There are ways to temper your toughest critic and take constructive control of your feelings.
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By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on April 12, 2019 in In Excess
The "cash out" function in British sports betting has become very popular with gamblers. Should we be concerned?
By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on April 11, 2019 in Black Belt Brain
Forced fitness behaviors that keep our favorite characters from meeting unfortunate early ends could also be usefully channeled by us to increase our own healthy activity time.
By Zoe Weil M.A., M.T.S on April 10, 2019 in Becoming a Solutionary
How can we stop ourselves before we present our opinions and beliefs as facts?
By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on April 10, 2019 in Insight Is 20/20
The pop singers may one day be recognized as revolutionary in the way they have flipped the script on the shame of mental illness.
By Bence Nanay Ph.D. on April 10, 2019 in Psychology Tomorrow
Why do we watch so many TV shows about cooking and baking?
By Diana Graber M.A. on April 09, 2019 in Raising Humans in a Digital World
Is technology to blame for the rising rates of teen depression? Experts weigh in.
By David J. Ley Ph.D. on April 09, 2019 in Women Who Stray
How should therapists approach the issue of social media and online relationships, when they intrude into the therapy process?
By Glenn C. Altschuler Ph.D. on April 09, 2019 in This Is America
Tinged by alienation, apprehension, and artfulness, cute people reflect distrust in sincerity and authenticity. They promise relief from chaos and meaninglessness.
By Christopher Bergland on April 08, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
There's no clear-cut link between adolescents' screen time and psychological well-being, according to a new preregistered study that used robust and transparent research practices.
By Daniel P. Keating Ph.D. on April 08, 2019 in Stressful Lives
Is it time to panic about teens' use of screen time? Some make that claim, but careful research doesn't support it. Meanwhile, the real sources of teen stress go unattended.
By Walter Veit on April 08, 2019 in Science and Philosophy
Part 1 of an interview with distinguished philosophy professor Bas van Fraassen on how to understand science and the danger of popular science writing.
By Ravi Chandra M.D., D.F.A.P.A. on April 07, 2019 in The Pacific Heart
The controversy over Joe Biden and inappropriate touch misses a more dangerous culprit: the quick-to-anger synapses of social media. Also: the science of touch.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on April 07, 2019 in Animal Emotions
Dogs sense their worlds using smell, taste, touch, sight, and hearing, often using information from a potpourri of inputs.
By Larry D. Rosen Ph.D. on April 06, 2019 in Rewired: The Psychology of Technology
What does screen time really tell you?
By Mike Brooks Ph.D. on April 05, 2019 in Tech Happy Life
Part of the "magic" of shows like "Game of Thrones" lies not in what happens on the screen, but in what happens off the screen.
By Christopher J. Ferguson Ph.D. on April 05, 2019 in Checkpoints
The American Psychiatric Association and World Health Organization have moved forward with diagnoses pathologizing heavy video game play. But is it the right thing to do?
By Psychology Today Editorial Staff on April 05, 2019 in Brainstorm
The creator of "The Bright Sessions"—a podcast about therapy for people with superpowers—shares her insights on storytelling, escapism, and diversity.
By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. on April 05, 2019 in Wicked Deeds
Empathy enables us to identify with the monster or killer, which makes them less scary.
By Rami Gabriel Ph.D. on April 05, 2019 in Me, the Self, and I
The world is complicated these days; it has gotten to the point where even having a self is tricky business.
By Jamie Krenn Ph.D. on April 05, 2019 in Screen Time
Joe Biden is being judged for his actions. Sides are taken quickly. Many expend great efforts and energy to comment on the events as they come.
By Rebecca S. Heiss Ph.D. on April 02, 2019 in Psych-illogical
Are we fooling ourselves into thinking we are happier than we actually are with social media? The short answer is yes.
By Azadeh Aalai Ph.D. on April 02, 2019 in The First Impression
An overview of Beauty Sick, a significant book that offers analysis of the impact of unattainable beauty standards on women and society at large.
By Joe Pierre M.D. on April 02, 2019 in Psych Unseen
Does erotomania represent a variant of normal mating behavior gone awry?
By Michael A. Perelman Ph.D. on April 01, 2019 in Sexual Tipping Point
Why do I care about the possibility of a new "Sex in the City"? Because the original provided my first foray as a sex therapist in the public eye.
By Jessica Alleva Ph.D. on April 01, 2019 in Mind Your Body
Can laughter improve our body image? New research reveals the benefits of parody for how we feel about our looks.
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