A loving relationship can be an oasis in uncertain times, but nurturing it requires attention, honesty, openness, vulnerability, and gratitude.
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By Dale Hartley MBA, Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in Machiavellians: Gulling the Rubes
She set her stories in "the Christ-haunted South." Her characters are from a place and an era of segregationist Baptists, tent revival Pentecostals, and itinerant Bible salesmen.
By John Edward Terrell Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in The Human Animal
COVID-19 may be helping us see perhaps more clearly than before why we need our social networks, and why our networks are more than merely social.
By Deborah L. Davis Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in Laugh, Cry, Live
Having an affair with a married man? Does he swear true love, but won't leave his wife? Spot the red flags, save yourself, and move on.
By Robin D. Stone, LMHC on September 18, 2020 in The Color of Wellness
Are you struggling to reconnect with your mind and your body? A therapist shares advice to help you tune in, recenter, and just breathe.
By Timmen L. Cermak MD on September 18, 2020 in Healing from Addiction
Racial prejudice and demonization of cannabis have been intertwined in the New World for over four and a half centuries.
By Sarah M. Coyne on September 18, 2020 in The Right Media Mindset
Here's how science can help navigate the Netflix controversy.
By Christopher Bergland on September 18, 2020 in The Athlete's Way
REM sleep helps the developing brain in unique ways up until the age of two-and-a-half. As we get older, the role of dream sleep continues to evolve.
By Camille S. Johnson Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in It's All Relative
Don't believe the hype. You can feel okay, even in the midst of 2020.
By Alison Jane Martingano Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in What Do You Mean?
Some teaching activities are actually better suited to online methods, whereas others require in-person instruction. Design your syllabus to get the best of both worlds.
By David Rettew M.D. on September 18, 2020 in ABCs of Child Psychiatry
Some say our mental health system is too forceful, other’s say it’s too passive. Is there a middle ground for all?
By Elyssa Rice LMFT on September 18, 2020 in Kink Outside the Box
What happens when you look beyond the rumors about the kink community? The consequences may be more life- altering than you think.
By Bryan E. Robinson Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in The Right Mindset
Why failure is your friend and how you can harness it to achieve a successful outcome.
By Lea Lis MD on September 18, 2020 in The Shameless Psychiatrist
The pandemic may be especially difficult for girls, who are hard-wired to be social from birth.
By Azadeh Aalai Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in The First Impression
Recently published survey regarding knowledge of the Holocaust reveals disturbingly low knowledge among younger adults.
By Diane Gleim LMFT, CST, CST-S on September 18, 2020 in Underneath the Sheets
Did you see the news last week? Pope Francis made a sex-positive statement about sex and pleasure. Here are this sex therapist's thoughts about it.
By Nancy J. Kislin, LCSW, MFT on September 18, 2020 in Family and Trauma
How a phone scam triggered a childhood trauma.
By Leonard J. Marcus, Ph.D., and Eric J. McNulty on September 18, 2020 in How to Lead When It Matters Most
Leaders in crisis and change are well-served by systematically and intentionally accumulating knowledge. The failure to do creates blind spots that can hinder effectiveness.
By Gail Golden MBA, Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in Curating Your Life
Times are stressful. One of my clients expressed new feelings of daily strain. We found out that the way he took breaks was negatively affecting his life.
By Rami Gabriel Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in Me, the Self, and I
Digital life is both the utopic ease of access and a dystopic gobbler of time, virally infecting our relations to each other.
By Michael F Steger Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in The Meaning in Life
We all want better friendships, romance, and social lives. Could meaning be the answer?
By Jane Adams Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in Between the Lines
When was the last time your adult children really talked to you?
By Nathan H. Lents, Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in Beastly Behavior
The field of evolutionary psychology is still young and controversial. Two scientists are helping it mature through a database for easy access to the strongest research.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
Here are some strategies for cultivating resilience during the pandemic.
By Shauna H Springer Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in Free-Range Psychology
After an attempted suicide by a patient, good clinicians often grapple with a range of difficult emotions and mentally anguishing questions.
By Greg O'Brien on September 18, 2020 in On Pluto
While my thoughts may be a bolus of contradictions, the handle of life today is burning with inconsistencies.
By Caroline Leavitt on September 18, 2020 in Runs in the Family
How can I stop being haunted for something terrible I did in my past?
By Kevin Dorst, Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in Reasonably Polarized
There are three distinct senses in which the United States has become increasingly "polarized."
By Claire Jack Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in Women with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Narcissistic rage is extreme, intense, and completely unjustified to anyone except the narcissist themselves. What should you do if you're on the receiving end of narcissistic rage?
By Gary L. Wenk Ph.D. on September 18, 2020 in Your Brain on Food
A chemical found in chocolate that is also made by your brain gets metabolized too quickly due to a simple gene mutation, leading to uncontrollable anger and aggression.
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