There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Gurit E. Birnbaum, Ph.D. on February 17, 2019 in Intimately Connected
Insecure patterns of attachment may impair sexual functioning in romantic relationships.
By Hal Shorey Ph.D. on February 06, 2019 in The Freedom to Change
Your strong negative emotions, and even your intense desires, do not care about your long-term well being. They only want you to survive.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on December 15, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Insecurity in your close relationships can lead to surprising effects on materialism. New research on attachment anxiety shows how you seek security in money and possessions.
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on December 12, 2018 in Evolution of the Self
Substantial research indicates how intimate connections are crucial to our health and well-being. Yet such secure ties don’t come that easily. Why not?
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on December 12, 2018 in Canine Corner
A new survey finds some surprising trends in dog naming that indicate what we pay attention to in our popular culture and how we feel about dogs in general.
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on November 28, 2018 in Evolution of the Self
In early childhood, if you didn’t feel secure about your caretakers’ dedication to your welfare, you’d develop the defense of imagining this devotion.
By Gurit E. Birnbaum, Ph.D. on November 15, 2018 in Intimately Connected
How does sex set the stage for deepening the emotional connection between strangers?
By Holly Parker, Ph.D. on October 01, 2018 in Your Future Self
It’s not a piece of cake to manage powerful feelings without giving into them or shutting down, and the task of becoming a joined “we” while holding onto each “I” can be hazy.
By Craig Malkin Ph.D. on September 28, 2018 in Romance Redux
A new concept, echoism, captures an experience many people have had no words for. Echoists are uncomfortable with praise and are drawn to narcissistic partners. Sound familiar?
By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on September 26, 2018 in Think, Act, Be
Our earliest relationships can have an enduring effect on how we connect with others. Understand your attachment style and strengthen your relationships.
By Gurit E. Birnbaum, Ph.D. on August 18, 2018 in Intimately Connected
Fantasies may affect the relational atmosphere as much as they reflect it.
By Lee Alan Dugatkin Ph.D. on August 13, 2018 in Darwin's Disciples
Siberian foxes help unravel the mysteries of domestication.
By Noah Potvin Ph.D., MT-BC on August 08, 2018 in Into the Mystic
A new study suggests that music therapy can help "pre-bereaved" caregivers connect with care recipients as family or spouses once again.
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on August 01, 2018 in Evolution of the Self
On average, women desire more romance in marital lovemaking — while men want something much “lustier.” How do couples find a middle ground?
By Rebecca J Cobb Ph.D. on July 30, 2018 in After Commitment
Want something different from your partner in bed? Overcoming fears of talking about sexual desires is critical for a satisfying sex life.
By Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D., CASA, CSE on July 26, 2018 in The Polyamorists Next Door
There are five main ways to distinguish these similar-sounding types of relationships.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on July 04, 2018 in Canine Corner
George Washington not only had a lifelong fondness for dogs, but created a breed of dogs that continues today.
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on July 03, 2018 in Lifetime Connections
It's a national holiday. Are you able to relax on your day off or are you worrying about the tasks and responsibilities that you’re given time off to forget?
By Kristen Fuller, M.D. on June 27, 2018 in Happiness Is a State of Mind
"Separating children from their parents contradicts everything we stand for as pediatricians, protecting and promoting children’s health."
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on June 27, 2018 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
The loss of closeness with their little girl or boy can be hard. The challenge of maintaining closeness with their adolescent can be harder.
By Victoria L. Dunckley M.D. on June 25, 2018 in Mental Wealth
Think vacation is the perfect opportunity to loosen the screen-time reigns? Here are 9 reasons to go screen-free on your next family getaway.
By Daniel P. Keating Ph.D. on June 24, 2018 in Stressful Lives
Forced family separations at the US border have focused attention on the lifelong harm from toxic stress. The scientific consensus is clear—but how does it actually work?
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on June 19, 2018 in Darwin's Subterranean World
Since May of 2018, the U.S. has implemented a policy of separating kids from family members at the border when detaining adults. This policy is disastrous. Here’s why.
By George Michelsen Foy on May 15, 2018 in Shut Up and Listen!
Loving someone you've never met: A new definition of the afterlife?
By The Contemporary Psychoanalysis Group on May 08, 2018 in Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Action
Kids need to protest. It’s an important part of growing up.