Essential Reads

How Will Artificial Intelligence Change Education and Work?

A new report titled “Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030” explores the role of AI in various aspects of society and considers implications for our future.

The Ethics of Sharing Client Stories

How can I use my clients as examples in my teaching, while honoring my clients’ confidentiality and therapeutic experience? What are the ethical limits to telling clients' stories?

Sex Too Soon? When Do American Teens Lose Their Virginity?

A new report details statistics about virginity loss in the United States

Reframing Temperament: “Difficult” vs. “Stressed”

By Stuart Shanker DPhil on October 18, 2016 in Self-Reg
Parents need to understand what their child’s limbic system is “telling” them. And when they’re able, children and teens need to do the same.

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Beyond Tolerance: Prizing Our Gay and Lesbian Children

By Michael C. LaSala Ph.D., LCSW on January 28, 2011 in Gay and Lesbian Well-Being
Gay rights activists seek tolerance and social justice for gay and lesbian people. However, what would it be like if, as a society, we went beyond tolerance and fairness and actually recognized and prized the contributions of gay people?  

Valentine’s Day Hype: Name Your Emotional Reaction

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on January 28, 2011 in Living Single
A reporter interviewing me about Valentine's Day asked me what emotional reactions Living Single readers have to all the hype surrounding the day. I'd rather ask you than speak for you. So what are your feelings? Tell me yours and I'll tell you mine. 

Comfort Kills

By Ran Zilca on January 27, 2011 in Confessions of a Techie
We live in a society where comfort has become a value and a life goal. But comfort reduces our motivation for introducing important transformations in our lives. Sadly, being comfortable often prohibits us from chasing our dreams. 

Infertility: Finding a psychotherapist

By Connie Shapiro PhD on January 27, 2011 in When You're Not Expecting
The decision to begin therapy usually has a backdrop that can include stress, unfulfilled hopes and interpersonal difficulties.  If infertility is at the source of stress, there may be additional components.  So, in the spirit of problem-solving, in this blog I'll offer some creative suggestions for finding a therapist. 

Do You Need to Speak Up?

By Susan Biali M.D. on January 27, 2011 in Prescriptions for Life
Whether it's standing up to a bully or telling the truth to a friend, being honest frees you, increases self-respect and respects the relationship. 

Oscar Nominated Sibling Films and Actual Sibling Directors in the News

By Cathy Cress M.S.W. on January 27, 2011 in Mom Loves You Best
Siblings, both cruel and supportive, were big winners in the Oscar nominations this week.

The princess-industrial complex

By Laurie Essig Ph.D. on January 27, 2011 in Love, Inc
Is pink a universal phase of childhood development or a result of the princess-industrial complex?

Feds protect gay youth thanks to pioneering activist-mom

This blog post is written to thank Carolyn Wagner for the changes she initiated and to inform schools about their legal responsibilities to prevent and respond to incidents of sex discrimination. 

College Campuses: Ground Zero in America's Depression Epidemic

By Jonathan Rottenberg Ph.D. on January 27, 2011 in Charting the Depths
Where is ground zero for America's depression epidemic? College campuses.

Healing Our Families: Not Just For Today But For Future Generations

By Ann Smith on January 26, 2011 in Healthy Connections
We all know that bad things can happen to anyone at any time, at least intellectually. It is especially difficult when we see tragedy in the news and wonder how families ever recover from it.

Parenting: Tiger Mom is a Scaredy Cat

By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on January 26, 2011 in The Power of Prime
 I know what you're thinking: "Three blog posts on the same subject. This guy is seriously obsessed." Obsessed, I'm not sure, but definitely fascinated. And I guess that it has taken me three tries to distill Amy Chua's story down to its essence: FEAR! 

Thinking about Tucson

By Phyllis R. Silverman Ph.D. on January 25, 2011 in Raising Grieving Children

Baby Boomer Siblings Create Circle of Care

By Cathy Cress M.S.W. on January 25, 2011 in Mom Loves You Best
Connecting with brothers and sisters when you're a caregiver. 

The Tiger Mother Controversy

By Elizabeth Wagele on January 25, 2011 in The Career Within You
Amy Chua says her "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" is a memoir, not a how-to book. Still, the draconian methods she describes of raising her daughters are causing a lot of debate.

Depression: Your Elusive Secondary Disturbance

By Michael R Edelstein on January 24, 2011 in The Three Minute Therapist
"Endogenous depression" is better understood and treated as "Secondary Disturbance."

Eating My Religion: Finding Faith in Food

By Zanthe Taylor M.F.A. on January 24, 2011 in A Million Meals

Lions, Tigers, and Overbearing Mothers, Oh My!

By Jen Kim on January 24, 2011 in Valley Girl With a Brain
A 20-something perspective on growing up with an Americanized Tiger Mother.  

Why Optimists and Worriers See Their Worlds So Differently

Do you spend your life pursuing accomplishments and accolades, reaching for the stars? Or are you busy fulfilling your duties and responsibilities - being the person everyone can count on? In most situations, do you think you are focused more on what you have to gain, or what you have to lose?

Year, Interrupted: Guest Post by Psyngle (Continued)

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on January 24, 2011 in Living Single
In the mythology about singles, you are not a fully grown adult until you are married. The perception of singles as child-like is exacerbated when the single person is incapacitated. Here's the wrap-up of Psyngle's story of dealing with such a challenge. 

Year, Interrupted: Guest Post by Psyngle, Part 1

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on January 23, 2011 in Living Single
What happens when you are a fully autonomous single person, then become totally incapacitated by a major trauma? This is Part 1 of Psyngle's riveting story of a single life that was stopped in its tracks and then courageously reclaimed.

Women Are More Beautiful Than Men

By Satoshi Kanazawa on January 23, 2011 in The Scientific Fundamentalist
If beautiful people have more daughters, and if physical attractiveness is heritable, then it follows that, over time, women become physically more attractive than men. This indeed appears to be the case.