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The Missing Word Is Panic.

By Kirby Farrell Ph.D. on July 16, 2016 in A Swim in Denial
When aggression triggers a moral reflex, it can be blinding. We use it routinely to pump up heroic violence.

Musings About Police Violence

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on July 16, 2016 in Pop Psych
Some thoughts on how to improve the quality of discussions surrounding police shootings

“Dad, if I Get a B I Feel Like I’ve Failed”

By Marcia Morris M.D. on July 16, 2016 in College Wellness
College students are under increasing pressure to be perfect - to maintain high grades, have a busy social life, look great, all while appearing calm and collected.

We're Splitting Up!

By Nick Luxmoore on July 16, 2016 in Young People Up Close
If adults can't contain their own tendencies to split, then what hope is there for young people?
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When You Can't Sleep

Insufficient sleep afflicts more and more of us - but there are better ways to fix it.
Evolved as One People
Evolved as One People
Why Some People Undermine Their Power to Change
The Power to Change
Why You Can’t Get Enough Sugar
Why You Can’t Get Enough Sugar

Empathy Makes All the Difference: Part 2

When we cultivate empathy, the part of us that tends to be judgmental diminishes and other people immediately sense the shift in our attitude.

When Leaders Enable the Job Mindset in Employees

By Dan Pontefract on July 15, 2016 in Working on Purpose
We hired a cleaning service at home. It was yet another example of the 'job mindset.'

The One Big Secret of Social Media Success

By Neel Burton M.D. on July 15, 2016 in Hide and Seek
How to make your posts more popular.

Culpably Unwarranted Delay: Is There an App for That?

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on July 15, 2016 in Don't Delay
Once it becomes clear that procrastination involves a mens rea (guilty mind), significant opportunities for intervention come into view.

Where Operant Conditioning Went Wrong

By John Staddon, Ph.D. on July 15, 2016 in Adaptive Behavior
Operant conditioning is no longer at the center of experimental psychology: why not?
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Talking Instead of Texting Can Save Relationships

Be careful: Texting and your smart phone can be depriving you of conversation, empathy, and intimacy.

D.W. Sue: Microaggressions Are NOT Always Racism

By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on July 15, 2016 in Rabble Rouser
Promoter of the term "microaggression" regrets its weaponization and chilling effect on campus free speech.

Take Note! Taking Notes

It seems obvious that motivated students will take notes without being encouraged. But how shall we encourage students to bring notebooks to class and actually take notes?

Life Is Too Short to Wear Bad Lipstick

By Kevin Bennett on July 15, 2016 in Modern Minds
Economy got you down? Try some new lipstick - it's good for two reasons.

Coincidences and the Non-Moving Violation

Want to create more coincidences? Avoid the non-moving violation.

Are Antidepressant Medications the Next Drug Abuse Epidemic?

Congress passed legislation this week to slow the epidemic of pain-killer addiction. What could also slow the epidemic of drug use for treating the emotional pain of depression?

5 Pieces of Advice You Should Ignore After a Breakup

Coming to terms with the end of your romantic relationship or marriage? Here are five well-meaning pieces of advice you shouldn't take to heart.

Dr. G's 10 Rules to Love By

All couples go through all kinds of ups and downs. As long as we are learning, then we have the ability to keep our relationships moving forward.

The Opioid Epidemic and Our Children

The opioid addiction crisis is laying waste to families and communities. Children inevitably become victims. Research on treatment and child protection is just catching up.
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5 Signs of Abuse in Relationships That Aren’t Physical

Domestic violence is often thought of in its physical forms, but emotional and psychological abuse are just as devastating.
Four Ways to Keep Your Pets Safe From Drugs

Four Ways to Keep Your Pets Safe From Drugs

You’ve probably thought about how drug use impacts your own health or that of family members, but have you considered how it affects your pets?

Seeing Double, First Sign of Trouble

By E E Smith on July 15, 2016 in Not Born Yesterday
I would like to relate a very personal story, one which may save others from the ordeal I am going through right now. It might even save someone's sight.

The 4 Stages of Unplugging a Child's Brain

By Garth Sundem on July 15, 2016 in Brain Trust
We've all seen research on kids and screen time. Here's what it really looks like to unplug.

Happy Parents, Happy Kids

Peace activist Daisaku Ikeda affirms: when happiness thrives in the lives of parents, it thrives in their children’s lives as well.

Self-Value Crowds Out Resentment

Couples in recovery have to learn that it’s not their “issues” that make them resentful. When partners feel valued in a negotiation, issues become far more easily manageable.

The Psychology of Temptation

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on July 15, 2016 in A Sideways View
How often are you tempted to commit one of the deadly sins? What do we now think about this very old-fashioned sounding list?
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When Good Guys Turn Bad

Even the most ordinary people can find themselves in circumstances that bring out their worst.

Deep Eco-Psychology, Non-Violent Activism, and Science

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on July 15, 2016 in Animal Emotions
A new wide-ranging book titled "Codex Orféo" by author and filmmaker Michael Tobias blends science with fiction and calls for the end of violence and a renaissance of virtue.

Does My Child Have a Psychiatric Disorder?

By Claudia M Gold M.D. on July 15, 2016 in Child in Mind
When parents are concerned about their child's emotional wellbeing, we need to protect time and space to listen without pressure to name the problem