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Can Companies Become Our New Top Universities?

By John Nosta on September 23, 2017 in The Digital Self
Do you really need to go to college when the private sector might just do a better job?

Our Amazing Ability to Quickly Judge People's Personality

Even when we only get a chance to look at a person for a few seconds, our judgment of personality is fairly reliable. What is the reason behind this almost "magic" ability?
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Understanding Myths About Mistakes

Have you ever beaten yourself up for a mistake? There's a better strategy.

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Asian Shame & Perfectionism

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on September 23, 2017 in Minority Report
Asian shame can impact perfectionism. Whether it's the drive to succeed academically, vocationally, or relationally...the deeper fear with Asian perfectionism is being rejected...

Belly Fat and Your Child's Brain

Can playing tag improve your child's grades?

But This Job Isn’t Me!

By Dawn R. Norris, Ph.D. on September 23, 2017 in The Next Step
What's a hidden reason that underemployment can be as bad for mental health as being completely unemployed?

Born Good?

Economists, taking altruism seriously, find mixed evidence parents model it for their young children, stronger evidence that young kids are impressionable in this domain.

The Turning Test For Humans

By Yair Amichai-Hamburger Ph.D. on September 23, 2017 in The Social Net
Are robots gaining the emotional advantage on us?
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Time to Leave Your Therapist?

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on September 23, 2017 in Fixing Families
Therapy is a different kind of relationship but a relationship none-the-less. Like other relationships it's good to periodically step back and see how well it is working

Aging Shrinks the Brain

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on September 23, 2017 in Memory Medic
Age discrimination is not defensible. Each elderly person's mental competence has to be judged on its own merits, not on a negative stereotype of the elderly.

Four Rules for a Productive Sex Talk with your Partner

How many times have you thought if you could just communicate about sex, it would get better, but instead talking seems to make it worse?

How to Be Happy

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on September 23, 2017 in Moral Landscapes
What is a happy self? In ancient times, happiness meant fulfilling your nature—both your human nature and your uniqueness as a member of the community. Times have changed.

Compassionate Parenting

We teach children self-regulation by modeling our more humane values.

What Narcissists Won’t Tell You About their Past

Although no one’s memory is perfect, memory in people high in narcissism is particularly flawed, especially when it comes to their flaws. New research shows why they're so biased.

Follow These 3 Tips to Get Outside Your Comfort Zone

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on September 23, 2017 in Adaptation
Follow These 3 Tips to Get Outside Your Comfort Zone

Oxytocin Ain't Behavin' How Scientists Thought It Would

By Christopher Bergland on September 23, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Contrary to popular belief, oxytocin (which is often called "the love hormone") also has a dark side that intensifies feelings of social defeat and fuels anxiety-driven behavior.

Should You Friend Your Grown Kids on Facebook?

By Jane Adams Ph.D. on September 22, 2017 in Between the Lines
Facebook has upended the culture, disrupted the boundary between public and private, and changed how generations communicate with and relate to each other.

B Vitamins Play Important Roles in Mental Health Care

Are you curious about the role of vitamin supplementation in mental health? B vitamins may help reduce symptoms of alcohol abuse, depressed mood, cognitive impairment and dementia.

No Sexism In Scrabble

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on September 22, 2017 in Pop Psych
Explaining sex differences in more objective fields

Emotional Connection

By Dianne Grande Ph.D. on September 22, 2017 in In It Together
What is the most effective way to keep your relationship joyful? Learn how to stay connected.

Beat Your Anxiety by Correcting These Mental Miscalculations

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on September 22, 2017 in Think Well
Here are a few common, cognitive errors that cause anxiety and what you can do to correct them.

Touching Co-workers

By David F. Swink on September 22, 2017 in Threat Management
Touch can show support or appreciation or it can be used to intimidate or frighten. It is one of the least understood means of communication. Does it belong at work?

What Does It Mean to Have a Personality Disorder?

By Loren Soeiro, Ph.D. ABPP on September 22, 2017 in I Hear You
Have you ever noticed a concerning trend in your relationships at work, with friends, and with family? Here's one way to think about what you might be bringing to the problem.

Immigrant Muslim Couples and Domestic Violence

By Lisa Aronson Fontes Ph.D. on September 22, 2017 in Invisible Chains
Non-Muslims are often uncertain how to help Muslim victims of intimate partner violence. Parveen Ali, Ph.D., advocates for greater understanding and activism to keep women safe.

CBT Increases Cerebellum Connectivity to Other Brain Regions

By Christopher Bergland on September 22, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
A new UCLA study offers fresh insights into a previously underestimated link between the cerebellum, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and cognitive behavioral therapy.

On the Difficulty of Getting People to Change

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 22, 2017 in How To Do Life
Even extraordinary measures won't work if the client only claims to want change.

The Power of Supportive Environments for LGBT+ Youth

By Michele Ybarra MPH, Ph.D. on September 22, 2017 in Connected
Learn what you can do to create supportive spaces for LGBT+ teens. Changes in the home, at school, and even at the state level have proven to positively impact LGBT+ youth.

The Power of Wake

By David Hellerstein M.D. on September 22, 2017 in Heal Your Brain
College students commonly "get high and pull all-nighters." Can researchers study college students gone wild to treat depression and other disorders?

Do We Humans "Need" Tragedies to Bring Us Together?

By Saul Levine M.D. on September 22, 2017 in Our Emotional Footprint
During major cataclysms, differences and conflicts between us seem to dissipate, and we tend to reach out to each other with increased caring, empathy, and sense of community.

A Reflection on Creepy Mustaches and Creepy Hobbies

By Frank T. McAndrew Ph.D. on September 22, 2017 in Out of the Ooze
How you spend your leisure time may signal how uncomfortable others expect to be when they interact with you; in other words, your hobbies can be a way of flaunting creepiness.

Trusting What Disabled People Say

By Katherine Hawley Ph.D. on September 22, 2017 in Trust
Why is it sometimes hard to accept what disabled people tell us about their lives, their values, and their experiences?

Refining the Definition of Synchronicity

Our cosmos is finely tuned by numerous constants without which life on Earth would not be. Some of these coincidences have probabilities much lower than any personal coincidence.