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Having a Hard Time Getting Over the Death of a Spouse

By Irene S Levine Ph.D. on November 02, 2011 in The Friendship Doctor
My wife died last May, almost six months ago. We were so devoted to each other that we didn't need any friends. I don't go to pubs or clubs and am very much a loner. Now, I seem to be pushing people away in case they want something I'm unable to give them. I don't know where to turn for help.

This Too Shall Pass (In Memory of Curt Beck)

By Mark Banschick M.D. on November 02, 2011 in The Intelligent Divorce
Curt Beck, a professor of Organic Chemistry at Vassar College, passed away. Dr. Banschick remembers him in this piece and reminds the rest of us of the importance of a mentor.

Anxiety Sucks

It's hard to feel good about yourself when anxiety disrupts your memory and concentration, leaving you unable to read, write, study, analyze, or take in new information.

The Wacky World of Siblings

My fascination with the sibling relationship began with a bloody nose.

Voice Your Choice

By Neil Farber M.D, Ph.D. on November 02, 2011 in The Blame Game
We are each full and active participants in our lives. We happen to life, life does not happen to us. Life is all about choices and taking responsibility to make those choices.

We Can All Be Emotional Vampires

By Judith Orloff M.D. on November 02, 2011 in Emotional Freedom
In all successful relationships, whether with family, friends, or co-workers it's vital that each person honestly examine his or her behavior and be willing to discuss it and change. Take a quiz to learn if you by chance are draining energy from anyone in your life.

How to Avoid Population Overshoot and Collapse

Like all other species, we have no evolved psychological adaptations specifically designed to prevent ecological overshoot and population collapse. One way to promote sustainability may be to collectively consent to a publicly supported media campaign to tweak our psychological adaptations.

Men’s Top 4 Wishes and Why You Should Grant Them

By Rita Watson MPH on November 02, 2011 in With Love and Gratitude
In the world of relationships, we know that women want love, commitment, and romance—but what do men really want? It seems that the men under 40 have different desires than those over 40 in terms of sex and cuddling.

Generations + Technology

By Bernardo Tirado, PMP on November 02, 2011 in Digital Leaders
Most folks don't think about this but our childhood experiences (good or bad) shape how we think and accept new concepts. That said, I've outlined below nostalgic experiences by generation that helps when considering new technology in an organization.

14 Ways to Observe Pornography Awareness Week

By Marty Klein PhD on November 02, 2011 in Sexual Intelligence
Coinciding with the horrors of Halloween is Pornography Awareness Week.

*You're So Vain: Narcissistic "Grandiosity"

By Randi Kreger on November 02, 2011 in Stop Walking on Eggshells
Businesswoman and real estate investor Leona Helmsley famously said, "We [rich people] don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes." That's a quote people with narcissistic personality disorder can really relate to. They are aggravated by having to deal with the "little people" all the time.

Projection 201: It's All My Fault!

It's all my fault. Bad, bad, bad. I can't do anything right. Sound familiar? Well, if you can relate, I've got good news for you. Just like "the devil made me do it" distorts the picture, "it's all my fault" isn't the whole truth either.

Being Beautiful or Handsome is Easier Than You Think!

Don't worry about the features of your physical appearance that you have very little control over. In fact, the aspects you can easily change are the most influential for attraction, dating, and relating. Find out what they are...

Why African Americans Avoid Psychotherapy

African Americans share the same mental health issues as the rest of the population, with with additional stress due to racism, prejudice, and economic disparities. Learn why so many in the Black community avoid therapy and what can be done about it.

The Varieties of Religious Therapy: Secular Humanism

By Ryan Howes PhD, ABPP on November 02, 2011 in In Therapy
Huh?! What's humanism doing in a discussion of religious therapy? Fellow PT blogger Leon Seltzer shows us why a series like this needs the humanist perspective.

Moving Epigenetics from the Lab to the Living Room

By Karolyn A. Gazella on November 02, 2011 in The Healing Factor
Fascinating new information about genetic expression is changing the way we look at disease prevention and wellness. Your DNA is not your destiny!

Can Voice Pitch Predict Attributions of Infidelity?

By Gad Saad Ph.D. on November 02, 2011 in Homo Consumericus
Men and women who possess deeper and higher voice pitches respectively are perceived as more likely to cheat on their romantic partners.

The Family Dynamics of Severe Child Abuse

By David M. Allen M.D. on November 02, 2011 in A Matter of Personality
How can abused children grow up to be abusive parents?

Follow a Threshold Ritual

By Gretchen Rubin on November 02, 2011 in The Happiness Project
2011 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2011 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2011 a happier year -- and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge -- welcome! Last month's theme was the Five Senses, and last week’s resolution was to Hug more, kiss more. Did you try that resolution? Did it boost your happiness?

The Gift of Being Present

By Jennifer Hamady on November 02, 2011 in Finding Your Voice
Technology can facilitate our ability to connect with one another, but not the nature of how we do so. That's still up to us. The next time you're on a call, stop or put down what you're doing and give your full attention to the person on the other end of the line. They- and your relationship- are worth it.

Narcissists Feel Like Better Leaders

By Art Markman Ph.D. on November 02, 2011 in Ulterior Motives
Narcissists are people who dream big. They generally think of themselves as being more intelligent and exceptional than they are. Because of their high levels of self-confidence, they are also tapped to be leaders in many situations. So, should we just let the narcissists take over?