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Do Dogs Know Mathematics?

Dogs may not be mathematical geniuses, but they can count to five, and they may have a primitive ability to add and subtract.

Does Psychology Discriminate against Political Conservatives?

A surprising controversy is brewing in psychology: Is the field a “hostile environment” for conservatives?  Does psychology need a program of “reverse affirmative action” to boost its representation of alternative viewpoints? 

How to Talk So Your Child Will Listen: Vulnerability Is Key!

By Judith R. Rabinor Ph.D on March 02, 2011 in When Parents Are Partners
Last week I ran into a young woman (I'll call her Marielle) who reminded me I'd precipitated a turning point in her relationship with her mother...

Guilty TV Pleasures: Why I Love Clean House and Family Guy

What do Judge Judy, Stewie from Family Guy, Antiques Roadshow, and Teen Mom have in common?

"User's Guide" to Personal Change

Learn what really needs to happen for you to improve.

Video: Get Enough Sleep

By Gretchen Rubin on March 02, 2011 in The Happiness Project
This week’s resolution is to Get enough sleep.

Faith Healing Shouldn't Work, but It Does

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on March 02, 2011 in The Human Beast
How to explain faith healing

Real Time: Acrobat Mothers Versus Tiger Mothers

By Susan Shapiro Barash on March 02, 2011 in Friend or Foe

To Be or Not To Be a Mom?

The choice of whether or not to have children is probably the most important one of a woman's life.  But a child is your responsibility for the next eighteen years, and on some levels for the rest of your life. 
IQ to the Test
The Next Picasso
When 2 + 2 = 5
Emotional Intelligence

Monkey Business

By Eric Jaffe on March 01, 2011 in Headcase
The evolutionary roots of economic behavior
7 Surprising Facts About Remembering

7 Surprising Facts About Remembering

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on March 01, 2011 in Creating in Flow
We don't think much about memory until we're old enough to have forgotten some portion of what we've experienced. And then we wonder why it's so hard to call up certain events, and so easy to keep remembering what we'd rather forget. A new book, The Act of Remembering, is enlightening...

In Which I Create 'Preference Card' for Myself

By Gretchen Rubin on March 01, 2011 in The Happiness Project
The other day, when I was listening to a presentation on organ donation, the speaker made reference to a surgeon’s “preference card” – a term I’d never heard.

Thank You For Not Smoking?

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on March 01, 2011 in Think Well
Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently signed into law a bill that would ban smoking in New York City parks, on public beaches, and in pedestrian plazas such as Times Square. Does he go too far in curtailing people's civil liberties or not far enough? Please read more then weigh in with your verdict.

Welcome to The Pacific Heart!

The fastest ways to transform consciousness are to read a book or perhaps, these days, see a movie. Relationships are another way, usually more gradual. Ideas and feelings enter our awareness, and we gravitate and circumambulate around meanings.

Family Caregiving Across the Generations

Family caregivers face a unique set of challenges. The latest advice from psychology experts shows how people of all ages and in all family situations can cope successfully with caregiving.

Your beliefs affect the strength of the placebo effect

By Art Markman Ph.D. on March 01, 2011 in Ulterior Motives
How do your beliefs about a placebo influence the way it affects you?

Y.O.U. Inc: Five Tips for a Perfect Work/Life Balance

By Steve Sisgold on March 01, 2011 in Life in a Body
I suggest to balance your work/life by changing your life from one of default to being proactive by design.

Do what you are doing: The value of non-symbolic experience

By Matthew Shanahan M.Sc. on March 01, 2011 in Living It
Do you have a favourite thing you do to unwind? Exercise? Knitting? A favourite instrument? We are so swallowed up by symbol-based experience today, that it's time we remembered what we are: timeless awareness in a physical body.

How to reunite work and life after anorexia

By Emily T. Troscianko on March 01, 2011 in A Hunger Artist
Years of anorexia made me believe that nothing much mattered in life except the achievements of intellect, and complete control over food. Academia can make it difficult to abandon this valuing of intellect above all else, but the exclusion of life by work has to be challenged just as the destruction of life by starvation must be.
An Accent on Trust
Truth Be Told
How Assertive Are You?
Finding Meaning
An Accent on Trust
Truth Be Told
How Assertive Are You?
Finding Meaning

Do Women’s Pheromones Trigger Economic Riskiness in Men?

Increasing evidence suggests ovulation alters how women act, dress, and spend money. But does the mere scent of an ovulating woman affect how a man thinks, and the risks he’s willing to take? A new series of studies addresses this question, further challenging the belief that estrus is “hidden” in humans.