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By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 16, 2022 in Animal Emotions
If you're thinking about using tough love with your dog, don't. Mixed messages confuse them.
By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D. on August 16, 2022 in In the Name of Love
Playing hard to get, in which we pretend that we are less interested in someone than we really are, is a common dating tactic. But does it really work?
By Renee Engeln Ph.D. on August 15, 2022 in Beauty Sick
When we’re overwhelmed with media images of very thin women, our sense of which bodies are thin and which bodies are overweight can actually shift.
By Jannine D. Lasaleta Ph.D. on August 15, 2022 in Back in the Day
How your favorite childhood sitcom or mom's home cooking has helped you get through the toughest times in the pandemic.
By Peter Silverstone M.D. on August 16, 2022 in The Promise of Psychedelics
Ketamine is legally available and may be one of the most talked-about new antidepressants in decades.
By Steven Ing MFT on August 16, 2022 in Sexual Futurist
Would you advise your child to stay in an unsatisfying marriage? When it comes to relationships, such thought experiments can be helpful.
By Ken Falke, Josh Goldberg, Bret A. Moore, Psy.D., and Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D. on August 16, 2022 in Struggle Well
Current approaches to PTSD tend to have high dropout rates, low patient satisfaction, and questionable results.
By Jonice Webb Ph.D. on August 16, 2022 in Childhood Emotional Neglect
Childhood emotional neglect doesn't necessarily affect all the siblings in a family the same way. Here are 6 family variables that make a difference.
By Susanne Babbel MFT, PhD on August 16, 2022 in Somatic Psychology
Would you rather forget than forgive? Letting go can allow you to enter and inhabit the present moment, relieve stress created by negative thoughts, and access newly freed energy.
By Cortney S. Warren PhD, ABPP on August 16, 2022 in Naked Truth
Thinking about getting back with an old flame? Honestly asking yourself a few hard questions can help you decide whether a future relationship is likely to work.
By Fern Schumer Chapman on August 16, 2022 in Brothers, Sisters, Strangers
Rosy memories and unrealistic hopes can justify a toxic relationship—especially when they’re supported by destructive thought patterns.
By Claire Jack Ph.D. on August 16, 2022 in Women with Autism Spectrum Disorder
The "spectrum" in autism spectrum disorder suggests a linear progression. Representing autism as a pie chart instead could better show the diversity of experience.
By Amanda L. Giordano Ph.D., LPC on August 16, 2022 in Understanding Addiction
Ecommerce is the new normal when it comes to shopping—but might it also contribute to an increase in "compulsive buying-shopping disorder"?
By Judith J. Wurtman Ph.D. on August 16, 2022 in The Antidepressant Diet
Personal Perspective: Starting an exercise program in a gym can be intimidating at first.
By Eric R. Maisel Ph.D. on August 16, 2022 in Rethinking Mental Health
One of the challenges confronting smart teens is that their natural intelligence can cause their brains to race, producing unexpected and dangerous consequences.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on August 16, 2022 in Canine Corner
Research shows that gifted dogs that are intelligent enough to learn many words are also much more playful than their compatriots.
By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on August 16, 2022 in Your Wise Brain
See what it feels like to stop resisting what another person is like while also taking care of your own needs in the relationship. Acceptance is a gift that gives back.
By Ann Gold Buscho Ph.D. on August 16, 2022 in A Better Divorce
Years later, there are real risks of illness related to divorce, but you can reduce these risks. Studies show how men and women differ, and why.
By Jon Patrick Hatcher M.A. on August 16, 2022 in State of Anxiety
Have you ever wondered if you could do better than your current partner? Do you constantly scrutinize an otherwise healthy relationship…or them? There's a fix for that.
By Mark D. White Ph.D. on August 16, 2022 in Maybe It's Just Me, But...
Thor derives his sense of worthiness solely from his hammer—and the father who enchanted it—so it takes a new Thor to show us what it means to truly know your own worth.
By Chelom E. Leavitt, J.D./Ph.D. on August 16, 2022 in Sexual Mindfulness
The epidemic of loneliness touches us all. Reorient your perspective with mindfulness.
By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on August 16, 2022 in Intentional Insights
Staring unpleasant truth in the face can be difficult, but avoiding it is a recipe for disaster.
By Margaret M. Quinlan, Ph.D., Bethany Johnson MPhil, M.A. on August 16, 2022 in Medical Humanities Mamas
How did doulas weather the storm of COVID-19?
By Ryan Jenkins CSP on August 16, 2022 in The Case for Connection
Gen Z is experiencing record-high levels of loneliness. Here are the three main culprits (and they're not exclusive to Gen Z).
By Deepa Kansra Ph.D. on August 16, 2022 in Rights for Well-Being
Exploring approaches, tools, and mechanisms for justice in human rights cases.
By Iskra Fileva Ph.D. on August 15, 2022 in The Philosopher's Diaries
Focusing on the worst possible outcome can be psychologically protective, but it can also increase anxiety. Protective pessimism can be explained. What about catastrophizing?
By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on August 15, 2022 in Off the Couch
Friendships are precious, but sometimes something goes wrong. How can you deal when a good friend disappoints you?
By Arash Emamzadeh on August 15, 2022 in Finding a New Home
Research explores paranoia, dominance, uniqueness, gullibility, and collective narcissism to explain why narcissists are drawn to conspiracy theories.
By Temma Ehrenfeld on August 15, 2022 in Open Gently
All over the world, people have midlife crises and then get happier.
By Robert Puff Ph.D. on August 15, 2022 in Meditation for Modern Life
If we have that gift of adjusting to change, our lives are good.
By Susanna Wu-Pong Calvert Ph.D., MAPP, RPh on August 15, 2022 in The Heart of Healing
If it feels like something is missing in your relationship, you can transform it with some effort and commitment. Here's how.
By David Schwartz LMFT on August 15, 2022 in Adolescents, Explained
Children often look for help with issues they're facing in their teen years. When they feel safe enough to share their concerns, then their parents can help them make the best possible choices.
By Nick Morgan Ph.D. on August 15, 2022 in Communications That Matter
By reading other people’s body language and controlling our own, we can become communicators with intent rather than leaving our communications to chance.
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