Why “Science-Based” Matters

The White House has requested that the CDC bans various words and phrases - including “science-based.” This is a problem. Here is why.

5 Powerful Winter Solstice Practices for Parents

By Erin Leyba LCSW, Ph.D. on December 16, 2017 in Joyful Parenting
The more you clear space and work toward closure, the more you make space for all the good waiting for you around the corner of the new year.

The Biggest Red Flag That Your Partner is Not "The One"

By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on December 16, 2017 in Why Bad Looks Good
Infatuation Alert: You have feelings of anticipation and excitement whenever you think about your new love interest. But is your emotional intoxication healthy or harmful?

An Ingenious Way to Predict if Your Partner Will Cheat

Predicting who will cheat and who will be faithful in a romantic relationship can be tricky, but new research on parental infidelity suggests a surprisingly useful strategy.

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What Is Psychoanalysis?

By Grant Hilary Brenner M.D. on December 17, 2017 in ExperiMentations
A lot of people don't know what psychoanalysis is. This post will clear up that confusion.

The Ones the Wolves Pull Down

Proposed budget cuts for mental health programs conflict with the need for preventative treatment for high rates of suicide among farmers.

Envy and Your Facebook Feed

By Susan Biali M.D. on December 16, 2017 in Prescriptions for Life
Do you feel envious when scrolling through Facebook? Might others feel envious when looking at what you post? Here's why both matter.

Simple Gifts for Now and Forever

A Christmas collection of easy ways to spend less, ramp up the joy for your child, and reduce your stress this holiday season.

Compassionate Evidence-Based Treatment

By Dean McKay Ph.D. on December 16, 2017 in Your Fears and Anxieties
Empathy is emphasized in therapy, but compassion is often ignored. Providing evidence-based therapy allows therapists to be both empathic and compassionate.
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Looking for the Perfect Gift for Your BFF? Help Is Here.

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on December 16, 2017 in Off the Couch
Is trying to find the perfect gift for your best friend overwhelming you? These tips can simplify the task.

Time Famine

By Bryan E. Robinson Ph.D. on December 16, 2017 in The Right Mindset
Are you starved for more time? Here's how to satisfy your hunger
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By Maureen Seaberg on December 16, 2017 in Sensorium
Legendary Ufologist describes her synesthesia...

5 Ways Your Mind Deceives You When Your Heart Is Broken

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on December 16, 2017 in The Squeaky Wheel
You cannot trust your mind when your heart is broken. Here's why:

How to Build Rapport to Increase Sales

Using empathic statements, empathic presumptives, and empathic conditionals create a win-win.
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5 Ways To Survive Workplace Bullying

By Kristin Meekhof on December 16, 2017 in A Widow's Guide to Healing
Think bullying just happens to students in a classroom? Workplace bullying is a serious problem for adults. Here's 5 ways to cope with workplace bullying.

When Should We Let Challenges Go And Let Real Life Flow?

By Gregg McBride on December 16, 2017 in The Weight-ing Game
Talk to almost anyone you know and they’ll likely tell you that 2017 has been a year full of challenges. This can sometimes be a rough planet. But it can also be a giving one.

Two Single Women Who Outlived Nearly Everyone in the World

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on December 16, 2017 in Living Single
Two single women outlived nearly everyone else in the world. Why did their stories seem to matter even more than scientific research documenting the longevity of single people?

Moral Panic About Dog Bites in the Medical Literature

By Zazie Todd Ph.D. on December 15, 2017 in Fellow Creatures
The medical literature on dog bites uses emotive language and has erroneous information about dogs, according to a new study.
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Achieving Equity through Tackling the Digital Divide

By Dena Simmons Ed.D. on December 15, 2017 in Justice in The Classroom
Is the digital divide keeping us from achieving equity in schools?

How to Break Bad Habits

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on December 15, 2017 in Fixing Families
The key to breaking bad habits is not white-knuckled willpower, but being aware of what holds the habit in place and mapping out substitutes. Ten tips

The Five Most Common Parenting Mistakes

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on December 15, 2017 in The Teen Doctor
What to consider as you parent.

The Thinking Processes of Sexual Predators

Thought patterns that result in predatory sexual behavior have long resided within the individual. His status and environment provide opportunity to express them.

A Sexual Manifesto for Women

By Ruth C. White Ph.D. on December 15, 2017 in Culture in Mind
No longer should women feel the need to tolerate and moderate the sexual indiscretions of others. It is time for us to be explicit about our expectations and our boundaries.
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Embracing Masculine Vulnerability: A Q&A with Lewis Howes

By Ellen Hendriksen, Ph.D. on December 15, 2017 in How to Be Yourself
Why men have trouble letting themselves be vulnerable, and why it is so important that they try.

Gifts That Disappoint: Seven Rules of Gift-Giving Explained

Gifts are given for many occasions throughout the year, but it seems that there are some basic reasons why we inadvertently choose gifts that fail to please the recipient.

Helping Kids Who Grieve During the Holidays

By David Rettew M.D. on December 15, 2017 in ABCs of Child Psychiatry
For many kids, the joys of the season are mixed with feelings of loss. Here are a few thoughts aimed to help those dealing with grief during the holiday.

Good Mood, Bad Mood? Blame the Bacteria You Eat

By Richard E. Cytowic M.D. on December 15, 2017 in The Fallible Mind
The bacteria in our gut—one’s so-called microbiome—play a huge role in shaping our emotions. The brain in our head is in constant contact with the one in our guts.

What Fraction of Men Develop Erectile Dysfunction, Really?

By Michael Castleman M.A. on December 15, 2017 in All About Sex
Sexologists still don't know the true prevalence of ED. But as time passes, the proportion of men who admit it keeps growing.

Letting Go

By Steve Taylor Ph.D. on December 15, 2017 in Out of the Darkness
Why do some people become more 'spiritual,' and happier, as they get older? Aging can be a process of letting go that leads to acceptance and inner well-being.

How to Let Go of Unhealthy Grudges

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on December 15, 2017 in Think Well
Hanging onto grudges and past grievances only contributes to unhappiness and corrodes relationships. Here's how you can defuse these psychological time bombs.
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Enhance Memory with the "Production Effect"

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on December 15, 2017 in Memory Medic
Here's how to optimize new memories.

Five Steps to Convince Science Deniers Over Holidays

By Dr. Gleb Tsipursky on December 15, 2017 in Intentional Insights
Want to convince science deniers without arguing? A five-step research-based strategy can help.

A Body Image Holiday Wish List

By Renee Engeln Ph.D. on December 15, 2017 in Beauty Sick
During the time of year when we take special care to show love to others, don’t forget to show your body that same kindness.