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When one of my patients mentions a sexual practice I had not heard of previously, I consider it a quirk. When three different people mention the same practice in one week, I consider it a potential fad. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Guy Winch, Ph.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Giuliana’s openness about her marriage to entrepreneur Bill Rancic; infertility; the IVF process; a successful battle against breast cancer; pregnancy via surrogate; and now motherhood have had a profound affect on many who follow her journey. She...
From: Psychology Today | By: Caroline Presno, Ed.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with Daniel Notterman and Colter Mitchell about their paper titled, "Social Disadvantage, Genetic Sensitivity and Children's Telomere Length," which was published online April 7 in the Proceedings of the National...
From: Psychology Today | By: Christopher Bergland | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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It's boring and not sexy, but it makes a tremendous difference in bed.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Michael Castleman, M.A. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Have you seen Dove's new campaign: Patches? Read about what happened when 10 women were given a revolutionary new "patch" to feel better about their body. I interviewed the lead researcher to learn more about this thought provoking new campaign. Dr....
From: Psychology Today | By: Susan Albers, Psy.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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A light-handed approach to staying healthy and to responding to problems.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Marty Nemko, Ph.D. | Monday, April 14, 2014
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This fourth truth of weight loss, accountability is a vital ingredient for losing weight and keeping it off. There are major advantages to the team approach including having someone with whom to share your good news, gaining encouragement and strength...
From: Psychology Today | By: Nathaniel Lambert, Ph.D. | Monday, April 14, 2014
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From: Psychology Today | By: adaptive | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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The surprisingly important role that cats played in several crucial discoveries in neuroscience history.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Sam Kean | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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In the first part of this post, we asked whether a person has an obligation to have sex with his or her partner given that the partner cannot go outside the relationship to get sexual needs met. In this second part, we get to the question of whether...
From: Psychology Today | By: Mark D. White, Ph.D. | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Many parents assume that their children don't hold gender stereotypes, often because they work hard to raise egalitarian children. Yet, most children endorse strong stereotypes about boys and girls. They assume boys and girls are different in deep, fundamental...
From: Psychology Today | By: Christia S. Brown, Ph.D. | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Poof, just like that, hard-learned lessons of driving dangers disappear as teens take the wheel.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Stephen Gray Wallace, M.S.Ed. | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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So the next time you, someone you know, or a client, comes in and says they feel sad, one should really stop and wonder why exactly they feel sad. If it is that that sadness is related to a lack of social connections or a sense of belonging, then perhaps...
From: Psychology Today | By: Sean Seepersad, Ph.D. | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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It is no surprise that glucosamine has become one of the most frequently used alternative medications worldwide due to its chondroprotective properties, despite the fact that its efficacy has been called into question more than once over the years. read...
From: Psychology Today | By: Dr. Mark Borigini, M.D. | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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Better body image may increase your ability to enjoy sensual pleasures.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Melanie Davis, MEd, PhD, CSE | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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When others deny our dignity, religion upholds it.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Robert W. Fuller, Ph.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Learn to allow your brain time to kick in and make sense of what otherwise leaves you helpless with rage. Mindful anger leads to emotional freedom.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Susan K. Perry, Ph.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Research shows we can increase our compassion with just eight weeks of meditation.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Diane Dreher, Ph.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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High Fertility in Tightly Knit Religious Groups and the Failure of Secularists to Replace Themselvesread more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Robert N. McCauley, Ph.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Some foods are intentionally designed to be not just irresistible but addictiveread more
From: Psychology Today | By: Peg O'Connor, Ph.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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A familiar scenario that comes at the end of a relationship--or after the end. Semi-stalking is related to possessiveness and to jealousy. Certain individuals are prone to this behavior.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Fredric Neuman, M.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Purpose in life is often thought of as a product of adulthood, reserved only for experienced individuals well-versed in life's travels. Yet, consistent research shows us that the sense of purpose tends to sharply decline with increasing age. Why the...
From: Psychology Today | By: Maclen Stanley | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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That is, until Maya out of desperation, loneliness, and exhaustion did the one thing that made it impossible for either of them to continue to ignore the pain in which they were both living. She had an affair.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Linda and Charlie Bloom, | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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“7 out of 10 people who know this person think that this person has an attractive face” and “3 out of 10 people who know this person think that this person does not have an attractive face” are logically equivalent, and yet people end up with...
From: Psychology Today | By: Gad Saad, Ph.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Whether as a character trait or a full-fledged personality disorder, the nature of narcissism just teems with irony and paradox. Take, for example, this ambiguous quote that, without explanation, may well seem baffling: “I thought narcissism was about...
From: Psychology Today | By: Leon F. Seltzer, Ph.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Who we are is a sum-total of genes intermingling with environment, not a definitive formulation of cause-and-effect.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Donna Flagg | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The sounds of Nature have been losing out to the sounds of the Machine Age for some two centuries now.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Graham Collier | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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I can’t tell you how many people I work with whose biggest obstacle is that they simply haven’t done the work. Take it from me: there’s no point in spending hundreds of dollars on coaching you may not yet be able to integrate. First, become prepared...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jennifer Hamady | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Unhealthy food marketing to children in schools is prevalent read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Jennifer L. Harris, Ph.D., M.B.A. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Ever since I first read Dreams From My Father, I’ve been struck by similarities between my family and the one that Barack Obama grew up in. As I read about the too-short life of Ann Dunham, Obama’s mother, I couldn’t help wondering whether, if...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jefferson M. Fish, Ph.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Excitement is hailed as a good thing. But is it?read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Kathleen Taylor | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Quantifying the elusive quality of love is no easy task, but a group of psychologists think they have a way to detect people’s true romantic feelings. Breaking romantic love into its component parts, this new test allows you to gauge the strength of...
From: Psychology Today | By: Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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People can intentionally dream about the problems of a target individual they do not know.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Patrick McNamara, Ph.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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This is one of those times of the year when many of us do reflect on religion, whether it has meaning for us, or what has it done for us lately. It is a time of the year that can have a significant impact on the psyche of individuals suffering from chronic...
From: Psychology Today | By: Dr. Mark Borigini, M.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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3 career advice sites where you can find real answers to job search questions.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Brad Waters | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Winning creates unique challenges for youth sport athletes and adults.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Frank L. Smoll, Ph.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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When people do something wrong, there are two distinct emotions that they commonly experience: guilt and shame. These emotions differ based on what people feel bad about. When people feel bad about the action they performed, then they experience guilt....
From: Psychology Today | By: Art Markman, Ph.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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A new study following 100,000 people shows the dangers of sleep aids and anti-anxiety medications. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Richard Taite | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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How memory athletes do it. Tip #1read more
From: Psychology Today | By: William R. Klemm, D.V.M, Ph.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Are you continually disappointed in your relationships? Are you considering divorce? Are you divorced or breaking up? Have you never had the kind of romantic relationship that deeply fulfills you? Consider conducting a relationship audit. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Best-selling novelists like Caroline Leavitt are finding that the new e-book publisher Shebooks.net is a great way to get their work to readers in bite-sized stories (about 8,000 words) that are just right for a morning commute or bedtime read. Here’s...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jennifer Haupt | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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What is the difference between a break and a break up? And why breaks can potentially help a relationship.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Jen Kim | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The lack of self-esteem experienced by our youth feels both epidemic and it is viral. Like any common virus it has spread quickly, and appears to be a tough strain, due to it’s vehemence. Just talking to a tween or teen that believes he is ugly, or...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jennifer Powell-Lunder, Psy.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Even Republicans concede that gender discrimination is no myth yet Senate Republicans blocked--for the third time--the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill proposing to close the pay gap between men and women. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Peggy Drexler, Ph.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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As the debate continues about the legitimacy of "diagnosing and treating mental disorders," the question must be asked: is it time to replace psychiatrists and psychotherapists with another sort of mental health provider?read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Dr. Eric R. Maisel, Ph.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Human actions that result from complex neural processes of intention, emotion, and consciousness are at least freeish, even if they are not produced by the traditional kind of free will. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Paul Thagard | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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When research subjects were asked to judge the feeling being communicated, the emotion associated with the body nearly always trumped the one associated with the face.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Elizabeth Wagele | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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From: Psychology Today | By: jweber | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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Watch the battle of the trauma/childhood, disability/disease theory of addiction, emerging drug policy innovations, and a vision of the individual's ability to free themselves from addiction.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Stanton Peele | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The dynamic of quoting movies in everyday conversation is not a new one. There are many different speculations of why people turn to this 'second language' as a way of communication. Instead of viewing it as evidence of poor communications skills, we...
From: Psychology Today | By: Michael Friedman, Ph.D. | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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