Essential Reads

How Do Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis Rewire Your Brain?

By Christopher Bergland on February 06, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
A groundbreaking new study has identified how the birth of new neurons (neurogenesis) combined with neuroplasticity can rewire the brain and reshape the mind.

Letting Go of Unattainable Goals Has Psychological Perks

By Christopher Bergland on February 03, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
A new game-changing study identifies an unexpected silver lining of depression: People with depression can let go of unattainable goals more quickly, which has psychological perks.

Somebody’s Watching. Now What?

Does an audience improve or inhibit performance? It depends.

The Inciting Word of Sports

By Ryan Martin Ph.D. on December 20, 2016 in All the Rage
Worried you are getting too angry over football? Here are four things you can do.

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Teenage Boys and Sexual Decision-Making: An Expanding Role for Mutually Satisfying Consensual Sex

By The Psychoanalysis 3.0 Writing Group on December 05, 2011 in Psychoanalysis 3.0
Relationship-positive teen-age sexual decision making makes an appearance in recent survey data and in enlightened approaches to sex education.

Justice Department Goes After Gates’ Foundation

By Walter E. Block Ph.D. on December 05, 2011 in Defending the Undefendable

If I'd 'a Known You Were Coming, I'd 'a Baked a Cake!

By Ina Lipkowitz Ph.D. on December 05, 2011 in Words To Eat By
Who ever heard of a birthday pie?

Conflict and Resolution in America: A Problem of Inadequate Resources

The best leaders are sufficiently engaged to care, while sufficiently detached and patient to appreciate the whole picture.

Tips for Buying Transformational Christmas Gifts

By Shane Perrault Ph.D. on December 01, 2011 in Entrepreneurs with ADHD
Christmas is a special time of year. Yes, even Santa knows parenting a child with ADHD requires special attention.

Whiner Republicans: How Cain Epitomizes Our Worst Psychological M.O.s

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on November 30, 2011 in Ambigamy
Issues aside, you can't find a better psychological ugly-pageant these days than the Republican Primaries, and Cain is winning in a highly competitive race to the bottom.

Is Addiction the Result of Brain Evolution?

By Marc Lewis Ph.D. on November 30, 2011 in Addicted Brains

Influencing Your Way into a Sold-Out Event

By Michael Pantalon on November 27, 2011 in The Science of Influence
Here's a story of how I found myself in such a situation recently.

1Q84: Living in a World With Two Moons

By Judith Eve Lipton M.D. on November 18, 2011 in Pura Vida
Why not read a magnificent novel about ordinary people in Japan, 1984, who suddenly enter a parallel universe where there are two moons, Little People with enormous powers, and magical encounters? A love story, and a horror story.
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Emotional IQ Alone Is Not Enough For Marriage Success

Does talent alone lead to great performance as a husband or wife? Or do you also need to learn strong marriage communication and conflict resolution skills.

Silent No More—Sexual Abuse in Sports

By Mitch Abrams Psy.D. on November 14, 2011 in Sports Transgressions
The Penn State scandal reminds us that even in places that are watched over by the most moral of people, abuse can happen. Joe Paterno's reputation will forever be tarnished as a result of not taking more action. Hopefully, the silver lining to this horrible set of circumstances will be increased awareness and greater ability to protect children from future sexual abuse.

Joe Paterno: You've Lots to Learn from Steve Jobs

By Ellen Weber Libby Ph.D. on November 14, 2011 in The Favorite Child

Noticing the Unusual in Education

By Francis P Cholle on November 10, 2011 in The Intuitive Compass

Late-Life Moral Collapses Are Rocking Our Worlds

By Stanton Peele on November 10, 2011 in Addiction in Society
People live and are productive far longer than ever before in human history—but with results that can be catastrophic. Four legendary leaders have recently hit the skids in their seniority,and the implications are frightening for all of us.

Visualize It

By Jennifer Baumgartner Psy.D. on November 08, 2011 in The Psychology of Dress
Whether using imagery, vision boards, small objects, or wardrobe changes, visualization is a powerful tool for goal achievement.

The Family that Eats Together Stays Healthy Together

Having family meals can help improve your child's eating habits and reduce the likelihood of childhood obesity or developing an eating disorder. But what do you do when you've got conflicting schedules and your kids won't talk at meals?

9/11 Victims Embrace Dignity

By Donna Hicks Ph.D. on November 07, 2011 in Dignity

Blaming the Victims

By Peter Corning Ph.D. on November 05, 2011 in The Fair Society
The age-old claim that the poor are condemned to poverty because they are lazy, or free-loaders, has been joined by the charge that the poor have only themselves to blame for not getting a college education—the ticket to a better life. The critics obviously know nothing about poverty, or human diversity.
Interview with Unbridled Books Publisher Fred Ramey

Interview with Unbridled Books Publisher Fred Ramey

By Jennifer Haupt on November 03, 2011 in One True Thing
Bigger isn't always better according to Fred Ramey, co-publisher of Unbridled Books, one of the country's most prestigious independent publishing houses. Here's more from this industry maverick and leader.

Can Good Sleep Improve Sports Performance?

Rest, recovery, and effective regeneration are necessary to attain and maintain peak athletic performance—and can aid performance in many other arenas.

Why Are Some Dogs So Anxious and Fearful?

By Stanley Coren Ph.D., F.R.S.C. on November 01, 2011 in Canine Corner
Whether a dog's fearfulness was caused by his genes or his life history there are right and wrong ways to deal with his anxieties.

Men Play It Safe in Conversation

By Audrey Nelson Ph.D. on October 31, 2011 in He Speaks, She Speaks
Men’s speech tends to revolve around external things and usually involves factual communication, not his feelings or inner thoughts.