It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
Verified by Psychology Today
By Amy Bloch M.D. on September 08, 2019 in The Power of Heart
I got stuck on the negatives when I only used my brain. I’ve since learned that we all have a secret weapon to call on when brain power isn’t enough.
By Timothy Carey Ph.D. on September 06, 2019 in In Control
The more a proposed change is unexpected and severe, and the more it interrupts or blocks a person’s goals, the more extremely the person will respond.
By Mike Brooks Ph.D. on September 06, 2019 in Tech Happy Life
We all fall prey to clickbait at times. How does it lure us in, and what can we do to resist it?
By Gary Klein Ph.D. on September 06, 2019 in Seeing What Others Don't
Instead of getting frustrated when we encounter resistance, maybe we can learn to welcome it.
By Emily T. Troscianko on September 05, 2019 in A Hunger Artist
Seeing the bigger picture, and applying what you have seen to the little details that make the difference, is crucial to making any major life change come good.
By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on September 03, 2019 in Life, Refracted
Often we pursue rewards that the world can give us like fame, fortune, status, or admiration. Other times we act to satisfy needs that lie solely within us. Learn to choose.
By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on September 03, 2019 in Insight Therapy
Trump needs Obama extinguished like darkness needs light extinguished—in order to exist.
By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on September 02, 2019 in Science of Choice
People use music to improve their mood on a daily basis.
By Marylène Gagné Ph.D. on September 02, 2019 in Getting Up on Monday Morning
Are you wondering how to make sure your virtual team performs well? Consider how its work is designed.
By Nancy Freeborne DrPH on September 01, 2019 in The Power of Community
The recommended weekly aerobic activity takes discipline, planning, and pals. We are social creatures who do best with healthy competition and peer pressure.
By Michael Ungar Ph.D. on August 29, 2019 in Nurturing Resilience
If getting a recent grad to take more responsibility is proving difficult, here are some strategies to make them uncomfortable enough to change.
By Sara Canaday on August 28, 2019 in You (According to Them)
It can be uncomfortable to re-examine our habits and narrow our focus. But don’t let yourself become intimidated by the process of change.
By Steven Stosny, Ph.D. on August 28, 2019 in Anger in the Age of Entitlement
All behavior that is not habit has one of three usually unconscious motivations.
By Timothy Carey Ph.D. on August 27, 2019 in In Control
If you want to get to know someone, learn about their goals.
By Kimerer LaMothe Ph.D. on August 27, 2019 in What a Body Knows
You are committed – really truly dedicated – and then, suddenly you aren't. What do you do when your enthusiasm for a project, plan, or relationship fades?
By Utpal Dholakia Ph.D. on August 26, 2019 in The Science Behind Behavior
With variable pricing, consumers can be misled by focusing too much on the deal and ignoring the hidden risks.
By Robyn Koslowitz Ph.D. on August 22, 2019 in Targeted Parenting
Do you feel like your Challenging Child has more obstacles to overcome than other children? Does she get lost in the "maze" of her problems? Help her achieve her goals!
By Rob Danzman on August 21, 2019 in Campus Crunch
With college student anxiety and depression skyrocketing, finding help on campus is more important than ever.
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on August 21, 2019 in Evolution of the Self
To whatever degree, we all start out in life as insecure. And remnants of this insecurity remain even after we become adults.
By Scott Shapiro M.D. on August 20, 2019 in The Best Strategies For Managing Adult ADHD
Do you have Adult ADHD? Do you constantly beat yourself up? Research from the field of Positive Psychology may help you start to thrive more often!
By Raychelle Cassada Lohmann Ph.D., LPCS on August 20, 2019 in Teen Angst
Life’s too short to sweat the small stuff. Sometimes the only way to muster the courage to go after what we want is to find a spark of “I’ll show you!"
By Kenneth Carter Ph.D. on August 18, 2019 in Buzz
Fresh starts can be a big boost and get you going, or they can trip you up. There are things you can do to smooth out those new beginnings so you don’t get in your own way.
By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D., MPP on August 17, 2019 in Ambigamy
The central currency of all the life and social sciences is effort, the work organisms do on their own behalf. Until we can explain it, our models are mere descriptions.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on August 17, 2019 in Fixing Families
Having a sense of purpose is one of the essentials of having a good life, yet many of us struggle to know what that may be. Questions to help you begin finding your answer.
By Utpal Dholakia Ph.D. on August 16, 2019 in The Science Behind Behavior
The practice is used to exploit skilled workers. Offering the prospect of future opportunities is not a substitute for giving a fair wage now.
Find a therapist near me.
Get the help you need from a therapist near you–a FREE service from Psychology Today.