The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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By Carolyn Purnell Ph.D. on August 11, 2020 in Making Sense
We think of memory, imagination, and judgment as “mental faculties,” but in the past, they were classified as “senses.” Why? And should we consider doing the same?
By Justin J. Lehmiller Ph.D. on August 11, 2020 in The Myths of Sex
Have you noticed any changes in your sexual fantasies since the pandemic began? New research finds that most people have.
By Tim Lomas Ph.D. on August 11, 2020 in Finding Light in the Darkness
How is positive psychology evolving to meet the complexities of our times? Emergent trends reveal increasing engagement with the systemic and contextual nature of lived realities.
By Wendy L. Patrick, JD, Ph.D. on August 11, 2020 in Why Bad Looks Good
Believe it or not, some people prefer imaginary paramours. Here are some of the reasons.
By Sara Canaday on August 11, 2020 in You (According to Them)
Leaders are craving advice on how to manage their teams under these wild circumstances. How to empathize. How to provide support. How to make sure goals are still being met.
By Leslie E. Korn Ph.D., MPH, LMHC, ACS, NTP on August 11, 2020 in Rhythms of Recovery
Why understanding cultural trauma is key to successfully incorporating integrative medicine.
By David Forbes Ph.D. on August 11, 2020 in Recovery and Growth After Trauma
The coronavirus challenges many of the assumptions on which our day-to-day lives are based.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 11, 2020 in Animal Emotions
Research and citizen science clearly show dogs don't routinely try to take advantage of us—it's not an innate predisposition. This and other myths must be put to rest forever.
By Sylvia R. Karasu M.D. on August 11, 2020 in The Gravity of Weight
Dr. Albert C. Barnes was known worldwide for his incomparable art collection, but most do not know he was a major advocate for racial equality, well ahead of his time.
By Alex Dimitriu M.D. on August 11, 2020 in Psychiatry and Sleep
Psychologists agree that stress and anxiety are primary drivers of a person’s disordered mood and distorted sense of reality.
By Rosalind C. Barnett, Ph.D., and Caryl Rivers on August 11, 2020 in A Woman's Place
More help for dads is critical for the father-child bond.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on August 11, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
COVID-19 has encouraged people all around the world to grow and adapt. Here are some insights on building resilience through the "comfort cocoon."
By Annette Templeton Ph.D. on August 11, 2020 in The Leader Within
Destructive leadership has no place in this world, especially in today's uncertain environment. Yet it continues to be prevalent when these three factors co-exist in the workplace.
By Sandi Curtis Ph.D., MTA, MT-BC on August 11, 2020 in How Music Heals
What we can learn about domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
By Steve Albrecht DBA on August 11, 2020 in The Act of Violence
Let's use special educational networks on our TV stations to educate stay-at-home students, some of whom may not have Internet access.
By Brandon Warmke, Ph.D., and Justin Tosi, Ph.D. on August 11, 2020 in Moral Talk
Confused about the difference between "moral grandstanding" and "virtue signaling?" Let's clear it up.
By John Martin-Joy M.D. on August 11, 2020 in Politics, Psychiatry, and Psychoanalysis
Should journalists and psychiatrists be able to discuss the mental health of presidential candidates?
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on August 11, 2020 in Evolution of the Self
As peculiar—or paradoxical—as it sounds, the immediate response of anger is a great pseudo-solution for almost every significant emotional disturbance.
By Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D., CSE on August 11, 2020 in The Polyamorists Next Door
Counselors and therapists need training in serving clients in open relationships. Here's where to find that training.
By Karen Manias MBChB, Ph.D. on August 11, 2020 in Let Food Be Thy Medicine
Part 2: Body size is not a medical diagnosis. We must examine how irrational fear of fatness and indiscriminate prescription of weight loss are damaging people's health.
By APA Division 15 on August 11, 2020 in PsychEd
With the increasing probability that K-12 online learning will continue in some form this fall, many parents are likely uncertain about whether and how they can handle it again.
By Linda Esposito LCSW on August 11, 2020 in From Anxiety to Zen
Is your family coming apart at the seams? A single truth can help you navigate difficult situations, even if everyone around you is on a different page.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on August 11, 2020 in Fulfillment at Any Age
The changes in communication associated with COVID can present a challenge for people with social anxiety. New research suggests how to ease their Zoom-related worries.
By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on August 11, 2020 in The Power of Prime
Is there anything that we devote more time, effort, and money to than attempting to capture that elusive goal, yet with such futility and poor results.
By Matt Johnson Ph.D. on August 11, 2020 in Mind, Brain, and Value
We feel as though we're autonomous decision-makers, making free choices and consciously navigating our lives. But are we?
By Lauren Florko Ph.D. on August 11, 2020 in People, Planet, Profits
How to prepare and host a difficult conversation at work.
By Wayne Jonas M.D. on August 11, 2020 in How Healing Works
Depressed emotions and the effect on mental health is of chief medical concern. Emotional pain that stems from depression impacts all of us. Integrative approaches can help.
By Yvonne K. Fulbright Ph.D., MSEd on August 11, 2020 in Mate, Relate and Communicate
Longing to reclaim your pre-COVID-19 routine? Be careful what you wish for.
By Benjamin Hardy Ph.D. on August 11, 2020 in Quantum Leaps
How to clear your emotions and feel "light" again.
By American Psychoanalytic Association on August 11, 2020 in Psychoanalysis Unplugged
Like so much else during this pandemic, online dating has changed. But perhaps those shifts are for the better.
By A. S. Barwich Ph.D. on August 11, 2020 in Molecules to Mind
Why is the smell of perfumes not simply the sum of their chemical compounds? The answer points to a molecular mechanism in your nose.
By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on August 11, 2020 in Brick by Brick
"I don't ever believe I'm doing it alone. I always think that there is some energy, something else there guiding me."
By Bryan E. Robinson Ph.D. on August 11, 2020 in The Right Mindset
Have you become so used to these 6 low-grade stressors lurking in your home that they're maximizing pandemic anxiety and minimizing your peace of mind? Here's what to look for and fix.
By Elliot Dinetz M.D. on August 11, 2020 in Live Better Longer
Are you questioning masks, public sanity, and what proactive approach you can take? Knowing your genes may play a role in easing fear.
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