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Love Is the Drug

By Susan Shapiro on October 05, 2011 in Unhooked
After quitting smoking and drinking, I went into deprivation overload...

Of mouse and human

By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on October 05, 2011 in Black Belt Brain
Technology represents modern age tools used by all. Our biology limits how we can use technology. Are we ready to link directly to machines?

Managing a Date's Bad Behavior: Taming a Jersey Shore Snooki

In dating, you occasionally get a partner who is disrespectful or out of control. Fortunately, there are ways to motivate them to treat you better. Read on and learn to do it right.

He and She Wired

By Audrey Nelson Ph.D. on October 05, 2011 in He Speaks, She Speaks
Emoticons are conceived of as nonverbal indicators of emotion. They attempt to substitute what is missing from computer generated communication: the emotional dimension which is primarily communicated through facial expressions. They have the power to soften, add to or intensify the meaning of the message.

Is Greed Ever Good? : Psychological and Spiritual Perspectives on Selfishness

By Stephen A Diamond Ph.D. on October 05, 2011 in Evil Deeds
With unemployment at almost 10% and an economy on the brink of depression, people are directing their frustration and fury against what they see as the cause of our national economic nightmare. They are protesting against one of the oldest and deepest of human evils. And scapegoating the most obvious, symbolic, convenient and concrete embodiment of that evil: Wall Street.

Why You Dislike Multi-Tasking

By Susan Cain on October 05, 2011 in Quiet: The Power of Introverts
Introverts are not as good at extroverts at multi-tasking, research suggests; our brains juggle competing bits of incoming information less efficiently. On the other hand, introverts tend to be better than extroverts at focusing on single tasks. It's thought that this is a major reason why we enjoy focusing and going deep -- and why we don't like social chit-chat.

A Measure of Joy: An Index of Hope Part 1

By Matthew Shanahan M.Sc. on October 05, 2011 in Living It
Using the developed mathematics of disaster prediction, I suggest a conceptual change to approach the measurement of hope and the likelihood of joy

What’s the Big Idea? It’s Fairness!

By Peter Corning Ph.D. on October 05, 2011 in The Fair Society
The Wall Street protesters need a “big idea” if they are to coalesce into an effective reform movement. Fairness is the key, and the vision (and the political agenda) described in “The Fair Society” provides a road map going forward.

Saved or Lost? AA and American Perfectionism

By Stanton Peele on October 05, 2011 in Addiction in Society
AA—rather than comprising some universal theory of wellness—expresses a peculiar kind of American, religious-based perfectionism. This perfectionism writ large led to the disaster of Prohibition. And it leads to disaster for many individuals who are exposed to AA as well.

Women, Beauty and Botulism

Women have “bad hair days,” we have “nothing to wear,” our shoes hurt and we “feel fat.”

Identical But Different

The biggest study to date of identical twins discordant for major psychosis strongly endorses epigenetic causation and corroborates the basic contention of the imprinted brain theory.

Spiritual Maturity: The Case of Etty Hillesum Part 2

"The radio has reported that 700,000 Jews perished last year alone in Germany. I know about everything and am no longer appalled by the latest reports. In one way or another, I know it all. And yet I find life beautiful and meaningful... The only certainties about what is right and wrong are those that spring from sources deep inside oneself."

More People Choose Money Over Sleep

Happiness is based on more than money. But a new study shows people would sacrifice sleep for a bigger paycheck. Really?

Government Mistreatment of Women Exposed

Federal Agents' Restraint and Psychological Torture of Pregnant Immigrant Women

R.I.D.E. the Wave of Panic

By Linda Walter LCSW on October 04, 2011 in Life Without Anxiety
Have you ever ridden a boogie or body board in the ocean? Imagine the wave as being an anxiety or panic attack and you can learn how to manage that wave and manage your panic.

Chercher le Choix

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on October 04, 2011 in One Among Many
In large swaths of Western culture, having a choice is perceived as a birthright and a foundation of freedom. To learn from psychological science that having a choice feels good feels good. If this sounds like a truism within a cliché wrapped in a tautology, it is fun to look at the exceptions.

What Will You Do When You Are Free?

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on October 04, 2011 in Wander Woman
Your "someday I will do" list is one of the greatest sources of guilt you have. It's time to clear the clutter of your lists. What is left will be what is truly important to you.

5 Steps for Turning Stressful Situations into Learning Opportunities with Kids

As helping adults, we have the power to make a situation worse or better--a relationship damaged or improved.