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City Life and Mental Illness

Does the impact of living in disadvantaged neighborhoods last forever?

10 Ways to Know That It's Time to Go

Sometimes it's hard know when it’s time to leave. These 10 tips will help you figure out the best way to make an exit.

Love Is Not Constant or Consistent

I know it’s scary to love like you’re not going to get hurt, but it’s the only way to get the goodies from the most wonderful of emotions.

Understanding How to Live with Dementia

Skilled exercises help slow memory loss
Gretchen Rubin

Have You Ever Been Made Happier by a “Modest Splurge?”

I remind myself that sometimes, it makes me happy to indulge in a modest splurge—to buy something that I don’t absolutely need, but that makes my day brighter in some way.

The Usefulness of Philosophy

Fundamentally, the study of philosophy, whether in a classroom or not, should lead to wisdom for everyday life. And that is a goal we should all value, for its own sake.

An Alert for Psychology Majors

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on May 24, 2016 in Head of the Class
Given students concern about admission to grad school or gainful employment, is pursuing a minor a good idea?

How Healthy Are You? Take this 10 Second Quiz

A quiz that leads you to 10 steps to better health

Attachment Love and the Disempowerment of Women

Because attachment is linked to scripts of heterosexuality, monogamy and constrained female desire, it is far more likely than romantic love to lead to oppression of women.

The Communal Narcissist: Another Wolf Wearing a Sheep Outfit

By Peg Streep on May 24, 2016 in Tech Support
This type of narcissist isn't outgoing or a show-off or even self-effacing and covert... Nope, this one is out there, promoting a cause that he or she supposedly holds dear...

When Gratitude Works; and When It Doesn't

Many people find that gratitude helps them to savor life. The secret lies in what they choose to be grateful for and how willing they are to open themselves up.

Making the Most of Psychotherapy, Counseling, or Coaching

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 24, 2016 in How To Do Life
What you do during and between sessions can make all the difference.

Out in Wyoming

How do gay men in Wyoming use Grindr to connect online?

What Opera Legend Andrea Bocelli Taught Me About Peace

What did world renowned opera singer Andre Bocelli teach me about inner peace?

How Depression Can Move On

The new coming out is coming out about struggles with depression. Here, Judy realizes that depression can lead to empathy, past trauma, & even make you funnier.. Read on

The Psychology Behind How Young People Vote

Young people will have more power to influence U.S. elections and policy than at any other time in recent history. How do they vote differently from older adults?

It's Not Fair

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on May 23, 2016 in Minority Report
Sexually-addicted clients often will say, "It's not fair!" when comparing the boundaries they impose on themselves to keep themselves sexually sober. But once this occurs...

Why Are More Young Girls Killing Themselves?

Suicide rates have tripled among 10 to 14 year old girls during the last 15 years. What is going on? Several possible factors underlie this disturbing trend.

You’re Not Alone!

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on May 23, 2016 in Cravings
You're never alone with your problems or your goals, unless you want to be.

9 Ways Volunteering Helps You Get Ahead

Volunteering in the community provides huge payback in terms of reaching your career goals.

3 Research-Based Reasons to Start Meditating

Studies demonstrate why meditation is good for us.

Get a Grip on Guilt in Three Simple Steps

Guilt is natural because your brain is designed to scan for threats, and social threats are survival threats to the brain we’ve inherited from earlier mammals.

More Than ‘Man’s Best Friend’

It is true that dogs play a major role in society; from their formal professions as work dogs to their important roles as companions, dogs touch and help many lives.

Are Corporations Inherently Psychopathic?

It has been said that corporations have "neither bodies to kick nor souls to damn." Can we diagnose psychopathy in non-human entities?

Who Pays for Mental Illness?

Estimated costs of schizophrenia in the U.S. were $155 billion in 2013. Only 1/4 of costs were for health care for the mentally ill. What accounts for the remaining $117 billion?

Untangle Yourself From Your Loved One's Addiction

By Fran Simone Ph.D. on May 23, 2016 in A Family Affair
Sharing stories and taking action can help us deal with our loved one's addiction.

Spreading the Word

By APA Division 15 on May 23, 2016 in PsychEd
It's safe to say that, generally, scientists are reluctant to share their research outside of the world of academia. We need to change this, if we want to have a real impact.

Education Research and the Media

By APA Division 15 on May 23, 2016 in PsychEd
Today, it's more urgent than ever that education researchers inform the voting populace about what it truly means to educate an increasingly diverse and complex student body.

On Gap Years and Privilege

Gap years are often dismissed because they are associated with privilege. But, the story is more complicated than this, and those concerned with college success should look deeper.