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Why Are We So "Obsessed" With OCD?

By Allen H. Weg on May 15, 2011 in Living with OCD
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is relatively simple and easy to describe in clinical terms, but it is extremely difficult to fully understand. Once presented with information about this psychiatric disorder, many are left with questions.

Real Law and Order: SVU Dealing with DSK of the IMF

Can you just imagine the thousands of screenwriters doing scripts whereby Det. Olivia Benson gets to clobber the head of the International Monetary Fund as he chases her down a Sofitel hallway?

Graduation as Gratitude

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on May 15, 2011 in Head of the Class
Graduation can be a time for reflection and gratitude.
Heather Lende: Finding Faith in Everyday Life

Heather Lende: Finding Faith in Everyday Life

By Jennifer Haupt on May 15, 2011 in One True Thing
About a year after I was hit by a truck while riding a bicycle, my friend Doris asked if I had found God that day. When I said "no," I think we were both surprised.

Watch the CBS Sunday Morning Segment on Happiness

CBS Sunday Morning did a segment on happiness -- and included me! It was a lot of fun.

How the drug companies control our lives Part 2

By Ray Williams on May 14, 2011 in Wired for Success
In Part 1 of this article I described how the drug companies are making huge amounts of money marketing drugs, particularly psychotropic drugs. Part Two will examine how the profession of psychiatry is driven if not controlled by pharmaceutical companies

A Good Boss Is a Good Leader, Quotes

A good boss does more than just manage people - he is a leader - a role model and inspiration to his employees.

The Art of Diagnosing

By Wanda Behrens-Horrell L.C.S.W., N.C.P on May 14, 2011 in In the Trenches

A Mother Knows

By Ira J. Chasnoff M.D. on May 14, 2011 in Aristotle's Child

Gene of the Week: Attack on the "Warrior Gene"

By on May 13, 2011 in Techno-Cogitations
In an effort to expose the “blame-it-on-our-genes-craze,” John Horgan at Scientific American takes a closer look at the so-called warrior gene.

Creationists Have An Unfair Advantage But They're Still Wrong

By Hank Davis on May 13, 2011 in Caveman Logic
Whether it's about baseball, music or human origins, we all seem to be suckers for a
good Creation Myth.

He Had a Year to Do It in

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on May 13, 2011 in Don't Delay
If you have ever put a task off—particularly a task that just never seemed to go away, or one that never got done—you'll enjoy this poem, "He Had a Year to Do It in." Some laughter for this Friday the 13th!

Sexy at Any Age: What Makes Someone Appealing?

By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on May 13, 2011 in Insight Is 20/20
Sex appeal comes in all shapes and sizes.
Slutwalking into History

Slutwalking into History

By Christopher Ryan Ph.D. on May 13, 2011 in Sex at Dawn
The slutwalk protests aim both to reclaim the word "slut" from those who use it to try to shame women for being openly sexual creatures and to redirect that shame to where it belongs: aimed squarely at men who feel justified in sexually abusing women.

How Long Will It Take to Get Home?

By Art Markman Ph.D. on May 13, 2011 in Ulterior Motives
We often have to make estimates of how long it will take to go somewhere. The funny thing is, it sometimes feels like it takes longer to go somewhere away from home than it takes to return home. Why is that?

"Over-Spending, Over-Eating, Under-Sleeping, Watching Too Much TV"

I'm so happy for my friend, the incomparable Molly Jong-Fast. Her new novel, The Social Climber's Handbook, just came out. It's a delicious, dark, biting story about some characters here in New York City...

Are You Always Late? 7 Tips To Arrive On Time

Feeling as though you’re always running twenty minutes behind schedule is an unhappy feeling. Having to rush, forgetting things in your haste, dealing with annoyed people when you arrive…it’s no fun.

Panic or Pleasure: Performance Anxiety

By Julie Jaffee Nagel Ph.D. on May 13, 2011 in Music to My Ears

Elephant abuse in film: "Water for Elephant" star, Tai, shocked with electric prod

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on May 12, 2011 in Animal Emotions
Breaking animals' spirits using horrific methods that cause intense pain and suffering so they perform in film must stop. Yes, it still happens, as it did in the making of the film "Water for Elephants".

Is Gambling Addictive? What do addicted gamblers look like?

By Stanton Peele on May 12, 2011 in Addiction in Society
The American Psychiatric Association is set to recognize pathological gambling as the first non-drug addiction. Yet, in doing so, DSM-5's authors must mythologize gambling addiction to match conventional fantasies about drug addiction, which is far more contingent on setting and that addicts are able periodically to moderate than people imagine.