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By Daniel R. Stalder Ph.D. on June 18, 2018 in Bias Fundamentals
Political leaders' rhetoric can take some blame for recent spikes in tribalism. But what else causes it? And what can we do about it?
By Marisa T. Cohen Ph.D. on June 18, 2018 in Finding Love: The Scientific Take
Dating serves several functions. It is important to discuss why we date, as the reasons we engage in this behavior may be connected to the success of the date itself.
By Elaine N. Aron Ph.D. on June 18, 2018 in The Highly Sensitive Person
Quieting the mind can help highly sensitive people find peace and sanctuary in this busy and noisy world.
By Harriet Lerner Ph.D. on June 17, 2018 in The Dance of Connection
Don't let the Happiness Cops make you feel ashamed and inadequate about your honest suffering.
By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D. on June 19, 2018 in In the Name of Love
Political views are vital in choosing spouses, but their role in hooking up is less clear. We may not want living with our political enemy, but what’s wrong with sleeping with him?
By Anna Akbari Ph.D. on June 18, 2018 in Startup Your Life
Do you fear alone time? It may be just the thing you need.
By The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists on June 18, 2018 in Decoding Your Pet
Humans and dogs share similar social behavior and emotions, but are likely to misunderstand each other because they speak different languages. It's up to us to bridge that gap.
By Abigail Fagan on June 18, 2018 in Brainstorm
A major organization representing psychologists is highlighting the psychological danger of family separation.
By Jennifer Baker Ph.D. on June 18, 2018 in For the Love of Wisdom
To insist that there is a crisis among men today and that the solution is that women have more "courageous faith" in men is a full reversal of the Stoic notion of ethics.
By Christopher Bergland on June 18, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
"High-empathy" people—who deeply grasp the joy and pain of others—process music using different brain areas than "low-empathy" people, according to a new, first-of-its-kind study.
By Edward A. Wasserman Ph.D. on June 18, 2018 in The Mind Menagerie
Recent research suggests that brain evolution may have been driven by the feeding behaviors of our distant kin. Social factors may have played a smaller role than is believed.
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on June 18, 2018 in Lifetime Connections
When can the hallmark characteristics of a narcissist be a good thing?
By Kristen Fuller, M.D. on June 18, 2018 in Happiness Is a State of Mind
“Someone who hates you normally hates you for one of three reasons: They see you as a threat. They hate themselves. Or they want to be you.” ―Unknown
By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on June 18, 2018 in Cravings
Develop higher levels of mindfulness to prevent feelings of rejection and exclusion.
By Arash Emamzadeh on June 18, 2018 in Finding a New Home
I define pride and arrogance and discuss research that shows us how to distinguish the two.
By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on June 18, 2018 in Science of Choice
Our minds are designed to see the world as it is right now, rather than from the point of view of the people we are going to become.
By Nancy Darling Ph.D. on June 18, 2018 in Thinking About Kids
One of most useful tools parents have to help their children sleep and focus is classical conditioning. Take advantage of unconscious learning to help your child relax.
By David Miller on June 18, 2018 in The Human Side of Finance
A lot of us think of ourselves as perfectionists, but some are very strict about their systems. These same systems can help lead to a bright financial future.
By Regan A. R. Gurung Ph.D. on June 18, 2018 in The Psychological Pundit
Are you hassled for being a procrastinator? Perhaps you can use it to your advantage, with a few tweaks. Procrastination could be productive.
By Rob Pascale and Lou Primavera Ph.D. on June 18, 2018 in So Happy Together
Having children changes marriages in many ways. Be prepared to change your behavior and your expectations.
By Ariel Gore on June 18, 2018 in Women and Happiness
"To grieve is to stand in the surf. If you understand the ebb and flow of tides, of wave sets, you can move with it." —Rebecca Fish Ewan, author of By the Forces of Gravity
By Temma Ehrenfeld on June 18, 2018 in Open Gently
Even when an illness, like schizophrenia, has a strong genetic component, we're still just taking about chances—not an inevitability.
By Shainna Ali Ph.D., LMHC on June 18, 2018 in A Modern Mentality
Previously debated as a distinct mental health concern, the ICD-11 diagnosis for Gaming Disorder provides a classification to distinguish general use from problematic use.
By Stanton E. Samenow Ph.D. on June 18, 2018 in Inside the Criminal Mind
Restraint, seclusion, or exclusion may be the most humane measures to manage chronically disruptive students who victimize students who want to learn.
By Dona Matthews Ph.D. on June 18, 2018 in Going Beyond Intelligence
Brain research findings show the best way to respond to annoying or foolish behavior is by treating it as a learning opportunity for you and your child.
By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on June 18, 2018 in Emotional Fitness
When patients are anxious about their condition, it’s important to reassure them as much as possible and remind them that progress is being made.
By Lisa Ferentz LCSW-C, DAPA on June 18, 2018 in Healing Trauma’s Wounds
Want to know what the most frightening prevalent cause of death is in the United States is? The answer might just surprise you.
By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on June 18, 2018 in Feeling Our Way
Are your outrages properly aligned?
By Hilary Jacobs Hendel LCSW on June 18, 2018 in Emotion as Information
Do you know the difference between a thought and an emotion? Experience the difference and begin the journey to know yourself more deeply.
By Tim Wendel on June 18, 2018 in Cancer Crossings
Memory of a brother lost to leukemia decades ago helps a father become a better parent.
By Michael Ungar Ph.D. on June 18, 2018 in Nurturing Resilience
There is plenty of research on children separated from their parents and the results are seldom good for them, or their communities.
By Erin Leonard Ph.D. on June 18, 2018 in Peaceful Parenting
A common complaint of parents is, “He just won’t talk to me.” Achieving a close parent/child relationship is possible with the right approach.
By Alex Pattakos Ph.D. on June 18, 2018 in The Meaningful Life
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