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By Susan Newman Ph.D. on May 15, 2018 in Singletons
Parenting has become a competitive sport. Social comparison among parent-friends triggers our feelings of envy and anxiety. Friendships easily become fragile and frayed.
By David Woodsfellow Ph.D. on May 15, 2018 in Love Cycles, Fear Cycles
Is defensiveness a problem in your relationship? Changing a few habits can really help.
By Edie Jarolim Ph.D. on May 15, 2018 in Freud’s World
Freud and Vienna had a mutual love-hate relationship. New attention to its internationally famed resident suggests that love may be on the ascendance in Austria's capital.
By Jamie Gruman Ph.D. on May 15, 2018 in Don't Forget the Basil
Does striving for happiness make you happy? Only sometimes.
By Tamar Chansky Ph.D. on May 15, 2018 in Worry Wise
A chill comes over you and, paralyzed with fear, you worry if you really comprehend what this new life together might bring or even if you should really bring it.
By Michael Ungar Ph.D. on May 15, 2018 in Nurturing Resilience
Deanne Carson, a sex educator, is getting ridiculed. The real issue is that we should be teaching children empowerment and responsibility for themselves and others.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on May 15, 2018 in Animal Emotions
Lorin Lindner's "Birds of a Feather: A True Story of Hope and the Healing Power of Animals" shows how much animals can help us along when times are tough. It's a game-changer.
By Shoba Sreenivasan, Ph.D., and Linda E. Weinberger, Ph.D. on May 15, 2018 in Emotional Nourishment
Life is to be lived in the present based on what we have learned from our past and our optimism for a better future.
By Mary C. Lamia Ph.D. on May 15, 2018 in Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings
If you are "in denial," perhaps you are simply trying to ignore the truth about what you actually feel, rather than about what you are doing or thinking.
By Judith Orloff M.D. on May 14, 2018 in The Empath's Survival Guide
How medication affects empaths and sensitive people is more intense than you may think. Read insights from "The Empath's Survival Guide" for strategies to navigate these effects.
By Odelya Gertel Kraybill Ph.D. on May 14, 2018 in Expressive Trauma Integration
Often those who approach a therapist for help after critical incidents — and even many therapists — are unaware that therapy should not be the first line of response.
By Sherry Benton Ph.D. on May 14, 2018 in Reaching Across the Divide
The most effective psychological treatment plans require practice-based evidence.
By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on May 14, 2018 in In Practice
If email stresses you out, try these tips for feeling less frazzled.
By Katie Willard Virant MSW, JD, LMSW on May 14, 2018 in Chronically Me
"Acting like a baby" can be a good strategy for people living with chronic illness.
By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on May 14, 2018 in Sleep Newzzz
The sleep-promoting, stress-reducing, disease-protecting power of this essential mineral!
By Cody Kommers on May 14, 2018 in A Friendly Interest
The one thing that philosophers agree on: how to be happy.
By Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S on May 14, 2018 in Love and Sex in the Digital Age
The feeling of being in love is important because it’s the kick-starter of lasting romantic connection. But it’s not what longer-term romantic love looks like.
By Robert J King Ph.D. on May 14, 2018 in Hive Mind
The abortion debate in Ireland has generated interest in potential harms to the mother's mental health. The science on this is unequivocal.
By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on May 14, 2018 in Ambigamy
Sure, you can escape doubt and regret. Many do, but at a huge cost. Here are five simple techniques for wringing the best and avoiding the worst in both emotions.
By Bandy X. Lee M.D., M.Div. on May 14, 2018 in Psychiatry in Society
Mental health experts believe the country is facing increasing dangers as the situation continues to evolve and the public grows weary of ever-worsening symptoms.
By Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D. on May 14, 2018 in The Moment of Youth
A new study on youth employment and social inequality offers surprising evidence that a parent’s wealth can launch a child to career success.
By Shireen Jeejeebhoy on May 14, 2018 in Concussion Is Brain Injury
Does marriage break down more often after traumatic brain injury? Research results are mixed. Therapy must recognize the role of brain injury and the uninjured spouse's grief.
By Thomas Hills Ph.D. on May 14, 2018 in Statistical Life
America's voting system is rigged from the inside out, and minorities are the ones taking the hit.
By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM on May 14, 2018 in Enlightened Living
It’s no secret that our obsessional attachment to our devices can cause friction and provoke conflict in our relationships. What's the meaning behind not being present?
By Gina Barreca Ph.D. on May 14, 2018 in Snow White Doesn't Live Here Anymore
It's tough to relinquish grudges. Are there words and actions you find unforgivable, even if they happened in the past? Here's how others have handled being unable to forgive.
By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on May 14, 2018 in Emotional Fitness
Some people who are depressed achieve championship status at emotionally beating themselves up.
By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on May 14, 2018 in Feeling Our Way
Much psychotherapy is an opiate.
By Paul Thagard Ph.D. on May 14, 2018 in Hot Thought
Inequality is immoral when it keeps people from satisfying their biological needs such as food, and their psychological needs such as autonomy, relatedness, and competence.
By Art Markman Ph.D. on May 14, 2018 in Ulterior Motives
There are many ways that someone can feel powerful in the world. Some of them are actions you can take to feel a greater sense of power.
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