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The Couch Potato Problem

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on October 19, 2016 in Media Spotlight
Understanding how personality can influence lifestyle choices such as sedentary behavior can be useful in encouraging us to be more active.

Sexual Assault Stories Flood the Internet—Now the Next Step

By Marty Babits on October 19, 2016 in The Middle Ground
Many thousands of women are giving voice to painful experiences of traumatic assault. Many are mobilized now for more intensive healing. Find out how they can follow through.

Personality and the Brain, Part 3

When the connection between the emotional brain and the front of the brain is damaged, people have trouble interpreting or feeling their emotions.

Harsh Views of Singles: Stereotypes or Accurate Perceptions?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on October 19, 2016 in Living Single
Are harsh judgments of single people unfair stereotypes or accurate perceptions? Four kinds of studies all provide the same answer.

Ghost Righter

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on October 19, 2016 in Shadow Boxing
A bit of Halloween fun, let's consider therapy in the afterlife for those who made poor choices while alive.

In Search of Cracks

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 19, 2016 in How To Do Life
The first step in expanding hope is to recognize cracks of opportunity.
What Can Organizations Do to Tackle Workplace Bullying?
Tackling the Workplace Bully
Aggression and Violence Are Possible, Not Inevitable
Aggression and Violence Are Not Inevitable
Don't Be the Victim

When Love and Attention Just Aren't Enough

You'll be amazed at how affectionate and cooperative your little guy is after you "hear and see" his feelings.

Prescription Drug Abuse and the Physician Gatekeeper

Many medications can be abused. Prescribing doctors are gatekeepers who separate legitimate use from abuse. However, this distinction is becoming less clear.

A Wine-y Time of Year

Wine is a delicious and pleasing quaff on a fall day, the season of the grape harvest or crush. But what are the health benefits or detriments?

Tools for Managing the Aggressive Dog

The owner of an aggressive dog needs a comprehensive treatment plan to address the problem. Several tools will help keep people (and other dogs) safe in the meantime.

Counter Work Behaviors

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on October 18, 2016 in A Sideways View
Bosses are really worried about bad behavior at work like theft, bullying etc. But why do employees sometimes misbehave?

Man's Fate

By Allen J Frances M.D. on October 18, 2016 in Saving Normal
Easter Island tells us all we need to know about our greatness and our fallibility- and also about our prognosis as a species.

Losing Friends and Family Over the Election?

By Geoffrey Greif Ph.D. on October 18, 2016 in Buddy System
I hate my friend/spouse/partner because he or she is voting for Clinton/Trump!
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Five Ways to Get Coaches and Parents on the Same Side

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on October 18, 2016 in The Power of Prime
Across the many sports in which I work, when I ask coaches what their biggest challenge and source of stress is, the overwhelming response is parents.

Good Communication Alone Doesn't Improve Relationships

By Douglas LaBier Ph.D. on October 18, 2016 in The New Resilience
Research finds that good communication results from a positive relationship that's been built on a solid foundation.

How to Have a Good Divorce: Try Interest-Based Negotiation

By Wendy Paris on October 18, 2016 in Splitopia
Q&A: Austin-based collaborative lawyer Janice Green on the critical difference between interests and positions.

Understanding Passive Aggressive Behavior

While anger is generally experienced as an uncomfortable emotion, the passive-aggressive person derives pleasure out of frustrating others.

Reframing Temperament: “Difficult” vs. “Stressed”

By Stuart Shanker DPhil on October 18, 2016 in Self-Reg
Parents need to understand what their child’s limbic system is “telling” them. And when they’re able, children and teens need to do the same.

A Man’s ABCs of Miscarriage

Miscarriage is a real and painful loss for the father-to-be as well.

The Decline of Trust

By Robert L. Leahy Ph.D. on October 18, 2016 in Anxiety Files
In almost all areas of our lives trust has declined—and it has been on the decline for decades.
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Meditation Helps Eating Disorder Recovery

By Greta Gleissner LCSW on October 18, 2016 in Bottom's Up
When people are recovering from an eating disorder, anxiety and stress can cause them to react through harmful behaviors. Meditation is crucial to a healthy recovery.

How to Build Your Belief in Yourself

Don't let your mind limit your potential. Train your brain to think differently.

How an Ancient Slave Could Be Happier Than You Are

By Temma Ehrenfeld on October 18, 2016 in Open Gently
The core insight of the Serenity Prayer came from an ancient slave.

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.
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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.