Why are so many people drawn to conspiracy theories in times of crisis?
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By Utpal Dholakia Ph.D. on November 23, 2020 in The Science Behind Behavior
The reasons for panic buying are different this time around, and have greater potential to produce harmful consequences for shoppers.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on November 22, 2020 in Darwin's Subterranean World
Social-media technologies have adverse outcomes like cyberbullying. But let's not overlook the positives that these technologies bring. Meet "cybersmiling."
By Bryan E. Robinson Ph.D. on November 22, 2020 in The Right Mindset
New research indicates that loneliness impacts some age groups worse than others. Here's what the researchers—and a former U.S. Surgeon General—advise.
By Nancy Colier LCSW, Rev. on November 21, 2020 in Inviting a Monkey to Tea
Is making other people like you more important than liking yourself?
By Jenny Grant Rankin Ph.D. on November 23, 2020 in Much More Than Common Core
Educators can use data to determine which instruction is sticking.
By James F. Zender Ph.D. on November 23, 2020 in The New Normal
How caregivers can care for themselves and cope with compassion fatigue.
By John-Manuel Andriote on November 23, 2020 in Stonewall Strong
One thing to be grateful for in this difficult year is the decency that drives people to act heroically. Another is the example they offer for being our own hero when we need one.
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on November 23, 2020 in Evolution of the Self
It’s worth exploring how employing “always” and “never” in highly provocative situations may be inevitable—impossible to totally uproot. So how should you respond to them?
By Melissa Weinberg LCPC on November 23, 2020 in Finding Balance Postpartum
Fear of pregnancy and childbirth can be distressing, but it is not inescapable.
By Myra Altman Ph.D. on November 23, 2020 in Evidence-Based Care
It's convenient and smartly marketed but it doesn’t help clients learn to be their own therapist.
By Joshua Z. Rappoport Ph.D. on November 23, 2020 in Mapping Humanity
We now know a great deal about COVID-19, but not everything. Is the virus that causes COVID-19 mutating? What types of masks are the best/worst? When will it go away?
By Anthony Silard Ph.D. on November 23, 2020 in The Art of Living Free
Anxiety has skyrocketed during this pandemic. What can we do to relieve ourselves from the anxiety surging within us?
By Robert Enright Ph.D. on November 23, 2020 in The Forgiving Life
When taking undergraduate psychology courses, I learned about Freud's and Skinner's theories, but we never delved into the underlying image of humanity hidden inside their views.
By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D. on November 23, 2020 in The Moment of Youth
A new book challenges the efficacy of grades and offers ways to evaluate learning more effectively.
By George Kitsaras Ph.D. on November 23, 2020 in Dream Routine
What is the dream bedtime routine for children? Is it even realistic? A few recommendations can go a long way in achieving a good routine that benefits both children and parents.
By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on November 23, 2020 in Insight Therapy
Contrary to popular belief, mental health and mental illness are not opposites. The (consequential) fact is that they exist on separate axes. You can be high (or low) on both.
By Mary Bates Ph.D. on November 23, 2020 in Animal Minds
Coppery titi monkeys are socially and genetically monogamous—one of only seven completely monogamous mammals known. How and why do they remain faithful?
By Sarah Rose Siskind on November 23, 2020 in Tripping 2.0
What if the ’60s were just a bad psychedelic trip America could integrate today?
By Jean Kim M.D. on November 23, 2020 in Culture Shrink
Ricky Gervais captures both the absurdity and fragility of narcissism to great comedic effect in his characters on "The Office" and "Extras."
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on November 23, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
Gratitude: noticing the beauty amidst the cracks and chips that are the human experience.
By Pamela S. Willsey LICSW, BCD, PCC on November 23, 2020 in Packing for Success
Not feeling the holidays this year? I'm right there with you. Here's a few tips to get the most out of your holiday season.
By David Bedrick J.D., Dipl. PW on November 23, 2020 in Is Psychology Making Us Sick?
What if understanding your emotional hungers, whether for love, power, respect, or other, is critical to understanding your hunger for food?
Here's how it works.
By Ryan Daley, Jaclyn Ford, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Kensinger, Ph.D. on November 23, 2020 in Achievements of the Aging Mind
Alongside entertainment, spending time with others can assist our cognition.
By Michael Alcee Ph.D. on November 23, 2020 in Live Life Creatively
Puzzles are making a comeback. See why they're the perfect self-care for this pandemic.
By Daniel S. Lobel Ph.D. on November 23, 2020 in My Side of the Couch
Are you tired of feeling guilty all the time? Free yourself from misplaced guilt.
By Melissa Burkley Ph.D. on November 23, 2020 in The Social Thinker
With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, those with narcissistic moms could use some tips on how to navigate the choppy holiday waters
By Veronika Tait Ph.D. on November 23, 2020 in Pulling Through
Mindfully eating, listening to music, and immersing yourself in nature, are simple and cost-free ways to build resilience and find meaning during the holidays.
By Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D. on November 23, 2020 in Boomers 3.0
There’s a global Age-Friendly movement bubbling up as the world’s population gets older, just a hint of what’s to come.
By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D. on November 23, 2020 in Cutting-Edge Leadership
How to empower workers for increased performance and commitment.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on November 23, 2020 in Evidence-Based Living
While a big meal with family and friends may not be possible this year, you can still celebrate Thanksgiving by giving thanks - and give yourself a mental health boost.
By Atlanta Behavioral Health Advocates on November 23, 2020 in Outside the Box
My time working as a caregiver at a group home in Baltimore tested my patience at times and opened my eyes to systemic inequities and bias in mental healthcare and education.
By Mariette Jansen Ph.D. on November 23, 2020 in From Victim to Victor
To understand the thinking pattern of a narcissist, you only have to remember 5 simple sentences.
By Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D. on November 23, 2020 in Why Bad Looks Good
We are warned not to mix politics and poultry. But you certainly can and should engage–if you know how.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on November 23, 2020 in Social Instincts
Chinese people have strong opinions about certain zodiac signs, say researchers.
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