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Three Steps to Creatively Transform Any Crisis, Loss or Change

By Ronald Alexander Ph.D. on January 19, 2011 in The Wise Open Mind
Within us all of us lies dormant the potential for tremendous transformation that can lead to greater happiness. As a mind-body psychotherapist, I've watched many let go of their false beliefs about who they are and what roads are open to them, and observed them as they found new paths to fulfillment and happiness that were previously hidden by their fears.

Flying the Grouchy Skies: Deteriorating Organizational Culture of US Airlines

Recently, Alec Baldwin had a much-publicized encounter with a flight attendant. Baldwin, like other air travelers complains about delayed flights, inaccurate flight information screens, rude and impatient (and overstressed) airlines personnel, and brusque and authoritarian TSA officers. What can be done about it? 

Why Do So Many Newtons Live In New York?

By Harry Beckwith J.D. on January 19, 2011 in Unthinking
On Febuary 16, Nate Montana, son of the famed pro quarterback Joe Montana, announced that he was transferring from Notre Dame, his father's alma mater, to the University of Montana. You probably know some of the rest of this fascinating story. . .

Bem, Bayes, and the limits of statistical inference

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on January 19, 2011 in One Among Many
The debate over Bem's psi studies has sprouted a sidebar debate over statistical analysis. Never mind the fear inducing, amygdala activating word "statistics." The question is how do we learn from evidence? I submit that both Bem and his critics are barking up the wrong tree.

Why I Won't Tune In for Next Week's Episode of HEAVY

By Frances Kuffel on January 19, 2011 in What Fat Women Want
On "Heavy," the trainers, nutritionist (who gets a token appearance because, well, she's just not exciting as the raging drill sergeants) and producers are in charge, and they toss the word "addiction" around because it holds gory promises of drama to the (talk about insatiable) viewer.

Aging Siblings Offer Great Therapy to Each Other

By Cathy Cress M.S.W. on January 19, 2011 in Mom Loves You Best
Older siblings can share memories and day-to-day comparisons. They are often the longest relationships any of us have in life

Looking for Health in All the Wrong Places: What Can Health Website Design Learn from Online Dating?

By Lisa Gualtieri Ph.D. on January 19, 2011 in The Healthy Patient
How can other sites learn from the success of online dating? Mark Brooks, an analyst and consultant to the internet dating industry who runs the industry news blog,, provides his insights on personality profiling and location-based online support groups.

How Kids Can Save Your Marriage

By Dr. Craig Malkin on January 19, 2011 in Romance Redux
The news for couples with kids is generally pretty bleak. We're inundated by messages that children can be the death of a good relationship. That's bad enough. But what's even more troubling is that the reasons cited often ring true.

Sharing infertility news: How to reach some decisions with your partner

From the moment you suspect the word infertility could apply to you, there is an emotional pause as you struggle with how open you will be with your apprehensions. As months pass, as diagnostic tests or pregnancy losses increase your anxiety, the questions still loom: whether or how to take others into your confidence on this very personal matter 

Will We Marry Machines?

By Laurie Essig Ph.D. on January 19, 2011 in Love, Inc
Scientists are inventing machines that are more and more like humans. Except for one thing—the machines are even better than we are. That's why in the future we'll want to marry our machines.

Why 14-year-olds become drug dealers

By Michael Ungar Ph.D. on January 19, 2011 in Nurturing Resilience
The 14-year-old crack dealer arrested a mile from my home will go to jail, but long-term he'll need more than incarceration. Research shows that shorter jail sentences and more child welfare, education, and mental health services are what will guarantee my community's safety.

The Tiger Mom in (Scientific) Perspective

By Mikhail Lyubansky Ph.D. on January 19, 2011 in Between the Lines
Chua's piece works marvelously as a sociocultural case-study, but its claims fly in the face of scientific evidence.

Why Threats Don't Work: Parenting Effectively

By Nancy Darling Ph.D. on January 19, 2011 in Thinking About Kids
The mom looked down, shocked, at her bare legs and worn underpants. She was standing at the edge of a crowded gym. Her 4 year old crowed triumphantly, holding the skirt he had just tugged to her ankles, his eyes on her face and ready to run.

Psychology Has Failed

By Stanton Peele on January 19, 2011 in Addiction in Society
Psychology has been concerned about education, health, families, the status of minorities, childhood mental health, social integration et al.  But every one of these areas has worsened.  Perhaps we should be more modest about our accomplishments.

With Or Without You

By David Weiss on January 19, 2011 in Mr. Analysand
I was determined to quit analysis. Could I do it?

Guess What? Women Cheat Too!

By Pamela Madsen on January 19, 2011 in Shameless Woman
"Connect to Love" talks about women who are cheating on their marriages and why they cheat. My memoir Shameless is my story about how I figured out who I am as a woman, explored myself sexually and didn't cheat. 

Parenting: What I Love About the Tiger Mom

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on January 19, 2011 in The Power of Prime
If you look at the titles of my recent blog post about Amy Chua, What Chinese-American Mothers Do Wrong (and Right), and the title of this piece, you may be thinking that I have Multiple Personality Disorder, excoriating her one day and expressing my affection for her the next.

Michael Chorost's Ten Hard-Learned Dating Tips

By Michael Chorost Ph.D. on January 19, 2011 in World Wide Mind
I dated for many years before I finally met the woman I married. Here's what I learned along the way.