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By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in Darwin's Subterranean World
If you run into a difficult situation and it seems there is little hope, it might help to think of regression to the mean: The idea that on average, things revert to average.
By Tonya Lester LCSW on July 06, 2022 in Staying Sane Inside Insanity
Setting boundaries with one's family, especially one's parents, is often considered off-limits. It shouldn't be.
By Gary W. Lewandowski Jr. Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in The Psychology of Relationships
Great relationships start with you, which is why greater self-understanding is a foundation for a strong connection.
By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D. on July 05, 2022 in In the Name of Love
Jealousy negatively responds to the romantic good fortune of our partner’s lover, while compersion responds positively to it. Which is more helpful?
By Lea Lis MD on July 06, 2022 in The Shameless Psychiatrist
How are ketamine treatments being used in mental health and what can a patient expect?
By Art Markman Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in Ulterior Motives
Do different cultures see the same patterns in the night sky? If so, what does that indicate about the way human perception creates patterns?
By Jason N. Linder, PsyD on July 06, 2022 in Relationship and Trauma Insights
"Cultural competence" makes dangerous assumptions about power and "other-izes" diverse clients and patients. Here is what's better in terms of diversity and social justice.
By Arash Emamzadeh on July 06, 2022 in Finding a New Home
A new study suggests the emotion regulation strategy of reappraisal is associated with better change outcomes for partners in a relationship.
By Allison E McWilliams Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in Your Awesome Career
In a time of disconnection, learn from effective mentoring to build better relationships.
By Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in Why Bad Looks Good
Modern women often out-earn male paramours. How do the men feel?
By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in One Among Many
The ultimatum game is famous for giving veto power to those receiving an offer. However, making an offer first protects a party from being exploited.
By Robyn Fivush Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in The Stories of Our Lives
Through family stories, adolescents learn that life is often about striving for something better, fighting for beliefs, and overcoming the odds.
By Susan Trachman M.D. on July 06, 2022 in It's Not Just in Your Head
Personal Perspective: Many of us never believed it would happen. And then came the decision that would change the lives of more than half the population.
By Edward Hoffman Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in The Peak Experience
100 years ago, the founder of modern counseling had a life-changing visit to China.
By Ed Ergenzinger J.D., Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in Night Sweats and Delusions of Grandeur
Examining notes and art from a neuroscientist's manic episodes.
By Jasmin Tahmaseb-McConatha Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in Live Long and Prosper
Do your days spin out of control? Do you need time to reflect, connect, remember? Slow down and take a few moments for tea-time.
By Colleen Stiles-Shields Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in The Right Side of Health
Positive psychology interventions have been shown to increase well-being by focusing on traits that may buffer troubles, like gratitude, courage, and connection.
By Michael Alcee Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in Live Life Creatively
What can you do to save yourself when you're going emotionally under? Polyvagal theory can come to the rescue.
By Jorge Barraza Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in Sensing Technologies
Neuroscience can accurately predict consumer behavior, allowing companies to provide more engaging entertainment experiences customized to individual consumers.
By Richard Gunderman MD, Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in Fully Human
Personal Perspective: Think our struggling communities are beyond hope? Think again.
By Kevin Leo Yabut Nadal, Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in Psychology for the People
Should parents talk with their kids about mass shootings and other tragedies? Here are five reasons why they should, and four ways to do it.
By Kara Hoppe MA, MFT on July 06, 2022 in Win-Win Parenting
Personal Perspective: The AAP’s new guidelines came as a shock to some. Parents need to decide if nursing for two years is realistic.
By Janina Steinmetz Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in The Social Consumer
Consumers often try to impress others by making expensive purchases, but research shows that healthy food choices could also do the trick.
By Dustin W. Ballard MD, MBE on July 06, 2022 in Standing Strong
Today's doctor-patient relationship is less an art and more about interpreting laboratory or radiographic tests and explaining the risks and benefits of treatment.
By Leon F Seltzer PhD on July 06, 2022 in Evolution of the Self
If we still harbor insecurity from childhood, those monsters we once worried about might transport themselves from beneath our beds to inside our heads.
By Ali W. Rothrock on July 06, 2022 in After Trauma
Personal Perspective: Do you feel like you're carrying around a bucket of stress you don't know how to put down?
By Kristen A. Carter M.S. on July 06, 2022 in Health and Human Nature
Many of us can get off track with our health and fitness goals if we don’t start with why we have them in the first place.
By Deepa Kansra Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in Rights for Well-Being
Seeing mental health as a human right encourages governments and communities to make well-being a priority—and a reality.
By Elizabeth Letourneau, PhD on July 06, 2022 in Prevention Now
3 reasons why academic research dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse is vitally important.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on July 06, 2022 in Canine Corner
A relatively rare form of cancer can be transmitted from dog to dog simply through sniffing or licking behaviors—the kind that dogs use for greeting.
By Amelia Sherry MPH, RD, CDN, CDCES on July 06, 2022 in Positive Food Parenting
A few tweaks to the way you speak to kids about food and weight can make a big difference.
By Glenn R. Schiraldi Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in Hidden Wounds
Healing shame from childhood adversity is as much about the heart as it is about logic.
By Peg Streep on July 06, 2022 in Tech Support
On the whole, parents are more involved in their adult children's lives now than in earlier generations. Let's consider the possible downsides of such involvement.
By Tracy S. Hutchinson, Ph.D. on July 06, 2022 in The Pulse of Mental Health
Attempting to reason with someone who's unreasonable? These 7 tips can help you deal with the high-conflict personalities in your life.
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