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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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Reducing Host-Guest Tensions: How to Be a Good Houseguest

By Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. on November 17, 2017 in Presence of Mind
These houseguest guidelines will increase the odds of a visit unmarked by host-guest tensions.

What Is Mindful Eating?

By Susan Albers Psy.D. on November 17, 2017 in Comfort Cravings
What is mindful eating? How do I get started? This article lists some of the benefits and easy strategies for learning how to eat more mindfully today.

Five Ways to Remain Calm This Holiday Season

By Azadeh Aalai Ph.D. on November 17, 2017 in The First Impression
Is it possible to get the joy out of the holiday season without the added stress and anxiety?
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How to Flip the Switch on Stress

Is stress wearing you down? Here is a simple practice that might make a difference.

Do You Know About The "Missed Approach" Procedure?

By Tom Bunn L.C.S.W. on November 15, 2017 in Conquer Fear Of Flying
It's a standard procedure, but since it isn't used often, if you don't know about it, it could really frighten you.

Managing Diabetes in Festive Times

Are you worried about managing your Type 2 diabetes as the holidays approach? Are you anxious about going to social gatherings? Talking about your concerns and planning can help.

The Problem with Anger

How can we use anger to strengthen communication and enhance our relationships?

Why Do We Have an Empathy Deficit?

Have you been feeling an empathy deficit? If so, here's how to deal with it.

Living With Chronic Pain

By Ana Nogales, Ph.D. on November 13, 2017 in Family Secrets
The more you fight with your pain, the more pain you will have.

Five Mistakes We Make When Complaining

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on November 13, 2017 in The Squeaky Wheel
If you want to get results when you voice a complaint to a partner, friend or customer service, you need to avoid these five mistakes...

The Workplace Bully and The Office Sociopath

Individuals who are competent, successful, cooperative and unlikely to confront the bully, or take action when bullied, are particularly susceptible to workplace bullying.

Can Bad Emotions Be Good for You?

By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on November 12, 2017 in Wander Woman
Nonpositive emotions can motivate productive behavior. Learn how you can use them to channel your energy in positive directions.

Bekindr Kindness Study Shows We Put Ourselves Last in Line

By Eva Ritvo M.D. on November 11, 2017 in On Vitality
This general kindness quiz that was completed by more than 1,300 people. I would like to share with you the highlights of this study, along with a few surprises.

Why Does My Child Hate Math?

By Stuart Shanker Ph.D. on November 09, 2017 in Self-Reg
How can we help a child with a kindled math alarm? How can we prevent this from happening in the first place?

Enhancing Mental Health For Veterans Through Technology

Artificial Intelligence will enhance mental health support for veterans through the first-ever meditation voice app launching this week in partnership with National Geographic.

Preventing Trouble With Houseguests

By Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. on November 08, 2017 in Presence of Mind
Houseguests can be a dream but they can also be experienced as territorial invaders that create stress and strain, especially if we aren't clear about visit boundaries.
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Don’t Let Chronic Pain Throw You into the Future

By Golan Shahar Ph.D. on November 08, 2017 in Stress, Self, and Health
The dangers of pain-based catastrophizing.
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Stress Doesn't Look Like Stress and That's A Problem

By becoming a caricature of a stereotype, stress is now alarmingly misunderstood.

Virtual Reality Graded Exposure Therapy (VRGET)

Are you looking for non-medication treatments of PTSD, fear of flying, fear of heights or another phobia? Virtual reality graded exposure is a promising new approach.

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.
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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.
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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