Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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By Mark Travers Ph.D. on January 20, 2021 in Social Instincts
How to overcome the "rosy retrospection" bias.
By Elyakim Kislev Ph.D. on January 20, 2021 in Happy Singlehood
It is important for viewers to look at films’ messages with a critical eye as to the messages they’re attempting to promote.
By Theresa E. DiDonato Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in Meet, Catch, and Keep
2. Make your phone an asset, not a liability.
By Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in Why Bad Looks Good
Many people's partners are infatuated with celebrities. Can unrealistic crushes harm real relationships?
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 21, 2021 in How To Do Life
Thoughts on how to select and make the most of a major.
By Lauren Cook PsyD, MMFT on January 20, 2021 in Decision Principles
Do you struggle with standing up for yourself? Are you fearful that others will reject you or punish you if you assert your needs? This advice is for you.
By Katherine K.M. Stavropoulos Ph.D. on January 20, 2021 in Neuroscience in Translation
Does behavioral intervention change brain activity in autism? A new study suggests it does.
By Sarah and Larry Nannery on January 20, 2021 in What to Say Next
If you're anything like us, you want to be understood and respected by your partner. This can be hard when you have vastly different ways of communicating!
By Sylvia R. Karasu M.D. on January 20, 2021 in The Gravity of Weight
One of the first symptoms in COVID-19 is loss of smell. How important is our sense of smell?
By Asha Shajahan MD, MHSA on January 20, 2021 in A Code of Living
Dr. Martin Luther King has inspired us to live our best lives with intention, meaning, and purpose. He asks, “What's in your life’s blueprint?"
By Nancy J. Kislin, LCSW, MFT on January 20, 2021 in Family and Trauma
We carry the shards of our own trauma inside us. We’re afraid to move too suddenly or dramatically. We’re scared of even the simplest emotional risks.
By Kester Nedd D.O. on January 20, 2021 in The Healing Brain
From preservation to restoration; what it takes to recover after a brain injury.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on January 20, 2021 in Animal Emotions
A new book reminds us of the importance of considering the social, ecological, and cognitive capacities of chimpanzees along with cultural perspectives in conservation protocols.
By Cami Rosso on January 20, 2021 in The Future Brain
A new machine learning framework for genomics insights of DNA-binding may help speed up precision medicine and the development of novel treatments.
By Sarah Rose Siskind on January 20, 2021 in Tripping 2.0
Can't or don't want to try psychedelics? Here are 3 ways they can end up improving your life without you ever taking them.
By Due Quach on January 20, 2021 in Healing Oppression
Can therapy, a field shaped by white supremacy, heal the wounds of systemic oppression and racism? Why my answer is: not yet.
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on January 20, 2021 in Lifetime Connections
When we all play a role in community initiatives, the payoff includes a sense of belonging and the reward of knowing that our contribution had value.
By Donald Altman on January 20, 2021 in Practical Mindfulness
Are bad habits stopping you from living the life you want? Two surprising words hold the key to moving you forward and setting you on a new course.
By Denise Fournier Ph.D. on January 20, 2021 in Mindfully Present, Fully Alive
Has the last year hit you hard? Giving your nervous system what it needs can help.
By Lynn E. O'Connor Ph.D. on January 20, 2021 in Our Empathic Nature
A series of intimate "professional" clinical relationships pave the way to learning the art and science of how to be a clinician. Most often, training begins with psychotherapy.
By Matt Albert Ed.D. on January 20, 2021 in Big Picture Parenting
Reflective parenting can lead to healthy child development and can protect against the negative impact of stress and adversity.
By Marcel Danesi Ph.D. on January 20, 2021 in Brain Workout
The sudden insight we get when solving a puzzle is called the Eureka effect. These puzzles will help you experience it directly.
By Rob Whitley, Ph.D. on January 20, 2021 in Talking About Men
A growing number of people use cannabis therapeutically to support their physical and mental health, yet they remain stigmatized by wider society.
By Steven Schlozman M.D. on January 20, 2021 in Grand Rounds
Squint your eyes. Look at the sunset. Let's tap into the good stuff that old Westerns have to offer. That's seems a good place to start our national healing.
By Chloe Carmichael Ph.D. on January 20, 2021 in The High-Functioning Hotspot
Baggage weighing you down? Start the new year light as a feather. Find out what you should let go of and learn how.
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on January 20, 2021 in Evolution of the Self
Just as you’d react negatively when you feel made wrong or put down, so will your partner if your words produce a similarly hurtful, shaming effect.
By Stanley O. Gaines, Jr. Ph.D. on January 20, 2021 in Deep Focus
The 45th President will never be confused with a Scientist or a Consistency Seeker.
By Lee Alan Dugatkin Ph.D. on January 20, 2021 in Darwin's Disciples
Russian evolutionary biologist and anarchist Peter Kropotkin was not satisfied with his evolutionary theory for mutual aid: He turned to Scottish economist Adam Smith.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on January 20, 2021 in Hope + Resilience
How can we build relationships that actually promote resilience in the face of the challenges of COVID-19?
By Jessica Del Pozo, Ph.D. on January 20, 2021 in Being Awake Better
What can you unsubscribe from to become more resilient for the duration?
By John K. Coffey, Ph.D., MSW on January 20, 2021 in Love to Thrive
Reframe your thinking and use this tool to improve your well-being.
By Mary Bates Ph.D. on January 20, 2021 in Animal Minds
How do you ask a wolf if it is self-aware? In a new study, grey wolves pass the Sniff Test for Self-Recognition, demonstrating their awareness of "self" and "other."
By Christine Korol Ph.D. on January 20, 2021 in Still Mind
In the wake of this pandemic, anxiety disorders like OCD could be getting much worse—and with some symptoms that may surprise you.
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