Essential Reads

The Ravages of Nature: Human and Otherwise

By Debbie Joffe Ellis on November 08, 2017 in Tried and True
When tragic events occur, we can choose to focus on what still is good in life, create stability within, and consequently cope well and act in more effective ways.

Research Into Borderline Disorder: A Mindless Assumption

When studying emotional reactions, psychological researchers often look at people as though their feelings are all generated completely from inside their heads.

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?

And the Nobel Prize Goes to…Circadian Rhythms

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

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Our Entomophobic Culture

By Jeffrey Lockwood Ph.D. on November 17, 2017 in The Infested Mind
The playfulness of the Itsy Bitsy Spider can’t compete with the image of a frightened Little Miss Muffet. Nursery rhymes and adult stories tell us that insects are terrifying.
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When Should You Trust Your Gut? Here's What the Science Says

By Al Pittampalli on November 16, 2017 in Are You Persuadable?
Without the answer, you can't be an effective decision maker.

Saving Silence: Finding Quiet in a Chaotic World

By Anna Akbari Ph.D. on November 16, 2017 in Startup Your Life
When is the last time you were truly in just one place and not on-call to the rest of the world?

Compassionate Conservation Matures and Comes of Age

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on November 15, 2017 in Animal Emotions
Among the major goals of compassionate conservation (CC) is taking killing off the table. Conservation is a moral pursuit and as such CC focuses on individual well-being.

Domestic Violence Victims Kept Silent by Trump’s Policies

It's vital to create a safe and supportive environment for a person looking to escape an abusive situation. Our current immigration policies do not create such an environment.

Metaphoria by Design

By Toby Israel Ph.D. on November 15, 2017 in Design on My Mind
Architecture and interior design can use storytelling metaphors to elicit emotions and thus be transformative in relation to our own journeys.

The Workplace Bully and The Office Sociopath

Individuals who are competent, successful, cooperative and unlikely to confront the bully, or take action when bullied, are particularly susceptible to workplace bullying.

How to Heal the Primal Wound

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on November 12, 2017 in Moral Landscapes
To protect ourselves from feeling the primal wound, we create a false world and a false self.

Your Primal Wound: What Happened in Childhood?

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on November 12, 2017 in Moral Landscapes
Psychosynthesis considers a human life to move toward self-realization but many get detoured by their primal woundedness. How does that happen?

Do Tidy Households Have Fewer Bugs?

Cleaning sure has its benefits. But does cleaning impact the the diversity of bug biomes in homes?

The Psychology and Mathematics of Time in Aging

By Mario D Garrett Ph.D. on November 11, 2017 in iAge
How we see time is an indication of our life story. We might be accessing cues from both our body and the environment that tells us when that final curtain is likely to be.

Are We Environmental Criminals?

Are we—are you—environmental criminals? And how do we feel about it?

Cultural Keywords

By Marianna Pogosyan Ph.D. on November 08, 2017 in Between Cultures
Cultural keywords reveal values, ways of thinking and feeling in different cultures.

A Question Everyone's Afraid to Ask

By Kaja Perina on November 07, 2017 in Brainstorm
The meta-question in psychology is now "What questions are off limits?" Increasingly, the answer is "Any inquiry that interferes with people's sense of how the world should work."

Are You Creating Your Own Nightmare in Your Relationship?

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on November 06, 2017 in Compassion Matters
In our adult relationships, we often select, distort, and provoke our partners to recreate dynamics from our past. How can we stop this cycle?
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I Spy With My Little Eye

Who is watching you and why?

10 Reasons American Teenagers Are More Anxious Than Ever

We're robbing American teenagers of the mental strength they need to stay healthy.

Stress Can Kill

Is the current state of the nation and the planet causing you constant stress? Here's what you can do about it.

Key Management Skills For the Increasingly "Agile Workforce"

By Victor Lipman on November 01, 2017 in Mind of the Manager
With fewer employees and more freelancers, the character of the workforce is rapidly changing. If communication is king in this increasingly remote environment, clarity is queen.

Decreasing Pesticide Intake Can Improve Fertility in Women

A new study just published in JAMA shows the benefits of eating low-pesticide residue fruits and vegetables for women who are undergoing infertility treatment.

Places Influence Well-being More Than Possessions

By Jamie Littlefield on October 31, 2017 in Placed
Need a quick pick-me-up? New research shows that visiting a beloved place can influence your sense of joy, connectedness, and calm more than material possessions.
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How to Find Inner Peace

Extended periods of stillness are a key process in our developing inner peace.

Gambling With Natural Disasters

Life’s a gamble, but are you gambling with your life?

Jane Goodall: Iconic Conservationist and Pillar of Hope

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on October 29, 2017 in Animal Emotions
A brief biographical sketch of the woman who changed how we view humans and other animals.

The Non-Hollywood Perspective of Prison

If you can live through prison, you can truly live through anything.

Zen and the Art of Awe

Awe is not a luxury emotion. Awe makes us nicer and happier and is essential to our physical, psychological and spiritual health; enhancing mindfulness, creativity, and curiosity.
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The New Age of Anxiety

Will the future be better tomorrow?

A Fresh Take on “Stages of Life”—It Can Change Your Life!

Creating stages for development is the greatest gift we can give to young people.

Are You Sucking the Intelligence Out of Your Team?

By Peter Bregman on October 23, 2017 in How We Work
Discover the one question that can make you a multiplier, a workaround for micromanaging, and the five disciplines of the multiplier leader.
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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.