Top Posts: October 2014

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8. New Insights Into the Genetics of Schizophrenia

By Emily Deans M.D.
A bold new model has been developed for this mysterious disorder.

1. Some Answers on Media Violence

By The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
Reporting on the effect of media violence has suffered from false equivalency.

3. Are Teens Really Prone to Take Risks?

By Art Markman Ph.D.
Teens are impulsive. What does that mean?

4. Diamonds Aren’t Forever

By Samantha Joel
A study uncovers the link between pricey weddings and future happiness.

12. How to Deal With Someone Who's Always Looking for a Crisis

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Expert tips to handle a partner or co-worker who feeds on drama.

5. The Secret Benefits of a Curious Mind

By Adoree Durayappah-Harrison MAPP
Curiosity improves learning and memory for things we are not even interested in.

2. The Sunshine Act and What It Means to You

By David Rettew M.D.
Thoughts on the new public database listing drug company payments to physicians

6. What Parents Can Do When Their Kids' Friendships End Badly

By Signe Whitson L.S.W.
Nine ways to support kids after bullying and social exclusion

9. Why Attachment Parenting Is for Children but not Adolescents

By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D.
Attachment Parenting a child must change to Detachment Parenting an adolescent.

10. Sex, Sexuality and the Psychopath/Sociopath: An Introduction

By Seth Meyers Psy.D.
Why so many fall for psychopaths, and how they can begin to heal.

11. Overwhelmed and Stuck With a Stone-Age Brain

By Richard E. Cytowic M.D.
It's no wonder: We ask Stone Age brains to manage Digital Age data streams.

7. Where Is the Future?

By Lawrence T. White Ph.D.
Most people locate the future in front of them, but not everyone.

13. The Seductive Power of Overconfidence

By David DiSalvo
Research shows that confidence, even without results, can carry people far.

21. How to Turn Conflict Into Creativity

By Jeff DeGraff Ph.D.
What happens when pragmatic thinkers work with big-picture thinkers?

14. Interferences of Interest in the Talking Child

By Paul C Holinger M.D.
What they really mean when they say they hate you.

16. Is Your Relationship Broken? Eight Rays of Hope

By Randi Gunther Ph.D.
The behaviors that tell you it's not over yet.

17. We Must Empower, not Stigmatize Abuse Victims

By Michael Friedman Ph.D.
Get informed about how to help victims of domestic abuse.

25. 16 Ways to Achieve Acceptance of Your True Self

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
We all want to build a no-judgment zone around ourselves. Here's how to start.

18. Does Intelligence Predict Happiness?

By Robert Biswas-Diener
New research answers an old question, although many may not like it.

15. Why Do We Find It so Hard to Write About Ourselves?

By Jordan Gaines Lewis, Ph.D.
We’re experts on ourselves. Why is it so hard to write about ourselves, then?

19. What Malala Yousafzai Teaches Us About Psychological Health

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
What we can learn about emotional resilience from Malala

22. How Teachers Can Reduce the Empathy Gap That Wealth Creates

By Sam Osherson Ph.D.
Affluent children need to learn a fuller picture of what it means to be human.

23. A Strange Place: Dissecting the Neuroscience Nobel Prize

By Gabriel C. S. Gavin
Explaining the science behind today's Nobel Prize.

24. Extreme Sexual Deviant Tells All

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D.
Filmmaker publishes unsealed psychiatric records of Albert Fish.

20. Halloween and the Mad Scientist Problem

By Stuart Vyse Ph.D
Horror movies and the fear of science