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Immaturity Is Now Officially a Disease

None Dare Call It Acting Out, Part II

Dating Your Ex-Spouse: Proceed with Caution and Hope

Dating an ex-spouse should not be a response to loneliness, matter of convenience or lack of alternatives. Deciding to take this unconventional step needs to be done carefully. Basic requirements for considering it include significant time between divorce and dating, a strong belief in change, and considerable courage to go back into a potentially stressful relationship.

Scent-matching – how the nose knows

Dogs are notorious for their fixation with each other’s rear ends, but this is probably an evolved trait that has stood them well in the past.

Stories and the Mirror Inside You

When you read a story, you think you think your way into the minds of the characters. But actually you embody your way in. What does that mean? To understand how we read other people, we need to understand mirror neurons, said by some to be the most important discovery since DNA.

My Friend's Husband Came on to Me, Should I Tell Her?

Hi Irene,

A few months back, a married man I had known for eight years started verbally putting the moves on me. While I initially brushed it off and/or changed conversation topics in the beginning, his actions intensified via frequent phone calls and cryptic texts (he's a lawyer, and knew where to draw the line).

Captain Innovation

By Moses Ma on August 17, 2011 in The Tao of Innovation
In the recent action movie Captain America, a 98 lb weakling volunteers for a top secret research project that uses super steroids to turn him into a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals. That's what we need to get America out of the mess we're in today, Captain Innovation.

How to Deal with Unfairness

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on August 17, 2011 in Wander Woman
Do other people's behaviors send you into a rage or cause you to feel so frustrated you shut down? This is standard human behavior under the influence of unfairness. Your primal reaction may not help you and could make matters worse. Here are three tips to help you make the right choice when you feel the urge to react.

Math Skills: Nature or Nurture?

A new study in Developmental Science has been interpreted as suggesting that math skills are genetic. More important for math skills, however, may be the your belief on whether your math skills are inborn and fixed-- or whether they can be developed through effort.

Parenting: Are Your Messages Getting Through to Your Children?

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on August 17, 2011 in The Power of Prime
A key question you should be asking yourself is: “So how do I get healthy messages across to my children?” Before you can take actual steps to convey specific messages, you need to understand the various ways in which you communicate messages to them.

Who Would Say These Things? Who Would PRINT Them?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on August 17, 2011 in Living Single
A mainstream media publication makes one astonishing claim after another

Assorted Trifles (From the Science of Love, Sex, and Babies)

By Jena Pincott on August 16, 2011 in Love, Sex, and Babies
Research is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to find. An assortment of studies on love, sex, and babies — fresh from the lab.

Can Reality TV Be Dangerous? Prime-Time Tabloids and Consequences

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on August 16, 2011 in All About Addiction
Could being over-exposed actually drive someone to commit suicide? I think the answer is clearly yes, the question is simply whether being on reality T.V. is enough.

Do You Do These 4 Things When Your Marriage is Stressed?

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on August 16, 2011 in Creating in Flow
One form of creativity is successfully forming a happy long-term relationship with another adult human being. If you've got that, it can help you when dealing with your aging parents -- or anything.

The 4 Worst Things to Say to a Friend Who's Suffering

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on August 16, 2011 in Friendship 2.0
When a friend experiences a loss, it can often be difficult to know what to say. The tendency to simply repeat the same platitudes ("You'll be in my thoughts; I'm so sorry") is understandably strong, but read on for some common phrases that can surprisingly do more harm than good.

Biology, Environment, or Psychology: Which Is Most Important in Addiction?

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on August 16, 2011 in All About Addiction
When it comes to this question, there's really no answer that ever seems to satisfy anyone. Maybe the reason is that they are so intertwined that separating them is futile. So stop trying!

Children Need Special Attention during 9/11 Commemorations

Parents should pay special attention to the media images that children see during 9/11 tenth anniversary coverage to avoid undue fear and anxiety reactions.

The Mysteries of ADD and High IQ

We recently published a study of 117 high IQ children and adolescents with ADD. All of these very bright students were struggling in school and often also in social relationships because of their ADD-related problems.

3 Steps To Stand Out @ Work

By Bernardo Tirado, PMP on August 16, 2011 in Digital Leaders
When we go shopping, we tend to buy products either because of our loyalty to the brand, the value the product offers, or have some sort of sentimental connection to the product.

Why Not Try Stakeholder Capitalism?

By Peter Corning Ph.D. on August 16, 2011 in The Fair Society
Modern capitalist business firms often resemble Feudal aristocracies. However, there is a more democratic model, called “stakeholder capitalism,” that is better aligned with what we have learned about human nature. It is arguably a more effective form of corporate governance.