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The Illusion of Wealth

By Ugo Uche on November 18, 2011 in Promoting Empathy With Your Teen
"If one has a goal, a vision, or an ambition, of what relevance is such a dream if you have to sacrifice your morals and values en route to meeting your goal?"

Has PTSD Taken Over America?

By Stephen Joseph Ph.D. on November 18, 2011 in What Doesn't Kill Us
Just because it is called a disorder doesn't mean that it is

Quotes on Thankfulness and Thanksgiving

Focus on these quotes when you need a little reminder about what it means to be thankful.

Emotional IQ Alone Is Not Enough For Marriage Success

Emotional IQ is to marriage what athletic talent is to sports. Talent helps. But talent alone does not lead to great performance as a husband or wife any more than it does as an athlete. You also need to develop strong marriage communication and conflict resolution skills.

Dopamine and Circular Discussions of Dopamine and...

The logic in explanations I'm reading about dopamine and the human brain seem circular. Can you help?

Anybody Will Do Anything to Protect The Team

By Stanton Peele on November 18, 2011 in Addiction in Society
Belonging to a team--supporting a team--is an act of tribal loyalty, and disloyalty is punishable by exile.

Can the Rise of Singles and the Urge-to-Merge Coexist?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on November 18, 2011 in Living Single
Two evolutionary psychologists put into perspective the current practice of intensive coupling, the supposed superiority of coupled people, and the myth that what all singles want, more than anything else, is to become unsingle.

Finding My Inner Camp Geek

By Steve Baskin on November 17, 2011 in S'mores and More
At an early age, my mother instilled in me a fascination with youth development and individual growth. Now I am a camp director and I watch children and young adults grow in remarkable ways. My blog will share my theories and observations.

Why Taking Mental Health Pills Isn't All That Bad

By Ben Y Hayden Ph.D. on November 17, 2011 in The Decision Tree
The brain is the most complicated part of the body. Pills are a very efficient way of tuning them up.

What Motivates Sexual Promiscuity?

By Stephen A Diamond Ph.D. on November 17, 2011 in Evil Deeds
Promiscuity is formally defined as including not only frequent but "indiscriminate" sexual behavior. Preference for frequent sexual contacts is not necessarily the same as being sexually indiscriminating. The latter, in women, indicates a possible compulsive, and therefore, pathological quality to the excessive sexual behavior, referred to traditionally as nymphomania.

Was Hitler a Vegetarian? The Paradox of the Nazi Animal Protection Movement

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on November 17, 2011 in Animals and Us
It's scary when professors fight - especially over Nazi animal love.

Internet Addiction—Epidemic or Fad?

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on November 17, 2011 in All About Addiction
Internet addiction is a term used more commonly today to describe unhealthy use of online resources. But is it really a disorder of epidemic proportions?

Fix Bad Federal Education Policy

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on November 17, 2011 in Memory Medic
Everybody is an expert on education. But nobody seems to know what they are doing.

Are Chocolate Lovers Sweeter People?

By Jena Pincott on November 17, 2011 in Love, Sex, and Babies
A new study finds a connection between liking sweets and being sweet

A Good Death

By Meika Loe Ph.D. on November 17, 2011 in Aging Our Way

The Power of a Plan

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on November 17, 2011 in Don't Delay
A recent study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology along with new features on smart phones may mean a lot less thinking and more timely doing!