Essential Reads

Young Men and the Empathy Gap

By Philip Zimbardo Ph.D. on August 15, 2017 in Hero
We have an empathy gap when it comes to having compassion for the challenges boys and young men face, and we're going to lose a whole generation if we don't pay attention.
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The Psychoanalytic Mind: Alive and Well

By Paul Siegel Ph.D. on August 10, 2017 in Freud Lives
Freud may be dead, but science is giving his ideas new life.

Who Will Use Open Data?

Who is open science for, and why should you care?

Anger, Anxiety, Resentment, Stress, and Basic Humanity

Your chances of consistently managing anger, anxiety, resentment, and stress, without becoming a better person, are practically zero.

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I'll Start Tomorrow

By Frances Kuffel on August 20, 2017 in What Fat Women Want
People lose weight for a million bad reasons, ones that won’t resonate back to them across the years.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Responding to Silences

Identifying a silence's meaning and responding according to its underlying intent can be a powerful way to show love. Matching the response to the meaning reflects intimacy.

When You Have Too Much Confidence, Expect This to Happen

By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on August 17, 2017 in Motivate!
We are taught to believe in ourselves and strive to reach our goals despite any obstacles. But sometimes success and motivation derail when we think too highly of our abilities.
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How to Simplify Your Career

By Caroline Beaton on August 15, 2017 in The Gen-Y Guide
A simple career hinges on a deep, daily understanding of what’s necessary.

Age and Critical Thinking

Though mature students think they’re pretty good at CT, often they are not.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Identify the Meanings of Silence

Silence between people who share a close relationship can have multiple meanings. Decoding them accurately is an act of love of great magnitude, permitting a loving response.

Why Leaders With a Moral Purpose Have More Engaged Workers

By Douglas LaBier Ph.D. on August 12, 2017 in The New Resilience
A sense of purpose underlies what we go after, or pass by; and affects the consequences of both. A new study shows how a moral vision of leaders leads to more productive workers.
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Igniting the Spark

Five ways to get you back on track to motivation and commitment to take the steps you need to take. Move forward!

World Peace: How Do We Keep Nations from Thermonuclear War?

By Peter T. Coleman Ph.D. on August 10, 2017 in The Five Percent
How do we keep nations from engaging in global thermonuclear warfare and destroying the planet? Exploring 10 big ideas on peace and justice from Morton Deutsch.

The Case for Not Giving Grades

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 10, 2017 in How To Do Life
Furthering intrinsic motivation while reducing undue student stress.

It's Not My Fault. The Millennial Answer to Everything!

By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on August 09, 2017 in Motivate!
When things go awry, parents and leaders often cast blame, yet fail to take accountability for their decisions. Knowing why we shirk responsibility can lead to better outcomes.

Making the Most out of Your Summer Internship

Here are ten steps to a successful internship, but they can also be the keys to career success.
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Depression and Loss of Energy: a Waiting Game

Reverse the downward spiral of depression.

I'm Not In The Mood

We all wake up to a new day. The question is, will our mood for the day control how the day goes or do we control the mood. What will be your mood for the day? Happy or grumpy?
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Why What I Admire In You Also Says Something About Me

The people we admire in our lives have much to teach us -- not just as role models to emulate but as outer reflections of good qualities that are already innate in us.

From STEM to STEAM to Developmental Learning

Will STEM education be just another fad? Not if Dr. Jim Martinez has anything to do with it.

Workplace Wellness Programs Create the Ultimate Win-Win

By Christopher Bergland on August 02, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
A new study reports that corporate wellness programs improve employees' overall well-being and lead to higher motivation, workplace productivity, and lower health care costs.
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For, Not Against

By Matt James Ph.D. on August 02, 2017 in Focus on Forgiveness
Tired of all the negativity and contentiousness? Learn how to use "toward" motivation to be healthier and achieve your goals.

Narcissism and Capacity for Change

By Dianne Grande Ph.D. on August 01, 2017 in In It Together
Might some narcissists benefit from therapy?

The Myth of Motivation

By Rubin Khoddam on August 01, 2017 in The Addiction Connection
So many of us wait to feel motivated before we do anything. But what we don't realize is that just by taking action, the motivation will follow.
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How to Put Your Personal Recovery Plan into Action

All talk and no action? Here are 7 tips to help you get off the starting blocks.

How to Thrive in a VUCA World

Tips for Thriving in a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous (VUCA) World!

Music to Motivate Exercise

Does music listening actually improve exercise? Research helps explain the role of music for entrainment, mood, and overall motivation to participate (and adhere) to exercise.

Why Do People Skitter on the Margins of Their Own Lives?

Are you like a mouse running along the trim board of your own life? You need to move back to the center of your life.

Getting Change to Stick!

Are you have trouble sticking to new behaviors? Read this post for some tips.

My Teen Son Is Smoking Marijuana

How to handle a teen's marijuana use.
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Young Adulthood and Avoiding Lifestyle Stress

Entry into young adulthood, usually in the early twenties, is a significant life change which can be unduly stressful unless one knows how to self-maintain and moderate demand.

How to Achieve Emotional Success

There are numerous ways to enhance your emotional success and maturity, but most of the big opportunities to grow happen within our significant relationships.

Stanford Researchers Identify Life-changing Power of Mindset

Mindset plays a surprisingly significant role in our health and longevity, according to a new study from Stanford University.
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Four Missing Men and the Urge to Know

With the ongoing investigation of the murdered young men in Pennsylvania, we find social media's support for the natural human inclination to figure it out as soon as possible.