Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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By Theresa E. DiDonato Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in Meet, Catch, and Keep
Number 2: make your phone an asset, not a liability.
By Wendy L. Patrick, J.D., Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in Why Bad Looks Good
Many people's partners are infatuated with celebrities. Can unrealistic crushes harm real relationships?
By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in Think, Act, Be
Meditation is known to lower stress, quiet the mind, and calm the nervous system. So why doesn't it help you fall asleep?
By Alison Escalante M.D. on January 19, 2021 in Shouldstorm
Advocates point out that the post-traumatic stress response is a useful adaptation to an extreme environment. Perhaps it's time to stop calling it a disorder.
By Chelom E. Leavitt, J.D./Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in Sexual Mindfulness
Can you use your mind to improve your sexual experiences?
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in Living Single
What do people mean when they ask if it is normal to be single? If they seem invested in hearing that the answer is no, what is the psychology behind that?
By David P. Barash Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in Peace and War
The Trump Administration began executing federal prisoners for the first time in 17 years. Let's look at the phenomenon, starting with why most people obey most laws.
By Marilyn Wedge Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in Suffer the Children
if parents push a teenager too far into conforming to their views, their teen may face identity confusion.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on January 19, 2021 in Canine Corner
Dogs are more likely to have allergies when their owners also suffer from allergic symptoms because of a shared microbial environment.
By Ann Gold Buscho Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in A Better Divorce
What are your kids learning from your divorce? They aren't able to tell you what parents need to know. You can help them learn resilience and security with just a few tips.
By Shirley M. Mueller M.D. on January 19, 2021 in The Mind of a Collector
When we buy anything as collectors, we assume it is what it is said to be. But is it? In our modern world, misrepresentations are more prevalent than ever before. How does this hurt us?
By Cory Clark Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in The AntiSocial Psychologist
Two recent papers documented a nonreciprocal attraction toward co-partisan ideological extremists, termed political acrophily—attraction to extremes.
By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in Cutting-Edge Leadership
Why gender bias continues to exist despite advancements.
By Benjamin Hardy Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in Quantum Leaps
There is one activity you should schedule into your week if you want more flow in your life.
By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in In Practice
How to encourage your kids' creativity, independence, and self-control.
By Michelle L Buck Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in Unleashing the Potential
Here are five recommendations for leaders to transform the lessons of 2020 into action to empower workers and generate positive change.
By Alexandra Brewis and Amber Wutich Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in Diagnosis: Human
More evidence that kindness counts.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in Fulfillment at Any Age
People high in narcissism are known to react with an outpouring of uncontrolled rage when they encounter failure. New research suggests the underlying reasons for this anger.
By Deborah L. Cabaniss M.D. on January 19, 2021 in Finding Mind
Hate to lose? Learn to lose, and see how it can make you feel better about yourself.
By Guy P. Harrison on January 19, 2021 in About Thinking
How can we solve the growing crisis of political manipulation and irrational belief that threatens America?
By Scott C. Anderson on January 19, 2021 in Mood by Microbe
Psychobiotics are microbes that can improve your mood. Here’s how to nurture them.
By Steven Kotler on January 19, 2021 in The Playing Field
When peak performance goes off the rails.
By Christopher J. Ferguson Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in Checkpoints
A new book considers whether an increase in youth identifying as trans may be due to social contagion. But are its claims rooted in good science?
By Ross E O'Hara, Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in Nudging Ahead
Anxiety and depression are peaking among college students during the pandemic. Mindfulness-based interventions may be a way to help students cope with the stress.
By Jennifer Powell-Lunder Psy.D. on January 19, 2021 in Let's Talk Tween
To your tweens, the COVID pandemic may seem like an outbreak described in their favorite dystopian graphic novel.
By Jerry Toomer Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in Lead From Wherever You Are
“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” —M Strode
By Christine Fonseca MS on January 19, 2021 in Parenting for a New Generation
Is life overwhelming you and your children? These 5 tips can help you create more moments of joy.
By Hilary Jacobs Hendel LCSW on January 19, 2021 in Emotion as Information
Needs for soothing and tenderness are basic and natural for all humans. But what happens when a society doesn't sanction those needs, especially for men?
By Andrew Penn RN, MS, NP on January 19, 2021 in Psyche Meets Soul
The new Disney/Pixar film, “Soul,” boldly ventures into the afterlife, the great-before, and what gives life meaning, turning one man’s life into a psychedelic adventure.
By Mardoche Sidor, M.D. and Karen Dubin-McKnight, Ph.D., LCSW on January 19, 2021 in Pain, Loss, and Suffering
Part 2: When we compare our current outcome with our initial conscious choice, the basis for our level of satisfaction may not be as reliable as we may believe it to be.
By Emily Jamea Ph.D., LMFT, LPC on January 19, 2021 in Extraordinary Relationships
Are you one of the many people who feels like it's impossible to quiet the mind enough to enjoy sex? Here's how our fast-paced world can disrupt our sexual connection.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in Social Instincts
New research suggests men and women take different approaches to cooperation.
By Troy Rondinone Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in The Asylum
On the hundredth anniversary of the word "robot," let's recognize the role that mental hospitals played in their popularization.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on January 19, 2021 in Hope + Resilience
Navigating the mental health crisis in Japan as a result of COVID-19.
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