The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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By Jennifer Powell-Lunder Psy.D. on July 09, 2020 in Let's Talk Tween
If you or your tween suffer from anxiety, the road back to regular may indeed be quite difficult. The goal is to avoid allowing pandemonium and panic to block your path.
By Rebecca Schrag Hershberg Ph.D. on July 09, 2020 in Little House Calls
Our hardships are here to stay, at least for now, which means our anger is, too. Here are some suggestions for how to cope with it—including acceptance.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on July 09, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
Grief is not a problem to be fixed but a process to be lived out. If you know someone going through the intense pain of traumatic loss, you have an opportunity to help them.
By Erin O'Connor, Ed.D. and Robin Neuhaus on July 09, 2020 in Scientific Mommy
Does your child have extremely high standards? Are they worried their teacher will be disappointed in their work? Children can experience different kinds of perfectionism.
By Zorana Ivcevic Pringle Ph.D. on July 09, 2020 in Creativity: The Art and Science
Creativity is increasingly important at work. Is the playing field level for men and women?
By Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco Ph.D. on July 09, 2020 in Mom Brain
In a time filled with contradictions and inconsistencies, the need for acceptance is more critical than ever.
By Clay Drinko, Ph.D. on July 09, 2020 in Play Your Way Sane
Being old doesn't have to be isolating and serious. New research shows that improvisation helps seniors boost their overall well-being, sense of community, and joy.
By Ralph Lewis M.D. on July 09, 2020 in Finding Purpose
Science tells us the universe is fundamentally a random collection of matter and energy and we are just collections of particles. Where do purpose, meaning and morality come from?
By Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D. on July 09, 2020 in Psychology Yesterday
In her about-to-be published memoir, psychologist Mary Trump applies the tools of the trade in her analysis of a president—as others have done before.
By Ahron Friedberg M.D. on July 09, 2020 in Resilience
How do I make good choices that serve my best interests in a post-pandemic world? It’s hard to know.
By Carolyn C. Ross M.D., M.P.H. on July 09, 2020 in Real Healing
Once you begin down the road of eating too much of foods you obsess about, imbalances develop in your body and brain that lead to food cravings.
By Randy Kulman Ph.D. on July 09, 2020 in Screen Play
Your kid loves video games, but is she learning anything from gameplay? Probably not much, but game publishers can make games to enhance both fun and executive function skills.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 09, 2020 in How To Do Life
Advice to a person who isn’t as brilliant as the parent.
By Caitlin Cantor LCSW, CST, CGT on July 08, 2020 in Modern Sex
Have you ever been told you have daddy issues and felt shame? It's time to recognize that there is nothing wrong with you.
By John Kim LMFT on July 08, 2020 in The Angry Therapist
You're probably not doing it when you think you are.
By Ari Tuckman PsyD, CST on July 08, 2020 in Sex Matters
The idea of herd immunity doesn’t only apply to antibodies. It also applies to behavioral influence.
By Walter Veit on July 08, 2020 in Science and Philosophy
Why we cannot find a clear line marking which animals are conscious
By Jerold J. Kreisman M.D. on July 08, 2020 in I Hate You, Don't Leave Me
Can early childhood sleep patterns predict later borderline personality symptoms in adolescence?
By David J. Ley Ph.D. on July 08, 2020 in Women Who Stray
Many men claim that watching too much porn caused them to develop erectile difficulties. But their self-report may be of limited value.
By Paula Freedman Psy.D. on July 08, 2020 in "Fat" is Not a Feeling
Kindness and empathy are easily our most undervalued superpowers as a species. This lovingkindness script can help you navigate life's challenges with an open heart.
By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on July 08, 2020 in In Practice
Strategies for handling coronavirus fatigue, including some counterintuitive ideas.
By Juliana Chen, M.D. and Tai Katzenstein, Ph.D. on July 08, 2020 in Resilient Parenting
Times of stress and uncertainty offer opportunities to build resilience. Here are strategies parents can use to foster resilience in kids and teens.
By Matthew W. Johnson Ph.D. on July 08, 2020 in Mental Health and Psychedelics
2020 is triggering a great depression of mental health and addiction. Could psychedelic therapy offer a solution?
By Roberta Satow Ph.D. on July 08, 2020 in Life After 50
Is your inner voice a critical one?
By Ilisa Kaufman Psy.D. on July 08, 2020 in The Beginning of the End
How, with a certain combination of circumstances, a trauma turns into OCD.
By Todd E. Pressman Ph.D. on July 08, 2020 in Deconstructing Anxiety
Can deconstructing anxiety transform the source of our suffering into meaning, purpose and self-actualization?
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on July 08, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
It is precisely during tumultuous times that we have the best opportunities to cultivate inner peace.
By Marianne E Etherson MRes on July 08, 2020 in The Costs of Perfectionism
Why do perfectionists feel they do not matter and what are the consequences?
By Christopher Bergland on July 08, 2020 in The Athlete's Way
Getting less rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is associated with an uptick in all-cause mortality, a new study reports.
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