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An ignored crisis.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Marty Nemko, Ph.D. | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Are you suffering from a bad case of "preoccupied mommy brain?" You have all the tools that you need to live more completely in the present moment. Connecting with your breath and grounding yourself in some Mindful Parenting techniques can help anchor...
From: Psychology Today | By: Juli Fraga | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Rather than being threatened by an adult adopted son’s or daughter’s desire for reunion, adoptive parents should welcome it as a way to strengthen their family bond and to open up the possibility of a more extended family linking adoptive and biological...
From: Psychology Today | By: E. Kay Trimberger, Ph.D. | Friday, September 19, 2014
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I watched this IKEA commercial in my intro social psychology class, and eight plus years later, it is still seared in my memory. Take the minute to turn on your volume and watch this commercial, and then after I'll tell you how Spike Jonze used psychology...
From: Psychology Today | By: Amie M. Gordon, PhD | Friday, September 19, 2014
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If hitting children is the surest way to reduce crimes and foster good behavior, then why do we also have the largest prison population in the world? read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Denise Cummins, Ph.D. | Friday, September 19, 2014
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As the summer of 2014 is coming to a close, most teens are back into the swing of classes, clubs, athletics, and various extra-curricular events. Many teens are excited to be back in their old routine. Returning to school is a time they get to see their...
From: Psychology Today | By: Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, M.S., L.P.C. | Friday, September 19, 2014
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More and more mental health care for children is being delivered by pediatricians and other primary care physicians. Hear how one of this year’s candidates for the presidency of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Joseph Hagan, views the role of...
From: Psychology Today | By: David Rettew, M.D. | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Over 200 people responded to a survey asking when in life they experienced the most rejection. Here’s what they had to say:read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Friday, September 19, 2014
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ED sufferers and therapists seem to agree that you can be “in recovery,” but are you ever really recovered? read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Mary E. Pritchard, Ph.D. | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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The ever-shifting winds of food trends make feeding children more complicated than ever. Parents' fears, nested in the poor state of Western food culture, have eroded competence at one of parents' most basic tasks: nourishing children into healthy, happy...
From: Psychology Today | By: Zanthe Taylor, M.F.A. | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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So what’s an older obese man to do? Do not take testosterone supplements! A much better solution is to lose the excess weight by consuming far fewer calories.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Professor Gary L. Wenk, Ph. D. | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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In the first post of our Fat Shame series, we talk with Dr. Amy Farrell, author of Fat Shame, who demystifies fat stigma in America. read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Alexis Conason, Psy.D. | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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From: Psychology Today | By: lybi | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Most hiring managers will at some point pop every job applicant’s most dreaded question: "What is your biggest weakness?" And how you handle the query could ironically portray vulnerability – or your admirable character. It’s an interview classic...
From: Psychology Today | By: Lynn Taylor | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Extreme fear registers not just in the individual but can actually make his or her children - and his or her children's children - more sensitive to the same fearful stimuli.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Michael Jawer | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Some of us build our lives, some of us discover them. What's important isn't the actual content of our goals, but the larger question of defining our way of determining them. Some food for thought. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Robert Taibbi, L.C.S.W. | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Yesterday, I posted about a study that describes internet trolls as narcissistic, sadistic, and psychopathic. A lot of people commented about their own internet behavior, wondering if provocative comments count as "trolling." Here are the four questions...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jennifer Golbeck, Ph.D. | Friday, September 19, 2014
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If you or someone you know has narcissistic habits like dismissive listening, believing "it's all about me," or quickness to anger in response to criticism, check out these resources.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Susan Heitler, Ph.D. | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Many people feel that those who become abusive need "anger management" but I believe they need "shame management." read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Beverly Engel, L.M.F.T. | Friday, September 19, 2014
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When you hit your kid, you are nothing more than the terrifying monster emerging from the closet. Except unlike the monster, you are the one they’re supposed to rely on for safety. You are causing them very real trauma that can shape their development...
From: Psychology Today | By: Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Aftercare plans, usually several carefully prepared pages, are written, disseminated, and discussed with recovering addicts for a very good reason - they outline the path to continued sobriety and a healthy, happy life. Ignoring any element of an aftercare...
From: Psychology Today | By: Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Do you long for that feeling of being in love again? Don't just say "I love you." You need to first say this to fall back in love.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D. | Friday, September 19, 2014
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America's children spend 40 hours a week watching violent entertainment in the media. What can we do about our nation's addiction to violence?read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Diane Dreher, Ph.D. | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Satisfying sex need not be abandoned due to any physical challenge.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Isadora Alman, MFT | Friday, September 19, 2014
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When does discipline become child abuse?read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Dale Archer, M.D. | Friday, September 19, 2014
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The honeymoon period is a celebration of your compatibilities. Following it, you slowly and inefficiently start getting your ducks in order for negotiating the inevitable incompatibilities, a hard time for guessing how much compatibility you'll end up...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jeremy E. Sherman, Ph.D. | Friday, September 19, 2014
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"Hector and the Search for Happiness" is the title of a new film. But its point is that making happiness the goal doesn't work. Part of the problem is that in questing for happiness we flee from unhappiness. But real happiness is richness, encompassing...
From: Psychology Today | By: Hara Estroff Marano | Friday, September 19, 2014
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A new research study out of the University of Sydney has tried to objectively measure whether a given dog is pessimistic or optimistic. Researchers used what’s called a cognitive bias test to explore how the affective state of a dog would influence...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jessica Pierce, Ph.D. | Friday, September 19, 2014
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How universal are our fantasies? read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Sheila Kohler | Friday, September 19, 2014
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A Participant easily and naturally engages through feeling with others. He is oriented to be immersed in the ‘play of consciousness,’. The natural orientation of an observer, on the other hand, is to process at a distance, He tends toward thinking,...
From: Psychology Today | By: Robert Berezin, M.D. | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Five ways to fight stage frightread more
From: Psychology Today | By: Adam Grant, Ph.D. | Friday, September 19, 2014
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The controversy about The Common Core, a new teaching and testing method, is raising serious questions. If it was not properly vetted before being introduced, it can set our children back. Classic and current research on how intellect develops in children...
From: Psychology Today | By: Carrie Barron, M.D. | Friday, September 19, 2014
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A fun thought experiment that might actually have practical value.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Marty Nemko, Ph.D. | Friday, September 19, 2014
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One of the most exciting areas in bilingualism research concerns the bilingual brain. Professor Arturo Hernandez who has published a new book on the topic answers questions about his field and the crucial link that exists between the mind and the brain...
From: Psychology Today | By: Francois Grosjean, Ph.D. | Friday, September 19, 2014
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From: Psychology Today | By: borgbrennerberry | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Men should not strive to stay out of trouble. We should strive to be the best men we can be. Only then are we worthy of women’s love.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Shawn T. Smith, Psy.D. | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Packing for a trip when you're 77 is a lot different than at 17!read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Sheila Weinstein | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Strange things are afoot in the world of pets. Just this week, three unusual stories have crossed my desk: a dead rat is turned into a helicopter, a goldfish has life-saving surgery, and an innovative company makes biomass energy out of dead pets. read...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jessica Pierce, Ph.D. | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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In the last two years, over a dozen events involving NFL plyers have been associated with domestic violence.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Kathryn Seifert, Ph.D. | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Your response to expectations may sound slightly obscure, but it turns out to be very, very important. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Gretchen Rubin | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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A new study shows what we have long known: internet trolls are horrible people. Tests show they are narcissistic, psychopathic, sadistic, and machiavellian. In other words, they enjoy ruining your day.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jennifer Golbeck, Ph.D. | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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The essence of mindfulness is to be with our experience just as it is. The first step toward awakening to who we really are is to notice and accept ourselves as we are. Rather than skipping over unpleasant or uncomfortable aspects of our humanity, we...
From: Psychology Today | By: John Amodeo, PhD, MFT | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Among the problems countries like Sierra Leone face in the battle against Ebola, two strike the American mind as all but incomprehensible: 1.) the widespread skepticism that the disease actually exists and 2.) burial practices that to our eyes are not...
From: Psychology Today | By: Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D. | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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For any parents having a hard time navigating educational accommodations for your child, read on to learn more.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Joel L. Young, M.D. | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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There is an interesting history to the use of engagement rings in Western culture, and there are even more interesting ideas about the role of emblems of commitment—like engagement rings. Why, traditionally, does the man give the engagement ring and...
From: Psychology Today | By: Scott M. Stanley, Ph.D. | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Psychological threat leads to defense of prominent cultural beliefs, even if these beliefs are at odds with one's economic self-interest.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Clay Routledge, Ph.D. | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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We live in a world that generates anxiety at an unprecedented pace—and then we get to watch disasters man-made and natural play out on smart phones and other devices. These are some of the best reasons for stress-proofing our thinking.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: The Book Brigade | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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With the dizzying array of news about sports concussions and related symptoms, we may be at risk of misinterpreting symptoms that appear to be due to a concussion. Here are several conditions with signs and symptoms that mimic concussions, but sometimes...
From: Psychology Today | By: Harry Kerasidis, M.D. | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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In my life, I have felt odd joy when I noticed death. read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Temma Ehrenfeld | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Called the doubting disease, OCD can make you question your sexual ability, desires, and even orientation. The anxiety can ruin the joy of sex, resulting in relationship problems and despair. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Monnica T. Williams, Ph.D. | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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