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By Ira Hyman Ph.D. on September 24, 2018 in Mental Mishaps
Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court nominee, has been accused of sexual assault. The alleged assault occurred in high school. How reliable is memory after 35 years?
By David Ludden Ph.D. on September 24, 2018 in Talking Apes
Relationships are happiest when you make efforts to meet your partner’s needs, trusting they’ll meet yours in return.
By Tara Well Ph.D. on September 23, 2018 in The Clarity
The connections between narcissism, mirrors, self-focus, and physical attractiveness are complex—and surprising.
By Ralph Lewis M.D. on September 23, 2018 in Finding Purpose
Without the existence of extreme traits, we would have gone extinct as a species a long time ago. Many mental disorders are the inevitable result of genetic diversity.
By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on September 24, 2018 in The Power of Prime
Self-reliance means children having the cognitive, emotional, behavioral, interpersonal, and practical skills required to "survive in the wild."
By Michael A. Ellis DO on September 24, 2018 in Caring for Autism
Are you are parent with difficulty coping with autism? Here's how to find peace.
By Dianne Grande Ph.D. on September 24, 2018 in In It Together
Are you aware of what your tone of voice and facial expression signal to others?
By Amy Morin on September 24, 2018 in What Mentally Strong People Don't Do
These beliefs make it impossible to be happy even when good things happen.
By Susan B. Winston LMFT on September 24, 2018 in Shift Happens
Do you have one foot out the door of your relationship? Is couples' therapy the answer to your plight or the band aid that will never stick? Just what should your therapist do?
By Jennifer Raikes on September 24, 2018 in Hands Up
Is your hair stylist or skin care provider in the dark about your BFRB? For your next salon visit, take these three steps.
By Frank J. Ninivaggi M.D., F.A.P.A. on September 24, 2018 in Envy This!
The Royal Path is Patanjali’s Yoga protocol devised two-thousand years ago targeting body, mind, and spiritual refinement. Even then, Mindfulness was a central concern.
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on September 24, 2018 in All About Addiction
Liver disease has long been linked with "alcoholism." But what if it doesn't take decades of heavy drinking to bring on lasting liver damage? Could your drinking put you at risk?
By Deborah Reber on September 24, 2018 in Differently Wired
When we're trying to help our differently wired child foster healthier habits, boost lagging skills, or adopt more positive outlooks, we’re looking at years, not weeks or months.
By Bobby Azarian Ph.D. on September 24, 2018 in Mind In The Machine
Racism is a complex and persistent bias, but we are beginning to understand the phenomenon on a psychological and neural level.
By Jason Tougaw on September 24, 2018 in The Elusive Brain
I feel most people take their senses for granted and think they already know everything about them, we rarely appreciate their complexity.
By Karen L. Blair Ph.D. on September 24, 2018 in Inclusive Insight
Recent research explains that prejudice towards transgender individuals may, in part, be due to having one's own identity heavily invested in the gender binary.
By Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin, Ph.D. on September 24, 2018 in Life, Death, and the Self
New research challenges common stereotypes about Black male sexuality.
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on September 24, 2018 in Lifetime Connections
The shape of communication and connection may shift with technology, but the shape and substance of healthy friendships reflects a half dozen key rules.
By Mark Bertin M.D. on September 24, 2018 in Child Development Central
Too often, 504 plans (academic supports) look good on paper, but don't take into account the fact that many teens with ADHD don't fully see how ADHD is impacting them.
By Bence Nanay Ph.D. on September 24, 2018 in Psychology Tomorrow
We are all human chameleons
By Glenn Sullivan Ph.D. on September 24, 2018 in Acquainted with the Night
When people do the unimaginable, we too often seek simple explanations.
By Mark Sherman Ph.D. on September 24, 2018 in Real Men Don't Write Blogs
American feminism has, unfortunately, often had the unintended consequence of perpetuating racism -- particularly as it affects black boys and men.
By Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D. on September 24, 2018 in Making Change
When you become aware of unconscious motivations, you might find that you are acting on emotional “truths” that are making you unhappy. Learning to see them can help you turn your
By Utpal Dholakia Ph.D. on September 24, 2018 in The Science Behind Behavior
Treat financial challenges as a chronic condition. Pay sustained attention, make steady progress, form habits, revise your targets, & bounce back from setbacks.
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on September 24, 2018 in Shadow Boxing
Some killers offer to tell all, once caught, but even when they seem forthcoming, they're probably keeping some secrets.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 24, 2018 in How To Do Life
Staying abreast efficiently.
By Diana Raab PhD on September 23, 2018 in The Empowerment Diary
Are you wondering why so many people are unhappy? Perhaps part of it has to do with their increased digital connection. Studies have shown that disconnecting may lead to happiness.
By Jameson Hirsch, Ph.D. on September 23, 2018 in Applied Resilience
Everyday life seem not-so-everyday? Applying resiliency can boost health and well-being.
By Stephen Sideroff Ph.D. on September 23, 2018 in Path of Optimal Living
Do you shy away from new learning experiences? You may need some psychological space
By Sarah Hunter Murray Ph.D. on September 23, 2018 in Myths of Desire
When you've been in a longer-than-normal sexual dry spell, having sex again can feel nerve-wrecking. These tips can make things a little easier.
By Bernard J. Luskin, Ed.D., LMFT on September 23, 2018 in The Media Psychology Effect
Social media neologisms assimilate into our language, sharpening human communication. The field of Media Psychology tracks and shares our evolving language.
By Beverly Engel L.M.F.T. on September 23, 2018 in The Compassion Chronicles
Most cases of sexual assault go unreported. Why is this?
By Jeremy Nicholson M.S.W., Ph.D. on September 23, 2018 in The Attraction Doctor
What costs prevent partners from enjoying sex? How can you make sex more rewarding and satisfying? Research has the answers.
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