Back to School

Back to School

It's that time again. The start of the school year brings excitement and anticipation--as well as anxiety, fear, and loathing.

Is College Necessary? Ask Recent Graduates

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
Are young college graduates changing the way we value college degrees?

Insatiable Wife (Teacher) Sent to Jail for Group Sex

By David J Ley Ph.D.
How to protect students and teachers from crossing boundaries?

7 Simple Ways to Cut Your College Costs

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
How to get the most bang for your educational buck

Back to School and Back to Anxiety Part II

By Amy Przeworski Ph.D.
10 ways to reduce back to school stress

The Mental Health Costs of Academic Success

By Ruth C. White Ph.D.
Medication and graduation

‘Twas the Night Before Kindergarten Part II:

By Signe Whitson L.S.W.
What Parents Can Expect from the School Year

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

My Hormones Made Me Do It!

By Randi Hutter Epstein M.D.
The inside story on hormones and behavior

Is The Carpool Swimming With Narcissists?

By Meredith Resnick L.C.S.W.
Or anxious, insecure or troubled people doing the best they can.

Going On

By Zanthe Taylor M.F.A.
Finding that inner coach to help our children succeed

Internet Porn and Body Image

By Vivian Diller Ph.D.
As school starts, who knows what teens will be viewing on their computers?

Parent's Guide to the Sex Talk for College Kids

By Laurie J Watson LMFT, LPC
How to talk to your kids about the college sexual culture

Sexual Misconduct by Educators: What We Need to Do to Protect Students

By Nancy Rappaport M.D.
What precautions can schools take to prevent educator sexual misconduct?

Back-To-School Worries

By Eileen Kennedy-Moore Ph.D.
Helping children cope with starting a new school year.

Back to School—Shame in America

By J. Richard Gentry Ph.D.
An army of forgotten citizens are marching back to school.

Is the Hook Up Culture Empowering Women?

By J. R. Bruns M.D.
The premise of sexual equality is called into question.

Coffee: A Caffeinated Chronicle

By Jordan Gaines Lewis
Understanding coffee and its impact on our brain

Letting Go For College: A guide for parents and children

By Ruth C. White Ph.D.
Helping students enjoy their independence while maintaining parental bonds

How Technological Distractions Destroy Connections

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
A college student observes how tech interruptions thwart relationships.

Ten tips for helping your child with pre-school jitters

By Meri Wallace LCSW
Starting school is a big event for children.

Raising “Star” Children: The Pressure May Be Too Great

By Susan Newman Ph.D.
China sends a strong message to all parents.

‘Twas the Night Before Kindergarten Part I:

By Signe Whitson L.S.W.
Helping your child know what to expect this school year

What Does it Take to Succeed in School?

By R. Douglas Fields
New research for back-to-school success

Battles over Homework: Advice for Parents

By Kenneth Barish Ph.D.
Guidelines for helping children develop self-discipline with their homework

The Importance of Setting Expectations with Children about Study Habits

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
Setting expectations about children's study habits

But everyone else is better than me!

By Camille S. Johnson
A return to school means a return to comparisons

Midterms and Finals: Making it Through Without Falling Apart

By Ruth C. White Ph.D.
Reduce your stress and raise your grade

Wearing Our Kids Out With iStuff

By Mack R. Hicks Ph.D.
iStuff deprives our kids of "goof off time"

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

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

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

Cheers to a Troubled Pop Star

By George Drinka M.D.
Media figures exert a strong influence on children and teens.

The Back Pain of Back to School

By Mark Borigini M.D.
The child abuse of a locker-less school system.

Teens And Technology

By Stephanie Newman Ph.D.
Does overuse of technology put teens at risk?

Take Your Emotions To School! (Part 2, Social Success)

By Mary C Lamia Ph.D.
5 Ways Emotions Guide Social Success

Starting High School

By Jann Gumbiner Ph.D.
Extracurricular activities provide friends and confidence

Interpreting Language in Classrooms

By APA Division 15
How can teachers approach multi-language classrooms with success?

Goodbye Summer 2013

By Raychelle Cassada Lohmann MS, LPC
The end of summer and the transition to a new school year

Teacher-Student Relationships Are Just Like … What?

By Mitchell M Handelsman Ph.D.
What's the Best Metaphor for the Teaching-Learning Process?

Bullying and the Gifted: Welcome Back to School?

By Christopher Taibbi M.A.T.
Why the gifted may be more likely to be bullied--and what you can do about it.

Student Debt as a Moral Issue

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D.
For university faculty, student debt should become a moral issue.

Parents of College Freshmen: Don't Let Go Too Fast!

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
Letting go may not always help your college student.

Pencils, notebooks, and spanx?

By Alexis Conason Psy.D.
The new back to school shopping list

Why It's Worth Taking Intro Psych

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
How psychology can help you improve your life

Helping Children and Teens with Distractibility

By Jeffrey Bernstein Ph.D.
Avoiding the shaming and blaming trap and really helping your distracted child.

Why Children Protest Going to School: More Evolutionary Mismatch

By Peter Gray
Our schools work against children's instincts, not with them.

Lesson for College Freshman: Top Ten for Mental Health

By Julie K Hersh
A common time for a first depressive episode doesn't have to be.

4 Rules for Helping Kids STANd Up to Bullying

By Signe Whitson L.S.W.
Simple, Assertive Communication Strategies for Young People

Over-parenting Can Make Kids Helpless

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
‘Good’ versus ‘good-enough’ parenting

50 Tips for College Students

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Learn how to have a happy and successful college career.

Top 50 Back-to-School Articles for Parents

By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D.
Strategies to support children during the academic year

Does Your Daughter Think Only Boys are Good at Math?

By Christia S Brown Ph.D.
Your own math anxiety could be reducing your daughter's math performance.

How can we get students interested in math and science?

By Art Markman Ph.D.
Parents can help their children see the value in STEM classes.

School Success and Parent's Faulty Thinking

By Madeline Levine Ph. D.
Why trying to help your kid be an academic success can harm.

Religious Bullying in Schools: Bullying in the Name of God

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Do school-sponsored religious education programs increase bad student behavior?

13 Rules Every College Student Needs to Know

By Katharine Brooks Ed.D.
Very smart advice from a self-described worst student in the world.

Preparing Teens and College Kids for The World They'll Enter as Adults

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
How can families prepare students for doing well when they finish college?

Why Study Psychology if the Salaries are so Low?

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Will a psychology degree pay off for you?

Bullying in Schools: Everybody Loses

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
How to prevent bullying in schools.

Why It’s Always High School In Your Brain

By Loretta G Breuning Ph.D.
Your teen self is still the core of who you are

Separating Sensible and Binge Drinking on College Campuses

By Stanton Peele
What we need to teach students.

What happens when you can't trust your college?

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Should your college career be public record?

This Fall, Get in the Swing of Doing Less

By Lisa Rivero M.A.
Why you should schedule time to be unproductive

The New Semester Checklist: 5 Points Teachers Need to Know

By Gina Barreca Ph.D.
Master these five points and your professional life will be easier!

Surviving Bullying

By Raychelle Cassada Lohmann MS, LPC
A story of hope and never giving up

Why I Don't Care About My Daughter's Self-Esteem

By Shawn T. Smith Psy.D.
Focusing on Self-Esteem Breeds Helplessness and Entitlement

Does Matrimania Really Matter? The Case of Women and Their Disinterest in Science

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Still another dark side of romance

22 Olympic Medals:

By Charlotte Reznick Ph.D.
The Power of a Child's Imagination

Willpower 101: A Gift for the Class of 2016

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D.
What I would give to a son or daughter heading to college this fall