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Chess and the Brain

By Susan R Barry Ph.D. on July 21, 2011 in Eyes on the Brain
If you were to investigate the brain of a chess expert, where would you look?

Howling and Growling at the Full Moon

Things tend to get a little crazy around the full moon. Or so we believe. A new study about lion behavior may shed light on the evolutionary origins of our fascination with the moon.

Are Captain America's Ethics Too Old-Fashioned for the 21st Century?

With "Captain America: The First Avenger" opening in theaters, I have the perfect opportunity to talk about a question that I hear all the time: Is Captain America's moral code outdated, a throwback to an earlier time that just isn't relevant in 2011?

Do Fish and Coconuts Reverse the Effects of Too Much Stress?

By Jena Pincott on July 21, 2011 in Love, Sex, and Babies
Why a fish-and-coconut diet might lead to happier, healthier babies

The Pistachio Effect

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on July 21, 2011 in Comfort Cravings
The "Pistachio Effect" refers to the idea that making simple changes can make a big difference to your eating. This article will give you two easy ways to eat more mindfully.

Do People with ADHD Cheat More?

Does a gene variation make people with ADHD more likely to cheat?

Sex at Dawn Juan

Thank you "Sex at Dawn" for changing the way I see the world. No therapist came close to healing our marriage the way your book did.

The er-Factor: Becoming a Better Parent

Better than what? What does it mean to become a better parent?

Positive Ethics: Beyond Sex with Clients and Students

It used to be that ethics education began and ended with rules, often a list of prohibitions: Don’t screw your clients or students. Don’t violate confidentiality. Don’t, Don’t, Don’t. More recently, many authors have been paying attention to what choices psychologists should make beyond following rules and avoiding trouble.

Why Creative People Are Rarely Seen as Leaders, and What To Do About It

Everyone wants to work for, or invest in, the world’s most creative companies. Yet a recent study out of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania suggests that people who show true creativity – those whose ideas are not only useful but also original – are rarely seen as leaders.

As Religion Fades, Will Atheism Be Enough?

By David Niose on July 21, 2011 in Our Humanity, Naturally
If traditional religion fades, what will replace it? Humanism stands ready.

Do You Feel Like a Stranger to Yourself?

By Elena Bezzubova on July 21, 2011 in The Search for Self
Despite the fact that Depersonalization Disorder (DPD) is believed by some researchers to be the third most common mental disorder, many people, including professionals in the psychology field, do not know what it is or how to go about treating it. Here's a brief introduction to DPD and its symptoms.

Legal Drugs That Can Kill You

It's all happening on the Net - including a nightmare economy where people are buying "legal" drugs that can do them in. Using "research chemicals" on yourself can be lethal.

Feel Like a Failure? Maybe It's Just That You’re “Off-Time”

College graduates are moving home, the place they would least like to be. The reason: It's the economy, stupid! Dylan Suher, a recent college graduate defines his moving home as a failure. "The feeling that the natural order of life--that you become an adult and then you leave home--has been disrupted."

Five Reasons for the Joy of Craft, or, Why Is Computer Programming Fun?

By Gretchen Rubin on July 21, 2011 in The Happiness Project
I recently read (sort of) Frederick Brooks's The Mythical Man-Month. As I understand it, this book is a cult classic, and I was very curious to read it. It's about software project management, and even though that's a subject about which I know nothing, I found the book very interesting -- that is, the parts I could understand.

Do Mean Girls Ever Grow Up?

The "mean girl" mother was in the PTA and prevented me from being a room mother and even lost some of my son's paper work for school. Her husband runs youth sports. This spring, her husband "lost" my youngest son's paperwork for summer baseball tryouts so he never got to try out for the "A" team.

Old Scripts Find Fresh Face

By Frances Cohen Praver Ph.D. on July 21, 2011 in Love Doc
Emma and Curt seemed to be the perfect couple. Diminutive in size but hardly in personality, Emma was vivacious, outspoken, and feisty. Complimenting her, Curt, a stalwart looking man, was introverted, taciturn, and mild-mannered. Their differences seemed to work for them on the surface.

Parenting: The Best Messages to Send Your Children

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on July 21, 2011 in The Power of Prime
The most important thing that you can do to ensure that your children get the right messages is for you to know what those right messages. The question that you have to ask yourself is: How do we figure out what right messages are?

LeBron James exposes how you view the world

LeBron James's naysayers and supporters each believe they are right, but what are they choosing to experience when it comes to James?

Three Steps to Handling the Unexpected

By Peter Bregman on July 20, 2011 in How We Work
We live and lead in a world of imperfect information, guaranteed surprises, and unpredictable occurrences. The most successful people are able to navigate ambiguity.

Relationships: Tending to the Garden

Lately I've been thinking about the gifts we have in life, including relationships.

Deviance Is Alive and Well

Deviance is alive and well and the Doctors of Deviance are here to tell you why