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Can Rest Make Us More Productive?

By Peter Bregman on August 14, 2017 in How We Work
Discover why even an hour of rest a week can increase your productivity and Marilyn’s principles for establishing a rest routine that works.
Nancy F. Knapp

It's Poverty, Stupid!

Billions spent to raise U.S. reading scores have had little, if any, effect. Is the money misspent? Maybe, but there is another major factor holding us back.

Psychology Informs Us About Hate Groups

Decades of psychological research helps us better understand hate group behaviors. Learning from much of this research can make the incomprehensible more comprehensible.

Unusual Ways to Lose Weight

Losing weight isn't always healthy. Beware: Here are ten things that will make the weight come off.

What Makes Conspiracy Theories so Appealing?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on August 14, 2017 in Media Spotlight
What motivates people to believe in different conspiracy theories and what makes these beliefs so hard to change?

Why Your Sex Life Stinks—Yes You, Capitalist Tool

By Stanton Peele on August 14, 2017 in Addiction in Society
Your lousy sex life is likely due to your overachieving participation in the capitalist system. Just ask women who have lived under both communism and capitalism.

Are You Ready to Be Your Own Doctor?

By Haider Warraich M.D. on August 14, 2017 in On Modern Medicine
Shared decision making is all the rage in medicine, with several recent studies espousing its benefits. But how ready, willing and able are patients to take on that role?

Death and the Risk-taker

By George Michelsen Foy on August 14, 2017 in Shut Up and Listen!
Philosopher Anne Dufourmantelle, who criticized the safe life, is killed saving children from drowning

Does "Tough Love" Produce Better Working Dogs?

Puppies with overly attentive mothers have poorer problem-solving abilities and are less likely to succeed as service dogs.

The Secret Life of Procrastinators and the Stigma of Delay

Rather than shame procrastinators for the way they get things done, instead let's understand motivational style differences.

How to Manage Your Emotions

By Rob Kendall on August 14, 2017 in Blamestorming
In the heat of the moment, our emotions can get the better of us. This raises a serious question: Am I in charge of my emotions, or are they in charge of me?

Purple Haze

By Maureen Seaberg on August 14, 2017 in Sensorium
Musician John Purvis and Jimi Hendrix: synchronicities...

Love and Fear in Parenting

Parenting is my greatest adventure, and it is often my greatest source of fear.

How Can We Change the Rampant Disrespect in Our World?

Is disrespect wearing you down? Some ways to begin making a difference.

Teens and Texting: A Recipe for Disaster

Teens and texting... Is your child the next Michelle Carter?

Michelle Gielan On Mindset

By Isaac Lidsky on August 14, 2017 in Mastering Your Reality
A positive psychology expert teaches us to “mine the data of our existence” and construct a reality that fuels and empowers us.

There Is No Real Therapy Without Assessment

Therapy is ongoing assessment and assessment is ongoing case formulation.

From Panic to Peace

Do you struggle with anxiety? Smalls steps and simple approaches can make a big difference in how you experience it.

Three Things I Know for Sure

By Alexis Conason Psy.D. on August 14, 2017 in Eating Mindfully
Oprah says Weight Watchers is mindful eating and weight loss is the only path to health. Here are three things I know for sure about health, weight, dieting, and mindful eating.

Does It Feel Safe With Other People?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on August 14, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
Even if the other person reacts to you, you could handle it fine. If there is something to deal with — conflict, betrayal — you can be clear-eyed and strong, without being anxious.

Your Dreams: Interpreted and Drawn

By Michelle Carr Ph.D. on August 14, 2017 in Dream Factory
DreamsID is a new touring performance art project between dream scientist Professor Mark Blagrove, and artist and illustrator Dr. Julia Lockheart.

First Memories

Like a child who uses a blanket to self-soothe, a memory may be a psychological mechanism awakened at certain moments to protect us from hopelessness.

Why Technology Makes it Hard to Raise Mentally Strong Kids

While our digital devices make many aspects of life easier, electronics makes it tougher than ever to raise resilient kids.

Age and Critical Thinking

Though mature students think they’re pretty good at CT, often they are not.

Smart Onboarding

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 14, 2017 in How To Do Life
Tips for getting off to a great start on your new job.
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Why Is It So Hard to Be Altruistic?
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Beyond Charlottesville

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on August 14, 2017 in Head of the Class
The events in Charlottesville, Virginia, were disturbing. Enclosed are some anti-Hate resources for teachers and interested others to use in their classrooms in the coming weeks.

Holding the "Both-And" in Times of Stress

Compassion, wisdom, and curiosity may just be able to help us avoid the well trodden path to polarization, them vs us, and the limits of right and wrong. We are more than all that!

Should Your Employees Toughen Up or Soften Up?

Do you need your employees to toughen up? Might your organizational dollars and leadership efforts be better spent on helping your people to soften up instead?

Race in America: Tips on Talking With Children About Racism

Current events depicting racism often spark the race conversation. How can you have the talk with your kid?