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What Do You Think of Online Therapy?

By Joseph Burgo Ph.D. on December 05, 2017 in Shame
A request for volunteers to complete an anonymous online survey regarding their first-hand experience of therapy online.

Stop the Family From Going Sideways Over the Holidays

By Geoffrey Greif Ph.D. on December 05, 2017 in Buddy System
Getting together with family over the holidays can be difficult for some people. Steps can be taken to make the time a little easier.

Another Kind of Game Changer

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on December 05, 2017 in Ambigamy
Gaslighting suggests a third meaning of the term game changer.

You Are What You Read

By Jennifer Hamady on December 05, 2017 in Finding Your Voice
Choose carefully, read wisely.

Playing Out Our Childhood Role

The roles that Dr. Napier refers to have to do with the functions that were assigned to us in our families, usually by our parents when we were very young, sometimes...
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Study Shows Generous Behavior Leads to Increased Happiness

Helping others can lead us toward a brighter tomorrow.
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Push and Pull: Dancing With Our Daughters

By Sandra Butler on December 05, 2017 in It Never Ends
My daughter and I are still dancing – but who's leading?
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A Letter from Santa’s Therapist

If you think it’s all sugar plums and gum drops for Santa Claus, think again. According to his therapist, he’s got everything from anxiety to trauma.

Why Can't Computers Play Chess?

By Gary Klein Ph.D. on December 05, 2017 in Seeing What Others Don't
Chess computers have an unfair advantage — they just have to analyze the board. What would happen if we required the computer to actually move the pieces?

What’s In a Name?

Changing your name can help you be accepted, but there are costs and benefits.

Considering a Career in Mental Health Counseling?

Explore the opportunities of the helping relationship. See if a career in mental health is right for you.

Are You Working Together?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on December 05, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
Minor differences in parenting style are okay. But children get confused when there are major differences. Here are five ways to work effectively and get the best possible results.

Maintaining Positivity in Difficult Times

By David Dillard-Wright Ph.D. on December 05, 2017 in Boundless
Having a bad day or a bad season? Check out these media links.

Talking Back to ADHD

By Mark Bertin M.D. on December 05, 2017 in Child Development Central
Pause and realize the difference between a person and their ADHD, then begin to identify where ADHD affects life.

How Sex Is Connected To Marital Satisfaction

Taking the time to connect with your partner can lead to better – and more frequent – sex.

How "Pet-tie" Are Dogs? What About Goldfish and Lizards?

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on December 05, 2017 in Animals and Us
Our concepts of animal "pet-ness" raise ethical issues and have implications for the unconditional love theory of pet-keeping.

Integrating Your Intellect and Intuition to Achieve Wisdom

By Mel Schwartz L.C.S.W. on December 05, 2017 in A Shift of Mind
Would you like to feel wiser and more confident in your decision making?
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The Ripper's Home Base?

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on December 05, 2017 in Shadow Boxing
As we approach the 130th anniversary of the Ripper murders, we see more theories about whodunnit; here's one that offers details from original reports.

Spirulina for Infant and Aged Brains

By Gary L. Wenk Ph.D. on December 05, 2017 in Your Brain on Food
Spirulina (pond scum) is an excellent source of highly potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory chemicals that can benefit your brain health across the entire lifespan

Can You Smell, Feel or Taste This GIF?

By Maureen Seaberg on December 05, 2017 in Sensorium
Movement triggers bonus sensations in other sensory modalities in synesthetes
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Is Private School the Solution to Bullying?

By Izzy Kalman on December 05, 2017 in Resilience to Bullying
Floridians are heatedly debating a bill that will allow parents to send their bullied children to private school. But do private schools have the solution to bullying?

Six Reasons to Love Tuesdays (and One Reason Not To)

By Linda Wasmer Andrews on December 05, 2017 in Minding the Body
Happy Tuesday! Here’s the good, the bad, and the healthy of the most underrated day of the week.

Dating Radar: 3 Ways to Spot Trouble Ahead

Are you dating again? Know someone who is? Here are three tips to avoid high-conflict partners.

Why You Should Party Like It’s 1899

By Sonja Lyubomirsky Ph.D. on December 05, 2017 in How of Happiness
If you’re stressed out, consider this: 150 years from now, no one on earth today will still be living

The Dangers of Ghosting

By Anna Akbari Ph.D. on December 05, 2017 in Startup Your Life
Put an end to ghosting in your professional and personal life.

The Importance of Kindness

By Karyn Hall Ph.D. on December 04, 2017 in Pieces of Mind
Kindness is not just for kindergarten students or the meek. Kindness is found to be important in lasting relationships and a sense of lasting well-being.
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The Kingdom of Bayes

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on December 04, 2017 in One Among Many
Will there be a second coming of the Reverend, or is the Bayesian revolution a matter of rhetoric? Consider some eschatological perspectives.

Changing Your Sense of Identity

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on December 04, 2017 in Compassion Matters
How can we challenge a prescribed sense of identity, peel back the layers, and find out who we really are?

Jeremy Schmahmann Untangles the Perplexity of Our Cerebellum

By Christopher Bergland on December 04, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Jeremy Schmahmann of Harvard Medical School has developed readily available ways to test abnormalities of the cerebellum without detailed neuropsychological laboratory testing.