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Mindy McCready: What We Know about Family Abduction

By Geoffrey Greif Ph.D. on December 03, 2011 in Buddy System
When custody agreements are not adhered to, children are put at risk. From the media (which may or may not provide the whole or the correct story), we have a picture of parental abduction by singer Mindy McCready of her five-year-old son, Zander.

Political Desperation and Hatred

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on December 03, 2011 in Hidden Motives
“Anyone But Mitt”

Democratic politics, in theory, is about people choosing leaders to guide the country. But lately it has come to seem in the U.S. that the process has become vindictive and charged with hatred.

Psychology’s Top 40 Hits

The many songs about psychology and psychology-related topics should justify a Psychology category for Grammy nominations. Until that happens, though, check out this perfect playlist of top 40 hits for capturing the mood of a holiday party or just a quiet evening at home with music that will "blow your mind."

Contradictions and Differences

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on December 03, 2011 in Am I Right?
Let in that which complements your deficiencies and reject that which cancels your uniqueness.

Do You Take Your Mother to the Gym with You?

By Donna Barstow on December 03, 2011 in Ink Blots Cartoons
Do you take your mother to the gym with you? Join the club.

How to Cope with a Beautiful Narcissist

By Anthony Synnott Ph.D. on December 02, 2011 in Rethinking Men
It's not about you, dear. Sorry.

What the Face of Love Looks Like

By Sam Sommers on December 02, 2011 in Science Of Small Talk
Ever wonder what the face of love looks like? Just look in the mirror. We literally make very different faces when we interact with those we love...

Lesbian Parents

By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D. on December 02, 2011 in The Big Questions
Lesbians do not raise normal children.

Black and White Thinking Is Both a BPD and NPD Trait

By Randi Kreger on December 02, 2011 in Stop Walking on Eggshells
Being split black can happen out of the blue and can leave one reeling. One day you may be enjoying the "best" intimacy, sex, love, times of the relationship and the next you are dealing with a robot void of emotion, icy cold, and being completely ignored.

Feed the Mouse

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on December 02, 2011 in Your Wise Brain
When you help the early mammalian parts of your brain feel rewarded and fulfilled it's easier to let go of longing, disappointment and craving.

America: Land of the Takers

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on December 02, 2011 in Just Listen
How can American go from getting, having and holding on to giving, sharing and letting go?

Dystopian "In Time" and Inequalities in Our Time

By Emily Smith Beitiks on December 02, 2011 in Genetic Crossroads
The dystopian future of Andrew Niccol's new film, In Time, resonates with current inequalities.

The Courage to Grow from Stress

By Deborah Khoshaba Psy.D. on December 02, 2011 in Get Hardy
Come Back From Adversity, Through Hardiness.

Dehumanization, Genocide, and the Psychology of Indifference

What is it about the human mind that makes it possible for us to think of other people as subhuman creatures? David Livingstone Smith explains.

The Happy Beggar: You Are Enough

By Mark Matousek on December 02, 2011 in Ethical Wisdom
Enlightenment is here and now. Happiness too. Open the box.

The Rise and Fall and (Maybe) Rise Again of Glee

By Steven Schlozman M.D. on December 02, 2011 in Grand Rounds
Is Glee getting good again?

The Truth About Lies

By Jeff Wise on December 02, 2011 in Extreme Fear
The truth about how professional interrogators can unmask liars is even more fascinating than the misconceptions spread by the popular media.

Money and Happiness: The $200 Link

What money does—and I say this as somebody who at one point had to pay her electric bill and her rent on alternate months l—is make life easier. But an “easier” situation isn’t always equal to a “happier” situation.

PTSD in War Dogs Finally Getting the Attention It Deserves

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on December 02, 2011 in Animal Emotions
War dogs are amazing beings. They're continually put at risk as they're exposed to combat-related violence, and suffer along with their human companions afterwards. Finally, these wonderful dogs are getting the attention and treatment they fully deserve, as they should.

Creating Advantage in College

By Steve Baskin on December 02, 2011 in S'mores and More
Parents are deeply focused on getting their children into the "right schools," but many spend less effort preparing them to shine once there. While few might suspect it, summer camp is an extraordinary opportunity to prepare a child for life beyond the home.

Can Potassium Help Treat ADHD and Sensory Overstimulation?

A study shows potassium helped decrease a patient's sensory overstimulation. And her family receives no numbing effects from lidocaine. How are these issues connected?

What a Difference a Few Small, Consistent Changes Can Make

By Gretchen Rubin on December 02, 2011 in The Happiness Project
One of the most complicated and emotionally charged topics within the larger subject of happiness is the relationship between money and happiness.

Guilt May Be a Top Factor in PTSD

By Stephen Joseph Ph.D. on December 02, 2011 in What Doesn't Kill Us
Guilt can be at the core of psychological trauma