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So You're Starting Grad School This Fall?

By Amy Green M.A., C.C.C. on August 24, 2016 in Psy-curious
Graduate school is not simply the older sibling to undergrad. Embracing some of the differences sooner rather than later can help set you up for success.

Dancing With the Shadow: A Conversation With Connie Zweig

By Mark Matousek on August 24, 2016 in Ethical Wisdom
The pioneering Jungian analyst talks about the gifts of the shadow and the importance of bringing mindfulness, as well as compassion, to our forbidden zones.

STI Testing: What Are Teens Concerned About?

By Michele Ybarra MPH, Ph.D. on August 24, 2016 in Connected
1 in 2 new cases of STIs occur among young people. How can we change this?

To Bribe or Not to Bribe

Reading incentive programs, where students get points or prizes, and sometimes even grades, for reading “fun” books, are a ubiquitous feature of many literacy programs.

Weird Beliefs

By Eric Dietrich Ph.D. on August 24, 2016 in Excellent Beauty
You have some weird beliefs, beliefs that do not fit well with all your other everyday beliefs. To you, though, these beliefs are not weird at all. What explains this?

Safety First Before You Pokémon Go Out Into the World

By Jamie Krenn Ph.D. on August 24, 2016 in Screen Time
Interest in Pokémon Go has waned a bit in the US, but it is still very much active in other parts of the world, as evidenced by the recent stampede in Taiwan.

Why Juries Should Be Skeptical of Forensic Evidence

There are many reasons why forensic evidence can be inaccurate and unreliable. The FBI's own crime lab has a 20 year track record of flawed forensic results.

Frigatebirds Sleep While Flying: Somnambulism Gone Wild

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 24, 2016 in Animal Emotions
No friggin' kidding, frigatebirds can fly for weeks on end by power napping in ten-second bursts with only one side of their brain.

Professional Misunderstanding of Parental Alienation

Until professionals attain an in-depth understanding of the actual dynamics of parental alienation, cases of severe alienation will continue to be discounted.

Choosing the Mindful Path in the Woods

By Michele Weiner-Davis MSW on August 24, 2016 in Divorce Busting
How my self-induced attitude adjustment changed my day...and my life.

Playing Games With Memory

By Scott G. Eberle Ph.D. on August 24, 2016 in Play in Mind
New technology makes it less urgent that we commit facts to memory.

My Mother Won't Listen to Me

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on August 24, 2016 in The Teen Doctor
What to do when your mom won't talk to you

DSM-5 Made a Mistake Eliminating Substance Abuse

By Allen J Frances M.D. on August 24, 2016 in Saving Normal
By eliminating "Substance Abuse," DSM-5 confounds the very different treatment, course, and prognosis of the typical college binge-drinker and a down-and-out end-stage addict.
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How Am I Doing?

Most women never completely outgrow the need for approval from their mothers.

9 Hidden Habits That Make Us Miserable at Work

By Nick Tasler on August 24, 2016 in Strategic Thinking
Want to be happier at work? Pick one of these habits to break.

TRAPing the Lone Terrorist (Part One)

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on August 24, 2016 in Media Spotlight
A new screening tool to help identify potential lone wolf terrorists is currently being evaluated. Can the TRAP-18 help prevent future violence?

One Question You Need to Ask Yourself About Your Syllabus

Are you a college teacher? A small question might make you want to make big changes. It did for me.

Beyond Sobriety: Reclaiming Your Potential

By Mel Schwartz L.C.S.W. on August 24, 2016 in A Shift of Mind
Can people move past the imprint of having been an addict? Does having to continue to see yourself through the snapshot of old behavior impede your personal growth?

Screenagers and Technology Use

By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on August 24, 2016 in In Excess
There has been a lot of debate about how much time children should spend in front of screens. I argue content and context of screen time is more import than the amount of time.

Video Games Stronger Than Morphine: U.S. Military

The Military has discovered that playing video games can be more effective than morphine in treating combat burn veterans—but what is this digital morphine doing to kids' brains?

Is Committing Rape Just Making a Mistake?

Why are young male athletes getting away with sexually assaulting girls? Entitlement is part of the answer.

12 Predictions for 2050

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 24, 2016 in How To Do Life
Some reasons to want to be around at mid-century.
What Is the Face of Truth?
What Is the Face of Truth?
Do People Everywhere Cheat?
Does Everyone Cheat?
How to Spot a Liar or Just Someone Trying to Avoid the Truth
Avoiding the Truth
Cheats and Deceits: Trickery and Deception Are Widespread
Even Animals Lie
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4 Myths About Mistakes (and How to Get Past Them)

Ever made a mistake? That's a GOOD thing.

Will Sugar Take Away the New Baby Blues?

I love this baby so much! But why do I need to eat and sleep all the time?

Win-Win Parenting When It All Falls Apart

It starts by extending compassion to ourselves, which we can do when we Stop, Drop and Breathe. Just stop. Drop your agenda. Take a deep breath.

A Pastor Walks Into a Room Full of Atheists

What do you think would happen when a United Methodist pastor walks into a room full of atheists? The answer might surprise you!

Should We Want a President Who Can’t or Won’t Lie?

By Paul Ekman Ph.D. on August 23, 2016 in Face It!
When it comes to lies, not all are created equal. At what point do we accept that some lies are beneficial, especially when it comes to our leaders?
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The Joy (and Benefits) of Renewing Old Friendships

By Temma Ehrenfeld on August 23, 2016 in Open Gently
Reuniting with friends from your past.

The Art of Letting Go: How to Make the Most of Sacrifice

By Gregg Levoy on August 23, 2016 in Passion!
To sacrifice means to “to make sacred,” and it's about liberation, not defeat. Here's how to reframe sacrifice so it serves your growth and unfolding.