Essential Reads

Blame It on Rio Part 1

The US swimming debacle in Rio, spearheaded by all-star Ryan Lochte, is a timeless story of Young Male Syndrome.

How to Move a Relationship out of the Friend Zone

Everyone engages in a little fantasizing in which the platonic turns to the romantic. New research shows that these fantasies can become reality under the right conditions.

How Social Constructionism Created the Sex Addiction Model

By Michael Aaron, Ph.D. on August 11, 2016 in Standard Deviations
An ideological belief in the malleability of sexuality has given rise to the sex addiction movement.

Gifted Programs’ Embarrassing Secret

All gifted children should receive the specialized services they need to reach their fullest potential. Then why are some gifted students excluded?

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Is Your Relationship Beyond Repair?

By Rick Miller LICSW on August 26, 2016 in Unwrapped
Your relationship is a gift -- deserving of care, attention, protection.

Can This Marriage Be Saved?

How I failed at psychotherapy and why.

Why the World Needs New Leaders

By Megan Dalla-Camina on August 22, 2016 in Real Women
Are you ready for a new shift in leadership? Here's the latest research on what people really want from their leaders today.

The Fear Behind Women in Power

By Kimberly Key on August 19, 2016 in Counseling Keys
With a woman running for president, what kind of differences do women bring to leadership? How far have women come and where are women's rights headed?

Why Your Grandmother Is Still Working

Older workers are breaking all the rules. As of 2014, 60 percent of workers 65 and older had full-time jobs.

Indoctrinating Children

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 14, 2016 in How To Do Life
Cartoon movies start anti-male propaganda with the very young.

5 Keys to Getting Through Difficult Conversations

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on August 11, 2016 in Wander Woman
Shifts in emotions tell you if someone accepts or rejects your ideas. Here are five cues to look for that will help a difficult conversation have a positive outcome.

Boys Will Be Boys

Masculinity is based on the suppression of vulnerability and dependency. It is not only socialization that's the culprit but the problem boys have separating from female mothers

Misandry: The Invisible Hatred of Men

We rarely think about the hatred of men and the microaggressions against them.
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Are You a Schlepper or a Schlepee?

Two psychologists on opposite sides of the planet discuss the nature of relationships.

A Manifesta for Girls Entering Kindergarten

By Karlyn Crowley Ph.D. on August 04, 2016 in Woman Power
In one month, my daughter heads to kindergarten. I want a freer, happier future for my girl, so these are the seven things I would tell her.

Trump vs. Clinton and Media Coverage: Do Men Come First?

In politics, research reveals a gender bias, perhaps unintentional, in covering men more than women. But not always. And more coverage does not always translate into more votes.

Transgender Homeless Youth Victimized by Shelter System

Housing discrimination remains a concern for homeless transgender youth.

Why Is Our Thinking So Black and White?

How does culture shape and limit each individual's ideas and beliefs?

Kinky Women: How Do They Play?

By Michael Castleman M.A. on August 01, 2016 in All About Sex
Women and Kinky Sex: Women into BDSM enjoy a broad range of both vanilla and fringe sexual activities

Marriage Mentality, Our Time and John Updike’s 60 Years Ago

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on July 31, 2016 in Living Single
The protagonist of John Updike’s Rabbit series, Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, wants to run from marriage, but finds nowhere to run to.

Is Your Bias Limiting You?

By Megan Dalla-Camina on July 28, 2016 in Real Women
Are your behaviors and success being limited by your biases? Here are some simple reminders to keep your biases in check.

Gender Differences

We are all unique and don’t always fit neatly into the gender box.

Real Men Don’t Type

In the computer age, the available jobs look to real men like training to be a girl.

Leslie Jones Is a Movie Star Who Makes Me Laugh and Cry

The more diversity of characters and actors we see on our stages and screens, the more opportunities we can create for identification and empathy between one another.

Who Is That Big, Green Judging Machine?

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on July 23, 2016 in Wander Woman
Judging and criticizing can be exhausting. So why does your brain thrive on hurling insults? Learn why and what you can do to gain peace of mind and better relationships.

The Woman Who Brought Down Roger Ailes

Institutional sexism is put in the spotlight with the sexual harassment scandal surrounding Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.

D.W. Sue: Microaggressions Are NOT Always Racism

By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on July 15, 2016 in Rabble Rouser
Promoter of the term "microaggression" regrets its weaponization and chilling effect on campus free speech.

Another Look at Psychiatric Diagnosis

Have you or anyone you know been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder? Peer behind the curtains of this system.

“She Has No Money; She’ll Come Crawling Back.” NOT!

Financial control increases abusers' power over a partner. Innovative approaches offer survivors steps toward financial independence so they can take back their lives.

Who's More Likely to Try to Cheat Their Way to the Top?

The dark side of getting ahead involves cheating and sabotaging others. Lab research comparing the two sexes finds the dark side is more likely to be inhabited by men.

The Transgender Bathroom Battle

The Supreme Court may decide the debate over transgender bathroom laws. Let’s hope they use common sense.

Branding Tattoos Use Ink to Violate Women

Tattoo branding has become a popular form of violence against women.

The Story of a Trans Father

Ms Faludi found her father’s sex-change "had only added a barricade, another false front to hide behind." She is startled to find Stefánie embracing a "florid femininity"
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She Said, He Said, She Said

In which a male and female psychologist on opposite sides of the planet attempt to draw closer in understanding what makes it so hard for marriages to stay alive.