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In anorexia, separating mind from body is impossible

By Carrie Arnold on June 01, 2011 in Body of Evidence
Treating anorexia with solely behavioral approaches isn't likely to help what the authors believe is a metabolic disorder. You can't treat diabetes that way, the authors argue, and you can't treat anorexia that way.

Capturing Mladic

By Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D. on June 01, 2011 in The Me in We
Ratko Mladic, former Serbian general, was captured last week after being indicted for crimes against humanity during the Balkan wars. What does psychohistory tell us about this man's actions? Psychohistory uses the insights of psychology to understand history.

New study on risk and benefits of serious relationships

This week we published a new study in the journal Health Psychology that found that young gay and bisexual men in serious relationships have nearly eight times the rate of unprotected sex as compared to when they are in casual relationships.

The Highly Sensitive Child

By Maureen D Healy on June 01, 2011 in Creative Development
Ever wonder if your child is too sensitive?

Paralysis by Analysis in Athletes

By John Tauer Ph.D. on June 01, 2011 in Goal Posts
Why do athletes choke? R.J. Hildebrand, a 23-year-old rookie driver was poised to win the 2011 Indy 500 this past week. On the final lap, tragedy struck. As Hildebrand made the final turn, comfortably in the lead, he lost control of his car briefly, slammed into the wall, and was passed by Dan Wheldon. This shocking turn of events startled viewers and analysts.

Make Your Kids Into A Team: Hold Family Meetings

Family meetings also help open lines of communication and allow siblings to solve problems in a group—a great skill for brothers and sisters as they age.

ADHD and High School Planning: What It Takes to Thrive

The statement “he’s fifteen and should take responsibility for his school work” doesn’t always hold water. It doesn’t have anything to do with “should.” Either he can or he can’t keep track of it. You can “should” him and yourself and his school all you want ...

Cold People: What Makes Them That Way? Part 2

In response to feeling emotionally disconnected from their primary caregiver, a baby's psychological defense mechanisms relate mostly to their efforts to protect themselves from the painful sting of rejection.

How Is Your Happiness Challenge Going?

By Gretchen Rubin on June 01, 2011 in The Happiness Project
Unbelievable as this is, the year 2011 is half over. If you've joined the 2011 Happiness Challenge, how are you doing?

The Irish Ether Drinking Craze

County Derry, Ireland, 1880. During the 1830s Ireland was awash in alcohol, much of it produced locally in response to high alcohol import taxes imposed by the ruling British government. While many locals were assiduously distilling illegal poitín from potatoes or malted barley, a backlash against alcohol was also growing.

Having Your Dog and Eating It Too?

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on June 01, 2011 in Animals and Us
Why is dog flesh considered yucky in some cultures and yummy in others?

How to Reduce Dating Anxiety

Have you ever felt nervous meeting someone new, trying to talk to them, or going on a date? If so, here is a method to lessen the stress and anxiety of flirting, dating, and relating.