What to know about what you don’t know you know. #1: Intuition is very efficient—if you don't overthink it.
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By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on January 26, 2020 in ExperiMentations
How therapists "use the self" to enhance therapeutic process and outcomes is poorly understood but very important. Research spells out three key aspects.
By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on January 26, 2020 in Off the Couch
“I’m not religious,” Lena said to me at the beginning of her therapy session. "So how do I teach my children values that they might have learned if we sent them to Sunday school?"
By Preston Ni M.S.B.A. on January 26, 2020 in Communication Success
How physical space defines power in relationships.
By John Amodeo Ph.D., MFT on January 25, 2020 in Intimacy, A Path Toward Spirituality
Receiving is more difficult than we might think. This article describes how shame is a major obstacle to receiving and the importance of being mindful of how shame blocks us.
By Thomas S Bateman D.B.A. on January 25, 2020 in Getting Proactive
Not sure what to do or where to start? A few minutes of strategic thinking can make the difference between naive optimism or discouragement and productive contributions.
By Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on January 25, 2020 in How Do You Know?
The Credibility Revolution in psychology has helped us find out which psychological effects are reliable. How else can it help improve science?
By Guest Blogger on January 25, 2020 in The Guest Room
Recent research explores the potential costs and benefits of acting more outgoing.
By Mark L. Ruffalo D.Psa., L.C.S.W. on January 24, 2020 in From Freud to Fluoxetine
The classic psychiatric concept of melancholia represents a distinct mood disorder. Should it be reincluded as such in future versions of DSM?
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on January 24, 2020 in Balanced
While sleep problems are extremely common, the neurobiological mechanisms behind insomnia are not entirely understood.
By Bryan E. Robinson Ph.D. on January 24, 2020 in The Right Mindset
You have 90 seconds between what you feel and what you do to train your lizard brain to stay cool under pressure. Here's how this discovery can change your life.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on January 24, 2020 in Evidence-Based Living
A new collection of evidence clearly demonstrates that what you eat also affects your mood, cognition, and mental well-being.
By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on January 23, 2020 in Insight Therapy
Client-therapist rapport—a trusting "therapeutic alliance"—is a potent common factor in therapy success.
By Patrick Heck Ph.D. on January 23, 2020 in Getting Along and Getting Ahead
Just how far above average do people tend to place themselves? A new meta-analysis of 124 published articles finds a large effect.
By Ralph Lewis M.D. on January 23, 2020 in Finding Purpose
I work at the frontlines of the youth mental health crisis, and I am confident that our future is more secure than ever in this generation’s capable hands.
By Jack Price Ph.D. on January 23, 2020 in Brain Repair
Can stem cell biologists put early failures behind them and finally come up with a therapy for Parkinson's Disease?
By Goali Saedi Bocci Ph.D. on January 22, 2020 in Millennial Media
The meteorological phenomenon of "wet bias" may be keeping you homebound more than necessary. Take back control of your mood and life this winter.
By Joe Kort, Ph.D. on January 22, 2020 in Understanding the Erotic Code
It is important to be transgender informed, not just transgender friendly.
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on January 22, 2020 in Living Single
People of all marital statuses believe singles do better and married people feel better, and people who have experienced marriage view single life more positively.
By David Hanscom, MD on January 21, 2020 in Anxiety: Another Name for Pain
Shift your focus off of the problem and onto the solution. Your brain will respond with neuroplastic changes and allow you to thrive.
By Justin J Lehmiller Ph.D. on January 21, 2020 in The Myths of Sex
At what age should parents have "the talk" with their kids? And what do parents need to know to successfully navigate this discussion? Here's a brief guide to get you started.