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Daily To Do List for Happiness and Health

By Gretchen Rubin on January 19, 2012 in The Happiness Project
I've just started trying to come up with a list of the bare minimum of things we should do every day to be happy and healthy.

What, Cognitively, Does an Actor Actually Do?

An actor uses his/her theory of mind, empathy, and emotion-regulation skills to create a realistic portrayal of a character for our enjoyment.

The American Dream: Time to Wake Up

By Peter Corning Ph.D. on January 19, 2012 in The Fair Society
The “land of opportunity,” rags-to-riches dream has long been a part of the American narrative, but it is sadly out of date and now serves mainly to justify the status quo. It’s time to confront this harsh reality.

Students Traumatized in Special Education Across America, Seclusion, Restraint, and Aversives

By Kymberly Grosso on January 19, 2012 in Autism in Real Life
So I am left wondering, “What exactly needs to happen to our children with autism before America says enough is enough?” In order to get this bill passed, exactly how many kids need to be traumatized? How many kids need to die? I am pleading for America to wake up and end the civil rights injustices that happen to disabled children in the name of education.

Boost Your Children’s Test Success With "Neuro-Logical" Strategies

By Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed. on January 19, 2012 in Radical Teaching
With the help of correlations from neuroscience research, you can use best brain practices, like evaluating similarities and differences, to help your children build the learning habits for durable memory and strong test taking skills. As these strengths grow they will sustain or restore positive attitudes about school and their own potentials.

My Secret Grief: Over 35, Single, and Childless

By Melanie Notkin on January 18, 2012 in Savvy Auntie
I not only have to cope with my circumstantial infertility, but I have to defend my desire to be married to someone I'm crazy about before conceiving. I have to defend why I'm not a mother when it's all I ever wanted to be.

Practitioners' Offices: Lessons from the Past

By Ann Sloan Devlin on January 18, 2012 in What Americans Build and Why
When we look back to the state of medical practice at the beginning of the 20th century, there's a lot of good advice for psychologists today, especially about where offices should be located and how they should look.

Best Wishes: A Poem for an Ex

Like a kid with fingers crossed behind his back, you fell through on all your promises while feeling fine.
Wikipedia Blackout

Wikipedia Blackout

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on January 18, 2012 in Am I Right?
I encourage my undergraduates to begin their research with Wikipedia

It’s a Dangerous Week for New Year's Resolutions—How to Recover If You've Slipped

By Meg Selig on January 18, 2012 in Changepower
The third week of January is a crossroads for habit-changers.

The Unslept Mind: Dreams, Self, and Psychosis

By Patrick McNamara Ph.D. on January 18, 2012 in Dream Catcher
Have you ever gone without sleep for any long period of time?
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A Winning Way to Get Started Writing Your Life Story

Sometimes the hardest part of writing is getting started. Here's a highly effective launch strategy.

DSM-5: How Reliable Is Reliable Enough?

By Allen J Frances M.D. on January 18, 2012 in DSM5 in Distress
This is the title of a disturbing commentary written by the leaders of the DSM 5 Task Force and published in this month's American Journal of Psychiatry. The contents suggest that we must lower our expectations and be satisfied with levels of unreliability in DSM 5 that historically have been clearly unacceptable.

OCD for You and Me

By Abby Sher on January 18, 2012 in Amen, Amen, Amen
Is this thing on?

Rediscovering your Sexuality After Divorce

By Lisa Thomas LMFT Licensed Relationship & Sex Therapist on January 17, 2012 in Save Your Sex Life
After a divorce, there will come a time to begin thinking about having a sexual relationship again.

Comparing Religion and Science Cognitively

Hundreds of authors, both religious and scientific, have compared the intellectual content and commitments of religion and science, but, until now, no one has compared their cognitive foundations.

The Art of Disagreeing Agreeably

Do you avoid conflict? Feel reluctant to offer differing opinions? Do you err on the other side, disagreeing often ? This triple A (AAA) strategy for expressing disagreement can enable you to share your differing viewpoints in a way that keeps your relationships harmonious.