The Latest

Trust Me, Most of the Time, But Not Always

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on September 01, 2011 in Am I Right?
Without trust our world would fall apart.

Intermingling Languages in Children

By Francois Grosjean Ph.D. on September 01, 2011 in Life as a Bilingual
When bilingual children intermingle their languages, the comments one overhears can be quite negative. And yet, there are very good reasons for their behavior. In addition, there are ways of helping them restrict language intermingling to bilingual situations.

Rich Girl, Poor Girl: Can Their Friendship Survive?

Can women of different social status or socio-economic background sustain a healthy, non-competitive, equal friendship?

Ill-Fated Interview Part VI

By Christopher Ryan Ph.D. on August 31, 2011 in Sex at Dawn
The last part of the most in-depth interview I've given about Sex at Dawn.

Anxiety and Second Generation Amotivation

Why don't your children feel motivated?

If Only There Were a Pain Scanner

By David Biro M.D., Ph.D. on August 31, 2011 in Listening to Pain

Some People Are More Certain of Everything than I Am of Anything

I love this quote from Robert Rubin, the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury under President Clinton, because it states so cleverly something I often feel. If you say “X,” I automatically think, “But what about Y?” and “Is X always X”?

Self-Sacrifice: For the Good of the Kin

Are humans really as selfish as they appear to be?

How to Cope with Personal and Global Uncertainty

His therapist said to him, “We can’t live our life in fear. We all must develop an assumption of safety that allows us to get through the day.”

Harnessed on Falling Skies: What the TV Show Teaches Us About Ourselves

By Mark Changizi on August 31, 2011 in Nature, Brain, and Culture
The skitters on the television show "Falling Skies" hold a terrible secret. They've been harnessed. But -- wait! So have you and I!

Humorist Wade Rouse: Why We Love, and Put Up With, Our Dogs

By Jennifer Haupt on August 31, 2011 in One True Thing
Anthology explores neurotic relationship between man and beloved mutt, and raises money for the Humane Society. Here’s more from editor Wade Rouse:

Hurricane Hype: Overreaction? Nonsense!

By David Ropeik on August 31, 2011 in How Risky Is It, Really?
There was a lot of hype and excitement leading up to Storm Irene, but people did not overreact. Getting ready, and being prepared, make complete sense.

Brain Mapping Does Not Reveal What Turns a Woman On

By The Psychoanalysis 3.0 Writing Group on August 31, 2011 in Psychoanalysis 3.0
Recent imaging studies mapping locations for the vagina, cervix and nipples in the brain's sensory cortex leave the mystery of female sexual desire unsolved.

Cultural Differences in Reactions to Thoughts of Death

By Art Markman Ph.D. on August 31, 2011 in Ulterior Motives
Research suggests that you protect yourself from thoughts of death by enhancing your sense of self. What it means to enhance your sense of self, though, depends on your culture.

Video Vacation Continues, Back in September

By Gretchen Rubin on August 31, 2011 in The Happiness Project
I so appreciate the attentiveness of everyone who has noticed that I've stopped posting videos for some reason
Stuffed To the Gills
Turn Off That Bliss Thermometer

The Unworried Well

By Nassir Ghaemi M.D., M.P.H. on August 30, 2011 in Mood Swings
Maybe we shouldn't be treating some of the people in our offices, and yet we should be treating some of the people who don't want to come to our offices.
We Are All One, Do Your Thang: Confessions of a Hippie Libertarian Theocrat

We Are All One, Do Your Thang: Confessions of a Hippie Libertarian Theocrat

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on August 30, 2011 in Ambigamy
Hippies and today's conservatives both ignore the challenges of reconciling liberty and unity.

The Golden Psi: Psychology Goes to the Movies

By Jeremy Clyman Psy.D. on August 30, 2011 in Reel Therapy
Everyone who is interested in movies and psychology should know about the Golden Psi Media Award. Everyone who is anyone, that is.

Can We Bully-proof Our Kids? Maybe, If We Can Help Them Manage Their Social Goals

By Faith Brynie Ph.D. on August 30, 2011 in Brain Sense
Children with positive social goals handle bullies better.

Everyone Wants Better, No One Wants Change

By Jonathan Fields on August 30, 2011 in Awake at the Wheel
People want a better economy, but nobody's willing to share in the financial hit it'll take to get us back on track.

Why a Hurricane Filled Me With Gratitude

By Gretchen Rubin on August 30, 2011 in The Happiness Project
Like much of the East Coast, New York City was hit by Hurricane Irene. On Saturday, we checked our flashlights, loaded up on food, filled the bathtub, and hoped for the best.

Four Reasons Why Your Boss Is So Clueless

Your boss doesn’t seem to know what’s REALLY going on in the workplace. Is it your boss's fault? What you should do about it.

Compassion in Action: Ways of Giving

Work, especially where teamwork and devotion are involved, counts as spiritual practice.