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Does Time Heal Regret?

By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D. on November 20, 2011 in The Big Questions
Regret can eat us alive. But what type of regret is the most damaging, and do regrets fade with time?

All the World’s a Story

Transmedia storytelling is becoming the new ‘must have’ in marketing and entertainment. With transmedia storytelling, it’s easy to be distracted by the promise of the tools and overlook the substance. Good transmedia storytelling starts with the story. The story doesn’t live in the storyworld. The story starts with, and lives in, the brain.

I've Achieved My Greatest Dream...Now What?

By Alex Lickerman M.D. on November 20, 2011 in Happiness in this World
As long as I can remember (so the cliche goes), I've wanted to be a writer. I wrote my first short story when I was five. It was called "Horse's Birthday Party" and was, you won't be surprised to learn, about a horse having a birthday party.

Stop Playing Catch-Up

5 simple strategies to keep you running ahead instead of behind

Habits of Mind: The Flavors of Our Experience

Our experience is simply a group of sensations until we filter our experience through one of our habits of mind. Then it acquires a flavor.

Reflecting on the Suffering in Haiti This Thanksgiving

By Dennis Rosen M.D. on November 20, 2011 in Sleeping Angels
Arriving home late last night after a week volunteering at Bernard Mevs Hospital in Port au Prince, Haiti, and with Thanksgiving just around the corner, it is hard not to appreciate just how fortunate most of us are in this country.

Is Shell Shock the Same as PTSD?

By Stephen Joseph Ph.D. on November 20, 2011 in What Doesn't Kill Us
Different symptom combinations mean there are different forms of PTSD

Does Sex Come from God?

By Pamela Madsen on November 20, 2011 in Shameless Woman
If God wanted sex to be just for reproduction—then women would have periods of "Heat", just like animals. In most of the animal world, females are only receptive to sexual advances during their fertile time.

Aging: Is It All in Your Head?

By Sam Sommers on November 20, 2011 in Science Of Small Talk
EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it: New study finds 70-year-olds have worse memory than 20-year-olds!

The next time critics try to tell you that psychology is merely the commonsense study of that which we already know, tell them to look more closely.

Becoming Bicultural: Celebrating Thanksgiving

By Francois Grosjean Ph.D. on November 20, 2011 in Life as a Bilingual
When you come to live in a new country and begin the process of becoming bicultural, differences in the way people live, work and socialize are often quite visible. But other aspects, engrained in the host culture, are hidden, and you have to be introduced to them. Thanksgiving is a case in point.

Does Self-Loathing Get Better or Worse in Certain Situations?

In my last post, I explored whether self-loathing people can nonetheless feel good about certain aspects of themselves. In this follow-up post, I discuss whether general feelings of inadequacy can vary depending on particular aspects of a situation—just as some philosophers argue happens with respect to virtue and behavior.

The Past Is Prologue

By Frances Cohen Praver Ph.D. on November 20, 2011 in Love Doc
To make this the best holiday season, you will be celebrating with friends and family. All of these events are welcome. What are not welcome are old family ghosts—painful reminders of hurtful childhood interactions.

The Turning Point: The Moral Example of UC Davis Students

By Michael Chorost Ph.D. on November 20, 2011 in World Wide Mind
If America needs a moral turning point, this is it.

Quiet Guide to Small Biz Success

Is it time for you to run your own business? If you're an introvert, you may be depleted from the open office environment that has long been in vogue. Why not create your own enterprise, complete with your own workspace, hours, and a mission that so excites you that you can't wait to get to work each day?

Catching More Colds at Work? Blame the Economy

By Linda Wasmer Andrews on November 19, 2011 in Minding the Body
Are more of your coworkers showing up for work with contagious sniffles and sneezes? A tight job market could be to blame.

4 Reasons to Have or to Avoid the Relationship Talk

By Rita Watson MPH on November 19, 2011 in With Love and Gratitude
If you must have the talk, set the stage gently and do not try to ambush your guy just before walking into a party. Perhaps, instead of having the talk, just ask him first if he has given any thought to the relationship. Chances are that he will say, “No.” So drop it. Then revisit again if you feel it is necessary.

I Hope This Doesn't Happen to Me When I Die

By Donna Barstow on November 19, 2011 in Ink Blots Cartoons
This could be called either a phobia, or a control issue. But be afraid, be very afraid...

I'm No Longer Attracted to You

By Hank Davis on November 19, 2011 in Caveman Logic
Nobody said love was fair. Nobody said attraction was rational or consistent. But are they both too much to ask?