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Subtle Stereotypes and Their Negative Effects on Targets

At the end of "The Terminator," we meet a scrawny Mexican boy who can barely speak, who hustles American tourists for money, and who is beaten by his father. As a scrawny Mexican boy myself, this image ruined my evening while my friends hooted about the killer ending of the movie.

Why Are 99 Percent of Americans Fed Up? A Video Tells All

I have written extensively about the human rights concerns that are now driving the “occupy” movement. But this time, I have attempted to capture the gravity of several of these concerns in a new video production.

Wounded Souls III

By Eric Newhouse on November 02, 2011 in Invisible Wounds
Many combat vets return home with wounded souls. They need to seek atonement for what they've done (or not done) and learn to accept themselves by creating a new, post-warrior identity.

How Insomnia Is Created by Fear of Insomnia

By Jen Kim on November 02, 2011 in Valley Girl With a Brain
Insomnia can kill you and other reasons you can't sleep. Valley Girl explores what is keeping her up at night.

Enlightened Sex

By Pamela Madsen on November 02, 2011 in Shameless Woman
Many people have written about using yoga to increase sexual energy and performance. So why couldn't we use affirmations and meditations to also bring us to a new level and ease in our relationship to our sexuality and pleasure? Why couldn't we have enlightened sex?

The Ice Man's Prostate

By Arnon Krongrad M.D. on November 01, 2011 in Scrub, Rinse, Repeat
Urology conventions are different.

Music and Pain Relief

By Jeanette Bicknell Ph.D. on November 01, 2011 in Why Music Moves Us
Long-term studies of music therapy in pain management have shown it to be associated with improved quality of life and reduced consumption of pain relievers.

Recovery from an Affair

Prevention of affairs beats recovery. After the damage has been done, however, recovery is possible. Full recovery addresses both recovery from the breech of the monogamy contract by the sexual affair and and also from the cover-up lying and deceit. Sometimes the breech of trust from the lying is the most difficult to heal.

As Iraq Ends, a New Battle with PTSD Begins

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on November 01, 2011 in Compassion Matters
With 40,000 men and women returning home from Iraq in the next few months, we must greet them with the tools to combat the emotional wounds of battle. Developing resilience can truly break the internal cycle that leaves so many individuals chronically stuck in a traumatized state.

One Thing I've Learned from the Wall Street Protests

By Peter Bregman on November 01, 2011 in How We Work
Maybe the greatest impact of the protest is the conversations that they are sparking. People who would never otherwise think much about it are pondering and discussing the question "What do we stand for as a country?"

"Fish" Out of Water: Being Uncomfortable in Social Situations

In today's New York Times, eminent professor and scholar Stanley Fish opened up about his unease with social situations. Can he teach us—and me—how to feel better about them?

Rampant Wolf Killing Makes Some People Happy

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on November 01, 2011 in Animal Emotions
In just 2 weeks 44 wolves have been killed, or as some say "bagged," in Montana. Some people actually find the deplorable slaughter of these magnificent animals makes them happy and to be encouraging. How in the world did such shameful and sick attitudes toward sentient beings ever evolve? Would they kill their dog? I'm afraid to ask.

A Scientific Explanation for the Emergence of Mattering from Matter

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on November 01, 2011 in Ambigamy
Why would we think a physicist insane if he said "the moon pulls on the tides because it wants to" but don't think a psychologist insane for saying that you do things because you want to? Terry Deacon's new book bridges the gap between matter and mattering providing the first fully scientific material explanation for how matter could become conscious.

Linking Early Attachments to Eating Disorders Later on

The nature of someone's early attachments and familial relationships can often be a determining factor in the development of eating disorders later in life.

Polyamory without Tears

By Deborah Anapol Ph.D. on November 01, 2011 in Love Without Limits
Early on, I realized that in order to really understand what jealousy is, how it operates, and to what end, I would have to examine my own inner process. If you too want to understand jealousy, I invite you to do the same. The next time the opportunity arises, instead of pushing it away, welcome the chance to investigate the nature of jealousy.

The Bookkeeping Secret to Stable Loving Relationships

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on November 01, 2011 in Ambigamy
How do we settle into cozy relationship, minimizing resentment and negotiation? Paradoxically, in part by expressing resentment and negotiating over it. A surprising amount of that negotiation goes on between the lines, through an interesting use of etiquette (please, sorry, thank you, don't mention it) and an intuitive kind of double entry bookkeeping.

Wanted: Happy People!

By Raj Raghunathan Ph.D. on November 01, 2011 in Sapient Nature
One reason why many of us aren't as happy as we could be is because we feel we don't deserve to be happy. But findings show that we are more selfless and less selfish when we are happy than when are unhappy. So, at least for everyone else's sake, don't stop yourself from being as happy as you can be!

Why Are Some Dogs So Anxious and Fearful?

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C. on November 01, 2011 in Canine Corner
Whether a dog's fearfulness was caused by his genes or his life history there are right and wrong ways to deal with his anxieties.

DSM 5 Against Everyone Else

By Allen J Frances M.D. on November 01, 2011 in DSM5 in Distress
An editorial by the Society Of Biological Psychiatry wondered whether DSM 5 was necessary at all.

Teens, Autism and Work: Build on Passions and Find Mentors

By Chantal Sicile-Kira on November 01, 2011 in The Autism Advocate
Mentors can help figure out how to turn an interest into a job, or into a means to earn money. Another important area to consider is what your teen or student likes or is passionate (ie obsessed) about. For most on the spectrum, a job will be their one connection to the community, and their main activity.