There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on January 09, 2019 in Animal Emotions
Personality traits are often used to characterize a breed. However, individual variation, even among littermates and siblings, makes such stereotypes unreliable.
By Kevin Bennett Ph.D. on January 09, 2019 in Modern Minds
Mate poaching and narcissism: Are there romantic competitors out there ready to poach your partner?
By Robert W Firestone Ph.D. on January 07, 2019 in The Human Experience
The key to understanding violence lies in identifying and verbalizing the destructive thoughts that drive acts of criminal and social violence.
By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. on January 07, 2019 in Wicked Deeds
Serial murder and mass murder are two very different types of crime with very different motivations and goals on the part of the perpetrator.
By Ramani Durvasula, Ph.D. on January 05, 2019 in A Guide to Better Relationships
It's a thorny and toxic issue. We struggle with how to talk about a dirty word: narcissism.
By Christopher Mruk, Ph.D. on January 04, 2019 in Authentic Self-Esteem and Well-Being
Self-esteem is about more that just you. Your self-esteem affects others—and their self-esteem can affect your relationships and your sense of self.
By Erin Leonard Ph.D. on January 03, 2019 in Peaceful Parenting
The argument against empathy is flawed for three important reasons. Understanding them is critical in clarifying what empathy is and why it is imperative to human beings.
By Neel Burton M.D. on January 03, 2019 in Hide and Seek
Successful versus unsuccessful psychopaths.
By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on January 03, 2019 in Addiction in Society
Nancy Pelosi’s polite, artificial demeanor includes a drive for power and a sense for the jugular that is hard to describe, let alone imitate.
By Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D. on January 02, 2019 in Psychology Yesterday
A look back at the beginnings of the study of happiness in America helps put today’s obsession with the emotion in useful context.
By Christopher J. Ferguson Ph.D. on January 02, 2019 in Checkpoints
One textbook suggests we learn from Hitler's high self-esteem that self-esteem is no bridge to ethical behavior. But is Hitler's self-esteem just another fable we tell students?
By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on January 01, 2019 in Theory of Knowledge
How do you explain human behavior? The unified approach claims three processes are key: investment, influence, and justification.
By Judith Orloff M.D. on December 31, 2018 in The Empath's Survival Guide
To find out if you’re an empath, take the following 20 question self-assessment!
By Gina Barreca Ph.D. on December 31, 2018 in Snow White Doesn't Live Here Anymore
You never know what will be the beginning of things until you’re in the middle; it’s only in retrospect that you learn the importance of what started it all.
By Anthony Tobia, M.D. on December 31, 2018 in Views Through the Psychiatrist’s Lens
Looking for something quick to watch on New Year's Eve? This short will get you to midnight!
By Stanton E. Samenow Ph.D. on December 31, 2018 in Inside the Criminal Mind
The criminal as "a little god," and gods do not failed.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on December 31, 2018 in ExperiMentations
New research suggests authenticity isn't what we think it may be, and provides thought-provoking data about what it may be.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on December 29, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Anger that’s difficult to control becomes problematic for men with borderline personality disorder. New research explores what’s different about their brains.
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 Berit Brogaard D.M.Sci., Ph.D on December 27, 2018 in The Mysteries of Love
Although contempt often surfaces as an emotion, it can also be a personality trait of people who tend to look down on others.
By Bobby Azarian Ph.D. on December 27, 2018 in Mind In The Machine
Baffled by Donald Trump's political invincibility? Here are 14 reasons why people continue to support the president despite behavior that would have sunk any other politician.
By Kyle D Killian Ph.D., LMFT on December 27, 2018 in Intersections
When we get stressed, what are the consequences of self-blame and other-blame? Learn about the blame game, and self-compassion.
By Shane O'Mara D.Phil. on December 27, 2018 in The Interrogated Brain
Want to be creative? Don't wait for inspiration to strike. Just turn up and work.
By Jerold J. Kreisman M.D. on December 26, 2018 in I Hate You, Don't Leave Me
Re-evaluating how we understand personality disorders allows clinicians to focus on treating, rather than defining, dysfunction.
By Jen Kim on December 26, 2018 in Valley Girl With a Brain
Why you might want to reconsider sharing too many selfies online.