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When a data breach happens at a retail store, you may have to sort out your credit card purchases. When a data breach happens in healthcare, you may have to sort out your life.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Richard Taite | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Beets are an under appreciated superfood. They help with anemia, are high in vitamin C, and are a natural sedative. read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Heather Lounsbury, L.Ac. | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Being present and setting effective limits in a way that promotes healthy development comes naturally when parents can feel heard and supported read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Claudia M. Gold, M.D. | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Flight phobia frequently begins late in pregnancy. According to research, as the expectant mother approaches delivery, the brain is flooded with hormones that cause her to become obsessed with safety. This, apparently, is nature's way of providing a...
From: Psychology Today | By: Captain Tom Bunn, L.C.S.W. | Friday, August 29, 2014
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While "The Parent Trap" operates on the principle that crisis and discord are more interesting than harmony, and allows the former to occupy center stage for a good while before banishing them to the cellar, the "What To Expect" books gloss over the...
From: Psychology Today | By: Deborah Vlock, Ph.D. | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Too often we hear of a child who has been "diagnosed as FASD." Since there are no diagnostic criteria for FASD, the child is being labeled without due consideration of his clinical condition. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D. | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Once I was well; now I'm ill; what happened?read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Thomas Larson | Monday, September 1, 2014
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These writing tips can show you where you want to go, and how you can get there. Start by picking one challenge from the list of five. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Harriet Lerner, Ph.D. | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Do you want to know how and where to meet someone for a satisfying relationship, connection, or even fling? Are you unsure of the best ways and places to meet men or women? Social science research has the answer. Read on to find what you want too!read...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jeremy Nicholson, M.S.W., Ph.D. | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Three tips for helping highly sensitive kids thrive in today's schoolsread more
From: Psychology Today | By: Maureen D. Healy | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Working long hours at a computer takes its toll on your back, neck and hips, not to mention your stress levels, but fortunately ninety seconds of yoga may be the answer.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Alex Korb, Ph.D. | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Does art-based therapy plus cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) reduce symptoms in panic disorder or generalized anxiety disorder? The answer is a very tentative "maybe" according to a recent study's findings. Despite the limited participant size and...
From: Psychology Today | By: Cathy Malchiodi, PhD, LPCC, LPAT | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The Biblical phrase, "It is better to give than to receive" has been studied by researchers who conclude that generosity is rewarded.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Rita Watson, MPH | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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US psychologists designed and oversaw the unethical, brutal interrogations used on detainees in military custody during the war on terror with approval from the American Psychological Association. Psychology graduate students appear to receive little...
From: Psychology Today | By: J. Wesley Boyd, M.D., Ph.D. | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Adjuncts are people facing the decisions people face. Some thoughts on what will help adjuncts.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Eric Charles, Ph.D | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Are downers replacing comfort lacking from moms and uppers replacing encouragement lacking from dads?read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Mark Goulston, M.D., F.A.P.A. | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Two weird things: (1) how my Singled Out book got implicated in a marriage, and (2) the assumption I had made about myself that I had to revisit. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Bella DePaulo, Ph.D. | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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What goes around comes around. The more we leave a trail of happiness for others to follow, the more happiness we find as well. Learn the five powerful strategies that, through bringing happiness to others, returns it to us in kind. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Russell Grieger, Ph.D. | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Here is a psychology test that includes common misconceptions and some basic psychology knowledge. How much do you know about psychology?read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D. | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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When setting the date for a concert, a name came to mind: Earth Bound. I loved it. Earth is home, source, and destiny. Earth is where we are. Earth is who we are. Earth is where we are going. We are bound by earth, to earth, for earth. And so we live....
From: Psychology Today | By: Kimerer LaMothe, Ph.D. | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Every savant draws upon a prodigious, almost uncanny memory. But what happens in the brain to cause this? Why are almost all savants male? And how do ‘normal’ people sometimes become savants in a single stroke? read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Michael Jawer | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” —Simone Weilread more
From: Psychology Today | By: Toni Bernhard, J.D. | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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I receive many questions about what forensic psychology covers and what potential students (or writers) need to know, so here are some basics.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D. | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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We seem to accept a shared understanding that spirits are “things” that emerge from our bodies after we die, yet we don’t share an equal understanding when “spiritual” is used to describe something in the here and now. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Donna Flagg | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Psychology and related social sciences may be decisive in future military strategy. Without integrating such knowledge into the military, defeating ideologically based extremist groups like ISIS will be a Herculean task. In short, kinetic energy alone...
From: Psychology Today | By: Michael D. Matthews, Ph.D. | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Has the Doctor misplaced one of his hearts? The latest version of the lead character on "Doctor Who" seems short on empathy and he worries whether regeneration skewed his morality when it completely altered his body. Both neural manipulation and traumatic...
From: Psychology Today | By: Travis Langley, Ph.D. | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Feeling unhappy? Research suggests that these simple happiness-boosting strategies can help you feel better right now—and, if you make a habit of them, can help make that happiness last.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Juliana Breines, Ph.D. | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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An expert lays out the path. read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Marty Nemko, Ph.D. | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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How do you react, as a parent, when you have a child who faces judgement and danger, because of his or her racial and neurological differences? Here is one mother's perspective from activist, advocate, writer, and researcher Kerima Çevik. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Lynne Soraya | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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My mother officially entered the Advanced Stage of Dementia when she drove off in my dad’s car, in search of “home.” Her whereabouts were unknown for the eternity of two hours. But as demented luck would have it, she turned onto a highway that...
From: Psychology Today | By: Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D. | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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You may have heard the expression, “To thine own self be true.” But what happens when you don’t know your true self? This is part II in a series of free self-tests aimed at helping you discover the real you.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Kimberly Key | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Sometimes you play only to be amazed by the grace of the results. We came up with this: "Turn your laptop off/ And watch the sun cross the sky/ Time has no cursor." read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Gina Barreca, Ph.D. | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Lives can be saved; symptoms can be legitimized; shame can can be lifted. But is there a dark side of diagnosing and labeling depression? Read about the pros and cons of diagnosing here. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: David Bedrick, J.D., Dipl. PW | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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At the 2014 Learning and Brain Conference in San Francisco this year, I discussed the intersection of neuroscience and positive psychology in education. This is not just “warm and fuzzy” teaching anymore.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Patty O'Grady, Ph.D. | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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The opportunities and concurrent obligations that people are facing today have increased dramatically since the advent and availability of technology. Many are over-involved and struggling to stay balanced and healthy in the face of the stress they are...
From: Psychology Today | By: Randi Gunther, Ph.D. | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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How about you? Do you do better with small changes or big changes?read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Gretchen Rubin | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Why do we steal? read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Sheila Kohler | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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We don’t have to feel the same things that people with depression do, or even understand them. But by trusting in the existence of that dark and murky reality, and leaning in to those who see it, perhaps we can offer a life-line, a connection, a glimpse...
From: Psychology Today | By: Tamar Chansky, Ph.D | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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I hadn’t been looking for anything. But this reflection of clouds, sun, and sky was captivating, like a magnet for my attention: Here was something really worth noticing. Later I couldn’t help but wonder: Are these spectacular scenes of natural beauty...
From: Psychology Today | By: Julie J. Exline, Ph.D. | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Good listening skills alone do not guarantee sales. read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Jack Schafer, Ph.D. | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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So you still think schools should drop the teaching of cursive?read more
From: Psychology Today | By: William R. Klemm, D.V.M, Ph.D. | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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People with narcissistic personality tendencies, who constantly need to see themselves as the center of attention, can be annoying to say the least. If you care about someone whose narcissism tends to get out of control, these 8 strategies will help...
From: Psychology Today | By: Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D. | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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The bizarre phenomenon of encounters with non-human entities under the influence of DMT has inspired both mystical and scientific speculations. Greater understanding of the psychological and personality characteristics of DMT users might help shed light...
From: Psychology Today | By: Scott A. McGreal, MSc. | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Scandals are everywhere. And it has become tremendously simple to feel indignation. It is enough to switch on the evening newscasts, preferably of the commercial stations. It is enough to connect oneself in some way or other with the excitation machines...
From: Psychology Today | By: Hanne Detel | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Science fiction has long influenced the development of technology and science. Together, they've formed a working relationship, where art inspires future real life creation. I recently had a chance to sit down with Canadian David Simpson, a young science...
From: Psychology Today | By: Zoltan Istvan | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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From: Psychology Today | By: jbleyer | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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How does the new generation of workers transform itself into leaders? In her new book, Becoming the Boss, Lindsey Pollak offers Gen Y readers advice to help them grow from team members to team leaders. Pollak is here to share some of that advice, with...
From: Psychology Today | By: Nancy Ancowitz | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Nine things I’ve learned from having been career coach to 4,600 people.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Marty Nemko, Ph.D. | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Weltanschauung & Folie à Plusieursread more
From: Psychology Today | By: Leon Pomeroy, Ph.D. | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Years ago, when I was just out on my own, I had an experience that has deeply shaped how I view events like those in Ferguson, Missouri these past weeks. One which taught me a lot about how biases can shape perception, and how those perceptions can have...
From: Psychology Today | By: Lynne Soraya | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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