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By Jade Wu Ph.D. on November 11, 2019 in The Savvy Psychologist
Even if you have the best intentions, helping someone with anxiety can be touchy. Here are four things you’ll want to avoid saying or doing.
By Alexandra Brewis and Amber Wutich Ph.D. on November 10, 2019 in Diagnosis: Human
November is Lung Cancer Awareness month. Here's something you need to know.
By Elinor Greenberg Ph.D. on November 10, 2019 in Understanding Narcissism
Have you ever wondered how psychotherapists can empathize with severely abusive narcissistic clients? Here is the secret of how we do it.
By Joseph Marks MSc. on November 01, 2019 in Messengers
Barack Obama recently declared, “You’re not a sucker to have integrity and to treat others with respect.” But is it always true that people who show kindness get their just desserts?
By Dona Matthews Ph.D. on November 01, 2019 in Going Beyond Intelligence
Some children are more naturally empathetic than others, but all children can learn to put themselves in others’ shoes, feel their feelings, show empathy, and do the right thing.
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on October 30, 2019 in Evolution of the Self
There are three kinds of asymmetrical, or unbalanced, friendships. Do you know what they are, and how best to avoid them?
By Jeremy Howick Ph.D. on October 30, 2019 in Doctor You
Do you think that your health would improve if your doctor was a better actor? Evidence suggests you would.
By Austin Perlmutter M.D. on October 19, 2019 in The Modern Brain
Use this easy tool to improve your decisions.
By Julie L. Hall on October 18, 2019 in The Narcissist in Your Life
A behind-the-scenes look at the extreme sport of treating narcissistic personality disorder.
By Louis Putterman Ph.D. on October 16, 2019 in The Good, The Bad, The Economy
The grandchildren of individuals secluded in a leper colony until the 1950s are both unusually kind towards strangers, and kinder still towards members of their own community.
By Rashmita S. Mistry, Ph.D. on October 16, 2019 in Social Class Matters
"Why is that man camping on the sidewalk?" Do your children's questions about homelessness and poverty leave you stumped?
By Blake Griffin Edwards LMFT on October 13, 2019 in Progress Notes
Therapists mean well, but at times we all stray outside of the bounds of helpfulness.
By Elizabeth A. Segal, Ph.D. on October 11, 2019 in Social Empathy
Why do bullies captivate us? Because their insight into us can feel like empathy.
By Elizabeth Elizardi M.Ed., MAPP on October 09, 2019 in Parent Pulse
"How do I teach my child that other people matter?" Read on to discover the best ways to promote empathic responding at an early age.
By Jennice Vilhauer Ph.D. on September 30, 2019 in Living Forward
When a good relationship starts to disintegrate, it can be hard to tell if it can be fixed. The answer depends a lot on whether your partner is toxic or just clueless.
By Dianne Grande Ph.D. on September 27, 2019 in In It Together
Do you find yourself trying to cope with a Narcissist or a Machiavellian ? Here are a few do's and don'ts for you to consider.
By Erin Leonard Ph.D. on September 15, 2019 in Peaceful Parenting
Being a person who is able to help a loved one or friend in a crisis creates a lasting bond.
By Christopher Bergland on September 04, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
The largest study of its kind to date finds no evidence that testosterone reduces cognitive empathy.
By Kelly Bulkeley Ph.D, on August 07, 2019 in Dreaming in the Digital Age
New research finds that dream-sharing can enhance people's capacities for empathic concern and perspective-taking.
By Elinor Greenberg Ph.D. on August 03, 2019 in Understanding Narcissism
If you have ever wondered if narcissists can be helped by therapy, the answer is yes. But it takes a lot of effort.
By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on July 16, 2019 in Out of the Darkness
Why do many religious people fail to live up to the teachings of their religions, or even act in ways that are contrary to the basic principles of their faiths?
By Veronika Tait Ph.D. on July 14, 2019 in Pulling Through
As we learn more about post-traumatic growth, more people will be able to experience meaning in suffering and expanded capacity for compassion.
By Shoba Sreenivasan, Ph.D., and Linda E. Weinberger, Ph.D. on July 10, 2019 in Emotional Nourishment
What we can do to support family, friends, and others who are facing end-of-life, when the need for human connection is especially important.
By John Amodeo Ph.D., MFT on July 09, 2019 in Intimacy, A Path Toward Spirituality
Listening requires the generosity of extending our attention to others. Through our attentive presence, people feel cared about and more connected.
By Gery Karantzas Ph.D. on June 30, 2019 in The Science of Love
Some people think that "getting inside the mind" of our partners can only help us make our relationships work. But the research tells us otherwise.
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