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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 Janina Scarlet Ph.D. on August 22, 2019 in The Real Superheroes
A car honk. An angry driver. People yelling obscenities through their rolled-up windows. And through it all, feeling the soul-ripping, devastating effects of loneliness.
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 Linda and Charlie Bloom on August 21, 2019 in Stronger at the Broken Places
Partners strive to emphasize the positive and minimize the negative in an attempt to maintain harmony. But despite their efforts, many couples begin to keep a file of grievances.
By Ewan Morrison on August 21, 2019 in Word-Less
Is the Internet turning us into amnesiacs?
By Kelly Bulkeley Ph.D, on August 21, 2019 in Dreaming in the Digital Age
There are several easy practices you can learn to draw maximum creative power from the natural rhythms of your mind and body during sleep.
By Zazie Todd Ph.D. on August 21, 2019 in Fellow Creatures
A recent court case in Canada considered the emotional suffering of a dog. Scientific research and models of animal welfare mean cruelty is no longer defined only as physical harm.
By Lee Bare Ph.D. on August 21, 2019 in Boys Will Be Boys
Helping our teenage sons develop listening skills when they want to tune us out
By Lisa Firestone Ph.D. on August 21, 2019 in Compassion Matters
It's one thing to love your partner. It's another thing to be obsessively focused on your relationship to a degree that is destructive to your mental health.
By Christopher Bergland on August 21, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Very-early-to-bed, very-early-to-rise routines are only a so-called "disorder" if an extreme early bird—who has trouble staying awake past 10 p.m.—feels the trait is undesirable.
By Hannah Rose LCPC on August 21, 2019 in Working Through Shame
Loneliness can stem from a lack of authenticity in our relationships.
By Michael Mascolo Ph.D. on August 21, 2019 in Values Matter
"Check your privilege" is a noble attempt to foster reflection on the consequences of advantage and disadvantage. But it alienates the very people it seeks to convince.
By Marlynn Wei M.D., J.D. on August 21, 2019 in Urban Survival
New research finds that "sudden gains" during the treatment of social anxiety doesn't predict long-term outcomes.
By Elizabeth Svoboda on August 21, 2019 in What Makes a Hero?
Amidst the terror of this summer's mass shootings, heroes emerged to save lives.
By Rob Danzman on August 21, 2019 in Campus Crunch
With college student anxiety and depression skyrocketing, finding help on campus is more important than ever.
By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on August 21, 2019 in Sleep Newzzz
Let’s take a look at how the body handles sleep and heat, and how you can set yourself up to sleep better when temperatures soar.
By Sophia Dembling on August 21, 2019 in The Introvert's Corner
Learning to push back against the negative messages society plants in our brains can help us live more comfortably as introverts.
By Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW on August 21, 2019 in Love and Sex in the Digital Age
Men are rarely more creative than when they’re manufacturing an excuse to rationalize their cheating.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on August 21, 2019 in Hope + Resilience
In this interview, author Elizabeth Reynolds Turnage shares what resilience, hope, and support look like for caregivers who are walking with a loved one through a health crisis.
By Pamela S. Willsey LICSW, BCD, PCC on August 21, 2019 in Packing for Success
Have a teen entering his/her first year of college? Here are some tips to make the transition go smoothly for everyone.
By Jessica M Alleva Ph.D. on August 21, 2019 in Mind Your Body
Do body-positive media campaigns actually make people feel better about their bodies? A new study reveals the answers.
By Steven Stosny, Ph.D. on August 21, 2019 in Anger in the Age of Entitlement
What we focus on becomes more important than what we don’t focus on.
By Alison Escalante M.D. on August 21, 2019 in Shouldstorm
Have you ever felt behind? Whether you can’t decide your college major or you’re changing careers, research shows that a diversity of experience is an advantage in the long run.
By Laura Betzig Ph.D. on August 21, 2019 in The Political Animal
Too many of us have helped him out.
By Atara Malach M.A., PCC on August 21, 2019 in Motherhood Without Guilt
Do you feel "stuck in traffic" because nothing is changing? Being a focused mom can go a long way.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on August 21, 2019 in How To Do Life
Helping smart kids fulfill their potential to create a better world for all.
By Scott Shapiro M.D. on August 20, 2019 in The Best Strategies For Managing Adult ADHD
Do you have Adult ADHD? Do you constantly beat yourself up? Research from the field of Positive Psychology may help you start to thrive more often!
By Alissa Jerud Ph.D. on August 20, 2019 in The ART and Science of Emotions
Does stress seem part and parcel of being a parent? Recent research suggests that it may be time to change the status quo.
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