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Loving Me Means Walking in My Shoes

By Frances Cohen Praver Ph.D. on November 13, 2011 in Love Doc
The most erogenous zone in the body is the brain. Here then is how you can use the brain in a sexy manner. Try to listen and take the pulse of your partner, then, step into your partner's shoes emotionally. You will achieve a wonderful of empathic attunement in which you "get" each other.

The Truth about Marijuana and Pregnancy

By Ira J. Chasnoff M.D. on November 12, 2011 in Aristotle's Child
Few if any states that have legislated the availability of medical marijuana have included guidelines for prescribing marijuana to pregnant women.

Moral Obligations for Thee but Not for Me?

By Pete Shanks on November 12, 2011 in Genetic Crossroads
Calls for the general public to volunteer for clinical trials sit strangely with the behavior of some pharmaceutical companies and physicians.
Wounds That Outlast War
Veterans Day
How to Help War-Traumatized People
The Chronic Pain of War

A Vision for Occupy Wall Street

By Ervin Staub Ph.D. on November 12, 2011 in In the Garden of Good and Evil
Occupy Wall Street protestors, and those they inspired around the country and the world, are doing most things right, but something important is missing: a positive vision that creates hope and engages others.

How Society Grades Teachers

By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D. on November 12, 2011 in The Moment of Youth
Politicians and corporate leaders want to grade teachers on student test scores. But how will society grade them? A good deal of their effectiveness may be assessed by how future generations become engaged in democracy and social change.
Paterno, Penn State, and Pedophilia

Paterno, Penn State, and Pedophilia

By Stuart Fischoff Ph.D. on November 12, 2011 in The Media Zone
What did Joe say to Sandusky after he was told the horrific news? He had to have contacted Sandusky, didn't he?
My Extremely "Unlikely" Animal Phobia

My Extremely "Unlikely" Animal Phobia

By L. Kevin Chapman Ph.D. on November 12, 2011 in The Color of Anxiety

There's Something in the Way He Moves

By Susan R Barry Ph.D. on November 12, 2011 in Eyes on the Brain
Some small children may be fooled into thinking that Pleo, a toy, robot dinosaur is alive. Why is this the case?

The American Psychiatric Association's Trial Balloons

By Christopher Lane Ph.D. on November 12, 2011 in Side Effects
The DSM-5 approval process is not transparent at all.

Hugging Will Get You in Trouble

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on November 12, 2011 in Am I Right?
Strict adherence to rules requires no thought, a very bad lesson to teach to students

Friday Morning at Eleven—Lest We Forget

By Russell Friedman on November 11, 2011 in Broken Hearts
In its day, World War One was called "The War to End All Wars." Sadly, it wasn't.

Why Do Liberals Hate Smokeless Cigarettes?

By Ben Y Hayden Ph.D. on November 11, 2011 in The Decision Tree
Liberals tend to oppose e-cigarettes, but the reason is unclear.

Why Victory Wouldn't Be Enough: Notes about the Occupy Movement, Nov 11th

By Miki Kashtan Ph.D. on November 11, 2011 in Acquired Spontaneity
Prioritizing social transformation without attending to the ways in which all of us have internalized what we aim to transform runs the risk of re-creating these systems and habits. A commitment to inner work without a focus on social transformation runs the risk of being adaptive to the ways of the world. What are some aspects of inner work that are important?

11-11-11, Apophenia, and the Meaning of Life

By John W. Hoopes Ph.D. on November 11, 2011 in Reality Check
Do you do a double-take when the time reads 11:11? Did writing 11-11-11 as the date either give you a chill or make you smile? If so, you've experienced apophenia.

How Structure Improves Your Child's Brain

By Karen Spangenberg Postal Ph.D., A.B.P.P. on November 11, 2011 in Think Better
How can we help our children learn more efficiently without becoming helicopter parents?

The Mind of a Dictator

By James Fallon Ph.D. on November 11, 2011 in The Psychopath Inside
For the past 18 years, I have studied the brain activity, psychology, and genetics of psychiatric patients and the brain scans of psychopathic serial killers.

Emotional Healing Without Pathologizing or Drugging

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D. on November 11, 2011 in Science Isn't Golden
A recent conference at Harvard's Kennedy School displayed profound caring and respect for those who suffer. The variety of approaches would have been astonishing to those who believe that help for suffering comes only in two varieties: Drugs and psychotherapy.

How Blinded Is Your Thinking at This Very Moment?

By Sonja Lyubomirsky Ph.D. on November 11, 2011 in How of Happiness
Isn't it amazing how some days we wake up and the world seems beautiful—full of wonder, kindness, heroism, and brilliance? But other days, we wake to a conviction that the world is miserly and ugly, that the people around us are malevolent and small-minded, that the mole on our shoulder is cancerous, that our past is wasted, and our future is bleak.
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Prepping Kids So They're Ready To Thrive as Adults

What do students need from their parents? Freud had a surprisingly solid definition many years ago. With tough economic times likely to lie ahead, it's worth paying attention to what Freud said.

Internet Porn Addiction – Why Is Free Porn So Irresistible

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on November 11, 2011 in All About Addiction
With so much free porn on the internet is it any wonder that porn addiction seems to be on the rise? Porn is no doubt healthy for many but it can become compulsive for some...

Price, Quality, and Value

By Art Markman Ph.D. on November 11, 2011 in Ulterior Motives
Whenever you are thinking about buying something, price plays a role in your decision process. How do you use price to make judgments of quality and value?

Veterans Day

By Eric Newhouse on November 11, 2011 in Invisible Wounds
It's important to listen to our veterans on Veterans Day, so I'd like to share with you the story of a young Marine who survived the battles in Vietnam – but came home with guilt, grief, anger and the "Demons of War" in his soul.