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By Scott Barry Kaufman on August 15, 2022 in Beautiful Minds
A new study found a surprising link between the highly-sensitive personality and hypersensitive narcissism.
By Ahron Friedberg M.D. on August 14, 2022 in Resilience
Your happiness first and foremost depends on you.
By Thomas Rutledge Ph.D. on August 14, 2022 in The Healthy Journey
If you dread Mondays, a simple change in your sleep routine may turn your worst day of the week into your best.
By Nir Eyal on August 13, 2022 in Automatic You
We treat people better or worse because of how they make us feel, and our feelings are highly influenced by our "priors."
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on August 15, 2022 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
One goal of parenting adolescents is teaching them to accept increasing responsibility that must ultimately support future independence.
By Hal McDonald Ph.D. on August 15, 2022 in Time Travelling with Apollo
New research shows that, contrary to conventional wisdom, people are seen as more likable if they talk more than the other person in a conversation.
By Richard Brouillette, LCSW on August 15, 2022 in Flipping Out
If sulking is a go-to emotional response in your life and you feel deprived of attention from loved ones, you may have what's known as an emotional deprivation schema. But it's possible to change.
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on August 15, 2022 in Living Single
People who have positive beliefs about aging live 7.5 years longer than those with negative beliefs. Is the same true for having positive beliefs about being single?
By Jonathan Avery, MD, and Joseph Avery, JD, MA on August 15, 2022 in Substance Use, Stigma, and Society
Medical training institutions should guide their trainees to identify and seek support when mental health difficulties or substance use risk arises.
By Andy Tix Ph.D. on August 15, 2022 in The Pursuit of Peace
Is your view of the town in which you live bleak? Is it tough to stay connected with family and friends who live far away? Is it hard to be grateful? A simple practice can help.
By Carol A. Lambert, MSW on August 15, 2022 in Mind Games
Curiosity is important to look for in dating and an intimate partner for greater success.
By John Charles Simon on August 15, 2022 in Laughter and Humor 101
With what appear to be positive appraisals, sarcasm and satire are, to informed audiences, yet another means of drawing attention to perceived vulnerabilities.
By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on August 15, 2022 in Motivate!
Being ignored by others feels patronizing, condescending, and downright rude. Here’s how to recognize and correct this obnoxious behavior.
By Gail Gross Ph.D., Ed.D., M.Ed. on August 15, 2022 in Strategies for Living
Can something new be born out of the seed of love that once existed?
By Daniel S. Lobel Ph.D. on August 14, 2022 in My Side of the Couch
Is your relationship nearing the breaking point? Try changing a few basic beliefs.
By Michael Ascher, M.D., and Lauren Ascher, J.D. on August 14, 2022 in Celebrating ADHD
Do you have ADHD and feel like you are always swimming upstream? Understanding yourself, prioritizing self-care, and focusing on your strengths can bring you more ease.
By Ronald E. Riggio Ph.D. on August 14, 2022 in Cutting-Edge Leadership
Understanding the meaning and functions of human touch.
By Kaytee Gillis, LCSW-BACS on August 14, 2022 in Invisible Bruises
When used to describe every person who acts in ways that we dislike, the word 'narcissist' is losing its true meaning.
By Andy Lopata on August 14, 2022 in Connected Leadership
Do you split your business and personal life and adopt a different professional persona? And should you bring a little more of yourself to your job?
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on August 14, 2022 in Social Instincts
A psychologist offers advice on how to overcome frequent bad dreams.
By Erin Leonard Ph.D. on August 14, 2022 in Peaceful Parenting
A narcissist mistakes control for closeness. He or she may gain emotional control of a partner using three manipulations: idealizing/devaluing, emotional abandonment, and guilt.
By Amanda Ann Gregory, LCPC on August 14, 2022 in Simplifying Complex Trauma
Are you a developmental trauma survivor? Here are 10 ways that your relationships may be impacted.
By Eran Halperin Ph.D. on August 14, 2022 in The Psychology of Intergroup Conflict and Reconciliation
The COVID-19 pandemic is dramatically affecting the relations between groups. Our new study conducted in the Korean Peninsula shows how counterintuitive these effects may be.
By Jeffrey Bernstein Ph.D. on August 14, 2022 in Liking the Child You Love
No one plans on getting dumped yet when it happens it can feel devastating and not make sense. If you regularly do these three behaviors, your relationship will likely be doomed.
By Valerie Fridland Ph.D. on August 14, 2022 in Language in the Wild
What principles help make for successful conversations and how do conversational rules help us understand what others mean?
By James R Langabeer PhD, EdD on August 13, 2022 in How to Make Better Choices
Looking for Better Results? Here’s How to Re-conceptualize Your Decision Schema
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on August 13, 2022 in Fixing Families
Many couples find talking difficult. As a result, problems go unsolved, and there is often a lack of emotional intimacy and shared loneliness.
By Ronald E. Riggio Ph.D. on August 13, 2022 in Cutting-Edge Leadership
What are the eight types of love?
By Camille Preston Ph.D. on August 13, 2022 in Mental Health in the Workplace
As hybrid schooling and work become the norm, it is time to rethink the parameters of the village that it takes to raise a child.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on August 13, 2022 in Social Instincts
Should you chase happiness? A psychologist breaks it down.
By Gregg McBride on August 13, 2022 in The Weight-ing Game
A Personal Perspective: Sometimes, the connection we feel to certain celebrities is so strong that when they pass, it can be cathartic to allow for our own version of grieving.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 13, 2022 in Animal Emotions
A landmark 1990 essay raises important questions about the mindset underlying the on-going production of dog breeds for human desires, rather than for a dog's quality of life.
By Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D. on August 13, 2022 in Why Bad Looks Good
Neighborhood watch works when neighbors are watching. It takes a community to prevent crime.
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