Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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By Theresa E. DiDonato Ph.D. on January 27, 2021 in Meet, Catch, and Keep
Cohabitation is normative now. Is it still associated with divorce?
By Stephen Garcia Ph.D. on January 26, 2021 in Keeping up with the Joneses
Understanding the "MAGA fist pump" and how body language plays into identity.
By Jan-Emmanuel De Neve Ph.D. on January 26, 2021 in The Economics of Well-Being
Well-being science offers insights into how we can improve workplace policies.
By Christopher Dwyer Ph.D. on January 26, 2021 in Thoughts on Thinking
Experience doesn’t necessarily make you smarter or wiser.
By Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D. on January 25, 2021 in Out of the Ooze
Understanding how one typically approaches workplace conflict can go a long way toward helping a person become a more satisfied and effective worker.
By Yoo Jung Kim M.D. on January 25, 2021 in Apple a Day
Three years after graduating college, I found myself reliving the rat race of college admission, but this time, I was watching from the interviewer's perspective.
By Eric Haseltine Ph.D. on January 25, 2021 in Long Fuse, Big Bang
What should we do in case we're at the beginning, not the end of the COVID pandemic?
By David P. Barash Ph.D. on January 25, 2021 in Peace and War
If political reconciliation requires seeing the world from the perspective of those with whom we disagree profoundly, is there any hope?
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on January 24, 2021 in Darwin's Subterranean World
Human behavior never exists in a vacuum. And causes of behavior come in a broad array of forms. Here are five timeless debates in psychology that can help us better get behavior.
By Andy Tix Ph.D. on January 23, 2021 in The Pursuit of Peace
Are you bored or feeling "stir crazy" because of this pandemic winter? Reframing this as an opportunity to settle may be one of the best choices you ever make.
By Ed Ergenzinger J.D., Ph.D. on January 23, 2021 in Night Sweats and Delusions of Grandeur
I never thought I'd have anything in common with Kanye West, until a severe manic episode turned me into a kind of dime-store Yeezus.
By Jeffrey S. Nevid Ph.D., ABPP on January 23, 2021 in The Minute Therapist
Wouldn't you rather be a precrastinator than a procrastinator? How to get started with getting started.
By Kristen Mark, Ph.D. on January 22, 2021 in The Power of Pleasure
How can someone who is bisexual have successful and satisfying long-term relationships? The science clearly demonstrates several ways this is achieved.
By Lawrence T. White Ph.D. on January 22, 2021 in Culture Conscious
A new study investigates why people living in some states are less likely to seek psychological help. It seems they want to maintain a certain kind of reputation.
By Blake Griffin Edwards LMFT on January 22, 2021 in Progress Notes
Why setting goals and measuring progress is the key to successful therapy.
By Joe Pierre M.D. on January 21, 2021 in Psych Unseen
Has the inauguration driven adherents' cognitive dissonance to a breaking point?
By Andrew Shtulman Ph.D. on January 21, 2021 in Inconceivable
Our sense of what could happen is constrained by our beliefs about what should happen.
By Carolyn Reinach Wolf on January 21, 2021 in From the Desk of the Mental Health Lawyer
From the necessity of social distancing to the sharp reduction in job opportunities, those in their twenties have been hit hard by the pandemic at a highly fragile stage of life.
By Anthony D. Smith LMHC on January 21, 2021 in Up and Running
Suspiciousness and magical thinking. Odd behaviors and speech patterns. Unusual affective expressions. Sounds a lot like Schizophrenia. Or does it?
By Scott Dust, Ph.D. on January 21, 2021 in What We Really Want in a Leader
No more time management hacks. Instead, implement these four best practices.