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Record Numbers Are Single and Writing Their Own Life Scripts

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on September 20, 2016 in Living Single
More Americans than ever before are unmarried – and most of them have never been married. They may also be more diverse than ever in the ways they live and the people they love.

Intellectual Integrity and the Birther Conspiracy

By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on September 20, 2016 in Theory of Knowledge
Intellectual integrity and Trump's Orwellian campaign.

World Psychosynthesis Day

The synthesis of the psyche is an invitation, and in these difficult days, a mandate, towards creating inner and outer peace. Psychosynthesis offers a path towards that.

Guilt and Shame

Guilt and shame are two rather different negative emotions which are often confused. In both cases, people feel bad about themselves—but that is where the similarity ends.

Taste Freeze

By William Poundstone on September 20, 2016 in Head in the Cloud
Mom jeans, dad bod, and taste freeze? Data show that we stop listening to new pop music after the age of 33.

“You’re SO Controlling!”

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on September 20, 2016 in Evolution of the Self
It’s crucial to realize that though you might feel invaded or exploited by your partner, that doesn't necessarily mean they have the desire to control you. But if they do . . .

Does an Abusive Upbringing Damage the Brain?

There are well-known associations between abuse or neglect early in life and later psychological or psychiatric complications. What do we know about what goes on in the brain?

The Risks of Joy

By Joseph Burgo Ph.D. on September 20, 2016 in Shame
The potential experience of joy threatens the emergence of shame and must be avoided at all costs. Heavy defenses against shame thus limit the opportunity to experience joy in life

“Burnout”: The Indelicate Reality of Job Exhaustion

By Frank J. Ninivaggi M.D., F.A.P.A. on September 20, 2016 in Envy This!
“Burnout” sounds like a dirty word, but work-life imbalance is becoming an ever-increasing reality in the workforce.

When Enneagram Types Differ On Values and Careers

By Elizabeth Wagele on September 20, 2016 in The Career Within You
The father: “Men of distinction have refused to let their daughters marry a teacher; so why don’t you attend law school instead?”

Raising Dyslexic Kids: Self-Awareness and Acceptance

By Dan Peters Ph.D. on September 20, 2016 in From Worrier to Warrior
As parents, educators, caregivers and therapists we must model self-awareness for our children and help them own and accept who they are—whether dyslexic or not.

Is It Too Late to Say Balti?

By Vyv Evans Ph.D. on September 20, 2016 in Language in the Mind
What is the nature of punning? Musical puns in TV adverts provide an unexpected venue to explore the linguistics of humor.

Three Keys to Healing Shame

To heal our shame, we need to be: truly seen, witnessed with compassion, and have our feelings and deepest truths believed.

Fashion Photography and the Feminist Aesthetics of Disgust

By analyzing fashion photographs—as well as the discourses that envelop them—it is possible to glimpse the ideologies that undergird contemporary aesthetics, ethics and anxieties.

A Match Made in America: Who Will Dominate the First Debate?

By Wendy L. Patrick Ph.D. on September 20, 2016 in Why Bad Looks Good
Research shows that Trump and Clinton will be judged by what they say, and how they behave when their opponent has the floor—because viewers are voters.

Evolutionary Adaptations and Male Mortality

By Glenn C. Altschuler Ph.D. on September 20, 2016 in This Is America
The most social of the sciences, evolutionary biology draws on anthropology, endocrinology, and genetics to understand male aging, including the gender gap in mortality rates.

Study Pinpoints Brain Circuitry of Emotional Decision-Making

By Christopher Bergland on September 20, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
We all know the gut-wrenching feeling of making a tough emotional decision. Recently, MIT neuroscientists pinpointed the brain mechanics behind emotional decision-making.

What Is Psychological Voter Suppression?

What motivates voter turnout and what keeps people away from the polls? A psychological analysis.

Recovery Is a Process of Learning, Growth, and Healing

By Dan Mager MSW on September 19, 2016 in Some Assembly Required
Recovery from addiction is the process of sustaining abstinence, and learning and practicing the awareness and skills necessary to live a whole, healthy, and healed life.

When I Failed Miserably I Also Succeeded

By Dan Pontefract on September 19, 2016 in Working on Purpose
Why do many of us tend to run from the room screaming when we hear the word "fail"?
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Funeral Dogs

By Marilyn A. Mendoza Ph.D. on September 19, 2016 in Understanding Grief
How dogs help us grieve

Storytelling Is a Conduit for Intergenerational Learning

Have you shared a well-told story with a teen or grandchild lately? The result could be transformative for both of you!
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Seasons Change. So Do Laws and Regulations

It’s clear that the legal and regulatory climate of our world is changing. Whether you run a masonry firm or a medical office, the changes are everywhere.

Will We Ever Notice Boys' Struggles?

I was a strong supporter of feminism until I discovered — nearly 25 years ago — that boys, much more than girls, were struggling in school and other very important ways.

Are You Nourishing Yourself?

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized that nourishing yourself is so much more than what you eat.

The Downside of Narcissism

By Roberta Satow Ph.D. on September 19, 2016 in Life After 50
Despite the pleasure of feeling like everything revolves around you, feeling like the sun has certain disadvantages as well—it makes other people angry and envious.

12 Things You Missed While You Were on Your Smartphone

Are you stalled in a digital time warp instead of being there for your loved ones?

College Students: Coddled or Constructive Activists?

By Saul Levine M.D. on September 19, 2016 in Our Emotional Footprint
Today, college students are expressing dissatisfaction and even feel threatened, but this is often more about their personal feelings rather than the chaotic state of the world.

Interview: The Hidden Life of Trees

By Rachel Clark on September 19, 2016 in Mothering Nature
"To regulate the destruction of nature by law is not half as effective as loving nature." ~ Peter Wohlleben