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When Talking About Sex, Age 10 Is the New 16

By Fred Kaeser Ed.D. on September 22, 2011 in What Your Child Needs To Know About Sex (And When)
Several truths all parents need to remember: If you communicate early and effectively with your child about sex and sexuality, it is likely you will have the following results.

Note-Taking 2.0

By Karen Leland on September 22, 2011 in The Perfect Blend

U.S. Plays Politics and God by Executing Human Beings

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D. on September 22, 2011 in Science Isn't Golden
The Politics of Horror: Deciding Who Dies

Are You Teaching People to Treat You Badly?

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on September 22, 2011 in Think Well
Do you believe it's best to "turn the other cheek," or that kindness will overcome unkindness? If you do, you're probably teaching people to treat you badly.

At Long Last: New Forensic Specialty Guidelines Approved

By Karen Franklin Ph.D. on September 22, 2011 in Witness
The long-awaited ethical guidelines issued for forensic psychology practice.

30 Top Tips for Treating Chronic Fatigue, FMS When All Else Fails Part 3 of 3

By Jacob Teitelbaum MD on September 22, 2011 in Complementary Medicine
In this 3-part series, I discuss 30 treatments that can be very helpful in stubborn CFS and fibromyalgia cases. Part 3 focuses on hidden infections.

5 Mistakes I Continue to Make in My Marriage

By Gretchen Rubin on September 22, 2011 in The Happiness Project
One of the main themes of my happiness project is marriage. For me, as with many people, my marriage is one of the most central elements in my life, my home, and my happiness.

Company Parties: Think Before You Drink

By Steve M. Cohen Ed.D., C.M.C on September 22, 2011 in Worked Up At Work
Thinking of a drinking party for the company? Think hard.

Moral Children: Family and Habits

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on September 22, 2011 in Am I Right?
We can't change our foundation, but we can develop new habits

“So Sorry You’re Still Married”: New Anniversary Card Greeting?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on September 22, 2011 in Living Single
Can you imagine a Mother’s Day card or media story that just assumed that anyone who is a mother must be depressed about it? That’s what some Singles Week stories are like.

Rest, Unwind, Recharge

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on September 22, 2011 in Your Wise Brain
Tell the truth to yourself about how much time you actually - other than sleep - truly come to rest: not accomplishing anything, not planning anything, not going anywhere. The time when you don't do anything at all, with a sense of relaxation and ease. No stress, no pressure, nothing weighing on you in the back of your mind. No sense of things undone. Utterly at rest.

Brick Wall Blocking Progress on Sexual Violence Prevention

By Karen Franklin Ph.D. on September 21, 2011 in Witness
Forty years after the women's rights movement brought attention to the widespread nature of sexual violence, the overwhelming majority of offenses still go unreported. Even when a brave victim does come forward, prosecution is rare and conviction even rarer.
Panic Attacks Are Puzzles

Panic Attacks Are Puzzles

By Susan Heitler Ph.D. on September 21, 2011 in Resolution, Not Conflict
No need to panic about panic attacks. Anxiety surges happen to many folks. The good news though is that butterflies explain how panic attacks can prove helpful for you.

Five Things to Know About Anger

By Ryan Martin Ph.D. on September 21, 2011 in All the Rage
Anger is a frequently misunderstood emotion. People confuse it with aggression and violence, they think of it as mostly unhealthy, and they fail to recognize the times in their lives when their anger has been positive.

To try and rectify those misunderstandings, here are five important things to know about anger.

There's Only One Way to Change: Slowly, Over Time

Speak to any quality psychotherapist, fitness trainer, financial advisor, organizational consultant, or AA sponsor—anyone in the change business—and they will tell you that the chief complaint of those trying to change their ways is, "Why does it have to take so long?" And the answer is: it just does. Quick and easy may be appealing, but slow and steady win the race.

Twenty Tweets About Troy Davis and the Death Penalty

By Mikhail Lyubansky Ph.D. on September 21, 2011 in Between the Lines
With Davis's execution just hours away, it is time to not only take immediate action to save his life (see last tweet) but to examine the system of capital punishment more broadly, a system that is racially biased beyond a reasonable doubt.

Benefits of Pre-Marital Counseling: Successful Marriage

By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on September 21, 2011 in Insight Is 20/20
Everyone should try pre-marital counseling.
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Kaboom! "Going Nuclear" in an Argument

By Stephen Law Ph.D. on September 21, 2011 in Believing Bull
Lay waste to all rational arguments!

Humor as Medicine: 20 Quotations about Health

By Toni Bernhard J.D. on September 21, 2011 in Turning Straw Into Gold
"Quit worrying about your health. It'll go away." —Robert Orben

To Boost Your Self-Control, Use Convenience to Your Advantage

By Gretchen Rubin on September 21, 2011 in The Happiness Project
2011 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2011 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2011 a happier year -- and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- welcome! This month’s theme is Self-control, and last week’s resolution was to Ask yourself whether you're an "abstainer" or a "moderator."

The Problem Is Not the Problem

By Ingrid Mathieu Ph.D. on September 20, 2011 in Emotional Sobriety