28, 2011 in Making Change
Social relationships can bring a sense of connection, happiness, and meaning to our lives. Unfortunately, for many people, they bring anxiety and worry; not to mention loneliness. Though it might feel out of reach, there are ways for them to nurture happy, healthy relationships.