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The Global Gen X Revolution of 2020

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on August 28, 2011 in Just Listen
In the year 2020 the Gen X’ers will be coming into their power and judging from what I hear from them now, they are not going to be interested in or willing to give more to the Boomers who will be heading toward the final chapters in their lives.

"Curing" Homosexuality

By Christopher Lane Ph.D. on August 28, 2011 in Side Effects
What do Michele Bachmann's husband and 300 clinics in Ecuador have in common?

Change the Story!

All day we are in unceasing conversations with ourselves. We tell ourselves who we are, what we should do, how we should respond and what our mission is. This intrapersonal communication governs our lives to a huge extent and...

My Home Away from Home: Making Friends in Maine

There are challenges in making and keeping friends in two geographical locations simultaneously but they can be overcome if you set your mind to it.

Where Are the Happy Babies?

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on August 28, 2011 in Moral Landscapes
I was so glad to meet a happy, confident, socially engaged baby this week. Baby Loren was a stark contrast to most babies--children under 2--that I encounter these days.

Feelings, What Feelings?

By Ingrid Mathieu Ph.D. on August 28, 2011 in Emotional Sobriety
One of the hallmarks of addiction is using substances or other behaviors to escape what you're feeling. Even in recovery, there are subtle ways that one can escape his or her experience. Perhaps you can identify yourself in these feeling-fleeing strategies...

Quiet Is Not a Four-Letter Word

By Barbara Markway Ph.D. on August 28, 2011 in Shyness Is Nice
I still remember one horrible day in high school when a math teacher called attention to my quietness. He told the whole class that I was the quietest student he'd ever had in his 22 years of teaching.

So Long, Steve Jobs, and Thanks for the Apps

By Elias Aboujaoude M.D. on August 28, 2011 in Compulsive Acts
We trusted him with nothing less than our brains, allowing ourselves to become physiologically hooked on one genius product after another. What to do now when the "fix" starts yielding less and less of a "high"? Where do we flock? Who do we ping? What do we download?

How True Is Planet of the Apes? Human Resilience and Primate Studies

By Michael Ungar Ph.D. on August 28, 2011 in Nurturing Resilience
Planet of the Apes may look like simple entertainment, but Caesar’s behavior is a good example of what we are learning from primate studies about the consequences of early abuse or having a parent die. We can protect children from the consequences.

Silent Victims: Children And Hurricanes

By Nancy Kalish Ph.D. on August 28, 2011 in Sticky Bonds
For a child, seemingly insignificant hurricane losses can lead to lifelong changes, good or bad, that make up his or her character.

Negative Fortune Telling

By Frances Cohen Praver Ph.D. on August 27, 2011 in Love Doc
"You're cheating on me." Emma raised her voice slightly.

Mark looked bemused as she asked "Cheating? Why do you say so?"

"You come home late from work often." Emma responded.

Why Are Grades Highest at the Most Prestigious Schools?

By Ilan Shrira on August 27, 2011 in The Narcissus in All of Us
Student grades have been rising steadily over the past few decades, but only at some schools. What causes this, and how likely is it to continue?

How Media Distorts Scientific Results

How can psychological scientists present their research and not have it distorted by the media? And what happens when professionals misquote research from the popular press distortions? My experience with this has changed the way I will work with the press.

"How Can I Become More Resilient?"

Coping with unprecedented, unpredictable stresses of today's world--is it possible to learn to increase your resilience?

Do I Have To Be Nice To People Who Are Mean To Me?

In the narcissistic family, it's all about image. The focus is usually on "how it looks to others." This can cause troops of people pleasers and encourage behavior that is not authentic.

Veterans Affairs Department Fights Court Order to Improve Treatment

Veterans Denied Due Process In Getting Help for Emotional Trauma

Why a Failed Relationship Isn't a Personal Failure

By Mari Ruti on August 27, 2011 in The Juicy Bits
Heartbreak is never a mistake. Sometimes our biggest breakdowns lead to our biggest breakthroughs. So stop berating yourself for the terrible mistakes you've made in love and give yourself permission to fail. The pain of past loves makes deeper love possible in the present. In this sense, there are few mistakes in love.

Fantasies Our Culture Feeds Us: Education Reform Is Going Great!

By Stanton Peele on August 27, 2011 in Addiction in Society
NBC's "Education Nation," the Obama administration's education secretary Arne Duncan, and films like "Waiting for Superman" highlight supposed educational breakthroughs and reforms. In fact, these are fantasy responses to our rapid decline in education brought on by a national allegiance to irrationality and the accelerating economic causes of educational failure.

We're Talking About Practice

By Jim Afremow Ph.D., LPC on August 27, 2011 in Trust the Talent
Allen Iverson was a fantastic NBA basketball player. However, his belief about practice was that it was a trivial matter compared to games. What message did this attitude send to his teammates?