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 Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on April 03, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
How do you deal with the person who makes your life miserable when avoidance is not an option? Consider drawing support through safety in numbers.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on April 03, 2019 in Fixing Families
For parents away from home for days at a time, it's hard to keep connected, and easy to feel lonely or resentful. Tips for being there when you're not.
By David J Bredehoft Ph.D. on April 01, 2019 in The Age of Overindulgence
Parents can influence a child's spiritual development. Two of the biggest roadblocks are childhood overindulgence and excessive materialism.
By Elyakim Kislev Ph.D. on March 31, 2019 in Happy Singlehood
Studies show that marriage has a surprisingly small impact on long term happiness.
By Rob Whitley, Ph.D. on March 27, 2019 in Talking About Men
The rise in DNA ancestry testing means more people are learning shocking truths about who is and is not a blood relation. The results can harm mental health.
By Susan M. Pollak MTS, Ed.D., on March 16, 2019 in The Art of Now
Can mindfulness and compassion help with the relentlessness of parenting?
By Diane Dreher Ph.D. on March 01, 2019 in Your Personal Renaissance
Why do 60 percent of college students have anxiety disorders? Research points to three major reasons.
By Kathy McCoy Ph.D. on February 27, 2019 in Complicated Love
Do you love your husband or wife, but feel that you're not "in love" anymore? Is the romance getting lost in your daily lives? Here's how to fall in love anew.
By Alison Escalante M.D. on February 26, 2019 in Shouldstorm
A new study has found that people who had loving parents in childhood have better lives later on.
By Guy Winch Ph.D. on February 14, 2019 in The Squeaky Wheel
Falling in love is amazing — but we still need to keep our eyes open.
By The Contemporary Psychoanalysis Group on February 14, 2019 in Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Action
True intimacy requires surrendering to how our partners love us.
By Christopher Badcock Ph.D. on February 06, 2019 in The Imprinted Brain
A recommendation of the imprinted brain theory is that a monogamous family is best for all concerned in lessening genetic, psychological, and social conflicts.
By Jennifer A. Samp Ph.D. on December 28, 2018 in Conflict Matters
Should you take a partner's perferences over your own? Obliging research suggests the decision is far more difficult than it seems.
By Peg Streep on December 19, 2018 in Tech Support
The disparity between the way the culture portrays the season and the way many of us experience it can be depressing or dislocating. Here's how to deal.
By Barbara J. Risman Ph.D. on December 17, 2018 in Gender Questions?
In our new research, we found good news about American's attitudes towards equality. We've come a long way, baby. Why doesn't anyone want to hear?
By B. Janet Hibbs, Ph.D., Anthony Rostain M.D. on December 17, 2018 in The Stressed Years of Their Lives
A recent APA survey states that 90% of Generation Z is "stressed out." With rising rates of anxiety and depression in youth, we explore the causes and offer tips to cope.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on December 12, 2018 in Canine Corner
A new survey finds some surprising trends in dog naming that indicate what we pay attention to in our popular culture and how we feel about dogs in general.
By D. B. Dillard-Wright Ph.D. on December 10, 2018 in Boundless
Feeling stressed and depressed over the holidays? Take time out for self care.
By Vanessa LoBue Ph.D. on December 10, 2018 in The Baby Scientist
Spanking has been a common form of discipline for decades. The American Academy of Pediatrics is now recommending that parents don't spank their kids. Here's the research on why.
By Amanda Rose Ph.D. on November 21, 2018 in Between Us
Are you a woman not feeling very thankful on Thanksgiving? You are not alone.
By Andrew E. Budson M.D. on November 19, 2018 in Managing Your Memory
Learning how to best communicate with those who have cognitive impairment can help prevent irritability, agitation, and aggression.
By Shawn M. Burn Ph.D. on November 16, 2018 in Presence of Mind
When you expect criticism or conflict at a family gathering, these five strategies can help you keep the peace.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on November 12, 2018 in ExperiMentations
Intimidation is a hidden undercurrent in many relationships. Dealing with intimidation is easier once we understand what may be going on underneath the surface.
By Jessica M Alleva Ph.D. on November 05, 2018 in Mind Your Body
New research on gender expectations for men.
By David J Bredehoft Ph.D. on November 05, 2018 in The Age of Overindulgence
Overnurture is being overinvolved in your children’s lives. It’s doing too much for them, smothering, entertaining and insulating them from stress and anxiety.
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