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God in Political Speechmaking

By Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D. on December 01, 2011 in The Me in We
Nothing gets us in the gut like Jesus. U.S. Political leaders use hidden religious references to rouse our most primitive emotional states and activate our earliest childhood experiences.

Secret Plot Against Cain Uncovered!

By Stanton Peele on December 01, 2011 in Addiction in Society
People like to say that Herman Cain is paranoid and self-delusional for claiming that all of the women flooding out of his closet were put up to making false accusations against him because his opponents fear his candidacy so much. But here is proof positive that Cain is actually on the money with his charges!

On the Life-Saving Effects of Marijuana (Laws)

By Robert Kurzban Ph.D. on December 01, 2011 in Mind Design
Which reduces traffic fatalities more: seatbelts or marijuana? You might be surprised...

The Taste of Revenge May Only Be Bittersweet

By Goal Auzeen Saedi Ph.D. on December 01, 2011 in Millennial Media
Is it possible to cheat, lie, and deceive with grace and composure? Is it true that to seek revenge you must dig two graves, one of them being for yourself? Though we may be tempted to right the wrongs against us, forgiveness may be the only path to serenity.

Business: Too Much Input, Not Enough "Innerput"

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on December 01, 2011 in The Power of Prime
Such large and never-ending quantities of input interfere with your ability to “innerput,” a word I created to denote your thought processes in response to input, including analysis, synthesis, judgments, and decisions.

The Eight Splendid Truths of Happiness

By Gretchen Rubin on December 01, 2011 in The Happiness Project
In my study of happiness, I've labored to identify its fundamental principles.

Natural Death and Euthanasia: Finding the Middle Ground

By Jessica Pierce Ph.D. on December 01, 2011 in All Dogs Go to Heaven
As animal hospice becomes more prominently recognized, it is worth giving some thought to the notion of “natural death” because hospice is often embraced by those who desire a natural death for their animal.

Telling White Lies Comes with a Price

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on December 01, 2011 in The Squeaky Wheel
We’ve all told the occasional white lie, whether to spare someone’s feelings or to avoid troubling them. But now a new study reports that doing so can impact on our own feelings in ways we don’t anticipate. Our white lies can even cost us money.

Charting Your Course

By Karen L. Schiltz Ph.D. on December 01, 2011 in Beyond the Label
"The signs were there. I knew that something was ‘not quite right.'

Tumbling Testosterone

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on December 01, 2011 in Singletons
What do you think makes you or your partner (or will in the future) a better dad? Dipping testosterone? The desire to be more central in raising your children? Or, an economic downturn that forces men to become stay-at-home fathers?

Valerian: A Help for Post-Menopausal Insomnia?

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on December 01, 2011 in Sleep Newzzz
A recent study indicates that the herbal supplement valerian is an effective treatment for women with post-menopausal insomnia.

*Borderline Disorder Conference Now Online

By Randi Kreger on December 01, 2011 in Stop Walking on Eggshells
Videos of the Nov 4 Atlanta Family Perspectives on Borderline Personality Disorder conference.

4 Psychological Processes That Are Ruining America

Polls tell us that people believe that the United States is in an economic and social decline. While most fingers are pointed at the economy, there are some psychological processes which represent the "dark side" of human nature, and have made a bad situation worse. How to fix it?

When Is Boredom a Good Thing?

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on December 01, 2011 in Off the Couch
Boredom can be good for you!

On Being Privileged

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on December 01, 2011 in Am I Right?
What jobs will they find when the unemployment rate is 50%?

Poets Prattle, Poets Tattle: How They Began

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on November 30, 2011 in Creating in Flow
Poets who revise can't always go back and trace their own steps. But early drafts can offer clues...

Tis the Season

By Laurie B. Mintz Ph.D. on November 30, 2011 in Stress and Sex
Tips to De-Stress During the Holiday Season

Has Your Teen Been Sexually Assaulted?

The sexual allegations against Penn State's former defensive football coordinator Jerry Sandusky continue to surface. And what about the sexual abuse investigation of the former associate head basketball coach at Syracuse Bernie Fine? Where did all of this come from? If the allegations prove true, how did they go undetected, unreported, and under the radar for so long?

Are Women as Driven by Sexual Desire as Men? Part I: New Research Says “Yes”

By John A. Johnson Ph.D. on November 30, 2011 in Cui Bono
It is both common knowledge and scientific fact than men are so much more eager for sexual pleasure than women that they are more likely to seek short-term flings. Or are they?

World AIDS Day 2011

By Brian Mustanski Ph.D. on November 30, 2011 in The Sexual Continuum
December 1st is World AIDS Day, the day when individuals and organizations from around the world come together to bring attention to the global AIDS epidemic.

Whiner Republicans: How Cain Epitomizes Our Worst Psychological M.O.s

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on November 30, 2011 in Ambigamy
Issues aside, you can't find a better psychological ugly-pageant these days than the Republican Primaries, and Cain is winning in a highly competitive race to the bottom.