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By Tara Peris Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Touchy Subject
Body-focused repetitive behaviors often go undiagnosed for years. Here's what every doctor who treats children should know about spotting and treating these disorders.
By Abigail Fagan on November 13, 2018 in Brainstorm
Author A.J. Jacobs explores the benefits of gratitude—by thanking 1,000 people who helped create his morning cup of coffee.
By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Insight Therapy
The threesome resides between excitement and trepidation, between problem and solution, and between adventurousness and carelessness.
By David P. Barash Ph.D. on November 12, 2018 in Pura Vida
According to some experts, the physical constants of the universe shows that it was made, somehow, for us. Others disagree.
By Glenn C. Altschuler Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in This Is America
In the 1960s and 70s, major newspapers shifted from "objective" transmission and deference in core reporting to (often adversarial) interpretation.
By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Science of Choice
Denial is central to explaining why people continue using despite evidence of harmful consequences.
By Alex Pattakos Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in The Meaningful Life
With the mid-term elections in the United States now behind us, all levels of government are facing challenges that will test their capacity to manage transitions.
By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in The Human Beast
In physically active subsistence societies, there is little obesity despite high food intake. Yet, exercise can have disappointing results in counteracting obesity.
By Mark Matousek on November 13, 2018 in Ethical Wisdom
In his fabulous new book, poet-philosopher Mark Nepo writes about the crisis of belonging that has left so many in our fragmented culture feeling like outsiders in their own lives.
By John T. Chirban Ph.D, Th.D. on November 13, 2018 in Age of Un-Innocence
The rising number of suicides at college require parents and schools to reassess their plans.
By Eugene Rubin M.D., Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Demystifying Psychiatry
Traumatic brain injuries are associated with increased rates of suicide even in those without pre-existing psychiatric conditions.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Competence, autonomy, and relatedness are basic needs in self-determination theory. A new paper shows how to understand narcissism and humility in motivational terms.
By Kristen Fuller, M.D. on November 13, 2018 in Happiness Is a State of Mind
World Kindness Day is celebrated annually on November 13th. On this day, participants attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds.
By Barbara Markway Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Shyness Is Nice
When you're in an anxiety spiral, it can be tough to remember the coping tools you've learned. These simplified strategies will make CBT work better for you during these times.
By Robert J Landy Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Couch and Stage
Exemplifying the premise that social interaction promotes optimal health, three old friends meet in a café on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and share compelling stories.
By Jennifer Powell-Lunder Psy.D. on November 13, 2018 in Let's Talk Tween
As parents, we like to revel in the idea that our children are a reflection of us. In reality, however, this is not how tweens see things.
By Thomas S Bateman D.B.A. on November 13, 2018 in Getting Proactive
You already know the standard recommendations for dealing with stress. But you're probably still stressing. Here are more proactive ways to cope.
By Elana Premack Sandler L.C.S.W., M.P.H on November 13, 2018 in Promoting Hope, Preventing Suicide
Not everyone can drink green juice, go yoga, and take a sabbatical. This text-based reminder helps you fit self-care into your daily life.
By American Psychoanalytic Association on November 13, 2018 in Psychoanalysis Unplugged
If you're struggling with your sexuality, seek out therapists that offer neutrality and openness.
By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Animals and Us
Yale University researchers report that free play with therapy dogs enhances the well-being of stressed out kids.
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Lifetime Connections
Getting “Back to Human” is an important goal and the book provides a blueprint for understanding ways that you can do just that.
By Kate F. Hays Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in The Edge: Peak Performance Psychology
Sometimes our basic mental performance techniques—positive thoughts, goal setting, imagery, tension management, and self-talk—need adjusting.
By Joe Pierre M.D. on November 13, 2018 in Psych Unseen
When and why is self-deception associated with mental health?
By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Animal Emotions
Wesleyan professor Lori Gruen's edited book "Critical Terms for Animal Studies" is a must read for everyone interested in the study of animal-human relationships.
By Jonathan D. Raskin, Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Making Meaning
Have you ever ended a call by saying "I'm gonna have to let you go?" Let's examine why this is a small example of existential bad faith.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on November 13, 2018 in Evidence-Based Living
Research shows parenting courses are helpful for parents and kids of all ages.
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Living Single
In the '70s, second-wave feminists like Erica Jong preached marriage plus career for all women, and tried to silence singles. Now we're loud, proud, and heard.
By Sean Grover L.C.S.W. on November 13, 2018 in When Kids Call the Shots
3 ways to help yourself today.
By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in In the Name of Love
Silence is sometimes golden in intimate relations. However, in profound love, silence is rather noisy and its sound is rather unpleasant.
By Francois Grosjean Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Life as a Bilingual
Raising a bilingual child is a challenge when one parent is the only source of the second language. A father shares how he goes about it with his three-year old.
By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Sleep Newzzz
We all know, through experience, how sleep deprivation puts us on a short fuse: Lack of sleep makes you testy, irritable, and short-tempered.
By Sebastian Ocklenburg, Ph.D. on November 12, 2018 in The Asymmetric Brain
We all need a hug sometimes, but science is only beginning to understand this fascinating behavior.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on November 12, 2018 in Darwin's Subterranean World
Our nation is burning. Literally. Like it or not, higher education will be a key to addressing such critical issues as the California wildfires into the future. Here’s why.
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