Designing Good Habits

Designing Good Habits

While bad habits are astonishingly strong, they do have weak points.
Is It Bad to be “Set in Your Ways”?

Is It Bad to be “Set in Your Ways”?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
What's really wrong with it?
End Habit, Get Happy

End Habit, Get Happy

By Meg Selig
Could changing a harmful habit make you happier?
Changing Your Brain By Changing Your Mind

Changing Your Brain By Changing Your Mind

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
How meditation rewires your brain to be more positive
Succeed at Habit Change

Succeed at Habit Change

By Meg Selig
This book could be the key.

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Ninety Percent of High Performers Possess High EQ

Returning a 5-Year-Old to Her Bed

By Dennis Rosen M.D.
The five year old who refuses to stay in her bed

The downside of planning

By Art Markman Ph.D.
Don't get overwhelmed by your need to achieve.

Why Quitters Win

By Nick Tasler
Unraveling the last mystery of success.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Recipe

By Neel Burton M.D.
Chicken soup and the therapeutic value of cooking.

To Lose the Weight, You Gotta Change How You Relate (to Food)

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Why behavioral skills are the key to long-term weight loss

Eight Keys to Life Hardiness and Resiliency

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Helpful Reminders During Challenging Times

Good Habits Make You Feel Like You're Gonna Die

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.
Carrot sticks can make you as happy as donuts in 45 days.

Psychological Predictors of Long Life

By Jefferson M Fish Ph.D.
An 80-year study discovers traits that help people to live longer.

Seven Ways to Say “No” and Keep Good Relations

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Set your boundaries without feeling guilty.

Are You a Poor Communicator? Stop the Damage and Improve Relationships

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Are You a Poor Communicator? Stop the Damage and Improve Relationships

Designing Our Children’s Future

By Michael Hogan Ph.D.
Calling for a science of design, complexity, and collective action.

The Yin Yang Of Politics

By Russell Razzaque M.D.
There are two sides to every issue. Good government is balancing them both.

The Neuroscience of Regret

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
How our brains learn to let go of regret as we age — and why some people don't

Are You Sure You Want a Habit?

By Kelly McGonigal Ph.D.
Overcoming a bad habit requires more than building a better habit.

Falling off the Floss Wagon

By Talya Miron-Shatz Ph.D.
"My name is Talya and I'm a non-flosser."

5 Danger Signs Along the Way to Falling Off an Infidelity Cliff

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
The best way to avoid living a lie: prevent doing something you'd be ashamed of.

Why Wireless Children Are More Successful in School

By Gina Barreca Ph.D.
What happens when a generation no longer anticipates but only demands?

Five simple tricks for healthier eating

By Amie M. Gordon PhD
Healthier food choices for you and your kids may be just a label away.

Using Illegal Drugs to Cope with Trauma

By Michael Ungar Ph.D.
Is it effective?

Space and Empathy

By Carl Wilkerson M.B.A.
Inclusive design requires the ability to see other people’s perspectives

What Sort of Chaos Do You Invite?

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
Creating chaos in our daily lives

What Should You Do if You Make a Mistake?

By Donna Barstow
A cartoon about making the wrong choice..

The Bad Science of Banning Soda

By Kelly McGonigal Ph.D.
Mayor Bloomberg's soda ban ignores key scientific evidence.

How to Quit Addiction: The Uncle Ozzie Quiz

By Stanton Peele
Doing it on your own.

Expand your personality, shrink your waistline

By Ben C. Fletcher D.Phil., Oxon
People who want to lose weight: Do Something Different.

Good Habit - Questionable Motive

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
The twelfth person to have a kidney transplant and live

A Simple Trick for Sticking to Your Resolutions - For Good

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
This method is so easy, and yet so effective.

Health Habits Develop Early and are Hard to Change

By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., ABPP
If you want to have a healthy life you need to start early with health habits.

Yes, You Might Be a Flake

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D.
... and the cost to your friendships may be higher than you think.

Combat Depression with Procrastination Technology

By Bill Knaus Ed.D.
Hidden procrastination can extend depression

Q&A With Dawn Raffel: The Secret Life of Objects

By Jennifer Haupt
A Memoir told through photos and essays about everyday objects.

Are You Losing Your Memory? (Part 1)

By E E Smith
Five Signs It's Probably Not Serious

Everyone who’s got integrity raise your hand!

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
"People who label people are all hypocrites!"

How to Deal with Bad Boss Bragging

By Lynn Taylor
You Can Model Compassionate Behavior

Core Truths, Core Beliefs and Obstacles to Progress, Pt. 2

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
What you believe about yourself may be getting in your way, Pt. 2

Do You Need a Well-Male Exam?

By Naveed Saleh M.D., M.S.
Unfortunately, nearly one in three men don't have a primary care physician.

'When the Internet Is Better Than People'

By Marnia Robinson
Cyber erotica: Can pixels alleviate an evolutionary yearning?

The Price of Education

By APA Division 15
Is paying students to attend classes right? Is it effective?

Enhancing & Maintaining Sexual Attraction

By Barry W McCarthy Ph.D.
How can you nurture and reinforce the desire in your relationship?

What Is Karma and Why Should it Matter to Us?

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Karma refers to planting behavioral seeds that turn into lifelong habits.

Four Great Things Dads Do

By Mark Banschick M.D.
A good father makes a world of difference. Here are some reasons why.

Perfect Intimacy

By Mark Banschick M.D.
The perfect is the enemy of the good - Voltaire

Learning to Think Like an Optimist

By Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.
Resilience pays off during tough times.

Writers Do It Often: Here's How

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Morning or night, writers flow by way of their rituals.

Too Many E-Mails? 7 Tips to Successful e-Mail Management

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Seven tips for successful email management

Will Swearing Harm Your Child?

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Should children be protected from swearing, or allowed to express themselves?

How to Find Your Best Career & Get Paid Doing What You Love

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Three keys to identifying your best career

The Long and Winding Road to Health and Happiness

By Howard S. Friedman Ph.D.
Do 100-year-olds know life's secret?

My Dog Griffin: My Not-So Secret Strategy for Getting Through the Sandusky Trial

By Olga Trujillo J.D.
The love of a dog can help during tough times.

Put Some Mindfulness Into Your Eating

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
5 ways to eat less by thinking more.

How to Be Ultra Productive — 10 Tips for Mastering Your Time Now

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
The key to time management is self management

Managing Student Anger about Grades

By Haig Kouyoumdjian Ph.D.
Don't Take the Blame.

Procrastination and Dopamine Receptor Density

By David D. Nowell Ph.D.
To support a student or family member with goal-managment challenges, do this.

The Modules of Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Interpersonal Effectiveness

By Stacy Pershall M.F.A.
In which a Strange Girl uses DBT in everyday life