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By Christopher Bergland on March 08, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
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By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on March 03, 2018 in Emotional Fitness
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Are you curious about the evidence for Reiki or energy therapies for mental health problems? Available findings suggest these approaches are probably not effective.
By Susan Noonan MD on March 02, 2018 in View From the Mist
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By Andrea F. Polard Psy.D. on February 28, 2018 in A Unified Theory of Happiness
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By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on February 28, 2018 in Evidence-Based Living
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By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on February 27, 2018 in Feeling Our Way
Even a purely biological view of people would be grander than contemporary psychology’s.
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By Christopher Bergland on February 26, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
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By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on February 26, 2018 in Think, Act, Be
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By Eric R. Maisel Ph.D. on February 26, 2018 in Rethinking Mental Health
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