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The Big 3 Myths of Cultural Adaptation

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on August 12, 2017 in Adaptation
Why your instincts are so often wrong when crossing cultures -- and what you can do about it

Personality and Potential Nuclear Confrontation

By Ian H. Robertson Ph.D. on August 12, 2017 in The Stress Test
The possible catastrophe of nuclear war rests on the psychology of just two men

The Molecules of a Pandemic

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on August 12, 2017 in Obesely Speaking
Hormones are the Twitter Feed of your mind, body, soul, and microbiome. You are, you will do, and you will eat what they tweet.

The Seduction of Secret—How Intrigue Sparks Attraction

Mysterious, fascinating, or assertive partners spark intrigue and admiration. Yet avoid a date with disaster by considering why someone does not open up.

To Say "I" Means To Be Alone

By Elena Bezzubova on August 12, 2017 in The Search for Self
Loneliness seems a transient step to self identity that could include depersonalization-like feelings of detachment and autism/introversion-like feelings of isolation.

Hey Prof, The Xbox Goes Over There!

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on August 12, 2017 in Social Lights
What might surprise you during move in weekend

Making Your Education Career-Ready

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 11, 2017 in How To Do Life
Wringing maximum benefit from your undergraduate or graduate experience.

The New Old

By Lawrence R Samuel Ph.D. on August 11, 2017 in Boomers 3.0
The Greatest Generation survived the Depression and saved the American Way of Life, but Baby Boomers are now reinventing the concept of older age—a historic achievement in itself.

Small Mistakes With Huge Consequences

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on August 11, 2017 in Obesely Speaking
The honest mistakes of a few are the reason 2.2 billion are overweight.

An Impactful Change You Can Successfully Make

By Karen L Smith MSS, LCSW on August 11, 2017 in Full Living
You have a voice inside your head narrating your life and actions. Is it kind and supportive? Unless you have made a conscious effort, it is likely mean and hateful.

Keep Daydreaming: Why Only Dreamers Create Consciously

Understand the concept of unintentional creation of reality: Worrying vs. daydreaming.

The Cerebellum May Be Part of Brain's "Reality-Check" System

By Christopher Bergland on August 11, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Researchers at Yale University have identified a link between the cerebellum (Latin for "little brain") and someone's susceptibility to Pavlovian conditioned hallucinations.
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Igniting the Spark

Five ways to get you back on track to motivation and commitment to take the steps you need to take. Move forward!

How Facing Nuclear Destruction Could Make Us Wiser.

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on August 11, 2017 in ExperiMentations
We are apparently in a nuclear standoff. Do we find ourselves here again because we can't cope with death anxiety? Terror management theory informs the discussion.

The Bandwagon Effect

The bandwagon effect is a psychological phenomenon whereby people do something primarily because others are doing it, regardless of their own beliefs.

Study Suggests Most Effective Way to Cut Sugar from Coffee

By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on August 11, 2017 in Urban Survival
A new study finds the most effective way to cut back sugar in your coffee.

How Are You Preparing for the Apocalypse? I'm Hoarding Books

The way that other Doomsday Preppers might line their cellars with canned goods, gallons of water, boxes of batteries, and cans of Spam, I'm stockpiling every book ever written.

A Guide for Gay Men on Both Open and Monogamous Marriage

A conversation with therapist and author Michael Dale Kimmel about open and monogamous marriage, for gay men and for us all.

Diluting the Gold of Analysis

Not all psychotherapies are created equal.

Even Psychologists Need Help with Civility Guidelines

APA's efforts to improve civility might become a best practice that other groups could benefit from. Time will tell but hopefully, psychologists are onto something here.
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"I Had No Idea I Was Overdoing It"

If you think you might be overdoing it, you probably are.

Crime and Punishment (and Twitter)

Scientists are exploring what social media can reveal about patterns of wrongdoing.

Why Too Many Sperms Spoil the Egg

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on August 11, 2017 in How We Do It
Men can produce too many sperms as well as too few. Excessive sperm numbers around an egg can result in multiple fertilization, abnormal chromosome numbers, and miscarriage.

An In-depth Analysis of the Crisis at Google

The crisis at Google in the wake of the Damore memo controversy is an unfortunate symptom of our hyperpolarized society. This post explains how to understand it and move forward.

Two Parallel Events Together Send a Message to You

Conjunctions of Meaningfully Parallel Events (CMPEs) is a coincidence type that provides highly useful messages to those who learn how to use them.

Who's More Emotionally Intelligent, and Does Gender Matter?

Are women really poorly suited for careers in tech? One Google engineer’s claims got him fired. The facts based on personality research prove that Google made the right decision.

Sexual Disorientation of Male Sexual Abuse Survivors

Sexual abuse disorients you; it does not orient you. Consider straight men who have sex with men due to childhood sexual abuse.

How to Sabotage Your Job Search

By Alan A. Cavaiola Ph.D. on August 11, 2017 in Beyond Bullying
Actively seeking employment? Don't inadvertently sabotage your efforts. Here are some things to consider.