Cheats and Deceits: Trickery and Deception Are Widespread

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on May 02, 2016 in Animal Emotions
An excellent new book explains how animals and plants exploit and mislead.
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That First Night

There's no place to sleep like home - with new challenges for travel.

Inverse Relationship Between GPA and Innovative Orientation

By Peter Gray Ph.D. on April 30, 2016 in Freedom to Learn
Ironically and tragically, rather than adapt our educational system to the needs of our modern times we have doubled down on the old system, so it is ...

I’m Not “That Kind” of Psychologist

The term “psychologist” may be one of the most-often confused names of any profession. Here’s why. Along with some suggested alternatives.

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When It Comes To Love, What Makes Narcissism So Attractive?

By Joe Pierre M.D. on May 02, 2016 in Psych Unseen
In seeking potential mates with just the right amount of healthy narcissism, we risk finding too much.

Lie Detection Puzzles

By Marcel Danesi Ph.D. on May 02, 2016 in Brain Workout
Have you ever wondered how the great fictional detectives reasoned to identify a culprit? These puzzles provide insight into their thought processes.

What Is Passion? Part 1

By Lybi Ma on May 02, 2016 in Brainstorm
Guest Post by Angela Duckworth, Ph.D.

Ignite Reciprocal Goodwill with Your Partner By Doing This

This one "booster shot" helps partners stay happier & more satisfied, stay together longer, and protects from the negative effects of arguments. So why is it so hard to keep up?

Perfect Practice for Softball (and Sports)

Is your practice full of reps? It shouldn't be.

What can Organizations do to Tackle Workplace Bullying?

Workplace bullying. What is your organization doing about it?

How the World of Mobile Technology is Affecting Each of Us

We’re in the midst of a technological revolution. Whether it’s the cloud, apps, software, or mobile, the pace of technological change is stunning. How do we make sense of it?

Bernadette Grosjean on "From Locked In To Locked Out"

The future of mental health interview series continues with Bernadette Grosjean on sufferers who were previously "locked in" institutions and who are now "locked out" of services.

What's Your Own Role?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on May 02, 2016 in Your Wise Brain
Acknowledging one's own part in a difficult situation is one of the hardest - and I think most honorable - things a person can do.
Carl Pickhardt Ph.D.

Helping Your Adolescent Manage Increased Emotional Intensity

An important avenue of self-management education in adolescence is learning how to manage emotions so that they serve the teenager well, and not badly. Parents can be of help.

Your Hormones and Making (or Losing) Money

We think cold logic determines how we spend or make our money. But our hormones may be influencing us in ways we don't know, if results on financial traders applies to us all.

Exercising Our Freedom and Intelligence

By Michael Hogan Ph.D. on May 02, 2016 in In One Lifespan
Indeed, if Spinoza was right, we may need to understand teams in order to be free.
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Why Am I Always Late?

Why Am I Always Late? Chronic lateness may be about power. By Julie Jarett Marcuse, Ph.D.

Early Maternal Love and Support Boosts Child's Brain Growth

New research suggests that a child's brain is particularly sensitive to maternal love and support during the preschool years. A lack of nurturing can stunt brain development.
The Data Says "Don't Hug the Dog!"
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The Shortcut to Finding Your Purpose in Life
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5 Keys to Living a Richer Life
4. Living a Richer Life

Do You Know How to Get a Great Education for You, Your Child

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 02, 2016 in How To Do Life
Choosing the right schools and making the most of them.

Copyright Is Free Speech

By Robin Sax on May 02, 2016 in Crime Time
Think twice before you just copy and paste that image, or download the image, of "just borrow" from the web. Respecting copyright laws does not mean that you are anti-free speech

The Cost of Neglecting Culture In Therapy

By Darby Saxbe Ph.D. on May 01, 2016 in Home Base
Should psychotherapy treatments be adapted to fit clients’ cultural backgrounds? What does "cultural competence" mean and can it help children with conduct disorders?

Attending to the Unconscious in a Psychotherapy Session

By Karen L Smith MSS, LCSW on May 01, 2016 in Full Living
Lots of folks can offer counsel to our clients. Our job is to help them access clues from their unconscious about the turmoils of their soul.

Mobile Devices and Corporate Culture

How Mobile Devices Alter Our Thinking and Corporate Culture

Bring It On! 8 Reasons Some Kids Thrive Despite Adversities

A groundbreaking new study has pinpointed 8 factors that promote flourishing in kids who face multiple "adverse childhood experiences."

7 Steps Toward Resiliency

There is nothing remarkable about motherhood and anxiety other than to say that it is expected and rather unexceptional.

The Cinderella Bait-and-Switch

By Danielle Teller on May 01, 2016 in Tipping Sacred Cows
As a society, we teach our children that true love is life’s highest goal, but once they get married, we tell them that true love does not exist. Our society is being hypocritical.

Why Do Women Strive for Abdominal Perfection?

By Pirkko Markula Ph.D. on May 01, 2016 in Fit Femininity
Abdominal workouts that promise sexy, sculpted abdominals fast are common. Why are we enticed by their promise?

This Simple Insight Will Take a Load Off Your Mind

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on May 01, 2016 in Ambigamy
You'll be a lot smarter, happier and more bully-proof when you divorce the popular moral nonsense that makes an absolute virtue out of only-sometimes-useful tactics.


A mindset is a belief that orients the way we handle situations. Our mindsets help us spot opportunities but they can trap us in self-defeating cycles.

The Rut Checklist

By Tania Luna on May 01, 2016 in Surprise!
Can you tell if you or someone close to you is stuck in a rut?

Corner Flags, Constraints, and Creativity

Sometimes what we see as blocking our way can be just what we need to creatively guide us forward

Does Your Marriage Need Help? Send Out a May Day Call!

Anyone who’s ever pondered the demise of a marriage knows that even when money, time and energy are no object, splitting up a family is a very hard thing to do.You may not have to.

Love Potion No. 9

By David Ludden Ph.D. on May 01, 2016 in Talking Apes
Oxytocin is commonly known as the “love hormone,” but it can have opposite effects depending on the person and the situation.