Essential Reads

What Is the Link Between Sex and Power in Sexual Harassment?

Men who are feeling more powerless over an extended period but then experience new heightened power, are the most likely to sexually harass.

Face First: The Most Attractive Expression for a First Date

By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on November 07, 2017 in Why Bad Looks Good
We size each other up through facial expressions within milliseconds. On a first date, put your best face forward, to ensure a great first date leads to a great relationship

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.

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10 Tips to Manage Strong Emotions

When we stuff our feelings down rather than acknowledging them, we carry them around like a boiling pot. We make ourselves sick and tired.

No Search and Destroy Part 1

The process of discovering our hidden parts is not about “search and destroy.” Search and befriend is probably a better way to put it...

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Imagine Talking to Yourself

Are you stumped about how to act or respond? Try an interior monologue to help you expose unconscious beliefs, pause, accept responsibility, and move on in a loving manner.

The Non-Hollywood Perspective of Prison

If you can live through prison, you can truly live through anything.

Lady CFO: A Case of Unconscious Bias

By Audrey Nelson Ph.D. on October 26, 2017 in He Speaks, She Speaks
We could not survive if all our decisions were completely subject to the conscious mind.

The Most Nutritional Meal You Can Feed Your Kids

By Hendrie Weisinger Ph.D. on October 26, 2017 in Thicken Your Skin
Do you know how to make your kids grits?

Setting the Stage for Emotional Intimacy

Often, people ask us about the best way to set the stage for intimacy. Often, when they do, they are talking about a physical connection.

Your Anger Knows Your Worth

Your anger knows your worth: 10 steps to turn your temper into a teacher.

3 Ways Parent Shaming Takes a Toll on Kids

The fear of being shamed has changed the way we're raising the next generation—and it's not for the better.

Which Politicians Should We Trust in the Nov. 7 Election?

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on October 23, 2017 in Intentional Insights
Which politicians should you trust with your vote in the November 7 elections? Here is an easy way to tell who's trustworthy.

Feeling Like a Phony, an Imposter, and a Fake? You Can Stop.

It doesn't go away, but if you work at it, usually with a good therapist, feelings of being a fake come less often, pass more swiftly, and do less damage.

Practice Empathic Parenting to Help Cultivate Healthy Anger

Being mindful to be an empathic parent can be extremely challenging. Doing so can powerfully impact how you and your child manage anger.

Go With the Flaw

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on October 21, 2017 in Wander Woman
The moment you realize you made a mistake and feel stupid, whipped, or embarrassed, you can be powerful. Learn how to master your mind before you beat yourself up.

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?