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Myths about Circumcision You Likely Believe

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on September 11, 2011 in Moral Landscapes
With my first child, I just thought that circumcision was what you did, no big deal, and every man was circumcised. Then one day I saw a picture of a baby being circumcised, and everything changed.

Being There for Each Other: A Meditation on 9/11

By Marcia Eckerd Ph.D. on September 11, 2011 in People Skills
Meditation on 9/11: helping our friends is what life's really about.

Equal Powers Between the Sheets

By Frances Cohen Praver Ph.D. on September 11, 2011 in Love Doc
Male contraception is making scientific news as reported by Pam Belluck in the NY Times, Science Health section, July23, 2011. If we try to put men on the pill, will they take it? If they do we will be one step closer to equal powers between the sheets.

Airport Screening Post-9/11: What Happens Before You Even Get to Any of the Machines

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on September 11, 2011 in Living Single
Did you know that sometimes, as you are standing in line at airport security, before you even get to any of the machines, you are already being monitored?

See, Memories

By Judith Eve Lipton M.D. on September 10, 2011 in Pura Vida
September 11 is a day of mourning, but we all mourn different things.

Life After Analysis: The Five-Month Mark

By David Weiss on September 10, 2011 in Mr. Analysand
Can I Thrive Outside the Pod?

Do You Have a Bad Boss?

By Harriet Lerner Ph.D. on September 10, 2011 in The Dance of Connection
Is your boss driving you crazy a good deal of the time? Here's how to rate him or her--and your crazy workplace.

9/11 Children: Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events

Children who witnessed the violent act of terrorism of 9/11, either in-person or on television, may have been left feeling confused, unsafe, and worried by their parent’s shocked reaction.

Thoughts on 9/11 from a Close Observer

By Frances Kuffel on September 10, 2011 in What Fat Women Want
When there are fireworks a lot of us go home without bothering to watch the show. The sound of helicopters unnerve me. Silence on the streets unnerves me. The smell of candle wax is Proustian.

Pregnancy at 40: How Realistic Is It?

Why is it that some women wait until they are 40 to begin trying to conceive? Is it finally that their lives have settled down enough to contemplate children as the next step? Or, as a recent NYTimes article posed, do women who physically look much younger than their age actually believe their 40-year-old eggs are up to the challenge of conceiving a healthy baby?

What Domestic Batterers Can Teach Us About Terrorism

By Susan Heitler Ph.D. on September 10, 2011 in Resolution, Not Conflict
Home is where we learn the fundamentals for becoming citizens of a democracy. Cultures that tolerate chiild and spousal abuse are at risk for breeding bullies, tyrants and and terrorism. By contrast families with skills for cooperative parenting and partnering train young people to value and succeed in a democracy.

Myths of Regulation

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on September 10, 2011 in Hidden Motives
Conservatives have embraced the truism that businesses are hurt by government regulation. Ideologically, they argue, rules infringe on individual freedom, but they have also persuaded themselves that they are actually bad for the bottom line.

Depression Dis-ables: Learn to Be Able Again

Many of the smartest, most talented people I have treated in my career were not feeling smart or talented when we met. Gifted, successful people do not see their abilities when they are depressed.

A Letter to My Fifteen Year Old Self

By Priscilla Warner on September 10, 2011 in Learning to Breathe
One Woman's Journey From Panic to Peace

What to Do About Scientific Fraud in Psychology?

By Mark van Vugt Ph.D. on September 10, 2011 in Naturally Selected
After the high profile case of Marc Hauser, the Harvard psychologist found guilty of serious scientific misconduct there is the recent case of my colleague, Diederik Stapel, a social psychology professor in the Netherlands who has been suspended by his university after admitting to have fabricated experimental data over a prolonged period.

The Mental Doubles of 9/11

By Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D. on September 10, 2011 in The Me in We
One day a person is sitting next to you, the next day he or she is gone. But you have an image of this person in your mind that doesn't die. It stays in your mind like a mental double. Mourning is what you do with this mental double.

Lessons from 9/11

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on September 10, 2011 in Am I Right?
We don't need to love our neighbors as much as respect them

Does Tom Brokaw Think that Only Married Adults Experienced Grievous Losses on 9/11?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on September 10, 2011 in Living Single
People who became widowed on 9/11 suffered grievous losses. But what about everyone else? They were mostly invisible to Tom Brokaw. What about the other 9/11 specials?

Facebook As Sexually Transmitted Disease: The Dark Side of Tags

By Nancy Darling Ph.D. on September 09, 2011 in Thinking About Kids
Facebook is like a sexually transmitted disease, in that your risk is proportional to that of your highest risk 'friend'. And just like sexually transmitted diseases, there are things you can do to protect yourself. A 'How To' primer.

Nod Your Head if You Agree with Yourself: How Your Own Body Language Can Persuade You

By Julie Sedivy Ph.D. on September 09, 2011 in Sold on Language
I don’t see the body language gurus dispensing advice about how to interpret your own body language. What if we use our own body language as clues to what we are thinking? And what if these clues can shape our attitudes?