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What is the Role of a Judge?

Can a Judge be trusted to identify the inappropriateness of her own bias? What checks and balances are in place for unprincipled judges?

Nurse Literally Feels Your Pain

By Maureen Seaberg on October 01, 2015 in Sensorium
Mirror-touch synesthete medical professionals are the new rock stars of the bonus senses set...

Living Life While Facing Death

By Nancy Berns Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in Freedom to Grieve
Daniel said his wife wanted to capture life and keep living even as she faced cancer. How can she still have fun even when telling her son she was dying?

The 30-Day Money C-H-O-I-C-E Challenge

By Michael F. Kay on October 01, 2015 in Financial Life Focus
Ever looked at your stack of bills and wonder how the heck you're going to get these paid?
How did that feel? Rotten, right? Of course it did. No wants to live with the weight of debt—to carry that hopeless frustration deep into their bones.

Love and Fear With Liam Wilson of The Dillinger Escape Plan

By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in Brick by Brick
Liam Wilson shares how he came to understand the power of questioning.

How does childhood trauma affect the adult brain?

What is the affect of negative childhood experiences on the adult brain?

Why Does Misinformation Continue to Affect Thinking?

By Art Markman Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in Ulterior Motives
Vaccination for childhood diseases like Measles and Whooping Cough was one of the most significant public health victories of the second half of the 20th century. When I was in elementary school in the 1970s, these diseases had been relegated to the past.

The Best Way to Process Big Data Is Unconsciously

By Susan Weinschenk Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in Brain Wise
The conscious mind can handle only a small subset of data at one time, but the unconscious is great at taking in large amounts of data and finding patterns. If you want to see the patterns in big data, you have to engage the unconscious.

Trumpism: Daily Examples of a Stunning Lack of Compassion

By Kyle D Killian Ph.D., LMFT on October 01, 2015 in Intersections
Is one-upmanship, or Trumpism, becoming more prevalent than empathic or compassionate responses in our day-to-day lives?

Four Ways to Foster Ethics in College Athletics

With appropriate attention and desire, college athletics can be an excellent venue for nurturing ethical behavior and character formation. It really doesn't take that much time or money to make it happen. But will colleges make it a priority?

The Hidden Toll of Emotional Labor

Why your job, which involves no physical exertion, leaves you a puddle of Netflix-bingeing exhaustion at the end of it.

Detection and Management of Depression and Bipolar Disease

By Julie K Hersh on October 01, 2015 in Struck By Living
On September 1, 2015, the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care at UT Southwestern under the direction of Dr. Madhukar Trivedi was officially launched. Dr. Trivedi, an internationally recognized expert in depression and mood disorders, received the 2015 American Psychiatric Association Award for Research, the Association’s most significant award for research.

Dear Men: Wake Up and Smell the Inequality

By Adam Grant Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in Give and Take
Men see no bias, hear no bias, speak no bias

Is Marriage Worth It For Women?

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in Insight Therapy
Why are women more likely than men to initiate divorce?

The Psychology of Competitiveness

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in A Sideways View
Is there good and bad competitiveness? Is being co-operative better than being competitive? Are competitive people ultimately more successful than those who favour co-operativeness

A Workover: 33, Successful, He's Tempted to Chuck it All

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in How To Do Life
The exchange between a caller to my NPR-San Francisco radio program and me.

Womb Transplants and the End of Gender

By Laurie Essig Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in Social Studies
As womb transplant become increasingly popular for women without a womb, the very real possibility of womb transplants for men is upon us. If reproduction becomes something that anyone can do, regardless of gender or genitals, then the end of gender is upon us.

Five Reasons iPads Should NOT Be In Classrooms

By Susan Greenfield Ph.D. on October 01, 2015 in Mind Change
There is growing backlash against iPads in the classroom, as there remains no evidence that they help learning, and some experts even argue they could have a negative effect.

13 Easy Ways to Jumpstart Your Boring Life

By Donna Barstow on October 01, 2015 in Ink Blots Cartoons
Routines can be comforting, but when every day looks the same, that can be a danger signal.

God, Mathematics and Psychology

By Mario D Garrett PhD on September 30, 2015 in iAge
This discussion focuses on psychology and the philosophy of mathematics and will contribute nothing to mathematical thought. Its aim is to introduce mathematics as a creation of psychology. Sophisticated, complex and ever evolving, but nevertheless psychology.

The Hidden Agenda Behind 21st Century Learning

By Victoria L. Dunckley M.D. on September 30, 2015 in Mental Wealth
High-stakes testing, obsessive data collection, and lofty promises of technology’s potential to “revolutionize” education are contributing to alarming amounts of school-based screen-time—without regard for screens’ numerous impacts on learning and mental health. Teacher and public education advocate Tara Ehrcke describes the deceptive web behind 21st Century Learning.

Don’t Let The Algorithm Become Your Rockstar!

By Tim Leberecht on September 30, 2015 in The Romance of Work
What we need in our organizations are not smarter, more powerful algorithms, we need more true rock stars—visionaries and “misfits” who defy the confines of strict rationality, and rhyme more than they reason.

My Life with Nonverbal Learning Disability

By Jon Fortenbury on September 30, 2015 in NeuroProgress
It's a debilitating condition not often discussed. This writer is ready to change that.

How To Make Teen Volunteer Work More Than A Resume Builder

New research explains how to inspire teens to "service beyond self."

Should We Make Doctors Disclose Religious Bias?

By David Niose on September 30, 2015 in Our Humanity, Naturally
Should your medical provider's religious beliefs dictate the care you receive?

Are People More Interested in Sex Today Than Before?

By Paul Joannides Psy.D. on September 30, 2015 in As You Like It
Are you more interested in sex than your parents or grandparents were?

Is Dance Religious?

By Kimerer LaMothe Ph.D. on September 30, 2015 in What a Body Knows
Is dance religious? The question has always troubled me. It presumes a definition of religion (as separate from dance) that has already proven instrumental in the attempted destruction of dance traditions around the globe. I prefer a different question: Is religion dance? Take the case of Ron Brown's dance "Journey of Great Mystery."

A Philosophical Cure for Anxiety

By Neel Burton M.D. on September 30, 2015 in Hide and Seek
By facing up to death we can escape from the pettiness and paralysis of anxiety.

Gas-lighting: Burning the Bridges of Truth

One of the more insidious forms of mental abuse has come to be referred to as gas-lighting. It refers to those who attempt to destroy another person’s sense of reality.

The Link Between Mindfulness, Meditation, and Lucid Dreaming

By Michelle Carr on September 30, 2015 in Dream Factory
Mindfulness is aimed at improving an individual`s capacity to maintain awareness of the present moment, with an open and non-judgemental attitude. Could practicing mindfulness increase our awareness during sleep, promoting more frequent lucid dreams?