The Power of the Unconscious

The altered state of mind.

Freud, Jung and their Complexes

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Freud, Jung and their Complexes

Are Men Shallow?

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M.
A wealthy man's high dating standards may have an evolutionary basis.

Daydreams and Decision-Making Part II -- Decoding Hidden Meanings

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
Understanding hidden messages in daydreams can help with difficult decisions.

Do Names and Labels Affect a Dog's Behavior?

By Lee Charles Kelley
Is it harmful to assign personality traits to your dog?

The Psycho-Logic of Dreams (Pt 1 of The "Logical Illogic" of the Psycho-Logical)

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
How does their very illogic make dreams the "royal road to the unconscious"?

5 Freewriting Secrets for Being a "Genius"

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
These 5 tips enhance freewriting to generate more ideas.

Cool Art Therapy Intervention #2: Active Imagination

By Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT
Art Therapy Prime Directive: Stick with the image. That’s it. Really.

Freud’s Not Dead; He’s Just Really Hard to Find

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
In defense of defense mechanisms.

Look Back on Your Childhood: The Better Marriage Project Part II

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
The subconscious impacts of early relationships can undermine your marriage.

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

Hot sauce and synchrony

By Abby Sher
Learning how to share

Dreams and Reality

By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D.
Dreaming intersects with waking life.

Memories Lodged in a Broken Brain

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Post-brain-attack, an author found a way to make sense of his life.

Opening your happiness valve

By Peter Lambrou Ph.D.
Harnessing your mind/body chemistry factory

5 Ways to Tap into Your Intuition

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
Logic's great, but it's not always enough.

Adjusting to Being Single Again: What We Can Tell by Listening for Just 30 Seconds

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Listen for 30 sec now, and you can predict 3 months from now

Is Your Parents' Divorce Affecting Your Relationship?

By J. R. Bruns M.D.
It's dust to dust until we learn how to trust

Essential Secrets of Psychotherapy: What is the "Shadow"?

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Understanding the "dark side" of our psyche.

Reading The Red Book: How C.G. Jung Salvaged His Soul

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Is the Red Book a record of Jung's flirtation with madness?

Dangerous Extremes: Introversion, Dreams and the Madness of Mass Murder

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Can too much introversion (or extraversion) be hazardous to mental health?

The devil wears Prada: Is that why she is so unhappy?

By Ryan T. Howell Ph.D.
Luxury consumption signals status and feels good. So what's the problem?

Before-and-After Medical Records

By Candy Gunther Brown Ph.D.
Are healing claims documented?

The How-Tos of Hypnosis

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
The basics of hypnosis, explained

Seeding your Blog

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
Inspiration for psych-writers grows on many trees

First Impressions Can Be Lasting Ones

By Vivian Diller Ph.D.
Sometimes "what's inside" isn't all that counts.

Who is the Puppet Master of Your Story?

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
Weird: my subconscious drove the motivation of my fictional characters

Hacking Creativity

By Steven Kotler
Unlocking the jujitsu of innovation

Scrooge's Spiritual Redemption: How the Unconscious Heals

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Pay close attention to your dreams this Christmas eve.

INCEPTION: Art, Dream and Reality

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
A cinematic meditation on the elusive nature of reality.

The Politics Of Paranoia

By Russell Razzaque M.D.
Paranoia and politics is a toxic mix

Dinty Moore: A Buddhist Take on Writing

By Jennifer Haupt
Faith without attachment

The Lady Across the Lake

By Richard Louv
How nature stimulates creativity and community — for children and adults

Ride to the Stars

By Martha Peaslee Levine M.D.
How to get inspired!

Smile Your Way Out of Stress?

By Kelly McGonigal Ph.D.
A new study finds even a phony smile can help you handle stress

Authenticity as Excellence

By Andrea Mathews LPC, NCC
Is it Possible?

Seeking Authenticity

By Mel Schwartz L.C.S.W.
And the path to true happiness

You Are (Probably) Wrong About You

By Heidi Grant Halvorson Ph.D.
The truth is, we don't know ourselves nearly as well as we think we do

The Most Dangerous Word in the World

By Andrew Newberg, M.D. and Mark Waldman
This word can damage both the speaker’s and listener’s brain!

Einstein’s Question: Is the Universe Friendly?

By Robert W. Fuller Ph.D.
This is the 20th in the series "Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship"

Eight Keys to Life Hardiness and Resiliency

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

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

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

How I Found Ecstasy In Depression

By Tom Wootton
Depression can help us to find beauty in every moment.

Home Again

By Amy Cooper Rodriguez
Like a sea turtle, I found myself called back to my birth place.

Liars, Cheats, and Writers: The Case of Jonah Lehrer

By Alice Dreger Ph.D.
Fake quotes, fact-checking, and why human justice requires us to chase chickens.

Developing Belief Systems About Education: It Takes a Village

By APA Division 15
What children believe plays a crucial role in their education.

I Will Have What She's Having: Feeling Left Out and Buying Social Acceptance.

By Ryan T. Howell Ph.D.
Being snubbed can cause people to do and buy almost anything.

The Integral Vision: A Comprehensive View of Matter, Body, Mind, Soul and Spirit

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
There's no instruction manual, but what if there were a map?

Failed Replications of Classic Social Psychology Studies

By Lee Jussim Ph.D.
List of failures to replicate classic social psychology studies

The God spot revisited

By Nigel Barber Ph.D.
Spirituality arises as an evolved function of the brain

When You're Smiling (the whole world buys your toothpaste).

By Ryan T. Howell Ph.D.
A Duchenne smile makes people feel good, which leaks over to products.

Avoiding Collisions: The Unconscious Mind at Work

By R. Douglas Fields Ph.D.
New study reveals how our unconscious mind works to prevent collisions.

What Color Best Represents Who You Are?

By Michael Michalko
What color captures the essence of your personality?

How Many of Your Memories are False?

By Michael Michalko
Learn how easy it is to create false memories.

Publish Replications, Publish Replications, Publish Replications (Including Failed Ones)

By Lee Jussim Ph.D.
Skepticism towards scientific results is well-justified

Dating: Why It Really Is a Numbers Game

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M.
An overabundance of men in a population has financial consequences