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What to Do After a Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease

By Gary L. Wenk Ph.D. on January 01, 2011 in Your Brain on Food
 The situation for a newly diagnosed patient is not without hope, particularly if the diagnosis is made during the early phases of the disease.

Drinking for Health

By Stanton Peele on January 01, 2011 in Addiction in Society
Public health has not been able to come to grips with consistent findings that moderate drinking prolongs life. How can you recommend that people drink?!

A Step-By-Step Guide To Creative Behavior

By Michele and Robert Root-Bernstein on December 31, 2010 in Imagine That!
How many of us have wished most fervently ‘to be more creative'? This New Year's, resolve ‘to behave more creatively' and your wish just might come true. 

Dog learns more than 1000 names and chimpanzees make dolls

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on December 30, 2010 in Animal Emotions
Increasing evidence shows just how smart and creative animals can be. It's best to keep an open mind about the cognitive skills of other animals because "surprises" are regularly forthcoming. 

Twelve Ways to Fix Your Internet Addled Brain

The Internet is changing your brain and body - so make it work for the changes you want.

Top Ten Friendship Posts of 2010

By Irene S Levine Ph.D. on December 30, 2010 in The Friendship Doctor
The "rules" or etiquette about how to best adapt to a changed friendship are often murky. Friends struggle with doing right by their once-BFFs while remaining true to themselves.

The Top 10 Strategies for Reducing Prejudice (Part 3 of 3)

From finding mean zombies to trying fried grasshoppers in Thailand, we've explored unexpected strategies to reduce prejudice and improve intergroup relations. In this final installment, we ask: what do Professor X (from the X-Men) and keeping that New Year's resolution to stay healthy have to do with reaching out across group boundaries?

Film and Addiction II: Is Rooster Cogburn Alcoholic?

By Stanton Peele on December 30, 2010 in Addiction in Society
Rooset Cogburn seems to have drinking issues in True Grit. Yet the film doesn't depict him - and viewers don't respond to him - as an alcoholic. Why?

Top 9 Things We Could Do Without in the New Year

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on December 30, 2010 in Insight Therapy
A list of the things we could do without in the next year, but will probably have to endure anyway.

Aristotle and Addiction

By Jennifer Baker Ph.D. on December 29, 2010 in For the Love of Wisdom
New research on addiction is suggesting that we need new ways of categorizing the behavior of addiction. Can we move forward by looking back? How might Aristotle's approach to behavior help us to think about addiction?

5 New Year's Resolutions Worth Making

By Harriet Brown on December 29, 2010 in Brave Girl Eating
This new Year's, here are 5 resolutions actually worth making.

Do Crime Victims Deserve Some Blame?

By Jeff Wise on December 29, 2010 in Extreme Fear
Recently I wrote that "We are not all equally likely to fall prey. Just as the psychopaths are a special breed, so too are their victims." This suggestion drew a heated response from readers. Some accused me of "blaming the victim." Am I guilty as charged?

Creating 2011 with Imagination, a Forgotten Tool

By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on December 29, 2010 in Tracking Wonder
 For most of us motivated by meaning more than money, we must get to the core to keep our business's heart beat thumping through good times and bad.One oft-forgotten tool, inherent to your creativity, can help you get to your professional heart and envision your professional year accordingly: imagination.  

Post Holiday Test for Dysfunctional or Nearly-Normal Family

By Cathy Cress M.S.W. on December 29, 2010 in Mom Loves You Best
Dysfunctional families, and individual family dyads like siblings, at best, simply cannot collaborate

The Most Important Journey of Our Lives

By Ken Page L.C.S.W. on December 29, 2010 in Finding Love
I'm Ken Page, LCSW, a psychotherapist whose work focuses on the search for intimacy. I'm delighted to begin this blog for single people and those who support them in their growth. It's a subject very close to my heart. In my experience, the quality of love in our lives is the single greatest determinant of our happiness.

The Rose

By Francois Grosjean Ph.D. on December 29, 2010 in Life as a Bilingual
We all have one or two key people who have inspired us in our careers. We might not have chosen our particular domain, and be who we are, had we not met them. A bilingual couple played that role in my career and in my life.
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Satisfaction Guarenteed . . . Or Your Money Back!

By Alida Brill on December 28, 2010 in Chronic Healing
I considered how ubiquitous our “satisfaction guaranteed” consumer culture was, and took it another step. Is that what we expect in life as well? Do we tend to equate contentment with boredom or psychological paralysis? I don’t know the answers to these questions but they plague me during the holiday season. This year was no exception.

Stuff Psychologists Like #2 - Submitting Papers to Peer-Review Journals

By Jared DeFife Ph.D. on December 28, 2010 in The Shrink Tank
The endless hours of detailed planning, arduous data collection, eye-crossing statistical analysis, and caffeine-fueled writing sessions have finally paid off: you have written a complete research study manuscript.  Here's what to expect from the academic journal peer-review process.

The Paradoxical Rationale for Self-Sabotage (Pt 2 of 5)

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on December 28, 2010 in Evolution of the Self
Do you seem to struggle in life more than others? If you work hard to achieve goals, yet typically fail to reach them, your behavior may be more negatively driven than you imagine.