The Latest

The Stalker in All of Us
When Pickiness Pays
Neat Freaks
When Obsessions Help

If Beautiful People Have Daughters, Why Do Posh and Becks Have Three Sons?

By Satoshi Kanazawa on January 30, 2011 in The Scientific Fundamentalist
One of the first questions that journalists and other civilians often ask me when I describe my repeated findings that beautiful people have more daughters is “So why do Posh and Becks have three sons?” Such questions, while understandable at some level, nonetheless betray ignorance of the danger of relying on manwho statistics, in other words, anecdotes.

Tick, tock, tick - Hugs and life in 3 second intervals

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on January 30, 2011 in All About Addiction
The pace of our life is set by our internal clock and 3 seconds at a time is apparently about all we can handle.

Schools Serving Psychology for Lunch

By E E Smith on January 30, 2011 in Not Born Yesterday
I don't know about this. There's a new study which would have us believe that kids will make better choices in school cafeteria lines if a little psychology is used...

The Psychology of Finances

By Bret A. Moore Psy.D., ABPP on January 30, 2011 in The Camouflage Couch

Unchain my heart, baby let me go

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D. on January 30, 2011 in In the Name of Love
Love is often considered to be the most profound expression of freedom-you let your heart lead the way to what you really want. But often love is considered to be a kind of restrictive chain that prevents you from doing what you really want to do. Why should someone want to be unchained from love, the greatest pleasure on earth?

That Bad Bad Feeling Inside

It's a remarkable thing though, when you reflect on it, that the process of thinking something can cause such intense physical pain. Often not much has changed in our actual lives - we still live in the same apartment and do the same job, getting into the same bed each night to try to go to sleep. But inside there's an invisible world that affects us so deeply.

Do First Things First.

By Gretchen Rubin on January 29, 2011 in The Happiness Project
I'm constantly on the hunt for insights about happiness, or ideas about how to be happier -- which probably makes me a somewhat tiresome companion at times. In any event, I was talking to a friend of mine about her views on happiness, and she said, "I try to remember to do first things first."

Making decisions can be hard. Do your instincts help or hinder the process?

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on January 29, 2011 in Off the Couch
 Making decisions can be hard. Do your instincts help or hinder the process?
That Porn in Your Head
The Safest Sex
Escape from the Humdrum

Putting Children to Bed: A Win-Win Proposition

By Kevin D. Arnold Ph.D., ABPP on January 29, 2011 in The Older Dad
Few things are more amazing than watching a child sleep after being put to bed. 

Tips on raising a teen with autism

By Chantal Sicile-Kira on January 29, 2011 in The Autism Advocate
Here are some tips to help you and your teen on the spectrum not only survive the adolescent years, but to grow in a positive way:

What's Your Story Grandma? Rx for Care

By Mary Beth Sammons on January 28, 2011 in The Story of Our Lives
 The Power of Story: The benefits of seniors' stories shared during significant illness

Complain to Your Spouse without Starting an Argument

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on January 28, 2011 in The Squeaky Wheel
Most arguments between couples begin when one person voices a complaint to the other that sparks a defensive or hostile reaction. Knowing how to complain effectively to a spouse or partner can improve communication and save your marriage. Learn the basic formula by watching this 2:30 minute video.  

Give up Worry by Recognizing it as a Bad Habit

By Marci G. Fox Ph.D. on January 28, 2011 in Think Confident, Be Confident
Worry is made up of nagging, persistent thoughts that circle around in your head. It is "what if" statements, worst-case scenarios, and awful predictions. The act of worrying is an obsessive, habitual behavior-and one that you can give up. Here are 9 tips to help you put up boundaries around your worry.

On the Limitations of Parenting

By Perry R. Branson M.D. on January 28, 2011 in ShrinkWrapped
 Amy Chua's description of her parenting is highly schematic and unbalanced; there is no single, "best" way to raise healthy children just as there is no single "best" definition of a healthy adult.
The Double Life of Women
How tears "talk"
First Impressions

Shhh! Confidentiality in group therapy: It's no joke

By Daniel J. Tomasulo PhD., MFA, MAPP on January 27, 2011 in The Healing Crowd

Does Oxytocin Not Like the Look of Your Name?

By Meg Daley Olmert on January 27, 2011 in Made For Each Other
To connect or not to connect...that is the oxytocin question.     

Stories Are the Antidote to Information Overload

What does it mean when we have real-time on-demand information? We have more information that we know what to do with. We have a filter shortage. Stories are the way to contextualize information so people hear what you have to say. Macy's and Downy are missing an opportunity by not making a stunt into a story.

Do You Need to Speak Up?

By Susan Biali M.D. on January 27, 2011 in Prescriptions for Life
Whether it's standing up to a bully or telling the truth to a friend, being honest frees you, increases self-respect and respects the relationship. 

A New "Moore's Law" for Neuroscience

By Michael Chorost Ph.D. on January 27, 2011 in World Wide Mind
According to Moore's Law, the number of transistors on a chip doubles approximately every two years. Now, welcome Stevenson & Kording's Law: the number of neurons that can be tracked in the brain doubles every 7.4 years. What are the implications of that?

The princess-industrial complex

By Laurie Essig Ph.D. on January 27, 2011 in Love, Inc
Is pink a universal phase of childhood development or a result of the princess-industrial complex?

On the Collapse of Complex Societies

By Perry R. Branson M.D. on January 27, 2011 in ShrinkWrapped
There are many current versions of Apocalypse porn; Mark Steyn offers an excellent example; there are also serious studies of Societal Collapse and Joseph Tainter's book is an important read.

Silly Uses of Sleeping Pills

Sleep is necessary for life; sleeping pills are not.