Does Trump’s Election Disprove the Existence of God?

Trump's handy win among Christians, who value traits such as kindness, humility, and non-violence, raises interesting questions about the psychological functions of religion.

Haunted Houses: What Keeps the Legends Alive?

By Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D. on December 09, 2016 in Out of the Ooze
Whether a place seems truly haunted can very much be in the mind of the beholder.

Compulsive Spending: What You Need to Know

At a time of year when shopping is essentially a national tradition, it's important to understand when purchasing reaches compulsive levels.
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Predatory Portals: Need and Trust

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on December 09, 2016 in Shadow Boxing
People who intend harm, whether theft or worse, exploit arenas of trust. Classified ads offering romance or mutual interest activities are an easy way to conceal true intentions.

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Beer on the Beach and Other Priceless Tales

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on December 10, 2016 in One Among Many
The psychology of pricing is as intriguing as it is complicated. Read this post with enjoyment and put a check in the mail.

To Nog or Not To Nog

What is the dish on dairy?

Christmas 2016, a fable

The story of Rudy, and how his boss helped him gain acceptance by his coworkers.

On Aggression

By Nicholas Dodman on December 10, 2016 in Dog Days
Aggressive responding, though a normal behavioral expression with survival benefits, can sometimes get out of hand in people as well as domestic animals. It is a ubiquious issue.

The Surprising Gift of Gratitude

Give the gift of gratitude this holiday season

How Pokemon Go Helps Mental Health

By Jean Kim M.D. on December 10, 2016 in Culture Shrink
There are genuine scientific reasons for Pokemon Go's purported mental health benefits.

A reason why false news stories endanger democracy

Democracy will only exist as long as citizens honestly and with integrity advocate truthful positions. Once false news become commonplace, democracy is in danger.

The Biggest Mistake People Make in Choosing Gifts

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on December 10, 2016 in Living Single
A new review of years of research on the science of giving and receiving gifts offers some good advice.

Twin Research and the Arts: How Are They Connected?

By Nancy L. Segal Ph.D. on December 10, 2016 in Twofold
Which comes first? The science or the work of art?

How Long Will You Live?

By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on December 10, 2016 in Cravings
A government report says the average lifespan has decreased, and death rates from common diseases have risen. Time for a check-up!

Base Relationships on the Present, Not the Base

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on December 10, 2016 in Memory Medic
Memories are seldom fully literal. Memories are constructed, not recorded like an audio tape. The brain decides how an experience is to be packaged as a narrative to remember.

A Newly Developed Scale Offers Gauge of Relationship Health

It’s one thing to be satisfied in your relationship but, according to new research, quite another to feel it’s flourishing This 12-item scale will show where yours stands.

Shutting the Shades

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on December 10, 2016 in How To Do Life
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If No One Else Is Around, How Attractive Are You?

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on December 10, 2016 in Pop Psych
While it doesn't hurt to be the most attractive member of your group when you're going out, they probably won't help you look anymore attractive than you would be on your own.

The Fallacy of Genius

Cognitive science suggests that our potential exceeds our perspective on what is possible for ourselves. What if we could explore the possibilities beyond our limited vision?

A Sciencey Take on Time Travel Needn't Break Your Brain

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on December 09, 2016 in Creating in Flow
Time travel isn't possible, says science, unless some currently unimaginable things happen. But don't let that dim your pleasure in the fantasy. An expert guide helps.

Running May Actually Be Good for Your Knees, Study Finds

By Christopher Bergland on December 09, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
Contrary to popular belief, running may actually decrease inflammation in the knee joint and protect against degeneration linked to osteoarthritis.

Rolling Out the Green Carpet: Yet Legal Does Not Mean Safe

By Wendy L. Patrick Ph.D. on December 09, 2016 in Why Bad Looks Good
The Green Revolution has resulted in a misconception that legal marijuana is safe under all circumstances. Potential consumers are advised to read up before they light up.
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Here’s How Stress Recalibrates Your Brain

Stress creates feelings that we sometimes deal with in maladaptive ways.
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How Can You Know if You’re Depressed?

By Richard Taite on December 09, 2016 in Ending Addiction for Good
Though we’ve come a long way in the treatment of mental illness, there still is not consensus on the diagnosis and treatment of even the most common metal illnesses.
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How to Amp Up Your Empathy

By Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. on December 09, 2016 in How to Be Yourself
The benefits of having empathetic skills are unparalleled; it's the next best thing to telekinesis! But, how do you improve these vital skills?

9 Ways to Make (Almost) Any Task Fun

By Melissa Orlov on December 09, 2016 in May I Have Your Attention
Overwhelmed with things to do? Use these strategies to make checking things off your list something to look forward to.
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3 Steps to Breaking Up With Someone

By John Kim, LMFT on December 09, 2016 in The Angry Therapist
How to break up with someone.

How Important is Sex? Part 1

Keeping sexual passion alive and healthy is critical to sustaining an enduring and fulfilling partnership.

5 Tips to Detox Your Workplace

By Jaime L. Kurtz Ph.D. on December 09, 2016 in Happy Trails
Emotional intelligence can help you cope with difficult people.

How Technology Is Enabling Leaders to Listen Better

By Michael Woodward Ph.D. on December 09, 2016 in Spotting Opportunity
A founder of Glint talks about artificial intelligence and leadership.

The First Thing to Do After an Agonizing Breakup

This is the single best way to accelerate the healing process after a break up or divorce.