There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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By Troy Rondinone Ph.D. on May 23, 2022 in The Asylum
The classic film "Frankenstein" blames the beast on an "abnormal" brain. This speaks to a dark, and ongoing, history of stigma and hate.
By Mark Rego M.D. on May 22, 2022 in Modern World, Modern Mind
Modern life stresses us in a way that makes us vulnerable to mental illness. Only by seeing where modern life and the brain meet will we see how this happens and how to prevent it.
By Steven C. Hayes Ph.D. on May 22, 2022 in Get Out of Your Mind
If you get lost in painful thoughts and feelings, it often helps to do this simple technique.
By Marc Wittmann Ph.D. on May 21, 2022 in Sense of Time
Consciousness and the felt present moment extend in time. Any brain theory of consciousness has to deal with this fact.
By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on May 23, 2022 in Your Wise Brain
We all know that the needs in this world are great. And so are the opportunities to make a big difference to the ones we touch.
By Colleen E Carney Ph.D. on May 23, 2022 in Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep
You’ve tried so many things to get your teen to sleep 8 to 10 hours, and you're both frustrated by the lack of results. The solution may be easier than you think.
By David T. Culkin Ph.D. on May 23, 2022 in OCD and Marriage
Is respecting your partner just a superficial appeasement? What if we were truly genuine in honoring our partners?
By Jeremy E. Sherman Ph.D., MPP on May 23, 2022 in Jerkology
If you feel jerked around by local bullies or global tyrants, you need to understand the way they exploit a dark-triad shell game.
By Victor Lipman on May 23, 2022 in Mind of the Manager
Frequently neglected in business, leadership humility can benefit an organization.
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on May 23, 2022 in Shadow Boxing
Paranormal claims are rife with fraud, as 19th-century psychologists discovered. The human brain had been exploited, but some incidents were not so easily dismissed.
By Deb Mashek Ph.D. on May 23, 2022 in Relationships, Intimate and More
In parenting and beyond, a talk token can serve as a key, keeping the doorway open to important conversations and treasured connections.
By Erin Leonard Ph.D. on May 23, 2022 in Peaceful Parenting
By playing the victim and gaining emotional control of a child, a narcissistic co-parent sabotages the child's attachment with a healthy parent. Regain the bond.
By Adrian A. Fletcher Psy.D., M.A. on May 23, 2022 in Keeping It Real and Resilient
Embracing your inner critic with curiosity instead of letting it defeat you.
By Gail Gross Ph.D., Ed.D., M.Ed. on May 23, 2022 in Strategies for Living
Cheating is a conscious choice. Why do people do it?
By Mitzi Perdue MPA on May 22, 2022 in To End Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is complex, chaotic, and challenging. Politicians are too often unaware of the tools academics can provide them with for addressing the problem.
By Alina Liu Psy.D. on May 22, 2022 in A Therapist's Education
Small talk fills the awkward space during social encounters. But what is the impact of chronic inauthenticity on our mental health?
By Mark B. Baer, Esq. on May 22, 2022 in Empathy and Relationships
The more life experiences people have, the more biases they tend to possess, and left unchecked, those biases lead to impaired thinking.
By Yvonne Castañeda, MSW, LICSW on May 22, 2022 in The Power of Parallels
Has your child or teen developed an unhealthy relationship with food? Here are some ways to help them break up with junk food.
By David Udelf Psy.D. on May 22, 2022 in Sport Between the Ears
"Trust the process" isn't just a go-to phrase athletes throw out to appease the media and fans. It's a disciplined approach they train to achieve their desired results.
By Amanda Ann Gregory, LCPC on May 22, 2022 in Simplifying Complex Trauma
Trauma survivors should be cautious when forgiving their abusers.
By Phil Stark, AMFT on May 22, 2022 in Dude, Where’s My Car-tharsis?
Our childhood experiences can create shame that stays with us long into our adult lives.
By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on May 22, 2022 in Head of the Class
Summer is an opportunity to work ahead on a course or to catch up, but it is also a time to recharge after a long academic year -- the choice is yours to make.
By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on May 22, 2022 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
A key lesson learned in Ukraine that we should all pay attention to.
By Steven Stosny, Ph.D. on May 22, 2022 in Anger in the Age of Entitlement
In metaphors of downward comparison, we compare ourselves to those who seem to be worse than us. These are the most insidious metaphors.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on May 22, 2022 in Animal Emotions
Louise Glazebrook's book written from the dog's point of view explains how to make achieving reciprocal relationships playful and fun and that your dog isn't trying to annoy you.
By Robert N. Johansen Ph.D. on May 22, 2022 in A New GPS for Intimate Relationships
What is the quality of the relationship I have with myself?
By Cara Goodwin, Ph.D. on May 22, 2022 in Parenting Translator
Toilet training (aka “potty training”) can make even the most confident parents question themselves. Decades of research on how to do it well can help.
By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on May 22, 2022 in Urban Survival
The Metaverse will change the way we live, think, work, connect, communicate, create, learn, and capture moments and memories.
By Lindsay B. Jernigan Ph.D. on May 22, 2022 in License to Shine
Use this time to celebrate the people you love. Let this chaotic month help you connect with all that has mattered most on this crazy ride.
By Mary Ellen Purkis Ph.D., RN, Holly Symonds Brown Ph.D., RN, and Christine Ceci Ph.D., RN on May 21, 2022 in Living at Home with "Dementia"
Have you ever chosen home-based activities rather than events in the community with those who live with dementia? What is the impact of those choices?
By Steven R. Shaw Ph.D. on May 21, 2022 in How to Do Academia
Making the most of academic summers.
By Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. on May 21, 2022 in Presence of Mind
Trouble focusing and resisting the unhealthy temptations? Modern life, including our smartphones, can cause cognitive fatigue. We can restore ourselves with green experiences.
By Pirkko Markula Ph.D. on May 21, 2022 in Fit Femininity
Will online fitness classes disappear? Not everyone is prepared to return to gym after the COVID-19 pandemic.
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