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By Gary L. Wenk Ph.D. on July 15, 2018 in Your Brain on Food
Thirty states and the District of Columbia have made medical marijuana available. The evidence collected from these states may finally provide answers.
By Viorica Marian Ph.D. on July 13, 2018 in Language and Mind
You are what you speak. Research reveals that how you feel and behave may change depending on what language you are using.
By Ilene Strauss Cohen Ph.D. on July 13, 2018 in Your Emotional Meter
When we urgently aim to please other people, we’re seeking approval of self from outside sources.
By Darby Saxbe Ph.D. on July 13, 2018 in Home Base
Thousands of studies have linked dispositional optimism with improved physical health. What does this news mean for pessimists?
By Kevin Bennett on July 16, 2018 in Modern Minds
Here is one thing you can do to get a narcissist to feel empathy. Research shows that narcissists are capable of humanitarian kindness if it is presented in a specific way.
By Richard Smith Ph.D. on July 16, 2018 in Joy and Pain
Selfish, intensely ambitious people will feel keen, guilt-free schadenfreude as they see competitors suffer,
By Naveed Saleh M.D., M.S. on July 16, 2018 in The Red-Light District
Although gaming disorder is controversial, some experts have weighed in with proposed signs.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on July 16, 2018 in ExperiMentations
Are we turning the corner on sexual harassment? New research on insecurity and status extends our understanding of what spawns sexual harassment.
By Andrew Adesman M.D. on July 15, 2018 in Building Strong Families
Grandparents raising their grandchildren need to make major mindset changes/paradigm shifts to be successful and happy.
By Arash Emamzadeh on July 15, 2018 in Finding a New Home
What results in good parenting? Parental characteristics? Children’s? A study of nearly 1,000 twins points to a few different factors.
By Harriet Lerner Ph.D. on July 15, 2018 in The Dance of Connection
There is no quick fix to moving on from emotional pain and regrets of the past. But taking one of these two steps will help.
By Jennifer Verdolin Ph.D. on July 15, 2018 in Wild Connections
Uncertainty poses a problem for us and other species when it comes to making important decisions, but a few tried and true strategies can mitigate risks and maximize rewards.
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on July 15, 2018 in Living Single
For the past 3 years, people from around the world have discussing every aspect of single life (except dating) online at the Community of Single People.
By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on July 15, 2018 in Head of the Class
Why is assessment in psychology education important? It is much deeper than just taking quizzes and tests.
By Joe Navarro M.A. on July 15, 2018 in Spycatcher
Nonverbal communications is useful in many areas, but when it comes to detecting deception, it is time to be honest.
By Jennifer Haupt on July 15, 2018 in One True Thing
Here's how I stopped seeing myself as a victim of an abusive therapist--and learned to trust myself more.
By Julia Moeller Ph.D. on July 15, 2018 in Passion 101
What if the bully is a teacher? Why schools and universities struggle with abusive leadership, and what to do about it.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on July 15, 2018 in Fixing Families
Baby-steps: We often struggle solving core problems because of our expectations are too large, too high. Tips for successfully baby-stepping through our most common problems.
By Robert C. Smith M.D. on July 15, 2018 in Patient Zero
Medicine—Today’s Headless Horseman
By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on July 15, 2018 in Feeling Our Way
Some forms of psychopathology are usefully considered as problematic framings of time horizons.
By Elizabeth Young on July 15, 2018 in Adaptations
On July 4th, I don’t fly my flag because I am ashamed of the President’s language, behavior, and policy. And then I learn to embrace my patriotism as a political act.
By Kristen Fuller, M.D. on July 15, 2018 in Happiness Is a State of Mind
“It is so hard to find hiking pants that fit in the rear end and thigh areas … not all women hikers are tiny and fit! … We need clothes for all shapes/sizes.” –Allie Elder
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on July 15, 2018 in Lifetime Connections
In a world that is over-scheduled and electronic communications keep us over-connected, giving yourself a break from the work world can pay dividends more valuable than a bonus.
By Gordana Biernat on July 15, 2018 in The Essence of Consciousness
‘Heaven’ and ‘hell’ are states of awareness in the NOW, not ‘places’ we find ourselves in after we die. It is a matter of conscious choice of thoughts, emotions and beliefs, NOW.
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on July 15, 2018 in Shadow Boxing
A memoir from one of the founder's of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit shows psychological analysis in early cases.
By James J. Sexton Esq. on July 14, 2018 in If You’re In My Office, It’s Already Too Late
After watching hundreds of marriages end because of cheating this Manhattan divorce lawyer has a suggestion: Embrace the appeal and cheat on your spouse...with your spouse!
By Mirsad Serdarevic Ph.D. on July 14, 2018 in Sound as a Bell
If football teams are brains then their midfield players are their prefrontal cortex – making decisions, solving problems, andcontrolling stress response.
By Tina Gilbertson LPC, BC-TMH on July 14, 2018 in Constructive Wallowing
Unlike depression, simple unhappiness requires a different response. Here’s what to do if you’re unhappy in your relationship.
By Kristen Lee Ed.D., LICSW on July 14, 2018 in Rethink Your Way to the Good Life
Are the pressures of modern day parenting wearing you out? Applying mindfulness can go a long way for you and your family.
By Berit Brogaard D.M.Sci., Ph.D on July 14, 2018 in The Mysteries of Love
Only in rare cases is forgiveness justifiable when you don't know whether the other person regrets what she did and perhaps might behave the same way in the future.
By Imi Lo on July 14, 2018 in Living with Emotional Intensity
For some people, breaking away from their hometown and family of origin is not just a yearning, but a calling.
By Jeffrey Bernstein Ph.D. on July 14, 2018 in Liking the Child You Love
When people with ADHD lie, they truly tend to see it as a false sense of security when coping with life's difficult situations.
By Erin Leonard Ph.D. on July 14, 2018 in Peaceful Parenting
A child's worries do not usually go away on their own. Often they intensify and become generalized. These 6 steps help a parent minimize their child's anxiety.
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