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Enhance Memory with the "Production Effect"

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on December 15, 2017 in Memory Medic
Here's how to optimize new memories.

New Study Underscores Why Fewer Toys Is the Better Option

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on December 14, 2017 in Singletons
Parents may be giving their young children too many toys. In terms of development and creativity, less is more. Here's why.

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How to Tell if Your Child Has a Problem With Screens

By Anya Kamenetz on December 14, 2017 in The Art of Screen Time
These questions, from a study just released, may help you determine if your child has a problem.

How Fear Is Being Used to Manipulate Cryptocurrency Markets

By Bobby Azarian Ph.D. on December 14, 2017 in Mind In The Machine
The world of cryptocurrency is profitable and intellectually intriguing, but misinformation campaigns that use psychological manipulation are creating chaos for investors.
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How Do We Improve Sexual Harassment Training?

Sexual harassment training has been ubiquitous for many years, despite being ineffective. A scientifically-grounded alternative could help change this.

Neuromodulation of the Cerebellum Influences Social Behavior

By Christopher Bergland on December 14, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Groundbreaking new research unearths a fascinating link between a specific region of the cerebellum and social behaviors.

Study: Measuring Aspects of Religious Experience Is Hard

By Art Markman Ph.D. on December 13, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
Religion is an important part of many people’s lives all over the world. How can we measure the dimensions of religions experience?

Smartphone Attachment Can Mimic a Human Relationship

By Martin Graff Ph.D. on December 13, 2017 in Love, Digitally
Is there is a connection between anxious smartphone attachment and anthropomorphic beliefs? Anxious smartphone attachment is related to the urge to answer texts or emails.

Sexual Harassment Training Is Largely Ineffective

Employers are increasingly focused on strategies to prevent sexual harassment, but do they work?

Study: "Pride Comes Before a Fall" Is Flawed in Two Ways

By Christopher Bergland on December 13, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Does pride really come before a fall? A quirky new study tackles this question from two seemingly unrelated angles.

How LinkedIn Profiles Reveal User Personality

By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on December 12, 2017 in Why Bad Looks Good
Business profiles are meant for professional networking, yet research indicates we leak our true personalities through sites meant to showcase our professional identity.

Easy Ways to Tell Whether You’re an Inadvertent Narcissist

There are several basic keys to understanding who’s a narcissist but what about if the narcissist is you? New research shows how to tell if without realizing you’re one yourself.

Exposure to Heat Can Improve Mental Well-Being

Are you dreading being alone this holiday season? Schedule in some hot baths.

These Three Moves Will Help You Stop Feeling Lonely

By Psychology Today Editorial Staff on December 11, 2017 in Brainstorm
A scientists gain a more detailed understanding of loneliness and its hazardous effects on our health, they’re also gathering evidence on ways to overcome it.

Our Divided America

By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on December 11, 2017 in Theory of Knowledge
We need to face fully the divide in this country and use the principles of family therapy to move in a new and more productive direction.

A Possible New Treatment for Bipolar Depression

A six-week course of bright light therapy administered midday led to substantial improvement in 68 percent of persons with depressive symptoms associated with bipolar disorder.

Can’t Fight This Feeling: Technology and Teen Anxiety

Thoughts on how to reduce the impact of digital technology on teen anxiety.

Untangling the Brain’s Complexity

By Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D. on December 11, 2017 in Brain and Behavior
Study shows how to tell which neurons are which.

New Study Finds Meditation With Walking Reduces Anxiety

By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on December 10, 2017 in Urban Survival
A new study finds that combining meditation before or after a walk reduces anxiety more than just walking by itself.
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Study Suggests Patients Can Treat Depression on Their Own

In general, the participants expressed higher life satisfaction and self-efficiency.

Want to Seem Approachable and Likable? Start Nodding "Yes"

By Christopher Bergland on December 09, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
New state-of-the-art research on body language identifies specific psychosocial cues triggered by nodding "yes" as opposed to shaking the head "no."
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Arguing Politics With Friends? One Word Makes a Difference

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on December 09, 2017 in Off the Couch
This little word can change how you approach political conversations with friends, family, and anyone else in your life.

The Many Mini Ways to Show You Care

It doesn't take a grand gesture to show someone that you care. With a "micro" act of kindness, according to new research, the payoff can be surprisingly high for both of you.

Love, Trust, and Sexual Infidelity

By Eyal Winter Ph.D. on December 09, 2017 in Feeling Smart
Can a medication based on oxytocin treat sexual infidelity?

How President Trump's Lies Are Different From Other People's

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on December 09, 2017 in Living Single
I thought Trump would be more self-serving in his lies than most other people. He was. But that wasn’t what stood out most about his ways of lying.

My Parents Cheated. Does That Mean I Will Cheat?

By Grant Hilary Brenner M.D. on December 08, 2017 in ExperiMentations
Infidelity is of constant interest, especially during the holidays when intimacy reigns. New research sheds light on how our parents' behavior affects our relationship decisions.

What We Know About the Holiday Blues

The holiday blues are a real phenomenon, but they are likely to have different effects than you might think.

5 Things Psychopaths and Narcissists Do in Conversation

By Kaja Perina on December 07, 2017 in Brainstorm
He was betrayed by a wife who took everything. He's on retainer with the NSA. Whatever the disclosure, it comes before he even knows whether or not you are trustworthy.

When Do Men With Power Engage in Sexual Harassment?

By Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D. on December 07, 2017 in Close Encounters
Not all powerful men are sexual harassers. Research on power suggests that there are three reasons why power may make some men more likely to harass women at work.

Global Mental Health Challenges and Remedies in Chicago

By  Stevan Weine, M.D. on December 07, 2017 in Cafes Around the World
Are there global mental health problems in our university's backyard?

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