A loving relationship can be an oasis in uncertain times, but nurturing it requires attention, honesty, openness, vulnerability, and gratitude.
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By Robert N. McCauley Ph.D. on September 27, 2020 in Why Religion Is Natural and Science Is Not
A new book aims to explain the many cognitive oddities of people who live in Western, educated, industrialized, rich, and democratic (i.e., WEIRD) societies.
By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on September 27, 2020 in Off the Couch
Are you daydreaming your way through the pandemic? These daytime dreams can be more productive than you think.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on September 26, 2020 in ExperiMentations
New research examines whether certain parenting approaches raise or lower a child's vulnerability for later entering into an abusive relationship.
By Craig Wright, Ph.D. on September 26, 2020 in The Hidden Habits of Genius
"You're mad, bonkers, completely off your head. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are."
By Jennice Vilhauer Ph.D. on September 27, 2020 in Living Forward
You participate in creating your reality whether you are aware of it or not. Learn how to take charge of this psychological process so you can create more of the life you want.
By Maclen Stanley JD, Ed.M. on September 27, 2020 in Making Sense of Chaos
Your favorite football losing can have surprising (and insidious) consequences.
By John Cline Ph.D. on September 27, 2020 in Sleepless in America
Dream logic is the nonsensical logic of sleep. It is based in the psychology of the sleeping brain and has been a source of inspiration in cinema and in science.
By Karen Wu Ph.D. on September 27, 2020 in The Modern Heart
Are orange cats really as special as they seem? Researchers discovered that orange cats may indeed differ from others in their behavior.
By Zachary Alti LCSW on September 27, 2020 in The Mental Hygienist
Marijuana is neither a harmless herb nor a demon weed. This article will explore some of the benefits and risks associated with marijuana use.
By Justin Kompf on September 27, 2020 in A Practical Approach to Addressing Barriers to Physical Activity
If capability is an issue, we need to address skills—whether that is the psychological skills to execute the behavior or the physical skills needed to achieve a level of performance.
By Catherine A. Sanderson Ph.D. on September 27, 2020 in Norms Matter
Many people find it hard to feel happy these days, between fear of COVID and intense anxiety about the upcoming election. But there are specific things we can do to feel better.
By Matt W. Wolff on September 27, 2020 in Strife's Rich Pageant
Netlflix tries to reimagine the origin of a legendary literary and screen villainess, with mixed results.
By Karen L. Blair Ph.D. on September 27, 2020 in Inclusive Insight
How did beliefs about sexual orientation predict voting behaviour in the 2016 election? One set of beliefs was closely linked to voting for Donald Trump.
By Patrick McNamara Ph.D. on September 27, 2020 in Dream Catcher
REM dreaming is key to understanding the simulation hypothesis.
By Erin Leonard Ph.D. on September 27, 2020 in Peaceful Parenting
Four techniques prepare a parent to assist a child with the anxiety that is overarching today.
By Dianne Grande Ph.D. on September 27, 2020 in In It Together
Why does love-bombing happen? There are various motives to consider.
By Lily Bailey on September 27, 2020 in Because We Are Bad
Health bodies call upon U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock to ensure a first-line bipolar drug remains available in the U.K.
By Kailey Spina Horan, Ph.D., LMHC on September 27, 2020 in The Reality of Gen Z
Are you or your child struggling with the loss of your furry friend? Here are a few coping skills that help you heal.
By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on September 27, 2020 in Intentional Insights
When it comes to shopping, we overestimate our abilities to keep our impulses in check. If you want to avoid poor shopping choices, develop mental skills to resist temptation.
By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. on September 27, 2020 in Wicked Deeds
At least two alternatives to the FBI profiling method have gained acceptance among criminal justice practitioners over the past few decades.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 27, 2020 in How To Do Life
On relationships, personal growth, and substance abuse.
By Leah Katz Ph.D. on September 27, 2020 in Here We Are
Is your teen struggling with their mental health right now? Some ideas on how you can help support your child.
By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on September 27, 2020 in Friendship 2.0
The COVID-19 pandemic packs a punch not only because of the way it disrupts lives, but for the lack of clarity about when it will end. Read here for science-backed tools to cope.
By Camille S. Johnson Ph.D. on September 27, 2020 in It's All Relative
Exhausted by mentally filtering social media? It's because people can't mentally delete false information or the emotions that follow.
By Cami Rosso on September 27, 2020 in The Future Brain
The University of Helsinki uses AI machine learning and GANs for a brain-computer interface that can imagine what you’re thinking to create new images.
By Emily T. Troscianko on September 27, 2020 in A Hunger Artist
How does a statement like "I'd commit to recovery if only I were sicker" come to feel it makes sense? How does it keep so many people hesitating so long on the brink of recovery?
By Susan Pease Gadoua L.C.S.W. on September 27, 2020 in Contemplating Divorce
If marriage is going to survive on a large scale, it (and its laws) will have to catch up to who we have become.
By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D. on September 27, 2020 in Cutting-Edge Leadership
How to get the most from being locked down.
By Elizabeth A. Segal, Ph.D. on September 27, 2020 in Social Empathy
Thought exercises are ways that we use our imagination to plan for events that might happen. Empathy can be a great tool to help with that thinking process.
By Simone Redaelli on September 27, 2020 in A Sonnet to Freud
The masterpiece "Thus Spoke Zarathustra," by the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, helps us to better understand the psychology of shame.
By Shonda Moralis MSW, LCSW on September 27, 2020 in Breathe, Mama, Breathe
Learn how to overcome your fear, boost your confidence, get out there, and take on the world.
By JoAnn Stevelos, MS, MPH on September 27, 2020 in Children at the Table
Are keto diets safe for children?
By Wendy L. Patrick, JD, Ph.D. on September 27, 2020 in Why Bad Looks Good
Are smokers viewed as attractive or repulsive? Shedding light on the sex appeal or stigma of lighting up.
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