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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!

Alcohol and Sleeping Pills—A Strange Combination

Did Ambien make a sleepless paramedic guzzle vodka and drive asleep in his underwear?

10 Traits of Good Interactive Apps for Pre-schoolers

It’s time for people to get used to the idea that kids think media is for interacting and not watching. Parents can take comfort, however, in knowing that interactive technology allows children to actively engage in their own learning. Here are 10 things about Endemol’s Wendy’s Giant List iPad app that would make Piaget proud.

Do Therapists Live Vicariously Through Their Clients?

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on November 17, 2011 in Evolution of the Self
My short answer to this question is: "I certainly hope so!" And here's why. . . .

Students Criticizing Professors Online: A Right or a Violation?

By Gad Saad Ph.D. on November 17, 2011 in Homo Consumericus
A recent court case in Canada pitted students’ rights to publicly criticize their professor (on Facebook) against a university’s right to impose an internal code of conduct in the pursuit of its mission statement. Who’s right?

Boosting Your Serotonin Activity

By Alex Korb Ph.D. on November 17, 2011 in PreFrontal Nudity
Decreased serotonin activity can lead to feeling a little down, or having difficulty finishing things, or getting annoyed easily, or being impulsive. Fortunately there are several easy ways to boost serotonin that don't involve a prescription or buying "supplements" from some website in your spam folder.

Elitism Has No Place in Psychology

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D. on November 17, 2011 in Science Isn't Golden
A Plea for Therapists' Openness and Accessibility

Over 60 and Looking for Love: Why Not?

The vein of agelessness that runs through our being refuses to feel “old” in relation to a new love.

Herman Cain and the Souls of Black Folk

By George Davis on November 17, 2011 in Modern Melting Pot
No one can listen to “Imagine There's No Pizza” and deny that Herman Cain is a “soulful” singer.