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Why PTSD Is Under-Recognized, Part I: The Upside Down

By Michael S. Scheeringa M.D. on February 14, 2018 in Stress Relief
Clinicians miss the diagnosis in patients with PTSD approximately 90% of the time. Here are seven reasons why the diagnosis is under-recognized.

Why Popular Culture Psychology? What's the Point?

What do trains, baseball, and Batman have to do with teaching real math or science, including psychological science? What does real science have to do with fictional characters?

Checking into Heartbreak Motel: Broken Heart Syndrome

"The best way to heal a broken heart, it turns out, is to find a way to move past the hurt".
-Mary Kay Andrews

Tips on Management and Leadership

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 14, 2018 in How To Do Life
Ideas from my new book, Careers for Dummies.
Mate Choice
Mate Choice
Why a Smart Man Makes Such a Good Partner
Why Smart Men Make Good Partners
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Are You with the Right Mate?
5 Ways Your Mind Deceives You When Your Heart Is Broken
When Your Heart Is Broken

The Neuroscience of Adolescent Impulsivity

By Christopher Bergland on February 13, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
New research identifies a link between cortical thickness and impulsive decision-making during adolescence.
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Psychiatry in Politics and Political Psychiatry

As scientific fields describing natural phenomena, medicine and psychiatry have the ability to serve as neutralizing grounds for politics.

Love Is in the Air: Are You Ready?

By Vijayeta Sinh Ph.D. on February 13, 2018 in Life in Balance
It takes more than updating your dating profile to find love.

How to Say Yes, No, or Some: A Post-Cat Person Guide, Part 2

By Sari Cooper, CST, LCSW on February 13, 2018 in Sex Esteem
How Can You Bring Compassion to Dating post #catperson post #ansari ?

Why Are Older Hollywood Actors Paired With Such Young Women?

Ever since Casablanca and Gone With the Wind, Hollywood has paired older men with much younger women. Is Hollywood culture to blame, or human nature?

Are You a Target of Blame for a Narcissist?

Narcissistic people with high-conflict personalities are always seeking targets of blame. Here are 7 do's and don'ts for dealing with them or getting away.

The Neurochemistry of Love

Love is a powerful motivator because it stimulates all your happy chemicals at once. But our brain evolved to motivate reproduction, not to make you feel good all the time. Alas.

Expanding Waistline, Shrinking Brain?

By Darby Saxbe Ph.D. on February 13, 2018 in Home Base
New research suggests that obesity might increase the risk of memory and cognition problems - and may even be linked with smaller brain size.

Why Are Narcissists So Attractive?

Why are narcissists so attractive? Do you know the signs?

Domestic Abuse

By Carol A. Lambert, MSW on February 13, 2018 in Mind Games
The “he said, she said” scenario highlights a serious ongoing problem for victims that we can no longer morally ignore.

No Time for Sleep

By Dawn Kingston Ph.D. on February 13, 2018 in The Pregnant Pause
With a countdown of less than 9 months (depending on when pregnancy is detected!), many pregnant women give sleep a low priority, thinking that they’ll catch up while they’re “off”

The Science of Sustaining Peace

By Peter T. Coleman Ph.D. on February 13, 2018 in The Five Percent
The scientific evidence suggests that living in peace is both possible and replicable.

The Power of Naming

By Susan Rako M.D. on February 13, 2018 in More Light
"Ethnic Cleansing," "Chain Immigration": are we numb to what these sneaky phrases really mean?

True Stories and the Science of Sleep Forensics

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on February 13, 2018 in Sleep Newzzz
Sleep-related crimes? Understand the real science of sleep forensics.
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Are We in Control or on Autopilot?

Reflexive system runs the show when we are short on time and effort. This system is not great at filtering. Many efforts to change habits fail, because they address the logical.

Your Cheating Heart: Infidelity Rises on February 14

Cheating on Valentine's Day is more common than you might think.

Them! And Us

By Jeffrey Lockwood Ph.D. on February 13, 2018 in The Infested Mind
Where did we learn to be frightened by hockey masks and chainsaws? The movies, of course. And films have promoted a fear of insects, from giant ants to brain-boring antlions.
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When Differences Emerge in Relationships

Navigating the complexities of interpersonal relationships.

The Psychopath Next Door

Under ancestral conditions, one’s social world was limited. So people had to play nice. Urbanization has changed all that - opening the door for psychopaths in our world.

What Exactly Is True Adult Intimacy?

By John Kim, LMFT on February 13, 2018 in The Angry Therapist
Have you experienced true adult intimacy?

Why We Don’t Speak Up

I’ve studied rejection my whole life. I suppose that it’s a personal thing, and one of my strongest life patterns.

A Valentine's Day Love Story: Husbands and Dads

By John-Manuel Andriote on February 13, 2018 in Stonewall Strong
Fighting for the equal right to legal marriage was hard. It was nearly as hard to fight the internalized stereotypes to become parents. Along the way, they found their resilience.
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Three Tips on Mindfulness from a Buddhist Psychiatrist

Mark Epstein has long been interested in bridging psychology and Buddhism. His latest book offers wisdom for both mindfulness beginners and seasoned practitioners.

What Is the Smartest Move to Make on Valentines Day?

Previous research, including a study of almost 10,000 participants from 33 countries, confirms that ‘intelligent’ is the second most highly valued characteristic in a mate

Speaking Out on Fertility

Uncovering the reasons why so many stay silent about fertility and the benefits of discussing your reproductive health.