What to know about what you don’t know you know. #1: Intuition is very efficient—if you don't overthink it.
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By Justin J Lehmiller Ph.D. on January 21, 2020 in The Myths of Sex
At what age should parents have "the talk" with their kids? And what do parents need to know to successfully navigate this discussion? Here's a brief guide to get you started.
By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on January 21, 2020 in Insight Therapy
Forgetting and remembering function, to an extent, as parts of one integrated, adaptive system, like wakefulness and sleep.
By Jean Kim M.D. on January 20, 2020 in Culture Shrink
Has the Internet's easy spread of information and social networking become catnip for con artists who seek fame, attention, and opportunity?
By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on January 20, 2020 in Cravings
The type of milk you drink can affect how you age at a cellular level.
By Christopher J. Ferguson Ph.D. on January 21, 2020 in Checkpoints
Some historians have criticized the New York Times 1619 Project, a narrative on slavery in the US, as factually challenged. Why is it so hard to get the facts of history straight?
By Matthew Legge on January 21, 2020 in Are We Done Fighting?
Low quality conversations on tough topics aren’t inevitable. Try this instead.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on January 21, 2020 in Fulfillment at Any Age
People often have conflicting memories of the same event. Rather than call someone else a liar, new research on correcting false memories suggests how to get your point across.
By Darcia F. Narvaez Ph.D. on January 21, 2020 in Moral Landscapes
Morality is often considered a matter of individual conscience. Neuroscience and sociology suggest otherwise. Community structures shape the development of morality.
By Susan Newman Ph.D. on January 21, 2020 in Singletons
What parents need to know about children’s make-believe pals and the many roles they play.
By Richard Gunderman MD, Ph.D. on January 21, 2020 in Fully Human
When it comes to summoning compassion, images can offer a lot.
By Ariane de Bonvoisin MBA on January 21, 2020 in Tools for Life
Do you wonder how to prepare your child for the crazy world they will grow up in? Here are some simple ways to build their spiritual strength.
By Valentina Stoycheva Ph.D. on January 21, 2020 in The Everyday Unconscious
Rather than a secret container of impure, sexualized, and irrational thoughts, the unconscious is highly organized, uncritical, and even empirical in how it learns about the world.
By Assael Romanelli Ph.D. on January 21, 2020 in The Other Side of Relationships
Do you find yourself creating similar dynamics in all of your intimate relationships? If so, that could be due to a limited “relational business card.” These 6 steps can help.
By Teyhou Smyth Ph.D., LMFT on January 21, 2020 in Living with Finesse
Do you work at a law firm and suffer from burnout? Here's how to recognize and prevent lawyer burnout.
By Bridget Dibb, Ph.D. on January 21, 2020 in Coping with Chronic Illness
Do you have uncertainties about your health and illness? Hearing about others with the same illness can affect how we view our own health.
By David Hanscom, MD on January 21, 2020 in Anxiety: Another Name for Pain
Solving anxiety requires you to train your brain to move your focus off of the problem and onto the solution. Your brain will respond with neuroplastic changes and allow you to thrive.
By David P. Barash Ph.D. on January 20, 2020 in Peace and War
A naive view of evolution suggests that parents and children should nearly always be on the same wavelength. But the truth is more complex.
By Laura Markham Ph.D. on January 20, 2020 in Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids
Children raised with compassion are more likely to spread compassion. And every time you choose love, you're healing something that would otherwise cause more pain in the world.
By Diana Raab PhD on January 20, 2020 in The Empowerment Diary
Have you thought about writing a memoir, but you're either unsure if you have a story to tell, or if it will help you in any way? This article discusses how writing a memoir transforms a person.
By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on January 20, 2020 in Brick by Brick
When we’re dealing with plants, we’re dealing with such a high frequency that it’s as if you're planting yourself into the ground.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on January 20, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
Dealing with the shock of a natural disaster through religiously framed cognitive, emotional, or behavioral responses can change one’s perspective and create a sense of hope.
By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D. on January 20, 2020 in Cutting-Edge Leadership
What do poor leaders do? How about the very best leaders?
By Robyn Koslowitz Ph.D. on January 20, 2020 in Targeted Parenting
Forced politeness in childhood—"Thanks! That's just what I wanted!"—can deplete self-control. Let's teach our children to internally express, rather than suppress, their emotions.
By Mira Brancu, Ph.D. on January 20, 2020 in A New Look at Women's Leadership
Don’t have access to a formal mentor or program? Don’t worry—there are many ways to create informal mentorships powerful enough to advance your career.
By Laura Berger and Glen Tibaldeo on January 20, 2020 in Radical Sabbatical
Are you feeling distracted and unfocused? Here's how to get back on track!
By Mark Banschick M.D. on January 20, 2020 in The Intelligent Divorce
A frenetic, impulse-driven life is sometimes treatable, but it's best treated early. Uncut Gems gives us a brilliant portrayal of ADHD in adulthood—it's worth seeing.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on January 20, 2020 in Canine Corner
The ability to recognize subtle distinctions in spoken word sounds is not a uniquely human ability since recent research shows that dogs can do that as well.
By Po Chi Wu Ph.D. on January 20, 2020 in Jacob's Staff
How can we reverse the current sense of despair about the state of the world? What can we learn from entrepreneurs about how to pivot, to turn failure into a path toward growth?
By Whitney Goodman LMFT on January 20, 2020 in Healing Together
If you’ve been wondering what the heck your therapist is saying, you’re in luck. Here is your introductory guide to language in therapy.
By Melissa Shepard MD on January 20, 2020 in Erasing Stigma
Hatred is a complex phenomenon that activates the very deepest brain regions. But that doesn't mean we are doomed to hate.
By Donalee Markus Ph.D. on January 20, 2020 in Designs for Strong Minds
We all have that one person with whom everything turns into an argument. Here's a different way to help you understand each other's perspectives and dodge some arguments.
By Lloyd I Sederer M.D. on January 20, 2020 in Therapy, It’s More Than Just Talk
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11: 1.
By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on January 20, 2020 in Your Wise Brain
Know what kindness feels like in your body, heart, and mind and realize that it is natural and normal. Appreciate some of the kindness that buoys you along. Most people are kind.
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