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Are Academic Articles Getting Harder to Read?

Find reading academic articles painful? You're not alone.
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5 Distorted Thought Patterns and How to Change Them

By John Kim, LMFT on April 22, 2017 in The Angry Therapist
We all have cognitive distortions.

An Earth Day Wake-Up Call Delivered Via Hawk

By Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. on April 22, 2017 in Presence of Mind
Earth Day is a good day to consider (or reconsider) your commitment to promoting environmental sustainability.

Did Trump’s Election Make Men More Aggressive?

Research is finding that overtly sexist, aggressive attitudes and behavior towards women appears to be increasing post-election.
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Who’s to Blame? The Real Downside of the Blame Game

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on April 22, 2017 in Off the Couch
When things go wrong, blaming someone or something – even yourself – can help you cope. But blame can be a problem, too. Here's how you can move past the blame game.

My Speech at the Austin March for Science

By Art Markman Ph.D. on April 22, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
On April 22, 2017, Marches for Science were held all over the United States. I was given the chance to speak at the march that was held in Austin, Texas. Here are my remarks.

Why Do Some Women Know How to Handle Men?

By Sheila Kohler on April 22, 2017 in Dreaming for Freud
Yet when our teacher asked us how many of us would like to marry Heathcliff (the Byronic hero in "Wuthering Heights") all the hands shot up. Obviously we were in for trouble.

How to Cope With Trump Anxiety

If you’ve been nervous or anxious since the election, you’re not alone.
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Is Trazodone the New Brain Wonder Drug?

Will an old, cheap drug end Alzheimer's?

Learning How to Tease and Be Teased

By Nick Luxmoore on April 22, 2017 in Young People Up Close
Young people spend hours teasing each other and being teased. Why? Why do they do it? And how do they learn when to stop?

5 Ways to Spot Whether Your Ex Is Taking Advantage of You

After your breakup you agree to be friends. It doesn't take long, however, before you realize what a huge mistake that was. He is not a friend. He is taking advantage of you.

I Keep Good Stuff, You Hoard Junk: 10 Insights

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on April 22, 2017 in Creating in Flow
A diversity of odd habits and rituals for quelling anxiety lies along the continuum between normal and diagnosable. You may recognize some of these compulsions.

Are You the Pursuer or the Distancer in Your Relationship?

In most relationships, one partner has more desire for closeness, while the other has more need for distance. If you are part of a couple, which one are you?

Please Yell at Me

By Asa Don Brown Ph.D. on April 21, 2017 in Towards Recovery
Have you ever found yourself uncontrollably yelling?

Reporting Statistics in APA Style

It's easier to remember the general principle of how to report stats in APA style. The details will take care of themselves.

Narcissists: Walk Away Before Relationships Turn Toxic

Narcissists should come with a warning: "If you feed my ego, it will grow."

How Many Wars on the Human Psyche and Body Can We Fight?

Does language shape behavior? Does the language of war create more warlike strategies in unexpected arenas that really have nothing to do with war?

4 Ways to Not Beat Yourself Up Over Your Breakup

Instead of self-criticism, use an agonizing breakup or divorce to grow and to better know what to look for (and look out for) the next time around. Here are four ways.

Why Do People Cherry-Pick Which Science They Accept?

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on April 21, 2017 in Ambigamy
By not explaining why anything matters, science becomes dubious enough that we can easily escape its inconvenient truths.

Our Partner Is a Magic Mirror

"When the practice of love invites us to enter a place of potential bliss."

Barry Goldwater’s Moral Foundations of Conservatism

In 1960, Barry Goldwater made observations about the differences between Liberals and Conservatives that were later supported by Jonathan Haidt's work on moral foundations.

The Good Reasons We Get Involved in Bad Relationships

Getting involved in bad relationships is not just bad luck. There are good reasons supported by research why we choose relationships that will ultimately be unfulfilling.
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Don Rickles: Can Humor Go Too Far?

By Jane Greer Ph.D. on April 21, 2017 in Shrink Wrap
Can't you take a joke?

What Is Happiness Worth to You?

Are you so caught up with chasing goals that you don't have time to appreciate where you are? Does the "happiness finish line" keep moving, leaving you never able to reach it?
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The Risk of Stroke and Dementia Masked by Simple Colors

By John Nosta on April 21, 2017 in The Digital Self
New data suggest that sugar substitutes might be dangerous. The trick is to hide this issue with simple and powerful branding.

Why it Pays to Be Rich (in More Ways Than One)

Rich Americans continue to live longer. And this means they collect more government benefits. What should we do about it?

The O’Reilly Factor: Men, Power, and Sexual Abuse

Love him or hate him, Bill O’Reilly had the ear of America. He’s rich and famous, and we seem to have a different set of rules for those folks.

Aaron Hernandez: Tragic Choices or Brain Trauma?

With a football player again in the news—one whose brain is being sent to BU for examination—young athletes and professionals will be reminded of the risks.

10 Reasons Why Silence Really Is Golden

Could the answer to improved health be as simple as silence?