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 Wallace B. Mendelson M.D. on October 24, 2020 in Psychiatry, a History
How the understanding of plant alkaloids evolved from ancient times to modern research in therapeutics.
By Wendy L. Patrick, JD, Ph.D. on October 24, 2020 in Why Bad Looks Good
Does your narcissistic ex-partner have a new love interest who is equally self-centered? This might be why.
By Molly Howes Ph.D. on October 23, 2020 in Make It Right
Before accepting an apology, you first have to determine if it is (or isn't) genuine. Looking for these key signs can help.
By Juliana Breines Ph.D. on October 23, 2020 in In Love and War
Certain personality traits are associated with better relationships, career success, and other benefits. But taken too far, these traits can have the reverse effect.
By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on October 24, 2020 in Head of the Class
Stress and tempers regarding politics and the presidential candidates and control of Congress are at an all time high--college students are not immune --many are anxious or worse.
By Nancy Darling Ph.D. on October 24, 2020 in Thinking About Kids
The separation of loved ones is one of the cruelest twists in the current pandemic.
By Neel Burton M.D. on October 24, 2020 in Hide and Seek
There is much more to mental health than mental health.
By Scott Haas Ph.D. on October 24, 2020 in Shrink in the Kitchen
What can Japan teach us about new ways of changing our lives?
By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on October 24, 2020 in Animals and Us
“If my husband and I both had COVID, we would not leave our pets.”
By Jean Kim M.D. on October 24, 2020 in Culture Shrink
Halloween allows people to confront their darkest horrors and their mortality in a festive, communal way. The holiday could be a societal form of mass fear exposure therapy.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on October 24, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
How professional psychology can expand opportunities for students to go beyond traditional health settings.
By Lyrica Fils-Aimé LCSW-R, RPT-S on October 24, 2020 in The Gift of [Anti-Racist] Therapy
CBT and Validation techniques don't always work across racial difference.
By Darcia F. Narvaez Ph.D. on October 24, 2020 in Moral Landscapes
In "How the South Won the Civil War," Heather Cox Richardson provides a history of oligarchy vs democracy that may be the source of the political polarization seen today.
By José Luis Bermúdez, Ph.D. on October 24, 2020 in Frame it Again
Much of what you believe about framing effects is probably wrong.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on October 24, 2020 in Fixing Families
We move in and out of relationships for many reasons, but at their core one of the drivers is our need to heal our past.
By Deborah Rivas-Drake, Ph.D. on October 24, 2020 in American Me, American We
It’s hard to witness others’ milestones while postponing your own.
By Alison Escalante M.D. on October 24, 2020 in Shouldstorm
Postpartum anxiety serves as an important adaptive response and parents should not be shamed for it.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on October 24, 2020 in Fulfillment at Any Age
If envy is getting in the way of your relationships, these 6 quick tricks from the newest approach in psychology will help you this keep this dangerous emotion under wraps.
By Jonathan Stevens, M.D., M.P.H. on October 24, 2020 in Mind Matters from Menninger
A recent change in Texas could make it more difficult for individuals in the LGBTQ+ community to access mental health care.
By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on October 24, 2020 in Wander Woman
When someone cries, do you suggest they come back later or try to make them feel better? Your reactions are harmful, not helpful. These steps will help help build trust and growth.
By Christina M. Grange, Ph.D., Charlie Harris, Ph.D., and Allyse Sturdivant Williams, Ph.D. on October 24, 2020 in For the Souls of Black Folks
How can we best support Black youth in the era of COVID-19? Support for parents is a key ingredient.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on October 24, 2020 in How To Do Life
An underappreciated lifestyle?
By Morgan Marietta Ph.D. on October 23, 2020 in Inconvenient Facts
Perceptions of the Pandemic and Policing
By John Edward Terrell Ph.D. on October 23, 2020 in The Human Animal
Philosophers, theologians, psychologists, and barroom patrons have been arguing since the beginning of time about what makes us special as a species. But how truly unique are we?
By Michael Ungar Ph.D. on October 23, 2020 in Nurturing Resilience
Studies of people who have divorced, become widowed, deployed overseas with the military or recovered from cancer show that 10% of those affected had their mental health improve.
By Kerry Chillemi Prof Doc Psych on October 23, 2020 in Functional Legacy Mindset
The Duality of ADHD - Finding a Path Forward
By Claire Jack Ph.D. on October 23, 2020 in Women with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Do you experience autistic meltdowns? Having strategies in place can help you cope with the fallout.
By Anthony D. Smith LMHC on October 23, 2020 in Up and Running
Road rage is an old topic, but driving is a new endeavor for many teens and their parents. For Teen Driving Safety Week, let's look at stopping bad road habits before they start.
By Lyrica Fils-Aimé LCSW-R, RPT-S on October 23, 2020 in The Gift of [Anti-Racist] Therapy
What can white therapists say and do to provide therapeutic space for Black clients dealing with systems in the United States? Most of our learned techniques do not work.
By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D. on October 23, 2020 in Cutting-Edge Leadership
Are we all "high" on pumpkin spice?
By John-Manuel Andriote on October 23, 2020 in Stonewall Strong
The pandemic is traumatizing everyone. But we can consciously tap into the emotional resources that got us through our earlier traumas to get through this one.
By Laura Betzig Ph.D. on October 23, 2020 in The Political Animal
Mao and his predecessors had hundreds or thousands of sex partners. Other men went without. That's changing now.
By Fletcher Wortmann on October 23, 2020 in Triggered
Trying to force yourself to surrender to sleep is a frustrating and likely fruitless endeavor. There are ways to reclaim your nights from OCD.
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