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What Dialectical Behavior Therapy and HBO's "The Wire" Have In Common

By Jeremy Clyman Psy.D. on July 15, 2011 in Reel Therapy
A complex philosophy about how to view the world represents the underpinnings of one of the most effective psychotherapies in contemporary psychology AND one of the most popular television series of the past decade.

Narcissistic Personality Disorder and the Antisocial Personality Disorder -- A Lot in Common

Criteria in the DSMIV for Antisocial Personality Disorder, include "failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest." Arrestability is not a criterion for diagnosing a Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

How to Deal With Chronic Complainers

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on July 15, 2011 in The Squeaky Wheel
The constant negativity issuing forth from chronic complainers presents a huge challenge for those around them.

The Dalai Lama: A Perfect “Life Coach”

By Marietta McCarty on July 15, 2011 in Life Saving Philosophy
What if each of us pondered how others would like working with me? What if we first looked in our individual mirrors for signs of difficulty? Everyone can make the effort to become a good listener, to express appreciation, and to give the benefit of the doubt. And, to develop the instinct to look within first.... My thoughts turn once again to the Dalai Lama....
Do Your Parents Dream About Your Wedding Day? The Highbrow Media Dreams Small, Too

Do Your Parents Dream About Your Wedding Day? The Highbrow Media Dreams Small, Too

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on July 15, 2011 in Living Single
The first time I ever gave a talk about singles to a big audience, a man came up to me afterwards and told me that he has a happily single sister, but his mother still prays every night that she will find a husband.
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How Teenagers Become Passionate About Giving

By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D. on July 15, 2011 in The Moment of Youth
Have you ever wondered why some teenagers find purpose through community service while others find it difficult to stay engaged? Learn the common ways young people traverse the route from volunteering to true engagement.
On Dads, Daughters, and Raising a Sports Fan

On Dads, Daughters, and Raising a Sports Fan

By Sam Sommers on July 14, 2011 in Science Of Small Talk
Make sure to plop your kids in front of the TV for a good 2 hours straight this Sunday. It's important. You see, over the past few years, it's become increasingly important to me to give my daughters the chance to become sports fans...

Separating Super Obese Kids from Their Parents: Solution or Problem?

By Martina M. Cartwright Ph.D., R.D. on July 14, 2011 in Food For Thought

Doing Your Best Work When You're Not "Working"

By Joanne Cantor Ph.D on July 14, 2011 in Conquering Cyber Overload
Here's the good news about our digital devices: We have convenient access to virtually limitless information. No matter how much we know, we can always get more information on any topic with another press of a button. But the good news is also the bad news: More is not always better.

Play On - It's a Beautiful Game

By Sheila Himmel on July 14, 2011 in You Must Be Hungry
The whole world is watching healthy women play hard. Not celebrities. Not stick figures in designer dresses.

Taking Action, Preserving Hope

By Marc E. Agronin M.D. on July 14, 2011 in How We Age

Why Atheism Will Replace Religion: New Evidence

By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on July 14, 2011 in The Human Beast
Atheists are heavily concentrated in economically developed countries, particularly the social democracies of Europe. In underdeveloped countries, there are virtually no atheists. Atheism is a peculiarly modern phenomenon. Why do modern conditions produce atheism? In a new study, I provide compelling evidence that atheism increases along with the quality of life.

The Difference Between Being Awake and Being Conscious

By Jacob Sage M.D. on July 14, 2011 in Mind, Brain, and Consciousness
Do you wake up, unconscious?

The Crucial Importance of Treating Depression to 'Remission'

It is important not only to get a patient's depression to 'respond' to treatment (symptoms about half-way better) but to get the person so much better that their symptoms are basically no different from a person without depression.

Depression and Anxiety Disorders Damage Your Brain, Especially When Untreated

Study after study shows that clinical depression and anxiety disorders--not to mention severe conditions like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and drug abuse--cause measurable changes in key areas of the brain.

Neuroplasticity and Depression

In the past decade it has become clear how the brain constantly remodels itself through adult life...both causing and possibly allowing recovery from disorders

13 Common Phrases to Let You Know Your Child Is Being Passive Aggressive

Is your child a foot stomper? Does he scream and shout when he is feeling angry or is he more likely to withdraw and pout? Kids express their anger through a wide range of actions-some more overt than others. Children who tend toward indirect anger expression use passive aggressive strategies to communicate their feelings.

7 Tips for Making Happy Decisions about How to Spend Your Time, Energy, and Money

By Gretchen Rubin on July 14, 2011 in The Happiness Project
We all have to make decisions about how to spend our time, energy, and money. Because of my happiness project, I now explicitly ask myself, “Will this decision make me happier?” I’m determined to get the most happiness bang for the buck.

Why You May Want to Stand Like a Superhero

By Robin S. Rosenberg Ph.D. on July 14, 2011 in The Superheroes
You're probably familiar with the "superhero stance": the physical pose in which the superhero stands with legs spread apart, arms on hips, elbows bent. The superhero stance projects "power."

What’s the Real Secret of Harry Potter, and How Can You Use It?

My 7-year-old and I have spent the last seven months avidly devouring all 4091 pages of J.K. Rowling’s wondrously magical Harry Potter series. Yet we wanted more. What’s the secret ingredient that kept us spellbound?