There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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By Justin Garson Ph.D. on June 27, 2022 in The Biology of Human Nature
Some psychiatrists think delusions can protect us from painful experiences, or give us a sense of clarity in a confusing world.
By Dustin W. Ballard MD, MBE on June 27, 2022 in Standing Strong
Many healthy people seek care for nothing, while many sick people refuse to get the care they need. How do our brains tell when we're truly unwell?
By Carolyn MacCann Ph.D. on June 27, 2022 in Dealing With Emotions
We do more, listen more, and empathize more for close friends than others.
By Charles Hebert M.D. on June 26, 2022 in Health Examined
The miscarriage, stillbirth, and mental illness implications of the SCOTUS decision.
By Regan A. R. Gurung Ph.D. on June 27, 2022 in The Psychological Pundit
Think you know an excellent teacher when you see one? Teaching is a multi-faceted, challenging endeavor, and there is little agreement on how to best measure it.
By Jill P. Weber Ph.D. on June 27, 2022 in Having Sex, Wanting Intimacy
Many are not taught how to process or sit with difficult emotions. This conditioning leads to feeling like you're "on the run" from your very self. Here's how to change it.
By Douglas LaBier Ph.D. on June 27, 2022 in The New Resilience
Feeling uncomfortable or scared when faced with trying something new that you desire can either motivate you or lead to a dead end.
By Loren Soeiro, Ph.D. ABPP on June 27, 2022 in I Hear You
Have you been unhappy, anxious, or overwhelmed lately? If you live close to a natural area, you may be able to use the Japanese technique of "forest bathing" to feel better.
By Amie M. Gordon, Ph.D. on June 27, 2022 in Between You and Me
Could your relationship use a boost? I have been studying relationships for over 20 years and still find myself using these three strategies to help me reset.
By Thomas R. Verny M.D. on June 27, 2022 in Explorations of the Mind
Extrasensory perception or ESP, near-death-experiences (NDEs) and past life recollections challenge classical science explanations.
By Robert N. McCauley Ph.D. on June 27, 2022 in Why Religion Is Natural and Science Is Not
Attention to the emotional and evolved character of cognition will enrich accounts of the mind.
By Meg Selig on June 27, 2022 in Changepower
Instant stress relief? Impossible as it may sound, here is a simple breathing exercise that takes only one minute. The benefits could save your day—and your health.
By Philip Zimbardo Ph.D. on June 27, 2022 in Hero
In the midst of chaos, you become an everyday hero.
By Sarah Dunphy-Lelii Ph.D. on June 27, 2022 in Wild Cousins
Do wild chimpanzees notice the field researchers observing them? Yes, they do!
By Team Biotic on June 27, 2022 in Mood, Mind and Microbes
Looking for an effective psychobiotic? These three considerations will help pave the way.
By Art Markman Ph.D. on June 27, 2022 in Ulterior Motives
A critical function of the brain is to predict the future in order to react effectively to what happens around you. Those predictions also affect what you learn.
By Greg Matos PsyD on June 27, 2022 in The State of Our Unions
Does your partner share influence with you easily? Learn about the power of sharing influence in your relationship.
By Rafa Euba on June 27, 2022 in You Are Not Meant To Be Happy
Many believe the phases of the moon can affect how we feel and behave, but there is little empirical evidence to support this.
By Nancy L. Segal Ph.D. on June 27, 2022 in Twofold
Imagine being raised in a different culture and hw that would affect who you are,
By Susan Sands Ph.D. on June 27, 2022 in Well-Being Through a Lifetime
Wondering how therapy works? Check out this new take on how change happens!
By Holly Parker, Ph.D. on June 27, 2022 in Your Future Self
New research points to a possible downside of frequent social media use.
By Jeremy Nicholson M.S.W., Ph.D. on June 27, 2022 in The Attraction Doctor
Some people successfully get back together with a former lover. How do they rekindle the romance? What approach do they use for reconciling?
By Padraic Gibson D.Psych on June 27, 2022 in Escaping Our Mental Traps
Are you aware of the effects of surrendering? These techniques may help you.
By Amelia Sherry MPH, RD, CDN, CDCES on June 27, 2022 in Positive Food Parenting
Is struggling to get your child to eat vegetables stressing you out? Shifting your focus can make help make eating together feel fun again.
By J. Richard Gentry Ph.D. on June 27, 2022 in Raising Readers, Writers, and Spellers
Do you know if your kindergartner or first grader is developing as expected as a reader, writer, and speller? Check these K-1 literacy milestones.
By Temma Ehrenfeld on June 27, 2022 in Open Gently
A new study finds that while individual sports can be associated with poor well-being in kids, team sports are tied to greater emotional health.
By Daniel F. Seidman Ph.D. on June 27, 2022 in Widening the Lens
What can psychology teach us about the historic tensions between autocracy and democracy this July 4th? Hint: Autocratic relationships are more power play than love.
By Nicole Byers Ph.D. on June 27, 2022 in Neuroscience in Your Daily Life
Many of us feel guilty taking breaks, convinced that we "should" be working. These 2 steps can help us retrain our brain to see rest as valuable.
By Karen L. Blair Ph.D. on June 27, 2022 in Inclusive Insight
Do men judge each other, and their sexuality, by the tone of their voice? Recent research explores the undertones of sexual orientation perception.
By Daniel Fryer M.Sc., MBSCH on June 27, 2022 in Keeping an Even Keel
The 40-hour workweek has long been considered standard. But recent research suggests that we need to work far less to get the well-being benefits of employment.
By Richard Contrada Ph.D. on June 27, 2022 in A Little Knowledge...
Would you buy something just because its name is familiar, catchy, or sounds desirable? You might. But you shouldn't if that something is a psychological concept.
By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on June 27, 2022 in Theory of Knowledge
Step outside negative reactivity and respond in a way that is curious, accepting, loving, and motivated toward valued outcomes.
By Joseph Mazur on June 27, 2022 in The Speed of Life
From where do our beliefs come? Could they build from trusting the opinions of others, experiences of evidence, and generosity of comprehension?
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