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By Christopher Bergland on June 14, 2021 in The Athlete's Way
Although most of our dreams are based on past experiences, new research suggests that about one quarter of our time spent dreaming is oriented towards tomorrow and the future.
By Ahona Guha DPsych on June 14, 2021 in Of Prisons and Pathos
Are you struggling with knowing how to end a friendship? Here are some things to consider.
By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on June 13, 2021 in Out of the Darkness
What we call 'goodness' is a sense of connection to others that brings empathy and altruism. Evil is a sense of disconnection.
By John G. Cottone Ph.D. on June 13, 2021 in The Cube
While most of us hope to avoid exposure to trauma, first responders run toward traumatic scenes to rescue others.
By Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. on June 14, 2021 in How to Be Yourself
How to stop overthinking and freezing up? Whether you’re trying to nail a work presentation, sink a putt, or spell “bougainvillea” to win the spelling bee, try these three tips.
By Victor Lipman on June 14, 2021 in Mind of the Manager
Job burnout is widespread but by no means inevitable. Here are five tangible steps managers can take to help lessen the trend.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on June 14, 2021 in Darwin's Subterranean World
Some think that behavioral science is a "soft science," full of intuitive information and fluff. Here are 10 findings from the field that might make you think twice about this.
By Diane Dreher Ph.D. on June 14, 2021 in Your Personal Renaissance
One powerful way to strengthen your relationships is building trust. Research reveals how essential trust is to our relationships and how relationships fail without it.
By Justin J. Lehmiller Ph.D. on June 14, 2021 in The Myths of Sex
People’s reasons for pursuing consensually nonmonogamous relationships are many and varied. Contrary to popular belief, wanting an open relationship is usually about more than sex.
By Sherry Gaba LCSW on June 14, 2021 in Addiction and Recovery
In healthy love, each individual maintains a sense of self. She or he may give to the partner but never expect to have to give more than they are comfortable providing.
By Carolyn C. Ross M.D., M.P.H. on June 14, 2021 in Real Healing
What is your desire to go on a diet has nothing to do with the number of the scale? What are the true meanings behind our food obsessions and body dissatisfaction?
By Jeremy Nicholson M.S.W., Ph.D. on June 14, 2021 in Persuasion, Bias, and Choice
How can you change the behavior of a coworker, friend, or family member, while still maintaining a positive relationship with them? Behavior modification provides an answer.
By Juliana Breines Ph.D. on June 14, 2021 in In Love and War
The whole point of self-deception is that we don’t know we’re doing it. But the truth has subtle ways of revealing itself to us.
By Patrick L. Plaisance Ph.D. on June 14, 2021 in Virtue in the Media World
When it comes to hate speech and the disregard of its harmful effects, the hard-wiring of journalists to champion free speech no matter what appears to be part of the problem.
By Michael W. Austin Ph.D. on June 14, 2021 in Ethics for Everyone
We can fall prey to deception due to the influence of many things. Here I focus on our desire for wealth and social status.
By Peg O'Connor Ph.D. on June 14, 2021 in Philosophy Stirred, Not Shaken
A common therapeutic recommendation for survivors of abuse is to integrate their minds and bodies. Not all may be able to do so. Does this mean they are unwell?
By Jason Tougaw on June 14, 2021 in The Elusive Brain
Ultimately, it seems to me that content warnings—and arguments about them—are an intellectual response to intensely emotional experiences.
By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on June 14, 2021 in In Practice
Strategies for overcoming procrastination when you're sad or depressed.
By Anthony Silard Ph.D. on June 14, 2021 in The Art of Living Free
Does social media work against our mental health?
By Jennifer Reid M.D. on June 14, 2021 in Think Like a Shrink
Trying to lose weight? Or just hoping to maintain a healthy lifestyle? Sleep deprivation not only leaves you exhausted, it can also change the way you eat, and not for the better.
By Meghna Singhal Ph.D. on June 14, 2021 in The Therapist Mommy
Thinking of having a second child? Pondering these seven questions can help you make the decision.
By Ross E O'Hara, Ph.D. on June 14, 2021 in Nudging Ahead
Self-affirmation exercises help boost academic performance among students of color. Research suggests these students can strategically employ this intervention for greater effect.
By Judith J. Wurtman Ph.D. on June 14, 2021 in The Antidepressant Diet
Bariatric surgery seems like a great option... yet the aftermath has unexpected impacts.
By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on June 14, 2021 in The Teen Doctor
There are many issues to consider before ending a relationship.
By Robert Schweitzer Ph.D. on June 14, 2021 in Global Events
Many parts of Africa remain at risk of a third wave of COVID. Accurate information aimed at addressing vaccine hesitancy is one strategy for addressing the impact of this pandemic.
By Scott A. McGreal MSc. on June 14, 2021 in Unique—Like Everybody Else
During the pandemic, public health messages have been used to encourage health behavior. Appealing to people with "dark" personality traits is likely to be very challenging.
By Ashley Maier, MSW, MPA on June 14, 2021 in Psychology in the Real World
Here’s my advice to graduating students who come into my office feeling like they should have it all figured out, but they just don’t know where to go from here.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on June 14, 2021 in ExperiMentations
New studies look at how strivings for power and love shape how we conceptualize and respond when there are problems with other people.
By Tchiki Davis, Ph.D. on June 14, 2021 in Click Here for Happiness
Get tips to create your action plan and achieve your objectives.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on June 14, 2021 in How To Do Life
A look at society's most exalted institution.
By Sean Grover L.C.S.W. on June 14, 2021 in When Kids Call the Shots
Five conditions that cause people to abandon happiness.
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on June 14, 2021 in Lifetime Connections
Do you feel cheated out of life by the pandemic and tired of following pandemic-related rules? This is normal, and so is wanting to take back control. But be kind.
By Clay Drinko, Ph.D. on June 14, 2021 in Play Your Way Sane
Feeling frustrated or overwhelmed with your child? Try the stop, drop, and roll technique to be a better parent and model emotional regulation.
By Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D. on June 14, 2021 in Why Bad Looks Good
When you have a drink, do you crave another? Research reveals why so many people cannot stop at one.
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