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Who Supports Donald Trump?

What makes Donald Trump supporters tick? Evidence from the science of personality can tell us.

Why Do Run-Down Schools Trigger Lower Test Scores?

A new study from Cornell University identifies a chain reaction that occurs in run-down schools which results in lower test scores for students from all walks of life.
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How to Talk About Sex

Having trouble talking about sex with your partner? Some tips for starting the conversation.

Can You Teach Someone to Love Their Job?

Confucius advised: “Choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.” Steve Jobs agreed, counseling: “The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

The Balancing Act of Living with Chronic Pain

By Dan Mager MSW on July 21, 2016 in Some Assembly Required
If you have chronic pain, you can learn how to go beyond the boundaries of your comfort zone, and through practice find the sweet spot between not doing enough and doing too much.

How Much Can We Borrow from One Another?

By Sheila Kohler on July 21, 2016 in Dreaming for Freud
Isaac Newton reportedly said back in 1676: "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."

What Is the Best Path Forward After Terrorism?

Our mind makes intuitive mistakes about how to deal with terrorism in the best manner. This article uses insights from neuroscience to show the best path to deal with terrorism.

What College Graduates Need to Do First—and Other Lessons

By Sydney Finkelstein Ph.D. on July 21, 2016 in Superbosses
What do college kids need to do to get a great job? What do great leaders do that other leaders don't? Let's ask someone with answers: Muhlenberg College President John Williams.
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The Best Thing to Do Before Handling a Problem

What is one easy thing you can do before walking into a difficult situation?

International Positive Education Network (IPEN) Festival

Flip your lid, settle your glitter, stand on your head, use your red cape and green cape, use your soaring words, and be an orange frog! Every school should host a mini-festival!

Help Me: A Psychotherapist’s Tried-and-True Techniques

By The Book Brigade on July 21, 2016 in The Author Speaks
Those who strive for perfection rather than excellence often end up with self-condemnation. Yet they often justify their self-defeating beliefs with “personal propaganda."

10 Models of Our Self

By Anthony Synnott Ph.D. on July 21, 2016 in Rethinking Men
“Know thyself” advised the oracle at Delphi. “Show thyself” is the motto of today. Do we truly know ourselves?

How Do You Deal With Challenges?

Are you feeling dragged down by daily challenges? Mindfulness can make a difference.

Melania’s Alleged Plagiarism: Concordance Model Does Not Fit

Concordance may be a viable theory for some coincidences, but does not apply to the Melania-Michelle parallel.

Am I Messing Up My Kid?

With all the advice out there it's easy to have unfair and unrealistic expectations for yourself and your children. Recognizing the good in what you do will ease the pressure.

Just Being Near You Is Rewarding for Dogs

A new study suggests that dogs find merely being near humans to be rewarding, even without social interactions.

Why Every Leader Should Understand Narrative Psychology

What does narrative psychology have to do with being an impactful leader? The answer might surprise you.

We Psychologists Ignore Our Responsibility to the Public

The challenges, tumult and interdependence marking today's world calls for a new understanding of what psychological health looks like for individuals and society.

Know Thyself

Knowing ourselves is no easy task.

5 Reasons We Tell People More Than We Should

There are many reasons why oversharers insist on telling you more than you want to hear.
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Sexual Freedom: Only Part of the Equation for LGBTQ Refugees

LGBTQ refugees continue to experience social isolation, perpetuating a sense of danger and persecution.

Micro-Triumphs

I expected last Friday to be one of those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days. Instead, I had a series of micro-triumphs. Here’s what I learned, Alexander.
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Behaving Badly for Good Reasons

By Tim Carey Ph.D. on July 20, 2016 in In Control
The key to changing unwanted behavior is to find and get to know that place in your mind where the behavior is not unwanted.

The Woman Who Brought Down Roger Ailes

Institutional sexism is put in the spotlight with the sexual harassment scandal surrounding Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.
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Rationalizing Shortcuts Can Bring an Expensive Disaster

It's easy to cut corners, but if you own or manage an organization, certain shortcuts should be avoided. Namely in policy and practice which may sound almost identical but are not.

5 Psychological Tricks to Get Ahead in Job Interviews

Think the job interview is only about your skills and education? You may be surprised to learn some tricks to positively influence your chances of employment.

My Friend Is a Picky Eater

Notice a recent change in a loved one's eating habits? Here's when you should become concerned.
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Does Your Partner Know the Real You?

Your tendency to self-enhance can ruin your shot at long-term love.