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5 Ways Group Therapy Empowers You in Relationships

Want more out of your relationships? Group therapy can help.
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Romantic Love, Casual Sex, and Human Ecology

Do harsh environments foster short-term mating, and rich ones long-term commitment? Environmental effects on reproductive strategies are more complicated than one might think.

Taking Stock at Year-End

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on December 08, 2017 in How To Do Life
An accurate self-appraisal can lead to a more successful New Year's resolution.
Anxious? Worry a Lot? Here’s How It Can Be Good For You!
Are You Anxious?
Do You Worry?
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New Research Finds Mindfulness Reduces Worry
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Let Worry Motivate Your Next Move
How Worry Can Motivate You

Are We Allowing Social Media to Dictate Our Happiness?

“A fixation with connecting with 'friends' online comes with the risk of disconnection with friends waiting for you to be present in the offline world.”
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5 Facts You Need to Know About Dementia

By Mylea Charvat, Ph.D. on December 07, 2017 in The Fifth Vital Sign
Did you know that not all dementia is irreversible?

What Does Marijuana Legalization Mean for Adolescents?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on December 07, 2017 in Media Spotlight
With the rising trend toward marijuana legalization, what impact is this likely to have on adolescent drug use? New research explores this question and what it means.

Why We Are Conscious

Why are we conscious creatures instead of unconscious ones?

You Don't Have to Make Up for Not Being a Perfect Parent

Our fantasy of the perfect family holiday can drive us to do more, more, more – but more of what we didn't need to begin with can't fill those deep longings. There's a better way.

Leveraging Psychology Skills for Grad School or Employment

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on December 07, 2017 in Head of the Class
Can a low-stakes interview help psychology majors prepare for post-graduate life?

Sick and Tired

Every addict must reach his own turning point to escape the web of addiction.

The Emotional Aftermath of Speaking Out

By Mariana Plata on December 07, 2017 in The Gen Y Psy
Who are the "Silence Breakers" and why is their work so important? Speaking out your truth can be an emotional rollercoaster.
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Men Want to Be Wanted Too

By Isadora Alman MFT, CST on December 07, 2017 in Sex & Sociability
Magazine articles abound about wooing women, but there are very few about wooing your men. Yet men need the same declarations of being admired and desired.

Psychotherapy Is THE Biological Treatment

Psychiatric problems come purely from traumatic adaptations as digested by our temperament. Psychotherapy deactivates problematic brain mappings and activates healthier ones.

Johns Hopkins Brain Maps Show Why It Can Be So Hard to Stop

By Christopher Bergland on December 07, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Neuroscientists at Johns Hopkins University have identified why it's so hard to "Stop!" once your brain has given your body the green light to "go."

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.