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The Psychologist and the Serial Killer

By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on October 23, 2017 in Shadow Boxing
Former prison psychologist offers the raw data of his interviews with Ted Bundy and his associates before he was known to be a serial killer.

Interview With Jennifer Egan

By Jennifer Haupt on October 22, 2017 in One True Thing
"I always explore whether or not people can change, whether they can escape the circumstances of their past. Sometimes they can, sometimes they can’t."

And the Nobel Prize Goes to…Circadian Rhythms

Why the 2017 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology has circadian rhythms researchers buzzing with excitement.

A New Way to Understand the Narcissistic Male

Pathologically narcissistic men often engage in high-risk behavior, aggression, and substance abuse. New research focuses on their feelings of distress and need for treatment.

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Optimism Challenge Conclusion

By David Dillard-Wright Ph.D. on October 23, 2017 in Boundless
Optimism enables the belief that life is worth living.

Go With Green

Thinking of sprucing up your home before end-of-year entertaining begins? Use what scientists have learned to select your hues.

Are you Self-Nurturing?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on October 23, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
Stress builds up over time, so it's important to do small things throughout the day to keep the stress meter in the "green zone." There are many ways to lower stress.

How to Work With Freelancers (Without Going Insane)

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on October 23, 2017 in Adaptation
How to manage your freelancer, and manage yourself.

Rhetoric in the Wild

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on October 23, 2017 in One Among Many
Many of our conversations are not well behaved.

Likes Attract

Research has shown strong evidence for assortative mating, which involves the non-random coupling of individuals who are similar to one another.

#WeBelieveYou

By Sara Gluck, PhD, LCSW on October 23, 2017 in Do Your Own Think
We may struggle to witness the sheer number of people who have posted #MeToo this week. Our responses to those disclosures do matter and can make an impact on the healing process.

What Should Managers Do With Profitable Unethical Customers?

The answer depends on whether the manager subscribes to a deontological or teleological ethical perspective.

#MeToo: What We Know About sexual Harassment

Is sexual harassment more prevalent than we realize?

The Neurobiology of Jealousy

By Christopher Bergland on October 23, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
A first-of-its-kind study on the neurobiology of jealousy in monogamous monkeys sheds light on how male jealousy operates in humans, too.

How To Have Better Sex & Enhance Relationship Satisfaction

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on October 23, 2017 in ExperiMentations
New research begins to tease apart how sexual and relationship satisfaction are distinct yet interrelated, describing ways to enhance both by communicating differently about each.

The Collaborative Art of Public Speaking

Collaborating with the right partner can reduce the dread (and procrastination time) of preparing for a presentation, and improve your results.

Feeling Like a Phony, an Imposter, and a Fake? You Can Stop.

It doesn't go away, but if you work at it, usually with a good therapist, feelings of being a fake come less often, pass more swiftly, and do less damage.
Is Facebook Making You Depressed?
Is Facebook Making You Depressed?
The Key to Forgiveness?
The Key to Forgiveness?
Choosing a Romantic Partner
Choosing a Romantic Partner

8 Great Books on the Evolved Psychology of Sex and Passion

By Kevin Bennett on October 22, 2017 in Modern Minds
Every intensely emotional thing you do is inked to an adaptive problem and solution. These books will open doors.

Practice Empathic Parenting to Help Cultivate Healthy Anger

Being mindful to be an empathic parent can be extremely challenging. Doing so can powerfully impact how you and your child manage anger.
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How Can We All Become “Super Agers?”

By Lori Russell-Chapin Ph.D. on October 22, 2017 in Brain Waves
What does it take to become a Super Ager? Work that bucket list.

Has Your Daughter Been Sexually Harassed?

Research shows that sexual harassment is part of everyday life in American middle and high schools. How do we educate and protect young women?
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Clearness Committees: Using Community to Clarify Your Calls

By Gregg Levoy on October 22, 2017 in Passion!
You alone are called, but that doesn't mean you have to do it all by yourself.
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Grieving During The Holidays

Is "Happy Holidays" an oxymoron?

Lawyers Shouldn’t Tell Us How to Raise Our Kids

By Michael Ungar Ph.D. on October 22, 2017 in Nurturing Resilience
Lawyers look only at immediate risk of harm, not the secondary harm that results from not letting children do what they need to do to grow up healthy.

Why Is It So Hard to Separate from My Twin?

By Barbara Klein Ph.D., Ed.D. on October 22, 2017 in Twin Dilemmas
Helpful tips for dealing with separating from your twin.

The #1 Life-Changing Communication Rule

I confess to still finding it very difficult to follow my own advice on this.

Ziggurat Puzzles

By Marcel Danesi Ph.D. on October 22, 2017 in Brain Workout
Ziggurat puzzles are relatively unknown. But they will stimulate the verbal part of the brain in an effective manner.

Kid Killers

By Joni E Johnston Psy.D. on October 22, 2017 in The Human Equation
In 2014, two social-media savvy 12 year old girls tried to kill a classmate to appease an imaginary internet horror figure. How typical is this of kids who kill?

Electronic Etiquette in the Digital Age

The power of the Internet is due to its unique speed, ease of access, and reduced threshold to the world's most potent content.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Imagine an Invisible String

An imagery exercise can help us explore how we feel about a loved one and our connection to them.

What Happens When We Are Too Self-Protective?

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on October 22, 2017 in ExperiMentations
Reflections on emotional vulnerability and risk-taking.

The "Possum Stomp" vs. Compassionate Conservation and Ethics

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 21, 2017 in Animal Emotions
It's time to call out New Zealand's war on wildlife firmly, but nicely. "Killing with kindness" is an oxymoron; where have welfare groups gone?