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Yes, Overprotective Parenting Harms Kids

By Nathan H. Lents, Ph.D. on August 28, 2016 in Beastly Behavior
Overprotective parenting may cause more than just stunted psychological development; it may actually be bad for children's health.

Why a Drained Brain Makes Bad Decisions

By David DiSalvo on August 22, 2016 in Neuronarrative
The brain is an energy hog that uses 15-20% of the body’s circulating blood glucose each day, and that energy isn't insignificant when it comes to making sound decisions.

How to Refer a Loved One for Counseling After a Disaster

By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on August 22, 2016 in To Heal and Carry On
Are you worried your loved one may need professional help? Here's how to know and how to help.
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Here’s How Creative Arts Can Diminish Stress

While there’s no way for you to avoid stress entirely, you can use it to your advantage and harness its energy to create meaningful artistic expressions.

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Are You Being Bullied in the Workplace?

Bullying in the workplace is more common than you may think. It can have very serious consequences for both the employee and the employer. .

How to Cope With Difficult Milestones

By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on August 29, 2016 in To Heal and Carry On
Are the stories remembering Hurricane Katrina or other traumatic events causing you distress because of what you've been through? Here's some proven ways to cope.

Learn When, Why and How to Say NO

Why replacing "Yes" with "No" can make you happier and healthier

Helping Kids Succeed—Minus the Stress

The secret of high-achievers is NOT tutoring or AP classes
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5 Things Care Givers Want Hospice Workers to Know

Hospice care giving is especially difficult because of these 5 things

3 Things Mental Strength Trainers Teach Olympic Athletes

Mental strength trainers help elite athletes perform at their best. Here are some of the skills you can apply to your own life.

Google vs. Memory: Use It or Lose It

Do you need Google to remind you how to change a tire? Jump start a car? Drive to the Target in the next town? Plan the public transportation route to the museum?

The Therapeutic Value of Nature

By Dan Mager MSW on August 26, 2016 in Some Assembly Required
Research suggests that spending time in nature can be extremely beneficial, leading to improvements in mood, cognition, and health.

Crazy Busy? What Would You Pay for an Hour of Calm?

As you reflect on your life for a moment, how much would you pay to avoid feeling negative emotions or to experience more positive emotions?

How “Good Stress” Helps Creativity in the Workplace

By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on August 24, 2016 in Tracking Wonder
Not all stress is equal. Which stressful factors can contribute to an employee's creativity and innovation?

9 Hidden Habits That Make Us Miserable at Work

By Nick Tasler on August 24, 2016 in Strategic Thinking
Want to be happier at work? Pick one of these habits to break.

10 Strategies to Try When You’re Sick of Being Sick

After fifteen years of chronic illness and writing a book titled "How to Be Sick," I still can feel sick of being sick.

The Neurobiology Behind Breakups

By Rhonda Freeman Ph.D. on August 19, 2016 in NeuroSagacity
The brain's process of detaching from a romantic relationship.

Perinatal Difficulties

Perinatal anxiety and depression: Time to bring it out of the shadows.
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Who Are You?

By Tim Carey Ph.D. on August 18, 2016 in In Control
Angst, stress, and inner torment can arise when the goals of different mes are incompatible or even oppositional.

CIA Torture Techniques Harm Interrogators As Well

Torture used as an interrogation device can have severe, long-lasting effects.
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When Work Can Be Damaging To Your Health

Companies should, through well-trained managers, pay attention to the behavior of their employees.
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Eight Traits of People With Healthy Self-Esteem

Heightened self-esteem comes about by continuing to take those baby steps, then making small decisions and seeing small results.

"Same Head Every Day"

Brainlock is our way of describing the neurological/physiological-meets-individual/social/contextual factors that underlie and sustain irrelationship.

Clashes in Class: Tech Culture & Chronic Stress

Is chronic stress silently wearing you down? As a first generation white collar worker, these tips will get you back on track!

Athletes and Performing Artists: They're All Around You

This is an exciting moment when organizations and structures are increasingly connecting the performance issues and mental skills of both athletes and performing artists.

Mental Health Assistance Made Easier

Last year, self-help/mental health apps were approved by the psychological and psychiatric communities as feasible supplements to clinical therapy and medications.

Natural Remedies for… Pain?

Is your chronic pain starting to wear you down? Natural remedies may be of help.

Back to School, Back to Stress: 5 Tips for Autism Parents

For many parents of children with autism and special needs, the days and weeks leading to “Back to School” can be extremely nerve-wracking.

Mental Illness and Violence

The psychotic killer may make a great Halloween costume, but in real life, they're surprisingly rare.
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Warming and Cooling With Color

Color has power, and it can be harnessed for good!

What Trump Doesn't Know That Any Commander in Chief Should

By Nancy Sherman Ph.D. on August 04, 2016 in Afterwar
Military families go to war vicariously with their service member and the grief and moral injury are the hidden casualties of war. Any future commander in chief should know this.

Transgender Homeless Youth Victimized by Shelter System

Housing discrimination remains a concern for homeless transgender youth.
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What to Expect From Grief

You're not losing your mind; you're just grieving.