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Murphy Milano's Exceptional Victims Handbook is Here!

By Robin Sax on April 14, 2010 in Crime Time
Domestic violence is creeping back into pop culture and celebrity justice ... there is no arguing that there is a problem, but like everything else one can’t help to ask: Is there a solution?

Female Hormones

Women have twice the frequency of depression as men, and are more vulnerable to many psychiatric disorders between puberty and menopause. Menopause and the post partum are time of high vulnerability for women.

Teaching Kids How to Develop Confident Composure

If you had a free, scientifically tested, program to help kids grow up to be healthy, happy, productive adults, would you use it?

Put that iPhone down. I’m talking to you!

By David F. Swink on April 14, 2010 in Threat Management
Blackberries, iPods, computers, and other techologies save us time and keep us connected, but they can become ADDs (Attention Distraction Devices) distracting us from having good conversations. 

The Fight Against Fat

By Eric Jaffe on April 14, 2010 in Headcase
The psychological battle against obesity.

Facebook Friend Requests, Memory Failures, and Hypermnesia: Who Are These People?

By Ira Hyman Ph.D. on April 13, 2010 in Mental Mishaps
I recently started a Facebook account and within 24 hours I had multiple friend requests. I'm ashamed to admit that I didn't recognize the names of many of the people who wanted to friend me. I experienced a profound memory failure, followed by a wonderful hypermnesia effect. 

Fishing for ΙΧΘΥΣ

By Joseph Juhász on April 13, 2010 in
 A sound psychology, when there will be one, will be founded on knowledge of the relations between the visible and the invisible.homeward:bound::longing:mourning 

Fueling Anger Doesn't Make for Good Politics

By Michael D Yapko Ph.D. on April 13, 2010 in The Social Side of Depression
 Easier to be Angry Than Think

Time for a Speak-Out

How many have there been, in just the last 15 years? Let me just mention a few that I can remember -- Bill Clinton and Bill Cosby in the late 1990s; Elliott Spitzer and John Edwards in 2008; Mark Sanford in mid-2009; and now, perhaps most dramatically, Tiger Woods.

No Harm, No Foul

By Eric Jaffe on April 13, 2010 in Headcase
How the brain forgives murder.

I Strive for Better Control of My Temper, or, The Link Between the Desire for Control and Anger.

By Gretchen Rubin on April 13, 2010 in The Happiness Project
One of my more disagreeable faults is my irritability. I lose my temper easily; I “speak in a mean voice” as my daughters describe it; I become impatient and act annoyed; I feel anxious about something, so I snap at my family; I feel criticized, so I lash out. Dozens of my resolutions are aimed at helping me to be more calm, cheerful, and lighthearted – everything from Turn out the light to Make my bed to Quit nagging to Quit drinking (more or less).
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What Do Infants Teach Parents About Favoritism?

By Ellen Weber Libby Ph.D. on April 12, 2010 in The Favorite Child

Why Procrastinators Aren't Very Happy

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on April 12, 2010 in Don't Delay
Although it would seem that procrastination should make us happier, as we're avoiding a task we'd rather not do, research consistently demonstrates that higher scores on procrastination are associated with lower scores on well-being and higher scores on measures of stress. Here's one reason procrastination doesn't buy happiness.

Education: Failing Students, Not Failing Schools

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on April 12, 2010 in The Power of Prime
The conventional wisdom is that failing schools are the cause of the problem and, as a result, should be the point of intervention for fixing the problem. Public education reform these days focuses on improving schools by raising academic standards, requiring rigorous student testing, calling for more teacher evaluation and training, and demanding accountability, all admirable and valuable goals to be sure. 

Barbie Goes to the Dogs: To Messy, Not Housebroken Dogs

The Barbie line of toys has now introduced a dog that poops, a cat that pees, and puppies that apparently dog both--all in the name of promoting responsible pet ownership in kids.

The Persecution Of Excellence

By Brian Tompkins on April 12, 2010 in View From The Dugout
The Connecticut women's basketball team recently completed a much-ballyhooed run to its second consecutive national championship and the accomplishment was all the more remarkable because they did so by going undefeated over those two seasons, winning by an average of double digit point margins, and establishing a record winning streak of 78 games.

Wanna Swap Your Gender for a Day?

By Stephen Mason Ph.D. on April 12, 2010 in Look At It This Way