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Mary McNaughton-Cassill Ph.D. on May 31, 2023 in Mental Health Matters
We know that putting all our eggs in one basket is risky. Why do we continue to do so when it comes to planning our vacations?
Cathrine Jansson-Boyd Ph.D. on May 30, 2023 in Consumer Psychology
Consumers want brands to be authentic by taking a stand for something they care about. Businesses need to be aware of this as it can affect how they're perceived.
Sarah Epstein LMFT on May 30, 2023 in Between the Generations
Unhealthy guilt may feel virtuous, but it isn't. Healthy guilt leads to change. Unhealthy guilt leads to more pain.
Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on May 30, 2023 in Canine Corner
A history of early life adversity results in adult dogs that are more fearful and more dependent upon their owners for comfort and emotional support.
Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on May 31, 2023 in Animal Emotions
The landmark book The Vet at Noah's Ark is a celebration of the human-animal bond; if you thought you knew what it's like to be a vet, this book will surely surprise you.
Loriann Oberlin MS, LCPC on May 31, 2023 in The Full Picture
If only wedding registries had skill-building marriage manuals, wedded bliss would be ever after and not just at the altar.
J. Ibeh Agbanyim Ph.D. on May 31, 2023 in Humanizing the World of Work
The way you perceive things determines how you respond to them. Here's how that works with retirement.
Troy Rondinone Ph.D. on May 31, 2023 in The Asylum
Marilyn Monroe continues to fascinate us. Beyond the beauty and the talent, Monroe beckons a deeper look as someone who suffered from mental illness.
Mike Verano LPC, LMFT on May 31, 2023 in Confessions of a Psychological First Responder
A Personal Perspective: Measured by what the disease takes away. Chemo-heart has the ability to replace the losses with the awareness of what is essential in life.
Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D., CSE on May 31, 2023 in The Polyamorists Next Door
Some consensually nonmonogamous relationships, like polygamy, group marriage, polyamory, and relationship anarchy, focus on the group as the center of the relationship.
Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on May 31, 2023 in Life, Refracted
A Personal Perspective: The term "father" has many different meanings. The people who help us grow into the adults we wish to become can be found in many relationships.
Gina Barreca Ph.D. on May 31, 2023 in Snow White Doesn't Live Here Anymore
I do poorly on the Self-Compassion Scale, which makes me just terrible about myself.
Fern Schumer Chapman on May 31, 2023 in Brothers, Sisters, Strangers
Undiagnosed autism limits the emotional connection of adult relationships in the family; it could be a hidden cause of troubled relationships.
Mary Allen on May 31, 2023 in Adventures in Healing
A Personal Perspective: How to be human one night's sleep at a time.
Hospital, Health, and Addiction Workers Group on May 30, 2023 in Psychological Trauma, Coping, and Resilience
Your fixation on following the news, almost all disturbing, can affect mental health. Learn how to stay informed while decreasing your anxiety.
John Charles Simon on May 30, 2023 in Laughter and Humor 101
A comprehensive theory to explain why we laugh must provide a meaningful account of its origins. Can we learn about its meaning or purpose by studying our great ape cousins?
Melissa Gerson LCSW on May 30, 2023 in The Road to Recovery
This "College Readiness Guide" assists those recovering from eating disorders in establishing readiness for college transition.
Rubin Khoddam Ph.D. on May 30, 2023 in The Addiction Connection
Learn how the compassionate guidance of addiction counseling can help individuals embark on a transformative journey toward recovery and rediscover a life of meaning.
Temma Ehrenfeld on May 30, 2023 in Open Gently
Learn why you're overspending and enjoy life more with less stuff and debt.
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Ingo Zettler Ph.D. on May 30, 2023 in Individual Differences
Who is healthier? A recent meta-analysis links the HEXACO basic personality dimensions to health outcomes in the domains of mental health, health behavior, and physical health.
Dee Stern Psy.D. on May 30, 2023 in Navigating Grief and Loss
Enjoy your walk, but don’t be so quick to approach a dog or allow your child to without recognizing the signals.
Robert N. Kraft Ph.D. on May 30, 2023 in Defining Memories
Some fans of Taylor Swift report having “post-concert amnesia,” but what’s really happening with these fans?
Brian A. Kinnaird Ph.D. on May 30, 2023 in The Hero in You
The end of a police career marks a new chapter in the lives of police veterans. Find out how transition stress can disrupt a healthy adaptation.
Amy Morin on May 30, 2023 in What Mentally Strong People Don't Do
It's not that you either have confidence or don't. It's something you can proactively build.
Sam Louie MA, LMHC on May 30, 2023 in Minority Report
A Personal Perspective: The phrase "daddy issues" tends to conjure images of insecure women. But "daddy issues" can also include men and their relationships with their fathers.
Randi Gunther Ph.D. on May 30, 2023 in Rediscovering Love
There's an assumption that true love can only be between two people at one time.
Bruce Feiler on May 30, 2023 in The Nonlinear Life
To find out what to do next, start by looking back. Here are five questions you can ask yourself to discover what makes you happy.
Joe Kort, Ph.D. on May 30, 2023 in Understanding the Erotic Code
Disenfranchised grief is a deeply felt loss over someone or something not immediately relatable to others who minimize and downplay it.
Daniel R. Stalder Ph.D. on May 30, 2023 in Bias Fundamentals
A new study using the Implicit Association Test (IAT) claims White people see Black people as less human, but critics of the IAT provide reasons to doubt that conclusion.
Anthony D. Smith LMHC on May 30, 2023 in Up and Running
Hallucinations usually evoke ideas of voices and visions, but they span the five senses and beyond.
Steven Stosny, Ph.D. on May 30, 2023 in Anger in the Age of Entitlement
The perception of neediness is mostly habit, running on autopilot. The formation of new habits can replace undesired ones.
Robyne Hanley-Dafoe Ed.D. on May 30, 2023 in Everyday Resilience
The story we tell ourselves about our stress matters.
Charles Harper Webb Ph.D. on May 30, 2023 in Drawing the Curtains Back
A Personal Perspective: The difference between judging and being judgmental is empathy.