Life provides turning points of many kinds, but the most powerful of all may be character-revealing moments.
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By Richard Smith Ph.D. on July 16, 2018 in Joy and Pain
Selfish, intensely ambitious people will feel keen, guilt-free schadenfreude as they see competitors suffer.
By Gary L. Wenk Ph.D. on July 15, 2018 in Your Brain on Food
Thirty states and the District of Columbia have made medical marijuana available. The evidence collected from these states may finally provide answers.
By Viorica Marian Ph.D. on July 13, 2018 in Language and Mind
You are what you speak. Research reveals that how you feel and behave may change depending on what language you are using.
By Ilene Strauss Cohen Ph.D. on July 13, 2018 in Your Emotional Meter
When we urgently aim to please other people, we’re seeking approval of self from outside sources.
By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., ABPP on July 16, 2018 in Do the Right Thing
We can all do our part to be more mindful to lower frustration and anger out there as well as model good behavior. It really matters. Can you help?
By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on July 16, 2018 in One Among Many
Harvard professors between Drs. Pangloss and Strangelove. Are we mistaking prosperity for misery?
By Paul Thagard Ph.D. on July 16, 2018 in Hot Thought
Philosophy that builds on science can help people to see that life can remain meaningful and morally valuable, even in the face of grief.
By Utpal Dholakia Ph.D. on July 16, 2018 in The Science Behind Behavior
Bragging is the most efficient way to convey a positive image to our constantly expanding social circles.
By Robert Enright Ph.D. on July 16, 2018 in The Forgiving Life
Too often, people are living in the present with the weight of the past inside of them. It not only is unproductive to let this happen but also you can be freed to thrive.
By Jason Tougaw on July 16, 2018 in The Elusive Brain
My book comes from the point of view of someone who lives this – not a therapist or researcher, but someone inside the experience. Someone on the team.
By Kevin Bennett on July 16, 2018 in Modern Minds
Here is one thing you can do to get a narcissist to feel empathy. Research shows that narcissists are capable of humanitarian kindness if it is presented in a specific way.
By Naveed Saleh M.D., M.S. on July 16, 2018 in The Red-Light District
Although gaming disorder is controversial, some experts have weighed in with proposed signs.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on July 16, 2018 in ExperiMentations
Are we turning the corner on sexual harassment? New research on insecurity and status extends our understanding of what spawns sexual harassment.
By Andrew Adesman M.D. on July 15, 2018 in Building Strong Families
Grandparents raising their grandchildren need to make major mindset changes/paradigm shifts to be successful and happy.
By Arash Emamzadeh on July 15, 2018 in Finding a New Home
What results in good parenting? Parental characteristics? Children’s? A study of nearly 1,000 twins points to a few different factors.
By Harriet Lerner Ph.D. on July 15, 2018 in The Dance of Connection
There is no quick fix to moving on from emotional pain and regrets of the past. But taking one of these two steps will help.
By Jennifer Verdolin Ph.D. on July 15, 2018 in Wild Connections
Uncertainty poses a problem for us and other species when it comes to making important decisions, but a few tried and true strategies can mitigate risks and maximize rewards.
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on July 15, 2018 in Living Single
For the past 3 years, people from around the world have discussing every aspect of single life (except dating) online at the Community of Single People.
By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on July 15, 2018 in Head of the Class
Why is assessment in psychology education important? It is much deeper than just taking quizzes and tests.
By Joe Navarro M.A. on July 15, 2018 in Spycatcher
Nonverbal communications is useful in many areas, but when it comes to detecting deception, it is time to be honest.
By Jennifer Haupt on July 15, 2018 in One True Thing
Here's how I stopped seeing myself as a victim of an abusive therapist--and learned to trust myself more.
By Julia Moeller Ph.D. on July 15, 2018 in Passion 101
What if the bully is a teacher? Why schools and universities struggle with abusive leadership, and what to do about it.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on July 15, 2018 in Fixing Families
Baby-steps: We often struggle solving core problems because of our expectations are too large, too high. Tips for successfully baby-stepping through our most common problems.
By Robert C. Smith M.D. on July 15, 2018 in Patient Zero
Medicine—Today’s Headless Horseman
By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on July 15, 2018 in Feeling Our Way
Some forms of psychopathology are usefully considered as problematic framings of time horizons.
By Elizabeth Young on July 15, 2018 in Adaptations
On July 4th, I don’t fly my flag because I am ashamed of the President’s language, behavior, and policy. And then I learn to embrace my patriotism as a political act.
By Kristen Fuller, M.D. on July 15, 2018 in Happiness Is a State of Mind
“It is so hard to find hiking pants that fit in the rear end and thigh areas … not all women hikers are tiny and fit! … We need clothes for all shapes/sizes.” –Allie Elder
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on July 15, 2018 in Lifetime Connections
In a world that is over-scheduled and electronic communications keep us over-connected, giving yourself a break from the work world can pay dividends more valuable than a bonus.
By Gordana Biernat on July 15, 2018 in The Essence of Consciousness
‘Heaven’ and ‘hell’ are states of awareness in the NOW, not ‘places’ we find ourselves in after we die. It is a matter of conscious choice of thoughts, emotions and beliefs, NOW.
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on July 15, 2018 in Shadow Boxing
A memoir from one of the founder's of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit shows psychological analysis in early cases.
By James J. Sexton Esq. on July 14, 2018 in If You’re In My Office, It’s Already Too Late
After watching hundreds of marriages end because of cheating this Manhattan divorce lawyer has a suggestion: Embrace the appeal and cheat on your spouse...with your spouse!
By Mirsad Serdarevic Ph.D. on July 14, 2018 in Sound as a Bell
If football teams are brains then their midfield players are their prefrontal cortex – making decisions, solving problems, andcontrolling stress response.
By Tina Gilbertson LPC, BC-TMH on July 14, 2018 in Constructive Wallowing
Unlike depression, simple unhappiness requires a different response. Here’s what to do if you’re unhappy in your relationship.
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