It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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By Jennifer Haupt on October 15, 2019 in One True Thing
Adrienne Brodeur's new memoir is a moving, masterful mother-daughter story about the secrets we keep and the pain we endure for love.
By Jennifer Haupt on October 14, 2019 in One True Thing
"My intent was ... just to scribble down short love letters to my sons, little messages in a bottle they might stumble across decades after my death."
By Albert Rothenberg, M.D. on October 14, 2019 in Creative Explorations
Although inspiration appears to be a matter of psychological insight, the two phenomena differ radically in the literary creative process.
By Eric R. Maisel Ph.D. on October 14, 2019 in Rethinking Mental Health
Millions of people want to do something in a daily way—write their novel, practice their yoga, build their home business—but can't seem to make that work. Here's what to try!
By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on October 13, 2019 in Insight Therapy
Gary Gulman’s recent HBO special ‘The Great Depresh’ offers an insightful, sincere, poignant, and very funny look at Major Depression.
By Neel Burton M.D. on October 12, 2019 in Hide and Seek
And the art of masterful inactivity.
By Shari Eberts on October 11, 2019 in Life With Hearing Loss
What can you do when your hearing aids catastrophically fail on an overseas trip? Get creative with technology and vow to make a backup plan for the next trip.
By Po Chi Wu Ph.D. on October 10, 2019 in Jacob's Staff
How can we find extra energy and clarity when trying to make decisions? What mindset distracts us from being as effective as we could be?
By Jessica Koehler Ph.D. on October 09, 2019 in Beyond School Walls
Can you alter your perception to encourage creative thought?
By Thalia R. Goldstein Ph.D. on October 07, 2019 in The Mind On Stage
For simple facts, children can learn from both passively and actively pretending, and transfer that knowledge to the real world.
By Dona Matthews Ph.D. on October 04, 2019 in Going Beyond Intelligence
Help your child experience flow and all its benefits.
By Jeffrey Loewenstein Ph.D. and Matthew A. Cronin Ph.D. on October 03, 2019 in The Craft of Creativity
Why you might want to look deeper when you read about how inventions were created.
By Clay Drinko, Ph.D. on October 01, 2019 in Play Your Way Sane
Research is finally revealing that theatrical improvisation can teach us how to reduce our inner critic and let creativity flourish.
By Lily Bernheimer on October 01, 2019 in The Shaping of Us
Building things ourselves makes us value them more — from IKEA furniture to affordable housing.
By Kimerer LaMothe Ph.D. on September 30, 2019 in What a Body Knows
In Ta-nehisi Coates's new novel, The Water Dancer, memory is life. It is also "just like dancing." Why?
By Zorana Ivcevic Pringle Ph.D. on September 30, 2019 in Creativity: The Art and Science
You might have heard about research that creativity benefits from happy moods. Is it always so?
By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on September 30, 2019 in Memory Medic
When life offers you the chance to do something you can, should, and want to do, just DO IT.
By Michele Kerulis Ed.D. on September 29, 2019 in Sporting Moments
Athletes and exercisers will love these fun facts about our favorite morning beverage on National Coffee Day.
By Amy Alkon on September 29, 2019 in Science Made Practical
The secret about writer’s block is that it’s an indulgence—one you can refuse to give in to: “Plumbers don’t have plumber’s block. A page a day is a book a year.”
By Richard Louv on September 28, 2019 in People in Nature
Nature inspires creativity through the ecstatic experience.
By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on September 27, 2019 in Brick by Brick
Laughing at ourselves in those moments of fleeting self-awareness is priceless.
By Cami Rosso on September 27, 2019 in The Future Brain
Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D., redefines what it means to be intelligent.
By Robert Chapman Ph.D. on September 27, 2019 in Neurodiverse Age
The medical deficit model may overlook the advantages of dyslexia.
By Douglas T. Kenrick Ph.D. on September 26, 2019 in Sex, Murder, and the Meaning of Life
An otherwise persuasive appeal can totally backfire if you make it when your intended audience is in the wrong frame of mind. Research explores exactly how all that works.
By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on September 26, 2019 in Brick by Brick
"I have to set my own government first."
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