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New research examines whether certain parenting approaches raise or lower a child's vulnerability for later entering into an abusive relationship.
The customer is always right … or not? Here's how to use emotional intelligence to optimize your consumer experience.
New couples research enhances our understanding.
New research on why people take unnecessary risks using phones while driving, and how to reduce the danger.
Being empathic is a super-power, but it can present challenges in a rough world. Being properly equipped allows us to have our cake and eat it too.
Improve executive function by nipping self-sabotage in the bud. Early detection creates windows of opportunity.
New research looks at brain function during individual and group Prisoner's Dilemma scenarios to better understand the role of personality, brain sync, and moral decision-making.
New research identifies people high in empathy and darkness. Is it the best of both worlds?
Recognizing pathological needs is hard, but is the first step toward relief from holding on when it no longer serves a purpose.
Emerging research defines a unique constellation, connecting risks with health and illness, coping, stressors, and key COVID-related factors.
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Should we Marie Kondo the culture, or is there another way?
Having a steady sense of self, balanced with other key factors, helps one navigate the uncertainties of life while cherishing the joy.
Refreshing and timely ways to think about familiar issues before it's too late.
Guns are beloved by many Americans, part of our basic rights and culture. A new 12.2 year research study of 26.3 million people re-defines the gun-suicide connection.
Knowing how narcissists deal with pain helps us know how to deal with narcissists. New research provides key insights.
New research explores the broad relevance of self-compassion as a basic human concept.
New research identifies the reasons people may have trouble making friends.
Neuroscience research sheds light on why bodily discomfort is common in anxiety, with discussion of avenues for relief and resolution.
New research connects specific parenting approaches with maladaptive personality development.
New research defines paths from insecure to secure attachment.
New research explores the impact of being in touch with our core values.
Disaster mental health experts share learning in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Sophisticated research suggests that self-assessment accuracy is more stable over time than believed. The DK effect may be exaggerated.
Sometimes, forgiving oneself means swimming against the current when other people aren't on the same page. Pace yourself, and prepare.
Coronavirus has catapulted therapy into the virtual realm. There are drawbacks but also benefits. What can we learn from therapy's sudden pivot to teletherapy?
When life gives you lemons, plant lemon trees. Without being pressured, make the most of the opportunities offered by adversity.
Seven lessons to learn from dealing with a global threat together.
Research on attachment style reveals the underlying factors which can keep people in unsatisfying relationships long after the expiration date.
Emerging research makes plain the third dimension of emotion, an inherently social experience we may not fully appreciate until it is clearly identified.
Grant Hilary Brenner, M.D., a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, helps adults with mood and anxiety conditions, and works on many levels to help unleash their full capacities and live and love well.