The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on July 11, 2020 in Fulfillment at Any Age
A new study on couples shows how expressing affection toward your partner can help your relationship while keeping both of you mentally and physically healthier.
By Doreen Dodgen-Magee, Psy.D. on July 11, 2020 in Deviced!
The pandemic is hard on adolescents. Here are a few tips that can help.
By David Livingstone Smith Ph.D. on July 10, 2020 in Philosophy Dispatches
Dehumanization fuels the worst atrocities that human beings perpetrate on one another. Find out what it is and how it works.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on July 10, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
The feelings many people are experiencing surrounding COVID-19 and racial justice are complicated. Support groups can help to sort through those feelings.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on July 11, 2020 in ExperiMentations
Emerging research defines a unique pandemic-related constellation connecting risks with health and illness, coping, stressors and key COVID19-related factors.
By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on July 11, 2020 in Wander Woman
Are your emotions hijacking your good sense and outlook? Answering these three questions will help you regain your perspective and grow through disturbing times and events.
By Claire Lerner LCSW-C on July 11, 2020 in Zero to Six
Some kids need more time to make state changes—from awake to asleep, and asleep to awake. Here's a range of strategies to help children adapt to waking life.
By Laura Betzig Ph.D. on July 11, 2020 in The Political Animal
People have always lived with plagues. The toll of those epidemics was devastating, but they often had upsides.
By Sue Scheff on July 11, 2020 in Shame Nation
Teens are struggling with feelings of loneliness, stress, and anxiety. A new survey shows an increase in suicide attempts among young people. Here's what parents need to know.
By Sarah Rose Cavanagh Ph.D. on July 11, 2020 in Once More, With Feeling
A book that will hopefully change campus culture and sexual assault.
By Blake Griffin Edwards LMFT on July 11, 2020 in Progress Notes
A paradigm-shifting global crisis is actually a decent opportunity to make some constructive changes in our lives.
By Meredith Hemphill Ruden DSW on July 11, 2020 in You, Me and Them
Is your assessment of COVID-19 risk off? Being safe and social today.
By Linda and Charlie Bloom on July 11, 2020 in Stronger at the Broken Places
Those who did not disclose their traumas were more likely to suffer both minor and major health problems such as ulcers, flu, headaches, cancer, and high blood pressure.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 11, 2020 in How To Do Life
Six approaches that may particularly appeal to atheists and agnostics.
By Liesel Sharabi Ph.D. on July 10, 2020 in Dating in the Digital Age
Quitting is hard—and online dating is no exception.
By Melissa Shepard MD on July 10, 2020 in Erasing Stigma
In uncertain times, embracing discomfort may actually help us find peace.
By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on July 10, 2020 in Life, Refracted
Have you ever felt stuck on a treadmill in pursuit of life "success"? Try looking at the value of your efforts from an alternate point of view.
By Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. on July 10, 2020 in Presence of Mind
Cultural traditions that represent and contribute to social inequality are psychologically harmful. When we learn of this, we should willingly retire them.
By Nancy Darling Ph.D. on July 10, 2020 in Thinking About Kids
Socializing on Zoom with family on friends? Feel bored and awkward? These tips can make them work better.
By Dean A. Haycock Ph.D. on July 10, 2020 in Tyrannical Minds
How well can a person with extreme narcissistic traits function toward achieving a distant goal while satisfying the need to be praised and recognized in the short term?
By Julie A. Fast on July 10, 2020 in Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder
What is the difference between a typical grandiose rap persona and the grandiose manic psychosis of bipolar disorder?
By Cynthia Li M.D. on July 10, 2020 in Brave New Medicine
What lies at the root of most chronic conditions?
By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on July 10, 2020 in Sleep Newzzz
It appears that even among people who started getting more sleep during the weeks and months of stay-at-home, their sleep quality suffered.
By Bryan E. Robinson Ph.D. on July 10, 2020 in The Right Mindset
What happens as we are dying? New neuroscience reveals the dying brain's first and last experiences as we pass away.
By Elizabeth Cohen Ph.D. on July 10, 2020 in Divorce Course
If others' behavior occasionally feels like nails on a chalkboard to you, this tip can help you feel more comfortable with people who typically make you angry.
By Donald Altman on July 10, 2020 in Practical Mindfulness
Are you forgetful? Distracted? Being mindful requires getting the right nutrition! A few changes can boost your brain quickly.
By Maureen Seaberg on July 10, 2020 in Sensorium
Yoga and meditation are pathways to enhanced sensory health.
By Chris Gilbert, M.D., Ph.D. on July 10, 2020 in Heal the Mind to Heal the Body
Do women take longer than men to eliminate drugs? A new study suggests they do, which could explain their heightened risk for side effects.
By Christopher Bergland on July 10, 2020 in The Athlete's Way
Groundbreaking new research in mice identifies a single protein that helps to explain the brain-boosting benefits of exercise and may someday lead to an "exercise pill" for humans.
By Jonathan Stevens, M.D., M.P.H. on July 10, 2020 in Mind Matters from Menninger
A unique and effective approach for clients who “feel stuck” within their lives or traditional psychotherapy.
By Maddalena Marini, Ph.D. on July 10, 2020 in The Hidden Mind
New research shows that autistic individuals implicitly identified themselves with less masculine and feminine attributes.
By Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP on July 10, 2020 in The Psychology of Aging
Depression is not a normal part of aging, but it is the most prevalent mental health condition among older adults. Knowing the signs and symptoms of depression can help.
By Sylvia R. Karasu M.D. on July 10, 2020 in The Gravity of Weight
Why do some people volunteer for potentially risky Phase I clinical trials that offer them no therapeutic benefit?
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