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The Crisis of Meaning

Now is the time to address the crisis of meaning in life, work, and society.
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Why What I Hate in You Also Says Something about Me

It can be very easy to decide who are the good guys and who are the bad guys in the world around us. But the concept of negative projection teaches us the answer is not so simple.

Can Our Anger Be Explained by Global Brain Vulnerabilities?

Is it possible that our angry world reflects changing anger thresholds in our brains?

Parental Alienation and Its Repair

By Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D. on June 25, 2017 in The Me in We
Parental alienation and how to recover the parent-child relation.

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Five Things You Should Know About Death

What to expect to feel when someone dies

What Are Canine Calming Signals and Do They Work?

New data shows that of 30 different cataloged calming signals in dogs, some of them do, in fact, reduce the level of aggression in dogs that see them.

What Drives Suicidal Mass Murderers?

Three recent mass killings by suicidal gunmen reveal the deadly effects of individuals caught up in a catathymic crisis.

Understanding Bias, Prejudice, and Violence

If we want to understand bias and prejudice, it might help to understand infant development—feelings and how they work—and evolution.

How to Tame a Disgruntled Colleague

Workplace suggestions in the wake of the recent Orlando tragedy.

Victim

"Pain is no one’s fault." - Wayne Muller... Whether or not you agree with this statement, it’s pretty likely that there has been a time or two, or more, that it didn’t seem true.

Learning to Be Hostile

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on June 05, 2017 in Memory Medic
Pray for a return of the regard and respect for others that we used to have.
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Bad Things Happen to Everyone

There is much confusion about “accepting what is.”

Paying It Forward: Generativity and Your Vagus Nerve

Scientific research suggests that if each of us made an effort to improve our "vagal tone" that we could create an upward spiral that would make the world a better place.

The Best Way to Die

By Arthur Dobrin D.S.W. on June 04, 2017 in Am I Right?
Is it better to rage, rage against death or to go gently into the night?

4 Ways Childhood Emotional Trauma Impacts Us as Adults

Children make meaning out of the events they witness and things that happen to them, and they create an internal map of how the world is. This meaning-making helps them cope.

Where the Rubber Hits the Road: Sage Advice In Unwise Times

By Mark Matousek on May 30, 2017 in Ethical Wisdom
The wise American spiritual master talks about how to live skillfully, and happily, in a world where the "other" is denigrated, and causes for upset and rage abound.

Driving While Angry

It’s unrealistic to presume that people don’t get angry when driving. The important issue for all of us is to cope with frustrating situations and diffuse our anger appropriately.

Video Game Addiction

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on May 29, 2017 in Memory Medic
Video-game addiction causes change in mood, conflict, behavioral problems, and, more tellingly, the same phenomena seen in drug addiction (tolerance and withdrawal symptoms).

The Film "All the Rage" and Psychosomatic Pain

Psychosomatic disorders may appear to be purely physical but they originate in emotions that are unconscious or dissociated from consciousness.

The Making of a Mass School Shooter

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 27, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story.

Animal Anger

Anger is the impulse to go toward a threat instead of running from it. A surge of testosterone overrides the cortisol. Here's how to relieve those threatened feelings.

Marriage Can Heal Old Wounds From the Family

Sometimes, the greatest lessons that we learn in our family of origin have more to do with what we don’t want than what we do.

Can You Understand the Different Types of Dog Growls?

Not all dog growls are equivalent. Particular sound components determine how we interpret any growl.

How Am I Supposed to Feel?

“Take a deep breath and walk away” is advice that often translates as “continue to take it.”

Trump and the Psychology of Pro Wrestling

How does Donald Trump uses wrestling tactics to get ahead? This article on the psychology of pro wrestling sheds some light on our "heel-in-chief."

Acknowledging Children's Emotions

Acknowledging anger does not encourage it.

Keep Your Cool! How to Stop Meltdowns in Their Tracks

By Meg Selig on May 18, 2017 in Changepower
Do you sometimes have meltdowns when faced with the daily hassles of life? Here are 12 ways to get back in control and feel better about yourself.

You Can't Teach Men (or Anyone Else) How They Should Feel

How are you going to change my attitudes, or those of my sons and grandsons, so we don’t feel threatened by women’s success?

Fathering Fosters Virtuous Aggression

David Hicks explores masculine aggression in a new novel, White Plains, that is engaging, insightful, and funny.

Psychological Science says Trump is a Four Year Old

By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on May 12, 2017 in Insight Therapy
It’s quite impossible to watch president Trump and remain unperturbed. But why?

Fight or Flight: What Causes Air Rage? The Surprising Answer

Fighting inflight is a dangerous "new normal." Understanding air rage through addressing aired grievances can enhance the ability of airlines to restore the friendly skies.
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How to Help (and Deal With) an Anxious Person

Struggling with a person who is easily anxious? Here's how to help you and them.

Do People Decide What to Do?

If you don’t pay close attention, it can seem as if the football announcer is causing the players to do what they do.