Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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Gregg Henriques Ph.D.
A conversation with my daughter reveals why I am passionate about the big picture work in knowledge my colleagues and I are doing.
Authenticity, adventurousness, and other themes of optimal sexual experiences uncovered via interviews with experts.
We can divide the human mind into four domains of informational interface: 1) neuronal; 2) behavioral; 3) experiential; and 4) linguistic.
In this time of "alternative facts" and hyper-polarized politics, we need to return to our commitment to the truth.
A critique of the PTSD Treatment Guidelines and some recommendations for moving forward.
The APA is once again involved in a debate about treatment guidelines, this time for PTSD.
Values clarification is an important part of life. This blog describes an activity that therapist and group leaders can use to guide individuals to get clear about their values.
Negative reactions to negative feelings create vicious neurotic cycles. Here's how to shift your inner attitude toward a healthier place.
The key to understanding neurotic conditions is that people have negative reactions to their negative feelings.
There is always a potential tension between seeking justice and emphasizing a victim narrative.
The issues of diagnosing President Trump are complicated, in part because there is no consensus on what constitutes a mental disorder to begin with.
The 21st century needs to see a return to big ideas about knowledge.
Depression is a state of behavioral shutdown. Here is a description of 23 common ways that folks get shut down.
We need to face fully the divide in this country and use the principles of family therapy to move in a new and more productive direction.
We should dispense with the myth that sexual aggression is only about power.
Since the American Psychological Association released a retrospective on the past 125 years in the field, right now is a great time to look toward the future.
A letter writer asks for advice on dealing with painful, dark emotions.
Addiction is when the primary process mind overpowers the deliberative actor mind.
Disrespecting others is just not ok. We should pledge to Just Not Do It.
Modern human beings are of two essences. There is our animal-primate essence as homo sapiens. And there is our cultural person essence.
Empirically mapping personality disorders by using Leary's Interpersonal Circumplex and Beck's Sociotropy and Autonomy formulations.
Mental health and physical well-being are tightly related.This article provides a map of physical well-being and how to assess it with two simple tasks.
We need a clear moral compass during these complicated times.
The crisis at Google in the wake of the Damore memo controversy is an unfortunate symptom of our hyperpolarized society. This post explains how to understand it and move forward.
Maggie Nelson wanted desperately to end her life, to end the pain. But she gave hope a chance and found her way to flourishing.
Dr. Leigh Shaffer has been an inspiration to me and I want to share my feelings of gratitude.
A retrospective on my work toward a unified framework for psychology and psychotherapy.
The Tree of Knowledge System provides psychologists (and scientists in general) with a new Periodic Table of Behavior.
Former NIMH Head with remarkable admission: $20 billion in taxpayer dollars fails to move the needle on mental illness.
Depression arises from a failure to achieve "psychological nourishment".
Gregg Henriques, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at James Madison University.