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Air Travel and the Speed of Global Warming

Air travel is about time—departure, arrivals, delays, and waiting. But the way we currently travel provides no time to think about how we also live at the speed of global warming

Is This One Word Destroying Your Loving Relationship?

Are you saying (or even just thinking) this word that can destroy your love?

I Do Not Approve of My Daughter's Relationship

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on August 15, 2016 in The Teen Doctor
Handling your feelings when you don't like your child's partner.

The "Dumbing Down" of America: Real or Not?

By William Poundstone on August 15, 2016 in Head in the Cloud
Think people are ignorant nowadays? Take this quiz from the 1940s.
After Lysippos [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Our Anger Crisis: What Good Is Payback

By Michael Cholbi Ph.D. on August 15, 2016 in Ethics in Question
Anger makes us want to retaliate against those who've harmed us. Martha Nussbaum says that's irrational and incoherent — is she right?

To Parents of Children With Learning and Other Disabilities

In preparation for the school year, parents of children with disabilities should be aware of the resources available to them as well as what their child can expect at school.

Why Someone's Disappointment Hurts Us More Than Their Anger

By Katherine Hawley Ph.D. on August 15, 2016 in Trust
When you know you've hurt others' feelings, their anger can be easier to handle than their disappointment.

Bridging the Research to Practice Gap

By APA Division 15 on August 15, 2016 in PsychEd
While the fields of education and psychology are active members of the evidence-based practice (EBP) movement, there still exists a research to practice gap that must be addressed.

The Devoted and Dependent Person at Work

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on August 15, 2016 in A Sideways View
Some people seem to be self-sacrificial at work? But is this behavior more a cry for help than dedication to others at work?

What Goes Around Comes Around.... Only Sometimes

A blog post argues that "what goes around comes around" is based on a faulty premise about what parental alienation is.

Trump Speak

By Madelon Sprengnether on August 15, 2016 in Minding Memory
Professors of English are masters of speaking, writing, and critical thinking. My fear: Trump's misspoken word or phrase might plunge us into nuclear war.
Burned Out? Why Energy Management is the Key to Resilience
Burned Out?
What If Stress Does Not Really Exist?
4 Ways To Stay Resilient No Matter What Happens
No Matter What Happens
The Japanese Art of Acceptance: Shikata ga nai
The Japanese Art of Acceptance

How Could They Have Said That?

Sometimes condolences can hurt more than help.

How We Color Our Lives With the Emotions We Desire

By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. on August 15, 2016 in Between Cultures
"Ideal affect" offers insights into the complexities of our emotional worlds, our preferences and our behaviors.

Individualized Management

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 15, 2016 in How To Do Life
Faddish nostrums are superfluous if not inapplicable to your workplace. Resist.

Clashes in Class: Tech Culture & Chronic Stress

Is chronic stress silently wearing you down? As a first generation white collar worker, these tips will get you back on track!

Can Disappointment Become an Addiction?

When disappointment and hurt have been deep and consistent, it can, paradoxically, become pleasurable.
Protect Your Relationships By Communicating Effectively
Protect Your Relationships
How to Resolve Conflict With an App
Resolve Any Conflict
15 Qualities That Make You a Great Team Player
15 Ways to Be a Great Team Player

Who Are Psychology's Geniuses? Part 2

I offer a few more nominations for psychologists whose contributions deserve to be called ingenious, and some analysis of what makes them stand out. See if you agree.

A Simple Exercise to Boost Optimism (And Improve Health)

This visualization exercise is easy (and fun) to do and research shows it can have big payoffs.

Evicted and the Meaning of Home

What is the meaning of home and what author Matthew Desmond has to say about it in his new book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.

My Mother's Best Relationship Advice in Seven Words

When I was a little girl growing up in Brooklyn, my mother taught me a lesson of great value. It took only seven words.

Are We Living in Salem Circa 1693? Lessons for America 2016

By Leon Hoffman M.D. on August 14, 2016 in Beyond Freud
A great deal has been written about the dangers of ultra-nationalistic leaders in today's world. But only recently, have we begun to talk about the potential dangers of groups.

5 Secret Ways You Keep Yourself (and Your Partner) Faithful

Have you ever wondered about the unconscious behaviors we perform in order to stay faithful? And to keep our mates faithful? Find out which of these behaviors you perform.

ADHD and Michael Phelps: Medication Is Not a Crutch

Not taking stimulant medication for your diagnosed ADHD? You still have ADHD.

Understanding Student Needs

Understanding and creating innovative ways to connect with students.

How Personal Is Personal Development?

By Gaby Pfeifer, Ph.D. on August 14, 2016 in Mind Growth
How ‘personal’ is the process of becoming the person you secretly wish to be? This simple guide will offer new approaches to drive your personal development forward.

Accepting Difficult Emotions Surrounding Race

We all need to get better at accepting, rather than avoiding, difficult feelings. Anti-racism action requires embracing the discomfort.

"I'm NOT Sorry" - Why Ambitious People Don't Apologize

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on August 13, 2016 in Just Listen
If you haven't said or done anything intentionally to hurt someone, are you responsible when they feel hurt by what you said or did?

Athletes and Performing Artists: They're All Around You

This is an exciting moment when organizations and structures are increasingly connecting the performance issues and mental skills of both athletes and performing artists.