Your Irrational Beliefs

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The Truth About Loneliness

By Billi Gordon Ph.D.
The pathophysiology of the perception of isolation

Holding Onto Hope When a Medical Prognosis is Grim

By Deborah L. Davis Ph.D.
Hope isn’t delusional-- it’s a coping strategy that aids adjustment & adaptation

What To Do When You're Scared

By Donna Barstow
And counting sheep doesn't help?

What One Quality Makes a Good Cartoon Better?

By Donna Barstow
Quiz: does this picture bring up uncomfortable thoughts to you?

Time Chauvinism, Time Blindness and Moral Chauvinism

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
Why Homo Sapiens Is The Idiot Savant species, and what you can do about it.

Why Dennis Prager Might Kill you

By Phil Zuckerman Ph.D.
There are many reasons – besides God – we know what's wrong or right.

How An Objective Leader Gets Through the Holidays...

By Elizabeth R Thornton
With Less Stress and More Fun

The Neuroscience of Free Will and the Illusion of “You”

By Joe Pierre M.D.
How hard determinism could inform the true nature of the self

Elitism and Climate Change Denial

By Kenneth Worthy Ph.D.
What motivates Republicans to deny the reality of climate change?

Worn Out? Seven Thoughts That Keep You from Taking a Break

By Julie J. Exline Ph.D.
Which of these seven thoughts are keeping you from taking a much-needed rest?

The Evolutionary Psychology of Conspiracy Theories

By Mark van Vugt Ph.D.
Why Ebola, MH370 & Climate change conspiracy theories went viral in 2014

Change and Habituation

By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D.
On taking things for granted

Tinder, Accessibility and Geo-Locating Love

By Mark B. Borg, Jr, Ph.D., Grant H. Brenner, MD, & Daniel Berry, RN, MHA
On the rashness of criticizing the different ways that we find each other

When You're Really Afraid

By Donna Barstow
An Outer Limits cartoon.

Self-help, Self-love, Selfie: What Is a Self Anyway?

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D.
15 lame but popular theories, and one scientifically plausible one.

Dealing with Subway Anxiety (Part One)

By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D.
Here's how to reduce your stress on your commute.

Why People Cling to Mythologies about Marriage and Coupling: Consider This

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
People are invested in their belief in marriage mythologies

Charitable Interpretations Were Never My Strong Suit

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D.
Disagreeing with me makes you look more selfish and blind

How You Accept Other's stereotypes.

By Mario D Garrett Ph.D.
The meaning of senile has come to mean demented, but there is another meaning.

7 Things We Just Learned About Human Nature

By Matthew Hutson
Field-tested insights about competition, punishment, and motivation.

The evolved wisdom behind our seemingly stupid decisions

By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D.
Are You Smarter Than You Think?

How to Win the War on Worry

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D.
An expert explains why worries spiral out of control, and how to stop them.

Marijuana Use By Kids and Teens: Parents, Pay Attention!

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Pleasure can prove dangerous: A wake-up call about long-term harm.

How Negative Thoughts Are Ruining Your Life

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
How we think about our problems can be our biggest cause of distress

Stories We Tell About What Others Think

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
Stop pushing your own buttons

Of Penis Bones and Shamans

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D.
Hardening evidence for a new explanation of Adam’s “rib”

Can Irrational Health Beliefs Be Bad For Your Heart?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D.
Irrational beliefs about health can sabotage recovery from heart disease

Sony Pictures -- Where Hacking Gets Personal

By Judy Carter
Hacking IS a laughing matter.

Why People Cling to Mythologies about Marriage and Coupling: Consider This

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
People are invested in their belief in marriage mythologies

Do You Believe in Ghosts?

By Susan K Perry Ph.D.
After insupportable loss, strange things get you through the night

Best Ever Articles On Overcoming Fear Of Flying

By Tom Bunn L.C.S.W.
Of the articles on the internet, here's a short list of those not to be missed.

Freedom from Harmful, Negative, Thinking

By Bill Knaus Ed.D.
How to substitute helpful beliefs for harmful ones

Essential Secrets of Psychotherapy: Why We Worry (and what we can do about it)

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
How can we worry a little less?

How to Remain Happy When Feeling Overwhelmed by Life

By Robert Puff Ph.D.
Approach each moment one at a time

When the Voice Inside Your Head Turns Bad.....

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Empowering yourself to challenge your inner critic.

Feeling Angry or Guilty? Maybe it's Time to Stop "Shoulding!"

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D.
Are You "Shoulding" or "Musturbating" Yourself Into Unhappiness?

Not Me, Couldn't Be: The Devil made me do it!

By William L. Mace Ph.D.
Avoiding personal responsibility

How Cognitive Distortions Maintain Social Anxiety

By Barbara Markway Ph.D.
What are the odds? and How bad would it be? Two key questions to ask yourself

America, Land of the Irrational

By Stanton Peele Ph.D.
Superstition -- and superstitious science -- are rife in Ameica

Why Dogs Eat Grass — a Myth Debunked

By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC
Dogs do not eat grass to cause vomiting to relieve stomach distress

3 Ways to Stop Imagining the Worst

By Meg Selig
Assuming catastrophes are coming holds you back. Here's how to move ahead.