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Is Marriage Worth It For Women?

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in Insight Therapy
Why are women more likely than men to initiate divorce?

The Psychology of Competitiveness

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in A Sideways View
Is there good and bad competitiveness? Is being co-operative better than being competitive? Are competitive people ultimately more successful than those who favour co-operativeness

A Workover: 33, Successful, He's Tempted to Chuck it All

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in How To Do Life
The exchange between a caller to my NPR-San Francisco radio program and me.

Womb Transplants and the End of Gender

By Laurie Essig Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in Social Studies
As womb transplant become increasingly popular for women without a womb, the very real possibility of womb transplants for men is upon us. If reproduction becomes something that anyone can do, regardless of gender or genitals, then the end of gender is upon us.

Five Reasons iPads Should NOT Be In Classrooms

By Susan Greenfield Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in Mind Change
There is growing backlash against iPads in the classroom, as there remains no evidence that they help learning, and some experts even argue they could have a negative effect.

13 Easy Ways to Jumpstart Your Boring Life

By Donna Barstow on October 01, 2015 in Ink Blots Cartoons
Routines can be comforting, but when every day looks the same, that can be a danger signal.

God, Mathematics and Psychology

By Mario D Garrett PhD on September 30, 2015 in iAge
This discussion focuses on psychology and the philosophy of mathematics and will contribute nothing to mathematical thought. Its aim is to introduce mathematics as a creation of psychology. Sophisticated, complex and ever evolving, but nevertheless psychology.

The Hidden Agenda Behind 21st Century Learning

By Victoria L. Dunckley M.D. on September 30, 2015 in Mental Wealth
High-stakes testing, obsessive data collection, and lofty promises of technology’s potential to “revolutionize” education are contributing to alarming amounts of school-based screen-time—without regard for screens’ numerous impacts on learning and mental health. Teacher and public education advocate Tara Eckhre describes the deceptive web behind 21st Century Learning.

Don’t Let The Algorithm Become Your Rockstar!

By Tim Leberecht on September 30, 2015 in The Romance of Work
What we need in our organizations are not smarter, more powerful algorithms, we need more true rock stars—visionaries and “misfits” who defy the confines of strict rationality, and rhyme more than they reason.

My Life with Nonverbal Learning Disability

By Jon Fortenbury on September 30, 2015 in NeuroProgress
It's a debilitating condition not often discussed. This writer is ready to change that.

How To Make Teen Volunteer Work More Than A Resume Builder

New research explains how to inspire teens to "service beyond self."

Should We Make Doctors Disclose Religious Bias?

By David Niose on September 30, 2015 in Our Humanity, Naturally
Should your medical provider's religious beliefs dictate the care you receive?

Are People More Interested in Sex Today Than Before?

By Paul Joannides Psy.D. on September 30, 2015 in As You Like It
Are you more interested in sex than your parents or grandparents were?

Is Dance Religious?

By Kimerer LaMothe Ph.D. on September 30, 2015 in What a Body Knows
Is dance religious? The question has always troubled me. It presumes a definition of religion (as separate from dance) that has already proven instrumental in the attempted destruction of dance traditions around the globe. I prefer a different question: Is religion dance? Take the case of Ron Brown's dance "Journey of Great Mystery."

A Philosophical Cure for Anxiety

By Neel Burton M.D. on September 30, 2015 in Hide and Seek
By facing up to death we can escape from the pettiness and paralysis of anxiety.

Gas-lighting: Burning the Bridges of Truth

One of the more insidious forms of mental abuse has come to be referred to as gas-lighting. It refers to those who attempt to destroy another person’s sense of reality.

The Link Between Mindfulness, Meditation, and Lucid Dreaming

By Michelle Carr on September 30, 2015 in Dream Factory
Mindfulness is aimed at improving an individual`s capacity to maintain awareness of the present moment, with an open and non-judgemental attitude. Could practicing mindfulness increase our awareness during sleep, promoting more frequent lucid dreams?

Gratitude as Science: 4 Paths Lead to Love and Happiness

By Rita Watson MPH on September 30, 2015 in With Love and Gratitude
Grateful people are happier, have more social connections, and fewer bouts of depression. Adapting gratitude as attitude reaps benefits.

Does the Meat-Animal Suffering Link Impact Views of Animals?

By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D. on September 30, 2015 in The Big Questions
How do people resolve not wanting to harm animals, but enjoying meat?

Let It Go! Your Stuff, That Is

By Sherry Hamby Ph.D. on September 30, 2015 in The Web of Violence
The benefits of improving your immediate physical environment are under-appreciated.

Does Uncertainty Breed Prejudice?

By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D. on September 30, 2015 in The Big Questions
How does the quest for certainty impact prejudice towards people who do not belong to our social groups?

You're Being Monitored At Work

By Ray Williams on September 30, 2015 in Wired for Success
We are witnessing an explosion of employee monitoring systems and technological devices to facilitate that monitoring. The culture of surveillance has now invaded the workplace.

Replication Crisis?

By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D. on September 30, 2015 in The Big Questions
Psychology studies are finding difficult to replicate. Is it time to panic, or due we just need greater appreciation for the complexity of human psychology?
Dreadful Companions Called Fear, Guilt and Shame

Dreadful Companions Called Fear, Guilt and Shame

Along with anger comes companion emotions that need to be examined as you heal from your eating disorder or disordered eating. Anger can be an immediate response to pain in your life. Fear, guilt and shame, however, follow close behind.
Effort Can Reveal Work, Life Passions

Effort Can Reveal Work, Life Passions

By Polly Campbell on September 30, 2015 in Imperfect Spirituality
A little extra effort may be the surprising way to discover your life's passion.

Wayne Dyer, 1940-2015

By John A. Johnson Ph.D. on September 30, 2015 in Cui Bono
Wayne Dyer's career as one of the most successful self-help authors and motivational speakers of all time came to an end last month at age 75, when he died of heart failure. Despite his success and accolades from millions, he has been accused of propagating New Age drivel. In this post I examine Dyer's life and discuss his contributions.

Does a Dog's Body Language Tell Us How Much He Has Learned?

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C. on September 30, 2015 in Canine Corner
You can read a dog's body language — specifically his mouth, eyes, ear position, and tail carriage and wagging — to learn whether he has learned an obedience task well.
Build Your Nest Together

Build Your Nest Together

By Jennifer Verdolin Ph.D. on September 30, 2015 in Wild Connections
Are you as good at cooperating in your relationship as you think you are? A few activities can reveal how well you and your partner work together.

How to Take on a Challenge

By Jen Kim on September 30, 2015 in Valley Girl With a Brain
What does it take to make the impossible possible?

A Day of Eating in Paris

A day of observations lends some insight into the age old question: Why do the French eat so well yet stay so slim?