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By Juliana Breines Ph.D. on December 06, 2019 in In Love and War
It’s natural to want to be happier. But research suggests that the things we do to increase our happiness don’t always work the way we hope they will.
By Elizabeth Dorrance Hall Ph.D. on December 06, 2019 in Conscious Communication
Five research-based strategies for helping marginalized members of your family feel included.
By Scott A. McGreal MSc. on December 06, 2019 in Unique—Like Everybody Else
People high in Machiavellian traits enjoy campaigning for political office more than other people, while those with psychopathic traits find campaigning unappealing.
By David S. Chester Ph.D. on December 05, 2019 in The Harm Done
How can we study harmful behaviors without actually hurting anyone?
By Brian King Ph.D. on December 06, 2019 in Taking It Easy
Feeling in control, even when you have no control.
By Kristen Lee Ed.D., LICSW on December 06, 2019 in Rethink Your Way to the Good Life
Final exams are notorious for stress and mental health overwhelm. Here's what you can do to stay resilient and make it to the finish line.
By Society Of Professional Investigators on December 06, 2019 in The Investigators’ Forum
A tough NYPD Detective recalls an incident that we can all learn from this Holiday Season. Just before charging into a riot, he gets a visit he will never forget
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on December 06, 2019 in Lifetime Connections
The behaviors we use to say "Hands off my partner!" can inflict costs or provide benefits. If a partner chooses to use hurtful strategies, you may need to rethink the relationship.
By Nathan Michaels, Ph.D. on December 06, 2019 in Myelin Matters
New research into the role of myelin in schizophrenia could improve treatment.
By Christine Fonseca MS on December 06, 2019 in Parenting for a New Generation
Does your child appear anxious and worried? Do you wonder about social anxiety disorder? Here are things to look for and what you can do to help your child.
By Michael Alcee Ph.D. on December 06, 2019 in Live Life Creatively
Wish you could make sense of the noise of anxiety and depression? Music has the answers.
By Morgan Marietta Ph.D. on December 06, 2019 in Inconvenient Facts
The epidemic of overconfidence in politics
By Renee Engeln Ph.D. on December 06, 2019 in Beauty Sick
A new study suggests that showing how "fake" Instagram photos can be might improve women's body image.
By Meredith Atwood on December 06, 2019 in The Doctor of Nonsense
The numbers in our lives don't prove anything.
By Gil Greengross Ph.D. on December 06, 2019 in Humor Sapiens
How do healthy and unhealthy humor styles relate to your personality?
By Jennifer Guttman Psy.D. on December 06, 2019 in Sustainable Life Satisfaction
6 ways to thwart feelings of loneliness and isolation during the holidays and end the year on a high note.
By David S. Chester Ph.D. on December 06, 2019 in The Harm Done
Why do some psychopaths get ahead in life? It may be because of a brain advantage that allows them to control their impulses.
By Christopher Bergland on December 06, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Curtailing chronic inflammation is key to improving mental health, reducing disease, and increasing longevity, according to a new review by scientists from around the world.
By Robert C. Ciampi LCSW on December 06, 2019 in When to Call a Therapist
Are you headed down the path to burnout?
By Nicole Nicotera, Ph.D., and Julie Anne Laser-Maira, Ph.D. on December 06, 2019 in Innovating for Resiliency
Are you seeking well-being?
By Jonathan N. Stea Ph.D., R. Psych on December 06, 2019 in Writing With Integrity
If you practice what is described in this article, your life might improve.
By Beverly D. Flaxington on December 06, 2019 in Understand Other People
What if this year you could give yourself a very special personal gift? It’s the gift of peace.
By Gad Saad Ph.D. on December 06, 2019 in Homo Consumericus
Just around the corner might lie your soulmate.
By Liesel Sharabi Ph.D. on December 06, 2019 in Dating in the Digital Age
Everything you wanted to know about textual relationships.
By Guy Winch Ph.D. on December 06, 2019 in The Squeaky Wheel
Video games are evolving, as are the platforms on which they're played. Now, research is examining the circumstances under which they can benefit our emotional health.
By Wendy L. Patrick, JD, Ph.D. on December 06, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
Why does blowing your diet have to involve overindulgence? Is there a way to restrain yourself responsibly? Research has some answers.
By Blake Griffin Edwards LMFT on December 06, 2019 in Progress Notes
Therapists have many competing priorities in our age of innovation and managed care. We must narrow our focus. Here is how.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on December 06, 2019 in Evidence-Based Living
There is credible evidence that givers experience benefits from their acts of charity.
By Christopher Dwyer Ph.D. on December 06, 2019 in Thoughts on Thinking
If we take the time to identify the goals and values we wish to achieve in life, we create both meaning for ourselves and legacies that allow us to live on.
By Emily T. Troscianko on December 06, 2019 in A Hunger Artist
Are your philosophical views relevant to your recovery? If you believe free will doesn’t exist, might you be more or less likely to get better?
By Robert Dawson Ph.D. on December 06, 2019 in In Spite of Yourself
Moving from self-conscious to other-conscious is an art form. Doing it is the path to resilience and happiness.
By Francois Grosjean Ph.D. on December 06, 2019 in Life as a Bilingual
Over the course of my life, I have become a mosaic of four cultures. I now have the challenge of keeping them alive within me.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on December 06, 2019 in How To Do Life
A self-assessment: For you, do the benefits outweigh the liabilities?
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