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How to Avoid Becoming a Person You Hate

By Peter Bregman on November 15, 2011 in How We Work
It makes us feel better to separate ourselves from people whose behavior we don't like. It makes us feel moral, safe, and beyond reproach. But separating the other people as evil means we are more likely to lash out at them and, before we know it, become cruel ourselves.

Surprise Authorities on Introversion?

By Elizabeth Wagele on November 15, 2011 in The Career Within You

Do You Dread to Go Home?

By Gretchen Rubin on November 15, 2011 in The Happiness Project
Assay: In a novel, a mark of greatness is that a reader can return, over and over, and find something new.

Can Trauma or Angst Heal in One Session?

By Dora Calott Wang M.D. on November 15, 2011 in The Kitchen Shrink
A new psychotherapy offers the healing of years on the couch—but in just a few sessions. Really.

Silent No More—Sexual Abuse in Sports

By Mitch Abrams Psy.D. on November 14, 2011 in Sports Transgressions
The Penn State scandal reminds us that even in places that are watched over by the most moral of people, abuse can happen. Joe Paterno's reputation will forever be tarnished as a result of not taking more action. Hopefully, the silver lining to this horrible set of circumstances will be increased awareness and greater ability to protect children from future sexual abuse.

Prescription Famine–Video Blog

By Jory Goodman M.D. on November 14, 2011 in Attention, Please
Where have all the prescriptions gone?

Why Am I Such an Insecure Friend?

By Irene S Levine Ph.D. on November 14, 2011 in The Friendship Doctor
I am generally insecure when it comes to friends. I am frightened that if I don't co-operate or meet their requirements they will dump me. This was true during my college days- and now I'm married with two kids and still haven't gotten over it.

Do We Really Prefer Taller Leaders?

By Gregg R. Murray Ph.D. on November 14, 2011 in Caveman Politics
When a 5’9” professor (that would be me) talks with his 6’7” graduate student (that would be Dave Schmitz, my co-author), it is not surprising that height emerges as a topic of conversation. In our case, the conversation one day turned to the fact that the taller candidate has won the popular vote in 67% of all U.S. presidential elections.

Business: Change Your Performance Mindset

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on November 14, 2011 in The Power of Prime
When I work with businesspeople and companies, my first challenge is to convince them that profitability, whether individual or corporate, though important, should not be the primary focus.

Are the Twos Terrible Everywhere?

By Steven B. Jackson on November 14, 2011 in Culture Conscious

A Time for Every Purpose: The Science of Chronopharmacology

By Sylvia R. Karasu M.D. on November 14, 2011 in The Gravity of Weight
How much does it matter when you take your medication? The new science of chronopharmacology reveals that both effects and side effects may be affected by timing

When Did Smart Become So Dumb?

By Donna Flagg on November 14, 2011 in Office Diaries
It's time to pause for a minute and think about how we define "smart" in this country.

The Contradictions of Inequality

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on November 14, 2011 in Hidden Motives
Though Americans pay lip service to the idea that “all men are created equal,” as Jefferson put it in the Declaration of Independence, we have always taken huge inequalities for granted.

All about Brain Scans

By Norman N Holland Ph.D. on November 14, 2011 in This Is Your Brain on Culture
Find out all about brain scans. Or almost all. This site is useful for learning about neurology or if your doctor has prescribed one of these neuroimages. Check them out, and note that two of the commonest pose risks—slight risks, but you want to know about them.

Reduce Holiday Stress by Educating Others About Your Health

By Toni Bernhard J.D. on November 14, 2011 in Turning Straw Into Gold
Suffering from a chronic condition can be an ongoing crisis—for you and for those you’re close to. That crisis can come to a head during the holidays.

Joe Paterno: You've Lots to Learn from Steve Jobs

By Ellen Weber Libby Ph.D. on November 14, 2011 in The Favorite Child

Kids Think Humans Are Special

By Art Markman Ph.D. on November 14, 2011 in Ulterior Motives
There is no doubt that humans are special among all of the animals on Earth. Although, we are special, we are also members of the animal kingdom. Yet, language distorts the relationship between humans and the rest of the animals.
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8 Ways to Create Conflict-free, Fun Holiday Get-togethers

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on November 14, 2011 in Singletons
Have a Happy Holiday! Here are 8 Preemptive “Strikes” you can take.