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The Dark Night
Cold Comfort
The Dark Night
Cold Comfort

Thinking about the Holidays

By Phyllis R. Silverman Ph.D. on December 29, 2009 in Raising Grieving Children
A Fateful First Act
Phantom Pregnancy
Forty is the New Twenty
Breeding Babies

Easy Promises To Cure Psychopathology Are Not Valid

By Henry Kellerman Ph.D. on December 28, 2009 in Thinking Matters
Hourly Wages and the Joy Meter
Success, Money, and Bliss
Money and Happiness
The Pursuit of Happiness
Hourly Wages and the Joy Meter
Success, Money, and Bliss
Money and Happiness
The Pursuit of Happiness

Why Is Health Care a Right?

By Satoshi Kanazawa on December 27, 2009 in The Scientific Fundamentalist
In the partisan debate on the current health care reform in Congress, nobody on either side seems to question the underlying assumption that basic health care is a right, not a privilege. But why is health care a right?

Keep Your Eye on the Ball!!!

By James Stein Ph.D. on December 27, 2009 in You Are What You Decide
Here's your opportunity to test your decision-making skills with a history-making decision that helped determine why you're reading this blog in English rather than in German.

Relational Models Theory: Business and friendship, and love oh my!

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on December 27, 2009 in Ambigamy
Social psychology's Relational Models Theory suggests that we interact with each other following two distinct sets of social rules. One is business mode, in which you keep track of who owes what. The other is friendship mode, in which you don't keep track.
The Newlyweds Vs. The Singles
The Secret to a Happy Marriage
Extra Marital Advice
Will Your Marriage Last?

Why Justin Duchscherer is a Hero

By Jonathan Rottenberg Ph.D. on December 26, 2009 in Charting the Depths
Today I read the news that the Oakland A's decided to resign pitcher Justin Duchscherer. I don't root for the A's, or even like baseball, but boy did this story made me feel hopeful.

Where does the time go?

By Christine Louise Hohlbaum on December 26, 2009 in The Power of Slow
How we spend our time says a lot about who we are. If we spend most of our leisure time outdoors, we have a different take on the world than someone who spends it in front of a screen.

Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions by Learning How to Embrace Your Resistance to Change

By Ronald Alexander Ph.D. on December 23, 2009 in The Wise Open Mind
 It's that time again to make your New Year's Resolution.  For many that means making the same resolutions we’ve made—and haven’t fulfilled—year after year. Make 2010 the time for REAL success by learning how to work with and embrace your resistance to change instead of trying to struggle or over come them.  Also understand the payoffs that we have to this resistance, as these are what are holding you back from moving forward.

Heft During the Holidays: A Weighty Issue

By Jennifer Baumgartner Psy.D. on December 23, 2009 in The Psychology of Dress
As Christmas winds down, and we are on the precipice of a New Year, we are reminded of our holiday mistakes...and extra slice of cheesecake, a mug of eggnog, a heaping helping of mashed potatoes. Losing weight and getting into shape in the most popular of the New Year's resolutions and often the most difficult to maintain.

Buy Now, Pay Later: New Year's Resolutions, Self-deception and Procrastination

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on December 23, 2009 in Don't Delay
You've got to love New Year's resolutions. The self-righteous act makes us feel good now, but we pay later. In fact, I think these resolutions are a form of culturally-scripted procrastination that actually results in greater self-regulatory failure.

ASEXUALS: Who Are They and Why Are They Important?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on December 23, 2009 in Living Single
Asexuality poses a challenge to some of our most fundamental beliefs about humans and their feelings.

Screamed Spinach

By Steve Livingston on December 23, 2009 in Tinted Lenses
A recent New York Times article asserted that recent research on plant behavior works against the case for vegetarianism.  In this post, I consider whether plants have feelings, whether they "want to live", and what this new plant science means for ethical eating habits.  (Spoiler: not much.)  I also respond in advance to some boilerplate reader rebuttals.

Eight Reasons Why You Should Lose Your Job

By Thuy Sindell, Ph.D. and Milo Sindell, M.S. on December 22, 2009 in The End of Work As You Know It
Take a look in the mirror. Should your company show you the door?