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The New Barbarians

By Peter Corning Ph.D. on September 18, 2011 in The Fair Society
A once-civilized society, known for its tolerance, compassion and a sense of fairness seems to be losing its moral compass. How come?

Circumcision: Social, Sexual, Psychological Realities

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on September 18, 2011 in Moral Landscapes
We continue examining myths about circumcision, including traditions, social and sexual relations.

Fear Lurks Behind Perfectionism

By Gordon S Livingston M.D. on September 18, 2011 in Lifelines
We are not taught by our parents or the culture that really good sex occurs in the context of a relationship in which the participants care about themselves and each other equally.

Falling in Love With Your Spouse All Over Again

By Frances Cohen Praver Ph.D. on September 18, 2011 in Love Doc
With her denim shorts rolled up and her shirt hanging loose, Maria still managed to look well groomed.

"I just finished my run, and I feel great." Her smile lit up the room.

I smiled back at her and asked "Is it the run or is something else?"

Is It Better to Be Good for Someone or Right for Someone?

If you have concerns that you're not good enough for your romantic partner, you might be asking the wrong question. Instead, ask yourself: am I right for this person?

Top 12 Living Single Posts Since Last Year’s National Singles Week

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on September 18, 2011 in Living Single
As “Unmarried and Single Americans Week” begins, I share the most popular posts here at Living Single since Singles Week last year, and invite you to contribute your insights to a “collective wisdom” post for later this week.

Dealing with Childhood Trauma in Adult Therapy: Facts and Fo

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on September 17, 2011 in Insight Therapy
While the notion that early trauma may be linked to psychological and behavioral problems in adult life is rather old news, recent work has refined our understanding of this link in two major ways.

Meet the Least Happy People in America

What do unhappy people look like? A new survey tackles this question, and the findings do not bode well for women.

Suffering Heightens Belief in God

By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D. on September 17, 2011 in The Big Questions
Suffer and ye shall believe in God (or at least be more likely to)!

Teenagers and Texting!

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on September 17, 2011 in The Teen Doctor
What to do if you suspect that your teen is addicted to texting.

Children and Television: Is SpongeBob Bad for Your Child?

By Marcia Eckerd Ph.D. on September 17, 2011 in People Skills
Children and Television: Is Watching SpongeBob Bad For Your Child?

The Life Saving Power of Hope

By Mark Matousek on September 17, 2011 in Ethical Wisdom
We cannot live without hope. But why? How does it save our lives?

"I Don't Want to Be Your Friend–But It Has Nothing to Do with You"

By Irene S Levine Ph.D. on September 17, 2011 in The Friendship Doctor
Anyone would feel as pained as you do when another person - without any communication or opportunity for input - summarily ends a close friendship with a long shared history.

The Biggest Elephant in the Room

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on September 17, 2011 in Hidden Motives
The Growing Gap Between the Rich and the Poor

The full story is never on the front pages of our newspapers. You have to piece it together, but the evidence is everywhere -- and it adds up to important and frightening news about how our social fabric is being pulled apart.

Sex or the Scale?

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on September 17, 2011 in Comfort Cravings
Scale or Sex? Which one is harder to talk to your kids about? A recent survey called, "Raising Fit Kids" says it is the scale. Here are 10 tips for making the conversation easier.

When Will We Ever Learn? Addictions and Elder Abuse; the Coming Pandemic

Real Health Care Reform.....Addictions! Abuse! Seniors! Oh My!

If the concept of senior addictions cannot be grasped, it is time for us to see the tie in with the Tsunami of elder abuse that this country is currently experiencing.

Sex Dreams

By Patrick McNamara Ph.D. on September 17, 2011 in Dream Catcher
Your slumber may not be filled with as many fantasies as you think.

How to Talk to Your Child about Obesity

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on September 17, 2011 in Just Listen
Child (yelling): Stop it! Leave me alone! My life stinks and food is the only thing that makes me feel happy!

And so ends a very short conversation between a parent and her teenager about obesity.

When a Crisis is not an Emergency

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on September 17, 2011 in Off the Couch
When a situation spins out of control we think we have to act immediately. But there are other options.

Do Eye Exams Really Test Your Vision?

By Susan R Barry Ph.D. on September 17, 2011 in Eyes on the Brain
What should be the main criteria for a prescription for eyeglasses? The answer, it seems, is straightforward. Put the glasses on and the world should look sharper. But your glasses should do more than that.

MacBook-Fueled Terror aka Writer's Block

By Ethan Gilsdorf on September 16, 2011 in Geek Pride
Writer's block is fear. Cold, blue-white-lit, MacBook-fueled terror. Paralyzing, blizzard-white dread, wrought in 8-and-a-half-inch-by-11-inch rectangles. Sharp, deadly, cruel.

Is Forgiveness Possible When It Involves Child Abuse?

Children deserve someone who is irrationally crazy about them!

Heal Your Heart; Heal Your Life

Can love really fix a broken heart? Recent scientific research on heart rhythms suggests that both loving relationships and slow, deep breathing practice may help us live longer, happier lives.

The Rare Truth About "Tight" and "Loose" Women

By Michael Castleman M.A. on September 16, 2011 in All About Sex
Busting myths about women's anatomy.

Anatomy of an Epidemic Down Under

By Robert Whitaker on September 16, 2011 in Mad in America
In New Zealand and Australia, usage of antidepressants is up . . . and so too the number of disabled mentally ill