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By Ann Gold Buscho Ph.D. on August 12, 2019 in A Better Divorce
Thinking about divorce? Beginning to have thoughts of divorce can be terrifying. "How will I know if divorce is the right decision?" How to find clarity in the fog of indecision.
By Lloyd I Sederer M.D. on August 12, 2019 in Therapy, It’s More Than Just Talk
This HBO documentary courageously and intimately takes us into the lives of six families who decide, ahead of time, to take control of the dying process.
By Ann Diamond Weinstein Ph.D. on August 09, 2019 in From the Beginning
30 states restrict choices about withholding or withdrawing life-sustaining therapies from incapacitated pregnant women. Advance directives can be invalidated by state statutes.
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 Leah Plunkett J.D. on August 08, 2019 in Sharenting
A thought experiment for today's parents: How would you feel if your parents had shared your private information digitally when you were growing up?
By Eva M. Krockow Ph.D. on August 08, 2019 in Stretching Theory
Do you pay too much when you pay nothing? While it is rational to minimise financial spending, people often overlook the hidden costs of seemingly "free" items.
By Susan Newman Ph.D. on August 08, 2019 in Singletons
In Japan and South Korea women openly reject marriage, broadcasting their pledge to a “live-alone life.” Would you have a wedding celebration without a groom?
By Anthony C. Lopez Ph.D. on August 07, 2019 in Evolutionary Politics
The same moral psychology that has fueled social justice is also at work in pernicious cycles of violence.
By The Center for Research in Experimental Economics and Political Decision Making on August 07, 2019 in Decisions in Context
Why is overconfidence a common aspect of our psychology despite the costs? Recent research shows that it can help people persuade others better.
By Tim Carey Ph.D. on August 05, 2019 in In Control
Understanding people and helping them with the problems they experience will not arise by allocating them to one or more DSM categories.
By Arieh Y. Shalev on August 05, 2019 in Unraveling Trauma
Good clinicians diagnose situations, not symptoms. Are we ready for this in psychiatry?
By Shahram Heshmat Ph.D. on August 05, 2019 in Science of Choice
Choice and decision making is a fundamental aspect of life, and the choices people make determine in part the quality of life.
By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on August 03, 2019 in Living Single
When women say they don’t want kids, do they end up not having any? A groundbreaking study answers many questions about the life paths of women who never have kids.
By James A. Powell Psy.D. on July 31, 2019 in You've Had a Baby—Now What?
If your child has lost a friend to suicide, there are common traps to avoid and practical steps you can take to help.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on July 31, 2019 in How To Do Life
Seven tips embedded in a story.
By Valentina Stoycheva Ph.D. on July 30, 2019 in The Everyday Unconscious
How Niksen, the Dutch concept of doing nothing, intersects with an innovative theory of unconscious thought and decision-making.
By Abigail Fagan on July 29, 2019 in Brainstorm
More satisfying decisions may emerge when one person takes the lead.
By Susan Newman Ph.D. on July 29, 2019 in Singletons
Rarely does a parent want a son or daughter to quit a pursuit. But, the decision-making process matters more than persistence and grit. Here’s why.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on July 27, 2019 in Fixing Families
When a relationship is on the rocks it's easy to get desperate and do things that you later regret. Tips on what to avoid, what to consider, what to do to save a relationship.
By Benjamin Hardy Ph.D. on July 27, 2019 in Quantum Leaps
These four pictures may surprise you.
By Christopher Dwyer Ph.D. on July 26, 2019 in Thoughts on Thinking
Whether it’s buying something you can’t afford, doing something you know is wrong, or opting out of something you should do, we always seem to be able to justify our decisions.
By Eva M. Krockow Ph.D. on July 25, 2019 in Stretching Theory
Have you been tricked by decoy options in the past? Anticipating regret could help you make better choices in the future!
By Loren Soeiro, Ph.D. ABPP on July 24, 2019 in I Hear You
Today's young adults, faced with important life choices, are more depressed than previous generations. Here's how to resolve these big decisions.
By Scott Haas Ph.D. on July 23, 2019 in Shrink in the Kitchen
Lessons from Japanese culture can help with decision-making.
By Tim David on July 22, 2019 in The Magic of Human Connection
Everyone wants to retire someday, but nobody wants to save. It's the classic self-control struggle: sacrifice what you want now for what you want later. Here's how FaceApp can help
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