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By Joseph E LeDoux Ph.D. on November 11, 2019 in I Got a Mind to Tell You
Emotions are personal. They are about something that is happening to YOU.
By Jade Wu Ph.D. on November 11, 2019 in The Savvy Psychologist
Even if you have the best intentions, helping someone with anxiety can be touchy. Here are four things you’ll want to avoid saying or doing.
By Melissa Burkley Ph.D. on November 11, 2019 in The Social Thinker
Writers often listen to music to boost their creativity, but new research shows this trick may backfire.
By Holly Parker, Ph.D. on November 10, 2019 in Your Future Self
It's tempting to think that bogus news stories would be obvious to us. Yet research points to the sorry truth that we’re not quite as perceptive as we’d like to believe.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on November 12, 2019 in How To Do Life
A thought experiment that can help us live more wisely.
By Kirsten Bradbury Ph.D. on November 11, 2019 in Breathing Room
Can you dedicate a few minutes a day to your own mental health? Self-care for clinicians and other stressed professionals begins with slowing down for some deep breaths.
By Shaili Jain M.D. on November 11, 2019 in The Aftermath of Trauma
I can tell, from the look on my patient’s face, that I am the last person he wants to see. Unfortunately, he has little choice.
By Kenneth Vail, Ph.D. on November 11, 2019 in Tree of Life
Conventional wisdom tell us that there are “no atheists in foxholes.” But new research makes us ask: Is that really true?
By Laura Markham Ph.D. on November 11, 2019 in Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids
Punishing a child who hits doesn't stop the hitting. It just increases the child's fear, making future hitting more likely.
By Robyn Koslowitz Ph.D. on November 11, 2019 in Targeted Parenting
Anxious? Try sleep. New research shows a direct causal link between restricted deep sleep and anxiety. Parents, take note.
By Marilyn A. Mendoza Ph.D. on November 11, 2019 in Understanding Grief
Here's what you may experience when you are a caregiver to a loved one.
By Isadora Alman MFT, CST on November 11, 2019 in Sex & Sociability
The fact that sex can be boring comes as astonishing to some and as a statement of all too familiar hopelessness to others.
By David Geary Ph.D. on November 11, 2019 in Male, Female
Why are there more men in STEM fields?
By Josephine Ensign DrPH on November 11, 2019 in Catching Homelessness
Our homeless veterans face high rates of PTSD and suicide risk. These are some resources and ways to help support them.
By Odelya Gertel Kraybill Ph.D. on November 11, 2019 in Expressive Trauma Integration
A new study published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry asserts the efficacy of anti-inflammatories in treating major depression.
By Ann Gold Buscho Ph.D. on November 11, 2019 in A Better Divorce
While divorce is always painful, divorcing police officers and other emergency responders brings up unique considerations, especially if there is PTSD involved.
By Diane Roberts Stoler Ed.D. on November 11, 2019 in The Resilient Brain
Did you know veterans face many challenges transitioning back to civilian life and many never regain the quality of life they once knew? They deserve better. We can help.
By Robyn Fivush Ph.D. on November 11, 2019 in The Stories of Our Lives
If your children only knew one or two stories about your life, what stories would you want those to be and why?
By Melanie Katzman Ph.D. on November 11, 2019 in Connect First
Successful business deals require a contract. Delivering and receiving honest feedback requires a psychological contract – a stated agreement about boundaries. Here's how to do it.
By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D. on November 11, 2019 in Suffer the Children
Instead of rushing to Ritalin, parents can try these no-risk non-drug treatments for ADHD kids.
By Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D. on November 11, 2019 in Boomers 3.0
The blurring of the lines of age could prove to be baby boomers’ most enduring contribution to society as we enter a new age of cultural “agelessness.”
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on November 11, 2019 in Social Instincts
New research explores the personality types that respond best to confusion.
By Dan Bates, LMHC, MAML on November 11, 2019 in Mental Health Nerd
Many don't know how to stand up for ourselves without attacking or folding to the demands of others. Find the healthy middle ground by being assertive.
By Kathleen Smith Ph.D. on November 11, 2019 in Everything Isn't Terrible
Do you get annoyed with friends or family who never initiate contact? Keeping score in relationship can distract you from working on your own maturity.
By Suzanne Gelb Ph.D., J.D. on November 11, 2019 in All Grown Up
Navigating a break-up with someone and hoping to be “just friends” afterward? An expert offers insight... and hope in part 2 of a 4-part series.
By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on November 11, 2019 in Your Wise Brain
Remind yourself how it's in your own best interest to admit fault and move on. It takes a strong person to admit fault, and it puts us in a stronger position with others.
By Jason Tougaw on November 11, 2019 in The Elusive Brain
Machado's canny insight is that she doesn't overestimate empathy. She uses formal experimentation to extend it into moral and political territory.
By Joshua Spodek, Ph.D., MBA on November 11, 2019 in Leadership and the Environment
Part Two: If you don't love acting on the environment and still feel guilt and shame, this perspective may change your mind.
By Gary L. Wenk Ph.D. on November 11, 2019 in Your Brain on Food
Why should anyone expect that marijuana would affect cortical thickness? The answer is related to the potential influence cannabis has on brain development and growth.
By Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D. on November 11, 2019 in Brain and Behavior
Gut organisms impact the ability to extinguish fear
By Nancy Colier LCSW, Rev. on November 11, 2019 in Inviting a Monkey to Tea
Have you forgotten the value of your own company?
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on November 11, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
When getting to know someone, you might have heard that “flattery will get you everywhere.” But responses to flattery might determine where you want to go with the relationship.
By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on November 11, 2019 in Addiction in Society
Women tell different truths, ones that cause us to revise our standard wisdom. How do we learn from them?
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