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By Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D. on October 31, 2020 in Psychology Yesterday
Ghosts have long had a visible (or invisible) presence in American popular culture, in part because many of us believe they actually exist.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on October 31, 2020 in Fulfillment at Any Age
People in loving relationships vow to commit themselves to each other. However, overcommitting can have risks for well-being, according to a new long-term study.
By Neel Burton M.D. on October 31, 2020 in Hide and Seek
What's the difference between confidence and self-esteem?
By Jason Whiting Ph.D. on October 30, 2020 in Love, Lies and Conflict
Has your relationship gone flat with distractions and neglect? Research shows how having fun together can revive your feelings of friendship and love.
By Jack Pemment MA, MS on October 31, 2020 in Blame the Amygdala
Would you want to know if you are a part of other peoples' sexual fantasies?
By Andrea F. Polard Psy.D. on October 31, 2020 in A Unified Theory of Happiness
Who's not heard to snap out of sadness or to just let it go? It is not merely annoying to hear this advice, it is harmful. Happiness and sadness belong together. Learn to respond!
By Linda and Charlie Bloom on October 31, 2020 in Stronger at the Broken Places
One big advantage of marriage is the opportunity to become our authentic self...
By Odelya Gertel Kraybill Ph.D. on October 31, 2020 in Expressive Trauma Integration
It is urgent that doctors, therapists and parents be provided with information about how to recognize and respond to neuropsychiatric symptoms in children, teens, young adults.
By Michael Castleman M.A. on October 31, 2020 in All About Sex
How much time does the world spend on Internet porn? Depending on your perspective, porn is either a black hole that sucks people—mostly men—into oblivion, or a brief coffee break
By Katherine King Psy.D. on October 31, 2020 in Lifespan Perspectives
Understanding, treating, and improving the mental health of older adults is the special expertise of geropsychology.
By John G. Cottone Ph.D. on October 31, 2020 in The Cube
Do you know propaganda when you see it? Do you use logical fallacies without realizing it? Being intellectually honest hard but it is more necessary now than ever before.
By Mary McNaughton-Cassill Ph.D. on October 31, 2020 in Mental Health Matters
Voting is just the first step. What we do after the election is what matters.
By Monnica T Williams Ph.D. on October 31, 2020 in Culturally Speaking
Some scholars have said we should stop using the term “microaggression” since there is no aggression involved. They were wrong.
By Atlanta Behavioral Health Advocates on October 31, 2020 in Outside the Box
Voting is our most basic, yet powerful, method of exercising our civic duty. If we choose not to vote, we let other people decide our fates.
By Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D. on October 31, 2020 in The Me in We
Trauma across generations and the sources of resilience.
By Steven Taylor Ph.D. on October 31, 2020 in You, Me, & Psychology
I was both attracted and appalled by the idea of long-term commitment.
By Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT on October 31, 2020 in Arts and Health
Sensorimotor Expressive Arts Therapy is a form of restoration for individuals who struggle with the body’s responses to traumatic stress.
By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on October 31, 2020 in Black Belt Brain
Can punching and kicking like the Little Dragon drive activity-dependent plasticity in the nervous system? Martial arts training also benefits brain health.
By Bill Eddy LCSW, JD on October 31, 2020 in 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life
Politicians with high conflict personalities have recently been getting elected. But there are warning signs if you know to look for them.
By Diane Gleim LMFT, CST, CST-S on October 31, 2020 in Underneath the Sheets
Not all therapists are trained equally when it comes to sex and relationships.
By Sheila Robinson-Kiss MSW, LCSW on October 31, 2020 in They’re Not Coming
Loneliness has been playing tricks on our minds and emotions for a very long time. None of us can completely escape the perils of loneliness.
By Bob Edelstein L.M.F.T., M.F.T on October 31, 2020 in Authentic Engagement
We all have regrets. But there's a way to respond that is resilient and leads to a fuller life.
By Nancy J. Kislin, LCSW, MFT on October 31, 2020 in Family and Trauma
Schools continue to conduct lockdown drills without specific training due to COVID-19. How do kids hide from a potential shooter while practicing social distancing?
By Margaret R Rutherford Ph.D. on October 31, 2020 in Perfectly Hidden Depression
Depression and rising suicides link athletes, doctors, and first responders.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on October 31, 2020 in Fixing Families
Our past is always running alongside our present, but sometimes in intimate relationships, it flares in a negative way.
By Gary Klein Ph.D. on October 31, 2020 in Seeing What Others Don't
The heuristics and biases community asserts that people unconsciously replace hard problems with easier ones, but it is the analytical decision researchers who fall into this trap.
By Nassir Ghaemi M.D., M.P.H. on October 31, 2020 in Mood Swings
Why do some voters vote against their own interests? The history of the 20th century offers clues for the current election.
By Nancy Colier LCSW, Rev. on October 31, 2020 in Inviting a Monkey to Tea
Learn how to reframe the challenges of this year.
By Elizabeth A. Segal, Ph.D. on October 31, 2020 in Social Empathy
Elections bring out our desire to be heard and understood. That means that empathy is part of the political process.
By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on October 31, 2020 in Feeling Our Way
Take steps to promote the type of marriage you want to be in rather than inadvertently implementing the sort of marriage you don’t want to be in.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on October 31, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
An interview with Michael Schredl on how the pandemic has affected dreaming.
By Cristel Antonia Russell Ph.D. on October 31, 2020 in The Savvy Consumer
What your child may be learning in advertising-sponsored You Tube school videos and what to do about it.
By Sebastian Ocklenburg, Ph.D. on October 31, 2020 in The Asymmetric Brain
Many of us assume that people with children are happier than childless people. But is this assumption really true? A new study investigates this question in detail.
By Sean Grover L.C.S.W. on October 31, 2020 in When Kids Call the Shots
How to create hope when you have none.
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