Essential Reads

How Fear Is Being Used to Manipulate Cryptocurrency Markets

By Bobby Azarian Ph.D. on December 14, 2017 in Mind In The Machine
The world of cryptocurrency is profitable and intellectually intriguing, but misinformation campaigns that use psychological manipulation are creating chaos for investors.

Study: "Pride Comes Before a Fall" Is Flawed in Two Ways

By Christopher Bergland on December 13, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Does pride really come before a fall? A quirky new study tackles this question from two seemingly unrelated angles.

Two Ways to Spot When a Suitor Is Becoming a Stalker

By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on December 10, 2017 in Why Bad Looks Good
When it comes to attention, there can be too much of a good thing. When focus becomes fixation, it is time to end a relationship that has crossed the line.

Imposter Syndrome and Fear of Failure

By Katherine Hawley Ph.D. on December 10, 2017 in Trust
When we feel like the token minority, it's not surprising that we fear being uncovered as a 'fraud.'

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Embracing Masculine Vulnerability: A Q&A with Lewis Howes

By Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. on December 15, 2017 in How to Be Yourself
Why men have trouble letting themselves be vulnerable, and why it is so important that they try.

Love Is Easy

By Randi Gunther Ph.D. on December 15, 2017 in Rediscovering Love
But relationships are hard. These six commitment behaviors can help.

The Science of Emotion From the Inside Out

By Rachael Bedford Ph.D. on December 15, 2017 in If Babies Could Talk
How do we learn to recognize emotions, in real-life and in the movies?
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Love Isn’t Enough

By Iben Sandahl on December 14, 2017 in The Danish Way
There are many factors creating turmoil, insecurity, and stress in our children’s lives. One is the many inputs children take in every day.

A Celebrity and an Unusual Condition

By Mark Borigini M.D. on December 13, 2017 in Overcoming Pain
We should let Justin Beiber be diagnosed, and not judged on whether a shy bladder has played a role in his behavior by those qualified to make such conclusions.
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Adolescent Substance Use and the Problem of Denial

Like it or not, adolescents today grow up in an increasingly drug-filled world. Parental denial of this reality provides no protection. They must be knowledgable and stay vigilant.

Celeste Headlee on Relearning to Listen

By Isaac Lidsky on December 08, 2017 in Mastering Your Reality
No, you don’t know how I feel, but I’m trying to tell you.

The Emotional Aftermath of Speaking Out

By Mariana Plata on December 07, 2017 in The Gen Y Psy
Who are the "Silence Breakers" and why is their work so important? Speaking out your truth can be an emotional rollercoaster.

How to Be a Secure Base of Attachment for the Holidays

By Hal Shorey Ph.D. on December 06, 2017 in The Freedom to Change
Does the thought of the family holiday gathering stress you out? Attachment theory can teach you to be a "secure base," lower everyone's anxiety, and enjoy your family and friends.

Jerk-Shaming

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on December 03, 2017 in Ambigamy
Fear of coming across as a jerk keeps many, but not all men in line.

The Psychology of Death and Dying

How many people fear death, how many embrace it, and what makes the difference?

4 Ways to Manage the Fear of Running Into Your Ex

Breaking up and divorce often bring on a fear in the broken-hearted that an ex will go forward to be amazing, while you just get sucked into the abyss.

5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Anxiety

By Barbara Markway Ph.D. on November 30, 2017 in Shyness Is Nice
What you don't know about anxiety may surprise you.

Deciding Whether to Fly or Stay Home

By Tom Bunn L.C.S.W. on November 29, 2017 in Conquer Fear Of Flying
Though the amygdala is hundreds of millions of years old, it operates as it did eons ago in creatures with no ability to think. Here's how it gets in the way.
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Why Do Narcissists and Borderlines Fall in Love?

If you have ever wondered why Borderlines and Narcissists are drawn to each other but still cannot make the relationship work, this article is for you.

Why Are We Scared of Public Speaking?

Why are we so scared of public speaking?
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The True Cost of a Nail Trim

This procedure often is more touch-and-go than you think. Let’s talk about why you should bring basic dog care back home where your friend is most comfortable.

The National Crisis of Disclosure of Sexual Violence

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on November 22, 2017 in Social Lights
Making sense of all the recent reports

How to Quickly Spot High-Conflict People

This three-step method can help you quickly decide whether to engage or back off.

What Makes Someone Incredibly Successful?

By Peter Bregman on November 20, 2017 in How We Work
Discover the five essential qualities of an Extremer, how to tell if you’ve found the career you’re best suited for, and a practice to overcome your fear of failure.
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When This Moment Is Enough

By Allison Carmen on November 20, 2017 in The Gift of Maybe
When you allow this moment to be enough, it doesn’t mean you stop working on what you want your life to be, it just means you are opening your heart to a more joyful life right now

Are Fears Of Self-Compassion Holding You Back?

By Grant Hilary Brenner M.D. on November 20, 2017 in ExperiMentations
Research suggests that fears of self-compassion can get in the way of growth. Developing compassion can help to facilitate change. Read a comprehensive overview here.

How to Spot the Stalker: When Casual Dating is Dangerous

By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on November 18, 2017 in Why Bad Looks Good
How many dates does it take to form a relationship? Stalkers might say one — or none. The distorted lens of unrequited love can be delusional and dangerous.

Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child?

By Asa Don Brown Ph.D. on November 16, 2017 in Towards Recovery
Spanking a child is about the parent not the child. The child will learn more from positive correction than physical manipulation.

The Mental Health Impact of 'Blame a Black Man Syndrome'

By Rob Whitley, Ph.D. on November 16, 2017 in Talking About Men
Data suggests that black men have high rates of wrongful conviction. This can ruin individual lives, creating fear and mistrust in black communities. This can damage mental health.
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Why Don't Victims of Sexual Harassment Come Forward Sooner?

No wonder victims of sexual harassment keep quiet. It is time we supported them, rather than question them.

Wean Your Kids and Yourself Off Fear

By Jenni Ogden Ph.D. on November 16, 2017 in Trouble in Mind
The obsession of iGen teens with safety is one cause of their unhealthy levels of anxiety and there's something adults can do something about.

Saving Silence: Finding Quiet in a Chaotic World

By Anna Akbari Ph.D. on November 16, 2017 in Startup Your Life
When is the last time you were truly in just one place and not on-call to the rest of the world?

Do You Know About The "Missed Approach" Procedure?

By Tom Bunn L.C.S.W. on November 15, 2017 in Conquer Fear Of Flying
It's a standard procedure, but since it isn't used often, if you don't know about it, it could really frighten you.

Domestic Violence Victims Kept Silent by Trump’s Policies

It's vital to create a safe and supportive environment for a person looking to escape an abusive situation. Our current immigration policies do not create such an environment.