It’s Okay to Be an Angry Young Woman

Teenage girls in fiction tend to be stubborn, moody, or brooding, but rarely are they seething with anger. Why not?

The Stanford Rape Case

Let’s shift the conversation toward understanding the needs of survivors in their healing journey.

Parenting While Traumatized

Parenting is not an easy task. Imagine how much more difficult it must be to parent after surviving a childhood trauma.

The Worst Things to Say to Someone Who's Mourning

Avoid these “well meaning” comments when comforting the bereaved and try these supportive, helpful ones instead.

The Cognitive Allure of Music

The science behind the emotional and mental connection to a particular band or type of music. By Rebecca Wallwork.

The Legacy of Unfinished Business

Guest post by Mark Wolynn

ADHD: Finding New Solutions

What are the alternatives to treating ADHD?

Teen Opioid Abuse: Can LifeSkills Training Reduce Misuse?

In the midst of a nationwide opiate-addiction epidemic, researchers are seeing promising results from a program that can help teens resist drug use.

Running Through Trauma

Trauma is a complex human experience, and no one treatment will work for everyone. Running, however, may be a holistic, gentle and accessible approach to moving through it.

The Power of the Digital Bond

After my father's sudden death, social media brought me kinship, comfort, and companionship with people I hardly even knew in real life.

Unite to Break the Silence and Forge Community

This weekend in Washington DC, something historic happens. Thousands of individuals and hundreds of organizations will come together to face addiction and stand up for recovery. The Unite To Face Addiction rally, a free event on the National Mall this Sunday, October 4, represents a powerful joining of forces toward the pursuit of a common goal.

The Ways, and Whys, of Autism

In Uniquely Human, Dr. Barry Prizant advocates a paradigm shift in understanding and treating autism. He maintains that “autism isn’t an illness. It’s a different way of being human.”

The Secret to Happiness, According to Strangers

What does happiness even mean, and what is the right way to achieve it? In order to answer this question, I walked around Madison Square Park in Manhattan and asked strangers about happiness.

The Adolescent Brain on Meditation

How mindfulness heals

How the Brain Can Hear Voices That Don't Exist

Schizophrenic individuals who experience auditory hallucinations seem to hear voices emanating from within. Neuroscientists are investigating how and why this happens.

Dr. Google

The social stigma of mental illness on campus is so pervasive that the only place many look for help is online.

Medical Marijuana Laws Haven't Endangered Teens, Study Finds

Research suggests that cannabis may help treat pain, inflammation, nausea, epileptic seizures, and other conditions. Despite these potential benefits, many people express concern that legalizing pot for some adults will lead to a spike in recreational use by adolescents.

What Divorced Dads Really Want for Father’s Day

If we want authentic relationships with our children, we have to begin by being authentic ourselves.

The Adjustment of Adoptees

Does the emotional, behavioral and academic adjustment of adopted children differ from that of non-adopted children? New research sheds light on the differences—and similarities—between both groups.

It’s Complicated: Ten Years After

Grief is a fickle and complicated lifelong journey that can assault its victims with debilitating symptoms at any time after its origin. Understanding that grief knows no time limit can ease the path toward acceptance.

To Prevent Sexual Violence, Campuses Turn to Bystanders

To combat attacks on college-aged women, researchers are developing programs to teach incoming students to be better bystanders.

Smiling Depression

Think you know what a depressed person always looks and acts like? You’d be surprised.

Viva Enigma

My best friend died of pancreatic cancer. What did it mean when I visited her grave?

I Said No, Didn't I?

Cognitive processes, triggered by specific situations, are not as pan-cultural as once thought.

Why Testing on Monkeys Won't Help Kids

Studies done on monkeys do not result in benefits to humans. In fact, I am concerned with the psychological well-being of the children who are being targeted by researchers.

Reflections on Residency

Like any professional journey, becoming a psychologist has its triumphs and challenges, its ups and downs. Here are important things to remember along the way.

The Right Stuff

A recent study in Intelligence and a meta-analysis in Psychological Science have stirred up fresh debate about the relationship between practice and performance.

More Than Just Teddy Bears

Transitional objects like blankets, stuffed animals and rag dolls not only bridge the connection from home to school, but allow for the emergence of a child’s inherent sense of self.

Maintaining a "Winning" Focus Is Not the Way to Win

A focus on winning engenders a fear of losing—and that, paradoxically, can mar performance.

Husband of Joys and Sorrows

A tale of a promising marriage destroyed from within by addiction, by guest blogger Fran Simon.

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