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How to Confess on TV

By Stanton Peele on September 03, 2009 in Addiction in Society
Watching Chris Brown "confess" on Larry King is an instructional video for all woud-be TV confessionals.

Business: Work/Life Balance: Part I

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on September 03, 2009 in The Power of Prime
With the challenges we all now face in the global economy, many people feel pressure to work harder and put in longer hours at work. That commitment may enable them to keep their jobs or maintain a certain lifestyles, but at what cost? In my consulting practice, I have seen a rise in stress levels, unhappiness, and family conflict among businesspeople with whom I work.

Baby Boomers Live Longer Than Ever-- Ambivalently

By Tamara McClintock Greenberg Psy.D. on September 03, 2009 in 21st Century Aging
I love images of older people looking cool.  In some ways, the baby boomers’ sense of entitlement about aging is liberating. However, a recent article in the Miami Herald by Ana Veciana-Suarez suggests that there may be cracks in the armor of this hearty and resilient group.  

Queen For A Day Approach to Health Care

By Ira Rosofsky Ph.D. on September 02, 2009 in Adventures in Old Age
Is health care coverage a right, a charity, or a game show?

Don't Be Afraid to Ask for Help

By Leslie Sokol Ph.D. on September 02, 2009 in Think Confident, Be Confident
An elderly woman unfamiliar with Starbucks and her moderately mentally impaired son wait in line at Starbucks. The son starts barreling his mother with questions. Both are overwhelmed with the abundance of choices and appear baffled. The coffee barrista is inundated making drinks and the cashier can barely keep up with the traffic.

Have a Life!

By Robert Wicks Ph.D. on September 02, 2009 in The Resilient Life

Don’t Allow Methamphetamine to Ruin Your Life

By Harris B Stratyner Ph.D., CASAC on September 02, 2009 in
Methamphetamine - it's marketed to youngsters every day by drug dealers as an easy way to tune out. That is why it is so important to reach young people in a preventative way that will resonate with them. And that is exactly what The Meth Project, started in Montana, has done.

Julie and Julia Pursue their Dreams

By Victor Yalom Ph.D. on September 02, 2009 in Department of the Interior
We tend to equate creativity with some extraordinary talent that results in the ability to produce masterpieces. Julie and Julia shows that the creative path is quite different--it requires most of all a willingness to take risks, and pursue whatever passion you have with a dogged determination.

The Emotional/Relational World

By Thomas Scheff Ph.D. on September 02, 2009 in Let's Connect

She-Wolf, Schmee-Wolf: She's Still Dancing Naked in a Cage

The hot new video that my students are showing me features a sexy undulating woman in a cage. She is wearing a flesh-colored body stocking; it looks as if she's naked, except for the black leather belt and requisite black high heels. In this video, particularly during the cage sequence, there is a lot of dyed-blonde hair-flipping. In addition there is panting and growling.

Fifty years of the women's movement, and this is what we've got: a girl on her belly in a cage in a sort of "Girls Gone Wild" meets "Animal Planet" scenario.

I'm so proud.
Sex-Starved Wives
When He Loses Desire

The Reason An Eating Disorder Can Hold You Captive

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on September 01, 2009 in Comfort Cravings
The story of Jaycee Dugard's abduction is horrific—for so many reasons. Yet we can't help but be curious about what happened and oddly want more information. While nothing can compare to the tragedy this little girl endured, we can use this term, "Stockholm Syndrome" to also understand how people become "abducted" by an eating disorder.

American Psychological Association says, “Don’t tell patients they can change their sexual orientation.”

By Brian Mustanski Ph.D. on September 01, 2009 in The Sexual Continuum
The American Psychological Association's (APA) governing Council of Representatives recently adopted a resolution stating that mental health professionals should avoid telling clients that they can change their sexual orientation through therapy or other treatments. They found that such approaches can cause harm and there is little evidence that they change a person's sexual attractions.

Teen Depression: More Than Sad

A film produced this year by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention helps break down what being a teenager with depression can really mean.

Quirks of the Brain: Procrastination's Perfect Storm

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on September 01, 2009 in Don't Delay
I enjoyed reading David Rock's blog posting about why all self-help books are the same. I think he clearly identified some of the "quirks" of our brains. His short list paints a picture of the perfect storm for procrastination.
Can Dogs See Colors?
A Dog's Life: Rolling in Garbage?
Why Do Dogs Sniff Each Other?
Making Sacrifices For Your Dog’s Happiness

The Gay Man Who Saved Woodstock

By Elliot Tiber on August 31, 2009 in

Speed Shrinking, Oy Vey!

By Elliot Tiber on August 31, 2009 in
Note to my fellow shrinks: Slow shrinking is better. I can stretch sessions to five years. My rent is $18,000 a month for a tiny 5th floor walk-up studio. More oy vey.

How much should you weigh? (Part 2)

By Talya Miron-Shatz Ph.D. on August 31, 2009 in Baffled by Numbers
When the world sends unhealthy messages, urging you to become a stick figure, it's hard to know how much you should really weigh. Unless you Ask Alice.  
When Is a Wink a Blink?
Why I'm an Excellent Liar
How to Tell a Lie
More Than a White Lie

Great Kids Who Send the Wrong Messages

By Marcia Eckerd Ph.D. on August 30, 2009 in People Skills

Parental divorce and adolescents

Parental divorce is a formative event in an adolescent's life, one common effect being to empower the young person to take more charge of his or her direction in life.
Mastering Your Own Mind
Mindful in the City
Mindful Eating

How organizing our space can organize our thoughts and life: a chronicle

By Dana Gionta Ph.D. on August 29, 2009 in Occupational Hazards
Recently I hired a professional organizer, after much hesitation and rationalization, to help me better organize my home. I did what I believe many people do to themselves before hiring outside help. I had multiple conversations with myself, over several months, prior to making the call.

Is Your Computer Sick? Six Steps To Keep It Healthy

By Karen Leland on August 28, 2009 in The Perfect Blend
I can only describe this past week as computer hell. A Malware invasion that crashed my Wordpress site - yup. An Email program snafu that banished over 200 of my messages to never, never land - you bet. A freaky bug that wouldn't let me delete an errant email - of course. Top this all off with the fact that my last back up was over a week ago (I know, I know) and you have a recipe for technology turmoil. It seems like everyone from small business owners to multinational moguls to working moms, spend as much time fixing issues on their computer as they do working on them.