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 Henning Beck Ph.D. on August 26, 2019 in Scatterbrain
Afraid of making mistakes? Don't be. In fact, flaws makes us human and distinguish us from perfect machines.
By Anjan Chatterjee MD, FAAN on August 23, 2019 in Brain, Behavior, and Beauty
Metaphors are fundamental to human thought. How do they work, and why don’t we notice them?
By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on August 22, 2019 in Brick by Brick
"I didn’t really know what the hell was happening to me."
By Bruce Poulsen Ph.D. on August 22, 2019 in Reality Play
Though not widely known, the concept of liminality can deepen our understanding of transitional states, rituals, thresholds, and change.
By Kelly Bulkeley Ph.D, on August 21, 2019 in Dreaming in the Digital Age
There are several practices you can learn to draw maximum creative power from the natural rhythms of your mind and body during sleep.
By Paul Thagard Ph.D. on August 19, 2019 in Hot Thought
Pets are not people because humans have many mental and social advantages that show that owning pets is not slavery.
By Jessica Koehler Ph.D. on August 19, 2019 in Beyond School Walls
Should I be worried if my child has an imaginary friend?
By Zorana Ivcevic Pringle Ph.D. on August 16, 2019 in Creativity: The Art and Science
Work creativity takes more than individual ideas. Research-based tips for leaders and organizations from the convention of the American Psychological Association.
By Melissa J. Williams Ph.D. on August 16, 2019 in Powers That Be
Women are now assumed to be just as competent—but less creative—than men. How we know, and what it means for work.
By Bruce Grierson on August 16, 2019 in The Carpe Diem Project
Is art medicine? It must be if museums are now letting you in for free with a doctor's prescription.
By Victor Lipman on August 15, 2019 in Mind of the Manager
Failure can be a powerful teacher. In business, failure and successful innovation often go hand-in-hand.
By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on August 15, 2019 in Brick by Brick
"You can figure out how to make yourself whole again."
By Valentina Stoycheva Ph.D. on August 13, 2019 in The Everyday Unconscious
Do you recognize yourself or someone you know in Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, or Tigger?
By Valentina Stoycheva Ph.D. on August 12, 2019 in The Everyday Unconscious
Want to learn more about PTSD? Reading Winnie the Pooh through a new lens may help.
By Robert C. Barkman, Ph.D. on August 10, 2019 in A Singular Perspective
What was Dr. James Naismith thinking when he invented the most popular game played today?
By Sarah Rose Cavanagh Ph.D. on August 10, 2019 in Once More, With Feeling
Tired of stale corporate meetings, endless baby showers, and awkward dinner parties? A master host shares her tips for enlivening your next gathering.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on August 10, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Can ordinary people become creative or do you need to have rare talents? A new holistic approach shows that even audiences can become a part of the process of creative expression.
By Neil D. Shortland Ph.D., Joseph M. Moran Ph.D., and Laurence J. Alison Ph.D. on August 09, 2019 in Conflict
Hoping for the best, while imagining for the worst.
By Michael Friedman Ph.D. on August 08, 2019 in Brick by Brick
In theory, being more positive and optimistic can be motivating, but one of the risks is that it may come at the expense of allowing oneself to experience negative emotion.
By Zorana Ivcevic Pringle Ph.D. on August 07, 2019 in Creativity: The Art and Science
We are not at the mercy of our emotions. Emotional intelligence can help creative inspiration, work, and achievement.
By Michael Alcee Ph.D. on August 07, 2019 in Live Life Creatively
Struggling to find motivation? Turning Maslow on his head might make all the difference.
By Kyle D. Pruett M.D. on August 07, 2019 in Once Upon a Child
Periodically pulling the plug to head outside is very much worth the trouble.
By Rita Watson MPH on August 06, 2019 in With Love and Gratitude
Think about why you are procrastinating and then ask yourself: Is this really something I want to do?
By Scott G. Eberle Ph.D. on August 06, 2019 in Play in Mind
As in all experiments, measurement itself affects the conditions observed.
By Patrick McNamara Ph.D. on August 02, 2019 in Dream Catcher
Despite the burden of living with a chronic neurological disease, people with narcolepsy—who experience more frequent dreaming—are more creative than controls.
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