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You, Me, and the Narcissist Next Door

By Peg Streep on September 29, 2015 in Tech Support
The term "narcissist" gets tossed around with a fair amount of abandon. Who's a narcissist and who isn't? Well, the answer offered up by a new book might surprise you. Welcome to healthy and unhealthy narcissism....You're all included.
Why “Cheer Up” is Not the Nicest Thing to Say

Why “Cheer Up” is Not the Nicest Thing to Say

When trying to comfort someone going through difficult times, we must consider numerous details to decide how to best help them. If we choose the wrong social support tactic, our attempts to help can have the opposite effect.
Attention Extroverts! Leave Me Alone!

Attention Extroverts! Leave Me Alone!

By Steve Albrecht DBA on September 29, 2015 in The Act of Violence
Being an Introvert in an Extrovert's world can be exhausting. Some rules between the two can help.

The First Step in Recovery

By Scott Dehorty MSW, LCSW-C on September 29, 2015 in Chronic Pain 360
September is National Recovery Month, a time to raise awareness about addiction, treatment and the path toward healing. While recovery comes in many forms, there are many misconceptions about what it really means.

Dealing With Anger on the Job

Keeping your cool and letting things go may be essential on the job

7 Tricks of Socially Connected People

By Kira Asatryan on September 29, 2015 in The Art of Closeness
All socially successful people behave in basically the same way. What are their secrets? Find out now!

Diet Coaching Can Stave Off Depression

By Temma Ehrenfeld on September 29, 2015 in Open Gently
Diet coaching can prevent depression.

Volkswagen, Why?

By Ken Eisold Ph.D. on September 29, 2015 in Hidden Motives
What could have possibly motivated VW to take the risk?
How to Identify Someone at Risk for Suicide

How to Identify Someone at Risk for Suicide

By Richard Taite on September 29, 2015 in Ending Addiction for Good
The most important thing to remember is that while you have no control over what an individual ultimately decides, your calm and concern can save their life.

Not Just One Way to Get Sober!

There are many views and opinions about what is needed for alcoholics to maintain long-term sobriety/recovery. There are therapeutic coping skills, medical model, evidence-based research, 12-Step model, SMART Recovery, Celebrate Recovery, alternative treatments, spiritual/religious perspectives and more…

The Vicious Circle of Ignorance

By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on September 29, 2015 in Feeling Our Way
Applying strategies for cancer denial to students who hide their ignorance

The Sources of Fear Perception

By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on September 29, 2015 in Science of Choice
The development and maintenance of anxiety is jointly determined by the relative strength of emotional brain and cognitive capacity to control unwanted responses.

How Autumn Leaves Color Our Inner Lives

By Linda Wasmer Andrews on September 29, 2015 in Minding the Body
We love the brilliant hues of fall foliage — but why? Two experts reflect on the sensory appeal and emotional allure of autumn leaves.
How Aquaman Rules The Shark Tank

How Aquaman Rules The Shark Tank

By Hendrie Weisinger Ph.D. on September 29, 2015 in Thicken Your Skin
Some skills that will prevent you from sinking.

Does Neurodiversity Whitewash Autism?

By John Elder Robison on September 29, 2015 in My Life With Asperger's
There's a new book on neurodiversity - Neurotribes by Steve Silberman. And there's another one coming in a few months-In A Different Key from John Donvan and Caren Zucker. The books are putting neurodiversity in the news, and some say we're whitewashing the true nature of autism. As an autistic adult with an autistic son, I offer a dissenting view and inside perspective

Do You Really Want to Know What Others Think About You?

The idea of finding out what other people really think about you may fill you with dread. Yet, receiving feedback from those around us can be one the most useful ways to develop your potential to its fullest. Test your reactions with this 20-item quiz to see how to make the most out of your supervisors, your friends, and your intimate partner.

7 Ways to Deal With Negative Thoughts

With practice, you can replace negative thinking patterns with thoughts that actually help you. And that can make a huge difference in your day-to-day happiness.

What Is Dr. Ben Carson Talking About?

By Rupert W Nacoste Ph.D. on September 29, 2015 in A Quiet Revolution
Bigotry can be about any group. Nowadays too many are confused about that fact. Anybody, you see, can be a bigot. Skin color does not prevent or absolve bigotry.

Thinking Is Hard

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on September 29, 2015 in One Among Many
We experience ourselves as thinking creatures, and our thinking seems to matter for our actions. Why, however, is thinking so hard?

No, You Can’t Pick My Brain, But I’ll Talk to You Anyway

By Adam Grant Ph.D. on September 29, 2015 in Give and Take
Why you might want to take that meeting

Angry Young Feminists

By Karen L Smith MSS, LCSW on September 29, 2015 in Full Living
Here is my current contribution the perennial debate about why some folks hate feminists and the concept of feminism. I am going to “blame” it on angry young feminists. Okay, I don’t really mean I am going to blame it on them, but I am going to speculate on how the period of waking up to sexism effects young women and the people around them.

The Drug Addictions Of Mice And Men

By Jesse Marczyk on September 29, 2015 in Pop Psych
Is drug addiction the opposite of social connections? What some data on rats tell us about that rather interesting idea.

Are Your I-Centric Habit Patterns Getting the Best of You?

By Judith E Glaser on September 29, 2015 in Conversational Intelligence
As you read the followng seven I-centric habit patterns, identify ones that do not serve your organization and see them as opportunities to develop WE-centric patterns. Monitor your impact. Notice how, by shifting to WE-centric patterns, you increase positive energy, focus your colleagues on creating the future, and enable greater leadership behaviors in everyone.

In Defense of Watching Football

By Jaime L. Kurtz Ph.D. on September 29, 2015 in Happy Trails
Five benefits of tuning into America's favorite sport.

Time Management 101

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on September 29, 2015 in Head of the Class
College students, especially those in their first year, often struggle with time management. How can they learn to use their time wisely while still reserving some for recreation and socializing? Documenting where and how they spend (and often lose) their time is a good first step.

Psychology of Deep Connection

By Judith E Glaser on September 29, 2015 in Conversational Intelligence
There is a part of the brain that activates when we meet people. It’s called the "like me/not like me" part of the brain or the Rostromedial Prefrontal Cortex. However, there is another part of our brain that has a bigger impact on us — and one that explains deep connection.

Welcome to the Dollhouse

By Susan Scheftel Ph.D. on September 29, 2015 in Evolving Minds
Dollhouses seem to provide a perfect venue for little children to work out big ideas. They are a must-have for all those working with children of both genders.

The Science of Happiness, Well-Being and Twinkies

By Garth Sundem on September 29, 2015 in Brain Trust
As you’re reading this, ask yourself one question: Are you happy? Okay, maybe just one more: Wouldn’t a Twinkie make you happier? The answer depends on how you define happiness.

The 3 Dimensions of Communication

By Marty Babits on September 29, 2015 in The Middle Ground
The 3 dimensions of communication plus 6 tips to help you make the most of them.

Let's Not Take It Out on the Children

When the modern women’s movement began to turn its attention to girls – as in books like Failing at Fairness: How America’s Schools Cheat Girls (published in 1994) – they were already doing better than boys on many measures of educational achievement, including college enrollment. Feminism should now, among its other campaigns, fight to make classrooms more boy-friendly.