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Why Spring Is the Season of Hope

By Anthony Scioli Ph.D. on March 20, 2012 in Hope Today
It is true that hope does not melt away in the summer; it is not rendered fallow in autumn nor does it perish in the deep freeze of winter. But none of these other seasons can match the bounty of hope that greets us in the spring.
The Rock and the Hard Place

The Rock and the Hard Place

By Bill Kahn Ph.D. on March 20, 2012 in The Ostrich Effect
In difficult moments, we often silence ourselves because we are anxious about what might happen if we do otherwise. This is a tricky place in which to be, torn between competing dictates to speak and not speak. But when people talk directly about what they feel in the moment, emotions dissipate.

The Importance of Staff to the Ward

By Dennis O'Donnell on March 20, 2012 in The Locked Ward
People sometimes ask me why I left the confines of the IPCU, the Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit, the ‘Locked Ward' of my book's title. The unvarnished truth is that I was experiencing ‘burnout'—utter exhaustion from working on the ward for seven and a half years.

How to Use Your Brain in Perpetuity

By Alix Kates Shulman on March 20, 2012 in Love and Dementia
As I learned the hard way 8 years ago, when my husband began the downward spiral of dementia after suffering a traumatic brain injury, doctors are loath to admit they know little about what causes dementia and nothing about how to prevent, treat, or cure it.

Jean-Paul Sartre on Bad Faith

By Neel Burton M.D. on March 20, 2012 in Hide and Seek
Bad faith is the habit that people have of deceiving themselves into thinking that they do not have the freedom to make choices.

News of the Day

By Aaron Cooper Ph.D. on March 20, 2012 in Modern Family
Should lesbian and gay parents shield the kids from harsh reality?

5 Principles of Effective Couples Therapy

Even if you’re not in a troubled relationship, you can benefit from learning these five basic principles.

All in the Family. Is materialism in your genes?

Given the implications for individuals and society in general, it certainly seems like we should be striving to determine the sources of materialistic desires and tendencies. And yet, there is no consensus about the origins or causes of materialism. Do materialistic desires result from our upbringing? Our culture? Our genes?

How to Get Along With Introverts Part I

By Elizabeth Wagele on March 20, 2012 in The Career Within You
We all want to feel free to be ourselves, but relationships run more smoothly when we're aware of one another's needs and sensitivities.

Teacher Job Satisfaction Lowest in 20 Years

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on March 20, 2012 in Memory Medic
Teachers increasingly think there are better things to do than teach. What do you think that means for our children?

Personal Growth: Changing Your Life “Inertia” Takes Courage

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on March 20, 2012 in The Power of Prime
Courage may be the single most important characteristic for changing your life inertia. Making a change requires risk and risk is scary because when you risk, you may fail (of course, the other side of the coin is that only by taking risks can we truly succeed).

Postpartum Depression: Losing Your Soul

By Shawn A. Tassone M.D. on March 20, 2012 in The 90 Minute Checkup

On Being an Average Person

By Eliezer Sobel on March 20, 2012 in The 99th Monkey
The whole team went out for ice cream to celebrate except me. I had nothing to celebrate. Who cared about the team or the championship? I had missed the ball.

Emotional Phantom Limb Pain

By Sandra L. Brown M.A. on March 20, 2012 in Pathological Relationships
In a session someone says, "I really miss what we had. I could get over this if it hadn't been the most wonderful relationship of my life. I just feel like something has been cut out of me—like I'm missing a big part of myself now."

Meditation: A Compass and a Path

By Viral Mehta on March 20, 2012 in Pay It Forward
At its root, meditation is a compass, and a path that gives you internal guidance about how to live.

Dogs, Rats, and Heart Attacks

By Alex Korb Ph.D. on March 20, 2012 in PreFrontal Nudity
Owning a dog can dramatically reduce your risk of dying from a heart attack, and the reason can be explained through hugs and kisses, and the parenting practices of rats.
Afghan Rampage: Who's to Blame?
Wounds That Stay Forever
Combat and the Unthinkable
The Wounds of War
The Right, the Wrong and the Disgusting

The Right, the Wrong and the Disgusting

By Kristie L Miller PhD on March 20, 2012 in A Date With Socrates
Disgusting, therefore wrong?

Three Things That Maintain Anxiety

By Patrick B. McGrath Ph.D. on March 20, 2012 in Don't Try Harder, Try Different!

Childfree Personality Traits

The commonality that I propose exists for childfree adults is that we are individualistic.
Resilience When Working for Change

Resilience When Working for Change

I have often wondered why it is that there is so much strife and conflict in so many of the communities and movements I know of. This has been especially challenging to grasp when the groups I am talking about are generally committed to a vision of a peaceful world and the individuals in them aspire to personal integrity and compassion in their relationships.

College Confidential Part II: How to Parent College Students, from College Students

By Pamela Cytrynbaum on March 19, 2012 in Because I'm the Mom
"Dear Mom, I miss you. I know that I don't call you enough and that's not because I don't miss you, I do. You just have to understand that college life is not compatible with parental phone calls. Please know that I am safe and happy. That being said, here are some things you should keep in mind..."

10 Books of Influence

By Walter E. Block Ph.D. on March 19, 2012 in Defending the Undefendable
Here, with a few comments on each, are the top 10 books which have influenced me in my career as an Austro-libertarian economist.

Poker Competitions Affect Men’s Testosterone Levels

By Gad Saad Ph.D. on March 19, 2012 in Homo Consumericus
The mere act of competing against one another yields a rise in men’s testosterone levels. See the results of a recent study using poker as the competitive venue.

My Latest Resolution: Clean While I Cook

By Gretchen Rubin on March 19, 2012 in The Happiness Project
I've cribbed some of my favorite resolutions from other people, and when a thoughtful reader posted that one of her resolutions is to "Clean while I cook," I immediately decided to adopt that for my own.

Silent Stroke and Sleep Apnea

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on March 19, 2012 in Sleep Newzzz
Here is yet another health risk associated with sleep apnea: stroke.