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By Rupert W Nacoste Ph.D. on July 23, 2019 in A Quiet Revolution
Resistance to hearing the truth about America’s violent history of race has come at me as a professor who teaches the social psychology of intergroup tension.
By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on July 23, 2019 in The Human Beast
Effects of the two main cannabinoids, CBD and THC, are very different. Unfortunately, the legalization debate conflates the two cannabis products.
By Po Chi Wu Ph.D. on July 23, 2019 in Jacob's Staff
Quantum computing is at the leading-edge of innovation. Why is it hard to understand and build on? The challenge of introducing change has inherent paradoxes for innovators.
By Donald Altman on July 23, 2019 in Practical Mindfulness
Is your negativity out of control? Wearing you down? Affecting your life? See how a few simple changes are as good for your health as taking a trip to the spa.
By Eugene Rubin M.D., Ph.D. on July 23, 2019 in Demystifying Psychiatry
Suicide rates in the U.S. have increased about 35 percent since the year 2000. Death rates from unintentional overdoses, however, have increased 450 percent over the same period.
By Elaine Dundon on July 23, 2019 in The Search for Meaning After Age 50
Just because you've saved enough money for retirement doesn’t mean you will find meaning in your later years.
By Scott Haas Ph.D. on July 23, 2019 in Shrink in the Kitchen
Lessons from Japanese culture can help with decision-making.
By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on July 23, 2019 in Brick by Brick
"It is awesome," says Brian “Head” Welch, reflecting on his life as a world-famous musician. "But we are all lost humans."
By Bruce Grierson on July 23, 2019 in The Carpe Diem Project
You won’t read many positive stories about shame. But this is one.
By Cami Rosso on July 23, 2019 in The Future Brain
OpenAI and Microsoft announced a new partnership to bring AI technology to market with the shared emphasis on deploying AI in an ethical, secure, and trustworthy manner.
By David J. Ley Ph.D. on July 23, 2019 in Women Who Stray
Surprising numbers of webcam users report anxiety over their use—but it's not the sex that has them stressed out.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 23, 2019 in How To Do Life
All things considered.
By Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D. on July 22, 2019 in Close Encounters
New research examines why narcissists share their romantic relationships on social media, and whether having a good-looking partner makes a difference.
By Laura Markham Ph.D. on July 22, 2019 in Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids
Every bit of love and patience you extend toward your child makes a huge difference. Your child is giving you an opportunity to help her heal.
By Joe Kort, Ph.D. on July 22, 2019 in Understanding the Erotic Code
Are open marriages just another way of cheating? It's important to understand that consensual non-monogamy is about consent and agreements between partners.
By Madelon Sprengnether on July 22, 2019 in Minding Memory
What does shock-jock Howard Stern have to do with feminist Carol Gilligan?
By Kristen Fuller, M.D. on July 22, 2019 in Happiness Is a State of Mind
Alcohol-induced amnesia, more commonly referred to as “blacking out” occurs when an individual indulges in too much alcohol.
By Jessica Koehler Ph.D. on July 22, 2019 in Beyond School Walls
Does helping your homeschooler learn challenging material stress you out?
By Bill Eddy LCSW, JD on July 22, 2019 in 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life
This article challenges the idea that voters are seething with racial hatred and leaders simply express it. High-conflict leaders activate mild prejudices and teach intense hatred.
By Stephen Camarata Ph.D. on July 22, 2019 in The Intuitive Parent
Will clinical-translational discovery be derailed when targeted by social activism?
By Thomas Henricks Ph.D. on July 22, 2019 in The Pathways of Experience
American practices of hero-identification have changed through the years. At least, that is the argument of historian Daniel Boorstin in his path-breaking book, 'The Image.'
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on July 22, 2019 in Animal Emotions
Persistent tag noise may hijack a dog's sense of hearing. The constant jingling can interfere with their listening to the world in the purest "dog-relevant" ways possible.
By Amanda Rose Ph.D. on July 22, 2019 in Between Us
If you love yourself, will others like you?
By Scott C. Anderson on July 22, 2019 in Mood by Microbe
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal disease with no cure. New research shows that gut microbes play an important role and may help slow disease progression.
By Anderson Spickard Jr., M.D. on July 22, 2019 in The Craving Brain
Addicted individuals routinely use the techniques of minimization and repression to protect themselves from the knowledge that they have lost control.
By Christopher Mruk, Ph.D. on July 22, 2019 in Authentic Self-Esteem and Well-Being
Authentic self-esteem creates a bridge between humanistic and positive psychology.
By Jean Kim M.D. on July 22, 2019 in Culture Shrink
With the 50th lunar landing anniversary, we can reflect on humankind's fascinating relationship with the moon, a psychological symbol of our own existence in many ways.
By Mark L. Ruffalo D.Psa., L.C.S.W. on July 22, 2019 in From Freud to Fluoxetine
What does modern psychiatry tell us about Freud's most famous patient?
By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. on July 22, 2019 in Wicked Deeds
The reality of serial homicide has been hidden from the public because serial killers are presented inaccurately by state officials and the news media.
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