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Sex at Dawn With Dan Savage

By Christopher Ryan on July 08, 2011 in Sex at Dawn
This seems a good opportunity for Cacilda and I to thank anyone reading this blog who sent a link to a friend, dropped a comment, and especially those of you who grabbed a copy of our book. We're beyond gratified at the response Sex at Dawn has received. At the top of the list of people we would love to thank sits Mr. Dan Savage.

Celebrity Reunions... Lost Love Reunions?

By Nancy Kalish Ph.D. on July 08, 2011 in Sticky Bonds
Yahoo! Alerts inform about reunited celebrity couples. But are these really lost love reunions? Not for this psychologist's research program. Why not?

Where Can I Get Ideas? That's the Wrong Question

Mental sets are thinking patterns that keep us stuck, and wondering where others get their ideas is part of a mental set that keeps us from being productive with our own.

Future Nostalgia and Defensively Using the Instant Moment

By Todd Essig Ph.D. on July 07, 2011 in Over-Simulated
The future no longer provides a comfortable home for human imagination; its discontinuities are becoming impossible to imagine. But rather than mourn the loss, we increasingly turn to the instant moment of always on connected culture.

Matrimony in the Age of Facebook

Weddings 2.0 - the new world of social networked weddings.

Moe's Solution

By Seth Slater M.F.A. on July 07, 2011 in The Dolphin Divide
A DOLPHIN'S PRESCRIPTION FOR OUR SCHOOLS: I once worked with a dolphin who was afraid to swim in open water. Odd for a dolphin, wouldn't you say? And yet, we constantly witness similar reactions of terror and avoidance just outside the gates of our schoolhouses and classrooms. A dolphin prescribes the solution for his species and ours.

Play, Play, and Play Some More: Let Children Be the Animals They Have the Right to Be

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on July 07, 2011 in Animal Emotions
Globally there are increasing restrictions on children's right to play. We can learn a lot from animal play that can be used to argue that human children need to take risks and get dirty. Play helps animals in a number of ways, especially, perhaps, by teaching them to deal with unexpected situations. Let's encourage lots of play and let children be children.

O.J. Revisited: Those Who Don't Learn From the Past Are Doomed to Repeat It

By Stephen A Diamond Ph.D. on July 07, 2011 in Evil Deeds
For criminal prosecutors, one of the biggest lessons from the O.J. Simpson double-murder trial back in 1995 should have been that, especially in circumstantial cases, psychology plays at least as powerful a part in jurors' decisions as so-called scientific evidence.

What Is Acquired Spontaneity?

In order to embrace a consciousness of love, authenticity, compassion, and generosity, we need to practice, again and again, in a variety of ways, until we are able to liberate ourselves fully and have a sense of flow in our actions and speech that is aligned with who we want to be. This is what I call acquired spontaneity.

Does My Dog Recognize Himself in a Mirror?

Whether a dog recognizes that his reflection in a mirror is an image of himself may tell us something about his level of consciousness and self-awareness.

Surprising July 4th Tea Party Rally Speech I'd Like to Have Heard

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on July 07, 2011 in Ambigamy
An exercise in true Tea Party priorities yielding different policy recommendations

Betting a Ferrari on the Climate Crisis

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on July 07, 2011 in Ambigamy
A new way to get real with climate change deniers

In Doc We Trust

Just like the spouses have to respect each other, and the children have to respect the parents (amen to that!), so does the medicine have to respect the physician. Lessons from Rwanda.

Hookups and Friends With Benefits: Is Everyone Really Just Doing It?

The upcoming film, "Friends With Benefits," brings up the issue of well, friends with "benefits." But are such casual sexual encounters and hookups really all that beneficial? Is everyone just doing it? Who is more likely to engage in hookups anyway? Research on hooking up reveals some interesting findings.

Optimizing Blood Sugar Control in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

People with chronic fatigue syndrome often have difficulty regulating blood sugar (glucose), resulting in low levels in some CFS patients and elevated levels in others.

Education: Testing in Schools Isn't Working

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on July 07, 2011 in The Power of Prime
To all who believe that testing is the panacea for what ails public education in America today, it's time to wake up and smell the coffee.

I Want It...Now!

Veruca Salt ain't got nothing on us. We are a society that revels in instant gratification. Our food is fast, our Internet is high speed, and our shipping is next day. If we don't have to wait for something why should we?

Relationship Red Flags - Are You Ignoring Them?

Successfully avoiding toxic relationships isn't just about noticing red flags. According to life coach Dr. Susan Biali, you'll protect yourself more effectively by noticing - and changing - what you usually do with those red flag observations.

Is Our Brain as Good as It Gets?

How the laws of physics may keep us from getting any smarter than we already are.