Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on February 24, 2021 in Off the Couch
Even before the pandemic, loneliness had become a growing concern around the world. Researchers tell us that wisdom can help fight it.
By Christian B. Miller Ph.D. on February 24, 2021 in Questions of Character
Research explores whether cursing might be a sign of greater honesty.
By Peter Gray Ph.D. on February 24, 2021 in Freedom to Learn
By far the most common response by children to the question, "What have you LIKED about this period of lockdown?" was "More Time with My Family."
By Dawn Kingston Ph.D. on February 23, 2021 in The Pregnant Pause
Depression and anxiety are two of the most common complications in pregnancy. They are more common than diabetes and high blood pressure.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on February 25, 2021 in Evidence-Based Living
Researchers across the globe have repeatedly found that owning a companion animal yields health benefits, and particularly boosts mental health.
By Larry Culliford on February 25, 2021 in Spiritual Wisdom for Secular Times
People are basically generous, lives totally inter-connected. Only giving in to partisan, 'Us' versus 'Them' style thinking explains why we make enemies and do bad things to them.
By Stephen Gray Wallace on February 25, 2021 in Decisions Teens Make
Saying that our children are suffering from the pandemic would be a gross understatement. Clearly, adolescent mental health is not alright.
By Danielle Ramo Ph.D. on February 25, 2021 in From Z to Alpha
Now that kids are home playing video games, it’s time to take another look at whether it’s hurting them
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 25, 2021 in How To Do Life
Advice for counselors, and a wake-up call to clients.
By Maureen O'Reilly-Landry Ph.D. on February 24, 2021 in Psychological Trauma, Coping, and Resilience
Working from home during the pandemic led to emotional distress and physical pain for many. Treating mind and body together really helps.
By Samantha Jones, Ph.D. on February 24, 2021 in At the Junction
If you had COVID-19 and felt like your brain was, or still is, a bit foggy, you're not alone. Researchers are figuring out where that "brain fog" might come from.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on February 24, 2021 in How To Do Life
Self-consciousness is normal, human, and often wise.
By Michael Alcee Ph.D. on February 24, 2021 in Live Life Creatively
Looking for an energy bost this winter as an introverted extrovert? Skiing may just be your ticket.
By Christopher Lane Ph.D. on February 24, 2021 in Side Effects
A compelling new book examines the history and myth of normalcy.
By Goali Saedi Bocci Ph.D. on February 24, 2021 in Millennial Media
Has FOMO been replaced with a sense of gratitude and appreciation? For Generations Y and Z, work, school, and life will never be the same.
By Cami Rosso on February 24, 2021 in The Future Brain
Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital create an AI machine learning framework combined with genomics that predicts drug repurposing candidates for Alzheimer's disease.
By Lindsay Weisner Psy.D. on February 24, 2021 in The Venn Diagram Life
How can you help your teen to thrive rather than merely survive this year? These five tips can go a long way.
By Robert N. Kraft Ph.D. on February 24, 2021 in Defining Memories
Forgetting to carry out the various acts in our daily lives can be troublesome—but also understandable and manageable.
By Dave Sobel Ph.D. on February 24, 2021 in My Child the Scientist
Are children conspiracy theorists, or do they change their beliefs at various points in development?
By Dana Bowman on February 24, 2021 in Highly Functioning Is Highly Dangerous
Find yourself resenting your spouse who can drink? Here are some suggestions to help.
By Arash Emamzadeh on February 24, 2021 in Finding a New Home
A new study examines behavioral and dietary treatments for irritable bowel syndrome.
By Karen Stollznow Ph.D. on February 24, 2021 in Speaking in Tongues
Language as a memorial.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on February 24, 2021 in Social Instincts
New research reveals who is most susceptible to "WFH" misconduct.
By Teyhou Smyth Ph.D., LMFT on February 24, 2021 in Living with Finesse
How to overcome the challenges and create a peaceful, mentally healthy home.
By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on February 24, 2021 in The Human Beast
What responsibility does advertising have for our excessive shopping activities?
By Jamie Cannon MS, LPC on February 24, 2021 in Stress Fracture
Tired of past toxic relationships interfering with your life? Recognizing a few common effects can help put them to rest.
By Lily Bailey on February 24, 2021 in Because We Are Bad
What happens when empathy and collaboration get left behind? A mental health nurse talks openly about the use of power and the impact it can have.
By S. Rufus on February 24, 2021 in Stuck
That scary, scathing mental commentary is so constant that we mistake it for our actual selves. What if it's not?
By Elaine Birchall, MSW, RSW, and Suzanne Cronkwright on February 24, 2021 in Conquer the Clutter
How to accept her limitations and meet your own needs for unconditional love and self-acceptance.
By Lydia Denworth on February 24, 2021 in Brain Waves
The forced isolation of the pandemic has been hard on everyone, but some groups appear to have suffered more than others.
By Pamela S. Willsey LICSW, BCD, PCC on February 24, 2021 in Packing for Success
Consider a "human hibernation," to become present and connected.
By David Braucher Ph.D. on February 24, 2021 in Life Smarts
For many males, experiencing the need for connection leaves them feeling inadequate, and unworthy of the very connection they yearn for.
By Bruce Tulgan, JD on February 24, 2021 in Navigating the New Workplace
What is your boss so afraid of? For starters, these seven things.
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