The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on August 08, 2020 in Insight Therapy
As with food, we consume too much news, and too much of the news we consume is junk.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on August 08, 2020 in Fulfillment at Any Age
There may be times you wish you could get your partner to be just a little nicer. New personality research on agreeableness in relationships suggests what this might take.
By Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on August 07, 2020 in How Do You Know?
Social lives involve patterns—conversations short, long, and in between. What does that tell us about our personalities?
By Sara Gorman, Ph.D., MPH, and Jack M. Gorman, MD on August 07, 2020 in Denying to the Grave
Wondering why misinformation is spreading so rapidly right now? Find out why no one is immune.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on August 09, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
In Thailand, COVID-19 has been well-managed. Here are some tips from Dr. Chomphunut Srichannil on finding hope, listening deeply, cooperating well, and building resilience.
By Darcia F. Narvaez Ph.D. on August 09, 2020 in Moral Landscapes
Many people seem to misconceive breastfeeding as a passing of food-like nutrients to baby. It is far more.
By Christopher Bergland on August 09, 2020 in The Athlete's Way
New research suggests that having faith in the power of a placebo to reduce negative feelings can reduce both self-reported feelings of distress and stress-related brain activity.
By William J Koehler Ph.D., LCSW on August 09, 2020 in Trauma-Informed Living
Overwhelmed by a new change of plans announcement from your school every other day? If you can't seem to decide what to do about back to school this year, consider these 5 tips.
By Steven Stosny, Ph.D. on August 09, 2020 in Anger in the Age of Entitlement
Committed relationships have a foundation of common values, yet most arguments are about perceived ego offenses, not values.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on August 09, 2020 in Social Instincts
Psychologists are finding new ways to measure unwanted personality traits.
By Nootralize - Cognitive Enhancement on August 09, 2020 in Experience Engineering
New placebo-controlled study finds blueberries effective for cognitive enhancement in healthy adults, but which aspects of cognitive functioning were improved?
By Teru Clavel on August 09, 2020 in A Mastery Mindset
Education begins and is supported at home. Regardless of how schools will look this year, parents are a child's most important teacher.
By Sebastian Ocklenburg, Ph.D. on August 09, 2020 in The Asymmetric Brain
Have you ever wondered how many wild animals domestic cats kill on average? A new study shows that the number is surprisingly high.
By Wendy L. Patrick, JD, Ph.D. on August 09, 2020 in Why Bad Looks Good
Experts advise on how to create strong virtual connections between patients and providers.
By Karen Manias MBChB, Ph.D. on August 09, 2020 in Let Food Be Thy Medicine
Implicit weight bias is pervasive in medicine and negatively impacts health. Doctors must take an uncomfortable look at our biases to recognise the harm we may inadvertently cause.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 09, 2020 in How To Do Life
Two ideas to propose to an educator.
By Chrysalis L. Wright Ph.D. on August 08, 2020 in Everyday Media
Prejudiced fake news is back and way worse than it was before.
By Hal Shorey Ph.D. on August 08, 2020 in The Freedom to Change
Are you self-critical and can't stop beating yourself up for the past? Try "radical acceptance" as a way of taking responsibility, changing course, and gaining peace of mind.
By Jessica I. Morales C.Ht. on August 08, 2020 in Building the Habit of HERO
Passion is often viewed as necessary to experience life with meaning. But what if the type of passion you have jeopardizes that?
By Nick Joyce Ph.D. on August 08, 2020 in Learning to Let Go
One of the newest therapies can help you let go of anxious thoughts and feelings (and research backs this claim up).
By Allison Skinner Ph.D. on August 08, 2020 in Catching Bias
Where did your attitudes toward others come from? Research suggests that we can "catch" the attitudes of people around us, and most people are not even aware of it.
By Jason N Linder, PsyD on August 08, 2020 in Relationship and Trauma Insights
Heard about emotionally focused therapy, but not sure how it can help you or your relationship(s)? Your questions answered.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 08, 2020 in Animal Emotions
As animals come to town in the Anthropause, compassionate conservation, conservation psychology, and personal rewilding offer positive leads for friendly future encounters.
By Valentina Stoycheva Ph.D. on August 08, 2020 in The Everyday Unconscious
Worry is a constant companion and triggers are everywhere, but a simple two-step strategy, if practiced regularly, can do wonders to stop your worry dominoes.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on August 08, 2020 in Fixing Families
Statistics show that 80 percent of those couples who separate eventually divorce. Why? Some clinical observations and how to reverse course.
By Renee Engeln Ph.D. on August 08, 2020 in Beauty Sick
New research shows that women believe men think fashion models have the ideal body shape. In reality, both men and women tend to believe fashion models are too thin.
By Beverly B. Palmer Ph.D. on August 08, 2020 in Lasting Love
There is a way to heal our divisions. Try putting a little empathy into your relationships.
By Wallace B. Mendelson M.D. on August 08, 2020 in Psychiatry, a History
Chlorpromazine, tricyclic antidepressants, clozapine, and benzodiazepines are very different kinds of medicines, but come from common ancestors: nineteenth-century fabric dyes.
By Alicia H. Clark Psy.D. on August 08, 2020 in Hack Your Anxiety
Not sure whether your child should go back to school? Tuning into your anxiety can help you make a good decision.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on August 08, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
We have to accept the lived experience of people’s trauma, especially during COVID-19. Here are some insights into supporting those with trauma and grief amid this pandemic.
By Darcia F. Narvaez Ph.D. on August 08, 2020 in Moral Landscapes
Acording to Mary Trump's book, Donald Trump grew up in a household that undermined empathy, kindness, and virtue, and encouraged viciousness in the boys.
By Bryan E. Robinson Ph.D. on August 08, 2020 in The Right Mindset
A groundbreaking study shows what happens to the brain when you have both depression and anxiety and what the combined effects mask.
By Christopher Bergland on August 08, 2020 in The Athlete's Way
New research deconstructs "the arc of narrative" and identifies universal storytelling patterns.
By Chengwei Liu Ph.D. on August 08, 2020 in Decisions Defined
From a pan-virus-free bubble, universal basic income, to an over-investment in healthcare, Chengwei Liu examines the possible fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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