Our eyes, gestures, and tone bring us together in a more profound way than words alone. It’s why we look hopefully toward the return of in-person, face-to-face connection.
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By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on July 04, 2020 in Living Single
Researchers expected people living alone to be more vulnerable to increased loneliness. Instead, people have tended to feel more supported, regardless of living arrangements.
By Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D. on July 03, 2020 in Out of the Ooze
Recognizing that happiness is a delightful visitor that never overstays its welcome may help us appreciate it more when it arrives.
By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on July 03, 2020 in Insight Therapy
Casinos are intentional environments, designed for a purpose. The purpose is to take your money and make you feel good about it—no easy task. How do they do it?
By Christopher J. Ferguson Ph.D. on July 03, 2020 in Checkpoints
Did the popular Netflix show "13 Reasons Why" spark an increase in youth suicides? The answer may say more about societal morality than it does about television.
By Scott Haas Ph.D. on July 04, 2020 in Shrink in the Kitchen
What would Gandhi do?
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 04, 2020 in How To Do Life
Toward replacing lemming thinking with free thinking.
By Christopher Bergland on July 04, 2020 in The Athlete's Way
Laughing gas (nitrous oxide) treatments may help some patients with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to preliminary findings from a new pilot study.
By Ahron Friedberg M.D. on July 04, 2020 in Resilience
How can I find a job during the pandemic? It’s important to try and do your best.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on July 04, 2020 in Fixing Families
It's easy for conversations to get derailed and turn into useless arguments. Here are some common sources and how to get back on track.
By Gary L. Wenk Ph.D. on July 04, 2020 in Your Brain on Food
The Goldilocks principle holds for the brain's own endogenous marijuana system; there are psychiatric consequences of making too much or too little.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on July 04, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
Many refugee and immigrant parents and youth have difficulties accessing resources to fight COVID-19's impacts. Local organizations are stepping in to help.
By Jeffrey Bernstein Ph.D. on July 04, 2020 in Liking the Child You Love
Tired of being emotionally abused by your adult child? Here are four ways to stop the insanity.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on July 04, 2020 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Is thinking back on your past a valuable psychological exercise? A new personality study suggests the answer is, “it depends.”
By David Kyle Johnson Ph.D. on July 04, 2020 in A Logical Take
“But my freedom” doesn’t work as a reason to ignore a ban on lighting fireworks during a drought—and lighting fireworks actually is a celebration of freedom.
By Bryan E. Robinson Ph.D. on July 04, 2020 in The Right Mindset
Where do you fall on the motivational hierarchy of success? Climb 5 steps up the ladder to become a successful leader.
By Wendy L. Patrick, JD, Ph.D. on July 04, 2020 in Why Bad Looks Good
Understanding the aftermath of sexual assault within different cultural groups can help pave the road to recovery
By Russell Ramsay, Ph.D. on July 04, 2020 in Rethinking Adult ADHD
Managing adult ADHD was hard enough—now I'm dealing with COVID stress, too!
By Liz Stillwaggon Swan PhD on July 04, 2020 in The Philosopher Is In
What do white people think about Black Lives Matter? Probably lots of stuff. But here's one white woman's perspective on her progress so far and why we have so much further to go.
By Brad J. Bushman Ph.D. on July 03, 2020 in Get Psyched!
Political views are a matter of opinion. Wearing a face mask should not be a matter of opinion. The facts are clear — wearing a face mask protects others from the coronavirus.
By John Amodeo Ph.D., MFT on July 03, 2020 in Intimacy, A Path Toward Spirituality
How can we set our boundaries in a way that supports us and maintains trust and connection with others rather than constraining us and pushing people away?
By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on July 03, 2020 in Am I Right?
Fourth of July celebrations have been problematic for black Americans since the beginning of the nation. It's time to look at what we are really celebrating.
By Michelle Frank, Psy.D., and Sari Solden, M.S. on July 03, 2020 in The Women’s Neurodiversity Project
Women with unique brain wiring can doubt their self-worth and withdraw from others in order to protect themselves. Learn to protect yourself and connect with others.
By Matthew J Sharps Ph.D. on July 03, 2020 in The Forensic View
Why is eyewitness memory often so awful? A psychological look at battles of the past can tell us a lot.
By Jack Schafer Ph.D. on July 03, 2020 in Let Their Words Do the Talking
An individual's ideal can give them meaning for living and purpose to act.
By Andrea Brandt Ph.D. M.F.T. on July 03, 2020 in Mindful Anger
Sometimes we make choices that we regret, and sometimes we internalize emotional wounds inflicted on us by others.
By Bryan E. Robinson Ph.D. on July 03, 2020 in The Right Mindset
Is getting sidetracked from your goals frustrating you? Follow this rule to increase your chances of reaching them.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 03, 2020 in How To Do Life
You may gain more at home.
By Leah Katz Ph.D. on July 03, 2020 in Here We Are
Feeling thrown off course by COVID-19? Ideas for how to build grit to help get through this pandemic.
By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on July 03, 2020 in The Human Beast
How is that possible for humans to exist outside nature if all species arose from the same process of evolution by natural selection?
By David M. Allen M.D. on July 03, 2020 in A Matter of Personality
A complete sacrifice of your own wants and needs to be something your family seems to need is pathological altruism and harms all concerned. Self actualizing is not self selfish.
By Pamela B. Paresky Ph.D. on July 03, 2020 in Happiness and the Pursuit of Leadership
Given the risks of large gatherings, the 4th of July this year may be a good time to celebrate another kind of independence: What blessings of liberty might we "rescue from hell"?
By Jeremy E. Sherman Ph.D., MPP on July 03, 2020 in Ambigamy
People often justify their brand loyalty with generic rhetoric. For example, make America great again? Who doesn't want that? Here are three tests to prevent gullibility.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on July 03, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
Grief is a normal response to loss, especially during COVID-19. Due to the various limitations presented by the pandemic, people may have a more difficult time coping with loss.
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