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By Jade Wu Ph.D. on October 22, 2020 in The Savvy Psychologist
Sleep paralysis is a freaky phenomenon that has inspired ghost and alien stories. Fortunately, there's a scientific explanation for why it happens and ways to prevent it.
By Michelle L Buck Ph.D. on October 22, 2020 in Unleashing the Potential
How do we reduce polarization in our world and promote resilience during times of crisis? Embracing apparent contradictions can enhance healing within society and within ourselves.
By Ralph Lewis M.D. on October 22, 2020 in Finding Purpose
The brain insists it has a nonphysical conscious essence. This may be because it evolved a simplified, abstracted model of its attention processes, with the details edited out.
By Dwayne Allen Thomas on October 21, 2020 in The Cross-Examined Life
A police shooting. A phone call. A good idea?
By Bryan E. Robinson Ph.D. on October 23, 2020 in The Right Mindset
A new study suggests over-emphasizing the ending of an experience and disregarding the summary of its total value leads to errors in judgment and poor decision-making.
By Melanie Joy Ph.D. on October 23, 2020 in Relational Literacy
Are differences in hygiene practices ruining your relationship? Here are some ways to understand and resolve the problem.
By Linda and Charlie Bloom on October 23, 2020 in Stronger at the Broken Places
We define goodwill as a stance in which one embodies a desire to enhance the well-being of another.
By Abdullah Shihipar on October 23, 2020 in Fighting a Crisis
Trump and Biden both mention the overdose crisis and drug use. How do the candidates drug policy platforms match up? Also, are drug courts really a good idea?
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 23, 2020 in How To Do Life
A far more valid way to obtain information on a career.
By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on October 22, 2020 in Sleep Newzzz
From broken sleep cycles to night sweats and even excessive sleep if you or someone you know is going through menopause, you know how uncomfortable symptoms can lead to problems.
By Mariana Bockarova Ph.D. on October 22, 2020 in Romantically Attached
We have a host of theories and reasons for why people cheat on their partners. New research asks: Why not?
By Raj Persaud, M.D. and Peter Bruggen, M.D. on October 22, 2020 in Slightly Blighty
Experimental Psychologists discovered a long time ago that it was not so much electric shocks which damaged us mentally, but instead it was administering unpredictable punishment.
By Elizabeth L. Jeglic Ph.D. on October 22, 2020 in Protecting Children from Sexual Abuse
What are the traits and behaviors that can help in the detection of sexual grooming? A list for parents.
By Sharon Martin, LCSW on October 22, 2020 in Conquering Codependency
If you feel stuck in a cycle of unhealthy relationships, use these six tips to help you end the pattern and start creating healthier, more fulfilling relationships.
By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on October 22, 2020 in Compassion Matters
These two things can help you let down your guard and let someone in without feeling like you’re losing important aspects of who you are.
By Arash Emamzadeh on October 22, 2020 in Finding a New Home
The 2020 United States presidential election is here. In this article, I discuss common reasons Americans vote or do not vote.
By Susan Rako M.D. on October 22, 2020 in More Light
What makes a difference to the patient in therapy? A key very often comes as a surprise.
By Cami Rosso on October 22, 2020 in The Future Brain
Today scientists from IBM Research and Pfizer created a novel machine learning model that can predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease years in advance based on linguistics.
By Lantie Elisabeth Jorandby M.D. on October 22, 2020 in Use Your Brain
In the healthcare world, COVID is teaching us a lot. It's like a huge financial stress test—it makes it very clear what you’re doing well and what you're not doing well.
By Irma Campos Ph.D. on October 22, 2020 in Closing Professional Gaps
What celebrating Latinx Heritage Month should really mean
By Dwayne Allen Thomas on October 22, 2020 in The Cross-Examined Life
Part 2: A high murder rate. A cry for help. And I was walking down the street…
By Christopher Bergland on October 22, 2020 in The Athlete's Way
Two new studies shed light on how a gut hormone called ghrelin communicates with the brain via the vagus nerve in ways that can improve or impair how the "memory hub" functions.
By Ilene Strauss Cohen Ph.D. on October 22, 2020 in Your Emotional Meter
No matter what’s happening, find the strength to forgive and let go so that you can live your life with love and understanding.
By The Convergence Special Interest Group on October 22, 2020 in Convergence and Integration in Psychotherapy
What do we need to move the field of psychotherapy integration to the next level? We need a universally accepted explanation of how therapy works.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on October 22, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
Not sure if you or a loved one may be struggling with trauma? Tips for recognizing and referring children, teens, and adults for mental health support.
By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D. on October 22, 2020 in In the Name of Love
Issues of comparison feature heavily in both thought and emotions. Is comparison, which often leads to envy and jealousy, less poisonous in open romantic relationships?
By Ryan Martin Ph.D. on October 22, 2020 in All the Rage
Three ways to manage your anger that don't involve deep breathing or other forms of relaxation.
By Atlanta Behavioral Health Advocates on October 22, 2020 in Outside the Box
Forty-two days before the 2020 Presidential election, I received an absentee ballot in the mail. My superpowers ignited and at long last, I could contribute to change.
By Madeleine A. Fugère Ph.D. on October 22, 2020 in Dating and Mating
Dysfunctional responses to conflict observed in our families may predispose us to engage in those same negative conflict behaviors and to disrupt our current relationships.
By David Hanscom, MD on October 22, 2020 in Anxiety: Another Name for Pain
Why do we treat abusive behavior in children differently than we do with adults?
By Gary W. Lewandowski Jr. Ph.D. on October 22, 2020 in The Psychology of Relationships
When you look into your relationship’s future, do you see marriage or will things fizzle out? Rituals provide a deceptively simple glimpse that may reveal your fate.
By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on October 22, 2020 in Managing Your Memory
Some politicians have proposed massive cuts to biomedical research and science across the board. Here’s why we need Alzheimer’s disease research.
By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on October 22, 2020 in Brick by Brick
Happiness may be harmful not only by interfering with our engaging in healthier behavior, but also by interfering with our healing.
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