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New Data Confirms Increased Political Polarization

By Art Markman Ph.D. on October 18, 2016 in Ulterior Motives
As the Presidential election in the US approaches, it is interesting to think about how political affiliation works.

Why Your Mother-in-Law Doesn’t Like You

Feeling at odds with your in-laws? Find out the reasons behind their dislike and get some tips to ease this common conflict.

Coloring Books Can Help Adults During Tough Times

By Elizabeth Wagele on October 18, 2016 in The Career Within You
For my 7-Adventurer friend, coloring within an outlined structure helped her feel more organized. Coloring can also calm feelings of distress and helplessness.

Do You Know When to Confront Your Doctor?

By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on October 18, 2016 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
Knowing what to say to your doctor can save your life.

3 Ways to Give Your Kids a 1980’s Halloween to Remember

By Kristen Lee Ed.D., LICSW on October 18, 2016 in Reset 24/7
Is the hype of Halloween wearing you out already? Take a time travel back to the Halloween's of yesteryear, before the age of Pinterest and lactose intolerance.
Jonathan Fields, used with permission

A Journey to the Good Life

By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on October 18, 2016 in Tracking Wonder
Author, entrepreneur, and business strategist Jonathan Fields shares his journey to the good life in his latest book How to Live a Good Life released today.

Want to Better Yourself? Start Here

By Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on October 18, 2016 in Making Change
Goals are easy to set, but can feel near impossible to meet. Learn to use self-awareness to harness your inner power to change.

Personality and the Brain, Part 2

“Leigh used to be the class clown,” Amber said. “She would immediately shift a sinister atmosphere into a cheerful one. Now she barely smiles."

Pre-Suasion: Before You Try to Persuade Someone…

In Pre-Suasion, Robert Cialdini asks: What is most important if you want to persuade? Hint: it’s not so much what’s IN your message, as in what happens in the moment just BEFORE.

"Mine, Mine, Mine!": The Psychology of Property

By Ruth Lee Johnson J.D. on October 18, 2016 in So Sue Me
"Mine! Mine! Mine!" It is one of the first words that toddlers learn. But where does property come from, and what does it really mean? Scholars, philosophers, and toddlers answer.

Nine Professions' Downsides

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 18, 2016 in How To Do Life
A counterbalance to the positive bias of most reviews of careers
A New Look at the Role of Apps in Distracted Teen Driving
Our Distracting Apps
This is Your Child's Brain on Video Games
The Brain on Video Games
Texting Zombies:  The Scourge of Text Messaging in Public
Zombie Nation
My Resolution for 2016: Cut the (Wireless) Internet Cord
Cutting the Wireless Cord

What Can Secrets and Confessions Reveal?

By Diana Raab Ph.D. on October 17, 2016 in The Empowerment Diary
Most of us have secrets and/or confessions to reveal. Sharing with a therapist, friend, or a journal can be cathartic. Choosing the right recipient of the secret is important.

Why Barbie Dolls Matter in the 2016 Presidential Election

For over fifty years the girls and young women of America have been told that we can be anything. But all we’ve really seen is our dolls becoming those things--until now.
Joshua Ness /

The Art and Science of Mistakes II

Why and how we sabotage our success

Are Political Differences Straining Your Relationships?

Do's and don'ts for dialogue lest political differences wreck your relationships.

A Mindfulness-Based Approach to Healing From Loss

By Dan Mager MSW on October 17, 2016 in Some Assembly Required
Ironically, allowing oneself to feel the pain of loss takes considerably less energy than running from or trying to suppress it.

Personality and the Brain, Part 1

One evening on October 11, 2009, life took a dramatic turn for 41-year-old Leigh Erceg.

8 Ways to Stop Worrying About What Everyone Thinks of You

For some people, anxiety is the defining characteristic of their interactions with others. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Don’t Try to Kill a Dragon With One Arrow

Procrastination and desperation are twins of management failure. If you wait until a problem is so bad only a massive effort seems likely to succeed, you may have already failed.

Sexual Masochism: Torture and Transcendence Tied Together?

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on October 17, 2016 in Insight Therapy
Why would anyone experience pain and humiliation as sexually arousing? No longer defined as a psychological disorder, sexual masochism still puzzles psychologists.

Recovering From Adversity

When life bruises and wounds us, we can use even the scratches to etch a portrait of beauty and charm.

5 Steps for Navigating (or Leaving) a Toxic Relationship

By Ralph Ryback M.D. on October 17, 2016 in The Truisms of Wellness
Navigating toxic relationships is a process that requires help from supportive friends, family, and professionals. These tips can help you chart your course and build better bonds.

Your Amygdala May House Both Positive and Negative Memories

By Christopher Bergland on October 17, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Positive and negative memories may be housed in specific regions of the amygdala, according to a new mice study. These findings offer many clues for overcoming negativity and fear.

Why Do We Tell Boys to "Man Up"?

How does telling your son to "man up" impact him later in life. This is what the research tells us.

Coping With Hormonal Ups and Downs

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on October 17, 2016 in How We Do It
Major hormonal changes across the menstrual cycle may influence a woman’s mood, well-being and performance. But apart from PMS side-effects are milder than often thought.

Can ‘Death Doulas’ Shield You From Bullying Around Funerals?

INTERVIEWER: Tell me more about how you interrupt bullying tactics—how you prevent folks from being harassed or made to feel incompetent throughout this difficult process

Mastering Your Emotions

By L. Kevin Chapman Ph.D. on October 17, 2016 in Evidence Based
The "how to" guide of mastering all of your emotions

An Overview of ADHD Care

ADHD affects far more than just attention, and affects not only children but their family and relationships. Here's what you need to know to manage it comprehensively.

When the Perks of Love Interfere With Love

It is sometimes the case that the gifts of love become more important (and are certainly more safe from the risks and anxieties of love) than love itself.