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 Kasley Killam, MPH on August 06, 2020 in Social Health
Our loneliness problem has generated a lot of attention—and a lot of misconceptions. Here’s what the research tells us.
By Riccardo Dalle Grave M.D. on August 06, 2020 in Eating Disorders: The Facts
Feeling fat is an experience reported by many people, but its intensity and frequency appear to be far greater among those with eating disorders.
By Ralph Lewis M.D. on August 06, 2020 in Finding Purpose
Our sense of ‘Self’ is an illusion constructed by evolution, and our perceptions are like a form of virtual reality. So how can we really know what’s out there?
By Alison Jane Martingano Ph.D. on August 06, 2020 in What Do You Mean?
By allowing VR technology to do the work for us, we may be putting some of our own empathy skills at risk.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 06, 2020 in Animal Emotions
An interview with psychologist turned climate warrior, Margaret Klein Salamon, who helps us face the painful truths of the climate emergency and turn despair into effective action.
By Mark Matousek on August 06, 2020 in The Seekers Forum
Mirabai Bush is one of the masterminds behind Google's self-awareness program, Search Inside Yourself. Here she talks about using spiritual principles to weather hard times.
By Christopher Lynch Ph.D. on August 06, 2020 in Autism and Anxiety
Can autistic persons experience chronic pain? Absolutely yes! Here are some reasons why.
By Mark B. Borg, Jr, Ph.D., Grant H. Brenner, MD, & Daniel Berry, RN, MHA on August 06, 2020 in Relationship Sanity
Maintaining protective emotional isolation is hard when we are cooped-up together. Quarantine is forcing some couples to make it work, or throw in the towel.
By David Evans on August 06, 2020 in Can’t We All Just Get Along?
Does your political party give people a distorted opinion about your beliefs?
By Bryan E. Robinson Ph.D. on August 06, 2020 in The Right Mindset
Life is full of setbacks, but taking these 10 actions after a smackdown can help you spring back.
By Jean Kim M.D. on August 06, 2020 in Culture Shrink
The 75th Anniversary of the Hiroshima Bombing is a time of measured reflection on the capacity for human trauma and human grace.
By Beverly D. Flaxington on August 06, 2020 in Understand Other People
Your mind is often underutilized because you aren’t focusing it on the right things, aren’t feeding it correctly and aren’t using it the way nature intended it to be used.
By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on August 06, 2020 in The Human Beast
As gender becomes less important in the economy scientists grapple with the implications of real gender differences in how the brain receives, information.
By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on August 06, 2020 in Memory Medic
Lesson 7: Different learning tasks benefit from analysis of how to approach the task. Check out this four-step process.
By Wilma Koutstaal Ph.D. on August 06, 2020 in Our Innovating Minds
Forgetting or unlearning to promote positive change
By Scott Haas Ph.D. on August 06, 2020 in Shrink in the Kitchen
Empathy is a way to adapt.
By Carol Landau Ph.D. on August 06, 2020 in Mood Prep 101
Then came the coronavirus.
By Jonathan Avery, MD, and Joseph Avery, JD, MA on August 06, 2020 in Substance Use, Stigma, and Society
Teen substance use is an increasingly alarming problem, but an innovative schooling paradigm might just stem the tide.
By Nootralize - Cognitive Enhancement on August 06, 2020 in Experience Engineering
A total of 2,420 participants had their nervousness tested, and 12 nootropics were assessed for reducing nervousness. Here are five evidence-supported nootropics for nervousness reduction.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on August 06, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
COVID-19 has greatly impacted the life and livelihood of urban refugees, making them more vulnerable. These are three main factors contributing to their need and how to help.
By Karl Pillemer Ph.D. on August 06, 2020 in Lessons for Loving
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's estrangement from the royal family is puzzling to many. However, research on the causes of estrangement suggests one powerful factor.
By Laura Choate Ed.D., LPC on August 06, 2020 in Girls, Women, and Wellness
Why is TikTok so appealing to teens and tweens? And how can parents promote more balanced ways of using the app?
By Michael F. Kay on August 06, 2020 in Financial Life Focus
We all want to control our wealth. But, let’s get real—you cannot control the markets, let alone the performance of a stock.
By Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT on August 06, 2020 in Arts and Health
Japan marks the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing today. Images recall the horrors of survivors, 75 years later.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on August 06, 2020 in Canine Corner
Why do rewards allow us to successfully train dogs? New data shows that a simple genetically prewired cognitive strategy in dogs makes rewards effective training aids.
By Zoe Weil M.A., M.T.S on August 06, 2020 in Becoming a Solutionary
Why it's so important for white people to learn about racism
By Patrick McElwaine Psy.D. on August 06, 2020 in Stigma, Addiction, and Mental Health
If I had a magic wand, how many of you would wish your diagnosis could disappear? Most patients would raise their hand.
By Christopher Bergland on August 06, 2020 in The Athlete's Way
A new study identifies a single molecule that can either activate or repress inflammatory responses. The researchers describe this dichotomy as a "yin and yang type of existence."
By Dorothy Suskind Ph.D. on August 06, 2020 in Bully-Wise
Part 2: What do you do when you have a crisis of conscience at work? How to make the world a little better by speaking out for justice.
By Thomas Henricks Ph.D. on August 06, 2020 in The Pathways of Experience
The challenge of the moment is to understand that the well-being of any single person intersects with the well-being of all.
By Elesa Zehndorfer Ph.D. on August 06, 2020 in Political Animals and Animal Spirits
Part 1: In an unstable political era, the work of anti-hate group Life After Hate has never been more urgent.
By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on August 06, 2020 in Animals and Us
A new study examines the "caretaker burden" associated with loving and living with dogs and cats who have serious behavior problems.
By Peg Streep on August 06, 2020 in Tech Support
Women who grew up with verbally abusive mothers (and fathers) often find themselves being verbally abused in adult relationships. Are they magnets or is it something else?
A new study suggests that adverse childhood experiences such as trauma and abuse could have deleterious effects well into adulthood.
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