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By Oscar Fernandez Ph.D. on June 24, 2019 in The Calculus of Happiness
Looking for a simple beauty tip? Try math!
By Jen Kim on June 24, 2019 in Valley Girl With a Brain
Bridezillas, evil villains, and more: Three reasons why we become infatuated with the people we hate.
By Paul Thagard Ph.D. on June 24, 2019 in Hot Thought
AI raises difficult ethical questions about employment, privacy, inequality, killer robots, and machine domination. Answers to these questions can be based on vital human needs.
By Lawrence T. White Ph.D. on June 23, 2019 in Culture Conscious
In the U.S., about 20 people are abused by an intimate partner every minute. But how do those numbers compare with rates of domestic violence in other countries?
By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on June 25, 2019 in Emotional Fitness
Non-communicative couples seldom last and usually end up living separate lives, which leads to separate relationships. It changes once you are able to really talk with each other.
By Thomas Rutledge Ph.D. on June 24, 2019 in The Healthy Journey
Are your habits promoting health and happiness or sickness and sorrow? A better habit building plan may make all the difference.
By Michael Alcee Ph.D. on June 24, 2019 in Live Life Creatively
Can't stop comparing yourself to others? Music is here to the rescue.
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on June 24, 2019 in Animal Emotions
Allowing inmates to express their feelings about animals can inspire them to make positive changes. It's beneficial for people working with them to tap into these connections.
By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M. on June 24, 2019 in Head Games
Vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free, paleo, and weight-loss dieters don't just differ in terms of what they eat—they also show differences in key psychological characteristics.
By Jeffrey J Arnett Ph.D. on June 24, 2019 in Adult Development Through the Lifespan
Are we too attached to our electronic worlds? Too often they distract us from real life, but they have lots of benefits, too.
By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on June 24, 2019 in Urban Survival
Loving-kindness meditation may slow down the harmful effects of biological aging. Try this compassion meditation practice.
By Denise Fournier Ph.D. on June 24, 2019 in Mindfully Present, Fully Alive
Does it feel like your past is haunting you and your relationship? It doesn't have to be this way. Approaching your emotional baggage in a mindful way can change everything.
By Michael W. Austin Ph.D. on June 24, 2019 in Ethics for Everyone
Parents need to ask themselves some hard questions about their role in the good and bad of youth sports.
By Shireen Jeejeebhoy on June 24, 2019 in Concussion Is Brain Injury
As physicians flock to social media, learning how to communicate well and adopting humility and humor will go a long way towards collegial relations online with the public.
By Gregg Levoy on June 24, 2019 in Passion!
Endurance is the beast of burden on whose shoulders your callings and passions are carried to completion. Here's a paean to the power of sticking with it.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on June 24, 2019 in How To Do Life
By Krystine I. Batcho Ph.D. on June 24, 2019 in Longing for Nostalgia
When talking about love, does “too much of a good thing” apply?
By Hannah Rose LCPC on June 24, 2019 in Working Through Shame
One of the biggest lessons of my life: Choose people who choose you.
By Jeremy Spiegel M.D. on June 24, 2019 in Mind Tapas
Is there a secret to effective treatment of opioid addiction? A couple observations from a seasoned provider.
By Jenny Grant Rankin Ph.D. on June 24, 2019 in Much More Than Common Core
Teachers deserve honest feedback on how they’re doing and any support needed.
By John-Manuel Andriote on June 24, 2019 in Stonewall Strong
The 1969 Stonewall riots changed the way LGBTQ people tell the stories of our lives. Now we can speak about our courage and resilience, not our victimhood.
By Jonathan Avery, MD, and Joseph Avery, JD, MA on June 24, 2019 in Substance Use, Stigma, and Society
Are you listening to your patients? Failure to connect and empathize with individuals with substance use disorders may drive them away from care.
By Jaime Derringer Ph.D. on June 24, 2019 in Why We Vary
Behavior geneticists find that the shared environment has less influence than either genes or unique environments. But that doesn't mean family doesn't matter.
By E. Paul Zehr Ph.D. on June 24, 2019 in Black Belt Brain
It’s critical that a human could determine the differences we are using in video assessments because we have to be able to notice it for it to have meaning to us.
By Kentaro Toyama, Ph.D. on June 24, 2019 in Geek Heretic
If you think surveillance cameras are creepy, imagine how you'll feel with face recognition technology.
By Edward Abramson Ph.D. on June 24, 2019 in It's Not Just Baby Fat!
The nucleus accumbens deep in your brain may trigger your food cravings
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on June 24, 2019 in Evolution of the Self
What governs how you’ll react to others when they upset you? Will you feel more compelled to stand up to them, or back away from them?
By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on June 24, 2019 in Think, Act, Be
Dr. Kenneth Ring has studied near-death experiences for decades. As his own death nears, he shares his reflections (and jokes) about facing the end of life as we know it.
By Jennifer Hamady on June 24, 2019 in Finding Your Voice
Mornings are sacred. As are the lessons of love, intention, and perspective each sunrise brings.
By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. on June 24, 2019 in Wicked Deeds
Unlike male serial killers who are often driven by sexual lust, female serial killers are much more likely to kill for profit or revenge.
By Michael Gurian on June 24, 2019 in The Minds of Boys and Girls
Videogames provide an immersive experience, and it is up to us parents to make sure our sons are able to contextualize what they are seeing and doing while playing them.
By Debra Meyerson Ph.D. on June 24, 2019 in Stroke Recovery, a Search for New Identities
A severe stroke in 2010 robbed me of all speech, and after a year of intensive therapy, my own name still gave me trouble.
By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D. on June 24, 2019 in Don't Delay
Not able to get stuff done? Procrastinating? Finding more meaning in your tasks and life may help you get going.
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