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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Reflections on the human condition.
Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA
Transformative new research examines sexual disgust—including where it comes from, what behaviors evoke it, and the main ways we experience it.
The fog of mysticism evaporates in light of research showing how the brain connects us with collective sources of information, invisibly shaping who we (think we) are.
Qualitative research gives voice to hidden narratives around female sexuality.
Emerging research spells out the common sources of disagreement in relationships, and begins to identify how they impact satisfaction.
Relinquishing blame and replacing it with forgiveness enhances personal responsibility.
Self-hatred, often hidden and expressed in uncontrolled self-destructive enactments, underlies many thorny problems of living. Divining what is happening is the first step.
Research from the Kinsey Institute on coercive and consensual, unwanted sex.
How identifying suicide attempt-related PTSD is an important step forward in understanding and preventing suicide.
Useful data from a study of marital satisfaction spanning 20 years sheds light on two crucial aspects of life-partnering.
The first study of brain activation in parental reflective function shows how childhood adversity affects future parenting.
Perfectionistic people often aren't aware of how they behave and how it hampers relationships.
Take truth in carefully measured doses, and wait to see what the response is before proceeding with the experiment.
Research takes a deep dive into large-scale impact of harm to children, identifying the most pressing targets for intervention.
Aesthetic experience is at the heart of who we are and how we relate to others. New neuroscience research identifies involved brain circuits and develops intriguing data.
Empirical research quantifies the impact of extreme self-absorption.
We are still trying to get a handle on trauma, which is hard when it keeps on coming. But now more than ever, we must.
New research on the Dark Tetrad and loneliness illuminates online abuse.
Being curious and candid about our own vulnerabilities equips us to better protect ourselves, and to know who to open up to when we're ready.
Neuroscience research on radical Islamists provides important insights on sacred beliefs—as well as potential means to prevent violence.
The hard choice of confronting oneself for an uncertain shot at resurrecting a dying relationship.
New research clarifies the drivers of YouTube overuse.
Research deepens our understanding of who dreams and why.
Many of us try to avoid feeling sad. This may feel like the safest course of action, but can make it hard to change and grow.
If you don't, maybe you should. Here are six research-based reasons why.
Research identifies 5 main factors which lead people to go outside their marriages in order to prevent divorce by meeting sexual and emotional needs and avoid marital landmines.
Is medicine on the psychological ropes? A landmark Lancet Psychiatry study reveals the terrifying reality for physicians today.
Making sure projects are wrapped up before heading home is a great quality in a worker, but research suggests it may get in the way of performance and job satisfaction.
The capacity for good self-governance can make or break the quality of our day-to-day experience, with far-reaching impact.
It can be terribly frustrating to figure out how to change when what we're doing isn't working. Understanding barriers and adaptive responses gets us moving along.
Now more than ever it is incumbent on us to understand how we got here, and what to do. Applying dissociation theory on a collective level may help us alter the patterns we repeat.
Grant Hilary Brenner, M.D., a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, helps adults with mood and anxiety conditions, and works on many levels to help unleash their full capacities and live and love well.