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Teresa of Avila: Mystic, Visionary, or Flourishing Woman?

By Ryan M. Niemiec Psy.D. on October 16, 2017 in What Matters Most?
Learn the top strengths of one of the most popular and influential saints, Teresa of Avila. How might this mystic inspire you to flourish?

Me Too!

The original questions of feminist psychotherapy have finally become public questions for us all. Why did it take so long?

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: EEGs Show They Learn When Z'ing

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 16, 2017 in Animal Emotions
Non-invasive research looking at surface EEGs and sleep spindles shows dogs learn when they're sleeping. There were no age differences, but females do it better than males.

Nessa's Sense of Machines

By Maureen Seaberg on October 16, 2017 in Sensorium
Through history, people have strongly related to the inanimate. But in this generation, that's machines.
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Develop Emotional Mastery in Your Young Athletes

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on October 16, 2017 in The Power of Prime
Your children's ability to develop emotional mastery in sports will also influence them in other aspects of their lives including with family and friends, and at school.
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Depression and Dignity

By Susan Noonan MD on October 16, 2017 in View From the Mist
Don’t let depression steal your personal dignity!

The Sexual Confessional from Hollywood

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on October 16, 2017 in Minority Report
The Harvey Weinstein sexual scandal is a very public reminder of a very private and shameful experience for victims of sexual abuse/harassment. But this abuse happens everywhere.

Are You Taking Care of Yourself?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on October 16, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
Make sure they are getting enough sleep and that they are eating correctly, doing exercise regularly, avoiding health hazards, and having regular checkups.

Acute American Anxiety (AAA) Disorder: A New Diagnosis?

Serious stress, anxiety, and fear are in the air and seem pervasive in our country and culture with symptoms seemingly getting worse by the day. But we can cope better if we try.

5 Reasons Fear of Failure Sustains Toxic Love

There is far greater risk in holding onto unhappy relationships that do not meet an individual’s needs than there is in moving on. Five reasons fear of failure keeps people stuck.

Childhood ADHD and Poor Self-Esteem

Does your child with ADHD constantly put himself down? ADHD, anxiety, and negativity commonly go together. As parents, we have to figure out how to battle negative self-talk.
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Good Citizens Needed to Support People With Mental Illness

By David Susman, Ph.D. on October 16, 2017 in The Recovery Coach
Want to make a difference in the lives of those with mental illness? Here are several easy options to consider.

Eliminate Unruly Spectator Behavior From Youth Sports

It’s as American as apple pie to boo and criticize judgments made by referees and umpires. But such behavior has no place in youth sports.

Are Hormetins the New Fountain of Youth in Aging?

By Mario D Garrett Ph.D. on October 16, 2017 in iAge
The fountain of youth might be a fountain for living well in older ages.

Believing in Ghosts, Goblins, and the Candy Witch

By Vanessa LoBue, Ph.D. on October 16, 2017 in The Baby Scientist
On Halloween, there is no doubt that children everywhere will have their minds on ghosts, goblins, and witches. But when do they learn that these characters aren't real?

Sometimes the Simple Sound of “Sorry” Stinks

"Sorry" can be a sorry excuse for an apology, especially in a text. Here's a better way.
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Does Everybody Really Hate Possums? The Bandwagon Effect

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 15, 2017 in Animal Emotions
New Zealand’s Threatened Species Ambassador claims "everybody hates possums." However, they don't. Making sweeping claims like this can generate hate even where it didn't exist.

How to Ruin a Sister Relationship in One Easy Lesson

Want to heal things with your sister? Here's what NOT to do.

ADHD Kills Motivation

By Adam Price Ph.D. on October 15, 2017 in The Unmotivated Teen
ADHD may kill motivation but I will show you how to provide life support using the most powerful tool you have: the parent-child relationship.

Field Notes: On Witnessing

What are the different ways we tell stories of illness and trauma and why does it matter?

Should You Major in Psychology?

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on October 15, 2017 in Head of the Class
Choosing any college major, including psychology, is a big step. What do you need to know or think about before making your choice?

Sexual Harassment at Work: Why Bystanders Fail to Intervene

"If you see something say something" applies in the workplace to more than threat assessment. It should govern the way we approach identifying sexual harassment.
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Building on Blindness

By Elizabeth Young on October 15, 2017 in Adaptations
"Going blind," Willa says, "I fear I may become invisible."

Consciousness: How a Squishy Brain Connects to Make You, You

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 15, 2017 in Animal Emotions
How do 90 billion neurons interconnect to produce a wide variety of experiences? Your Conscious Mind, a new book for a general audience, covers what we know about consciousness.

Boy Scouts Still Shut the Door on Some Kids

By David Niose on October 15, 2017 in Our Humanity, Naturally
The Boy Scouts of America has gotten more inclusive in recent years, but this makes its exclusion of atheist children all the more conspicuous.

How to Have Lucid Dreams

By Michelle Carr Ph.D. on October 15, 2017 in Dream Factory
Researchers tested the effectiveness of three common lucid dreaming techniques.

Three Ways to Spot a Sexual Harasser at Work

Do you have a sexual harasser in your workplace? Be attune for traits indicating narcissism, overperception of sexual interest, and objectification or dehumanization of women.

Time to Put Your Childhood Demons Behind You?

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on October 15, 2017 in Fixing Families
Everyone has baggage from the past that haunts or handicaps them in some way. The 3 common sources and ways to finally put these demons to rest