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Help Me: A Psychotherapist’s Tried-and-True Techniques

By The Book Brigade on July 21, 2016 in The Author Speaks
Those who strive for perfection rather than excellence often end up with self-condemnation. Yet they often justify their self-defeating beliefs with “personal propaganda."

10 Models of Our Self

By Anthony Synnott Ph.D. on July 21, 2016 in Rethinking Men
“Know thyself” advised the oracle at Delphi. “Show thyself” is the motto of today. Do we truly know ourselves?

How Do You Deal With Challenges?

Are you feeling dragged down by daily challenges? Mindfulness can make a difference.

Melania’s Alleged Plagiarism: Concordance Model Does Not Fit

Concordance may be a viable theory for some coincidences, but does not apply to the Melania-Michelle parallel.

Am I Messing Up My Kid?

With all the advice out there it's easy to have unfair and unrealistic expectations for yourself and your children. Recognizing the good in what you do will ease the pressure.

Just Being Near You Is Rewarding for Dogs

A new study suggests that dogs find merely being near humans to be rewarding, even without social interactions.

Why Every Leader Should Understand Narrative Psychology

What does narrative psychology have to do with being an impactful leader? The answer might surprise you.

We Psychologists Ignore Our Responsibility to the Public

The challenges, tumult and interdependence marking today's world calls for a new understanding of what psychological health looks like for individuals and society.

Know Thyself

Knowing ourselves is no easy task.

5 Reasons We Tell People More Than We Should

There are many reasons why oversharers insist on telling you more than you want to hear.
The Powerful Psychology Behind Cleanliness
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Sexual Freedom: Only Part of the Equation for LGBTQ Refugees

LGBTQ refugees continue to experience social isolation, perpetuating a sense of danger and persecution.

Micro-Triumphs

I expected last Friday to be one of those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days. Instead, I had a series of micro-triumphs. Here’s what I learned, Alexander.
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Behaving Badly for Good Reasons

By Tim Carey Ph.D. on July 20, 2016 in In Control
The key to changing unwanted behavior is to find and get to know that place in your mind where the behavior is not unwanted.

The Woman Who Brought Down Roger Ailes

Institutional sexism is put in the spotlight with the sexual harassment scandal surrounding Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.
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Rationalizing Shortcuts Can Bring an Expensive Disaster

It's easy to cut corners, but if you own or manage an organization, certain shortcuts should be avoided. Namely in policy and practice which may sound almost identical but are not.

5 Psychological Tricks to Get Ahead in Job Interviews

Think the job interview is only about your skills and education? You may be surprised to learn some tricks to positively influence your chances of employment.

My Friend Is a Picky Eater

Notice a recent change in a loved one's eating habits? Here's when you should become concerned.
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Does Your Partner Know the Real You?

Your tendency to self-enhance can ruin your shot at long-term love.

When It Comes to Your Money

By Michael F. Kay on July 20, 2016 in Financial Life Focus
"More than 30 people burned in Tony Robbins' hot-coals walk" Associated Press headline June 24, 2016

I'm a Teen Mom With Mother Problems

How to deal with a controlling mother

Peanut Butter's Revenge

By Gregg McBride on July 20, 2016 in The Weight-ing Game
Hell hath no fury like a "trigger food" does for someone with a dieter's mentality. Especially when that someone is trying to eat, live and think healthy.
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Three Things You Should Know About Congress’ Opioid Bill

Congress may be ready for a vacation over their upcoming seven-week recess, but their work is far from done.

The Great Underwear Disruption

Struggling to spot your next opportunity? Tips from an entrepreneur who disrupted the underwear market!

Fear Keeps Depression in Place

Fear of success is sometimes a bigger obstacle than fear of failure.

ADHD Commonly Co-Occurs With Other Mental Health Diagnoses

A recent study in Comparative Psychiatry examines AD/HD's common comobidities. Check it out.

When the Lying Starts

By Kyle D. Pruett M.D. on July 20, 2016 in Once Upon a Child
How to understand and discourage lying

The Search For Happiness

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on July 20, 2016 in In Excess
"Beware of Destination Addiction - a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is in the next place, the next job and with the next partner" (Robert Holden)

How Common Is Road Rage?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on July 20, 2016 in Media Spotlight
A new research study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety suggests that road rage is far more common than you might think.
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For Athletic Success, You Pay Now or Pay Later

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on July 20, 2016 in The Power of Prime
You’re going to pay for what you do or do not do in your conditioning in one way or another. You can pay now with temporary fatigue and pain or you can pay later in lasting regret.