Essential Reads

Work-Family Conflict... and Its Far Prettier Sister

By Yael Schonbrun Ph.D. on July 21, 2016 in Moderating
Are you overlooking the gifts of work-family enrichment?

Are You Your Millennial Child’s New Spouse?

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on July 18, 2016 in Singletons
More young adults are moving home than are getting married or living on their own. Here are 6 ways to the smooth transition.

3 New Findings On Human Intelligence

The latest insights on intelligence, imagination, potential causes for the rise in IQ scores over the years, and how behavioral genetics is related to education and grit.
Carl Pickhardt Ph.D.

Identity Experimentation in Early and Mid Adolescence

Adolescence is partly about experimentation with self-definition to try out and find out what identity truly fits.

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Actual Newspaper Headline: “Married Men Better Men”

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on January 08, 2011 in Living Single
A recent study generated a wave of media attention, some of it under sweeping headlines such as "Married men better men." In this post, I'll describe what the study - when read in full, in the professional journal - really did show. In the next post, I'll explain what I think the results really do mean. 

Sibling Dyad Shattering - Superglue for Strongest Family Alliance

By Cathy Cress M.S.W. on January 08, 2011 in Mom Loves You Best
Siblings can align against each other to stop another sibling from doing something. The odds explode - if there are left over unresolved  childhood issues 

Do Photojournalists Lie?

By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on January 07, 2011 in Creating in Flow
Do photos lie? Of course, especially when they're political. We should think deeply about how news and photographs affect reality, how they affect OUR reality. "Danger Pay" is a memoir of a crisis of conscience, and more.

Parents & Children in Conflict

By Nancy S. Buck Ph.D. on January 07, 2011 in Peaceful Parenting
Happy New Year! Is this the year you have resolved to stop arguing with your kids? Are you tired of feeling as though your teenager never agrees with any request you make? Does it feel like your third-grader is already practicing to become a lawyer, arguing and negotiating every request or rule that you make?

Ninety Is Not The New Sixty

By Ira Rosofsky Ph.D. on January 07, 2011 in Adventures in Old Age
When we put cut flowers in water, or old people in nursing homes, are we only prolonging the agony?

Seeing Your Whole Child: A Lesson in Parenting

By Zanthe Taylor M.F.A. on January 07, 2011 in A Million Meals

Stop Having Children: Why Many Are

By Susan Newman Ph.D. on January 07, 2011 in Singletons
For as long as any of us can remember, children have been central to most people's lives. Today, some are wondering if they should have them at all.  

Why Your Brain Is Better in Love

By David DiSalvo on January 06, 2011 in Neuronarrative
The old saying is true: your brain is the sexiest part of your body. Science writer Jena Pincott explains a few reasons why.

To Begin Again

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on January 06, 2011 in Off the Couch
Lori* came to see me shortly after she had miscarried for the second time. 

Midlife "Cain and Abel" Care Crisis

By Cathy Cress M.S.W. on January 06, 2011 in Mom Loves You Best
If an aging parent-care crisis looms, old sibling wounds can rip open once again.

Change Your Interactions, Change Your Brain, This Year

By Frances Cohen Praver Ph.D. on January 06, 2011 in Love Doc
 In the New York Times Op Ed, Saturday, Jan 1, 2011, the preeminent neurologist Oliver Sachs talks about neuroplasticity─ the ability to shape and reshape the brain, even when older.

The Changing Nature of Family Time

Favorite family time activities have changed over the years. According to a recent survey, television trumps all other activities, including the dinner table.

Teenagers Flunk The STD Test

By Kathryn Stamoulis Ph.D. on January 05, 2011 in The New Teen Age
More than 10% of teenagers and young adults who claimed to be abstinent tested positive for a sexually transmitted disease

Twiblings! What next?

By Barbara Almond M.D. on January 05, 2011 in Maternal Ambivalence

Interview with author Eleanor Brown

By Jennifer Haupt on January 04, 2011 in One True Thing
The Weird Sisters: Moving debut novel about three adult sisters who must come to terms with their dreams, destiny, and the reality of their lives. 

Childhood Depression: Behind the Story

By Sarah E. Ludwig on January 04, 2011 in Outnumbered!
Many parents don't realize that children can be depressed, but experts say that as many as 1 in 20 kids suffer from it. Read unpublished, gripping details about what it's really like to be the parent of a depressed child or teen from my recent article on childhood depression.

Gay Youth, HIV Risk, and Parent Influence: The Power of Love

By Michael C. LaSala Ph.D., LCSW on January 04, 2011 in Gay and Lesbian Well-Being
Adolescents and young adults, particularly males, are notorious risk-takers-so, it is no wonder that parents are terrified as they launch a gay young son into the world knowing he is exploring sexual relationships among a pool of people in which a sizeable proportion are believed to carry a dangerous, sexually transmitted virus.

Does Your Child Have Autism? Don't Wait! Start Education Early!

By Faith Brynie Ph.D. on January 04, 2011 in Brain Sense
Researchers show that early intervention can improve the core symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in two-year-olds. 

Mothers; Find Your Tribe!

By Meg Meeker M.D. on January 04, 2011 in Family Matters
Every woman needs a tribe.

Raising Siblings Seen Through The Lens of the Camera

By Cathy Cress M.S.W. on January 04, 2011 in Mom Loves You Best
Television and film can show us a historical record- good bad and ugly—of how we have looked at the family and raising siblings—since the 1950’s to today.

Turning Points and Dreams Come True: Americans Describe Their Lives

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on January 04, 2011 in Living Single
Have you experienced a psychological turning point in your life? Have any of your dreams come true? Those were two of the questions asked of a national sample of Americans as part of a big interdisciplinary project tasked with charting "the psychological landscape of adulthood." 

Sports: The Greatest Phenom You've Never Heard of

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on January 03, 2011 in The Power of Prime
Have you heard the name Mikaela Shiffrin? At least on paper, Mikaela may be the most phenomenal athletic phenom ever.

Movie Review: All Good Things

By Nancy Rappaport M.D. on January 03, 2011 in We Are Only Human

Should a Married Woman Have a Man as Her Best Friend?

By Meg Meeker M.D. on January 02, 2011 in Family Matters
Many married women (and married men) insist that having a best friend of the opposite sex is perfectly healthy. In fact, they say that opposite sex friends make better friends because they bring different perspectives to the relationship.

Why New Years Resolutions Don't Work

By Michael Bader D.M.H. on January 02, 2011 in What Is He Thinking?
New Year's resolutions invariably fail because they don't take account of the powerful unconscious resistance to change. Unfortnately, the unconscious mind is increasingly getting a bad rap.

Red Flags for a Midlife Sibling I Hate You Story

By Cathy Cress M.S.W. on January 02, 2011 in Mom Loves You Best
Take this test for red flags that point to a sibling wound you might want to heal this New Year

How America Messed Up Its Kids and How We Can Fix Them

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A. on January 02, 2011 in Just Listen
Teenager: "Please, Mom and Dad, just let me do this, and I promise that I will take full responsibility for it." Parent: "What do you think taking full responsibility means?" Teenager: "That if it goes wrong, I will say, 'I'm sorry.'"