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By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on August 17, 2018 in Off the Couch
Why are women and men who report wrongdoing attacked instead of praised? Psychology explains.
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on August 17, 2018 in Shadow Boxing
When personal interest has high stakes, some serial killers up their victim numbers. We should make sure to evaluate their claims carefully.
By Matthew J. Edlund M.D. on August 16, 2018 in The Power of Rest
People certainly seem to think so, but the relationship between sleep and illness is not so simple.
By Michael Castleman M.A. on August 16, 2018 in All About Sex
Three recent studies, including the largest ever conducted, find that two-thirds of users say cannabis enhances sexual satisfaction.
By Sharon Sassler, Ph.D., and Amanda Miller, Ph.D. on August 17, 2018 in Cohabitation Nation
Is finding love in cyberspace impossible? Not if you're willing to take a few extra steps.
By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on August 17, 2018 in Science of Choice
The emotion of surprise is an important key factor that encourages interest and motivates our curiosity.
By Emily M Becker-Haimes Ph.D. on August 17, 2018 in Bridging the Gap
Struggling to access mental health treatment? You're not alone.
By Linda Wasmer Andrews on August 17, 2018 in Minding the Body
A growing number of insomnia sufferers are looking for a better night’s sleep under a weighted blanket. Here’s what is known—and what isn’t—about how these blankets may help.
By Carlos Montemayor Ph.D. on August 17, 2018 in Theory of Consciousness
Things can go wrong in communication. Fortunately, humans have an enormous capacity to jointly attend to contents, and avoid massive miscommunication.
By Regan A. R. Gurung Ph.D. on August 17, 2018 in The Psychological Pundit
Want to give your kid the tools to succeed for the new academic year? Surprise them by telling them to get crazy—as long as they plan it out.
By Liz Swan Ph.D. on August 17, 2018 in The Philosopher Is In
A hypnotist shares four simple things you can do today to stay in school, even if you vehemently loathe public speaking.
By Lawrence Josephs, Ph.D. on August 17, 2018 in Between the Sheets
Should cheaters be punished or forgiven?
By David M. Allen M.D. on August 17, 2018 in A Matter of Personality
Parts of normal brains change in size and activity level due to conditioned responses. A group average on some characteristic does not automatically apply to any one group member.
By Katharine Brooks Ed.D. on August 17, 2018 in Career Transitions
Not sure when or how to help your college student with their job search? These 10 tips can point you (and your child) down the path to career success.
By Dana S Dunn Ph.D. on August 17, 2018 in Head of the Class
Leaving home is a part of growing up—and going to college is a gentle but important introduction to leaving home. Fight the urge to return home during that critical first semester.
By Steve Albrecht DBA on August 17, 2018 in The Act of Violence
Use mantras to breathe your way to less stress, better health, and more peace.
By Paula Davis-Laack J.D., M.A.P.P. on August 17, 2018 in Pressure Proof
Stress is a popular topic these days, but the fact that you can respond to stress in a variety of ways is often less reported.
By Bandy X. Lee M.D., M.Div. on August 17, 2018 in Psychiatry in Society
Now that we know that violence is societal, we may devise a system of diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.
By Heather Widdows Ph.D. on August 17, 2018 in Perfect Me
Is being told to "spend less time with fat friends" increasing the fear of fat? Why Slimming World's message is damaging in today's world.
By Erlanger A. Turner Ph.D. on August 17, 2018 in The Race to Good Health
Many children and adolescents have returned to school or will soon. Here are a few suggestions to cope with school related anxiety.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on August 17, 2018 in Fixing Families
Does grief ever reach an end, or are its layers peeled away slowly over the years? This is one story of healing and growth.
By Christopher Dwyer Ph.D. on August 17, 2018 in Thoughts on Thinking
We must acknowledge that equality is fair and just when it applies to treatment; but, can be unfair and unjust when it demands equal outcomes without consideration of inputs.
By Michelle McQuaid on August 17, 2018 in From Functioning to Flourishing
What do you see when you look around your workplace? Boredom and disinterest? Here's how to turn things around.
By Elizabeth Broadbent, Ph.D. on August 17, 2018 in Health, Happiness, and Robots
Preliminary evidence suggests that robots may help us as we age.
By Deborah Rivas-Drake, Ph.D. on August 17, 2018 in American Me, American We
When you think of an American, what—or who—comes to mind?
By Cami Rosso on August 16, 2018 in The Future Brain
The World Economic Forum predicts AI will destroy the traditional financial services industry business model.
By Ravi Chandra M.D., D.F.A.P.A. on August 16, 2018 in The Pacific Heart
The hot new breakout movie is fun, and also informative about the Asian American psyche, both within itself and in the controversy it generated.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 16, 2018 in Animal Emotions
An interview with the editors of a new and very important book called "Peace Ethology," the systematic and transdisciplinary scientific approach to the study of peace.
By Susan K Perry Ph.D. on August 16, 2018 in Creating in Flow
Neatniks and their more casual mates both suffer from their differences. Here's how to put everyday annoying habits into perspective, before it's too late.
By Robert J. Hedaya MD, DLFAPA, ABPN, CFM on August 16, 2018 in Health Matters
People who are suicidal are drowning in a sea of both disturbed biology and disturbed life events.
By Jonathan Foiles LCSW on August 16, 2018 in The Thing With Feathers
We live in increasingly polarized times. The writings of Wendell Berry demonstrate ways to deepen our commitment to our world and to one another.
By Devon Frye on August 16, 2018 in Brainstorm
A crowdfunded initiative aims to shed much-needed light on body-focused repetitive behaviors.
By Arash Emamzadeh on August 16, 2018 in Finding a New Home
In a four-part series on panic attacks, I discuss their common features, the bodily symptoms associated with them, and how to manage the attacks. This is the fourth and final part.
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