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Think in Terms of Cycles; Not Lines

By Jeff DeGraff Ph.D. on April 18, 2012 in Innovation You
Most of our Western concepts of time are linear. Chronos, named for the ancient Greek version of Father Time, is sequential and man-made, as indicated by the technical name for a watch – chronometer.

Social Class and Unethical Behavior

“Higher social class predicts increased unethical behavior.” This is the title of a research report by Paul Piff and colleagues (2012) published in the prestigious Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. My attention was piqued.

Is the Word "Just" an Injustice to Self-Regulation?

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on April 18, 2012 in Don't Delay
Some advice from a reader: “be very wary of the word 'just' ... normally it conceals a lot of difficulty.” If this is true, why do I always say, “just get started?”

The Great Discovery

By Jennifer Hamady on April 18, 2012 in Finding Your Voice
When we realize that in our power of individual observation lies the same power for collective transformation, we will be able to start solving the big problems that currently, alone in the routines of our minds, seem insurmountable.

Not Just Another Daddy Blog

By Peter B. Gray Ph.D. on April 18, 2012 in The Evolving Father
Does the world really need another blog about fathers? What do we have to offer that isn’t already covered by 10,000 other websites? In this introductory post, we’d like to briefly spell out our approach to fatherhood studies, and what (hopefully) sets us apart from the myriad other blogs out there.

The Philosophy of Friendship

By Neel Burton M.D. on April 18, 2012 in Hide and Seek
Aristotle on the Other Self.

Learned Altruism: Rescuers of Jews in Nazi Europe

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on April 18, 2012 in Am I Right?
Children are taught morality everyday by word and example.

Yes, We Are Talking About It More!

“Is bullying really worse today than it was when we were kids, or are we just talking about it more?”

My answer to that question is an emphatic, “Yes.”

CDC Releases Flawed Study on ASD Incidence

By Sam Goldstein Ph.D. on April 18, 2012 in Raising Resilient Children
Two weeks ago the Center for Disease Control published what I know to be an extremely flawed survey suggesting that Utah has the highest incidence of childhood Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the country. No explanation was provided for this incidence report.

10 Smart Tips for Nervous and New Job Candidates

There are a lot of jobs out there, just like there are a lot of apartments or potential true loves. You only need one. (You might want more, but you only need one.)
Just Imagine ... Quotes About Possibilities and Human Potential

Just Imagine ... Quotes About Possibilities and Human Potential

By Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D. on April 17, 2012 in High Octane Women
"Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities - always see them, for they're always there.” Norman Vincent Peale

Seizing New Opportunities When You Are Shy

Shy? There is nothing wrong with you. But beware of your pattern of logic. It is the source of your past success and future limitations.

Social Hosting

Throughout my career I have been asked my thoughts on “social hosting.” Specifically, I’ve been asked, “If my teen has friends over and I collect the keys, isn’t it safer to let them drink in my home than to risk being out there on the road?” You know teens are going to drink anyway, “So why not teach them responsibility?”

Beware of the Relationship Experts!

You already know what to do to have a good relationship or at least a better one. Need the experts say more?

NHL Playoffs Should Be About Skill, Not Cheap Shots That Can Cause Brain Injury

By Thomas Watanabe M.D. on April 17, 2012 in Impact to Aftermath
The NHL playoffs are underway. Here in Philadelphia, all the news is about the Flyers playing the Penguins. But even though the Flyers are up in the series, the news isn't all good.

The Case for Discrimination

By Walter E. Block Ph.D. on April 17, 2012 in Defending the Undefendable
In the days of yore, to say that a man was discriminating was to pay him a compliment. It meant that he had taste; he could distinguish between the poor, the mediocre, the good and the excellent. His ability to make fine distinctions enabled him to live a better life than otherwise.

What Women Want From Their President

By Russell Razzaque M.D. on April 17, 2012 in Political Intelligence
Research suggests that significant differences between men and women exist in particular aspects of emotional intelligence. This might help explain Obama's sizeable lead over Romney among women voters.

Ask Questions

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on April 17, 2012 in Your Wise Brain
Ask questions—it's one of the best ways to listen well. It shows you're paying attention, it gets things out in the open and it slows emotional conversations.

John Grisham's "Irony" That Is Not so Ironic

There are numerous ways in which criminals support both to themselves and others the view that they are good people.

Help Me Train Doctors

By Lissa Rankin M.D. on April 17, 2012 in Owning Pink
I'm writing a training manual for doctors that outlines nine radical truths about healing. Find out what they are—and give your own feedback. What do you wish you could tell your doctor but you’re too afraid to say out loud?

Romney’s Personality Type

By Elizabeth Wagele on April 17, 2012 in The Career Within You
Why Trying to Get Pregnant Is so Stressful

Why Trying to Get Pregnant Is so Stressful

Modern technology convinces us we're in control of everything. But we can't (entirely) control getting pregnant, which drives us a little crazy. Here's how to get pregnant as fast as possible and stay sane in the process.
The United Nations Is a Morally Bankrupt Body

The United Nations Is a Morally Bankrupt Body

By Gad Saad Ph.D. on April 17, 2012 in Homo Consumericus
A defining mandate of the United Nations Human Rights Council is to protect and promote human rights around the world. Do you know who sits on the Council?

What The Artist Reveals About Nonverbal Behavior

By David Matsumoto Ph.D. on April 17, 2012 in Get Psyched!
The very fact that this silent film moved so many around the world is a tribute to the power and beauty of nonverbal behavior.
How You Make Frenemies, and How to Get Rid of Them

How You Make Frenemies, and How to Get Rid of Them

As the old adage goes, “You can’t pick your relatives but you can pick your friends.”

Why Are Emotions Contagious?

If someone cries, you experience more or less sadness and/or urge to help. Any preschool teacher will confirm times when one crying kid has led to all the kids being in tears. Why is this? Is there some kind of benefit underlying the emotional contagion between human beings?