Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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By Gail F. Melson Ph.D. on April 21, 2018 in Why the Wild Things Are
The health benefits of pet ownership have been touted widely. However, a new study points to selection factors that question this conclusion.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on April 21, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Making a great first impression is a sure-fire way to get others to trust you. New research on people high in the Dark Tetrad traits shows why they fail when meeting new people.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on April 21, 2018 in Talking Apes
Feelings of déjà vu and premonition seem spooky, but when we understand the common tricks our memory plays on us, there’s nothing unusual about these experiences.
By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on April 20, 2018 in Pop Psych
The world seems less fair to the unattractive and poor.
By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on April 22, 2018 in In Practice
Overthinkers tend to be too hesitant in making decisions. Fast decisions can be just as likely to have good outcomes as decisions you agonize about.
By Naveed Saleh M.D., M.S. on April 21, 2018 in The Red-Light District
For eons, bees have intrigued and inspired people from all walks of life. Learn more about these fascinating creatures.
By Linda and Charlie Bloom on April 21, 2018 in Stronger at the Broken Places
“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakens.” - Carl Jung
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on April 21, 2018 in Fixing Families
Quitting -- be it a job, relationship or personal goal -- is rarely easy. Guidelines on how to do it right
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on April 21, 2018 in Animal Emotions
Dogs' noses are amazing works of art. Two recent books discuss this fascinating organ and a new study shows scent enrichment reduces stress (activity and barking) in shelter dogs.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on April 21, 2018 in Why Bad Looks Good
Research indicates that in love, we extend the benefit of the doubt to those closest to us. Ironically, even in the face of information that could jeopardize the relationship.
By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on April 21, 2018 in Addiction in Society
We would rather opioid users die than to consider sensible ways to allow people to take drugs.
By Thomas Henricks Ph.D. on April 21, 2018 in The Pathways of Experience
Caring for others is a fundamental aspect of the human condition. But this society does little to support the expression of that commitment. Indeed, it discourages it.
By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on April 21, 2018 in Head of the Class
Are students ready for their next academic year? Working ahead will not only save time later, it will increase their chances for success.
By Robert Enright Ph.D. on April 21, 2018 in The Forgiving Life
Forgiveness can set people free. Not ready to forgive? Do not become imprisoned by harshly judging yourself as not morally virtuous. It is time to explore this issue.
By Neighborhood Psychiatry on April 21, 2018 in Psychiatry for the People
Are you spiritual, but not religious? Depending on your practice, research suggests you may be at greater risk for depression.
By Travis Langley Ph.D. on April 21, 2018 in Beyond Heroes and Villains
One group can be perceived as a single unit or plural individuals. DC and Marvel superhero teams have classically show such a top-down vs. bottom-up distinction in group identity.
By Jeffrey Bernstein Ph.D. on April 20, 2018 in Liking the Child You Love
Men continually tell me that they feel weak when admitting their fears to their intimate partners. Tragically, men tend to unhealthily express their anxieties through anger.
By Shainna Ali Ph.D., LMHC on April 20, 2018 in A Modern Mentality
Understanding the tragic loss of the electronic music pioneer may warrant a mental health consideration.
By Arash Emamzadeh on April 20, 2018 in Finding a New Home
Prejudiced Immigration policies are unfair but they are not hurting anybody. Or are they? New research shows the many ways that biased policies impact migrant mental health.
By Dean Sherzai, M.D., Ph.D. Ayesha Sherzai M.D. on April 20, 2018 in Ravaged Minds
Preventing cognitive decline.
By Judith Eve Lipton M.D. on April 20, 2018 in Peace and War
#MeToo has had tremendous consequences, in our hearts and minds as well as society. I am allergic to bullying and sexism, and this is difficult for my friends and family. And you?
By John P Forsyth Ph.D. on April 20, 2018 in Peace of Mind
You may not be able to control anxiety, but you can learn not to let it control you.
By Julie Linker Ph.D. on April 20, 2018 in The Resilient Teen
Giving a sense of control and stability in a difficult time.
By Roberta Satow Ph.D. on April 20, 2018 in Life After 50
Can compulsive humor be a defense against anxiety and pain?
By Susan Albers Psy.D. on April 20, 2018 in Comfort Cravings
Here are 6 ideas for parents to help teens stop their mindless snacking and choose healthier snacks after school. Avoid the eye-rolls with these simple tips.
By Katherine Bouton on April 20, 2018 in What I Hear
You don't have to be old to have hearing loss. Let's debunk that dangerous stereotype.
By Chuck Schaeffer Ph.D. on April 20, 2018 in Psychlopedia
Are you missing the red flags of a sleep disorder? Learning these signs can give you back restorative, restful sleep.
By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on April 20, 2018 in Brick by Brick
"We’re always working – whether it’s in the band or making money to invest in the band."
By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on April 20, 2018 in Motivate!
Based on how he spends his time and dedicates his effort, Paul McCartney is powerful role model. These five behaviors distinguish him from many other performers.
By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on April 20, 2018 in Memory Medic
Got kids or grandkids in school? Are you in school or college? This post is for you.
By Temma Ehrenfeld on April 20, 2018 in Open Gently
Here's what we know (and what we don't).
By Jill P. Weber Ph.D. on April 20, 2018 in Having Sex, Wanting Intimacy
Approximately 40 to 50 percent of married couples divorce, and the rate for second and third marriages is even higher. Here are 5 steps to smarter romantic coupling.
By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on April 20, 2018 in Moral Landscapes
Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois took her 10-day-old baby, Maile, into the Senate chamber. Is that progress?
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