Why Are So Few Programs for Survivors of War Scaled Up?

A shift in how we do research can help make findings more relevant to real-world practice.

Why Are You Always Thinking About Your Self?

Narcissism ranges from healthy to unhealthy, but is core to who we are. Research reveals brain mechanisms which default to self-reflection when we aren't doing anything else.

The Psychology of Child Torture

What is the common nature of these horrific acts—and the people behind them?
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Binge Watching and Its Effects on Your Sleep

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in Sleep Newzzz
To protect your sleep and your overall health, it’s sensible to keep binge watching in check. Here's why—and some tips from a binge watcher.

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False Humility

In a society that espouses the virtues of humility, while also promoting self-importance, inferiority emerges as one way that we try to reconcile these two disparate ideals.

What Makes a Country Great?

By Sheila Kohler on January 19, 2018 in Dreaming for Freud
How can we institute the necessary freedoms for people to flourish, to preserve our natural world from pollution of the air and waters, and at the same time keep the peace?
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Superstitious Learning and Groundhog Day

By Ryan Smerek, Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in Learning at Work
How can we recognize and promote valid learning in organizations?
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The Psychology of Racism

By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in Out of the Darkness
Racism is not "natural." It is a psychological defense mechanism that some people use in response to feelings of inadequacy and insecurity.

Do Dreams Really Mean Anything?

By David B. Feldman Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in Supersurvivors
To understand dreams, we must interpret them, as if they were written in secret code. But what if there’s no code and we’ve been reading into a bunch of meaningless images?

I Am Not an Elitist! (Or Am I?)

By Saul Levine M.D. on January 19, 2018 in Our Emotional Footprint
President Trump criticizes liberal elites for being disinterested and out-of-touch with those who comprise his base of supporters. I disagree, but then I look at "real facts."

Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders

Psychoanalytic treatment is alive and well and has an important role to play in the diverse array of treatments available for eating disorders today.

Why Leaders Treat People Unfairly

5 reasons why leaders treat others unfairly and what to do about it
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Do You Say Different Things About #MeToo in Private?

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on January 19, 2018 in Off the Couch
If you have mixed feelings about #MeToo, should you just stay silent? Or is there a better idea?

Are You a Good Judge or Just Judgmental?

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in Think Well
Some people are quick to make judgmental pronouncements about others. Here is why they are usually wrong.

Let's Bring YOLO Back, This Time With Feeling

Could your life use more purpose and your moments more meaning? I've got just the acronym for you.

Breaking Hockey’s Color Barrier Sixty Years Ago

Willie O'Ree broke the color barrier of the National Hockey League in 1958.

The Big, Fat Lie

It's not the size, it's the selection.

Love vs. Habit

Why do so many smart and creative people make the same mistakes over and over?

How to Love a Narcissist

When you are in love with someone who is self-focused, the success of your relationship will depend on your ability to understand and accommodate narcissistic traits.

Can Humor Make You Sexist?

By Scott Weems Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in What’s So Funny?
Do you laugh at sexist jokes? That could be a problem, or not.

What Exactly Is Mindfulness? It’s NOT What You Think.

Mindfulness is so much more than meditation. The real meditation is your life.

Lacking Critical Thought in Prime Time News

Consider the number of lapses in critical thinking in this interview and, more importantly, why critical thinking education is so necessary.

Has the #MeToo Movement Gone Overboard with Aziz Ansari?

By Deborah L. Davis Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in Laugh, Cry, Live
Isn't there a difference between bad guys doing bad things, and good guys doing gross things? A bad date is not #metoo.

Excess Dietary Salt Can Impair Cognition via Gut-Brain Axis

By Christopher Bergland on January 19, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
Consuming too much salt can promote cognitive dysfunction via the gut-brain axis, according to a new study on mice.

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!

By Deborah J. Cohan, Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in Social Lights
A professor rethinks the concept of extra credit.

Easy Ways to Teach Kids About Emotions in Daily Life

Observing what your child and other people are feeling, and commenting on it in a nonjudgmental way, teaches children to identify emotions in themselves and others.

7 Stress Management Tips for Smart People

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on January 19, 2018 in How To Do Life
Tactics for preventing and coping with stress.

Is There a Bridget Jones Effect?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in Media Spotlight
Is there really a Bridget Jones effect? New research explores how romantic media content in movies and television can reinforce the fear of being single.

Why Your Child’s Lies May Be a Sign of Intelligence

By Tracy P Alloway Ph.D. on January 18, 2018 in Keep It in Mind
Why your child’s lies may be a sign of intelligence - how working memory can boost lying in children

Is Scott Peterson Innocent?

By Mark Godsey J.D. on January 18, 2018 in Blind Injustice
A&E's "The Murder of Laci Peterson" exposes psychological flaws in justice system.

Can Food Supplements Protect the Minds of Aging Dogs?

Old dogs can have a version of Alzheimer's disease and data suggests that this might be prevented by changing what they eat

How Young Are You?

What if you could convince your body that you are younger than you actually are? It may be worth trying.