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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 Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on July 05, 2022 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Just because parents may lose some command authority with their adolescent doesn't mean they are without influence.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on July 05, 2022 in Evidence-Based Living
What does science say about how much vacations actually help to reduce stress? And what can you do to get the most out of yours?
By Nicole Mead Ph.D. on July 04, 2022 in The Happy Consumer
Can the marketplace help your quest for meaning? The answer, based on recent research, suggests people may be missing the chance to live their best lives.
By Jennifer Fraser Ph.D. on July 05, 2022 in The Bullied Brain
Have you been bullied or abused? Once you learn how much it harms your brain, you'll be motivated to work with your brain to repair the damage done.
By Seth J. Gillihan PhD on July 05, 2022 in Think, Act, Be
Burning out from overwork can feel like a kind of self-betrayal, so it can be hard to trust ourselves again. With care and attention, we can rediscover the joy of work.
By Teru Clavel on July 05, 2022 in A Mastery Mindset
Kids have a lot of questions about finance in this time of economic uncertainty. Before they find their way to social media influencers, try these fun, smart activities at home.
By Iskra Fileva Ph.D. on July 05, 2022 in The Philosopher's Diaries
When you are looking for social validation, the reactions of two thousand strangers online may have more weight than those of the two friends you are having coffee with.
By Joseph Mazur on July 05, 2022 in The Speed of Life
Recent research tells us that diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease might be indirectly related to disruptions of circadian rhythms.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on July 05, 2022 in Animal Emotions
A timely young adult book discusses research on same-sex sexual behavior among diverse animals, showing it's more natural and common than most people think.
By Matt James Ph.D. on July 05, 2022 in Focus on Forgiveness
In mainstream personal growth and self-help, gratitude has become the latest “super food.”
By Yvonne Castañeda, MSW, LICSW on July 05, 2022 in The Power of Parallels
A Personal Perspective: Are your dreams getting strangled by negative thoughts? Here are some tips to keep your mind healthy.
By Wallace B. Mendelson M.D. on July 05, 2022 in Psychiatry, a History
Part II: With Dickinson, like other figures such as Herman Melville and Charles Darwin, the life of the writer has been as rich a source of fascination as the writings themselves.
By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on July 05, 2022 in Compassion Matters
Feeling comfortable enough to disclose something vulnerable or meaningful about ourselves to our partner is indicative of a relationship’s strength.
By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on July 05, 2022 in Motivate!
Irrespective of politics, mandated government policies have unintended consequences on motivation for work and personal development.
By Steven Ing MFT on July 05, 2022 in Sexual Futurist
Having "the talk" sooner rather than later can help your child manage their sexuality intelligently.
By The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues on July 05, 2022 in Sound Science, Sound Policy
Abortion is now a state-by-state issue. Why does this spell disaster for individuals capable of giving birth?
By Maureen Healy on July 05, 2022 in Creative Development
Are you planting temporary or lasting happiness in your children? 3 Tips for real happiness can help.
By David M. Markowitz Ph.D. on July 05, 2022 in OutLIARS
Who tends to lie often? Looking at the situation and one's disposition is a good place to start.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on July 05, 2022 in Fulfillment at Any Age
The idea that happiness is at the heart of well-being is a central assumption of positive psychology. New research shows there may be more to the story.
By Tracy A. Dennis-Tiwary Ph.D. on July 05, 2022 in More Than a Feeling
Anxiety disorders are on the rise. But anxiety isn’t the problem. It’s our beliefs about anxiety that are getting in the way.
By Fabiana Franco Ph.D. on July 05, 2022 in Trauma, Resilience, and Recovery
Mass shootings are on the rise, and the attacks are proving increasingly deadly. What we can learn from previous mass shooters to prevent future mass shootings.
By Ann Gold Buscho Ph.D. on July 05, 2022 in A Better Divorce
There are at least 7 reasons a legal separation can be a good choice. Here's how to know the differences and the pros and cons of a legal separation, trial separation or divorce.
By Mark Derr on July 05, 2022 in Dog's Best Friend
Once again, genetics chips away at the complex story of dog domestication.
By Matt Johnson Ph.D. on July 05, 2022 in Mind, Brain, and Value
What can the ancient Japanese concept of wabi-sabi teach us about navigating the modern world?
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on July 05, 2022 in Social Instincts
Relationship sacrifices are noble, but they can have heavy psychological costs.
By Sara Gorman, Ph.D., MPH, and Jack M. Gorman, MD on July 05, 2022 in Denying to the Grave
How can we keep gun control discussions on the political agenda after a mass shooting? A better general understanding of the danger of gun ownership might help.
By Steven Stosny, Ph.D. on July 05, 2022 in Anger in the Age of Entitlement
Some clinicians fall into a dichotomous trap: Since it’s bad to stuff emotions, it must be good to express them.
By Naveed Saleh M.D., M.S. on July 05, 2022 in The Red-Light District
Urban legends hook the listener with an ironic twist. They then warn of the dangers of flouting social norms.
By Frank J. Ninivaggi M.D., DLF-A.P.A. on July 05, 2022 in Envy This!
Resilience biomentally engages with stress to build back adaptively, including through post-traumatic growth. Emotional literacy identifies, understands, and uses emotions as tools.
By Katherine S. van Wormer M.S.S.W., Ph.D. on July 05, 2022 in Women's Issues
Without the protections of Roe v. Wade, how will women who get illegal abortions be treated?
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on July 05, 2022 in Shadow Boxing
Media focus on true crime has inspired challenges to established stories, and we must overcome our resistance to change if we hope to fairly evaluate new information.
By Jonice Webb Ph.D. on July 05, 2022 in Childhood Emotional Neglect
Why do some people tend to avoid things that are challenging, conflictual, scary, or risky? It may be their primary coping mechanism, but there are good ways to change this.
By Caroline Leavitt on July 05, 2022 in Runs in the Family
I couldn't forget the damage two high school bullies caused me. So I wrote them to understand why they'd bullied me.
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