There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Ramani Durvasula, Ph.D. on January 05, 2019 in A Guide to Better Relationships
It's a thorny and toxic issue. We struggle with how to talk about a dirty word: narcissism.
By Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT on January 05, 2019 in Toxic Relationships
To narcissists, relationships are a means to meet their needs. They play games, fool you, then leave.
By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D., MPP on January 04, 2019 in Ambigamy
To keep society free, everyone needs to guard against total jerk behavior, defined as simply, accurately and objectively as possible. Here's an attempt at such a definition.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on January 04, 2019 in Darwin's Subterranean World
About 20 percent of heterosexual, dating American women admit to having a romantic "Plan B." Who are these women, and what are they thinking?
By Erin Leonard Ph.D. on January 03, 2019 in Peaceful Parenting
The argument against empathy is flawed for three important reasons. Understanding them is critical in clarifying what empathy is and why it is imperative to human beings.
By Neel Burton M.D. on January 03, 2019 in Hide and Seek
Successful versus unsuccessful psychopaths.
By Elinor Greenberg, Ph.D. on December 31, 2018 in Understanding Narcissism
Your narcissistic ex who cruelly dumped you now wants to see you again. If you are wondering what he will do if you say "no," this article can help you predict how he may react.
By Stanton E. Samenow Ph.D. on December 31, 2018 in Inside the Criminal Mind
The criminal as "a little god," and gods do not failed.
By Linda Esposito LCSW on December 28, 2018 in From Anxiety to Zen
The omission of Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) by the DSM-5 does not mean it's not a thing.
By Bill Eddy LCSW, JD on December 28, 2018 in 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life
Bullies tend to have high-conflict personalities. They are predictable, impulsive, and rigid thinkers. Here's a few tips for dealing with them in negotiations.
By Bobby Azarian Ph.D. on December 27, 2018 in Mind In The Machine
Baffled by Donald Trump's political invincibility? Here are 14 reasons why people continue to support the president despite behavior that would have sunk any other politician.
By Jen Kim on December 26, 2018 in Valley Girl With a Brain
Why you might want to reconsider sharing too many selfies online.
By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D., MPP on December 23, 2018 in Ambigamy
Here's a walking tour down the path to stubborn entrenchment, a path open to anyone.
By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D., MPP on December 22, 2018 in Ambigamy
If you could vaccinate human nature against one trait, what would it be? Here's an answer. Whether you agree with it or not, the question is worth your careful attention.
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on December 21, 2018 in Lifetime Connections
It’s like using your sweetest voice, pet names, and special treats to entice your dog close enough to snap on the leash—that's how narcissists love bomb their prey.
By Mark Zaslav Ph.D. on December 20, 2018 in Shame, Guilt and Their Defenses
The children of self-absorbed parents suffer from the predictable effects of emotional neglect and manipulation. But there are paths to recovery.
By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D. on December 19, 2018 in Evil Deeds
How can we overcome embitterment?
By Wendy Jones, Ph.D. on December 15, 2018 in Intersubjective
Jane Austen shows us how Narcissistic Personality Disorder can lead to cognitive distortions and lying.
By Mark Zaslav Ph.D. on December 13, 2018 in Shame, Guilt and Their Defenses
Increasingly, parents seem to be putting their children on display. Are these parents narcissists?
By Elinor Greenberg, Ph.D. on December 11, 2018 in Understanding Narcissism
If you are wondering whether someone is too narcissistic to be a friend, here is some information that can help you make up your mind.
By Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT on December 10, 2018 in Toxic Relationships
Beware of the Dark Triad and getting involved with someone who has a malevolent personalty. Learn the traits, don't doubt yourself. Get help, and protect yourself.
By Nathan H. Lents, Ph.D. on December 10, 2018 in Beastly Behavior
While a personal evaluation is required for a psychological diagnosis, an evolutionary analysis can be informative on this important question.
By Eric R. Maisel Ph.D. on December 08, 2018 in Rethinking Mental Health
Authoritarian parents make their children's lives miserable. If you're dealing with an authoritarian parent or haven't recovered from those dealings, here are 10 tactics to try.
By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on December 08, 2018 in Theory of Knowledge
The DSM maps the personality disorders into clusters (A, B, and C). This blog organizes them into their polar opposites (e.g., Narcissistic is the opposite of Avoidant).
By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. on December 07, 2018 in Wicked Deeds
The scope and magnitude of New York City make it an attractive hunting ground for a serial killer who desires public recognition for his crimes.