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By Robert C. Smith M.D. on December 09, 2018 in Patient Zero
Here’s how to treat chronic pain.
By Amanda Rose Ph.D. on December 08, 2018 in Between Us
It May Have Nothing To Do With You
By Rebecca S. Heiss Ph.D. on December 08, 2018 in Psych-illogical
Feel like you're trapped in never-ending relationship games. Your brain may be to blame.
By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on December 08, 2018 in Theory of Knowledge
The DSM maps the personality disorders into clusters (A, B, and C). This blog organizes them into their polar opposites (e.g., Narcissitic is the opposite of Avoidant).
By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on December 07, 2018 in Compassion Matters
Loneliness is at epidemic levels in the United States, presenting a danger to the length and quality of our lives. How can we shift our outlook and take action to feel less lonely?
By Elizabeth Emens JD, Ph.D. on December 07, 2018 in Life Admin
Is a fictional character getting credit for your work? We can choose to make holiday labor less laborious.
By Leah Royden on December 06, 2018 in The Mourning After
People often say you “never get over” losing a loved one—and in the early days of raw grief, those words can feel like your own death sentence. But are they true?
By Sophia Dembling on December 06, 2018 in The Introvert's Corner
Friendship is important and requires maintenance. Don't let introvert power weaken your bonds with others.
By Susi Ferrarello Ph.D. on December 05, 2018 in Lying on the Philosopher's Couch
Do women tend to hide their strength in order to be more attractive to their partners?
By Kristin Meekhof on December 05, 2018 in A Widow's Guide to Healing
An alphabet designed for the bereaved and those who work with the bereaved.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on December 05, 2018 in ExperiMentations
Understanding post-traumatic reactions is of increasing significance as we begin to grasp the massive level of abuse and neglect we inflict on one another.
By Suzie Pileggi Pawelski, MAPP and James Pawelski, Ph.D. on December 04, 2018 in Happy Together
Practicing how to receive praise can boost your happiness and improve your relationships.
By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D. on December 04, 2018 in In the Name of Love
The value of consistency in the romantic realm is murky, as emotions are highly sensitive to change. Hating the one you love is an example for a seemingly inconsistent behavior.
By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D. on December 03, 2018 in Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life
Like Ben & Jerry's ice cream, social media earns tremendous profits by parasitizing evolved mental mechanisms that were good for our ancestors but mismatched to the modern world.
By Cody Kommers on December 03, 2018 in A Friendly Interest
Why people keep talking long after you want them to stop.
By Josh Gressel Ph.D. on December 02, 2018 in Putting Psyche Back Into Psychotherapy
We may think our relationship misery is unique, but our struggles fall into classic patterns. One of the most common: The Serenity Prayer Couple.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on December 01, 2018 in Fixing Families
Leaving a relationship is always difficult, but more so when the relationship has a been a long one. Here are some guidelines for navigating this difficult transitional time.
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on November 29, 2018 in Lifetime Connections
Narcissists who are especially effective at winning the affection and praise of others may also leave a trail of broken relationships.
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on November 28, 2018 in Evolution of the Self
In early childhood, if you didn’t feel secure about your caretakers’ dedication to your welfare, you’d develop the defense of imagining this devotion.
By Jessica Pierce Ph.D. on November 28, 2018 in All Dogs Go to Heaven
We have good evidence that dogs experience jealous feelings. What are the ethical implications? Is it wrong to make your dog jealous?
By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on November 26, 2018 in Ambigamy
Loyalty to good people is a virtue. Loyalty to bad people is a vice. Loyalty proves nothing.
By Margaret E. Morris Ph.D. on November 26, 2018 in Left to Our Own Devices
"Virtual reality" used to conjure images of individuals blocked off from each other—the opposite of intimacy. That changed when I experienced Visual Voice Virtual Reality.
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 Gwendolyn Seidman Ph.D. on November 25, 2018 in Close Encounters
When people post about their relationships on social media, is it a sign that they are truly happy, or that they are overcompensating?
By Theresa E DiDonato Ph.D. on November 24, 2018 in Meet, Catch, and Keep
There is such a thing as break-up season.