Play Time

Play Time

Play is essential at every age. It's the great renewer—of body, mind, relationships. Most kids know this. Why don't the rest of us play along?

Secrets of Psychotherapy (Part One): Rediscovering the Inner Child

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Has your adult self spent time with your inner child today?

Laughter—Certain Types—Can Be the Best Medicine

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Cheer yourself up to break free of stress.

Time to Play Dress-Up in the Perfect Costume

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Express yourself in new ways by giving your serious side a rest

Love Lessons No. 3: Love is a Playground (Sex is, too!)

By Jennifer Kunst Ph.D.
How to bring a splash of color to your love life

Let's Play Psychology Jeopardy!

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
20 Jeopardy! questions that will challenge your psych trivia knowledge

Where Are All The Aliens?

By Robert Lanza M.D.
Why NASA and SETI haven't found extraterrestrial life

Mind games: Keeping your brain sharp through play

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Your brain benefits from use both at work and at play.

12 Sure-Fire Ways to Enjoy Any Holiday

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
A countdown guide for enjoying holidays

The Introversion-Creativity Link: How to build your brain's "alpha power"

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Personality and productivity in the workplace.

The Pleasure Principle

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
What is it that you can’t wait to do everyday?

What Are We Doing to the Kids?

By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D.
The loss of free play means a loss of creativity.

3 Fun Ways to Get Kids to Behave

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
School's out! Road trip? Be prepared so the kids don't drive you bananas.

5 Not-So-Obvious Propositions about Play

By Alfie Kohn
It's time to rethink how we think about play.