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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.

Mental Health Assistance Made Easier

Last year, self-help/mental health apps were approved by the psychological and psychiatric communities as feasible supplements to clinical therapy and medications.

Celebrating Over One Million Views on Growing Friendships!

Growing Friendships blog on Psychology Today recently reached over one million views! Here's a look back at some favorite posts.

The "Electrochemical Persuasion" of Neuromodulation

Deliberate stimulation of the brain to manipulate behavior reads like something out of George Orwell’s "1984," but treatment of eating disorders & obesity is no longer "brainless"

Homophobia Isn't Repressed Homosexuality

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on August 13, 2016 in Pop Psych
Many people find the hypothesis that homophobia results from repressed homosexual urges socially palatable. It's probably wrong all the same.

Even if IVF Doesn't Work for You, Couples Can Still Conceive

By Joann P. Galst Ph.D. on August 13, 2016 in Fertility Factor
Researchers have found that even after couples do not succeed with IVF, they can still conceive spontaneously after they complete all the treatment they plan to undergo.

In Politics, a Closed Mouth Gathers No Foot—or Free Press

Donald Trump is media accessible. Yet for positive press, the key is to appeal to the voting public through the likability and trustworthiness of the reporter, not the candidate.

How Your Partner Is Also Your Mirror

When we learn effective conflict management skills, we learn to look at ourselves more of the time rather than at the other person.

Psychology of Scientific Integrity: Undergraduate Syllabus

By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on August 12, 2016 in Rabble Rouser
Psychological science is a mess. How bad of a mess? No one knows. Here is the actual syllabus for my undergraduate course, The Psychology of Scientific Integrity.

Study: If You Believe in Exercise, It'll Make You Feel Good

By Christopher Bergland on August 12, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Do you consider physical activity to be a source of joy or pure torture? If you hate to exercise, research suggests that you might be creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.

7 Toxic Behaviors of Highly Aggressive People at Work

Aggressive co-workers create problems you might never expect.
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Texas Just Made Naloxone Available Over the Counter

If you don’t live in the Lone Star state, you may have missed some big news about opioid overdose prevention happening now.

Why We Love Watching the Olympics

The American women Olympic gymnasts are not simply amazing athletes; their stories are inspiring reminders of how struggling through challenge empowers us all.

How Medication Can Help Prevent Opioid Relapse

One lapse can be deadly when trying to overcome an addiction to drugs like heroin or prescription painkillers, but medication-assisted treatment can help counter that risk.
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3 Ways to Get Yourself Out of a Rut

By Richard Taite on August 12, 2016 in Ending Addiction for Good
It’s easy to wake up one day to find yourself in a rut, when your life’s momentum has stalled and you’re not sure what will come next.

Doomsday for Dogs? Are Declines in Fertility Due to Food?

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 12, 2016 in Animal Emotions
Males of five purebred dogs are showing declines in sperm motility. Are dogs "canaries in the coal mine" indicating serious environmental effects on food and reproduction?

How to diagnose borderline personality disorder

In terms of knowing their diagnosis, borderline patients are often left in the dark. Here is a way to make a respectful approach.

How to Look for a Job When You’re Pregnant

Launching a job search while your pregnant can present challenges. But by having a proactive strategy in place, you can overcome many obstacles ...and stay empowered.

Implementing Attachment Theory in Treating Eating Disorders

Understanding the tenants of Attachment Theory and finding ways to operationalize theory in providing solid & appropriate treatment is useful regardless of how the issues got there

Caught in a Stress Cycle

By Stuart Shanker DPhil on August 12, 2016 in Self-Reg
Stress cycles are impervious to ordinary self-help tips. Like “Devil’s snare”, the more you struggle the harder they grip. So it’s essential to understand when you’re caught in one