Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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By Steven Taylor Ph.D. on November 30, 2020 in You, Me, & Psychology
Perhaps they are natural born potential killers.
By Morgan Marietta Ph.D. on November 30, 2020 in Inconvenient Facts
Part II: What drives perceptions of lying and truthfulness?
By Kristine C. Keane Psy.D. on November 29, 2020 in Brain Matters
Problems with sleep are surging during the coronavirus and cause related difficulty with brain functioning and mental health. A few adjustments to your regular routine can help.
By Linda and Charlie Bloom on November 29, 2020 in Stronger at the Broken Places
When someone says the words “we’re done” in the midst of a painful argument, they are suffering so much that they attempt to draw a boundary to leave the painful discussion.
By Laurie Mintz Ph.D. on November 30, 2020 in Stress and Sex
U.S. Sex Ed treats women's most orgasmic organ (the clitoris) as nonexistent. This omission contributes to women's orgasm problems. Here's the truth about female pleasure.
By Jamie Cannon MS, LPC on November 30, 2020 in Stress Fracture
Are you facing the pain of setting boundaries with people you care about? Some simple steps can help you navigate this important skill.
By Melissa Weinberg LCPC on November 30, 2020 in Finding Balance Postpartum
The fear of pregnancy and childbirth can be tackled in therapy. The best results may be through identifying the type of tokophobia a person is experiencing.
By Ulrich Boser on November 30, 2020 in The Social Trust
The last four years seem to have frayed the social fabric of this country. Teaching critical thinking skills is imperative to regain our lost social values.
By Stephen J. Betchen D.S.W. on November 30, 2020 in Magnetic Partners
Are you and your partner finding it hard to stay friends with other couples?
By Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT on November 30, 2020 in Arts and Health
When trauma has dulled the ability to experience joy, playfulness, and pleasure, rhythm can be a way to reintroduce a sense of well-being and aliveness to body and mind.
By Elizabeth Cohen Ph.D. on November 30, 2020 in Divorce Course
If you can figure out how to give your spouse what they need to feel resolved, you are more more likely to come up with an agreement that suits both of you and your children.
By Jenny Grant Rankin Ph.D. on November 30, 2020 in Much More Than Common Core
Part 2: Educators can use data to determine which instruction is sticking.
By Obehi Alofoje M.S. on November 30, 2020 in The Productive Millennial
How to get things done as we approach the end of a very tumultuous 2020.
By Tonya Lester LCSW on November 30, 2020 in Staying Sane Inside Insanity
It's worth looking at whether drinking is doing what we think it's doing.
By Jane Greer Ph.D. on November 30, 2020 in Shrink Wrap
Anyone who has been through a breakup knows how hard it is to get back out into the world of dating and begin again. When are you ready?
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on November 30, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
A psychologist's perspective on how to best tackle the difficulties of the pandemic and remain resilient.
By Nicolas Davidenko Ph.D. on November 30, 2020 in Illusions, Delusions, and Reality
To blink or not to blink: new research reveals the benefits of blinking for subsequent visual processing.
By Randi Gunther Ph.D. on November 30, 2020 in Rediscovering Love
Though every relationship may have a different set of taboo topics, most of them have some of the six discussed here.
By Ingo Zettler Ph.D. on November 30, 2020 in Individual Differences
Which of their trait levels do people want to change? A recent study shows that people want to change for the better in some, but not all traits—unless they learn about their traits.
By Caroline Kamau Ph.D. on November 30, 2020 in The Science of Mental Health
Meerkats and other animals have a pack mentality, but your friends shouldn't. Beware if your friends have a mindset of groupthink, making you feel dominated and forced to conform.
By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on November 30, 2020 in Feeling Our Way
The cure for wretchedness isn’t luxury; it’s ordinary human connection, apart from wealth or poverty.
By Susan Albers Psy.D. on November 30, 2020 in Comfort Cravings
Do you find yourself engaging in emotional eating or more hangry lately? Here are some reasons why and 5 things to do to fix it.
By Azmaira H. Maker Ph.D. on November 30, 2020 in Helping Kids Cope
Are you worried about your child? Tips for helping your kid cope with depression and anxiety during the holidays.
By Christopher Lane Ph.D. on November 30, 2020 in Side Effects
A systematic review finds a clear and consistent association between drug-company payments and physician prescribing.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on November 30, 2020 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
As the developing adolescent becomes more closely wed to their own growing self-interest and the company of peers, some traditional closeness to parents is necessarily lost
By Kimberly Quinn Ph.D. on November 30, 2020 in Optimized
What do mean you can't picture yourself thriving and successful? Create a "Prosperity Mindset" and open the door wide for all the abundance the Universe has to offer.
By Kimberly Sena Moore Ph.D. on November 30, 2020 in Your Musical Self
Can virtual music therapy work? After observing my students I'd say yes...and here's why.
By Tchiki Davis, Ph.D. on November 30, 2020 in Click Here for Happiness
What is even more important than IQ? It's EQ! Emotional intelligence. Here's how to be more emotionally intelligent and increase your chances for success.
By Carol A. Lambert, MSW on November 30, 2020 in Mind Games
Threat of humiliation is a powerful motivating force–for victims of domestic violence and the GOP Senators.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on November 30, 2020 in How To Do Life
Implications for psychologically attuned people.
By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on November 30, 2020 in Your Wise Brain
Being neighborly feels confident and happy, with a positive take on other people, moving toward the world instead of backing away from it.
By Utpal Dholakia Ph.D. on November 30, 2020 in The Science Behind Behavior
COVID-19 has changed how and where American consumers shop and what they buy.
By Steven Stosny, Ph.D. on November 30, 2020 in Anger in the Age of Entitlement
In our closest relationships, we can learn compassionate assertiveness, standing up for our own rights and preferences while respecting the rights and preferences of others.
By Odelya Gertel Kraybill Ph.D. on November 30, 2020 in Expressive Trauma Integration
While a joint journal means significantly more work for both the client and the therapist, the benefits are so many that I use it with children, teens and adults, and parents.
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