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What guilt might be saying about your friendships. When our consciences kick up a guilt-ridden fuss, it is often in an effort to preserve something that is most precious to us, namely friendship. Feelings of guilt could mean we owe someone – big time.read...
From: Psychology Today | By: Seth Slater, M.F.A. | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Could one key moment of vigilance help you lose weight even during the holidays?read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Marty Nemko, Ph.D. | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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You know how the experts are always saying that it’s important to make sure your kids have a healthy meal before they hit the sweets? Well, the research shows kids will eat highly palatable foods even when they're not hungry. This Thanksgiving, teach...
From: Psychology Today | By: Dina Rose, Ph.D. | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Social scientists have collected some compelling evidence suggesting that exercise makes us smarter, happier, and even more productive.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Ron Friedman, Ph.D. | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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In 2012, Stella Boonshooft posted a photograph of herself online and opened up a national conversation about body image. Two years later, we interviewed Stella to see how she felt about being an overnight celebrity and face of body positivity. Where...
From: Psychology Today | By: Alexis Conason, Psy.D. | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Helpful ways to celebrate Thanksgiving in moderationread more
From: Psychology Today | By: Nicole Avena, Ph.D. | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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There's more to pet names than you might think: sweet words and love seem to be cognitively connected.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Theresa E. DiDonato, Ph.D. | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Cynicism about love may be worse than it's ever been. Here's why that's ruining your love life, and what to do about it.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Duana C. Welch, Ph.D. | Monday, November 24, 2014
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With Thanksgiving just days away, you’ve probably thought about pulling out your favorite pumpkin pie recipe. You're not alone though if thoughts of holiday meals (and desserts!) concern you. However, the holidays can be festive without being fattening!...
From: Psychology Today | By: Charlotte N. Markey, Ph.D. | Monday, November 24, 2014
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What would life be like if we could eat stuffing everyday? Not just stuffing but candied yams, buttery mashed potatoes, pecan pie, and all of our other Thanksgiving favorites. Might this ironically help us feel more in control of our eating? read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Alexis Conason, Psy.D. | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Re-imagine the way you want to be with real practices and mental focus with these 7 Habits to Create Real Change Using Aikido & Martial Arts Principles:read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Susan Harrow | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Resentment can ruin your holiday season. Here are 11 simple strategies for transforming resentment into gratitude. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Meg Selig | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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You might think you get hungry when your stomach is empty. It's not that simple.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Nate Kornell, Ph.D. | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Chocolate is an excellent example of how difficult it is to differentiate food from drug. A recent study reported improved memory and enhanced blood flow in the brain of elderly humans who consumed extracts from cocoa powder. The problem is that no one...
From: Psychology Today | By: Professor Gary L. Wenk, Ph. D. | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Are you a natural worrier or do you have an anxiety disorder? Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference. read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D. | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Are you lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and heading home for the holidays? Despite the Norman Rockwell images that inundate us this time of year, this can be a stressful time for LGBT people and those who love them. Follow my ABC's for LGBT family...
From: Psychology Today | By: Michael C. LaSala, Ph.D., LCSW | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Has our neighborhood public school population changed dramatically? Are we deserting our neighborhood students and leaving them without college prep or career skills?read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Mack R. Hicks, Ph.D. | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Cognitive scientists have learned a lot about what happens inside our minds when we see red, green, and blue.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Sally Augustin, Ph.D. | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Forget giving thanks. Thanksgiving is now a shopping day.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Dale Archer, M.D. | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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We're all told it's the season to give thanks, but not many people realize the incredible psychological power of being grateful. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jonathan Fader, Ph.D. | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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This holiday season, take care of yourself with a balanced diet of whole foods that pack a vitamin and mineral punch to keep your body and mind healthy.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Dan Peters, Ph.D. | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Toxic fighting is destructive to loving relationships. Partners end up feeling hurt and emotionally unsafe. Staying mindful of what toxic fighting looks like goes a long way in helping to stop it. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D. | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Denton, TX became the first city in The Lone Star state to put a legal limit on what it will permit the gas and oil industry to do within its borders. As a sociologist, the lead up to the vote was fascinating. As a citizen and resident, it was scary...
From: Psychology Today | By: Gayle A. Sulik, MA, PhD | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Daydreamers can also be superachievers. Neuroscientists have discovered that mind-wandering can boost cognitive performance and the achievement of goals. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Christopher Bergland | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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For some, returning to family of origin at Thanksgiving is a pleasure, for others it is a mixed bag and for several it is a source of stress. Here are 8 tips for managing tensions that might arise and for holding on to you down zen mind.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Carrie Barron, M.D. | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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To buy — or not to buy — the “must-have” toy or tech device? Parents tend to bend over backwards to give children what they request. But, research shows experiences make people happier than possessions.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Susan Newman, Ph.D. | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Left brain rational either/or thinking, breaking things down into parts, and right brain unitary, both/and thinking, concerned with experiencing things and people as whole: these are both important for understanding, appreciating and living life to the...
From: Psychology Today | By: Larry Culliford | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Do people around you resort to emotional extortion?...
From: Psychology Today | By: skohler | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Our growing fascination (read: obsession) with reality television and our apparent attachment to its stars may be a reflection of our shifting definition of friendship.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Anastasia Harrell | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Capgras Syndrome is a rare and fascinating illness. It's all about doubles and it has an unexpectedly long history, especially in literature, where it's often linked with jealousy. This idea of the double captures the crazy essence of jealousy. It mocks...
From: Psychology Today | By: Peter Toohey | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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When you hear the research about gratitude improving your health, making you feel more connected to others, and lifting your mood - are you skeptical? Find out how to make gratitude lists work for you. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Erin Olivo, Ph.D. | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Today in Ferguson, Missouri we see a town that has been devastated by fear and anger. Schools have closed – which makes it unrealistic to expect kids to focus on educational goals. There is no outlet for children and families to discuss their feelings...
From: Psychology Today | By: Rebecca Jackson | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Answering the question - What is Applied Behavior Analysis ? read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Amanda Joy Friedman, MSEd, SBL | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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With gratitude towards liferead more
From: Psychology Today | By: Ana Nogales | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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In the movie 'Birdman,' Michael Keaton plays a former movie star who is trying to make a comeback on the New York stage. He also has super powers. Or does he? This movie pulls viewers inside the mind of a disturbed character and makes us ask questions...
From: Psychology Today | By: Skip Dine Young, Ph.D. | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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We have been deluged with news reports about sexual assault allegations regarding Bill Cosby this week, and at the same time reports of the mishandling of brutal rape at UVA have been emerging. RAINN reports a 50% increase in calls to its sexual assault...
From: Psychology Today | By: Catherine McCall, MS, LMFT | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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It's easy to be grateful when all is well, but gratitude is an important coping strategy to get you through the times when things are falling apart.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Polly Campbell | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Derrick Rose, the Chicago Bulls point guard, was awarded the MVP in 2011, and the media and fans envisioned Rose’s future filled with more MVP trophies and, perhaps, the NBA Championship. But sports have many twists of fate, and over the last two full...
From: Psychology Today | By: Laura M. Miele-Pascoe, Ph.D. | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Are you at your wit's end with your adult child, who struggles with addiction issues and self-defeating behaviors? Read on for sound strategies to help.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D. | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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“Treats” may sound like a self-indulgent, frivolous strategy, but it’s not. Because forming good habits can be draining, treats can play an important role.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Gretchen Rubin | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Learning to stop your thoughts from running away with you takes discipline and practice, but it can be done. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Sophia Dembling | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The National Geographic Channel will air "Sleepless in America" Sunday November 30 at 8:00 ETread more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Joseph A. Buckhalt, Ph.D. | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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“Of course you didn’t do the dishes, you poor dear; you have depression.”read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Michael Karson, Ph.D., J.D. | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Our ability to create insights is critical for innovation and adaptation. Otherwise we would remain stuck in mental ruts formed over our lifetime. Insights let us see things in new ways. Many people, however, have the wrong ideas about insights. Here...
From: Psychology Today | By: Gary Klein, Ph.D. | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Actor Wes Studi, a widely acclaimed American Indian actor, has a long history of addressing issues that face the American Indian community. He shares how many of the issues currently facing American Indians can be traced to a historic fight for sovereignty...
From: Psychology Today | By: Michael Friedman, Ph.D. | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Do we always draw justifiable conclusions from scientific observations? Can science ever become a dogmatic belief?read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Gabriel C. S. Gavin | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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There are various ways to conceptualize gambling intensity. Such ways could include parameters involving the time spent gambling, the number of gambles made, and/or the amount of money won or lost while gambling. However, recent research suggests the...
From: Psychology Today | By: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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What can be learned from Cenk Uygur and The Young Turks?read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Azadeh Aalai, Ph.D. | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Are women just being friendly or are they flirting? It depends who you ask...read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Jesse Marczyk | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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A heartfelt blog post in the form of a Thanksgiving songread more
From: Psychology Today | By: Jeremy E. Sherman, Ph.D. | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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