The Art of Listening

Learn to be a better listener—and how to help others truly hear you.

10 Tips to Talk About Anything with Anyone

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Listening is just as important as speaking when it comes to small talk.

Listening into People's Eyes

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A.
Don't just look, listen into people's eyes.

Hitting the Big Time with Small Talk

By Lybi Ma
How to find the extrovert in you.

The Perils of Listening Well

By Sophia Dembling
Introverts tend to be good listeners, but it can wear us out.

The Assertiveness Habit

By Meg Selig
Assertiveness is essential for habit change—and for self-respect.

Have You Listened to Your Self-Talk Lately?

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Quiet that inner critic by speaking to yourself kindly and compassionately.

Life Lessons From My Cat

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
The problem was I had been following the Golden Rule

How to Test Your Empathy

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
Empathy comes more naturally to some than to others.

How to Help a Loved One with a Mental Illness

By Victoria Maxwell
I Don't Have a Mental Illness. Go Away!

Should Your Therapist Tweet?

By Stephanie Newman Ph.D.
Rules for psychotherapists who use social media

Singlism: Should We Just Shrug It Off?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
If singlism is no big deal, then let's turn the tables.

Will the APA Listen to the Voices of Those Harmed?

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D.
Complaints about psychiatric diagnosis and the APA's response so far