Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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By David Ludden Ph.D. on March 01, 2021 in Talking Apes
New research exposes the abysmal state of sex education in the United States, leading many emerging adults to learn about sex from porn instead.
By Jen Kim on March 01, 2021 in Valley Girl With a Brain
Are we taught to be vindictive or is it inherently in our DNA? The answer may surprise you.
By Cory Clark Ph.D. on February 28, 2021 in The AntiSocial Psychologist
Liberals might prioritize equality of outcomes, whereas conservatives might prioritize equality of treatment
By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on February 28, 2021 in Out of the Darkness
Why do we like safety and yet feel drawn to challenge and danger? Because we have an impulse to grow and challenges help us to grow. This is 'voluntary post-traumatic growth.'
By Ian Jenkins M.D. on March 01, 2021 in For Better or for Worse
The legal struggles behind the first polyamorous family to be recognized as the legal parents of a child.
By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D. on March 01, 2021 in Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life
When I asked the brilliant UBC psychologist Mark Schaller to describe a research finding that changed the way we think about human nature, his answer surprised me.
By Lynn Margolies Ph.D. on March 01, 2021 in Therapy Insider
Do you wonder why you're drawn to certain types? Or somehow find yourself in an unwanted dynamic you didn't intend? Some insight can help you be more conscious about who you pick.
By Eric R. Maisel Ph.D. on March 01, 2021 in Rethinking Mental Health
Want to learn what creativity experts recommend about the creative life?
By Liz Matheis Ph.D. on March 01, 2021 in Special Matters
Helping our children get through remote learning.
By John Nosta on March 01, 2021 in The Digital Self
Is it the tech or the human touch? Here's a company that's proving it's both.
By Lise Deguire Psy.D. on March 01, 2021 in Rising to Resilience
Trying to stay connected to people who hold different political beliefs? It is difficult right now, but here are some pointers.
By Zoe Weil M.A., M.T.S on March 01, 2021 in Becoming a Solutionary
With limited hours in a day, and in a world where information about virtually anything is readily available, what essential knowledge and skills should students acquire in school?
By Lyrica Fils-Aimé LCSW-R, RPT-S on March 01, 2021 in The Gift of [Anti-Racist] Therapy
Collective meetings feed our spirit and even warn us when we are in need of restoration or active growth.
By Kathleen R. Bogart Ph.D. on March 01, 2021 in Disability is Diversity
During Facial Palsy Awareness Week, learn about expressive diversity from a professor with facial paralysis.
By Larry Stybel on March 01, 2021 in Platform for Success
You describe yourself as a rational, cautious leader, but the research says you are wrong.
By Arash Javanbakht M.D. on March 01, 2021 in The Many Faces of Anxiety and Trauma
The neuroscience of how regular exercise changes biology of our brain against depression and anxiety, and practical ways of including physical activity in our busy life schedule.
By William L. Mace Ph.D. on March 01, 2021 in Campus Confidential: Coping with College
How the social determinants of physical and mental health are increasingly affecting our lives.
By Matt Albert Ed.D. on March 01, 2021 in Big Picture Parenting
The isolation caused by the pandemic has led to more imaginative (and sometimes odd) behaviors. It can be both worrisome and hilarious.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on March 01, 2021 in Hope + Resilience
Doing big things in the world sometimes starts with doing something small.
By Mark L. Ruffalo D.Psa., L.C.S.W. on March 01, 2021 in From Freud to Fluoxetine
Best known for his bestselling 1993 book Listening to Prozac, Peter D. Kramer, M.D., offers his thoughts on depression, the placebo debate, and his own career.
By Dylan Selterman Ph.D. on March 01, 2021 in The Resistance Hypothesis
If we want to get more people to accept the COVID-19 vaccine, we need to shift the rhetoric about it.
By Dawn Kingston Ph.D. on March 01, 2021 in The Pregnant Pause
For 40 percent of women, prenatal depression and anxiety carry on through postpartum and well into the early childhood period.
By Jane Greer Ph.D. on March 01, 2021 in Shrink Wrap
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently told the world that they are thrilled to be expecting baby number two, who will join big brother Archie.
By Mickey A. Feher on March 01, 2021 in On Purpose
Mindset is a tricky phenomenon. It is often like being on autopilot but without awareness of the program.
By Sherry Gaba LCSW on March 01, 2021 in Addiction and Recovery
Generally, positivity is considered a good thing. However, there are situations where always looking for the positive creates a potentially negative and dangerous scenario.
By Claire Jack Ph.D. on March 01, 2021 in Women with Autism Spectrum Disorder
"I love you" is one of the most meaningful phrases in human language. But narcissists can use these words purely for their own gain, leaving you confused and manipulated.
By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on March 01, 2021 in Your Wise Brain
Appreciate the value of forgiveness. Ask yourself: What does my grievance, my resentment, cost me? Cost others I care about? What would it be like to lay those burdens down?
By Tchiki Davis, Ph.D. on March 01, 2021 in Click Here for Happiness
Need a more creative way to think through your goals? Making a vision board may help.
By Riccardo Dalle Grave M.D. on March 01, 2021 in Eating Disorders: The Facts
CBT-E designed both for adults and adolescents of all eating disorders has the potential to overcome some issues that plague conventional eating disorder services
By Alex Pattakos Ph.D. on March 01, 2021 in The Meaningful Life
Is your glass half empty or half full?
By Marisa T. Cohen Ph.D., CPLC on March 01, 2021 in Finding Love: The Scientific Take
Money has been shown to impact a relationship at all stages, and as such, finances should be carefully considered at the outset.
Grudges give us permission to become victims – and enjoy all the perks that come along with it.
By Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D. on March 01, 2021 in Why Bad Looks Good
Quarantining with family was challenging. But how about for people living alone? Researchers share some interesting observations.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on March 01, 2021 in Animal Emotions
Peter Li offers new on-the-ground perspectives of animal agriculture, bear farming, zoos, and the trade and consumption of exotic wildlife, dog meat, and other products in China.
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