Highlights: January 20-26

Here's what we've loved reading this week, including: helicopter parenting, the perks of playing music, and the link between gratitude and nonviolence.

Trusting Leaders

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D.
The title is a double entendre.

L.A. Shrinks: Is Your Therapist's Life a "Hot Mess"?

By Goal Auzeen Saedi Ph.D.
A new Bravo reality television show depicts questionable behaviors.

Is Technology Making Your Kids Mindless?

By Jim Taylor Ph.D.
Are your children driven to distraction (and unhappiness)?

Grateful Kids Flourish, But Are They Also Less Violent?

By Jeffrey J. Froh Psy.D.
The role of gratitude in social harmony

Can You Be Mentally Healthy and Hurting?

By Eric R. Maisel Ph.D.
Examining the idea of varieties of mental health

Musical Training Boosts Verbal Memory

By Joshua Gowin Ph.D.
Learning to play the saxophone could increase the size of the auditory cortex.

Helicopter Parenting—Uh-Oh, It's the Law!!

By Hara Estroff Marano
Custody battles encourage parents to vie at overinvolvement.

Zen and the Art of Embracing Rejection

By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D.
What's so good about negative feedback?