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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.

Tricking Your Brain to Avoid Jet Lag

By Alex Korb Ph.D. on January 02, 2012 in PreFrontal Nudity
Jet lag happens when you travel across multiple time zones, because your brain's internal clock is no longer synchronized to the clock on the wall. In this post I'll explain exactly what is going on in your brain, and how to trick your brain to avoid the worst effects of jet lag.

Commitment Phobics

Some commitment phobic adults are playing a dysfunctional family role

Becoming A Great Observer

By Joe Navarro M.A. on January 02, 2012 in Spycatcher
Study after study has demonstrated that we humans are terrible observers - often distracted and not very discerning. Has it always been this way and can we become better observers? The answer is no and yes.

A Dozen Psychology Do's and Don'ts

Psychology is a source of an almost infinite amount of practical advice but to be effective, this advice should have a solid empirical basis. These dozen “do’s” and “don’ts” contain 12 top empirically-validated tips that can help your life, from disciplining children (and yourself) to finding a therapist.

Finding a Framework for Failure

By Steve Baskin on January 02, 2012 in S'mores and More
As response to my blog entitle "The Gift of Failure" made me realize that I may have failed in articulating my thoughts. I am a huge believer in support, love, and attachment. I, however, think the parenting pendulum has swung to over-protection versus resilience. Parents that understand this balance with provide their children with a critical gift.

Embodied Memory

Bodies remember. High-quality, committed sex is lovemaking that explores not just one another’s bodies at particular times, but one another’s embodied selves as they reach from remembered times to anticipated times.

Darwin’s Psychology

By Peter Corning Ph.D. on January 02, 2012 in The Fair Society
Darwin’s name has long been used to justify an every-man-for-himself, “survival of the fittest” ideology. But the Social Darwinists are wrong. Darwin’s Darwinism was radically different, and the emergent science of human nature supports his model.

OWS is a Tougher Revolution than ours in the 60s

By George Davis on January 02, 2012 in Modern Melting Pot
The only way to win your revolution (OWS) is to take it into cyberspace.

Bankruptcy, Default, Debt — and Being a Person

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on January 02, 2012 in Hidden Motives
In the eyes of the law, a corporation is a person, but when a real person, that is, a person of flesh and blood, declares bankruptcy or defaults on his or her debt it is usually considered a moral failure....

How Did Russell Brand Become an Addiction Expert?

By Stanton Peele on January 02, 2012 in Addiction in Society
Russell Brand, who has described achieving sobriety from drug and sex addiction for a decade now, somehow embarked on a marriage in his mid-thirties that barely lasted a year. What went wrong?

Adolescence and Not Fitting into Family

The less well adolescents fit in at home, the more pressure they can feel to fit in with peers.

Faking Orgasm

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on January 02, 2012 in Insight Therapy
Women--and men, it turns out--fake orgasms quite frequently. But they don't do so randomly, thoughtlessly, or by accident. As science reveals when, why, and how people fake their orgasms, it sheds light on the intricate and often unconscious system of rules and expectations that guides our sexual interactions.

Using “Small Wins” to Advance Your Work Career

A new program of research has discovered a powerful motivator: the idea that "small wins" at work can increase your motivation, your productivity, and your work engagement and satisfaction. How does this work?

Is All Religion True?

By David Niose on January 02, 2012 in Our Humanity, Naturally
Cee Lo Green turns John Lennon's "Imagine" upside down.

Friendship by the Book - "MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend"

You might call Rachel Bertsche a serial dater. But that doesn't quite capture her unique adventure. After relocating to Chicago, bereft of the strong network of friends, colleagues and familial supports she had in New York, the author spent 52 weeks prospecting for girlfriends in her search for a bestie.