There are ways to temper your toughest critic and take constructive control of your feelings.
Verified by Psychology Today
Child Discipline, Revenge
By Berit Brogaard D.M.Sci., Ph.D on March 30, 2019 in The Superhuman Mind
Waldron argues that the harm in hate speech lies in its defamatory nature. Defamatory speech, he says, violates the right to dignity. But is all hate speech defamatory?
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on March 29, 2019 in Shadow Boxing
People generally think of serial killers as psychopaths with no feelings. However, those with kids might care—or might not.
By David S. Chester Ph.D. on March 27, 2019 in The Harm Done
Why do some people lash out immediately while others bide their time for revenge? A new fMRI study looks to the brain for clues.
By Robert J Landy Ph.D. on March 25, 2019 in Couch and Stage
If shooting is a performance, what would happen if the audience stays at home?
By Scott A. McGreal MSc. on March 21, 2019 in Unique—Like Everybody Else
Being a psychopath may facilitate success in crime. High impulsivity may be an impairment in normal society, but may contribute to criminal success through risk-taking.
By Stanton E. Samenow Ph.D. on March 13, 2019 in Inside the Criminal Mind
Working toward "eliminating" anger is a realistic and mandatory objective.
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on March 10, 2019 in Shadow Boxing
A criminal psychologist tackles a wide range of behaviors that we consider deviant or downright evil, using science to make us re-examine our ideas.
By Darcia F. Narvaez Ph.D. on February 25, 2019 in Moral Landscapes
The movement toward positive parenting is growing. The American Psychological Association officially is against spanking and corporal punishment.
By Julia Shaw Ph.D. on February 20, 2019 in Making Evil
The fact that we have to put so many men in cages to keep us safe is a symptom of a diseased society. We urgently need to do something about it.
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on February 13, 2019 in Evolution of the Self
The fact that child abuse is overt, and neglect passive and covert, supports the idea that abuse must be the more odious form of mistreatment. But is it?
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on January 29, 2019 in Evolution of the Self
If certain behaviors are almost universally censurable, do we need to hold the perpetrator responsible? Yes, of course . . . and no.
By Ruth Lee Johnson J.D. on January 27, 2019 in So Sue Me
Did you know that victims of criminal activity in the U.S., who help the government investigate or prosecute the crime, may be able to stay on a temporary basis with the U visa?
By Gina Barreca Ph.D. on January 24, 2019 in Snow White Doesn't Live Here Anymore
The most terrible pronouncements in ancient times, verdicts considered worse than death, were exile and banishment: denying the right to have intimate contact with loved ones.
By Stanton E. Samenow Ph.D. on January 20, 2019 in Inside the Criminal Mind
A victimizer sees himself as the victim
By Michael Pittaro Ph.D. on January 18, 2019 in The Crime and Justice Doctor
Are we doing enough as a nation to identify and assist victims of sex trafficking—particularly those who commit crimes to escape their situations?
By Joseph H. Baskin M.D. on January 13, 2019 in Cell Block
Are criminals born or made?
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on January 12, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Holding a grudge can make your relationships unpleasant, if not miserable. New research suggests the five best ways to help you get past that grudge and move on.
By Laura Martocci Ph.D. on January 11, 2019 in You Can’t Sit With Us
An Arizona high school requires low-performing students to wear a scarlet badge. This isn't against the law—but is it okay?
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on January 09, 2019 in Evolution of the Self
Some people are able to emotionally identify with your hurt only by experiencing some of it themselves. But this “medical” remedy is all too likely to backfire.
By Michael Pittaro Ph.D. on January 08, 2019 in The Crime and Justice Doctor
Are we doing enough to educate our children of the dangers of online sexual predators?
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 Laura Martocci Ph.D. on January 04, 2019 in You Can’t Sit With Us
Before deciding it is bad parenting, think about the ways in which public humiliation (a time-worn, cross-cultural social control) is embedded in accepted parenting practices.
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 Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. on December 27, 2018 in Between Cultures
Research on how people make and break rules can help us understand each other better – across nations, organizations and families.
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.
Find a therapist near me.
Get the help you need from a therapist near you–a FREE service from Psychology Today.