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By Steven Reidbord M.D. on May 17, 2021 in Sacramento Street Psychiatry
Multiple reports show the public hesitating to relax masking and social distancing now that the CDC says it's safe. Why this lag (or hysteresis)?
By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on May 17, 2021 in Think, Act, Be
The latest research shows that nearly everyone you know will experience mental illness at some point in their lifetime—challenging our concepts of mental health.
By Franchell Richard-Hamilton M.D. on May 16, 2021 in The Roots of Health
The digital revolution of health care is underway. Say goodbye to the brick-and-mortar doctor's office.
By Jennifer E. Lansford, Ph.D. on May 16, 2021 in Parenting and Culture
As children develop, parents develop, too. Here are a few ways that parenting changes over time.
By Karen Stollznow Ph.D. on May 17, 2021 in Speaking in Tongues
Why is the word "homosexual" considered to be offensive today? A look at the controversial history of the term.
By Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW on May 17, 2021 in Love and Sex in the Digital Age
The research on casual sex is still relatively nascent, but we can still draw some useful conclusions.
By Sherry Gaba LCSW on May 17, 2021 in Addiction and Recovery
One of the most frightening prospects for a narcissist is being forced to live without someone to blame for their problems.
By Elliot D. Cohen Ph.D. on May 17, 2021 in What Would Aristotle Do?
Humans are hard-wired to seek consistency. When a contradiction persists in their decisional reasoning premises, this can generate serious mental illness.
By Alan Jern Ph.D. on May 17, 2021 in Overthinking TV
From "Will & Grace" and gay marriage, to "24" and torture, what we watch on the screen shapes our attitudes and values, for better and for worse.
By Meri Wallace LCSW on May 17, 2021 in How to Raise a Happy, Cooperative Child
Children get the message that you care when you are able to apologize.
By Richard E. Cytowic M.D. on May 17, 2021 in The Fallible Mind
The periodic insects are an ecological charm and nothing to fear. Some find them cute; some even tasty. You too can see them as an awesome spectacle of nature rather than ugly pests.
By Christine B. L. Adams M.D. on May 17, 2021 in Living on Automatic
Emotions do not have to terrorize us. We can make use of feelings to inform thoughts, behaviors, and relationships so that we respond to ourselves and others in reasonable ways.
By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on May 17, 2021 in Feeling Our Way
Stark emotions in primary colors produce comic-book narratives about what is going on.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on May 17, 2021 in How To Do Life
The mitigate-then-compartmentalize tactic.
By Sally Augustin Ph.D. on May 17, 2021 in People, Places, and Things
Sharing a plane, train, bus, or any sort of vehicle with others can be a challenge. Environmental psychology tells us why and suggests remedies.
By John Nosta on May 17, 2021 in The Digital Self
The Heisenberg Principle teaches us about the unique duality of the two biggest search engines in the world: Google and Twitter.
By Anthony Silard Ph.D. on May 17, 2021 in The Art of Living Free
Consider what happens if we take the phrase “solo journey” literally. Try spending all of your time alone and see how that works for you.
By Sebastian Ocklenburg, Ph.D. on May 17, 2021 in The Asymmetric Brain
Some people yawn a lot and sometimes it can lead to uncomfortable situations. A new neuroscience study now reveals a surprising reason why we yawn.
By Robert Smither Ph.D. on May 17, 2021 in The Leader’s Edge
How can leaders better manage never-ending disputes at work?
By Liz Eddy on May 17, 2021 in In The End
When it comes to supporting a friend who is grieving, here are some meaningful words and phrases to share and actions you can take.
By Tchiki Davis, Ph.D. on May 17, 2021 in Click Here for Happiness
Do you get bogged down as the day goes on? Understanding why can be the first step to feeling less overwhelmed.
By Anthony D. Smith LMHC on May 17, 2021 in Up and Running
Some diagnoses have similar symptoms, and thus, one symptom can't justify a diagnosis. A symptom must be contextualized to its pattern for accurate diagnosis and better treatment.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on May 17, 2021 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Part of the parent;'s job is helping their teenager learn from chosen life experience -- affirming positive choice/consequence connections and confront the negative.
By Daniel S. Lobel Ph.D. on May 17, 2021 in My Side of the Couch
Do hostile and angry people get the better of you? Here are some tools that will help you.
By Utpal Dholakia Ph.D. on May 17, 2021 in The Science Behind Behavior
Its iconic status, sustained and carefully managed rarity and exclusivity, and consistent economic appreciation drive the price.
By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on May 17, 2021 in Your Wise Brain
List wholesome wants that you would like to pursue more. Your wholesome wants will help crowd out the unwholesome ones.
By Ayten Bilgin Ph.D. on May 17, 2021 in Babies, Parents, and Lifelong Development
Babies born too soon are at risk for a range of difficulties in later life. But does preterm birth also influence self-esteem and well-being?
By Sean Grover L.C.S.W. on May 17, 2021 in When Kids Call the Shots
Not all childhood problems can be blamed on parenting.
By Christopher Bergland on May 17, 2021 in The Athlete's Way
When describing the characteristics of an "ideal student", a new survey of university students and educators ranks diligence and engagement above academic skills and intelligence.
By Mark Borigini M.D. on May 17, 2021 in Overcoming Pain
Long-haulers may resemble typical chronic fatigue patients, but with a little bit more for the provider to ponder.
By Regina Koepp, PsyD, ABPP on May 17, 2021 in The Psychology of Aging
With a surge of hate crimes against Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI), psychologist Kimberly Hiroto, Ph.D., guides us in honoring AAPI Heritage month now and in the future.
By Mary C. Lamia Ph.D. on May 17, 2021 in Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings
We generally assume fear is the basic emotional experience of bullying and abuse victims. However, their fear is often preceded by surprise or startle.
By Deborah Heiser Ph.D. on May 17, 2021 in The Right Side of 40
What is the first thing you think of when someone says "old age"? Most people think of aging as a physical decline, but you'll be surprised to find out aging is anything but!
By Judith J. Wurtman Ph.D. on May 17, 2021 in The Antidepressant Diet
Neanderthals did eat carbohydrates, according to recent research that examined dental plaques.
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