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The Big Lie Professors Are Telling Their Students

The big lie is this: That a college education is ....

The 6 Things We All Need to Be Thankful For

From an evolutionary perspective, gratitude is a significant social emotion. It drives us to connect with others - and it works to remind us of the fact that we are always part of something larger than ourselves. Here is a list of 6 things to be grateful for this Thanksgiving (and all other days of the year as well).

Can't I Just Say "I'm Sorry" and We Can Move On?

The question is not if we will hurt others, because we all will. The question is what we should do when it happens.

Will Your Child Be Part of the Collateral Damage of Divorce?

Rather than looking at the negative consequences of divorce as fixed, we need to examine the origins of the problem – the so-called pathogenesis – to recognize that these consequences are the results of symptoms acquired over the course of a child’s lifetime.

Doctor Prescribes a Reality Check for Homeopathy

By Guy P. Harrison on November 22, 2015 in About Thinking
Homeopathic products are popular these days. What does a doctor say about them?

How Gratitude Leads to a Happier Life

Gratitude has been shown to have many benefits in terms of our health, happiness, satisfaction with life and the way we relate to others. It goes hand in hand with mindfulness in its focus on the present and appreciating what we have now, rather than wanting more and more. Learn research-based strategies to be more grateful.
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Looking to Our Past: Escapism or Exploration?

The past is gone, cannot be changed, and cannot return. Is revisiting it in memory a reluctance to live in the present?

Standard Interpretations in Psychotherapy

By Fredric Neuman M.D. on November 22, 2015 in Fighting Fear
Psychotherapists who cannot think of something sensible to say sometimes make facile interpretations which do not apply to any particular patient and which are, for the most part, wrong.

My Husband Is an Ineffective Father

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on November 22, 2015 in The Teen Doctor
"I can't take it anymore. I want to walk away."

How Does Exercise Protect Your Brain from Degeneration?

By Christopher Bergland on November 22, 2015 in The Athlete's Way
Two new studies have identified various ways that exercise protects the brain from degeneration as we age.

The Dirty Little (Sex) Secret of Therapy

By Marty Klein PhD on November 22, 2015 in Sexual Intelligence
Patients should be safe assuming that therapists understand sex as it actually is, don't believe discredited myths, and can discuss anything.

Being Your Own Therapist

Being a good therapist to yourself means balancing tough love and soft love, brutal honesty with careful consideration.

What You Should Never Say to Someone Who's Suffering

By Nancy Darling Ph.D. on November 22, 2015 in Thinking About Kids
To me, saying that illness and pain happens 'for a reason' or 'for the best' or that 'there's a plan' steals efficacy. It tells me that there's a divine plan for my son to suffer. And I cannot accept that.

You Said You Love Me; So Why Do You Yell At Me?

Do intimate partners really just blow up at each other "out of the blue"? Read on to learn what really causes loving partners to "lose control" of their emotions.
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Why I Am No Longer a Sex-Addiction Therapist

Our evolving understanding of the complexities of human sexuality have revealed an increasing number of cracks in the foundational models of sex-addiction therapy.

Want Your Kids to Start Listening to You? Stop Doing This!

A new, healthier way of looking at discipline.

What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on November 22, 2015 in Fixing Families
Stuck making a decision? Six tips on what to do when you don't know what to do.

How to Make a Great First Impression at Family Get-Togethers

By Keith Rollag Ph.D. on November 22, 2015 in Being Good at Being New
Been invited to attend a family gathering by your "significant other" or boss? Here are 11 ways to "wow the relatives" when you're the newcomer to Thanksgiving dinners, family reunions, and other special occasions.

Beauty and Fear: Thanksgiving From a Different Perspective

By Teri Goetz MS, LAC, ACC on November 22, 2015 in Renaissance Woman
The act of giving can be enhanced when you give from a cup that runneth over, from knowing the true nature of inner beauty. Looking at Thanksgiving from a different perspective.
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Does Faking a Fake World Make It Real?

When "fake" means "real," what are kids to think? And the rest of us?

The End of Rural Communities: Why Young People Leave

By Michael Ungar Ph.D. on November 22, 2015 in Nurturing Resilience
Research shows that young people prefer to remain in their rural communities if they have access to education and employment opportunities. It will take governments and the private sector to build resilient rural spaces that stop out-migration.

Addressing Information Overload

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on November 22, 2015 in How To Do Life
Practically and Psychologically Dealing With the Information Explosion

We Are Becoming Gods

By Mario D Garrett PhD on November 21, 2015 in iAge
While we are behaving more like gods, we are learning that we are less human.

The Voice of Science to Houston Control

A psychiatric patient who throws a tray table has committed a criminal offense and may be the object of “lethal force.” Any concept that the symptoms of psychiatric patients may involve aggression and agitation – and should be the object of medical not police attention -- has been lost here.

What Does Black Friday Do to Your Brain?

By Eva Ritvo M.D. on November 21, 2015 in On Vitality
Did you know that Black Friday is bad for your brain? Based on neuroscience, we've got the perfect way to turn Black Friday into Bright Friday.

In Defense of the Bagel

Americans have an endless obsession with diets and eating or not eating foods in an effort to lose weight, bloat or fat. Often the food restrictions or diet imposed serve to induce bingeing at some point. The gluten-free environment has left the friendly bagel maligned or at least misrepresented.

Do Crocodiles Really Cry?

What's up with crocodile tears? Do crocodiles really cry? Scientists find out.

Why We’re Addicted to Our Smartphones, But Not Our Tablets

By Liraz Margalit Ph.D. on November 21, 2015 in Behind Online Behavior
As mobile technology has become integrated into nearly every aspect of our lives, our smartphones are shifting from device to dependency.

How to Feng Shui Your Workspace

By Caroline Beaton on November 21, 2015 in The Gen-Y Guide
The science behind your office environment.

Stop Making Sense

By Laurie Essig Ph.D. on November 21, 2015 in Social Studies
Some historical moments are more contradictory than other. The US has entered into a state of so many competing and contradictory forces that it has stopped making sense.