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Why do so many kids eat so much junk food?read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Kathleen Taylor | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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With more and more people starting relationships online, many have wondered, can we trust people we meet on the Internet? The research in social psychology suggests that the answer is a guarded Yes.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Gwendolyn Seidman, Ph.D. | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Traditionally, excess weight was once considered to be protective of bone health. Make no bones about it, researchers are finding the situation far more complicated. Ironically, both lowered weight subsequent to weight loss and increased weight seen...
From: Psychology Today | By: Sylvia R. Karasu, M.D. | Monday, July 21, 2014
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A growing body of research suggests children and teenagers are not getting the types of experiences that teach them to care — to put the common good before their own. Does the current culture of youth volunteerism teach kids to care less rather than...
From: Psychology Today | By: Marilyn Price-Mitchell, Ph.D. | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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If you can convince yourself that there is just one way to fail, and there are many ways to succeed, you can strengthen your resolve. Here's how that works.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jim Stone, Ph.D. | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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The U.S. isn't the only country with an obesity epidemic. There's a proposal in Britain to treat obesity by having the Government pay for a 12 week Weight Watchers program. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Edward Abramson, Ph.D. | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Psychology researchers want us to know something about our profile photo-centrism – it’s a lie, and it’s leading us to draw conclusions that likely have zero basis in reality.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: David DiSalvo | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Would you trade your hum drum single life for the excitement of terrorist love? read more
From: Psychology Today | By: J. R. Bruns, M.D. | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Carl Jung wrote raphsodically about the entwined impulses towards sex and death. This idea was "borrowed" from Sabina Spielrein, his young, beautiful patient—with whom he had sex and who most emphatically refused to die.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Rebecca Coffey | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Recent findings suggest that some long-held conventional wisdom is wrong. read more
From: Psychology Today | By: James Ullrich | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Far too often when we confront someone, we’re not considering how our requesting (or demanding!) that they change will actually benefit them. Rather, in the moment our sole concern is for ourselves. And this is the case whether our encounter is contrived...
From: Psychology Today | By: Leon F. Seltzer, Ph.D. | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Life is full of transitions. No matter how old we are, it is vital that we allow ourselves to connect with and express our full range of emotions. There is no one "right" way to feel.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Lauren Grunebaum, L.C.S.W. | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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A new study shows dogs display jealousy (snapping, getting between their owner and an object) when owners show affection to a stuffed dog, but not when they show affection to nonsocial objects. While some believe dogs and other animals don't display...
From: Psychology Today | By: Marc Bekoff, Ph.D. | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Want to do your best, mentally and socially? Keep an eye on the thermostat.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Sally Augustin, Ph.D. | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Forgiveness, as many of us have come to know is not given exclusively for the benefit of the forgiven, but for the benefit of the forgiver. Letting go of a grievance or past injury doesn’t just help to alleviate the other’s guilt, but the offering...
From: Psychology Today | By: Linda and Charlie Bloom, | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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As risk issues grow more and more complex we need more and more trustworthy information to figure them out. But some scientists are not neutral. Advocates use the internet and social media to spin and distort. And the modern news media oversimplify and...
From: Psychology Today | By: David Ropeik | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Even after years together, there are many things about your partner you don’t know. Take advantage of your next date night to ask some stimulating questions, and grow a little closer.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Heidi Reeder Ph.D. | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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How our available personality is limited by evolutionary processesread more
From: Psychology Today | By: Eric R. Maisel, Ph.D. | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Does the concept of "the selfish gene" necessitate that organisms like humans are a bunch of selfish knuckleheads? Is that what evolutionary psychology is all about? Well, not quite! Read on to see how Dawkin's "selfish gene" take on what it means to...
From: Psychology Today | By: Glenn Geher, Ph.D. | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Amazing advances in technology and innovation in this digital world have changed the way we live. However, you will still find more beauty in simple acts of humanity.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Nancy Berns, Ph.D. | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Alone time is important. The space between action and ongoing thoughts is where creative ideas are born. It’s where you may have a chance to see something about yourself you didn’t realize before, you may have your best brainstorm for how to get...
From: Psychology Today | By: Beverly D. Flaxington | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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“Positive Psychology is the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive." Here is how positive psychology aids addiction treatment.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Constance Scharff, Ph.D. | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The difference between believing and perceivingread more
From: Psychology Today | By: Graham Collier | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Everyone experiences some level of stress. Stress may be short-term or long-term and cause difficulties with your physical health. Many individuals from ethnic minority groups experience significant more stress due to discrimination and social injustice....
From: Psychology Today | By: Erlanger A. Turner, Ph.D. | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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I completely agree that we need good science for psychotherapy and neuroscience. In truth, we need good science for psychiatry as a whole. We need good science. But ‘Evidence-based’ psychiatry is evidence in name only, no substance.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Robert Berezin, M.D. | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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It's known that the practice of mediation helps diminish symptoms of stress and anxiety and increase emotional resilience, but most research has looked at long-term meditative practice. Now, new studies find what happens for short-periods of meditation...
From: Psychology Today | By: Douglas LaBier, Ph.D. | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Summer vacation is usually thought of as a time for fun in the sun, but for some children and teens, these months can mean more screen time and less healthy food options. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Nicole Avena, Ph.D. | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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I am frequently asked to talk about PTSD to professional audiences and, without exception, always get a post talk question asking about my experience with some experimental intervention that someone read about somewhere in a newsmagazine or heard about...
From: Psychology Today | By: Shaili Jain, M.D. | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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How to be a modern heroineread more
From: Psychology Today | By: Sheila Kohler | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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A friend in need is truly a friend in deed. But would you expect a friend to go further to help you out than you would go for your friend?read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Suzanne Degges-White, Ph.D. | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Bells are ringing for same-sex couples...
From: Psychology Today | By: jbleyer | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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What’s your parents’ greatest legacy?read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Marty Nemko, Ph.D. | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Hypersensitivity is the first of many intriguing correspondences between synesthesia, autism, savantism, and prodigiousness. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Michael Jawer | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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The more we look into environmental sensitivity, the more we can learn about synesthesia, autism, savantism, and prodigiousness - as well as the forces that sculpt us into unique human beings. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Michael Jawer | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Relationship partners often have different wants and needs, creating hard feelings and conflict. Without the right perspective, however, even well-intentioned solutions can make the problem worse instead of better. Fortunately, by learning how power...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jeremy Nicholson, M.S.W., Ph.D. | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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New research has some researchers claiming that atheists backpedal into religious ideas and that therefore religion is hardwired into all of us. It isn't and yet there's something to the claim that we atheists backpedal. We do because the theory we embrace...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jeremy E. Sherman, Ph.D. | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Alisa uses new emotional coping skills in her breakup after one week, by choosing to have loving compassion for the man who left her rather than demonizing him or hating herself.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Alisa Valdes | Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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In this three part case series the author explores interesting causes behind dog reactivity using the story of her own rescue dog to inspire. read more...
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Coffee Shops are a haven of the creative set. But it's not the caffeine boost that boosts creativity.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: David Burkus | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Space travel may have long-term effects on the health of our sensesread more
From: Psychology Today | By: Gayil Nalls, Ph.D. | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Here's a conundrum with getting an ADHD evaluation: Often the partner who suspects he or she has ADHD has the classic symptoms -- including procrastination. This inhibits his ability to follow through and set the appointment needed to get treatment for...procrastination!...
From: Psychology Today | By: Melissa Orlov | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Emotions come and go faster than we think. But, sometimes our attempts at making them go away end up prolonging them.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Amelia Aldao, Ph.D. | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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What To Do If Your Adult Child Rejects Youread more
From: Psychology Today | By: Barbara Greenberg, Ph.D. | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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While I entirely support the idea of cultivating gratitude for the moments in life that we might be too busy to recognize, I’d argue that we’re too human to be happy 100 days in a row. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Elana Premack Sandler, L.C.S.W., M.P.H | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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There are more people eschewing religion than ever before. Atheism and Agnosticism are on the rise. And this is a really good thing. Here's why...read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Phil Zuckerman, Ph.D., | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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What’s the difference between an amateur writer and a professional writer? How do you know if writing should be a hobby or part of your life’s work?read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Gina Barreca, Ph.D. | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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'Follow your passion' is a common message we're often encouraged to do when building our lives and careers. But it turns out it's not as good as we make it to be. It can cause you distress, endless procrastination and even prevent happiness. Discover...
From: Psychology Today | By: Susanna Halonen, MAPP | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Temperament testing in litters of puppies is quite common, however many of the tests used today have not been scientifically tested to see if they actually predict the behaviors of adult dogs. Some new data looks at how valid these tests are in determining...
From: Psychology Today | By: Stanley Coren, Ph.D., F.R.S.C. | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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How does our natural capacity for empathy influence our beliefs about the world? Could this be a connection that explains the perpetual reappearance of prejudice?read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jack Pemment, M.A., M.S. | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Taking a memory test can be stressful, especially if you are concerned about Alzheimer's disease, but negative age-based beliefs about your memory can hurt your performance.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Alan Castel, Ph.D. | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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