Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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Applying comparative psychology research to understanding human behavior.
Daniel Marston Ph.D.
Dementia (or "neurocognitive impairment") can cause considerable emotional distress for pets and their loving families. Here are some ways to understand what is happening.
Respectful behaviors tend to increase respectful behaviors. Finding ways to "pay it forward" can go a long way to improving how we all act towards each other.
Dog owners know that smell plays a big part in how their canine friends function. New research shows just how important sense of smell is in their lives.
Lying seems to be all around us these days. How can we best understand and cope with it? Looking at how lying and deceit exist in animals can provide some answers.
Keeping in mind what it really means to be a "leader" can help us understand better the importance of every individual.
We are all spending more time alone. Is that necessarily a bad thing? Considering social worlds across different (human and nonhuman) species, clearly the answer is "no."
Is spending a lot of time by yourself such a bad thing? Not necessarily. Just ask a bear.
Understanding animal psychology offers insight into human psychology. This is the field of "comparative psychology" and it is under-appreciated.
Language often connects to negative emotions. Politicians use language to stir emotions, and animals use language to solve problems. Recognizing the difference can be helpful.
Much or what overwhelms us is not good or bad; it is simply irrelevant. Learning how to recognize this can go a long way toward feeling better about ourselves.
Why is play so important for children? Animal and human research show both the "hows and whys" of this question.
Being alone does not have to mean being lonely.
Understanding laziness can help reduce its impact on society.
Looking at evolutionary processes provides some helpful insights for understanding clinical depression.
Psychotherapists try to help individuals make real change. But some aspects of modern psychological research might actually be interfering with how they do this.
Ever wonder what "behavior modification" plans are all about? Here's some useful information.
Dr. Daniel Marston is a psychologist and author of Comparative Psychology for Clinical Psychologists and Therapists. He focuses on applying comparative psychology research to clinical practice.