The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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By Sara Gorman, Ph.D., MPH, and Jack M. Gorman, MD on August 07, 2020 in Denying to the Grave
Wondering why misinformation is spreading so rapidly right now? Find out why no one is immune.
By Eva M. Krockow Ph.D. on August 07, 2020 in Stretching Theory
Struggling to make a choice? Rolling dice or flipping coins can offer surprising benefits to speed up the process.
By Christopher Bergland on August 07, 2020 in The Athlete's Way
Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation via the outer ear shows promise as a language learning aid.
By Kasley Killam, MPH on August 06, 2020 in Social Health
Our loneliness problem has generated a lot of attention—and a lot of misconceptions. Here’s what the research tells us.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 08, 2020 in How To Do Life
The HUVA technique can help.
By Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on August 07, 2020 in How Do You Know?
Social lives involve patterns--conversations short, long, and in between. What does that tell us about our personalities?
By Andrew R. A. Conway Ph.D. on August 07, 2020 in Channel g
The University of California recently decided to eliminate the SAT requirement. Why?
By Ilisa Kaufman Psy.D. on August 07, 2020 in The Beginning of the End
Another perspective to help end the compulsive behavior cycle
By Joshua Coleman Ph.D. on August 07, 2020 in The Rules of Estrangement
When Your Adult Child Unfriends You on Facebook. Understanding the many ways that social media worsens estrangement.
By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on August 07, 2020 in Compassion Matters
When it comes to unhooking from a relationship, we can adopt certain psychological strategies to keep ourselves centered and on a healthy path.
By Loriann Oberlin MS, LCPC on August 07, 2020 in The Full Picture
Stress, isolation, anxiety and uncertainty have taken their toll on optimism, mood, even libido. Find out the simple and fun self-help measure that positively impacts all four!
By Sarah Harrison, Ph.D., and Michael Bruter, Ph.D. on August 07, 2020 in Inside the Mind of a Voter
In four months, Americans will vote for president, but what goes on in the minds of voters and will the election reconcile people or divide them further?
By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on August 07, 2020 in Talking About Trauma
Purposeful living contributes to resilience after a traumatic experience.
By Lindsay Weisner Psy.D. on August 07, 2020 in The Venn Diagram Life
Who am I and how did I get here? Has 2020 left you doubting yourself? Here is how to reclaim your identity.
By Joseph Mazur, on August 07, 2020 in The Speed of Life
On the grand communal scale of societal modifications, accomplishments, enlightenment swings, and cultural shifts of the last fifty years, time seems to be moving faster.
By Tomer T Levin M.D. on August 07, 2020 in Anxiety, Depression, and Health
Should you and your therapist be sitting on yoga balls? And will it improve your depression?
By Liam Cross, Ph.D., and Gray Atherton, Ph.D. on August 07, 2020 in Creating Connection
Can walking in step with members of out-groups reduce discrimination and prejudice?
By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on August 07, 2020 in Addiction in Society
The pandemic's effects on society and mental health are deep and irreversible.
By Bryan E. Robinson Ph.D. on August 07, 2020 in The Right Mindset
A revolutionary new study shows how neuroscientists could prevent fear memories from returning—and possibly even wipe out PTSD altogether.
By Susan Newman Ph.D. on August 07, 2020 in Singletons
COVID-19 has added another layer of complexity to an already difficult and life altering question: How many children to have.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on August 07, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
African American churches are community trust agents. Here are some insights into the coordination between pastors and public health officials during COVID-19.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on August 07, 2020 in Evidence-Based Living
Virtual learning gives teens the opportunity to sync their biological clocks and their school work.
By Tonya Lester LCSW on August 07, 2020 in Staying Sane Inside Insanity
If you're thinking about marriage, make sure you and your partner are on the right track.
By Marianne Brandon Ph.D. on August 07, 2020 in The Future of Intimacy
We have evolved over hundreds of thousands of years to exhibit some basic sexual differences. Ignoring this science creates extraordinary distress in romantic relationships today.
By Joe Kort, Ph.D. on August 07, 2020 in Understanding the Erotic Code
Just because your husband has sexual interest with men doesn't necessarily mean he's gay or even bisexual.
By Joshua Z. Rappoport Ph.D. on August 07, 2020 in Mapping Humanity
We are all trying to feel safer. But what if some of our actions that go beyond the official guidelines reduce our anxiety, but give us a false sense of security?
By Ravi Chandra M.D., D.F.A.P.A. on August 07, 2020 in The Pacific Heart
After watching Jonathan Swan's interview with President Trump, I have a few thoughts as a psychiatrist about the relational qualities and thought processes on display.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 07, 2020 in How To Do Life
Ideas for bouncing back from coronavirus-related economic and medical fears.
By Berit Brogaard D.M.Sci., Ph.D on August 06, 2020 in The Mysteries of Love
Does Tinder draw out the worst in us by offering easy access to millions of dating options, or is it attracting the worst segment of the dating population?
By Ashley Miller, M.D., and Adele Lafrance Ph.D. on August 06, 2020 in What to Say to Kids
As the start of the school year approaches, here are some ways to help kids minimize back-to-school anxiety, even in the midst of a pandemic.
By Sherry Gaba LCSW on August 06, 2020 in Addiction and Recovery
Within a relationship with an addict or narcissist, there is a specific dynamic in place.
By David Schwartz LMFT on August 06, 2020 in Adolescents, Explained
Finding interests of their own can help children become happier and feel more fulfilled. It can develop self-identity and also help reduce dangerous behaviors.
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