A loving relationship can be an oasis in uncertain times, but nurturing it requires attention, honesty, openness, vulnerability, and gratitude.
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By David J. Ley Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in Women Who Stray
Childhood trauma creates wounds and scars. But it may also create pathways that lead to the development of empathy.
By Juliane Bräuer Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in Smarter Than You Think
Humans often believe our dogs feel guilt, jealousy, and a range of other emotions—but are we just projecting?
By Gary W. Lewandowski Jr. Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in The Psychology of Relationships
No one wants to pick the wrong partner, but some people may be especially prone to it. New research show how falling in love too easily can lead to bad decisions.
By Lily Bailey on September 17, 2020 in Because We Are Bad
How "secret" compulsions can fly under the diagnostic radar.
By Sarah M. Coyne on September 18, 2020 in The Right Media Mindset
Here's how science can help navigate the Neflix controversy.
By Christopher Bergland on September 18, 2020 in The Athlete's Way
Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep helps the developing brain in unique ways up until about the age of 2-and-a-half. As we get older, the role of dream sleep continues to evolve.
By Camille S. Johnson Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in It's All Relative
Don't believe the hype. You can feel okay, even in the midst of 2020.
By Alison Jane Martingano Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in What Do You Mean?
Some teaching activities are actually better suited to online methods, whereas others require in-person instruction. Design your syllabus to get the best of both worlds.
By David Rettew M.D. on September 18, 2020 in ABCs of Child Psychiatry
Some say our mental health system is too forceful, other’s say it’s too passive. Is there a middle ground for all?
By Elyssa Rice LMFT on September 18, 2020 in Kink Outside the Box
What happens when you look beyond the rumors about the kink community? The consequences may be more life- altering than you think.
By Bryan E. Robinson Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in The Right Mindset
Why failure is your friend and how you can harness it to achieve a successful outcome.
By Lea Lis MD on September 18, 2020 in The Shameless Psychiatrist
The pandemic may be especially difficult for girls, who are hard-wired to be social from birth.
By Azadeh Aalai Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in The First Impression
Recently published survey regarding knowledge of the Holocaust reveals disturbingly low knowledge among younger adults.
By Diane Gleim LMFT, CST, CST-S on September 18, 2020 in Underneath the Sheets
Did you see the news last week? Pope Francis made a sex-positive statement about sex and pleasure. Here are this sex therapist's thoughts about it.
By Nancy J. Kislin, LCSW, MFT on September 18, 2020 in Family and Trauma
How a phone scam triggered a childhood trauma.
By Leonard J. Marcus, Ph.D., and Eric J. McNulty on September 18, 2020 in How to Lead When It Matters Most
Leaders in crisis and change are well-served by systematically and intentionally accumulating knowledge. The failure to do creates blind spots that can hinder effectiveness.
By Gail Golden MBA, Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in Curating Your Life
Times are stressful. One of my clients expressed new feelings of daily strain. We found out that the way he took breaks was negatively affecting his life.
By Rami Gabriel Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in Me, the Self, and I
Digital life is both the utopic ease of access and a dystopic gobbler of time, virally infecting our relations to each other.
By Michael F Steger Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in The Meaning in Life
We all want better friendships, romance, and social lives. Could meaning be the answer?
By Jane Adams Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in Between the Lines
When was the last time your adult children really talked to you?
By Nathan H. Lents, Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in Beastly Behavior
The field of evolutionary psychology is still young and controversial. Two scientists are helping it mature through a database for easy access to the strongest research.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
Here are some strategies for cultivating resilience during the pandemic.
By Shauna H Springer Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in Free-Range Psychology
After an attempted suicide by a patient, good clinicians often grapple with a range of difficult emotions and mentally anguishing questions.
By Greg O'Brien on September 18, 2020 in On Pluto
While my thoughts may be a bolus of contradictions, the handle of life today is burning with inconsistencies.
By Caroline Leavitt on September 18, 2020 in Runs in the Family
How can I stop being haunted for something terrible I did when I was fourteen?
By Kevin Dorst, Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in Reasonably Polarized
There are three distinct senses in which the United States has become increasingly "polarized."
By Claire Jack Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in Women with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Narcissistic rage is extreme, intense, and completely unjustified to anyone except the narcissist themselves. What should you do if you're on the receiving end of narcissistic rage?
By Gary L. Wenk Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in Your Brain on Food
A chemical found in chocolate that is also made by your brain gets metabolized too quickly due to a simple gene mutation, leading to uncontrollable anger and aggression.
By Claire Lerner LCSW-C on September 18, 2020 in Zero to Six
Highly sensitive children tend to be more fearful and cautious. They rely heavily on predictability and resist anything new. Staying in their comfort zone is a coping mechanism.
By John G. Cottone Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in The Cube
The Technological Revolution has enabled women to compete equally with men in most careers, leading to a gender tug-of-war over whose rules, expectations, and norms should prevail.
By Eric R. Maisel Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in Rethinking Mental Health
Whatever you want to get accomplished, whether that's writing your screenplay or getting ready for your gallery show, nothing helps more than mastering daily practice.
By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in Black Belt Brain
You and I can enhance our capabilities when we imagine Batman over our shoulders telling us “you can do it.” Or maybe “you will do it—or else.”
By Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc on September 18, 2020 in Inner Source
What can work to both balance your mood and support your immunity?
By Alex Dimitriu M.D. on September 18, 2020 in Psychiatry and Sleep
How much sleep is needed each day for maximum performance and overall good health?
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