The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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By Matthew Legge on July 09, 2020 in Are We Done Fighting?
A letter signed by prominent figures criticizing "cancel culture" has caused an explosive debate. Here are some relevant tips for better conflicts.
By Eva M. Krockow Ph.D. on July 09, 2020 in Stretching Theory
Choosing to ignore potentially helpful information—even if unpleasant—seems irrational. So why do many people actively avoid bad news?
By Liam Cross, Ph.D., and Gray Atherton, Ph.D. on July 09, 2020 in Creating Connection
Has quarantine turned you into a crazy cat lady? Has working from home led you to start seeing your dog as a co-worker? Anthropomorphism may explain why.
By Sarah Greenberg, MFT on July 08, 2020 in Life's Work
You can’t “fix” someone’s depression, but you also needn’t underestimate your potential for providing support on their journey.
By Alison Escalante M.D. on July 10, 2020 in Shouldstorm
Kids are vulnerable to long-term effects on mental health from crises, but new research suggests a way to support kids' resilience during coronavirus.
By Lindsay Weisner Psy.D. on July 10, 2020 in The Venn Diagram Life
This is not the time to be silent. This is not the time to let anyone hold you back.
By Sylvia R. Karasu M.D. on July 10, 2020 in The Gravity of Weight
Why do some people volunteer for potentially risky Phase I clinical trials that offer them no therapeutic benefit?
By Christopher Dwyer Ph.D. on July 10, 2020 in Thoughts on Thinking
Though long explanations of critical thinking may be necessary to ensure accuracy and clarity, it's important to try and simplify such explanation for more general understanding.
By Riccardo Dalle Grave M.D. on July 10, 2020 in Eating Disorders: The Facts
Overvaluation of shape and weight has been observed in about 20% patients seeking treatment for obesity and was associated with eating psychopathology, and poorer quality of life
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 10, 2020 in How To Do Life
By Hal Shorey Ph.D. on July 09, 2020 in The Freedom to Change
Friendships can be difficult; Attachment theory can show you how to ask for what you need, know what is reasonable, be a good friend yourself, and, when necessary, let go.
By Elyssa Rice LMFT on July 09, 2020 in Kink Outside the Box
How can the mental health community best serve the kink population? A look into ways we can learn and grow as clinicians.
By L.S. Dugdale, MD on July 09, 2020 in The Lost Art
As we face our own mortality, art has the power to rescue truth and beauty from the catastrophe of history.
By Judy Ho Ph.D., ABPP, ABPdN on July 09, 2020 in Unlock Your True Motivation
Is there a magic formula for happiness? Research suggests that there is a Goldilock's Rule for how much free time it takes for us to feel great about our lives.
By Laura Markham Ph.D. on July 09, 2020 in Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids
You'll almost certainly find that unplugging for some time in nature is as good for you as it is for your child.
By Stephen Sideroff Ph.D. on July 09, 2020 in Path of Optimal Living
You don't have to be stuck with that voice you keep hearing in your head.
By Michelle McQuaid on July 09, 2020 in From Functioning to Flourishing
In this article read about the joy of movement, and the surprising findings about how even small exercises can fuel a sense of connection, courage, and hope.
By Hillary Goldsher PsyD, MBA on July 09, 2020 in Better Relate Than Never
In the wake of COVID-19, how do you talk to your kids about the myriad of feelings they are experiencing or will visit as they slowly resume normal activities?
By Lloyd I Sederer M.D. on July 09, 2020 in Therapy, It’s More Than Just Talk
This is a story about young African emigrés, survivors having fled to France for asylum from their respective country’s tyranny and torture. It is also a story about kindness.
By Kelly Bulkeley Ph.D, on July 09, 2020 in Dreaming in the Digital Age
Our understanding of the vital importance of sleep for human health depends in large part on Dr. Dement's lifetime of research.
By Robyn Koslowitz Ph.D. on July 09, 2020 in Targeted Parenting
Feeling down as a parent? You may not be clinically depressed—you may be experiencing parental burnout.
By Ann Gold Buscho Ph.D. on July 09, 2020 in A Better Divorce
Hoping to get your divorce done fast? There are important reasons why rushing is not a good idea.
By Dale Hartley Ph.D., MBA on July 09, 2020 in Machiavellians: Gulling the Rubes
Going along to get along can minimize conflict and dispel cognitive dissonance. It can also produce dire consequences.
By Nicole Prause Ph.D. on July 09, 2020 in Therapist or Bartender
Why has there been a decades-long fight about what counts as effective mental health care?
By Diane Dreher Ph.D. on July 09, 2020 in Your Personal Renaissance
Three traps people may use to try to control you—and strategies to keep from falling into them.
By Cami Rosso on July 09, 2020 in The Future Brain
A new study demonstrates a machine learning algorithm that predicts aspects of antidepressant efficacy based on brain waves and pretreatment symptoms.
By Kathryn Haydon MSc on July 09, 2020 in Adventures in Divergent Thinking
Have you ever thought deeply about water? How would you describe the taste of water?
By Erin Leyba LCSW, Ph.D. on July 09, 2020 in Joyful Parenting
Has your anxiety spiked during the pandemic? These evidence-based tools can help.
By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on July 09, 2020 in Sleep Newzzz
Here are some things we’ve learned so far about what’s happened to our sleep since lockdown, with some advice about how to put this information to work for your sleep.
By Dorothy Firman Ed.D. LMHC, BCC on July 09, 2020 in Living a Life of Purpose
Waiting for a New Normal may just keep us stuck. Consider a larger view.
By John G. Cottone Ph.D. on July 09, 2020 in The Cube
How did we get to "know nothing?" A discussion of postmodernism, media and conspiracy theories.
By Dona Matthews Ph.D. on July 09, 2020 in Going Beyond Intelligence
No matter your child’s age or race, they’re not too young for you to talk to them about diversity, inclusion, equity, and anti-racism.
By Dan Bates, LMHC, MAML on July 09, 2020 in Mental Health Nerd
Unlock your partner's desire to fulfill your sexual needs through gratitude.
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