Why Some People Blame the Victims of Crime

By Art Markman Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Ulterior Motives
There are many situations in which people blame the victims of crimes for what happened to them. Are there factors that predict when this happens?

8 Common Effects of Narcissistic Parenting

By Craig Malkin Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Romance Redux
Being raised by a narcissistic parent can have profound and lasting effects. Here are eight I've commonly seen in the course of my 25 years of practice.

12 Warning Signs Your Child May Have a Mental Health Issue

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Singletons
Nearly one in five children is affected with an emotional or behavioral disorder. How to recognize a problem and find help.

7 Ways to Make a Long Commute Less Painful

By Juliana Breines Ph.D. on September 29, 2016 in In Love and War
Lengthy commutes can threaten health and happiness, but they don’t have to. Here are seven research-based suggestions for surviving (and maybe even enjoying) your commute.

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What’s Really Behind the Curtain?

So, what happens when our social assumptions and expectations are misplaced? More to the point, what happens when we figure that out? We discover things aren't quite as they seem.

Some "Do's" and "Don'ts" for Loved Ones

By Fran Simone Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in A Family Affair
Are you trying to figure out how best to handle a loved one's addiction? Consider some do's and don'ts.
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When to Disclose Your Mood Disorder

By Susan Noonan MD on September 30, 2016 in View From the Mist
Do you let everyone in on your diagnosis?

Trump's Appeal to White, Christian America

By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in The Big Questions
Can nueroscience research provide clues into the support of Donald Trump among White, religious people in America?

Stressed Out by Presidential Politics?

Are you stressed out by presidential politics? How mindfulness can help bring you greater clarity and peace of mind

The Secret to Outsmarting Your Acne

By Georgia Ede MD on September 30, 2016 in Diagnosis: Diet
Learn how the foods you eat control the hormones governing your skin. Recent science reveals three powerful dietary strategies that get to the root of your acne problem.

4 Ways to Stop Putting Your Joy on Hold

By Susan Biali M.D. on September 30, 2016 in Prescriptions for Life
Do you complain a lot about your life, or frequently wish that it could be different? Shift your perspective and discover how to enjoy your life now, no matter what's going on.

How to Stop Insecurity From Damaging Your Relationships

By Jennice Vilhauer Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Living Forward
Chronic insecurity is toxic to your relationships. Learn 4 ways to stop the sinking feeling of insecurity and regain your sense of well-being.

Is Buddhist Enlightenment Evolving to Become More Communal?

By Dale Wright on September 30, 2016 in Buddhist Enlightenment
That there are good reasons to conclude that the meaning of "enlightenment" in Buddhism is evolving beyond individual spirituality toward deeper communal sensibilities.

Why Are Kids So Anxious These Days?

By Michael Ungar Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Nurturing Resilience
New research shows that more and more adolescents are at risk of mental illness. The solution may not be more treatment but changing children’s environments to be less stressful.

You CAN Stay Strong, Sane & Centered in Times of Stress

By Traci Stein Ph.D., MPH on September 30, 2016 in The Integrationist
These 7 tips can help you become more emotionally resilient in general and maintain perspective during times of strife

Staying Physically Active Promotes Self-Reliance as You Age

By Christopher Bergland on September 30, 2016 in The Athlete's Way
A new study from Yale University reports that staying moderately physically active is key to maintaining mobility and a state of independence as people get older.

Can a Relationship Survive After Betrayal?

By Randi Gunther Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Rediscovering Love
Even when a relationship seems healthy and unassailable, they can fall prey to a betrayal that cannot be easily predicted or explained.

Is Sexual Objectification Automatic?

By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in The Big Questions
Sexual objectification may help preserve self-control.
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Ask Yourself This Question to Better Meet Your Goals

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Friendship 2.0
If you keep coming up short when trying to meet goals, you might want to give this theory a look.

6 Strategies for Dealing With Adult Sibling Rivalry

It only takes one person to change the functioning of an entire family system – as you shift your own behaviors, others will have to shift in response.

How to Communicate in a World of Spin

By Steve Sisgold on September 30, 2016 in Life in a Body
This virus of falseness is only getting worse and no one, it seems, is spared the plague of this spin.

Psychology's Crisis Isn't New

By Jonathan Wai Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Finding the Next Einstein
What is new is the public attention and change that’s generating. In addition to the replication crisis, here are some other problems with the field that need addressing.

The Top Ten Myths About Men’s Sexuality

By Joe Kort Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Understanding the Erotic Code
It is time to stop gender bias and catch therapists up to understanding what really is happening in men’s erotic universe.

How Frequent is Sexual Objectification?

By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in The Big Questions
New research tests the frequency of unwanted sexual gazing.

The Chronic Pain of Contraception

By Mark Borigini M.D. on September 29, 2016 in Overcoming Pain
It is of concern that adolescents in this research seemed more vulnerable to this risk than women 20 to 34 years old; this is a population often more at risk.

Lending a Hand

By Susan Hooper on September 29, 2016 in Detours and Tangents
On two morning walks several months apart, I had starkly different experiences with strangers I thought might need help.

Tinder and Lasting Love?

What is Tinder? What can it lead to? Why are people on it? I decided to dive deeper and find the answers to those questions.

The True Nature of Jealousy

We often appear to experience jealousy long after knowing that we have lost a romantic or sexual partner to another person.
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A 28th Amendment, a New American Declaration of Independence

By David Ropeik on September 29, 2016 in How Risky Is It, Really?
The need for control over our own lives explains why Americans would probably support a 28th Amendment to limit money in politics and return control of government to the people.

Watch Your Language and Give Me Back My Control!

By Dawn R. Norris, Ph.D. on September 29, 2016 in The Next Step
No, it’s not about your two-year-old; it’s about the “unemployed” identity.

Energy Bites for Teachers

By Joseph Cardillo Ph.D. on September 29, 2016 in Attention Training
Often times the last person teachers think about is themselves.

Constructive Anger

By Paul Ekman Ph.D. on September 29, 2016 in Face It!
Do you use anger constructively? The Dalai Lama and Paul Ekman weigh in.

3 Things Your Smile Can Say About Your Future

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M. on September 29, 2016 in Head Games
Your smile communicates much more than you may realize.