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Creepy Clowns Prowl the Uncanny Valley

By Scott G. Eberle Ph.D. on October 25, 2016 in Play in Mind
When future historians look back, they will likely label our time an “Age of Anxiety.”

Lies, The Election, And A Grandmother's Intuition

By Rita Watson MPH on October 25, 2016 in With Love and Gratitude
New research confirms what we learned from my grandmother, "Lies generate more lies."

Canine PTSD

By Nicholas Dodman on October 25, 2016 in Dog Days
If a dog has a dysfunctional or traumatic past, it may set him or her up for C-PTSD when confronted by some terrifying, life threatening event

I Am Caught Between My Daughter And Her Stepmother

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on October 25, 2016 in The Teen Doctor
What To Do When Your Wife Dislikes Your Child
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Managing Interpersonal Energy

Once you acknowledge your interpersonal energy, be mindful of how to manage it!

7 Ways Survivors Can Grow After Trauma

By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on October 25, 2016 in Think, Act, Be
In the aftermath of a trauma we may find not only suffering but unexpected growth.

New Prospects for Pancreatic Cancer Patients?

Pancreatic cancer patients can thrive while new data are collected and transformed into surprising and useful knowledge.

Should You Take a Break From The News?

How do we balance our desire to show support and confront the reality of the world we live in with the need to take care of our mental health?

Here Come the Holidays

Prepare now with these 7 tips if family get togethers are struggles throughout the holidays and look forward to them with happy anticipation instead of fear and dread.

New Research Shows Relationships End in 5 Stages

It may seem random, but when relationships come to an end, they often go through a series of predictable stages. New research shows how to tell whether you're ready to move on.

The Value of Proper Police Lineup Procedures

By Art Markman Ph.D. on October 25, 2016 in Ulterior Motives
Police lineup procedure has been influenced by psychological research. One thing the police do is to minimize the effects of distinctive features of faces. Here's why they do that.

Are Female Misogynists on the Rise?

By Jen Kim on October 25, 2016 in Valley Girl With a Brain
Has the Trump campaign made women turn on each other?
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Pharmaceutical Lobbyists Are Fighting Pricing Regulations

By Richard Taite on October 25, 2016 in Ending Addiction for Good
The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), has long been one of the biggest and most powerful lobbies in Washington.

Self-Centeredness May Sabotage Self-Control, Study Finds

By Christopher Bergland on October 25, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
A new study reports that the same brain region used to put yourself in someone else's shoes and practice theory of mind also improves self-control by overcoming self-centeredness.
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Schools as Ecosystems

Rather than being driven by individual gain, Ash Buchanan argues for a purpose-driven mindset redefining success; from being the best in the world, to being the best for the world.

Overcoming the Consequences of Neglect

By Rebecca Compton Ph.D. on October 25, 2016 in Adopting Reason
Early-life neglect has a host of negative consequences for child development. What interventions can help?

Goldwater 2016: Are Psychiatrists' Opinions of Trump Rigged?

By Joe Pierre M.D. on October 25, 2016 in Psych Unseen
5 reasons why psychiatrists and psychologists should heed the “Goldwater Rule”

Imaginary Friends and Interactive Technology

By Jamie Krenn Ph.D. on October 25, 2016 in Screen Time
As children learn to become reliant upon screens for entertainment, their boredom cures decline showing a decrease in pretend play which is essential during childhood.

Homo Denialus: Mice Aren't Animals, Climate Change Is Real

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 25, 2016 in Animal Emotions
How can we easily deny anything we choose to oppose? Some who claim climate change is real deny the fact that mice and rats are animals.
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A Curious History of Hanging

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on October 25, 2016 in Shadow Boxing
Amanda Howard compiles a sordid history of hanging-by-rope, with stories that have visceral punch.

Does Porn Damage Your Relationship?

By Robert Burriss Ph.D. on October 25, 2016 in Attraction, Evolved
The stereotypical porn user is a single man. But couples view pornography too. What effect does it have on their relationships?

A Grown-Up's Guide to Friendship

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 25, 2016 in How To Do Life
Making, deepening, and keeping friends.
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“The Shallows” and the Desensitization of Our Youth

By Goal Auzeen Saedi Ph.D. on October 24, 2016 in Millennial Media
Teen summer beach flicks have been around for a long time. But with "The Shallows" have they gone too far down the deep end?
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The Truth About Hospice

Are you afraid of hospice? Know these facts first.

Promising to Stop Addictive Behavior Is a Very Bad Idea

By Lance Dodes M.D. on October 24, 2016 in The Heart of Addiction
It's common for people suffering with an addiction to tell others, or even themselves, "I promise I'll stop (my addictive behavior)." But it's a disaster waiting to happen. / AdobeStock

The Surprising Reason People Aren’t There for You

When people don’t listen to you, don’t have your back, or constantly let you down, are they treating you the way you treat yourself?

Having Election Anxiety? You Are Not Alone!

By Judy Carter on October 24, 2016 in Stress Is a Laughing Matter
If you’re finding that your emotional well-being is challenged by this presidential election, you are not alone. Therapists report "Trump Anxiety" among clients. The cure? Read on.

Four Ways to Help Your Kid to Be the Best Player on the Team

By Jonathan Fader Ph.D. on October 24, 2016 in The New You
You are your kid's most important coach. Learn how performance psychologists and mental conditioning coaches help youth athletes and parents to work together to develop talent.