There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Samuel Veissière Ph.D. on November 28, 2018 in Culture, Mind, and Brain
Transgender identity appears to be on the rise, particularly among young girls. A study sheds light on the role of social contagion, and raises hard questions.
By Mark Leary Ph.D. on November 27, 2018 in Toward a Less Egoic World
Viewing oneself as liberal or conservative creates social distance and fosters animosity toward those who disagree with us. Why turn your political beliefs into an identity?
By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on November 25, 2018 in One Among Many
The Odyssey is a powerful metaphor for life’s journey, but not all journeys circle back home. Some identities are forged in the crucible of emigration.
By Jodi Klugman-Rabb LMFT on November 23, 2018 in Finding Family
Confused about who you are after shocking DNA revelations? Your identity is one of the big changes that come with a change in biological family.
By Jessica Pierce Ph.D. on November 20, 2018 in All Dogs Go to Heaven
A dog’s scent identity—his unique olfactory profile—is likely central to his sense of self and is an important component of welfare.
By Deborah Rivas-Drake, Ph.D. on November 16, 2018 in American Me, American We
How do we develop a collective sense of identity aimed at advancing social justice for all?
By Jodi Klugman-Rabb LMFT on November 13, 2018 in Finding Family
Cycling through anger, shock and sadness is only the beginning.
By American Psychoanalytic Association on November 13, 2018 in Psychoanalysis Unplugged
If you're struggling with your sexuality, seek out therapists that offer neutrality and openness.
By Jodi Klugman-Rabb LMFT on November 07, 2018 in Finding Family
Ever feel like a stranger in your own family? Shocking DNA revelations start with the sense that you are invisible, can't do anything right, or don't belong.
By Natalie Markowitz Wittlin M.S. on October 25, 2018 in Masculin Féminin
What's the big deal about the White House's "transgender memo"? Here's what the research says.
By Steve Rathje on October 25, 2018 in Words Matter
When it comes to reasoning, identity trumps truth.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on October 25, 2018 in Why Bad Looks Good
Make more friends and business contacts than you can count—by intentionally and correctly using people's names.
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on October 24, 2018 in Evolution of the Self
Although rationally you may not think some negative, self-disapproving belief applies to you, it may yet "feel" true to you.
By John-Manuel Andriote on October 23, 2018 in Stonewall Strong
Transgender Americans are just one of the minority groups feeling persecuted in Trump's America. But their fight for equality is a fight for good health and a stronger country.
By Gordon C. Nagayama Hall, Ph.D. on October 23, 2018 in Life in the Intersection
DNA tests can identify a person's multiracial ancestry. But multiracial identity is far more complex than a genetic test.
By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on October 19, 2018 in Theory of Knowledge
Hidden Tribes is an outstanding analysis of the country's political ideological split and what we can do about it.
By D. B. Dillard-Wright Ph.D. on October 19, 2018 in Boundless
Sometimes gender transition happens in mid-life. That was the case for me.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on October 12, 2018 in Fixing Families
Are you burned out? It's not always a problem, but a life out of balance is.
By Thomas Hills Ph.D. on October 11, 2018 in Statistical Life
People with meat-based diets were less likely to believe that diet is our biggest chance to reduce climate change. Why?
By Robin Pendoley Ed.M on October 03, 2018 in The Transition to College
Where were the adults to help shape the young people involved in the Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations into conscientious and healthy adults?
By Judith E. Glaser on September 28, 2018 in Conversational Intelligence
We all deserve the chance to discover our identity and thrive! Who were we created to be in the world? What are our aspirations and intentions? We all have intentions and identity.
By Karen L. Blair Ph.D. on September 24, 2018 in Inclusive Insight
Recent research explains that prejudice towards transgender individuals may, in part, be due to having one's own identity heavily invested in the gender binary.
By Steven Reidbord M.D. on September 20, 2018 in Sacramento Street Psychiatry
Tribalism divides us into small warring camps. But realizing we are ultimately a camp of one may guide us back to the big camp of humanity.
By Erin Leonard Ph.D. on September 13, 2018 in Peaceful Parenting
Imagine, for a moment, that a person's identity or sense of self has a structure inside of their chest. One is a wooden box and the other is glass.
By Anna Akbari Ph.D. on September 10, 2018 in Startup Your Life
Ever wish there were more than one of you? Yeah, that’s not happening. We’re stuck with only one body and one mind.