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By Joni E Johnston Psy.D. on March 18, 2019 in The Human Equation
While managers and employees are aware of the potential for workplace violence, few think of it in terms of a coworker dying from an intentional poisoning. But it happens.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on March 16, 2019 in Fulfillment at Any Age
It’s been said that everyone lies. If so, it means that you need a good way to find out who’s lying to you. New research suggests that it may just be a matter of listening.
By Terri Apter Ph.D. on March 15, 2019 in Domestic Intelligence
A new dark side of parental ambition has just been exposed that may crush a child's self-belief.
By Iddo Landau, Ph.D. on March 13, 2019 in Finding Meaning in an Imperfect World
Conclusions often drawn from the famous thought experiment appear problematic.
By Scott A. Bonn Ph.D. on March 10, 2019 in Wicked Deeds
One of the great myths about murder is that the number of incidents is constantly on the rise in the U.S.
By Guy P. Harrison on March 09, 2019 in About Thinking
Don't fall for these unscientific claims about the theory of evolution
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on February 12, 2019 in Lifetime Connections
There's a big difference between lying to protect the feelings of another and lying about your feelings to protect yourself.
By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D. on February 11, 2019 in Lifetime Connections
Shame and guilt are warning signs that your behavior has either let you or someone else down. Shame, though, locks you in place, while guilt may propel you forward in a good way.
By Neel Burton M.D. on January 30, 2019 in Hide and Seek
The first in a new 10-part series on ego defences.
By American Psychoanalytic Association on January 22, 2019 in Psychoanalysis Unplugged
To get to the truth, it is best to understand why you might be lying.
By Michael Pittaro Ph.D. on January 18, 2019 in The Crime and Justice Doctor
Are we doing enough as a nation to identify and assist victims of sex trafficking—particularly those who commit crimes to escape their situations?
By Jason Whiting Ph.D. on January 16, 2019 in Love, Lies and Conflict
Michigan State president John Engler's attacks on the abuse victims of Larry Nassar is the latest example of denying and downplaying sexual assault.
By Raj Persaud, M.D. and Peter Bruggen, M.D. on January 09, 2019 in Slightly Blighty
The rapid expansion of gated communities across the United States may hold the key to understanding what's being argued.
By Jennifer Lackey Ph.D. on December 11, 2018 in Knowledge, an Investigation
We tend to prize the novel over the true, giving rise to the rapid spread of fake news. The result is an epistemic crisis.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on November 24, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
People who consider themselves honest may find they occasionally feel a need to lie to the people close to them. A new study illustrates the pitfalls.
By David P. Barash Ph.D. on November 19, 2018 in Pura Vida
A bit of painless probability and a mess of multiverses helps provide some insight into the fraught question of whether "our" universe was made for us.
By Joe Pierre M.D. on November 13, 2018 in Psych Unseen
When and why is self-deception associated with mental health?
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on November 12, 2018 in Shadow Boxing
A novel from 1903, recently republished, recreates the era of Jack the Ripper, during this 130th anniversary.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on November 03, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
When someone close to you tells you a secret, you may feel that you’ve become even closer. New research shows the surprising hidden downside to being the recipient of a confidence.
By Laurie J Watson LMFT, LPC on September 21, 2018 in Married and Still Doing It
“Stealthing” is a form of sexual violation that is as deceptive and dangerous as it sounds.
By Matthew Hutson on September 21, 2018 in Psyched!
In a “Minimal Turing Test,” people and machines get only one word to convince a human judge that they’re alive. What would you say?
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on September 09, 2018 in ExperiMentations
Projection is a basic way of dealing with emotional realities we cannot fully accept or understand. It works to protect us, but often leads to discord.
By Stacey Wood, Ph.D. on September 04, 2018 in The Fraud Crisis
Fraudspotting: Can you spot the most common scam tactics?
By Scott A. McGreal MSc. on August 29, 2018 in Unique—Like Everybody Else
Is swearing a sign of honesty or dishonesty? Probably the latter, but could there be more than one kind of honesty? The debate continues.
By Paul Thagard Ph.D. on August 21, 2018 in Hot Thought
The correspondence theory of truth beats alternatives because it explains scientific agreement, the obstinacy of experiments against social influence, and technological successes.