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Born Decisive: Why It's So Hard To Keep Up with Kim Kardashian

By Nick Tasler on November 23, 2011 in The Impulse Factor
Kim Kardashian—reality TV star, entrepreneur, famous wife, infamous ex-wife—is almost perfectly decisive. No, really.

What's in my Child's Future?

By Elizabeth Elizardi M.Ed., MAPP on November 23, 2011 in Parent Pulse
Predicting your child's future may be a psychological need, but it can negatively impact your well-being and happiness. Be curious about the novel experiences of the present moment and become propelled by an uncertain future of possibilities.

The Multiple Profiles of Aggression

By Jeremy Clyman Psy.D on November 23, 2011 in Reel Therapy
The literature on aggression distinguishes between two different profiles - reactive or "hot-headed" aggression and proactive or "cold-blooded" aggression.

A Review: A Dangerous Method

By Jeremy Clyman Psy.D on November 23, 2011 in Reel Therapy
If you are a fan of psychology you should see "A Dangerous Method." If you work in the field you don't have a choice, it's a must-see. After all, throughout the history of cinema rarely has a filmmaker as esteemed as David Cronenberg produced a story as central to the field of psychology as the birth of psychoanalysis.

No Platypuses, Polar Bears, or Cassowaries in the Bible?

By Gad Saad Ph.D. on November 23, 2011 in Homo Consumericus
All animals mentioned in the Bible are indigenous to the Bronze Age era of the Middle East. Couldn’t God, ruler of the universe, have extended His zoological treatment to include the platypus (Australia) and Tyrannosaurus rex?

The Spotlight Effect

By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D. on November 23, 2011 in The Big Questions
Do as many people notice the things we do or what we look like as we tend to think? Is that stain on your shirt really noticed by THAT many people?

A Dog, a Cockatoo, and Yes, Spaghetti

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on November 23, 2011 in Animal Emotions
Just when you think you've seen it all, watch a cockatoo feed a dog.

Inception and Philosophy: Life Is But a Dream

By David Kyle Johnson Ph.D. on November 23, 2011 in Plato on Pop
If we can’t tell whether Cobb is dreaming, can we tell whether we are dreaming? How can one deal with the angst raised by the skeptical problem?

To Eat or Not to Eat...

By Jennifer Hamady on November 23, 2011 in Finding Your Voice
Earlier this week, I wrote about Kelly Ripa's transition to the helm of the "Live!" enterprise. In sum, I was impressed with the way she handled the shift; her willingness to share her experience and vulnerability with viewers.

Apparently, others were and are not so impressed. Particularly by her weight.

Why People Become Depressed at Christmas

By Ray Williams on November 23, 2011 in Wired for Success
According to the National Institute of Health, Christmas is the time of year that many people experience a high incidence of depression.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Proven Effectiveness

By Robert L Leahy Ph.D. on November 23, 2011 in Anxiety Files
A recent ill-informed attack on cognitive behavioral therapy characterizes this approach in simplistic and misleading terms. Our patients deserve treatments that work—treatments that have empirical support. CBT is that treatment.

How the Dog Became the Dog

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on November 23, 2011 in Animal Emotions
"How the dog Became the Dog" is the book to read if you're interested in the long relationship between dogs and us. Drawing on a vast amount of data, Mark Derr shows, with admirable humility, how shared sociability and curiosity drew wolves and humans together resulting in a close and enduring relationship of cooperation and mutual utility.

Colorful Crucifer: A Brain-Building Purple Potion

By Drew Ramsey M.D. on November 23, 2011 in The Farmacy
This year, give thanks for a better brain! Farmacy Brainfood Prescription: Purple Cauliflower

The Varieties of Religious Therapy: Buddhism

By Ryan Howes PhD, ABPP on November 23, 2011 in In Therapy
Today I give thanks for the twelfth of twelve VRT interviews. I'm pleased to present Buddhist psychologist and author of "The Lost Art of Compassion," Dr. Lorne Ladner.

Remember the Dog That Doesn't Bark

By Gretchen Rubin on November 23, 2011 in The Happiness Project
This week’s resolution is to Remember the dog that doesn't bark. (Spoiler alert: I talk about how Sherlock Holmes solves the crime described in "Silver Blaze".)

¿Qué Es Comer Conscientemente? (10 Tips for Eating Mindfully)

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on November 23, 2011 in Comfort Cravings
¿Qué es comer conscientemente? (10 Tips for Eating Mindfully in Spanish) If you would like this in a FREE handout form, please go to