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By Sarah Hunter Murray Ph.D. on September 27, 2021 in Myths of Desire
Charismatic people tend to report higher desire and sexual satisfaction in their romantic relationships; a new study suggests there may be a key reason why.
By Dara Greenwood Ph.D. on September 27, 2021 in Mirror, Mirror
Why does it hurt when a celebrity or other well-known figure dies—and why does it hurt some of us more than others?
By Cheryl Harasymchuk Ph.D. on September 27, 2021 in The Positive Side of Relationships
Worn out relationship? Pay attention to the early signs of expectation gaps to combat relational boredom in your relationship.
By Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D. on September 27, 2021 in Close Encounters
Thanks to our smartphones, we're constantly connected to each other. But this may create pressure to engage in a new, subtle, type of dishonesty: The Butler Lie.
By Tyler Jamison Ph.D. on September 27, 2021 in Assembly Required
Can you actually learn anything from TV couples? Characters Keely and Roy, from the popular show "Ted Lasso," suggest the answer is yes.
By Liz Matheis Ph.D. on September 27, 2021 in Special Matters
"Why would I let my kids fail?" Because it sets them up for later success.
By Anthony Silard Ph.D. on September 27, 2021 in The Art of Living Free
It's time to step away from a fully digital existence. Here's how.
By Zoe Weil M.A., M.T.S on September 27, 2021 in Becoming a Solutionary
Since we tend to find what we're looking for, we need to look for the right things. Our mental health and the lives of others depend upon our paying careful attention.
By Rob Whitley, Ph.D. on September 27, 2021 in Talking About Men
People with mental illness face specific challenges and difficulties in small lower-income island nations like Jamaica. What can be done to help?
By Stephen Greenspan Ph.D. on September 27, 2021 in Incompetence
The anti-vax movement, as it relates to resistance to the Covid-19 vaccine, can be understood as a form of "foolish action." Four factors explain the problem and how to overcome it.
By Jamie Cannon MS, LPC on September 27, 2021 in Stress Fracture
Feel like you're being manipulated? Pay attention to the early warning signs to avoid being used.
By Richard Brouillette, LCSW on September 27, 2021 in Flipping Out
Do you ever feel like therapy just isn’t connecting and wonder why? Does self-help culture make you feel bad about yourself?
By Tchiki Davis, Ph.D. on September 27, 2021 in Click Here for Happiness
Learn about the science of journaling and how to use it to improve your life.
By Denise Winn on September 27, 2021 in Helping Humanity Thrive
Understanding the possible side effects of antidepressants—including some they may not expect—can help people make more informed choices about whether or not to take these medications.
By Dan Neuharth Ph.D., MFT on September 27, 2021 in Narcissism Demystified
Narcissists have a potent arsenal of tactics to make you feel small and unworthy. Here's how to recognize eight of their most manipulative tactics so that you can protect yourself.
By Robin D. Stone, LMHC on September 27, 2021 in The Color of Wellness
The phrase “in your feelings” is often reserved for describing something negative. But what are we really trying to say—and why is it so important to be clear?
By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on September 27, 2021 in Intentional Insights
Have you wondered why companies are forcing employees back to the office in spite of the Delta surge? Mental blind spots are causing leaders' wishful thinking and poor decisions.
By Eileen Kennedy-Moore Ph.D. on September 27, 2021 in Growing Friendships
When bad things happen to our kids, we can help them create a narrative that genuinely acknowledges their feelings and also offers hope.
By Rubin Khoddam Ph.D. on September 27, 2021 in The Addiction Connection
Are you starting to notice the impact of your trauma? Consider these questions to see if you're minimizing the impact and if it is time to begin trauma therapy.
By Gary D. Foster Ph.D. on September 27, 2021 in What Are You Weighting For?
By Atlanta Behavioral Health Advocates on September 27, 2021 in Outside the Box
COVID-19 has helped make mental health a mainstream conversation. Now is a great time for all of us to contribute to this positive change.
By Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D. on September 27, 2021 in Boomers 3.0
The term “boomer,” which was once admired (much like “American”), is now deemed toxic, making it somewhat embarrassing to be a member of the generation.
By David Scharff M.D. on September 27, 2021 in A Psychoanalytic Exploration
Ronald Fairbairn might be the most important psychoanalyst you've never heard of.
By Christopher Bergland on September 27, 2021 in The Athlete's Way
Inactivity is a public health crisis that affects men, women, and children. During middle childhood, staying active may be especially important for boys' psychological resilience.
By Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on September 27, 2021 in Making Change
Making bad choices that make you more unhappy do not mean that you want to be unhappy. You might simply be stuck in negativity—and you can learn how to emerge from this darkness.
By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on September 27, 2021 in Off the Couch
Learning to make room for dissociated thoughts and feelings can help you manage unpleasant life circumstances and emotions.
By Gregory L. Jantz Ph.D. on September 27, 2021 in Hope for Relationships
How do we intervene effectively when someone has reached such a depth of hopelessness and despair that ending their life seems like the only way out?
By Stephen J. Betchen D.S.W. on September 27, 2021 in Magnetic Partners
How past victimization is haunting your current relationship.
By Carol R. Hughes, Ph.D., LMFT, and Bruce R. Fredenburg, M.S., LMFT on September 27, 2021 in Home Will Never Be the Same Again
What pitfalls can parents who are divorcing later in life easily miss?
By Phil Reed D.Phil. on September 27, 2021 in Digital World, Real World
Allegations of suppressed information prompted comparisons between social media and tobacco companies, but, even if true, would this tell us anything we did not know already?
By Alfie Kohn on September 27, 2021 in The Homework Myth
When conspiracy theorists, anti-vaxxers, and climate science deniers claim to be brave truth-tellers and skeptics, how do we distinguish that from genuine skepticism?
By Rosalind C. Barnett, Ph.D., and Caryl Rivers on September 27, 2021 in A Woman's Place
Many of earth's most passionate defenders are female.
By Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D. on September 27, 2021 in Why Bad Looks Good
Viewing pornography could have a detrimental impact on relational depth and attachment, research posits.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 27, 2021 in How To Do Life
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