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By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on May 15, 2019 in Media Spotlight
Bullying, in all its forms, can be emotionally devastating for anyone who experiences it. But what happens if the bullying takes place right at home?
By Gordon Hodson Ph.D. on May 04, 2019 in Without Prejudice
Public discourse has arguably coarsened, often to the point of vulgarity. Are shifting norms linked to the surges in violence against disadvantaged and marginalized groups?
By Susan Newman Ph.D. on April 23, 2019 in Singletons
Most parents assume siblings will be positive additions to a family and are then shocked by the number of clashes.
By J. Stuart Ablon Ph.D. on April 16, 2019 in Changeable
Bullying a bully doesn't work. Here's what does.
By Ewan Morrison on April 05, 2019 in Word-Less
An ex-stutterer finds a cure in free speech.
By Elizabeth Dorrance Hall Ph.D. on March 27, 2019 in Conscious Communication
Have your partner's hurtful words gone too far? Research on communicative aggression warns of the consequences of hurtful communication patterns.
By Sara Gorman, Ph.D., MPH, and Jack M. Gorman, MD on February 05, 2019 in Denying to the Grave
What is the real relationship between bullying and suicide? It's not as straightforward as you might think.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on January 11, 2019 in Darwin's Subterranean World
Under ancestral human conditions, anonymous communication was virtually non-existent. These days, it's a part of everyday life. Here's why that's a problem.
By Bill Eddy LCSW, JD on December 28, 2018 in 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life
Bullies tend to have high-conflict personalities. They are predictable, impulsive, and rigid thinkers. Here's a few tips for dealing with them in negotiations.
By David S. Chester Ph.D. on December 27, 2018 in The Harm Done
Why are sadists aggressive? They turn your suffering into their satisfaction.
By Rebecca S. Heiss Ph.D. on December 10, 2018 in Psych-illogical
Justice, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. So what should be done with this Christmas classic?
By Pamela B. Paresky Ph.D. on December 09, 2018 in Happiness and the Pursuit of Leadership
Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray is the latest target of the online outrage machine. But the Twittersphere's reaction is encouraging.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on November 26, 2018 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Social Cruelty—teasing, exclusion, bullying, rumoring, ganging up—seem to peak in middle school as insecure young adolescents treat each other meanly to secure social place.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on November 12, 2018 in ExperiMentations
Intimidation is a hidden undercurrent in many of relationships. Dealing with intimidation is easier once we understand what may be going on underneath the surface.
By Sheila Kohler on October 11, 2018 in Dreaming for Freud
It is tempting to believe that to maintain the peace—or at least our peace of mind—it's better to meet aggression with docility, or even to succumb to demands.
By Christopher J. Ferguson Ph.D. on October 08, 2018 in Checkpoints
Did a new Dartmouth study show that violent video games increase youth aggression? Nope. It's the culture of psychological science that is the problem, not video games.
By Thomas G. Plante Ph.D., ABPP on October 01, 2018 in Do the Right Thing
Trolls, online bullies, and mean-spirited people seem to spend a lot of time online and appear to love to express their toxic views and insults with abandon.
By Barbara W. Sarnecka Ph.D. on September 12, 2018 in Thinking, Writing, Science
Humans, like other animals, prefer winners over losers. But new study shows that human children reject individuals who use violence to win.
By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on August 17, 2018 in Off the Couch
Why are women and men who report wrongdoing attacked instead of praised? Psychology explains.
By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on August 12, 2018 in Media Spotlight
A new study examines past research into cyberbullying and who the victims are. Are females more likely to experience cyberbullying than males? And why?
By Hilary Jacobs Hendel LCSW on August 03, 2018 in Emotion as Information
Understanding bullying is the key to ending it. Looking at through the lens of emotions theory may help.
By Leonard Sax M.D., Ph.D. on July 25, 2018 in Sax on Sex
The United States Secret Service released updated guidelines for threat assessment in K-12 schools. We, as parents, can learn from them.
By Arash Emamzadeh on July 24, 2018 in Finding a New Home
If you witness someone being rejected and excluded by others, how do you decide if the target deserves it? A new research study suggests one possible answer.
By Erin Leonard Ph.D. on July 20, 2018 in Peaceful Parenting
Has your child suddenly lost confidence? Are statements like "I'm a terrible person" and "I can't do anything right" cropping up? If so, they may be in an unhealthy friendship.
By Janet Hicks Ph.D. on July 12, 2018 in Raising Parents
When should parents worry that one of their children is going beyond normal teasing?
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