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By Colin Ellard Ph.D. on April 19, 2019 in Mind Wandering
When Notre Dame caught fire, there was an outpouring of emotion from the whole world. This dramatic response illustrates the importance of beauty and awe in our lives.
By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on April 19, 2019 in Off the Couch
How you manage the difference between something that happened to you and something you did can impact your self-confidence, well-being, and general satisfaction in life.
By Kelly Bulkeley Ph.D, on April 19, 2019 in Dreaming in the Digital Age
Anyone interested in dream psychology will find the works of these anthropologists enormously helpful in understanding the cultural dimensions of dreaming.
By Psychology Today Editorial Staff on April 18, 2019 in Brainstorm
People in faith communities can face distinct challenges in dealing with mental illness. Mental health practitioners and advocates are finding ways to meet them.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 19, 2019 in How To Do Life
A checklist for psychotherapists and counselors.
By Amy Barnhorst MD on April 19, 2019 in In Crisis
As a physician, my loyalty is to my patients. But when that patient is a potential school shooter, my loyalties get complicated.
By Cami Rosso on April 19, 2019 in The Future Brain
Researchers create a new artificial intelligence machine learning to model collective behavior of living organisms.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on April 19, 2019 in Fixing Families
What is often driving relationship problems is the need for to individuate — be more of the person you now are. Symptoms and ways to successfully move through this challenging time
By Susan Weinschenk Ph.D. on April 19, 2019 in Brain Wise
Trying to create some new habits or change old ones? It may be easier than you think.
By Gregg Levoy on April 19, 2019 in Passion!
Mini-reviews of great reads—fiction and nonfiction—about the search for callings.
By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on April 19, 2019 in One Among Many
You go first! No, you go first! When you cede the first move to someone else, are you being nice—or socially nimble?
By Christopher Bergland on April 19, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
New research suggests that low-intensity walking helps to maintain total cerebral volume and promotes healthy brain aging.
By Georgia Witkin Ph.D. on April 19, 2019 in The Chronicles of Infertility
How to navigate many emotions at once when dealing with difficult life events, such as infertility.
By Walter Veit on April 19, 2019 in Science and Philosophy
Part 3 of an interview with distinguished philosophy professor Bas van Fraassen on his connection to existentialism.
By Joseph Burgo Ph.D. on April 19, 2019 in Shame
Narcissists describe all relations between between two people in terms of who is larger than whom, always placing themselves on the most favorable side of the equation.
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on April 19, 2019 in Lifetime Connections
If it’s been more than a month since your breakup and you still feel stuck, you may need to force yourself to get back into the ebb and flow of social connections.
By Michele Ybarra MPH, Ph.D. on April 19, 2019 in Connected
Technology has a lot of benefits. That doesn’t mean we shouldn't put our devices away each night.
By David M. Allen M.D. on April 19, 2019 in A Matter of Personality
Black sheep in families act out their parents' forbidden impulses to engage in sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. But if they enjoy themselves too much, the parents become unstable.
By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on April 19, 2019 in Addiction in Society
We have been chasing down substance use in America since our beginnings as a country. Yet, if anything, we are doing worse than ever. How should we reverse this descent?
By Bill Eddy LCSW, JD on April 19, 2019 in 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life
Narcissistic family members demand attention, insult those closest to them, and want others to resolve their conflicts. Here are some ways to cope.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on April 19, 2019 in Darwin's Subterranean World
Ever notice how unrealistic Wonder Woman’s body is—or wonder what's up with the Hulk? A new study explains.
By Morgan Marietta Ph.D. on April 19, 2019 in Inconvenient Facts
Sureness and sacredness.
By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on April 19, 2019 in Talking About Trauma
Sitting through a criminal trial, particularly one detailing a violent crime, can be traumatizing—and afterward, jurors are left to process the psychological effects on their own.
By John Sean Doyle on April 19, 2019 in Luminous Things
We have everything on this earth that we need to make life worth living. Here's how to go out and find it.
By Isadora Alman MFT, CST on April 18, 2019 in Sex & Sociability
Outdoor sex has a long history, and is often touted in the movies. Beware, however—like much in films, its pleasures shouldn't always be taken literally.
By Linda and Charlie Bloom on April 18, 2019 in Stronger at the Broken Places
In the Buddhist tradition, there is an image known as the "wheel of samsara"—a symbol of the cycle of conditions that go round and round and round.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 18, 2019 in How To Do Life
Queries that have helped my clients move forward.
By G.A. Bradshaw PhD, PhD on April 18, 2019 in Bear in Mind
A former rancher and animal advocate talks about the radical psychological evolution and revolution taking place on the range.
By Cami Rosso on April 18, 2019 in The Future Brain
Neuroscientists from the Yale School of Medicine announced the successful revival of circulation and cellular activity in pig brains for hours after death.
By Jason N. Linder, MA, LMFT on April 18, 2019 in Mindfulness Insights
Sick of the endless negative chatter in your mind? Here's an alternative.
By Adena Bank Lees, LCSW on April 18, 2019 in From Surviving to Thriving
Is positive change possible after a traumatic experience? Yes!
By Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D. on April 18, 2019 in Psychology Yesterday
If a sixth sense were discovered, it would undoubtedly carry huge biological, social, and cultural implications.
By Ewan Morrison on April 18, 2019 in Word-Less
Lost your life story? Narrative-based therapies can help.
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