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By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on August 18, 2019 in Darwin's Subterranean World
Sometimes, the best way to deal with a problematic person in your life is to just cut them out. But using this strategy too frequently may come with a large social price tag.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on August 18, 2019 in ExperiMentations
Empirical research quantifies the impact of extreme self-absorption.
By Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on August 17, 2019 in How Do You Know?
What is it that makes studying people so hard? The people being studied? The people doing the studying? Both?
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on August 17, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Most people know the value of having close relationships. A new study on personal growth shows these relationships matter more over time.
By Linda and Charlie Bloom on August 19, 2019 in Stronger at the Broken Places
Changing conditioned patterns is not easy, but believing that change is possible is a good start.
By Jessica Koehler Ph.D. on August 19, 2019 in Beyond School Walls
Should I be worried if my child has an imaginary friend?
By Louis Putterman Ph.D. on August 18, 2019 in The Good, The Bad, The Economy
Hong Kong protests illustrate the complex social side of human nature. Behavioral economics suggests how strategic calculation and emotion both influence decision making.
By Robert Puff Ph.D. on August 18, 2019 in Meditation for Modern Life
With practice, we will be able to reconnect with our innate ability to recover from nearly anything.
By Stephanie A. Sarkis Ph.D. on August 18, 2019 in Here, There, and Everywhere
You raised your child to be independent, but you may still feel a deep sense of loss when he or she moves away. Learn how to cope with your redefined role as parent and partner.
By Margaret R Rutherford Ph.D. on August 18, 2019 in Perfectly Hidden Depression
Classic depression is real, and very dangerous. But "perfectly hidden depression" is just as real. Here's why giving up looking perfect is worth the risk.
By Kenneth Carter Ph.D. on August 18, 2019 in Buzz
Fresh starts can be a big boost and get you going, or they can trip you up. There are things you can do to smooth out those new beginnings so you don’t get in your own way.
By Thomas Henricks Ph.D. on August 18, 2019 in The Pathways of Experience
The gift of seniority—to reflect on the meanings of human experience and to express those judgments in steady commitments—is especially important in a society like ours.
By Alison Escalante M.D. on August 18, 2019 in Shouldstorm
Shame can be very effective in getting the behavior we want from our kids, but parents don't realize the consequences for the child on the inside. Here's what to do instead.
By Ravi Chandra M.D., D.F.A.P.A. on August 18, 2019 in The Pacific Heart
Mass shootings occur with alarming regularity. White Nationalist terrorism has motivated several. What underlies this violence? And how can self-compassion and compassion help?
By Lori S Katz Ph.D. on August 18, 2019 in Healing from Sexual Trauma
Do you feel alone even when you're around other people? Do you think you should be able to snap out of it, but you just can't? There could be a logical explanation why.
By James Lake, MD on August 17, 2019 in Integrative Mental Health Care
Are you curious about the effects of food on depressed mood? Recent research findings support that certain nutrients and foods have significant antidepressant effects.
By Tina Gilbertson LPC, BC-TMH on August 17, 2019 in Constructive Wallowing
There are essentially four factors that influence how long you're estranged from your adult son or daughter. Find out how to make the best of what you can control.
By Diana Raab Ph.D. on August 17, 2019 in The Empowerment Diary
Do you feel as if many unfortunate things are happening at once, or that you're having a streak of bad luck? Here's how to navigate times of adversity.
By Alicia H. Clark Psy.D. on August 17, 2019 in Hack Your Anxiety
Is the stress of recent horrible news wearing you down? A few key strategies can help bolster your resilience and reduce compassion fatigue.
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on August 17, 2019 in Living Single
All around the world, the number of people staying single has been growing. People who do marry are getting to it later, and then divorcing in greater numbers than in 1990.
By Stevan Weine, M.D. on August 17, 2019 in Cafes Around the World
What are mental health professionals doing and thinking about the crisis on the southern border?
By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D., MPP on August 17, 2019 in Ambigamy
The central currency of all the life and social sciences is effort, the work organisms do on their own behalf. Until we can explain it, our models are mere descriptions.
By Neil Farber M.D, Ph.D., CLC, CPT on August 17, 2019 in The Blame Game
Everywhere we look people help their neighbors—but sometimes tabs are kept. What is the difference between “lending” a hand and being generous?
By Anthony C. Lopez Ph.D. on August 17, 2019 in Evolutionary Politics
Are mass shootings on the rise? Looking at the data is not as simple as it may seem.
By Tina Traster on August 17, 2019 in Against All Odds
Luce, the movie, appears to be about black exceptionalism and race. It's also—perhaps more critically—about adoption.
By Elizabeth Dorrance Hall Ph.D. on August 17, 2019 in Conscious Communication
Do you want to help your partner cope better with stress in their lives? Learn how to engage in dyadic coping to improve your relationship and lower stress.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on August 17, 2019 in Fixing Families
Having a sense of purpose is one of the essentials to having a good life, yet many of us struggle knowing what that may be. Questions to help you begin finding your answer.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on August 17, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
Can you gauge someone's credibility just by looking? Consider how easily anyone can dress the part.
By Stanton E. Samenow Ph.D. on August 17, 2019 in Inside the Criminal Mind
A criminal often views himself as a law unto himself—a totally special individual.
By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on August 17, 2019 in Theory of Knowledge
In this final entry, we tackle some of the deeper issues of identity and shadow work and outline principles for a mindful philosophy of living that can foster growth-to-goodness.
By Sara Gorman, Ph.D., MPH, and Jack M. Gorman, MD on August 17, 2019 in Denying to the Grave
What effect do physician disclosures of conflict of interest actually have on patients' trust in their doctors? So far, it seems very little.
By Blake Griffin Edwards LMFT on August 17, 2019 in Progress Notes
With so much focus on posttraumatic stress driving problems faced by foster kids and teens, we easily miss innumerable signs of posttraumatic resilience, strength, and growth.
By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on August 17, 2019 in Managing Your Memory
Hallucinations, illusions, and false memories can all occur in dementia. Here’s how to tell them apart.
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