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10 Ways Coupling Has Changed Over the Past 75 Years

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on October 02, 2015 in Living Single
In some significant ways, over the past three-quarters of a century, couples have been acting more like single people.

Use of Music in Counseling and Coaching

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 02, 2015 in How To Do Life
Artistic ability—music, photography, even coffee-making—can enhance sessions.
Brian Austin Green: Ringing in a New Start?

Brian Austin Green: Ringing in a New Start?

By Jane Greer Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in Shrink Wrap
Taking off your wedding band?

Rampage as a Team Instinct

By Kirby Farrell Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in A Swim in Denial
Humans have evolved powerful social bonding that shows up in group rivalry and team spirit. In civilization, where strangers can live together, the lethal competition of warfare is safely symbolized in team sports such as football. In rampage killing, as in the Roseburg Oregon massacre, that symbolic quality breaks down.

The Power of Talk

By Lydia Denworth on October 01, 2015 in Brain Waves
What is the best way to nurture a child's brain? The answer is simpler than you think.

4 Things Not to Say to Someone with an Anxiety Disorder

By Jennifer Rollin MSW, LGSW on October 01, 2015 in Mindful Musings
Saying this to someone with an anxiety disorder is unhelpful and stigmatizing.

Five Reasons People Don't Like Atheists

By Clay Routledge Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in More Than Mortal
Atheists seem to really drive people nuts. Polls identify atheists as untrustworthy, unelectable for public office, and unworthy of marrying into one’s family.

How Popcorn and Toys were used to Sell Kids Drugs Illegally

By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in Suffer the Children
The series of articles is a stark wake-up call to any parent who is thinking about drugging their child for behavioral problems.

Therapy and Meds Fight Depression

By Temma Ehrenfeld on October 01, 2015 in Open Gently
Therapy can help you beat depression, even those its effectiveness has been overestimated.

OxyContin for Kids? What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

By Dan Mager MSW on October 01, 2015 in Some Assembly Required
We know that teenagers are at a higher risk for addiction than adults because of their immature brain development. And we know from significant demonstrated history that even if prescribed with the best of intentions, expanding the availability of opioid pain medications can have unforeseen and tragic consequences.
Don’t Let Shame Weaken Your Retirement Plans

Don’t Let Shame Weaken Your Retirement Plans

By Teresa Ghilarducci Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in When I’m 64
How can you get power to save for retirement? Retirement planning is possible. Three tips that will empower anyone to plan better without despair and shame.

Putting Trump and the GOP on the Couch

By Michael Bader D.M.H. on October 01, 2015 in What Is He Thinking?
The GOP presidential candidates appeal to needs for safety and security through grandiosity and paranoia. Psychologists can help us understand how American Exceptionalism and xenophobia function to counteract feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, isolation, and self-blame, all of which are on the rise. Paranoia and grandiosity are pathological solutions.

The Essence of Managing Anxiety

Stress, anxiety and worry make us uneasy and can derail efforts to stay calm. Here are 10 simple ways to keep calm can make it possible to carry on even in difficult situations.

Are You Here? The Importance of Being Present

An instant efficiency fix in work and play.

How Gratitude Can Help Your Career

By Peter Bregman on October 01, 2015 in How We Work
I was opening the mail (the real mail, the one delivered by an actual, live person) and between the bills and solicitations, was a single letter, addressed to me, in sloppy — but recognizable — handwriting.

Recognizable because the handwriting was mine.


By Saul Levine M.D. on October 01, 2015 in Our Emotional Footprint
Happiness can be a "fool's errand," but gratitude and contentment are worthy and achievable pursuits.

Malnutrition in Children: What Parents Need to Know

By Mark Corkins M.D. on October 01, 2015 in Your Child’s Health
Identifying malnutrition in children can be difficult for both parents and providers. Even if food is plentiful, your child may be unable to absorb the necessary nutritionists to stay strong and combat illness. Knowing what to look for can help identify malnutrition earlier and get your child on the right path to optimal health.

What is the Role of a Judge?

Can a Judge be trusted to identify the inappropriateness of her own bias? What checks and balances are in place for unprincipled judges?

Nurse Literally Feels Your Pain

By Maureen Seaberg on October 01, 2015 in Sensorium
Mirror-touch synesthete medical professionals are the new rock stars of the bonus senses set...

Living Life While Facing Death

By Nancy Berns Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in Freedom to Grieve
Daniel said his wife wanted to capture life and keep living even as she faced cancer. How can she still have fun even when telling her son she was dying?

The 30-Day Money C-H-O-I-C-E Challenge

By Michael F. Kay on October 01, 2015 in Financial Life Focus
Ever looked at your stack of bills and wonder how the heck you're going to get these paid?
How did that feel? Rotten, right? Of course it did. No wants to live with the weight of debt—to carry that hopeless frustration deep into their bones.

Love and Fear With Liam Wilson of The Dillinger Escape Plan

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in Brick by Brick
Liam Wilson shares how he came to understand the power of questioning.

How does childhood trauma affect the adult brain?

What is the affect of negative childhood experiences on the adult brain?

Why Does Misinformation Continue to Affect Thinking?

By Art Markman Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in Ulterior Motives
Vaccination for childhood diseases like Measles and Whooping Cough was one of the most significant public health victories of the second half of the 20th century. When I was in elementary school in the 1970s, these diseases had been relegated to the past.

The Best Way to Process Big Data Is Unconsciously

By Susan Weinschenk Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in Brain Wise
The conscious mind can handle only a small subset of data at one time, but the unconscious is great at taking in large amounts of data and finding patterns. If you want to see the patterns in big data, you have to engage the unconscious.

Trumpism: Daily Examples of a Stunning Lack of Compassion

By Kyle D Killian Ph.D., LMFT on October 01, 2015 in Intersections
Is one-upmanship, or Trumpism, becoming more prevalent than empathic or compassionate responses in our day-to-day lives?

Four Ways to Foster Ethics in College Athletics

With appropriate attention and desire, college athletics can be an excellent venue for nurturing ethical behavior and character formation. It really doesn't take that much time or money to make it happen. But will colleges make it a priority?

The Hidden Toll of Emotional Labor

Why your job, which involves no physical exertion, leaves you a puddle of Netflix-bingeing exhaustion at the end of it.

Detection and Management of Depression and Bipolar Disease

By Julie K Hersh on October 01, 2015 in Struck By Living
On September 1, 2015, the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care at UT Southwestern under the direction of Dr. Madhukar Trivedi was officially launched. Dr. Trivedi, an internationally recognized expert in depression and mood disorders, received the 2015 American Psychiatric Association Award for Research, the Association’s most significant award for research.

Dear Men: Wake Up and Smell the Inequality

By Adam Grant Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in Give and Take
Men see no bias, hear no bias, speak no bias