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By R. Douglas Fields Ph.D. on June 24, 2021 in The New Brain
Researchers report that mental “instant replay” after each performance is critical to perfecting a new skill.
By Danielle Render Turmaud, M.S., NCC on June 24, 2021 in Lifting the Veil on Trauma
As we navigate life, we develop self-schemas and beliefs about ourselves. However, they may not offer us a full picture of who we are.
By Sarb Johal Ph.D., D.Clin.Psy. on June 24, 2021 in Crisis on Earth
You're not imagining it—you do feel great in summer. Take the opportunity to feel even better by modifying your lifestyle when your motivation is at its peak.
By David B. Feldman Ph.D. on June 23, 2021 in Supersurvivors
When a loved one is diagnosed with a life-threatening or terminal illness, it’s hard to know how best to provide emotional support. Here are four tips that may help.
By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D. on June 24, 2021 in Here, There, and Everywhere
Sometimes a person with ADHD will appear to be self-focused. But is it narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) instead? Here are ways that could help you tell the difference.
By Susan Biali Haas M.D. on June 24, 2021 in Prescriptions for Life
Do you feel your life lacks passion and purpose? These simple tips can help you discover the joyful, meaningful activities that will light up your days and your heart.
By Polly Campbell on June 24, 2021 in Imperfect Spirituality
Thoughts of a busy and hectic schedule weighing you down? By structuring your time, you'll get a bit more done and also feel better about all that you do.
By Keith D. Renshaw Ph.D. on June 24, 2021 in Stress and Connection
Returning to "normal" life after the pandemic may bring difficulty and anxiety. We can learn a lot from how military families adjust to reintegration after a deployment.
By John Charles Simon on June 24, 2021 in Laughter and Humor 101
The research of Dr. René Brown reveals how feelings of vulnerability influence our interpersonal relationships. A fuller understanding of laughter helps illuminate why this is so.
By Berit Brogaard D.M.Sci., Ph.D on June 24, 2021 in The Mysteries of Love
How the dark triad traits are linked to promiscuity remains poorly understood. New research suggests a potential mechanism.
By Charlotte Markey Ph.D. on June 24, 2021 in Smart People Don’t Diet
Policymakers and body image scientists have proposed labeling media images that have been doctored, but will that help?
By Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., and Helen LaKelly Hunt Ph.D. on June 24, 2021 in Transforming Relationships
While necessary at the time, the focus on the individual has brought us to a human and planetary crisis. We need a new narrative that moves us toward a relational civilization.
By Dan Mager MSW on June 24, 2021 in Some Assembly Required
Develop the skills to better regulate your emotions and tolerate distress.
By Zazie Todd Ph.D. on June 24, 2021 in Fellow Creatures
When you have a dog with behavior issues, finding out what to do is made harder by a lack of regulation in dog training. Your dog is having a hard time and deserves compassion.
By Jade Wu Ph.D. on June 24, 2021 in The Savvy Psychologist
Money and happiness are related — but not in the way you think.
By João R. R. T. da Silva Ph.D. on June 24, 2021 in The Memory Factory
Having a very accurate memory is not necessarily a gift.
By American Psychoanalytic Association on June 24, 2021 in Psychoanalysis Unplugged
In uncomfortable situations with another person, it can be hard to figure out the source of the discomfort. Is it you or is it them? Learn more about projective identification.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on June 24, 2021 in Social Instincts
New research teaches us how to strengthen our interpersonal connections..
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on June 24, 2021 in How To Do Life
5 questions to help you decide what to do.
By Thomas Henricks Ph.D. on June 24, 2021 in The Pathways of Experience
Most of us find satisfaction in the prospect of being individualistic, even "unique." But at what point does this quest interfere with others' desires to realize the same dreams?
By Phil Hammack PhD on June 24, 2021 in Radical Authenticity Revolution
COVID-19 gave us the rare opportunity for a “hard reset” on our life story. Our partners, our pets, and our pods became the central characters. Who are we now?
By Tom Bissonette MSW, LMSW, Ret. on June 24, 2021 in Youth in a Disordered World
Compulsive sex — whether in person or virtual — is like a phantom encounter with another human. It is a way of pretending to be intimate.
By Gregg Levoy on June 24, 2021 in Passion!
A symbolic risk—a firewalking workshop, pilgrimage, ropes course, vision quest—can give you the courage to take on bigger challenges
By Sarah Epstein LMFT on June 24, 2021 in Between the Generations
Nobody told you grief would be like this.
By Dan Neuharth Ph.D., MFT on June 24, 2021 in Narcissism Demystified
New research shows striking connections between narcissism and aggression.
By Jan Bonhoeffer M.D. on June 24, 2021 in Heart of Healthcare
How can we change healers' reality? Burnout, depression, divorce, and suicide impact healthcare workers' personal and professional lives.
By Jack Schafer Ph.D. on June 24, 2021 in Let Their Words Do the Talking
Gossip typically centers on the negative aspects of a person’s personal appearance, personal achievements, or personal behaviors.
By Bruce Tulgan, JD on June 24, 2021 in Navigating the New Workplace
Is your boss asking you enough questions at work? If not, they could be depriving you of valuable information.
By Atalanta Beaumont on June 24, 2021 in Handy Hints for Humans
Small changes that make a big difference.
By Steve Rathje on June 24, 2021 in Words Matter
A new study reveals social media's perverse incentive structure.
By Christine B. L. Adams M.D. on June 24, 2021 in Living on Automatic
Is joint custody problematic? A child psychiatrist shares observations from 40 years of child custody work as to why sole custody works better for children.
By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on June 24, 2021 in Talking About Trauma
These are the positive and negative impacts of mommy blogging on mental health.
By Sarah Hunter Murray Ph.D. on June 24, 2021 in Myths of Desire
Have you ever experienced sexual boredom? New research explores what contributes to, and maintains, sexual boredom, and what you can do about it.
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