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By Mark Travers Ph.D. on November 25, 2020 in Social Instincts
Psychologists are working hard to understand COVID-19. Here's what they know so far, and how it can help you cope.
By Ralph Lewis M.D. on November 25, 2020 in Finding Purpose
Despite popular belief that religion is the main source of morality, there is a large, well-established body of knowledge about the fully natural origins of the human moral sense.
By Matt Johnson Ph.D. on November 24, 2020 in Mind, Brain, and Value
There is one aspect of book-buying that e-commerce can't touch: the psychology of the bookstore experience. Can it save bookstores?
By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D. on November 24, 2020 in In the Name of Love
Self-disclosure is important in romantic relationships, but should it include one’s sexual history?
By Kimberly Key on November 25, 2020 in Counseling Keys
While the people in your life may be gone (or maybe they are right there with you), you can increase feelings of emotional security through cherished routines and traditions.
By Gregg Levoy on November 25, 2020 in Passion!
The passion and love-blindness of new relationships needs to be balanced with reality. Here's how to help speed up the infatuation-to-love equation in new romance.
By Goali Saedi Bocci Ph.D. on November 25, 2020 in Millennial Media
Too much time to sit and ruminate? Sometimes shifting your focus to learning something new can go a long ways in saving your sanity.
By Bernard D. Beitman M.D. on November 25, 2020 in Connecting with Coincidence
Beginning with Jung, a few psychotherapists are recognizing that meaningful coincidences can be considered psychotherapeutic interventions. Here's data to support this idea.
By Diane Gleim LMFT, CST, CST-S on November 25, 2020 in Underneath the Sheets
Do you think sex "just happens"? It's a stunningly common belief a lot of people have...that is incorrect. Read on to learn more.
By David Braucher Ph.D. on November 25, 2020 in Life Smarts
The 2020 election can be seen as a referendum on the leader who makes each of us feel safe.
By Alexandra H. Solomon Ph.D. on November 25, 2020 in Loving Bravely
Couples often struggle to figure out when, whether, and how porn fits into their relationship. A couples therapist offers perspective and guidance on this tender topic.
By Mickey A. Feher on November 25, 2020 in On Purpose
The definition of extremism is much broader than we think. It is simply when you believe that your beliefs/map is the only right and true map of reality.
By Richard E. Cytowic M.D. on November 25, 2020 in The Fallible Mind
Those eager for a relationship can work themselves into an all-or-nothing frame of mind. They'd do better to learn the art of flirtation. The beauty of it is that it leads nowhere.
By Joseph A. Buckhalt Ph.D. on November 25, 2020 in Child Sleep, From ZZZ's to A's
School options pose challenges for students and families.
By Scott T Allison Ph.D. on November 25, 2020 in Why We Need Heroes
Good storytelling doesn't merely entertain us. It conveys wisdom and truth about life.
By Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D., CSE on November 25, 2020 in The Polyamorists Next Door
This blog explains the research behind unicorns and connects critical thinking with people defining their own identities.
By Jessica Pierce Ph.D. on November 25, 2020 in All Dogs Go to Heaven
Like any other physical or emotional crutch that we use to respond to craving, acquiring a pet may only exacerbate our feelings of dis-ease.
By Gabrielle Ferrara LSW on November 25, 2020 in Therapist Who Sees a Therapist
Looking for a new way to stay connected with friends and family this holiday season? Your family is about to drop the best mix-tape (collaborative playlist) of 2020.
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on November 25, 2020 in All About Addiction
Anonymity was put in place to protect Alcoholics Anonymous from the slip-ups of its members and to give those members safety nearly 100 years ago. It's time to change the approach.
By Mardoche Sidor, M.D. and Karen Dubin-McKnight, Ph.D., LCSW on November 25, 2020 in Pain, Loss, and Suffering
The Fundamentals, just like these forces of nature, are just there. They neither bother anyone, respect anyone, nor do they play favorites.
By Loren Soeiro, Ph.D. ABPP on November 25, 2020 in I Hear You
Is it hard to stop yourself from constantly checking the news? Do you stay up late swiping through arguments on social media? Here's how to make healthier decisions online.
By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on November 25, 2020 in Insight Is 20/20
Can you save a relationship at the very end, after years of disconnection or conflicts? If so, there is only one possible way.
By Eva M. Krockow Ph.D. on November 25, 2020 in Stretching Theory
Is it possible to improve doctors' treatment choices? Group-based decision making may offer a novel way of boosting tricky medical judgments.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on November 25, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
7 virtues grown out of the midst of suffering due to COVID.
By Audrey Sherman Ph.D. on November 25, 2020 in Dysfunction Interrupted
Are you building your life blueprint? Don't let this cognitive distortion lead the way.
By Marc Lener MD on November 25, 2020 in A Biopsychosocial Solution
Emerging themes from population-based studies on stress during the pandemic.
By Emily T. Troscianko on November 25, 2020 in A Hunger Artist
I propose a set of interlinked questions designed to disrupt dissonance reduction patterns and create possibilities for behavior change to eliminate—not just reduce—dissonance.
By Michele M. Tugade Ph.D. on November 25, 2020 in Everyday Resilience
How can you feel gratitude in trying times? Noticing the little things can have a big effect.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on November 25, 2020 in Animal Emotions
Who we choose to wear is an ethical choice and we don't have to don animals. Globally fur-farming animals and the violence to which they're exposed aren't disappearing fast enough.
By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on November 25, 2020 in Brick by Brick
When confronted with stereotypes and stigma, we have to be careful. We need to protect ourselves so we can experience our own true feelings and connect with our authentic selves.
By Ilan Kelman Ph.D. on November 25, 2020 in Disaster By Choice
Geopolitical relations between Norway and Russia do not seem to be influenced much by disaster-related activities for and around the Svalbard archipelago.
By Susan Heitler Ph.D. on November 25, 2020 in Resolution, Not Conflict
Finding therapists who know how to help alienated children can be a nightmare.
By William Van Gordon, Ph.D. on November 25, 2020 in Contemplative Psychology
While the brain gives us the impression that things are happening in the present, we only ever perceive the past.
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