There are ways to temper your toughest critic and take constructive control of your feelings.
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By Michelle Carr Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Dream Factory
A study of narcoleptics suggests that dream recall is associated with increased brain activation in parietal areas in both NREM and REM sleep.
Presenting pleasant scents during sleep may be worth exploring as a complementary approach to improving sleep quality and emotional tone in PTSD patients.
By Jennice Vilhauer Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Living Forward
The answers to these 4 questions may explain why your job is dragging you down.
By Andy Tix Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in The Pursuit of Peace
Research on problem-focused and emotion-focused coping suggests what we can do to respond well during times of stress.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in How To Do Life
The most important productivity skill?
By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in In Practice
How savoring simple pleasures can help your mood.
By Saul Levine M.D. on March 18, 2019 in Our Emotional Footprint
I disdained or feared dogs and cats as a child, but when I had my own family, I learned to appreciate the roles they play, in loving and sadly leaving us, in enhancing our lives.
By Adi Jaffe Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in All About Addiction
Could compassion and harm reduction save countless lives? We sure think so!
By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Friendship 2.0
Are you a habitual "yes"-sayer when you would rather be turning down obligations? Here's how to start changing your ways.
By Cody Kommers on March 18, 2019 in A Friendly Interest
Some notes on engaging with the present.
By James F. Zender Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in The New Normal
By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on March 18, 2019 in Feeling Our Way
Obviously, parents who neglect (and many who abuse) don’t care enough, but less obviously, parents who spoil (and many who abuse) care too much.
By David J Bredehoft Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in The Age of Overindulgence
Hollywood stars used money, position, power, and influence to get their children accepted to elite universities in place of other more qualified students. Is this overindulgence?
By Beverly D. Flaxington on March 18, 2019 in Understand Other People
“Saving for a rainy day.” “A penny saved is a penny earned.” “The best things in life are free.” “You can’t take it with you.” There are many adages around saving and spending,
By Christopher Lane Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Side Effects
A major new study questions whether mental disorders are brain disorders.
By Tchiki Davis, Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Click Here for Happiness
Try these 5 techniques to soothe the body and the mind.
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 Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
The agony of parenting can be letting go, while the hardship of parenting can be holding on. This is the abiding question: how to know when to do which?
By Alison Escalante M.D. on March 18, 2019 in Shouldstorm
Parents have always been stressed, but now we are drowning in it. A simple method can help us find a little peace and connect with our kids.
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Shadow Boxing
A forensic psychiatrist and a forensic psychologist team up to offer a comprehensive evaluation of extreme acts of evil behavior.
By Christopher Bergland on March 18, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
Even minuscule experiences with nature—such as seeing some trees and sky from a classroom window—can help students perform better academically, according to a new critical review.
By Teresa Gil Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Breaking the Silence
Coping with overwhelming feelings and the link to child abuse
By Deborah Offner Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Progress Report
Whose life is this, anyway?
By Glenn Livingston Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Never Binge Again
Many factors can influence a slow metabolism problem. There are several simple things you can do to see if you have one, and make adjustments more easily than you may think!
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
Does relational drama solidify or destabilize relationships? Research has some answers—which may surprise you.
By Eva M. Krockow Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Stretching Theory
Find yourself overeating at food buffets? The way you pay for visiting a buffet restaurant could be influencing how much food you pile up!
By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Emotional Fitness
There are many types of abuse in relationships, and sometimes it's actually difficult to know if your partner is being abusive or just behaving badly.
By Mary C. Lamia Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings
The synthesis of who and what we have emotionally experienced has, for the most part, uniquely shaped who we are now.
By Robert Dawson Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in In Spite of Yourself
Are extremism and terrorism natural and inevitable human responses? Can we raise our kids differently to prevent Groundhog Day?
By Shoba Sreenivasan, Ph.D., and Linda E. Weinberger, Ph.D. on March 18, 2019 in Emotional Nourishment
Giving is valued behavior. But giving to get; e.g., by a holier-than thou approach, self-effacement, or for quid pro quo can be maladaptive and exploitative rather than altruistic.
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