Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Are there books or podcasts that can help ease pandemic burnout?
How can mindfulness and other practices help readers manage stress? A provocative and insightful interview with the founder of Wake Up Well Monday, Kajuan Douglas.
What have I learned during this difficult semester from my students who have demonstrated great resilience? What can we all do to cultivate resilience right now?
Confronting the challenges posed by COVID head-on can offer a transformative learning experience for our students.
Recently published survey regarding knowledge of the Holocaust reveals disturbingly low knowledge among younger adults.
What explains the rise of QAnon and other conspiracy theories?
How to confront the process of death and dying during a pandemic.
The other “-ism” in the COVID-19 era.
How to maintain social distancing while also avoiding loneliness.
How to manage anxiety in a time of uncertainty.
What would your lifestyle be like if you allocated the time normally spent on social media doing something else?
What does recent empirical research reveal regarding tech use and psychology?
How should students be held accountable when they engage in plagiarism?
How can one be a more responsible consumer today? Is it possible to make purchases that are aligned with one's values?
What is going on behind the scenes of the wellness industry? Explore the underbelly of the industry in a podcast.
Oh the places podcasts can take you.
In what ways does popular culture misrepresent psychopathy?
Fiction, science and personal growth are all reflected in my summer's reading list.
Exploring outdoor spaces and exposure to nature has been linked to positive benefits for health and wellness.
Recent research identifies how mental illness stigma varies in different communities.
How are college students faring these days? A brief reflection from an educator navigating both public and private institutions of higher learning.
An overview of Beauty Sick, a significant book that offers analysis of the impact of unattainable beauty standards on women and society at large.
The opioid epidemic casts a wide net regarding who is responsible, including the Sackler family, head of Purdue Pharma.
What is the latest research regarding the obesity epidemic?
What can be learned about the history of unethical research in psychiatry from the documentary "Three Identical Strangers?"
Newfound dog ownership points to larger gifts and lessons for life.
Is it possible to get students to disengage from their digital devices?
Can we apply mindful-based practices to how we approach caring for our elderly loved ones?
How can books help facilitate positive growth and change in your life? Read on.
How can the social scientific literature on double standards and intersectionality add richness to our understanding of the controversy surrounding this year's 2018 U.S. Open?
Azadeh Aalai, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Psychology at Queensborough Community College in New York.
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