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Climate Change Affecting Farmers' Mental Health

By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on December 07, 2017 in Talking About Trauma
As the temperatures increase, so do the mental health risks among farmers.
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How to Find Happiness in Today's World

By Ryan M. Niemiec Psy.D. on December 07, 2017 in What Matters Most?
If less than 20 percent of people are flourishing, what can we do to build more well-being? Check out the latest research and several practical strategies.
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What You Should Do for Yourself as a Sport Parent

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on December 07, 2017 in The Power of Prime
What you think, feel, and do as an active participant in your children’s athletic lives influences how much they enjoy their sports and how well they perform.

What Is Curbing the Impact of Cyberbullying on Teens?

By Sue Scheff on December 07, 2017 in Shame Nation
New research suggests teens who face online bullying likely recover in a week.

What Is Positive Technology?

Everything you need to know about technologies that improve your life.

How Cyberspace Turned a Decent Man into a Sex Offender

People feel free to say and do things online they otherwise never would do.

Self-Blame or Self-Inquiry?

While self-blame is something to avoid, a self-inquiry into what they might have done to contribute to an unfortunate circumstance might prove extremely helpful.
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It's Better Going With the Dogs

By Matthew J. Edlund M.D. on December 07, 2017 in The Power of Rest
The many advantages of humanity's best friend.

Four Practical Ways to Build Self-Esteem in Students

By Tim Elmore on December 07, 2017 in Artificial Maturity
Teens today have the same level of anxiety as a psychiatric patient did in the 1950s. Find out the four ways you can help these young adults develop self-esteem.
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Five Reasons You Get Angry

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on December 07, 2017 in Fixing Families
Trouble managing your anger? Here are five common causes and their solutions.

What's Wrong With This Religious Wedding?

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on December 07, 2017 in Am I Right?
Getting married in a religious ceremony when couples don't really believe can create serious problems, for the couple and the religion.
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Not Talkative? Not Emotional? That’s Okay, and Here’s Why.

By Michael S. Scheeringa M.D. on December 07, 2017 in Stress Relief
If you have PTSD, when you talk about your traumatic memories, do you fall into the categories of Expressive, Avoidant, Undemonstrative, or Fabricated?

Global Mental Health Challenges and Remedies in Chicago

By  Stevan Weine, M.D. on December 07, 2017 in Cafes Around the World
Are there global mental health problems in our university's backyard?
Tired of Feeling Divided?
Tired of Feeling Divided?
Are Racial Microaggressions on College Campuses Harmful?
Microaggressions on College Campuses
Racism Hides Behind The Small Things People Say And Do
It's the Little Things
Race as a Social Construction
Race as a Social Construction

How to Be a Secure Base of Attachment for the Holidays

By Hal Shorey Ph.D. on December 06, 2017 in The Freedom to Change
Does the thought of the family holiday gathering stress you out? Attachment theory can teach you to be a "secure base," lower everyone's anxiety, and enjoy your family and friends.

Are Dogs Really Smarter Than Cats?

By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on December 06, 2017 in Canine Corner
A look at their brain structure might help answer the question.

Ten Steps to a Resilient Holiday Season

Have the intention to make this season jolly.

How Can I Fix My Family?

By Kimberly Key on December 06, 2017 in Counseling Keys
Family therapists view each member of a family as reinforcing the behavior of others through feedback. While each may be part of the problem, they are also part of the solution.

Is Hating Your Body Serving You?

By Jennifer Rollin MSW, LCSW-C on December 06, 2017 in Mindful Musings
What would you be focused on if you weren't so focused on hating your body?

Is Psychology a "Self-Correcting" Science?

By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on December 06, 2017 in Rabble Rouser
Is psychology a science? If so, where is the "scientific self-correction"?

Why Babies Cry

By Temma Ehrenfeld on December 06, 2017 in Open Gently
Look at a wailing baby's eyes to see if they are frightened, angry, or in pain.

Punishment-Based Dog Training a Risk Factor for Euthanasia?

By Jessica Pierce Ph.D. on December 06, 2017 in All Dogs Go to Heaven
Why do some dogs with behavioral problems wind up being euthanized or relinquished, while others are able to successfully stay in their home?

Bayes Odyssey

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on December 06, 2017 in One Among Many
Some of the pioneers of statistics were deeply religious. Little seems to have changed.

Couples Therapy: Does It Really Work?

By Dianne Grande Ph.D. on December 06, 2017 in In It Together
Are you wondering if couples counseling will work for you and your partner?

America’s Mission Statement Is Our Light Against Bigotry

By Rupert W Nacoste Ph.D. on December 06, 2017 in A Quiet Revolution
America's mission statement is "We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal." Here's how you can use that light to stand up against everyday bigotry.

Personality and Volunteering

By Art Markman Ph.D. on December 06, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
Many important tasks in the world are done by nonprofit organizations that engage volunteers in activities that would not make for successful businesses.
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How The Greatest Minds Solve Problems: Thinking Partners

By Al Pittampalli on December 06, 2017 in Are You Persuadable?
Arguing with someone else might the best way to make decisions, science reveals.

Are We a Generation of Smart Fools?

Are smart fools enabling toxic leaders and committing sexual harassment?

How Careful Should a Parent Be?

By Fredric Neuman M.D. on December 06, 2017 in Fighting Fear
A discussion of some of the issues surrounding the sexual abuse of young women.

Adoption and Sibling Relationships

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on December 06, 2017 in Cravings
What role does adoption play in the development of bonds between brothers and sisters? Researchers are looking for answers.