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By Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on August 17, 2019 in How Do You Know?
What is it that makes studying people so hard? The people being studied? The people doing the studying? Both?
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on August 17, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Most people know the value of having close relationships. A new study on personal growth shows these relationships matter more over time.
By Barry A. Farber Ph.D. on August 16, 2019 in Secrets and Lies in Psychotherapy
Do you lie or keep secrets in your psychotherapy? Do you think your therapist does as well?
By Charlie Ebersole Ph.D. on August 16, 2019 in Meta-Uncertainty
The process of becoming more certain is full of uncertainty. That's OK, as long as we know where to look for it.
By Alicia H. Clark Psy.D. on August 17, 2019 in Hack Your Anxiety
Is the stress of recent horrible news wearing you down? A few key strategies can help bolster your resilience and reduce compassion fatigue.
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on August 17, 2019 in Living Single
All around the world, the number of people staying single has been growing. People who do marry are getting to it later, and then divorcing in greater numbers than in 1990.
By Stevan Weine, M.D. on August 17, 2019 in Cafes Around the World
What are mental health professionals doing and thinking about the crisis on the Southern border?
By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D., MPP on August 17, 2019 in Ambigamy
The central currency of all the life and social sciences is effort, the work organisms do on their own behalf. Until we can explain it, our models are mere descriptions.
By Neil Farber M.D, Ph.D., CLC, CPT on August 17, 2019 in The Blame Game
Everywhere we look people help their neighbors—but sometimes tabs are kept. What is the difference between “lending” a hand and being generous?
By Anthony C. Lopez Ph.D. on August 17, 2019 in Evolutionary Politics
Are mass shootings on the rise? Looking at the data is not as simple as it may seem.
By Elizabeth Dorrance Hall Ph.D. on August 17, 2019 in Conscious Communication
Do you want to help your partner cope better with stress in their lives? Learn how to engage in dyadic coping to improve your relationship and lower stress.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on August 17, 2019 in Fixing Families
Having a sense of purpose is one of the essentials to having a good life, yet many of us struggle knowing what that may be. Questions to help you begin finding your answer.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on August 17, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
Can you gauge someone's credibility just by looking? Consider how easily anyone can dress the part.
By Stanton E. Samenow Ph.D. on August 17, 2019 in Inside the Criminal Mind
A criminal often views himself as a law unto himself—a totally special individual.
By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on August 17, 2019 in Theory of Knowledge
In this final entry, we tackle some of the deeper issues of identity and shadow work and outline principles for a mindful philosophy of living that can foster growth-to-goodness.
By Sara Gorman, Ph.D., MPH, and Jack M. Gorman, MD on August 17, 2019 in Denying to the Grave
What effect do physician disclosures of conflict of interest actually have on patients' trust in their doctors? So far, it seems very little.
By Blake Griffin Edwards LMFT on August 17, 2019 in Progress Notes
With so much focus on posttraumatic stress driving problems faced by foster kids and teens, we easily miss innumerable signs of posttraumatic resilience, strength, and growth.
By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on August 17, 2019 in Managing Your Memory
Hallucinations, illusions, and false memories can all occur in dementia. Here’s how to tell them apart.
By Mark L. Ruffalo D.Psa., L.C.S.W. on August 17, 2019 in From Freud to Fluoxetine
The rich and fascinating history of psychiatry's most effective drug.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on August 17, 2019 in Animal Emotions
An interview with Errol Fuller, acclaimed writer, painter, and authority on animal extinction, about the cultural, historical, and biological significance of beleaguered icons.
By Katarina Valentini MA on August 17, 2019 in Destructive Relationships
Should you give up on narcissists completely? Could you be happy with them? The situation is not hopeless, but if you have unreasonable expectations, you will be disappointed.
By Thomas S Bateman D.B.A. on August 16, 2019 in Getting Proactive
What is your reaction to trying to buy Greenland? How would you think it through more thoroughly?
By Jane Adams Ph.D. on August 16, 2019 in Between the Lines
Your kids' lives will change without you, but they worry that yours will too. How to reassure them when they leave for college, and what not to do.
By Michael Stein Psy.D. on August 16, 2019 in The Anxious Mind
Have you found that some things can calm your anxiety, but only briefly? Does your anxiety keep coming back? There is a better long-term solution.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 16, 2019 in How To Do Life
Beyond getting a personal referral.
By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D., MPP on August 16, 2019 in Ambigamy
When you fake it til you make it and then don't make it, you increase your risk of just faking it more.
By Zorana Ivcevic Pringle Ph.D. on August 16, 2019 in Creativity: The Art and Science
Work creativity takes more than individual ideas. Research-based tips for leaders and organizations from the convention of the American Psychological Association.
By Thomas Lickona, Ph.D. on August 16, 2019 in Raising Kind Kids
A Family Mission Statement puts into writing the values you want to guide family life.
By Dan Mager MSW on August 16, 2019 in Some Assembly Required
Mindfulness and meditation practice doesn’t require you to show up happy or serene. You can show up with a busy, crazed mind and a heavy heart.
By Greg O'Brien on August 16, 2019 in On Pluto
If there were ever a disease that is bipartisan, that covers all territories and points of view, it is Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
By Sherry Gaba LCSW on August 16, 2019 in Addiction and Recovery
As a child growing up in a home with one or more alcoholic parents, the impact of the dysfunction reverberates throughout your life.
By Samantha Smithstein Psy.D. on August 16, 2019 in What The Wild Things Are
There isn't any reason long-term co-parenting relationships can't be as wonderful as post-divorce unions. Here are some lessons from those who are trying a second time.
By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. on August 16, 2019 in Wicked Deeds
The cooling off period is important because it distinguishes the serial killer from all other types of murderers.
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