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Here we go again! Rapist or poor, misunderstood sex addict?

By David J Ley Ph.D. on May 17, 2011 in Women Who Stray
Yet another famous man is in trouble for his sexual behaviors. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, French politician and head of the International Monetary Fund, is under arrest, sitting on Riker's Island, alleged to have raped a female maid at his high-priced hotel. And in less than twenty-four hours, this man has now been misdiagnosed as a sex addict.

Have You Joined or Started a Happiness Project Group? If Not, Do You Want To?

One of the happiness-project resolutions that has added most to my happiness is my resolution to Join or start a group.

A few words on subliminal advertising

By Art Markman Ph.D. on May 17, 2011 in Ulterior Motives
Thinking about summer movies and theater snacks often gets people thinking about subliminal advertising. Does subliminal advertising really work?

How Television Trumps Substance in Politics

By Anjana Ahuja Ph.D. on May 17, 2011 in Naturally Selected
How to run for President - without being a politician.

The Amazing Power of "Tech Breaks"

You see it in restaurants, classrooms, the dinner table, and the workplace. After about 15 minutes of concentration people have an urge to check in with their social world, most often through texting, Twitter, & Facebook. I have been advocating tech breaks to allow people a short time to clear their brain and get back to work.
Who Was a Scarier Presidential Candidate: That French Rape Guy or Mike Huckabee?

Who Was a Scarier Presidential Candidate: That French Rape Guy or Mike Huckabee?

By Stanton Peele on May 16, 2011 in Addiction in Society
Mike Huckabee believes the earth was created by God in six days -- 6,000 years ago! What a huckleberry! And he was on the verge of becoming President of the United States in the 21st Century, as we fall farther and farther behind the rest of the sane world. Is he scarier than that French rape guy, president-wise?

Who Is Worse Off than I Am? There, I Feel Better Now

If comparing ourselves favorably to others brings about happiness, is this OK?

Should Obesity Be Called a Mental Illness?

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D. on May 16, 2011 in Science Isn't Golden
Relationships between obesity and emotion

Uncovering Family: Aunts & Uncles

By Robert M. Milardo Ph.D. on May 16, 2011 in Next to Kin
I was raised in a typical Italian-American family. It was large and sociable. Family gatherings were frequent, offered occasions for parents to visit, children to play, and always centered on food and talk. Our home was near town and within a short drive were the homes of my parent's seven sisters and five brothers.

The Four Types of Female Friends to Avoid

By Jen Kim on May 16, 2011 in Valley Girl With a Brain
Not all friendships are meant to last a lifetime. Avoid these toxic female friends, who may do more harm than good.

Sick and Stuck in a Small Town

The first few years of being stuck in Davis, I longed to get away—to spend a day in San Francisco, to walk the cliffs of the Mendocino Coast, to breathe Hawaii’s fragrant air.

How the drug companies are controlling our lives Part 3

By Ray Williams on May 16, 2011 in Wired for Success
Part 3 presents evidence that questions the effectiveness claims of psychotropic drugs.
Can You Be Your Own Source of Comfort and Security? A Bold Question About Attachment

Can You Be Your Own Source of Comfort and Security? A Bold Question About Attachment

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on May 16, 2011 in Living Single
If you talk to lifelong single people in depth about how they deal with stress and worry, what will they tell you? What can attachment researchers learn from them?

5 Ways to Change Someone's Mind

An expert recently made the case that a few simple rules can help anyone change the minds of other people.

Why Are We So "Obsessed" With OCD?

By Allen H. Weg on May 15, 2011 in Living with OCD
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is relatively simple and easy to describe in clinical terms, but it is extremely difficult to fully understand. Once presented with information about this psychiatric disorder, many are left with questions.

Real Law and Order: SVU Dealing with DSK of the IMF

Can you just imagine the thousands of screenwriters doing scripts whereby Det. Olivia Benson gets to clobber the head of the International Monetary Fund as he chases her down a Sofitel hallway?

Graduation as Gratitude

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on May 15, 2011 in Head of the Class
Graduation can be a time for reflection and gratitude.
Heather Lende: Finding Faith in Everyday Life

Heather Lende: Finding Faith in Everyday Life

By Jennifer Haupt on May 15, 2011 in One True Thing
About a year after I was hit by a truck while riding a bicycle, my friend Doris asked if I had found God that day. When I said "no," I think we were both surprised.

Watch the CBS Sunday Morning Segment on Happiness

CBS Sunday Morning did a segment on happiness -- and included me! It was a lot of fun.

How the drug companies control our lives Part 2

By Ray Williams on May 14, 2011 in Wired for Success
In Part 1 of this article I described how the drug companies are making huge amounts of money marketing drugs, particularly psychotropic drugs. Part Two will examine how the profession of psychiatry is driven if not controlled by pharmaceutical companies

Mama Drama Part 2: Gratitude

By Daniel J. Tomasulo PhD., MFA, MAPP on May 14, 2011 in The Healing Crowd