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By Richard Smith Ph.D. on July 16, 2018 in Joy and Pain
Selfish, intensely ambitious people will feel keen, guilt-free schadenfreude as they see competitors suffer.
By Gary L. Wenk Ph.D. on July 15, 2018 in Your Brain on Food
Thirty states and the District of Columbia have made medical marijuana available. The evidence collected from these states may finally provide answers.
By Viorica Marian Ph.D. on July 13, 2018 in Language and Mind
You are what you speak. Research reveals that how you feel and behave may change depending on what language you are using.
By Ilene Strauss Cohen Ph.D. on July 13, 2018 in Your Emotional Meter
When we urgently aim to please other people, we’re seeking approval of self from outside sources.
By Darby Saxbe Ph.D. on July 13, 2018 in Home Base
Thousands of studies have linked dispositional optimism with improved physical health. What does this news mean for pessimists?
By Robert H. Woody Ph.D. on July 13, 2018 in Live... In Concert
Performers may be so preoccupied trying to prove themselves to others, they may forget the more important need to prove themselves to themselves.
By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on July 13, 2018 in In Practice
Feel happier—and perform better—by recognizing these self-sabotaging traps.
By Dina Rose Ph.D. on July 12, 2018 in The Art & Science of Teaching Kids to Eat Right
Grandparents tend to feed grandkids poorly, research shows. Should you care? What can you do?
By Wednesday Martin Ph.D. on July 12, 2018 in Stepmonster
Research illuminates the three most common sexual fantasies in the U.S.—and more.
By Janet Hicks Ph.D. on July 12, 2018 in Raising Parents
When should parents worry that one of their children is going beyond normal teasing?
By Barbara K. Lipska, Ph.D., Elaine McArdle on July 11, 2018 in The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind
I worry my mental illness could return, so I'm constantly testing myself to make sure I still have my sanity.
By Susan Newman Ph.D. on July 11, 2018 in Singletons
Issues to worry about when children hit the teen years, and how to determine and address realistic concerns and manage your anxiety.
By Alfie Kohn on July 11, 2018 in The Homework Myth
Should we really adopt a "count your blessings" stance across the board, or is it more authentic to see (and react to) circumstances as they are?
By Tracy A. Dennis-Tiwary Ph.D. on July 10, 2018 in More Than a Feeling
Why we as parents and health professionals need to face teen suicide head on.
By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on July 10, 2018 in The Human Beast
Immigrants have always represented a transfusion of human capital, dynamism, and creativity to the receiving country, despite heated political rhetoric to the contrary.
By Laura M Miele Ph.D. on July 10, 2018 in The Whole Athlete
Does youth sports need a new approach?
By Michael G. Pipich MS, LMFT on July 09, 2018 in Owning Bipolar
While there's more bipolar coverage in the media, it hasn't changed the lack of understanding and stigma that keeps people from treatment. Now's the time to really meet bipolar.
By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on July 09, 2018 in One Among Many
When parents and children play chicken, the kids might win.
By Becky Ready Ph.D., ABPP on July 09, 2018 in Your Quality of Life
Do you feel younger than your age? You are not alone. Subjective age is an important predictor of health outcomes.
By Benjamin Radcliff Ph.D. on July 09, 2018 in The Economy of Happiness
America's lack of universal health care means a less healthy, and a less happy, country.