Health Essential Reads

Twins and More: Too Much of a Good Thing?

By Robert D. Martin Ph.D. on July 25, 2017 in How We Do It
Multiple pregnancies bring more bundles of joy, but premature birth is more common. Delayed motherhood and fertility treatments are boosting the frequency of multiple births.

Why Black and Latinx Health Matters During an ACA Repeal

By Mariel Buque M.A. on July 25, 2017 in Unpacking Race
Why Black and Latinx health matters during an ACA repeal.

The Mental Health Crisis is upon the Internet Generation

College-Aged students are undergoing nothing less than an all-out crisis in terms of mental health issues. Perhaps being raised with cell phones is part of the problem. Here's why.

Health Benefits Unlikely Even from the Longest Marriages

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on July 22, 2017 in Living Single
New research looking at men and women of different ages who have been married for different lengths of time finds scant evidence that people who marry get healthier.

One More Reason Aerobic Exercise Is So Good for Your Brain

Researchers have pinpointed a molecular mechanism that might explain why physical activity improves cognitive function, boosts brain power, and reduces dementia.

Arts-Based Activities Boost Emotion Regulation, Study Finds

We all know from life experience that creative expression makes us feel good. Now, a new study reaffirms that arts-based activities boost positive emotions and reduce negativity.
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Writing as Self Development

By Roberta Satow Ph.D. on July 18, 2017 in Life After 50
How does writing promote the self development?

Lessons from the Grave of Timothy Piazza

By Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. on July 17, 2017 in Presence of Mind
Timothy Piazza didn't have to die but group dynamics and barriers to bystander intervention insured that he did.

All the Lonely People—Where Do They All Come From?

By David Ludden Ph.D. on July 15, 2017 in Talking Apes
Social networks are vital for good health and well-being, but it is quality and not quantity of relationships that counts.

Health 2.0, It's All About You

By David Rosen on July 14, 2017 in Health 2.0
A health revolution has put us back in control of our health and wellness, with technology and social media redefining every stage of our of life. Welcome to Health 2.0.

Can Coffee Help Your Live Longer?

Coffee can definitely be part of a healthy diet. Moreover, new research shows that coffee intake is tied to longevity among people of various races and ethnicities.

When You Can't Afford Mental Health Treatment

Healthcare is a buzzworthy topic in our nation right now. As mental health providers, we have grave concerns about the future of mental health coverage.

How to Know When to Take a Mental Health Day

Taking a day off from work to care for your mental health could be instrumental in helping you feel at your best.

Why Kids With Pets Are Better Off

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on July 12, 2017 in Animals and Us
Even the researchers were surprised by results of a large new study on the impact of pets on child development.

The Impact of Vocational Interests on Life

By Art Markman Ph.D. on July 12, 2017 in Ulterior Motives
There are many characteristics of people that affect the choices they make in life. We often focus on personality traits. But what about interests in work?

Five Ways to Remove the Stigma Associated with Mental Health

Mental health issues impact millions in the U.S., and there are ways we can help.

Marijuana Legalization and Answers to Our "Drug Problems"

Drugs & drug policy evoke strong opinions. At stake are issues of personal freedom, public health, racial equality, public safety, costs, & large financial profits.

Can Robots Help People With Dementia in the Community?

What can be done to help relieve the symptoms of dementia? Robots are being developed to assist.

Four Underappreciated Markers of Female Beauty

It is no secret that when it comes to physical beauty, women are held to higher standards than are men; here are a few of the subtle things that seem to matter a lot.

Why the Five Stages of Grief Are Wrong

By David B. Feldman Ph.D. on July 07, 2017 in Supersurvivors
Despite our society’s widespread belief that grief proceeds in five simple stages, research shows that this isn’t the case. So what is true?

Trauma-Informed Care and Why It Matters

Individuals’ coping reactions to trauma remain poorly understood, even by many of the people who are in the best positions to offer support and treatment to victims.

Another Great Thing About Being Alone

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on July 01, 2017 in Living Single
What feels restful? Who gets the most rest? Does it matter if we get enough rest? A survey of people from 134 countries offers some insights.

Maggie's Story: The Many Reasons Why Not

Maggie Nelson wanted desperately to end her life, to end the pain. But she gave hope a chance and found her way to flourishing.

How Do We Handle Religion in Mental Health Settings?

By Jean Kim M.D. on June 27, 2017 in Culture Shrink
What is the best way to handle a client's religious views if they differ from your own?

Three Surprising Ways Nature Leads to Success and Joy

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on June 27, 2017 in Feeling It
Green spaces boost happiness, make you smarter and more creative. So many science-backed reasons to go take a hike!

How Do Psychotherapists Think?

By Paul Thagard Ph.D. on June 26, 2017 in Hot Thought
Psychotherapists need complex reasoning to determine how to help the people they treat. Such assessment is not simply matching features, but requires building a causal account.

Pride in Mental Health: Visibility

An interview with LGBTQ+ activists Dior Vargas and Cole Ledford.

HiTOP: The Future of Mental Health Diagnosis is Here

By David J Ley Ph.D. on June 23, 2017 in Women Who Stray
A revolutionary new approach to mental health diagnosis offers new ways to resolve old diagnostic controversies.

Why Are Crowded City Dwellers Living the Slow Life?

The big city means the fast life, unrestricted sexuality, street gangs, and hordes of uncaring people. Right? Maybe not, according to a recently published series of studies.

Pride in Mental Health: Advocacy

An interview with Jillian Weiss of Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund, and Calvin Stowell of DoSomething.org.