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How to Think Like a Champion: Three Tips to Winning Ways

By Jonathan Fader Ph.D. on May 19, 2014 in The New You
The stunning feats of our favorite sports legends will always hold us in awe--but what is it about them that allows them to overcome any obstacle on the path to victory? In his new book, Dr. Jim Afremow explains the four building blocks that champions build upon--and how the mental game is the most important. Read on to find out how you too can develop a "Champion's Mind"

Where Art Meets Neuroscience

Art therapy has gained popularity because it combines free artistic expression with the potential for significant therapeutic intervention. Although based on subjective data and testimonies, various artistic disciplines have helped patients with diverse disorders that include developmental or acquired, medical, and/or psychiatric conditions.

What Is Fear

By Alex Niles on May 19, 2014 in Recovery Road
The day I found out what true fear genuinely feels like came later, at age 30. It didn’t come in the form of a movie, or a girl. It came in the form of being diagnosed with Stage IV cancer.

Can an Adult Survivor of Sexual Abuse Become a Good Mom?

No amount of therapy or recovery brings us to the place where it’s as if the painful events of the past never happened.

5 Things We Now Know About Successful Dating

By Peg Streep on May 19, 2014 in Tech Support
Do you have the right skill set when you meet someone new? How good are you at assessing the real reasons people present themselves the way they do? Here's what research tells us about what you need to pay attention to on a first date or any encounter with someone you don't know...

Parenting Adolescents Who Can't Work Hard Enough

"Not working hard enough" can pose problems for an adolescent in a variety of ways. In each case, parents can be a source of help.

How Parents Miss the Point of Report Cards

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on May 19, 2014 in Singletons
Parents can use a child’s report cards—good or bad—as a motivating tool—a positive roadmap for improvement rather than a source of family conflict and stress.

Domestic Violence: Learning to See Past the Stereotypes

Don't believe the stereotypes about passive battered women. Battered women are stronger than you know.

6 Clear Reasons Why Employees Are Disengaged

By Victor Lipman on May 19, 2014 in Mind of the Manager
Why are so many employees disengaged? In 6 simple sentences, a book I recently read, "The Art of Engagement," offers as concise and plainspoken a description as I've yet come across of the problems employees face and the challenges management has.

John Wayne Gacy: The Diabolical “Killer Clown”

By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. on May 19, 2014 in Wicked Deeds
The reality of a mild-mannered and stone-cold psychopath such as John Wayne Gacy is nothing like the serial killer stereotype generally presented in the news and entertainment media. In person, killers like Gacy come across as average guys, even charming, not like predatory monsters. Nevertheless, the unassuming man in friendly clown makeup was a brutal rapist and murderer

Daring to Fight Sexual Objectification

We are rarely explicitly told to focus on women’s appearances in our everyday interactions with them (thank goodness we can change the channels on the Joan Rivers of the world), but I wonder how often we unknowingly look at women in this way.

Addressing the Imposter Syndrome

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 19, 2014 in How To Do Life
How to respond to your professional self-doubt.

Sustainability Needs Community

By Kenneth Worthy Ph.D. on May 19, 2014 in The Green Mind
Many of us know in our hearts that our lifestyle is damaging to the environment and could even contribute to societal collapse. Changing course can be hard, but it becomes much easier when we don’t try to do it alone but rather gather in groups with shared purposes such as sustainability, social equity, and more resilient communities.

Why a Lover's Touch Is So Powerful

Touch plays a crucial role in generating and enhancing love. People feel more satisfied in a relationship in which physical affection is a significant part. Should the touch of love be exclusive?

If You Met All Your Goals Today, This Article Is Not for You

Smarter than SMART goals, this describes a research program to develop an online app that trains you how to make goals that have the maximum motivation and science theoretically allows.

Make Fear and Anxiety Your Friends, Not Your Enemies

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on May 18, 2014 in Obesely Speaking
Anxiety is energy. Always use it wisely, or it will use you foolishly.

How the Tigers, Dolphins, and Jellyfish Parents Differ

By Shimi Kang M.D. on May 18, 2014 in The Dolphin Way
The tiger parent is an authoritarian parent, taking over their child's sense of internal control and self-motivation. The jellyfish parent is a permissive parent. They tend to lack impulse control. The dolphin parent is the balance of these two extremes and are authoritative in nature. Like the body of the dolphin, they are firm yet flexible. What kind of parent are you?

What If Monica Lewinsky Had Been Married?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on May 18, 2014 in Living Single
In systematic research in which two people are described in identical ways, except that one is said to be married and the other, single, the single person is consistently judged more harshly. What can that tell us about the thought-experiment of how Monica Lewinsky would have been viewed differently if she had been married?

On Their Backs

This week, Hillary Clinton made news. Every week, Hillary Clinton makes news. Some people seem to think she’s missed the boat. But if the historical precedents are right, it might not be too late to become president.

Are You in Climate Change Denial? Three Signs to Look For

Are You in Climate Change Denial? Three Signs to Look Out For. You might not be recognizing the gravity of the situation. By Margaret Klein.

The Fascinating Truth About Women and Sex Over 50

By Pamela Madsen on May 18, 2014 in Shameless Woman
Women over 50 are not usually struggling to establish a marriage, a career or a family. They are ready to do something different and their focus has suddenly begun to center on their relationship to their own sexuality.

So how does she get started? First she needs to let go of the idea that women over the age of 50 have a diminishing or lower libido after menopause.

Creativity: A Perspective From Sufism

What is it about Sufism, a mystical tradition in Islam, that helped Sufis to be creative and what can they offer to facilitate our creativity?

The Noise Factor in Workplace Conflict

Noise in your office may be affecting your productivity, performance, and stress. By giving your co-workers careful feedback, you can make a quieter workspace.

Autism - The Real Meaning of 1 in 68

What do the latest autism statistics really mean? Are they evidence of an epidemic, or signs of an unrecognized community that's finally coming into its own? Autistic author John Elder Robison shares his thoughts on autism's place in the world, and autistic humanity's role in society. Take a read, and tell us what you think.

Should Toddlers Be Medicated for ADHD?

How does a family get to the point of putting a 2-year-old on drugs? How do toddlers become out of control? Let’s look at the players in the world of the child.

How Does Your Lover Feel About You "Deep Down"?

By Fredric Neuman M.D. on May 18, 2014 in Fighting Fear
There is a point in a failing relationship where someone may ask what his or her lover is feeling "deep down." When things are going wrong, there is a strategy to take.

Free Marriage Advice From Aspergers Adults

By Stephen Borgman on May 18, 2014 in Spectrum Solutions
“Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.”

How to Recognize and Handle Passive-Aggressive Behavior

The American Psychiatric Association defines passive-aggressive personality disorder as a "pervasive pattern of negativistic attitudes and passive resistance to demands for adequate performance in social and occupational situations…"

CEO Personality, Corporate Culture, and Sales

What's the Link Between CEO Personality, Corporate Culture, and Company Financial Performance?

Insider feelings

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on May 18, 2014 in In Excess
Eminent psychologists have asserted that arguably the most important questions in the addiction field are ‘why do people become addicted to some things and not others?’ and ‘why some people become addicted and not others?’. But can we simply say that addiction purely resides in the individual?