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Is Psychology or Common Sense More Accurate?

All too often, I have heard people say, “Psychology is all common sense.” But here is the problem: For every piece of folk wisdom, there is typically a completely contradictory piece of wisdom. Is it "opposites attract" or "birds of a feather flock together"?

Why People Cling to Racist Ideas

Racism is alive and well in American society and may even target successful people of color. Pathological stereotypes about ethnoracial groups breed racism and maintain an imbalanced social order. Learning about the values of other cultures can help heal racism and foster multiculturalism.

New Year, New Brain

By Susan Reynolds on January 02, 2012 in Prime Your Gray Cells
If you've created resolutions or a game plan or a list of goals you'd like to achieve in the new year, your brain stands ready to become your strongest ally in making them happen. By fulfilling 5 simple resolutions, you can significantly boost your brain's firepower.

Want to Kick a Bad Habit? Change Your Scenery

By Sam Sommers on January 02, 2012 in Science Of Small Talk
As we turn our calendars to 2012 and our attention to New Year's resolutions, it's worth taking a moment to remember a critical, yet too-often overlooked ingredient in the recipe for self-improvement: context.

Is Your Job Killing You?

8 workplace situations that put you on the fast track for burnout ... and 8 suggestions for relief

Are we autistic people shaping the public's view of autism in ways harmful to our cause?

Do today's autistic self advocates unwittingly present a rose-colored view of autism to the public, thereby diminishing the pool of services available to our population? Do we make ourselves look so "capable but eccentric" that we are no longer in need of help?

The Malignant Divorce: Hitting Close to Home

This is another piece part of our Malignant Divorce series further exploring the ups and downs in a malignant divorce.

Thought for Food

We all know what we need to do to shed the weight: eat less and exercise more. Knowing isn't the problem, it is doing. Science has come with a few new techniques to help us control our minds, so we can control our bodies.

My Daughter Has A Dirty Little Secret

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on January 02, 2012 in The Teen Doctor
What to do when you find out that your teen cuts

How (and hardly a word on why) to learn the ethical views of Aristotle and Plato

A prominent writer and opinion-maker told the following anecdote in a recent talk. He had ordered some take-out food, and the man delivering it saw books by Plato and Aristotle on his shelves and said "oh, we have the same interests."

Do we have to be brave to be kind?

Aristotle suggests that there is "reciprocity" between the virtues: to have one, you need the others. This idea is roundly mocked. Surely, people say, we know people who are kind but not brave. But I am with Aristotle.

7 Keys to a Healthy and Happy Relationship

How do you make your relationship solid? Learn 7 secrets that healthy, happy couples know.

The Worst New Year's Resolutions You Can Make

Most new year's resolutions are a bad idea. A 100-year-old man shows a better way to good health and happiness.

Impatience and Unhappiness

We've all heard that terrible old cliché 'Patience is a virtue'. I, for one, learned to hate patience at an early age. Patience to me was like having to eat all of your broccoli before you could have your dessert.

"Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater... Maybe Not"

How can I ever trust them again? If they cheated once won't they do it again?

The "once a cheater, always a cheater" argument is a flagrant myth designed to protect but most definitely not enlighten. Discovery "why" people have affairs is the real key!

Personal Growth: Motivation: The Drive to Change

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on January 02, 2012 in The Power of Prime
The reality is that change is difficult because, in all likelihood, you have been the way you currently are for a long time and your habits are deeply ingrained. Your ability to find and maintain your motivation for meaningful and long-lasting change will ultimately determine whether you're able to break long-standing habits and patterns.

You Only Need One New Year’s Resolution

This is the time of year that we make New Year's resolutions. For many of us, keeping those resolutions is something of a challenge. In truth, for all of those resolutions to stick, you only need one.