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By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on April 16, 2018 in ExperiMentations
Three months from now, will you like the person you met yesterday? Researchers can look at the brain activity of both parties and predict future affection.
By David P. Barash Ph.D. on April 08, 2018 in Pura Vida
There is an immense difference between different dog breeds (and between individuals). Although training and experience count, so does their genome.
By Sarah Chaney Ph.D. on January 16, 2018 in The History of Self-Harm
Psychoanalysts in the 1930s saw self-harm as evidence of universal drives, which explained not only self-injury but war and violence. What is the legacy of their research today?
By Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D. on January 01, 2018 in Out of the Ooze
Do dreams mean anything? Psychologists are genuinely divided over the function and meaning of dreaming, but psychoanalysts believe that they are a window into the unconscious.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on December 17, 2017 in ExperiMentations
A lot of people don't know what psychoanalysis is. This post will clear up that confusion.
By Laura Otis Ph.D. on November 26, 2017 in Rethinking Thought
As a metaphor for learning, sound has a shadier reputation than sight.
By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on November 03, 2017 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
Good politicians make the complex simple but good leaders make the complex important.
By Robert Enright Ph.D. on October 30, 2017 in The Forgiving Life
Is your basic life-orientation to seek power over others or to use what power you have to be in service to others? Five ideas are presented to help you self-examine power.
By American Psychoanalytic Association on October 20, 2017 in Psychoanalysis Unplugged
One hundred years since it was introduced by Freud, the couch still provokes both curiosity and ridicule. But does it work?
By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on October 06, 2017 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
New research hints at how to avoid Mr. Wrong, while zeroing in on Mr. Right.
By Paul Siegel Ph.D. on September 25, 2017 in Freud Lives
Neuroscience is showing that Freud's view of the brain was prescient.
By Andrea Bartz on September 19, 2017 in The Wandering Mind
The weird psychological reason you'll take an elevator to the 102nd floor.
By Joel Frohlich on September 15, 2017 in Consciousness, Self-Organization, and Neuroscience
Some people hear colors and see sounds, a phenomenon called synesthesia.
By Jim Davies Ph.D. on September 06, 2017 in The Science of Imagination
Does our mind actually have two different ideas about how the physical world works?
By David Bedrick J.D., Dipl. PW on September 05, 2017 in Is Psychology Making Us Sick?
When relationships falter, there are many roads a couple can take. Which path will you choose?
By American Psychoanalytic Association on August 08, 2017 in Psychoanalysis Unplugged
Don't worry if can't remember the details of your first kiss that well. Your unconscious does it for you.
By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on July 23, 2017 in Life, Refracted
Our appreciation of ways in which thoughts can affect feelings and behaviors has evolved. It allows us to show love through appreciating each other's point of view.
By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on July 20, 2017 in Rabble Rouser
If there are bona fide gender differences in preferences and interests, equal opportunities may never translate into equal outcomes.
By David B. Feldman Ph.D. on July 17, 2017 in Supersurvivors
One of the oldest ideas in psychology is that we have an unconscious mind that, despite our best intentions, is the real controlling force in our lives. But is this really true?
By Srini Pillay M.D. on June 27, 2017 in Debunking Myths of the Mind
Have you ever wondered how you can change your brain and lifestyle to be more creative?
By Srini Pillay M.D. on June 26, 2017 in Debunking Myths of the Mind
Is it possible that our angry world reflects changing anger thresholds in our brains?
By American Psychoanalytic Association on June 16, 2017 in Psychoanalysis Unplugged
This Father's Day, let's challenge the most pervasive fantasy of all time — that fathers don’t need emotional support.
By Guy Winch Ph.D. on June 13, 2017 in The Squeaky Wheel
Our most basic physical activity impacts our mind in surprising ways.
By Ezequiel Morsella Ph.D. on June 05, 2017 in Consciousness and the Brain
How does the unconscious influence why you do the things you do?
By Alain Samson Ph.D. on May 25, 2017 in Consumed
The thin ideal turns big people into big spenders.
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