Essential Reads

Can You Judge Trustworthiness From a Face?

By David Ludden Ph.D. on October 07, 2017 in Talking Apes
A sucker may be born every minute, but you don’t have to be one of them.

2017 Nobel Literature Winner on Sycophancy

Ishiguro's brilliant portrait of the excruciating side of sycophantic self-nullification.

Why the Emotionally Intelligent May Earn More Money

Emotional intelligence is believed to link to greater success in life than general intelligence. New research shows there are indeed monetary advantages to having a higher EQ.

How to Help a Grieving Friend

By Megan Devine on September 29, 2017 in It's OK That You're Not OK
Want to help a grieving friend, but afraid to say the wrong thing? A few simple rules can make things easier.

More Posts on Emotional Intelligence

What to Do When Your Kid Talks Back

When kids express irritability towards us, often called "back talk," they're trying to tell us something and if we don't listen, they just escalate.

The Power of Ritual

Rituals are actions that support the deepening of our spiritual and emotional connections. They bring extra brightness and fulfillment into our lives.

Can You Keep Your Head When Others Are Losing Theirs?

By Atalanta Beaumont on October 19, 2017 in Handy Hints for Humans
How to develop and keep a solid sense of self

Solve 5 Baffling Problems Using the Latest Psych Research!

By Meg Selig on October 17, 2017 in Changepower
You've got problems. The latest psychology research has answers. Learn to: Look more attractive, ease depression and anxiety, decide when to socialize and when to work...and more.

100 Practices For Great Relationships

This list will assist you in identifying where your work is still required to become eligible for a great relationship.
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Develop Emotional Mastery in Your Young Athletes

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on October 16, 2017 in The Power of Prime
Your children's ability to develop emotional mastery in sports will also influence them in other aspects of their lives including with family and friends, and at school.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Look at the Big Picture

Daily events can derail a relationship all too easily. Remember the reasons why you came together, appreciate the glue that maintains your bonds, and understand what threatens.

How Lack of Sleep Affects Your Social Life

By David Ludden Ph.D. on October 15, 2017 in Talking Apes
Although the cognitive effects of sleep deprivation are widely known, few people pay much attention to the social side of sleep.

Self-Obsessed but Not Introspective? How Does That Work?

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on October 13, 2017 in Ambigamy
There's a difference between knowing yourself patly and wondering about yourself. The former is more fun, and more dangerous.

Taming the Wild Beasts

In learning to live in integrity with the truth of our experience rather than from a commitment to protection, we begin to cultivate the kinds of qualities...

Why It's Hard to Let Go of Your Self-Limiting Beliefs

There's a good chance you developed self-limiting beliefs during childhood that you're still holding onto. Research explains why it's so hard to recognize your capabilities.

How to Train Your Brain to Think Differently

Studies show you can physically change your brain by changing the way you think. Here are three strategies that will train your brain to think differently.

Emotion-Coaching When Your Child is Upset

Most of the time, when kids (and adults) feel their emotions are understood and accepted, the feelings lose their charge and begin to dissipate.

Even Happy People Get the Blues

Regardless of what we do, life will at some point bring us losses, disappointments, and instances of physical and emotional pain. Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.
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The Structure of Fear

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on October 08, 2017 in Shadow Boxing
A psychology class studies their experience of fear by visiting a reportedly haunted asylum.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Address the Conflicts

Addressing conflicts in a relationship is essential to maintaining trust that love can endure, emotion can flow freely, challenges can and will be addressed.

The Las Vegas Shooter’s Motivations

By Paul Ekman Ph.D. on October 07, 2017 in Face It!
Can understanding lead to prevention?

3 Key Parenting Tips when Children See Horrific Events on TV

By Kevin D. Arnold Ph.D., ABPP on October 07, 2017 in The Older Dad
Are your children anxious from the media coverage of horrific events? Here are tips to identify their anxiety and help them cope with their fears.
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Artful Living

By Elizabeth Young on October 06, 2017 in Adaptations
I want to protect myself, in that way we do when we're reading a really good book and are afraid of what we suspect is going to happen.

How Much Better Life Would Be Without Emotions

The brain skill that everyone should practice

Life Out of Balance? Put Yourself Back on the List

The only way to keep your cup full in the constant vortex of parenting is to tend to yourself even while you tend to your child.

Longing for Redemption

When we feel ourselves to be incomplete or lacking a sense of wholeness, we often seek out others to fill our emptiness...

7 Reasons It's Tough to Raise Mentally Strong Kids

On the surface, you might think today's parents have it easy. But raising resilient kids who will become responsible adults is a challenge in modern-day society.

5 Tips on Getting Your Aspie/Autie Husband to Talk More

By Eva A. Mendes LMHC on October 04, 2017 in The Heart of Autism
Especially after marriage, a husband with Asperger's Syndrome might relax and be more himself. He will behave more like he does when he’s alone, which can mean being silent.
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Why Do We Like Psychopaths?

By Jack Pemment MA, MS on October 03, 2017 in Blame the Amygdala
Given the predilection for antisocial behavior, why do we find psychopaths so appealing?

Harmlessness

When we imagine the depths that we can move to if we live a life without inner conflict, our motivation to practice harmlessness with others and ourselves increases....

He Is the Boss, She Is Bossy: The Role of the Media

By Audrey Nelson Ph.D. on October 01, 2017 in He Speaks, She Speaks
Male bosses and co-workers sometimes don’t know what to do with ambitious, goal-oriented women who want leadership positions.

Why Smell Makes Us Choose Bad Boys (Sometimes)

By Donna Barstow on September 30, 2017 in Ink Blots Cartoons
Need some pointers? Dogs can help. But find out about the hidden organ humans have ourselves to help us select the right partner!

Does Power Impact How We Perceive Emotion?

By Nathan A Heflick Ph.D. on September 30, 2017 in The Big Questions
Power plays a role in how effectively we recognize emotion in others.

Seeing the Big Picture

It’s impossible on the basis of any given experience to accurately assess the true consequence to our lives.