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By Val Walker MS on August 04, 2021 in 400 Friends but Who Can I Call?
The noncommittal behavior of stringing someone along—breadcrumbing—is on the rise, and preliminary research shows it's more damaging than ghosting.
By Jonathan Stevens, M.D., M.P.H. on August 04, 2021 in Mind Matters from Menninger
How to understand and use trust in therapy.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on August 03, 2021 in Fulfillment at Any Age
As you think about past decisions or actions you’ve made, how many do you wish you could do over? New research shows how “if-only” thinking can affect your mental health.
By Nicole K. McNichols Ph.D. on August 03, 2021 in Everyone on Top
Feeling lonely, anxious, or depressed? Here's how touch may be able to help.
By Grace Blair on August 04, 2021 in School of Thought
A lack of motivation might be a sign that other things are missing too.
By Michael Stein Psy.D. on August 04, 2021 in Understanding the Anxious Mind
Is your brain ringing an alarm that you're in danger? The best thing to do for your anxiety is to ignore the alarm so your brain learns the situation is not actually important.
By Joe Navarro M.A. on August 04, 2021 in Spycatcher
We do this all day long without really knowing why.
By Gail Golden MBA, Ph.D. on August 04, 2021 in Curating Your Life
Outside advisers are not magical wizards. But the right person at the right time can make a huge difference to the success of your business.
By Maureen O'Reilly-Landry Ph.D. on August 04, 2021 in Psychological Trauma, Coping, and Resilience
Improving communication with your partner can be challenging—especially during times of turmoil, like the post-pandemic transition. These strategies can help you deal with uncertainty together.
By Anjan Chatterjee MD, FAAN on August 04, 2021 in Brain, Behavior, and Beauty
A database of face images is designed to be more comprehensive and inclusive.
By Clay Drinko, Ph.D. on August 04, 2021 in Play Your Way Sane
Almost all of us think we're good listeners, but we're only absorbing around half of what we hear. Luckily, it's possible to improve our listening and, in turn, our relationships.
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on August 04, 2021 in Evolution of the Self
You need to be reflective, not reflexive, to best cope with trying situations, requiring your rational faculties to be fully intact—impossible if you laugh, giggle, or chuckle.
By Ilene Berns-Zare PsyD on August 04, 2021 in Flourish and Thrive
It can feel like happiness is just around the corner, if only you can get more or do more. What if happiness is not found out there and it's possible to feel greater wellbeing now?
By Peg Streep on August 04, 2021 in Tech Support
Not every form of verbal abuse requires a raised voice; in fact, blame-shifting is both subtle and highly manipulative.
By Steven C. Hayes Ph.D. on August 04, 2021 in Get Out of Your Mind
What we can learn from Simone Biles: The importance of flexibility.
By Jessie Stern, Ph.D. and Rachel Samson, M.Psych on August 04, 2021 in The Heart and Science of Attachment
Do we treat others as we want to be treated or how we ourselves have been treated?
By Peter T. Bryant, Ph.D. on August 04, 2021 in Augmented Humanity
Have you friended AI in decision making? It's time to collaborate more deeply with artificial intelligence.
By Najma Khorrami M.P.H. on August 04, 2021 in Comfort of Gratitude
Common questions about gratitude practices and why you might benefit from starting one.
By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on August 04, 2021 in Tracking Wonder
What does it mean to be “creative”? The truth is less exciting than you'd think (but a whole lot more attainable).
By Eva M. Krockow Ph.D. on August 04, 2021 in Stretching Theory
Has watching Olympic athletes break world records led you to develop survivorship bias? A simple strategy can help you overcome its negative consequences.
By Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. on August 03, 2021 in How to Be Yourself
Can’t stop scrolling (instead of hunkering down and studying for tomorrow’s exam)? Whether a serial procrastinator or just in a rut, try out these six tips to boost your focus.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on August 03, 2021 in Evidence-Based Living
There is compelling evidence that children, especially, suffer serious consequences when opioid use rises.
By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on August 03, 2021 in Emotional Fitness
Many of us hold false beliefs about happiness, and those beliefs can actually prevent us from feeling good about ourselves and enjoying life.
By Sally Augustin Ph.D. on August 03, 2021 in People, Places, and Things
Design talks. Are you listening?
By Neil Farber M.D, Ph.D., CLC, CPT on August 03, 2021 in The Blame Game
Life with a chronic illness is challenging. Here are some lessons from positive psychology to become resilient and hopeful while combating fatigue, pain, and illness.
By Reid J Daitzman Ph.D., ABPP on August 03, 2021 in Magical Enlightenment
"You have the right to remain silent" is a well-known legal right. How about an original list of "Psychological Bill of Rights." Therapy enforces these rights.
By Dena Kouremetis on August 03, 2021 in (R)aging with Grace
We can joke to break the tension we feel about getting older, or we can take baby steps to hold off the effects of aging so that we have the time to laugh even longer.
By Jeremy E. Sherman Ph.D., MPP on August 03, 2021 in Jerkology
Start distinguishing between failure and unwillingness to understand and your communication will become more efficient.
By Diane Dreher Ph.D. on August 03, 2021 in Your Personal Renaissance
From the Olympics to our daily lives, we too often push ourselves to win. These three powerful strategies can bring us greater success and well-being.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 03, 2021 in How To Do Life
The case for intrinsic motivation.
By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on August 03, 2021 in In Practice
How to handle performance pressure in high-stakes situations.
By Robyne Hanley-Dafoe Ed.D. on August 03, 2021 in Everyday Resilience
Here's a refreshing and practical approach for creating a greater sense of ease—with a side of productivity.
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