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Who Would Say These Things? Who Would PRINT Them?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on August 17, 2011 in Living Single
A mainstream media publication makes one astonishing claim after another

Assorted Trifles (From the Science of Love, Sex, and Babies)

By Jena Pincott on August 16, 2011 in Love, Sex, and Babies
Research is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to find. An assortment of studies on love, sex, and babies — fresh from the lab.

Can Reality TV Be Dangerous? Prime-Time Tabloids and Consequences

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on August 16, 2011 in All About Addiction
Could being over-exposed actually drive someone to commit suicide? I think the answer is clearly yes, the question is simply whether being on reality T.V. is enough.

Do You Do These 4 Things When Your Marriage is Stressed?

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on August 16, 2011 in Creating in Flow
One form of creativity is successfully forming a happy long-term relationship with another adult human being. If you've got that, it can help you when dealing with your aging parents -- or anything.

The 4 Worst Things to Say to a Friend Who's Suffering

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on August 16, 2011 in Friendship 2.0
When a friend experiences a loss, it can often be difficult to know what to say. The tendency to simply repeat the same platitudes ("You'll be in my thoughts; I'm so sorry") is understandably strong, but read on for some common phrases that can surprisingly do more harm than good.

Biology, Environment, or Psychology: Which Is Most Important in Addiction?

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on August 16, 2011 in All About Addiction
When it comes to this question, there's really no answer that ever seems to satisfy anyone. Maybe the reason is that they are so intertwined that separating them is futile. So stop trying!

Children Need Special Attention during 9/11 Commemorations

Parents should pay special attention to the media images that children see during 9/11 tenth anniversary coverage to avoid undue fear and anxiety reactions.

The Mysteries of ADD and High IQ

We recently published a study of 117 high IQ children and adolescents with ADD. All of these very bright students were struggling in school and often also in social relationships because of their ADD-related problems.

3 Steps To Stand Out @ Work

By Bernardo Tirado, PMP on August 16, 2011 in Digital Leaders
When we go shopping, we tend to buy products either because of our loyalty to the brand, the value the product offers, or have some sort of sentimental connection to the product.

Why Not Try Stakeholder Capitalism?

By Peter Corning Ph.D. on August 16, 2011 in The Fair Society
Modern capitalist business firms often resemble Feudal aristocracies. However, there is a more democratic model, called “stakeholder capitalism,” that is better aligned with what we have learned about human nature. It is arguably a more effective form of corporate governance.

Loving and Letting Go

Child off to college? How to stay connected and foster independence.

Is Your Passion for Work Leading to Burnout?

While passion seems clearly desirable, recent psychological research suggests that not all forms are adaptive. In fact, some forms can be downright detrimental.

There’s More to Introversion than You Might Think

Introversion often gets an undeserved bad rap. In a culture dominated by extraverts who readily broadcast their inner feelings everywhere from reality shows to Facebook, introverts may be led to feel that there’s something wrong with them. However, introversion is not an all-or-nothing personal quality, and it's changeable over the course of life.

Character Strengths and MTV's Rivals

By Jeremy Clyman Psy.D on August 16, 2011 in Reel Therapy
We're used to discussing drama and dysfunction on reality television. Now it's time to note some hidden character strengths on display in MTV's reality show, The Challenge: Rivals.

Can Wei Wu Wei Help Save Your Relationship?

I've written before how the Taoist principle of wei wu wei (action through inaction) can help you find a good partner, as well as its limited use in maintaining a good relationship. But what role can it play at the end of a relationship, either to save it or help it end less painfully?

Non-Judgment Day

Walt Whitman said, “I contain multitudes.” I like to think of the world as containing multitudes. I do this by consciously thinking: “This world is big enough for both the talkative and the untalkative; for both the complainers and the non-complainers.”

From Fear Toward Creative Mastery

By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on August 16, 2011 in Tracking Wonder
When starting a new creative endeavor, fear of the unknown can override all joyful anticipation. But taking concrete stock of those fears and converting them into pursuit of mastery goals can revive your enthusiasm, help you avoid delusion, and lead to gratification.

Three Questions that Help Me Live a Fulfilling Life

By Peter Bregman on August 16, 2011 in How We Work
Fulfillment comes from a life of meaningful achievement and from being present in each moment while moving in the direction we most want to move.