The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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By Anderson Spickard Jr., M.D. on August 13, 2020 in The Craving Brain
At the time, I was confident she hadn’t sustained any long-term damage to her vital organs. Today, I wonder if she didn’t damage her most vital one.
By Gary W. Lewandowski Jr. Ph.D. on August 13, 2020 in The Psychology of Relationships
Ending an engagement is a big decision. What leads people to do it, and what steps can you take to avoid a similar turn of events?
By Jonathan Stevens, M.D., M.P.H. on August 13, 2020 in Mind Matters from Menninger
An unstructured and unscheduled day may cause COVID-related insomnia at night. Here are some steps for returning to normal.
By L.S. Dugdale, MD on August 12, 2020 in The Lost Art
Meditation on a 16th-century masterpiece was once prescribed to the sick. Maybe it’s time to bring this practice into the present.
By Timothy Carey Ph.D. on August 14, 2020 in In Control
Whether we like it or not, help, if it is to be experienced as helpful, can only be defined by the one being helped, not the one providing the help.
By Kathryn Gordon Ph.D. on August 14, 2020 in Out of the Ivory Tower
A report by the CDC shows high rates of suicidal thoughts during the pandemic. You can cope by soothing emotional pain, connecting with others, and increasing safety.
By Arash Emamzadeh on August 14, 2020 in Finding a New Home
Do people’s sex determine the mate characteristics they prefer (e.g., women wanting rich, resourceful men)? Or are these differences overrated? New research provides answers.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 14, 2020 in How To Do Life
An underappreciated tool for coping.
By Naomi Weinshenker M.D. on August 13, 2020 in The Doctor Is Out (and About)
I had to choose: either shutter my psychiatry practice or see patients virtually. The rewards of my choice surprised me, but do they outweigh the negatives?
By Scott M. Stanley Ph.D. on August 13, 2020 in Sliding vs. Deciding
People are forever interested in what explains happiness in relationships. A massive and groundbreaking study uses data sets from 43 relationship labs to give provide answers.
By Laura Markham Ph.D. on August 13, 2020 in Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids
There are only learning opportunities, for us -- the adults -- as we try to make the best decisions we can in the face of uncertainty.
By David W. Johnson Ed.D. on August 13, 2020 in Constructive Controversy
People often seem to engage in behaviors that contradict their beliefs. Our founding fathers are no exception.
By Sheela Raja Ph.D. on August 13, 2020 in Surviving and Thriving After Trauma
Feeling frustrated when you see people in your community not wearing masks or standing too close? You have the power to change community norms and save lives.
By Cami Rosso on August 13, 2020 in The Future Brain
New report shows a 90 percent jump in COVID-19 cases in U.S. children during July 9 – August 6, 2020 per the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital Association.
By The Convergence Special Interest Group on August 13, 2020 in Convergence and Integration in Psychotherapy
Just because the valence of an emotion is negative does not mean the emotion itself is negative; it may be the healthiest emotion a person can feel in a given set of circumstances.
By Catherine Aponte Psy.D. on August 13, 2020 in A Marriage of Equals
Most divorces in the U.S. are initiated by women.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on August 13, 2020 in Darwin's Subterranean World
The coronavirus spreads from human-to-human contact and, as such, social behavior is a factor that underlies the current pandemic. Please consider completing this brief survey.
By Art Markman Ph.D. on August 13, 2020 in Ulterior Motives
In the modern world, we have lots of ways of engaging with other people. Are there stable individual differences in how often people engage in these activities?
By Elizabeth Gilbert Ph.D., J.D. on August 13, 2020 in Trending Up
School moving online this fall? A simple routine can decrease stress and help you achieve your goals.
By Camille S. Johnson Ph.D. on August 13, 2020 in It's All Relative
Overwhelmed by all the news and debates about online school? Once this decision is made, here are some tips for maximizing the experience.
By Daniel Flint M.A. on August 13, 2020 in Behavior Problems, Behavior Solutions
Alongside other services in the COVID era, therapy has to make adjustments in order to work well.
By Anthony M. Bean, Ph.D. on August 13, 2020 in Geek Therapy for Professionals
Is your client a geek?
By Leah Katz Ph.D. on August 13, 2020 in Here We Are
Have you been dealing with ongoing stress? You're not alone. Eight straightforward ideas that can help you cope with chronic stress.
By Michael W. Austin Ph.D. on August 13, 2020 in Ethics for Everyone
I want my players and young athletes across the country to be safe, happy, and healthy. I think we can do that and let them play.
By Stephen Greenspan Ph.D. on August 13, 2020 in Incompetence
Unemployed parents unable to put enough food on the table during the pandemic are facing the tragic possibility that the brain development of their children will be affected.
By Brad Waters MSW on August 13, 2020 in Design Your Path
Have you been waiting for a passion or purpose to arrive and give you a sense of direction? Have you dabbled in many interests hoping one would stick?
By Signe Whitson L.S.W., C-SSWS on August 13, 2020 in Passive Aggressive Diaries
Is there a passive aggressive person in your life? Recognize the warning signs before you act out their anger for them.
By Scott Haas Ph.D. on August 13, 2020 in Shrink in the Kitchen
Change takes place incrementally, and is always happening. Accepting change and participating in it decreases stress. It's not the same as resignation; acceptance means moving on.
By Lauren Florko Ph.D. on August 13, 2020 in People, Planet, Profits
How to 'fact' find, clarify, dig deeper, express your perspective, problem-solve, reflect, and follow-up.
By John Randolph Ph.D., ABPP on August 13, 2020 in The Healthy, Engaged Brain
Socializing (safely) on a regular basis is a great brain health strategy.
By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on August 13, 2020 in Feeling Our Way
The real self is needy, collaborative, and all-too-human.
By Sheila Kohler on August 13, 2020 in Dreaming for Freud
She says all is for the best in the most wonderful of worlds but I know she doesn't believe it, the child thinks.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on August 13, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
The pandemic is driving individual, cultural, and structural racism against communities of color in the U.S. Now more than ever, racial trauma needs to be addressed.
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