Is Psychological Science Bad Science?

Psychology researchers failed to replicate over half of 100 published studies.

Body Confidence, the Most Potent Aphrodisiac of All!

Treat your body well and it will reward you throughout your life

Murder and the Digital Self

Social media have changed us into directors of scripts of our own lives

Intimate Relationship Dynamics

It feels as if you're in a movie whose screenplay you didn't write.

Can We Trust Psychological Studies?

Making sense of the replication crisis in psychology

Happiness Happens

The only way we have to find happiness is to be there when it happens

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There’s a Bright Side to Personality’s Dark Triad

We know that people high on psychopathy and related traits lurk in the “dark side” of personality, but what about its opposite? Having a “bright side” to your personality may sound positive, but it can create its own shadows in your life. See how you rate on these 13 typical qualities of the colorful (but still dark) personality.

The Story of Every Happy Family

By Scott Haas on August 29, 2015 in Shrink in the Kitchen
The story of every happy family is the same: Why dysfunction takes place, and how to be happy

Attraction & Infidelity: Can 'Eye Candy' always be resisted?

When the Ashley Madison website, apparently promoting infidelity, was hacked revealing just how many people appear involved in relationship betrayal, the media appeared scandalised at the prevalence of infidelity - or at least the appetite for it. However psychologists have recently posed the opposite question - why is there in fact not more infidelity?

The Psychology of Gestures

By Adrian Furnham Ph.D. on August 29, 2015 in A Sideways View
Think of a rude gesture, and when you last used it. Think of a famous TV star and their peculiar and very personal gestures. What information are these gestures conveying? What can we read into head, hand and foot movements?

Curing Excuse-Making Syndrome

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 29, 2015 in How To Do Life
It feels good to externalize responsibility but that often leads to career and life failure.

Psychiatry and Frankenstein

Effective psychiatric treatments may serve as unwanted reminders that the human mind is a machine that can be broken and remedied with mechanical fixes

Sleep, Dreams, and Income Inequality

Low-income people tend to have worse sleep, and fewer lucid dreams, than do high-income people. Those are some of the findings from a new demographic survey of the sleep and dream patterns of American adults.
Why Do the Right Thing?

Why Do the Right Thing?

Why do the right thing, anyway?
How Parents Can Help Their Child Build Self-Confidence

How Parents Can Help Their Child Build Self-Confidence

by Dona Matthews & Joanne Foster. One of the greatest gifts a parent can give a child is self-confidence. Help her understand her unique ability profile, show him that all learning happens in small steps, support her in developing her interests, be available as needed especially in times of change, and help him welcome setbacks as learning opportunities.
How to Tell Which Therapist is Right for You

How to Tell Which Therapist is Right for You

There is a reason that a person uses to excess. That underlying issue must be acknowledged and worked through if recovery is going to be long lasting.

The Burden of the Past

By Susan Hooper on August 28, 2015 in Detours and Tangents
I have been blessed with a good memory. But recently I decided to spend less time rummaging through my past and more time looking toward my future.

Are You Angry or Hangry?

By Temma Ehrenfeld on August 28, 2015 in Open Gently
Don't have angry discussions on an empty stomach. And if your husband is angry at you, make sure he's fed.

What Most People Get Wrong About Generosity and Selfishness

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on August 28, 2015 in Ambigamy
People treat generosity as all good and selfishness as all bad. It's more complicated than that. Still, pretending it's that simple can be a great way to grab what we want.

Now that Yellowstone Killed Blaze Bear What About Her Cubs?

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 28, 2015 in Animal Emotions
Killing Blaze, a mother grizzly bear, really was a decision that "killed" three bears. Now her two surviving cubs are supposed to go to the Toldeo Zoo, however, there is huge resistance to this move. Zoo administrators like to note that captive bears live long and cushy lives in cages, but that is not what it is like to be a grizzly. They should be returned to the wild.

Is Psychological Science Bad Science?

By Denise Cummins Ph.D. on August 28, 2015 in Good Thinking
In the largest replication effort to date, researchers could not replicate over half of the psychology studies targeted. Here is why that doesn't spell doom for psychological science.
Distracted Living

Distracted Living

Realize where your priorities lie and turn your undivided attention towards them to use all of your efforts and resources achieving things that make you feel proud and content. These seven tips can help you stop living distracted and add more value to the time you have!

Women's Sexual Fantasies - the Latest Scientific Research

It's important to note that while headline writers may focus on the fact women have sexual fantasies about coercive sex, this research finds it's an occasional daydream, not a preoccupation. It would be similarly unfair to tar men with the brush of an occasional fantasy they may have.

Creating a Plan of Action

By Angie Hallier on August 28, 2015 in Life After Divorce
Once you have created a heartfelt and meaningful vision for what you want you new life to look lie, the next step is to create a plan of action. The plan needs to include guidelines, a paradigm, your values and your goals for the next 12 months.

Replicating Failures to Replicate

By Jesse Marczyk on August 28, 2015 in Pop Psych
100 attempts to replicate recent psychology findings yield about 37 successes; almost all of them are reduced in size compared to the originals. Psychology research seems to be troubling wrong. Why is that the case, and how can we fix it?

Decaf, OK?

By Joseph A Shrand M.D. on August 28, 2015 in The I-M Approach
Anger is a powerful and scary emotion designed to change the behavior of someone else. But respect is equally powerful, a behavior designed to change the emotion of someone else. Read how respect is used in this story.
6 Signs of Addiction in Adult Children of Alcoholics

6 Signs of Addiction in Adult Children of Alcoholics

By Richard Taite on August 28, 2015 in Ending Addiction for Good
If you’re not already in a household where recognizable addiction, domestic violence or infidelity are the norm, there are warning signs that indicate that you could be on that path. The earlier you get help, the easier it is to make change.

25 Simple Trust Building Behaviors

Engagement. Innovation. Trust. Stop thinking about the outcomes you want. Focus, instead, on the simple, organic, and natural way to get all three. Explore what that looks like with these 25 behaviors.
Body Confidence, the Most Potent Aphrodisiac of All!

Body Confidence, the Most Potent Aphrodisiac of All!

By Atalanta Beaumont on August 28, 2015 in Handy Hints for Humans
Body confidence, the most attractive aphrodisiac there is.

Who Says Extroverts Make Better Leaders? Part 1

Introverts, take the lead! So urges Andy Johnson, the introvert, leader, executive coach, and licensed counselor who wrote Introvert Revolution. Johnson is leading the charge to eradicate the bias against introvert leadership. In this first installment of a two-part series, he sheds light on the plight of the introvert leader.

Who's More Rational, Human Animals or NON-human Animals?

By David Ropeik on August 28, 2015 in How Risky Is It, Really?
Discoveries about animal intelligence and emotion, and about human cognition, are challenging our views of which species on the Tree of Life are more rational.
How Trump Trumps Pressure

How Trump Trumps Pressure

What do Tom Brady and Donald Trump have in common?

What is Prescription Misuse?

Although "prescription drug abuse" is a hot topic, it seems that many don't understand exactly what this entails. Here, we describe the various types of prescription drug abuse and how it can impact one's life.

Mapping Your Position in Cultural Space

This blog offers a way to get a larger perspective on one's position in social space.

Women Initiate Divorce Much More Than Men, Here's Why

By Douglas LaBier Ph.D. on August 28, 2015 in The New Resilience
Women are much more likely than men to initiate divorce, according to survey of over 2000 heterosexual couples. The reasons point to unfulfilled desire for intimacy and emotional connection with their husbands during the course of marriage; while men report contentment with the way things are.

Life May Never Be the Same: Parenting Kids in Recovery

Parenting an adult addict is a difficult path. How different is parenting the recovering adult addict?