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By Ainsley Hawthorn Ph.D. on September 23, 2020 in The Sensory Revolution
Scans show that the toes of "extreme foot users" are mapped individually in the brain, like fingers.
By Alfie Kohn on September 23, 2020 in The Homework Myth
There's a substantial cost to students, and perhaps especially to working-class students, of our extreme ideology of individualism.
By Ilanit Gordon Ph.D. on September 22, 2020 in The Biology of Bonding
Research helps explain the special bond we form with charismatic leaders like Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
By Wayne Jonas M.D. on September 22, 2020 in How Healing Works
Finding the right approach to manage chronic pain can be a frustrating process. I urge people to be patient and to refuse to allow anyone to dismiss their pain.
By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on September 23, 2020 in Compassion Matters
Missing people or parts of your life on a lasting level can increase your stress, grief, and depression. Here, I share three practices to help you cope with your missing feelings.
By Robyn Koslowitz Ph.D. on September 23, 2020 in Targeted Parenting
New research shows that high emotional intelligence can actually spark child abuse. Here's why, and what to do about it.
By Cassandra Vieten Ph.D. on September 23, 2020 in Consciousness Matters
Five ways to get your body moving this fall and boost your mental health.
By Tom Bunn L.C.S.W. on September 23, 2020 in Conquer Fear Of Flying
Inhibit up-regulation with oxytocin-producing memory links, and activate down-regulation with links to a calming friend's face, voice, and touch.
By J. Richard Gentry Ph.D. on September 23, 2020 in Raising Readers, Writers, and Spellers
Cognitive psychologists are among those leading a powerful revolution in reading education based on science. This is a call to action to save all struggling readers.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 23, 2020 in How To Do Life
Many people pay a price for excessive attention to appearance.
By Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. on September 23, 2020 in Presence of Mind
Psychological research explains how companion animals, like cats and dogs, can prevent and reduce the effects of pandemic stress.
By Justin Kompf on September 23, 2020 in A Practical Approach to Addressing Barriers to Physical Activity
Changing behavior can be an unstable process; you should expect relapses into old behaviors. Find out what to do when this happens.
By Nancy Ancowitz on September 23, 2020 in Self-Promotion for Introverts
Let’s address some of the most common fears about virtual public speaking.
By Bryan E. Robinson Ph.D. on September 23, 2020 in The Right Mindset
A new study reveals the causes of helicopter parenting and the psychological damage and consequences for both parents and kids.
By Hilary Jacobs Hendel LCSW on September 23, 2020 in Emotion as Information
Depression can heal when it's caused by anger that has been stuck on the body. But how do we safely release it?
By Joseph Mazur Ph.D. on September 23, 2020 in The Speed of Life
Why do we sense the speed of time differently for different events and experiences?
By Sarah Greenberg, MFT on September 23, 2020 in Life's Work
You're trying hard to help others grow and develop. Why isn't it working? You may be missing one of these critical ingredients for effective support.
By Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D. on September 23, 2020 in Psychology Yesterday
It is the pursuing of one’s passions and the taking on of challenges that represents the “secret formula” to being a successful person.
By David Ropeik on September 23, 2020 in How Risky Is It, Really?
New evidence suggests that worry over risks to our kids may lead us to do more harm to them through the ways we try to protect them.
By Ahron Friedberg M.D. on September 23, 2020 in Resilience
How do we teach our children well?
By Sarah A. Benton MS, LMHC, LPC, AADC on September 23, 2020 in The High-Functioning Alcoholic
There is a cumulative impact that can lead to an increase in stress that builds up over time.
By Temma Ehrenfeld on September 23, 2020 in Open Gently
The fatigue after Covid-19 may be related to the virus, an auto-immune issue or brain strike.
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on September 23, 2020 in Evolution of the Self
If you’re plagued by regret, it’s time to delve into whatever anxiety, guilt, or shame most likely underlies such misgivings.
By Maureen Healy on September 23, 2020 in Creative Development
Does your child have a small window of comfort? If so, find out why you need to widen it.
By Society Of Professional Investigators on September 23, 2020 in The Investigators’ Forum
When you are warned that you have only one shot to get it right, what goes through your mind and body? Private Investigator Matthew Spaier relates just such an incident
By Tchiki Davis, Ph.D. on September 23, 2020 in Click Here for Happiness
Discover the one thing that can increase happiness easiest, and learn 4 ways to do it.
By Eileen Garvin on September 23, 2020 in Sister on the Edge of Autism
As the season of isolation stretched into summer, I wanted to reassure my neighbors that isolation wasn’t the worst thing. After all, we introverts do this by choice all the time.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on September 23, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
Understanding PTSD in the context of the pandemic, and how resilience can be cultivated at multiple levels.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on September 23, 2020 in Darwin's Subterranean World
Ancestral tools such as spears helped our ancestors with protection. While most of us don't carry spears around these days, we carry something even more powerful: cell phones.
By Jennifer Kunst Ph.D. on September 23, 2020 in A Headshrinker's Guide to the Galaxy
Do you want to manage life's challenges more effectively? Here is some practical guidance to strengthen your sense of being capable.
By Michael S. Fenster M.D., FACC, FSCA&I, PEMBA on September 23, 2020 in You Are What You Eat
The truth about stocks, broths, and bone broths.
By Ari Tuckman PsyD, CST on September 23, 2020 in Sex Matters
Sex can be a great way to get your partner's help, but you need to do it right.
By Loren Soeiro, Ph.D. ABPP on September 23, 2020 in I Hear You
Are you stressed out by conflicts with others, or by the notion of today's divided America? Learning to see another person's point of view can often help to broaden your own.
By Christopher Badcock Ph.D. on September 23, 2020 in The Imprinted Brain
The current crisis shows how DNA–that of a virus–can radically affect society in a similar way to that proposed by the imprinted brain theory.
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