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Refugee Children Need Our Help

Refugees, including many children, from war-ravaged areas continue to flee. Psychologists can document, call attention to, and address to their trauma.

Are Racial Microaggressions on College Campuses Harmful?

A new study of college students finds that psychological harm due to racial microaggressions are real and not explained by the personality trait called neuroticism.

Millennial Distress: Why More? Why Now?

By Russ Federman Ph.D., A.B.P.P. on November 12, 2017 in Bipolar You
A discussion of current socioeconomic and social media influences upon the emotional and psychological distress of today's millennial generation.

How-To: Mindfulness-Based Interoceptive Exposure For Pain

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on November 07, 2017 in ExperiMentations
A simple technique techique for relief from chronic pain using mindfulness-based exposure to internal bodily sensations of pain.

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How To Be a Great Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

By Peter Bregman on November 06, 2017 in How We Work
Learn how to make your critical feedback land, navigate the perilous boundary between honesty and obnoxious aggression, and embrace the power of radical candor.

Understanding L-theanine

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on November 06, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
Tea can deliver some real health benefits

Why Does My Child Hate Math?

By Stuart Shanker Ph.D. on November 06, 2017 in Self-Reg
Children are going into fight-or-flight at the mere thought of doing math. Self-regulation helps us to understand why this is happening and what we might do about it.

Seven Practical Tips for Coping with Physical Pain

By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on November 04, 2017 in In Practice
Psychological skills and principles for dealing with pain.

How to Prepare for the Unexpected

By Michael F. Kay on November 02, 2017 in Financial Life Focus
In difficult times, you need to find an internal reserve of energy and hope to help you make your way through. In other words, you need to tap into your resilience.

Five Practical (and Realistic) Tips for Going to Bed Earlier

By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on November 02, 2017 in In Practice
Here are five quick and extremely practical tips for how you can get yourself to go to bed earlier.

The Curious Case of Rick Ankiel

Baseball pitcher Rick Ankiel developed a case of the pitching yips. The concept of social facilitation helps explain it.

Stress Can Kill

Is the current state of the nation and the planet causing you constant stress? Here's what you can do about it.

Don't Become a "Casualty" of Terrorism

Understanding what terrorism is and how it works is the first step in avoiding becoming a victim.

How Physically Fit Are You Really?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on November 01, 2017 in Media Spotlight
New research suggests that how we perceive our level of physical activity compared to other people our age can play an important role in staying healthy and living longer.

The Best Relief for Stress in Children May Be a Dog

By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on November 01, 2017 in Canine Corner
New data suggests that we should think about prescribing dogs instead of Prozac or Valium to treat stress in children

If the Woman You Love Gets Sexually Assaulted

By Michael Castleman M.A. on November 01, 2017 in All About Sex
Sexual assault leaves survivors traumatized. How men can help them cope and recover.

Why Does My Child Hate Math?

By Stuart Shanker Ph.D. on November 01, 2017 in Self-Reg
Math shouldn’t be seen as just a tool, or a compulsory subject. It is an enriching mental experience.

Stress in America Is Gnawing Away at Our Overall Well-Being

By Christopher Bergland on November 01, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Stress levels in America skyrocketed last year. Now, the first data from 2017 suggests that chronically high levels of "Stress in America" are undermining our overall well-being.

Three Ways to Combat the Daily Grind

By Leena S. Guptha DO on October 31, 2017 in Embodied Wellness
Feeling stressed and overwhelmed because of your daily grind? Overcomes these stresses by looking at your sleeping patterns, exercise regime, and nutrition.

How I Used Design Thinking to Reinvent My Career

Design thinking is a problem-solving process that can help you get unstuck.

Four Organizing "Sins" to Start Committing on Purpose

Computer science can improve our psychological health by absolving us from the guilt of being disorganized.

Places Influence Well-being More Than Possessions

By Jamie Littlefield on October 31, 2017 in Placed
Need a quick pick-me-up? New research shows that visiting a beloved place can influence your sense of joy, connectedness, and calm more than material possessions.

Gratitude and Appreciation: Why We Should Indulge Daily

Apparently expressing appreciation and gratitude is a big deal, with far-reaching benefits. Try these 3 tips so you can enjoy doing it well.

Seven Pleasures They’ve Wrested From Us

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 30, 2017 in How To Do Life
An underdiscussed cause of modern-day stress.

Advice for Couples Living With Attention Deficit Disorders

By Dianne Grande Ph.D. on October 29, 2017 in In It Together
Knowledge, hope, and compassion are much needed for those who have ADD/ADHD, and for their partners.

Feeling Stressed, Anxious, and Alone?

Feeling stressed, anxious, and alone? Research shows how to regain your peace of mind

How a Political News Buff Sought Peace by Going Cold Turkey

By Rita Watson MPH on October 27, 2017 in With Love and Gratitude
The new UCLA report finds stress and incivility on the rise in high schools.

Is Gut Microbiome a New Biomarker for PTSD Susceptibility?

By Christopher Bergland on October 27, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
A new international study involving both military and civilian institutions has identified a possible new biomarker for PTSD susceptibility based on gut bacteria composition.

Nightmares and Things That Go Bump in the Night

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on October 26, 2017 in Sleep Newzzz
Exploring the scary side of sleep and dreaming.

Living and Loving Better

Some simple tools can help you see the big picture of your life.

Do Minorities Have Equal Access to All Emotions?

Where a person lies in the hierarchy set by society determines which emotions to express and which to suppress.

A Brief History of Masturbation

By Neel Burton M.D. on October 25, 2017 in Hide and Seek
7 reasons to masturbate.
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By Stephen Gray Wallace on October 25, 2017 in Decisions Teens Make
Many young people thrive in college environments: new relationships, challenges and independence. Others find the shift to college a mixed blessing or even a downright disaster.

Have You Lost Your Mind? Part 2

By Michael S. Scheeringa M.D. on October 24, 2017 in Stress Relief
Claims that stress and trauma can be toxic and permanently change your brain are false. The real story of brain differences and the development of PTSD.