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Identity in Borderline Personality Disorder: A New Approach

Borderline personality disorder is often thought of in terms of early development of the self. A new measure of identity shows the continuing role of identity in adulthood.

Involved In-Laws: A Blessing or a Curse?

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on February 13, 2018 in Singletons
Where do you draw the line between indulgent and helpful in-laws? Would you reject meals delivered five times a week?

Well Being and Trauma

By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on February 13, 2018 in Addiction in Society
A national guide to addressing trauma, and an assessment of how we are doing.

Is It Panic Disorder or Something Else?

By Barbara Markway Ph.D. on February 13, 2018 in Shyness Is Nice
Experiencing panic attacks doesn't mean you have Panic Disorder. What else might it be?

Rethinking Therapy

By Shainna Ali Ph.D. on February 13, 2018 in A Modern Mentality
Three TED Talks you need to watch if you're thinking about starting therapy.

What Political System Rules Your Psyche?

By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on February 13, 2018 in Feeling Our Way
Since we are not unitary selves, but an assortment of response repertoires, emotions, and goals, we need some system of government to secure the blessings of liberty.

"Know Thyself" Is Not Just Silly Advice

By Bence Nanay Ph.D. on February 13, 2018 in Psychology Tomorrow
"Know thyself" seems like common, even silly advice. However, it also might prevent people from embracing change in their lives.

The Truth Shall Set You Free...

By Russell Grieger Ph.D. on February 13, 2018 in Happiness on Purpose
Panic attacks are painful, scary and unnecessary. In this blog, find out the cause and cure of all panic attacks.

How to Spot Real Ghosts

By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on February 13, 2018 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
Learn why and how the very first ghosts paid us a visit.

Your Core Negative Beliefs Are a Lie

The practice of mindfulness is an attempt to identify the core negative beliefs that each of us holds, and then to reject them and challenge them.

What Psychologists Do and Don't Look Like

A new survey indicates that psychologists are not as diverse as the clients they serve. But the cultural relevance of psychotherapy is more important than psychologist ethnicity.

How Seizing the Moment Can Help Secure Your Financial Future

By Alain Samson Ph.D. on February 13, 2018 in Consumed
About to file your taxes? Make the moment count!

Changing the Narrative (Part 2)

By John Sean Doyle on February 13, 2018 in Luminous Things
We never know when we are going to affect someone in big and meaningful ways—for the better, or for the worse. As such, keep putting the good stuff out there, again and again.

Feeling Knocked Down? How to Get Back Up

By Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on February 13, 2018 in Making Change
When, instead of moving down the sidewalk with some bounce in your step, you are stuck on the ground with lead in your ass, it’s time to develop greater resilience.

5 Overarching Principles for Coping with Negative Emotions

By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on February 13, 2018 in In Practice
Learning how to respond to psychological distress can help you move on.

How to Keep Jealousy From Sabotaging Your Relationship

Can jealousy be a positive thing? What if it could actually improve your relationship and bring partners closer together? Here's how psychologists say it can.

The Benefits of Clown Therapy

Recent research suggests that "birthing" your inner clown can be therapeutic.

Tips for Succeeding in Your Job

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 13, 2018 in How To Do Life
Ideas from my new book, Careers for Dummies.

Do You Know Any Twins Who Have An Authentic Relationship?

By Barbara Klein Ph.D., Ed.D. on February 12, 2018 in Twin Dilemmas
It's a fantasy that twinship is an ideal close relationship.

Thinking and Breathing to Calm the Body's Emergency Response

Relaxation practice with slow, regular breathing can help us prepare to face challenging situations more calmly. How this works is a biological process with psychological effects.

Singles Value Freedom More and Get More Happiness Out of It

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on February 12, 2018 in Living Single
Unmarried people value expressive and individualistic experiences more than married people do. They also get more happiness out of their valuing of freedom and creativity.

Is Romantic Love Just an Invention by Commerce?

Are you becoming cynical about love? Finding light in the darkness.
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We Must Break the Stigma of Hearing Loss

By Shari Eberts on February 12, 2018 in Life With Hearing Loss
We must break the stigma of hearing loss. It is a matter of life and mind — your mind. What can you do to help?

Falling in Love With Your Authentic Self

By Tara Well Ph.D. on February 12, 2018 in The Clarity
Do you struggle to reveal your authentic self in relationships? Here's a surprising remedy.

The Hidden Third Wheel That’s Messing Up Your Relationship

Relationships are hard enough without the hidden toxic third wheel that's messing with your relationship. Here's how to kick it out once and for all.

Six Psychological Reasons Decluttering Feels So Good

By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on February 12, 2018 in In Practice
If you've ever wondered why people get a buzz from decluttering, here's why.

The Language User's Quick Start Guide

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on February 12, 2018 in Ambigamy
Humans are the bulls in the China shop of the world. Why? Because we have language. Here's a short video on how to use it wisely.

Should I Minor in Psychology During College?

By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on February 12, 2018 in Head of the Class
A well-chosen minor in college can actually enrich a major, but how do you choose one? And if you do, is psychology a good choice?
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Food Is Love

By Rachel Herz Ph.D. on February 12, 2018 in Our Senses and Emotions
How sweet food tastes to your lover could tell you how they feel about you.