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Why New Jersey Can’t Fix Its Anti-Bullying Law

By Izzy Kalman on February 05, 2016 in Resilience to Bullying
New Jersey is repeatedly bemoaning the problems with its anti-bullying law and wondering how to fix it. It can't because the problem is the psychology, not the law.

Why People Buy

By Mark Banschick M.D. on February 05, 2016 in The Intelligent Divorce
How do consumers transition from disinterest in a product or service to urgently wanting that same product or service? It is all about psychology.

Don't Marry Your Future Ex-Husband

Here is my difficult but wise dating advice for women.

Mindfulness Meditation and the Vagus Nerve Share Many Powers

By Christopher Bergland on February 05, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
New research shows that mindfulness meditation and a new non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator can optimize brain connectivity, reduce depression, and improve overall well-being.

Resetting Chronic Pain Alarms

By Glenn C. Altschuler Ph.D. on February 05, 2016 in This Is America
In When Your Child Hurts, Rachael Coakley provides practical suggestions to parents about the chronic pain of children, one of our nation's most persistent and invisible problems.

The Most Beautiful Embrace of Solitude and Single Life

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on February 05, 2016 in Living Single
The most beautiful expression of the single-at-heart sentiment was written nearly 200 years ago by the poet John Keats.

Sex, Gender, and Testosterone

By David P Schmitt Ph.D. on February 05, 2016 in Sexual Personalities
What is the relationship between hormones and gender roles?

The Secret to Finding Your Bliss

By Diana Raab Ph.D. on February 05, 2016 in The Empowerment Diary
Joseph Campbell suggested that we find our bliss which requires being tuned into your joy. This article helps the reader seek bliss and identify it when it arrives.


By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 05, 2016 in How To Do Life
A short-short story about ADHD.

Combating Stigma Associated with Mental Illness

By Ann Olson Psy.D. on February 04, 2016 in Theory and Psychopathology
Often dealing with stigma by the mentally ill involves expectations for other, non-mentally ill people to change. This article examines practical steps to overcome stigma.

Cam Newton Walks, Chews Gum, and Throws Touchdown Passes

By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on February 04, 2016 in Black Belt Brain
We've all known people who "can't walk and chew gum at the same time." Here's why Cam Newton can do all that and more.

Adolescents and Depression — Part 2

Here's what you need to know about diagnosing depression in your teen clients.

New Study Shows Brief Meditation Can Reduce Anger

By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on February 04, 2016 in Urban Survival
A new study shows how 20 minutes of meditation can help with anger.

Help Take Terror Out of Childhood

By Hal Mathew on February 04, 2016 in Unagoraphobic
Children don't have to face fear alone.

The 5 Quickest Ways to Kill Your Relationship

By Kira Asatryan on February 04, 2016 in The Art of Closeness
Is your relationship sliding downhill fast? Learn the behaviors that are causing the decline, and the quickest remedies to keep your love alive.

Learning and Social Distance

By Art Markman Ph.D. on February 04, 2016 in Ulterior Motives
Does the distance between you and the person you are learning from affect what you learn from that person?
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Do Citizens or Politicians Make the Best Political Choices?

New research suggests that ballot initiatives produce more happiness and equality than the "oligarchy" of representative institutions.

Can You Babyproof Your Relationship?

By Darby Saxbe Ph.D. on February 04, 2016 in Home Base
Will having a baby ruin your marriage? And should policy makers try to help couples transitioning to parenthood?

Nine Signs of a Courageous Mind

By Jake Breeden on February 04, 2016 in Tipping Sacred Cows
Live life more fully by thinking more courageously.

Making Sense of the "Senseless" Crime

The search for a "motive" often leads to a dead end.
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Four Things You Need to Know about PTSD

By Richard Taite on February 04, 2016 in Ending Addiction for Good
Is someone you know a little different in a way you can’t quite put your finger on, or perhaps a lot different in ways you find frightening or dangerous?
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Four Ways Spirituality Can Help You Cope with Difficulty

From our earliest days humanity has searched for a deeper meaning to existence, especially in the face of unbearable conditions and experiences.

Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder: Inside Great Personalities

By The Book Brigade on February 04, 2016 in The Author Speaks
Those we admire are often as imperfect as we are.

9 Relaxation Techniques to Cope with Depression

Depression is a condition that makes you feel unenthusiastic toward life. Here are 9 techniques to combat depression.

The Downside to Trying to Be Happy

Postpartum women in distress need to lower their expectations.

Yes, Just 10 Minutes a Day Can Turn Your Life Around

This simple exercise creates a positive feedback loop of better physical and mental health.

Verbal Odd-One-Out Puzzles

By Marcel Danesi Ph.D. on February 04, 2016 in Brain Workout
What do odd-one-out puzzles imply psychologically? Perhaps they are mirrors of something that is fundamental to human life—the need for symmetry.

Can Some Lead a Better Life by Listening to their Voices?

By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on February 04, 2016 in Talking About Trauma
The Hearing Voices Movement offers a paradigm shift for people confronting auditory hallucinations.

Dee Edington and the Power of Positive Organizational Health

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on February 04, 2016 in Brick by Brick
Dee Edington, known by many as "the godfather of health-risk management," shares how to make employee well-being a "win-win."

Suicide in the Kitchen

By Scott Haas Ph.D. on February 04, 2016 in Shrink in the Kitchen
Are chefs more suicidal?