What to know about what you don’t know you know. #1: Intuition is very efficient—if you don't overthink it.
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By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on January 26, 2020 in ExperiMentations
How therapists "use the self" to enhance therapeutic process and outcomes is poorly understood but very important. Research spells out three key aspects.
By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on January 26, 2020 in Off the Couch
“I’m not religious,” Lena said to me at the beginning of her therapy session. "So how do I teach my children values that they might have learned if we sent them to Sunday school?"
By Preston Ni M.S.B.A. on January 26, 2020 in Communication Success
How physical space defines power in relationships.
By John Amodeo Ph.D., MFT on January 25, 2020 in Intimacy, A Path Toward Spirituality
Receiving is more difficult than we might think. This article describes how shame is a major obstacle to receiving and the importance of being mindful of how shame blocks us.
By Jonas Dora MSc on January 27, 2020 in On Human Decision-Making
In this post, I will explain why the fact that we have many different goals stands in the way between us and good habits, and what we can do to develop and maintain said habits.
By Glenn C. Altschuler Ph.D. on January 27, 2020 in This Is America
Research by social scientists, neurobiologists, geneticists, and evolutionary biologists demonstrates the positive impact of social connections on well-being and longevity.
By Utpal Dholakia Ph.D. on January 27, 2020 in The Science Behind Behavior
Budgeting has many benefits, but they may accrue to those who need them least, who are good with money.
By Larry Culliford on January 27, 2020 in Spiritual Wisdom for Secular Times
Paradoxically, the ritual allowed the patient to be both dead and alive at the same time. Key elements for effective healing include receiving forgiveness and regaining hope.
By Erin Bulluss, Ph.D., and Abby Sesterka on January 27, 2020 in Insights about Autism
What does authenticity mean for autistic individuals who often hide their true selves? This article explores authenticity, autistic camouflaging, and ramifications for well-being.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on January 26, 2020 in Animal Emotions
An interview with Melanie Joy, psychologist, award-winning author, and educator about her book "Powerarchy: Understanding the Psychology of Oppression for Social Transformation."
By Haruna Miyamoto-Borg LCSW on January 26, 2020 in Couples and Culture
Your relationship deserves attention, love, and care from both parties, and having issues in love relationship is an opportunity for growth and learning about one another.
By Nancy Colier LCSW, Rev. on January 26, 2020 in Inviting a Monkey to Tea
Broken promises are just the beginning of a real marriage.
By Nassir Ghaemi M.D., M.P.H. on January 26, 2020 in Mood Swings
A current legal case brings out a long-standing conflict between mental health professionals and parents.
By Linda and Charlie Bloom on January 26, 2020 in Stronger at the Broken Places
Intention comes from the Latin intendere, which means to lean towards, to move towards. This is the source of the energy that moves us in the desired direction.
In the wake of the recent crisis with Iran, how can we explain this president's actions?
By Amy C. Edmondson Ph.D. on January 26, 2020 in The Fearless Organization
The great big thing we're forgetting in the hubbub over psychological safety.
By Edward Hoffman Ph.D. on January 26, 2020 in The Peak Experience
Maslow had valuable insights on sustaining romantic ardor, but unfortunately published little about it.
By Jeffrey Bernstein Ph.D. on January 26, 2020 in Liking the Child You Love
If you have been dumped or know someone else who has, here are three ways to strengthen yourself and heal to become an even stronger person.
By Timothy R. Levine Ph.D. on January 26, 2020 in Lying and Deception
As world events go, this was horrific. As failed lies go, it was typical.
By Kathleen Smith Ph.D. on January 26, 2020 in Everything Isn't Terrible
Do you rely on constant reassurance or praise from others? A few changes can help you learn to trust your own thinking.
By Darcia F. Narvaez Ph.D. on January 26, 2020 in Moral Landscapes
How does Maslow’s description and prescription of self-actualization compare with the approach of a sustainable ancestral culture?
By Elio Martino Ph.D. on January 26, 2020 in Dark Side of Psychology
Forget toxic masculinity, Ad Astra is deeply introspective dive into complex masculinity during the psychological descent into owns own personal hell.
By Dorothy Firman Ed.D. LMHC, BCC on January 26, 2020 in Living a Life of Purpose
When the monk is hungry, the monk eats. When the monk is tired, the monk sleeps. When the monk is having a bad day, that’s just what is. Hold it all.
By Mark Banschick M.D. on January 26, 2020 in The Intelligent Divorce
Childhood trauma affects us as adults. You were hurt when you were young, and it continues to haunt your life. Here are 10 lifesaving steps.
By Steven Lampley on January 26, 2020 in Captivating Crimes
Someone lying? Their flight-or-fight response can give them away!
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 26, 2020 in How To Do Life
Why calmness may not always be as wise some gurus claim.
By David P. Barash Ph.D. on January 26, 2020 in Pura Vida
Part 2: Are you upset about trouble with your kids? Join the parade: Animal parents have similar problems, and evolutionary biology helps explain why.
By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on January 25, 2020 in Science of Choice
Musical training contains all the components of a cognitive training program, such as concentrated attention, memory, and learning processes.
By Gary L. Wenk Ph.D. on January 25, 2020 in Your Brain on Food
The advice you receive so often from your health care provider is designed to convince you to stop your poor diet in order to avoid becoming unhealthier and depressed.
By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on January 25, 2020 in Addiction in Society
Fewer and fewer women have been repeat Grand Slam tennis champions (other than Serena Williams) over the last half century. Does this mean anything?
By J. Wesley Boyd M.D., Ph.D. on January 25, 2020 in Almost Addicted
Depression often creates a sense of loneliness, but the reality is that if you are depressed, you not alone. Here are some tips to connect when times are difficult.
By Kristina M Scharp Ph.D. on January 25, 2020 in Interpersonal and Family Relationships
Has your ex-spouse turned your child against you? Learn about strategies for remaining resilient during this distressing time.
By Shireen Jeejeebhoy on January 25, 2020 in Concussion Is Brain Injury
Resurrection, like one rising from the corpse of the old life, is an immortal motif in Western thinking. But it’s difficult to rise up when denied health care and grieving.
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