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By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on August 07, 2022 in Science of Choice
Emotional expressions communicate information to others about our feelings, intentions, and attitudes.
By Michele DeMarco MTS, MSC, PCCT, Rev on August 06, 2022 in Soul Console
Healing from moral injury is not simply changing your thoughts and beliefs. Somatic psychology has much to contribute to the process.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on August 06, 2022 in Fulfillment at Any Age
The popular notion of attachment style is seen by many as a way of understanding adult personality and relationships. But a new study suggests that the ways it's being measured need considerable work.
By Joyce Marter LCPC on August 05, 2022 in Mental Wealth
It’s tempting to avoid talking to your partner about money. Don’t do it. Try these five steps to improve your financial communication.
By Judith J. Wurtman Ph.D. on August 07, 2022 in The Antidepressant Diet
The number your scale reads is not breaking down lean tissue versus fat cells. How does one find out what they really weigh?
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on August 07, 2022 in Fixing Families
Many of us struggle with low self-esteem, believing that what we do will never be good enough and that we'll never reach our goals. Five action steps can help change the story.
By Nancy Colier LCSW, Rev. on August 07, 2022 in Inviting a Monkey to Tea
What if you were to live your life from "want"? Imagine that.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 07, 2022 in Animal Emotions
Linda Michaels combines science with compassion and eloquently explains how to educate humans to respect dogs and honor what the dogs need and want to do.
By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on August 07, 2022 in Social Lights
The case for curiosity.
By Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D. on August 07, 2022 in Why Bad Looks Good
It is important to recognize dangerous people, but also important to recognize your areas of personal vulnerability.
By Ashley Maier, MSW, MPA on August 07, 2022 in Psychology in the Real World
If you’re in college, here’s what your professors want you to do right now.
By Brittney Chesworth Ph.D., LCSW on August 06, 2022 in Managing Health Anxiety
Struggling with health anxiety? Identifying and reshaping your beliefs can improve it.
By Leigh W. Jerome Ph.D. on August 06, 2022 in The Stories We Tell
When we sort the world into categories such as us and them, good and evil, entitled and undeserving, the stories launch self-fulfilling arcs of winners and losers.
By Allison E McWilliams Ph.D. on August 06, 2022 in Your Awesome Career
Great Resignation or not, your people will leave. How you treat them now will determine whether they will be your biggest fan or fiercest critic.
By Marianne Brandon Ph.D. on August 06, 2022 in The Future of Intimacy
Technology is changing how humans give and receive love.
By Lisa Aronson Fontes Ph.D. on August 06, 2022 in Invisible Chains
Domestic abuse often continues long after the relationship is "over." Learn about abusers' post-separation tactics so that you can offer survivors the right kind of support.
By Mary McNaughton-Cassill Ph.D. on August 06, 2022 in Mental Health Matters
A Personal Perspective: The Golden State and the Lone Star State often seem at odds. But are we really all that different?
By Claire Wilcox M.D. on August 06, 2022 in Healthy Brain, Happy Life
Stopping benzodiazepine use can be good for your health, but challenging to do alone. Getting psychological support may be key to your success, new research finds.
By Jessica Pierce Ph.D. on August 06, 2022 in All Dogs Go to Heaven
It is worth considering what dogs have lost in the transition to intensive food captivity and what human control over access to food resources does to human-dog relations.
By Ran D. Anbar M.D. on August 06, 2022 in Understanding Hypnosis
Belief in oneself can be enhanced through hypnotic self-suggestions, imagery, and interactions with the subconscious.
By Sebastian Salicru on August 06, 2022 in Psychology Insights for a New World
Spirituality has traditionally been considered an elusive concept that is difficult to investigate.
By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on August 06, 2022 in Black Belt Brain
To help calm your mind, let go of attempts to control things you can't directly influence and slow down what you can control.
By Annalisa Enrile Ph.D. on August 06, 2022 in Ordinary Magic
Amid a pandemic, social injustice, and civil rights reversals, I maintain a deep belief that things can change and take a deep inhale.
By Louis Putterman Ph.D. on August 06, 2022 in The Good, The Bad, The Economy
Why do we let impersonal authority figures enforce rules? Doing so may be psychologically easier when even a small amount of doubt is present, research finds.
By Michael J. Formica EdM, NCC, LPC on August 06, 2022 in Enlightened Living
Parental alienation is a manufactured manipulation that impacts everyone, from the nuclear to the extended family.
By Gail Gross Ph.D., Ed.D., M.Ed. on August 05, 2022 in Strategies for Living
Divorce can send otherwise perfectly calm, rational adults into fits of irrational, immature, childish behavior. This is the time your children need you to truly be adult.
By Sara Canaday on August 05, 2022 in You (According to Them)
If you feel like you're doing all the right things to position yourself as a strong leader but promotions keep passing you by, you might be suffering from professional blind spots.
By Annie Tanasugarn Ph.D., CCTSA on August 05, 2022 in Understanding PTSD
Narcissistic childhood environments predispose us to narcissistic adult relationships.
By Cindy Watson B.A., LLB, JD on August 05, 2022 in Life as a Negotiation
Sensuality and negotiation are not words commonly used together. However, sensuality and sensual confidence are very important in a negotiation.
By Randall Dwenger M.D. on August 05, 2022 in From Addiction to Recovery
Kindness seems to be missing from today's society. Simple acts of love can teach us how to be more compassionate.
By Meghan L. Marsac, Ph.D. on August 05, 2022 in Afraid of the Doctor
Figuring out who is in your corner—and your child's—can help you manage the stress and potential trauma of navigating life with a child with a medical condition.
By Jennifer Rollin MSW, LCSW-C on August 05, 2022 in Mindful Musings
Are you struggling with an eating disorder and a mood disorder? Here's how they may interact, and why consideration of both is necessary for treatment.
By Elizabeth J. Meyer Ph.D. on August 05, 2022 in Gender and Schooling
Harmful school climates are damaging the health and well-being of transgender and non-binary youth. Here are 4 ways we can transform anti-trans spaces for the better.
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