December 29-January 3

December 29-January 3

Why we make resolutions when we do, how to respond to a compliment, and why a little bit of risk is good for teens.

Why Do Small Dogs Have So Many Psychological Problems?

By Hal Herzog Ph.D.
Do little dogs suffer from the Napoleon Complex?

The Role of Risk in a Teen’s Life

By Tim Elmore
Normal risk taking at 14 or 15 would have prepared them for life decisions.

The Anger Thermostat—What's the "Temperature" of Your Upset?

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
In identifying degrees of anger, “hotter” is definitely higher.

Mastering the Delicate Art of Responding to Compliments

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Do's and don'ts for responding graciously when someone is nice to you

The Neuroscience of Resolutions

By Alex Korb Ph.D.
The neuroscience trick for making new year's resolutions stick.

Why We Form New Year’s Resolutions

By Matthew Hutson
Why temporal landmarks motivate new beginnings.

Your Personal Effectiveness

By David Rock
Some of this year's bigger findings about how we can be more effective at work

Who Do You Want to Be In Ten Years?

By Shawn T. Smith Psy.D.
Contemplating big changes for the new year? Don't forget about the small ones.