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By Marc Wittmann Ph.D. on April 06, 2020 in Sense of Time
The fight against boredom: find a meaningful activity, a project with a future-oriented goal.
By Utpal Dholakia Ph.D. on April 06, 2020 in The Science Behind Behavior
You should know the distinction between consonant and dissonant impulses. Many buying impulses are dissonant: They conflict with our values and short- and long-term goals.
By David Ludden Ph.D. on April 06, 2020 in Talking Apes
New research shows that even when Alzheimer’s patients have lost all autobiographical memories, their personality remains intact.
By Karl Pillemer Ph.D. on April 05, 2020 in Lessons for Loving
Some families are overcoming long-standing estrangements in the wake of the virus. Research shows that this outcome is not surprising.
By Theodore L. Caputi MPH on April 06, 2020 in Behavioral Health Matters
Use this time to build empathy towards those who face chronic loneliness, and learn how you can help.
By David Ropeik on April 06, 2020 in How Risky Is It, Really?
The death toll from COVID-19 is about to rise with frightening speed. Hard as it is against that fearful count, we need to bear in mind the positives we can find.
By Lauren Florko Ph.D. on April 06, 2020 in People, Planet, Profits
Burnt out from work? Find out what could help you recover.
By Justin J Lehmiller Ph.D. on April 06, 2020 in The Myths of Sex
The same factors that increase sexual desire in some people can drive it way down in others.
By Linda and Charlie Bloom on April 06, 2020 in Stronger at the Broken Places
It’s hard to admit the awful things we do and say and don’t do and don’t say that cause harm to those we love...
By Judith J. Wurtman Ph.D. on April 06, 2020 in The Antidepressant Diet
The Surgeon General advised that going to the store for groceries may not be ideal during the upcoming weeks. Are you acclimating to these changes?
By Erin Leyba LCSW, Ph.D. on April 06, 2020 in Joyful Parenting
These evidence-based steps prevent couples from experiencing detrimental conflicts, taking their difficult feelings out on each other, or drifting apart during the pandemic.
By Caroline Kamau Ph.D. on April 06, 2020 in The Science of Mental Health
Wearing a clean, well-fitting face mask can reduce the probability of breathing in infected air, and (if you have coronavirus) reduce the probability of infecting others.
By Alana Siegel Psy.D. on April 06, 2020 in Traumatized
How can sharing in a trauma with your patient impact the therapist?
By Arthur J. Clark Ed.D. on April 06, 2020 in Dawn of Memories
Grasping the meaning of early recollections from multiple empathy perspectives.
By Benjamin Hardy Ph.D. on April 06, 2020 in Quantum Leaps
“There is no such thing as a pure extrovert or a pure introvert. Such a man would be in the lunatic asylum." —Carl Jung
By Joe Kort, Ph.D. on April 06, 2020 in Understanding the Erotic Code
Erotic empathy is where you validate and include the unique experience of your partner in front of you as a sexual being.
By John Nosta on April 06, 2020 in The Digital Self
More than ever, the role of mass surveillance is being raised as a social good and as a clinical necessity. But sound decisions may be compromised by the emotion of the day.
By George S. Everly, Jr. PhD, ABPP, FACLP on April 06, 2020 in When Disaster Strikes: Inside Disaster Psychology
Whether we like it or not, the pandemic will change everything. But lessons from the past can help us adjust to a new future.
By Jim Taylor Ph.D. on April 06, 2020 in The Power of Prime
In what way, shape, or form could the COVID-19 crisis be seen as a personal growth opportunity? At first blush, you would probably say, “Absolutely no way!”
By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on April 06, 2020 in Science of Choice
Knowing that time is finite encourages us to ask how we are using our time.
By Peg O'Connor Ph.D. on April 06, 2020 in Philosophy Stirred, Not Shaken
Alcohol, guns, distress, and despondency are a lethal combination anytime but especially in a pandemic.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on April 06, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
New findings evaluate social capital and sleep quality because of COVID-19. In fact, because of your social capital, you might just be sleeping better at night.
By Jonathan N. Stea Ph.D., R. Psych on April 06, 2020 in Writing With Integrity
The next time that you hear someone say, “Science doesn’t have all of the answers,” you might want to question exactly what they mean.
By Bryan E. Robinson Ph.D. on April 06, 2020 in The Right Mindset
In times of peril, like COVID-19, digging deeper into your inner resources and harnessing the adversity can fuel your resilience and boost personal growth and quality of life.
By Chris Gilbert, M.D., Ph.D. on April 06, 2020 in Heal the Mind to Heal the Body
What a little village in Italy did to successfully fight against coronavirus COVID-19 and how applying those lessons could save thousands of American lives
By Wendy L. Patrick, JD, Ph.D. on April 06, 2020 in Why Bad Looks Good
With extra time on your hands and a lot on your mind, it is easy to overindulge, particularly if you are well-stocked. Research suggests why we give in.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on April 06, 2020 in Canine Corner
A new survey of more than 1000 veterinarians finds that some dog breeds are much more sensitive to pain than others.
By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on April 06, 2020 in Your Wise Brain
In health sciences there is a fundamental model that states that how you feel and function is based on just three factors: your load, personal vulnerabilities, and your resources.
By Kristin Meekhof on April 06, 2020 in A Widow's Guide to Healing
Unsure of how to speak to yourself in these uncertain times? Here are some helpful things to say
By Sherry Hamby Ph.D. on April 06, 2020 in The Web of Violence
Many of us are seeking ways to relax and soothe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yoga is a great way to reduce anxiety and stress.
By American Psychoanalytic Association on April 06, 2020 in Psychoanalysis Unplugged
Everyone is having a tough time right now, but childhood experiences can influence influencing your emotional response.
By Steven C. Hayes Ph.D. on April 06, 2020 in Get Out of Your Mind
Staying at home can have a severe impact on our mental well-being. Here's what these impacts are, and how you can deal with them.
By Margaret McCarthy Ph.D. on April 06, 2020 in SexX Matters
Everybody is watching Tiger King, but many are missing the fascinating story of how men and women are motivated differently by a desire to be near big cats.
By Jeff Thompson Ph.D. on April 06, 2020 in Beyond Words
Lack of sleep is not a badge of honor to wear. Sleep is something we all need and all deserve it. Learn some practical, science-backed tips to help you get a good night's tonight.
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