We all harbor secrets. Some are big and bad; some are small and trivial. Researchers have parsed which truths to tell and which not to.
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By MindMattersStaff MenningerClinic on August 11, 2022 in Mind Matters from Menninger
Is there still a role for antidepressants?
By Mark D. White Ph.D. on August 11, 2022 in Maybe It's Just Me, But...
Everyone knows the mighty Thor must be found worthy to lift his hammer Mjolnir, but what exactly does this mean?
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on August 10, 2022 in Shadow Boxing
A sensational 19th-century case shows the impact of cognitive anchoring and expectation when the trial process fails to produce the "right" result.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on August 10, 2022 in Canine Corner
A new data analysis shows that higher activity and energy levels are associated with greater intelligence and trainability in dogs, up to a point.
By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on August 11, 2022 in Animals and Us
Will interacting with a dog decrease your stress levels and lower your blood pressure? Here's what 129 studies discovered about the biology underlying the human-dog bond.
By Madeleine A. Fugère Ph.D. on August 11, 2022 in Dating and Mating
There are good reasons not to get married even when we feel love for a partner. People who have doubts and still get married risk divorce, dissatisfaction, and marital distress.
By Bernard Golden, Ph.D. on August 11, 2022 in Overcoming Destructive Anger
Fears of commitment may be powerfully influenced by conflict avoidance. Understanding and managing this tendency is a step toward enhancing commitment.
By Robyne Hanley-Dafoe Ed.D. on August 11, 2022 in Everyday Resilience
This school year, rise to meet the road that lies ahead with hope and curiosity about what is possible.
By Rachel Allyn Ph.D. on August 11, 2022 in The Pleasure Is All Yours
Are you curious about the psychedelic that celebrities, like football star Aaron Rodgers, have credited with improving their career and mental health?
By Janise S. Parker Ph.D., LP, NCSP on August 11, 2022 in Culture, Community, and Conscience
How can adults support Black and Brown youth during the new school year and promote mental well-being?
By Ronald Stolberg Ph.D. on August 11, 2022 in Parent Tips 2.0
Easy ways to build resiliency and self-confidence in our children.
By Patricia Lockwood, Ph.D., and Jo Cutler, Ph.D. on August 11, 2022 in The Helpful Brain
Why do we follow the crowd? Social influence improves our learning, but it can also backfire.
By Sean Grover L.C.S.W. on August 11, 2022 in When Kids Call the Shots
The ability to cultivate healthy friendships is genuine art; here are the tools you need.
By Joyce Marter LCPC on August 11, 2022 in Mental Wealth
Do you find yourself repeatedly indulging in lavish splurges that you later regret? Are you using shopping as a “cure” for dealing with your emotions?
By David Rock Ph.D. on August 11, 2022 in Your Brain at Work
Play isn’t just a way to relax and unwind during leisure time. Studies show that play is also a powerful way to increase employee creativity, innovation, and engagement.
By Hal Shorey Ph.D. on August 11, 2022 in The Freedom to Change
Sometimes, nice, healthy people can seem boring. They do not make other people anxious. And, people mistake anxiety for attraction. If there is no anxiety, they don't feel interested.
By John T. Maier Ph.D., MSW on August 11, 2022 in Philosophy and Therapy
We are in the habit of describing other people, and ourselves, as weak-willed. But this term bears a residue of stigma that we should reject.
By Jenny Perkel on August 11, 2022 in 21st-Century Childhood
There are competing theories, often at war with one another, about the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders, particularly in children.
By Eva M. Krockow Ph.D. on August 11, 2022 in Stretching Theory
Are you facing the uncertainty of an unknown exam, adventurous trip, or new job? Robust decision-making can help by covering all eventualities and adapting choices as you go along.
By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on August 11, 2022 in Brick by Brick
"It was a matter of personal economics. It just started costing me more to do it than I was taking away from it. And so I had to stop.”
By Lynn Taylor on August 11, 2022 in Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant
Recession fears are on the rise, which could affect your job security in the weeks and months ahead. Now is the time to take proactive measures to bolster your career.
By Megan Dalla-Camina on August 11, 2022 in Real Women
Relationships are one of the most important factors in our careers. When we make the time and effort to invest in relationships, they can make a significant difference.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on August 11, 2022 in Social Instincts
Deciphering the hidden meaning of your relationship.
By The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists on August 11, 2022 in Decoding Your Pet
Don't rest on your laurels and live the status quo.
By Anne P. DePrince Ph.D. on August 11, 2022 in From Awareness to Action
After trauma, we talk a lot about fear. What about alienation?
By Craig Harper Ph.D. on August 10, 2022 in Articles of Heterodoxy
Parental alienation is a term fraught with controversy in the area of domestic abuse research and practice, but what is it? New research reviews demonstrate its existence and meaning.
By Liraz Margalit Ph.D. on August 10, 2022 in Behind Online Behavior
Lately, there has been a buzz around "behavioral design" and against those who deal with it, but we are all mind designers.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 10, 2022 in Animal Emotions
A new book looks at what's at stake when we feed animals, including killing some animals to feed others and political and environmental concerns.
By Eric R. Maisel Ph.D. on August 10, 2022 in Rethinking Mental Health
Smart teens need their solitude if they are to think and create. But that solitude produces dangers that a smart teen and his or her parents should recognize and address.
By Assael Romanelli Ph.D. on August 10, 2022 in The Other Side of Relationships
Frustrations are normal and inescapable in every relationship. Instead of sidestepping them, reclaim disappointment as a valid, generative emotion in your relationship.
By Peter Silverstone M.D. on August 10, 2022 in The Promise of Psychedelics
What can psychedelics offer when used with proper therapy?
By Stephanie Cox MS on August 10, 2022 in Family Prep
Help build the skills of empathy early and often.
By Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D., CSE on August 10, 2022 in The Polyamorists Next Door
Sexual relationships among three people fascinate pop culture and are popular among those in consensual non-monogamous relationships with a range of outcomes.
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