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By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on April 23, 2019 in Hope + Resilience
To be human is to be confronted with our own and others’ wrongdoings and failures. In this interview, an expert explains how we work through the struggles of moral pain and injury.
By Anthony C. Lopez Ph.D. on April 23, 2019 in Evolutionary Politics
The marketplace of ideas stumbles upon psychological bias, political interest, and sacred values.
By Sandro Galea M.D. on April 22, 2019 in Talking About Health
A reminder of the long-term mental health consequences of trauma.
By Cody Kommers on April 22, 2019 in A Friendly Interest
Standardized tests can only identify a student's weaknesses, not their strengths.
By Christopher Lane Ph.D. on April 23, 2019 in Side Effects
The FDA recently approved a medical device to treat ADHD. But does it actually modify behavior and was the single study leading to its approval sufficiently rigorous?
By Susan Newman Ph.D. on April 23, 2019 in Singletons
Most see siblings as positive additions to a family and are shocked by the number of sibling clashes. Ignoring them can negatively impact child development.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on April 23, 2019 in Darwin's Subterranean World
If you're poor in the US, you have less access to natural foods, fitness activities, and educational opportunities connected with our evolved nature. This problem affects us all.
By Ross E O'Hara, Ph.D. on April 23, 2019 in Nudging Ahead
Programs that teach a growth mindset are great—but if we want these beliefs to persist we need to build growth mindsets into our homes, our schools, and our workplaces.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on April 23, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Having psychology facts under your belt can help you win trivia contests, but more importantly, as these 5 recent Jeopardy! questions show, can teach you some neat mental tricks.
By Judith J. Wurtman Ph.D. on April 23, 2019 in The Antidepressant Diet
You really don't want that bag of salty fat as much as you want that "better for you" choice.
By John Nosta on April 23, 2019 in The Digital Self
The battle for inclusion in today's world is great, but don't expect that everyone gets an equal vote. It's the idea—not the consensus—that wins.
By Michael F. Kay on April 23, 2019 in Financial Life Focus
Whether you're swamped with debt, struggling to save or pay for college for your kids, or worried about outliving your resources in retirement, these steps can help.
By Clifford N. Lazarus Ph.D. on April 23, 2019 in Think Well
Here are the "TERMS" for living your best life—five simple keys that can unlock the door leading to happiness and health.
By Randi Hutter Epstein M.D. on April 23, 2019 in Birth, Babies, and Beyond
A scar may be a hint of a more profound story beneath.
By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on April 23, 2019 in Tracking Wonder
There’s no direct path to bringing an idea to fruition. However, new studies corroborate that one key factor of the creative process boosts the capacity to gain insights.
By American Psychoanalytic Association on April 23, 2019 in Psychoanalysis Unplugged
Everyone can become "anal" at one time or another. Here's what to know and how to control it.
By Mark Bertin M.D. on April 23, 2019 in Child Development Central
By high school, the core impairments caused by ADHD often impact not only goal setting but “goal-getting” behaviors—including persistence, planning, and foresight.
By James M. Lewis M.D. on April 23, 2019 in The Complexity of ADHD
Besides problems with stimulant medication administration, other barriers to successful ADHD treatment include side effects, co-existing conditions, and external circumstances.
By Joe Pierre M.D. on April 23, 2019 in Psych Unseen
Half of the US population believes in at least one conspiracy theory. Does that mean that flat earthers, antivaxxers, birthers, and truthers are "normal"?
By Elizabeth Dorrance Hall Ph.D. on April 23, 2019 in Conscious Communication
How you can use patience, perspective taking, and emotional intelligence to talk to “difficult” people in your life at work or at home.
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on April 23, 2019 in Living Single
A new report makes a strong case for the many different ways to live and love. Here are the values and principles of justice for all.
By Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on April 23, 2019 in Making Change
You might be motivated to eat healthy, stop drinking, or make some other personal change—but you aren't so sure about staying in it for the long haul. However, there is a way.
By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on April 23, 2019 in In Practice
How to gain powerful insights from self-observation.
By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on April 23, 2019 in Emotional Fitness
Most of us have survived a bad relationship or two (or more). Unfortunately, sometimes someone hurts us so badly that it nearly breaks us.
By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on April 22, 2019 in Life, Refracted
Notre-Dame's fire on April 15 drew reactions of horror, disbelief, grief and trauma. Memory, attachment, and a need for meaning all help explain the reactions and support.
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on April 22, 2019 in All About Addiction
Although harm reduction is a controversial topic in the field of addiction treatment, many people are benefitting from these life saving strategies and treatments.
By Darby Saxbe Ph.D. on April 22, 2019 in Home Base
If your stressed teen has fallen into a TRAP (trigger/response/avoidance pattern), these concrete steps will help them get right back on TRAC (trigger/response/approach coping).
By Jason N. Linder, MA, LMFT on April 22, 2019 in Mindfulness Insights
Find yourself stuck in thought too often? This may help.
By Bradley Donohue Ph.D. on April 22, 2019 in Athletics and Mental Wellness
Consider a coach who always focuses on negative consequences if goals aren't achieved. What is that like for the athletes?
By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on April 22, 2019 in The Power of Prime
“I shall try to never feel peaceful and pain-free again. These symptoms, I imagine, may be quite closely linked to death."
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on April 22, 2019 in Animal Emotions
Dogs can do well on a wide variety of diets, including vegan "people food." Keep in mind individual differences and regularly monitor their health as you would for any meal plan.
By Katherine Nguyen Williams Ph.D. on April 22, 2019 in The Modern Child
Does your child have a food allergy? Are they getting anxious about what they eat? Learn how to help them manage their anxiety about their food allergy.
By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D., MPP on April 22, 2019 in Ambigamy
Many of us assume that since we're loving, if we were in charge there'd be enough to go around. That's unrealistic. The ugly question remains: Who would you make the have-nots?
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