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The Experience of the Paranormal

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on August 23, 2011 in One Among Many
Although I do not believe in precognition or other psi phenomena, I offer some conjectures for why many others do. I acknowledge the thoughtful input from readers of an earlier post.

When Bad News Strikes...It's Not The End Of The World

By Robin Zarel LCSW on August 23, 2011 in Mind Over Matter
Receiving upsetting news of any kind can be devastating. But it needn't be all bad.

Surrogacy and Baby-Selling: Another Fertility Industry Scandal

By Marcy Darnovsky Ph.D. on August 23, 2011 in Genetic Crossroads
Two prominent reproductive law attorneys now await sentencing after pleading guilty to charges connected with an elaborate surrogacy and baby-selling scheme. What measures will be taken by the fertility industry, policy makers, women's health advocates and others to ensure the well-being of everyone involved with assisted reproduction practices?

What Do We Do When Science Contradicts Itself?

Have you ever been annoyed by flip-flops in the scientific literature? Many people, for example, feel this way when it comes to nutrition science: diet advice, it sometimes seems, changes almost as fast as hardware from Apple.

It can make one wonder about--even doubt--the usefuleness of science.

Is Your Therapist's Personal Life Confidential?

By Ryan Howes PhD, ABPP on August 23, 2011 in In Therapy
Introducing the mailbag, a place where readers ask me to write about topics they want to read instead of the junk I've been writing.

Ill-Fated Interview Part IV

By Christopher Ryan on August 23, 2011 in Sex at Dawn
The fourth part (of six) of the most in-depth interview I've given about Sex at Dawn.

5 Steps to Breaking Bad Habits

People engage in a variety of bad habits that either annoy other people or prevent them from achieving their life goals. By understanding the source of your bad habits you can take advantage of these five strategies to help you leave them behind you for good.

The West Memphis Three: A Four Step Recipe for False Confessions

By Keith Payne Ph.D. on August 23, 2011 in Life on Autopilot
It took Eddie Vedder and a Dixie Chick to seal the deal. That, and a little DNA. But last Friday, three men in Jonesboro, Arkansas walked out of prison after serving 18 years for a grisly crime they didn't commit. All because of a false confession.

Lifelong Learning and Living

By Jennifer Hamady on August 23, 2011 in Finding Your Voice
One of the greatest benefits of being an adult is that we finally have the say in how we want our lives to go. It's time to implement our own benchmarks to get us there, including having a say in what aging... and living... mean.

Parenting: Four Sure-fire Ways to Send Messages to Your Children

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on August 23, 2011 in The Power of Prime
There are four specific strategies that are the best way to transmit messages to your children. The aim of each strategy is to provide a pathway for your messages into your children's psyches.

Test Yourself to Learn Better

By Art Markman Ph.D. on August 23, 2011 in Ulterior Motives
We usually think of studying as the activity we do to learn so that we can succeed later on tests. Perhaps studying and testing shouldn't be treated separately.

Gay Men and Their Mothers: Is There a Special Closeness?

Perhaps it is not surprising that mothers and their gay sons often describe their relationships as close. Compared to fathers, mothers typically have an advantage whereby they usually interact more with their children. However, being gay might be a factor that makes some mothers and sons even closer.

You Have an Ally

By Steve Sisgold on August 23, 2011 in Life in a Body
When challenges come our way its always good to know we have guidance available.

Do Introverts and Extroverts See Reality Differently?

"Are Extroverts Ruining Psychologists' Surveys?" So read the LiveScience headline, in an article describing research findings that extroverts answer survey questions with more extreme responses than introverts do.

School’s Back in Session

By Tyger Latham Psy.D. on August 23, 2011 in Therapy Matters
College can be an exciting time for students as they embark on their college careers. However, even the most well-adjusted student can experience periods of uncertainty and disillusionment in the course of their college career. Sure, being away from home for the first time can be liberating, but it can also be anxiety provoking.

Business Strategy Fail: Save $300, Lose $20,000

By Jonathan Fields on August 23, 2011 in Awake at the Wheel
Two years ago, I walked into a coffee shop in a suburb of NYC and grabbed a table in the sun to write for a few hours.

Then, I noticed something odd happening.

How Grandparents Unlock Kids' Learning Potential

When parents underestimate the things their kids can learn, a healthy dose of grandparents is just what the doctor ordered.

Core Teen Behavior

By Debbie Stier on August 23, 2011 in The Perfect Score Project
...My daughter's best friend was extremely upset when my daughter's grade in Physics was a 99% and her's was only a 98%. (Quote from a mother in the comments of this post.)

When I hear about these kids, I think I must be running in the wrong circles, because that's not what I'm seeing down here in the trenches.

Concerns About the Religious Right Are Not Overblown

By David Niose on August 23, 2011 in Our Humanity, Naturally
One columnist says fears of the Religious Right are overblown. The facts suggest otherwise.

Why the Law Can't Do Without Compassion

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on August 23, 2011 in Am I Right?
Every law needs interpretation

Only Sex Partners Are Allowed: Why Is This the Criterion for Bringing a Guest?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on August 23, 2011 in Living Single
Is it OK to tell a single guest that she can bring a boyfriend you’ve never met but not her mother whom you’ve known for years? Or should singles not be allowed to bring anyone, since that would cost money?

The Right to Not Believe

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on August 22, 2011 in One Among Many
If psi believers were plain gullible, they would believe my skeptical posts too. This proves that there are things they do not believe, which is small consolation to a skeptic but at least not nothing.

20 Quotes on Dealing with Button-Pushers

Learn from these masters how to deal with the button-pushers in your life.

Life Isn't Fair!

Do you ever find yourself frustrated with your life, bemoaning to yourself—or to anyone who will listen—that it isn't fair that life isn't fair?

Virtual Reality, A New Therapy Part Two: The SimCoach

SimCoach employs engaging VR-based virtual humans for use on a web-based application which has the potential to revolutionize help-seeking as well as the internet of the future.