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By Jeff Kukucka Ph.D. on July 07, 2022 in Reasonable Doubt
New research examines the psychological impact of wrongful imprisonment, and how to remedy it.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in Darwin's Subterranean World
If you run into a difficult situation and it seems there is little hope, it might help to think of regression to the mean: The idea that on average, things revert to average.
By Tonya Lester LCSW on July 06, 2022 in Staying Sane Inside Insanity
Setting boundaries with one's family, especially one's parents, is often considered off-limits. It shouldn't be.
By Gary W. Lewandowski Jr. Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in The Psychology of Relationships
Great relationships start with you, which is why greater self-understanding is a foundation for a strong connection.
By Neel Burton M.D. on July 07, 2022 in Hide and Seek
Clearing up a common misconception about ancient Stoicism.
By Nancy Darling Ph.D. on July 07, 2022 in Thinking About Kids
Good habits are the foundation of happiness. Start small. Reward success. Make it easy.
By Lantie Elisabeth Jorandby M.D. on July 07, 2022 in Use Your Brain
If you're worried that your binge drinking may point to a serious problem, this information will help.
By Maria Baratta Ph.D., L.C.S.W. on July 07, 2022 in Skinny Revisited
Forgiveness is a decision. Healing will follow.
By Christopher Dwyer Ph.D. on July 07, 2022 in Thoughts on Thinking
Have you ever tried to change someone’s mind about a topic, only to find yourself failing miserably? Is it worth it? Well, it depends.
By David J. Ley Ph.D. on July 07, 2022 in Women Who Stray
Therapists can sometimes inadvertently violate confidentiality and ethical boundaries through informal conversations with friends and family.
By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on July 07, 2022 in Brick by Brick
When feeling empty and disconnected, instead of filling the void with unhealthy habits, here are steps we can take to understand and embrace our emptiness to achieve fulfillment.
By Nir Eyal on July 07, 2022 in Automatic You
The beauty of timeboxing is that you can use it in any area of your life. Timeboxing fun activities has several benefits.
By Bozena Zawisz on July 07, 2022 in Nurturing Self-Esteem in Autistic Children
As a parent of two autistic boys, I have firsthand appreciation of how vulnerable autistic young people are to low self-esteem.
By Craig Harper Ph.D. on July 07, 2022 in Articles of Heterodoxy
Emoji use is increasingly common in technological communication, but little is known about how these images are interpreted. New data reveals a promising result for emoji perception.
By Iskra Fileva Ph.D. on July 07, 2022 in The Philosopher's Diaries
Many who try therapy say that the process does nothing for them. What leads to therapy failures, and how can a client find success?
By Mark Bertin M.D. on July 07, 2022 in Child Development Central
This is a time of hope for autism. Many children and adolescents do well, and we know much more about supporting families and students.
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on July 07, 2022 in Lifetime Connections
You may not realize it, but your sense of smell plays a key role in the formation of friendships that are quick to begin.
By Daniel R. George, Ph.D., M.Sc. on July 07, 2022 in American Dementia
Are you finding it difficult to stay calm in these turbulent times? Consider these tips on staying grounded.
By Lea Lis MD on July 06, 2022 in The Shameless Psychiatrist
How are ketamine treatments being used in mental health and what can a patient expect?
By Art Markman Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in Ulterior Motives
Do different cultures see the same patterns in the night sky? If so, what does that indicate about the way human perception creates patterns?
By Jason N. Linder, PsyD on July 06, 2022 in Relationship and Trauma Insights
"Cultural competence" makes dangerous assumptions about power and "other-izes" diverse clients and patients. There's a better way.
By Arash Emamzadeh on July 06, 2022 in Finding a New Home
A new study suggests the emotion regulation strategy of reappraisal is associated with better change outcomes for partners in a relationship.
By Allison E McWilliams Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in Your Awesome Career
In a time of disconnection, learn from effective mentoring to build better relationships.
By Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in Why Bad Looks Good
Modern women often out-earn male paramours. How does that make men feel?
By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in One Among Many
The ultimatum game is famous for giving veto power to those receiving an offer. However, making an offer first protects a party from being exploited.
By Robyn Fivush Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in The Stories of Our Lives
Through family stories, adolescents learn that life is often about striving for something better, fighting for beliefs, and overcoming the odds.
By Susan Trachman M.D. on July 06, 2022 in It's Not Just in Your Head
Personal Perspective: Many of us never believed it would happen. And then came the decision that would change the lives of more than half the population.
By Edward Hoffman Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in The Peak Experience
100 years ago, the founder of modern counseling had a life-changing visit to China.
By Ed Ergenzinger J.D., Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in Night Sweats and Delusions of Grandeur
Examining notes and art from a neuroscientist's manic episodes.
By Jasmin Tahmaseb-McConatha Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in Live Long and Prosper
Do your days spin out of control? Do you need time to reflect, connect, remember? Slow down and take a few moments for tea-time.
By Colleen Stiles-Shields Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in The Right Side of Health
Positive psychology interventions have been shown to increase well-being by focusing on traits that may buffer troubles, like gratitude, courage, and connection.
By Michael Alcee Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in Live Life Creatively
What can you do to save yourself when you're going emotionally under? Polyvagal theory can come to the rescue.
By Jorge Barraza Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in Sensing Technologies
Neuroscience can accurately predict consumer behavior, allowing companies to provide more engaging entertainment experiences customized to individual consumers.
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