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Reasons Not to Date an Attractive, Masculine Man

By Madeleine A Fugère Ph.D. on September 14, 2017 in Dating and Mating
The benefits of dating an attractive man are clear, but have you considered the drawbacks?

How to Start Strong at College

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on September 14, 2017 in Head of the Class
Adjusting to college requires developing helpful routines. These routines aren't rocket science, but many are ignored to the detriment of students, especially first-year students

Sorry, Your Therapist Can’t Be Your Friend

Your therapist cannot and should not be your friend. Here's why.

3 Ways to Regulate Your Emotions

By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. on September 14, 2017 in Between Cultures
We can influence our emotions using different strategies—some more effective than others.
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Critiquing "Spiritual Intelligence"

Is it possible to consider "spiritual intelligence" in a rational and scientific manner?

Answer Me This: Why Are Americans So Depressed?

By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on September 14, 2017 in Addiction in Society
We are growing more depressed, with young people in the lead, and our pharmaceutical response is obviously not working. How about psychedelics?

Playing Hurt

By Michael W. Austin Ph.D. on September 14, 2017 in Ethics for Everyone
A vulnerable and inspiring story from sportscaster John Saunders.
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Emotional Contagions

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on September 14, 2017 in Shadow Boxing
A science journalist finds himself personally impacted by his comprehensive exploration of social contagions.
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Good Intentions Aren't Enough

By Alex Pattakos Ph.D. on September 14, 2017 in The Meaningful Life
In our failures we can find tremendous meaning, and only in meaning do our failures have a useful legacy.
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The "One-Two" Method

A positive perspective is important and useful—but acknowledging feelings before shifting to rationality can be valuable.

Healthy and Unhealthy Risk

By Roberta Satow Ph.D. on September 13, 2017 in Life After 50
Are you stilted in your career because of fear of failure? Or are you a self-destructive risk-taker? Either way, your reality testing is distorted.

Being Hard on Yourself Doesn't Make You a Better Parent

What we can do is make the commitment to increase our ratio of good parenting moments, and keep working at it, day after day.

Done and Dusted

By Bruce Grierson on September 13, 2017 in The Carpe Diem Project
How do you spell relief? Closing the file on a half-finished job.

Who Will Guard the Guardians?

If twisting a magic ring could make you invisible and you could get away with anything, would you twist it?

Why Changing Eating Habits (Permanently) Is So Hard

By Kari Anderson DBH, CEDS on September 13, 2017 in #BeHerNow
It’s complicated and primal, and it has everything to do with your brain trying to help you survive.

Pure-ly Delicious

The evidence against many current dietary recommendations is becoming impossible to ignore. It's time once again to enjoy an omelet and crack a few eggs.

6 Simple Steps to Make Happiness Happen

Welcome happiness into your life with these six simple practices from the field of positive psychology.

My Pain Isn't Your Pain

By Temma Ehrenfeld on September 13, 2017 in Open Gently
Some people feel more physical pains than others. Talk about it. Don't let anyone patronize you and also don't judge.

Tamed & Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on September 13, 2017 in Animal Emotions
Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas' new book called "Tamed & Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind" is a gem of a collection written by these two gifted women.

How to Find Happiness Where You Least Expect It

By Rob Kendall on September 13, 2017 in Blamestorming
Research shows that we pay a heavy price for mind-wandering and rumination.

Fighting the Normalization of Post-Truth Politics

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on September 13, 2017 in Intentional Insights
We should be deeply concerned with the normalization of post-truth politics. Fortunately, psychological strategies provide a way to combat this problem.

Psychodynamic Running

By Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D. on September 13, 2017 in The Me in We
A new running meditation and how it works holistically, engaging both mind and body.

Teaching Children to Be Honorable

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on September 13, 2017 in Memory Medic
Children are biologically wired to behave falsely. Where do they learn moral values and respect for truth?

Back to School: Therapists Design for Life

By Toby Israel Ph.D. on September 13, 2017 in Design on My Mind
In the hands of clinical psychologists, Design Psychology can be a “design therapy” that (like art therapy) helps clients move more healthily along their life journey.

They Won't Stop Because They Can't Stop: Part 2

“It was like watching a movie, one where you know something bad is about to happen to the main character, and you hope that somehow he escapes danger." James B.

Non-invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation May Relieve Migraines

By Christopher Bergland on September 13, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
In 2002, doctors first noticed that implanted vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) devices relieved migraines. Now, a new handheld VNS device shows promise for headache sufferers.
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Calming the Monkey Mind

By Diana Raab PhD on September 13, 2017 in The Empowerment Diary
Do you find that there's a voice inside of you that seems like negative self-talk? Is it hindering your creativity or affecting your success? It might be your monkey mind at work.

How to Deal With People Who Interrupt

By Temma Ehrenfeld on September 13, 2017 in Open Gently
Some strategies to deal with interruptors--and insight on why they do it. And remember--you may be the problem.
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