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If you don’t want to put yourself out there again, don’t think that this makes you a loser. If you’ve made a conscious choice to stay away from dating and mating, then so be it. If your friends try to fix you up, say “no thanks.” Stay off of...
From: Psychology Today | By: Barton Goldsmith, Ph.D. | Monday, October 20, 2014
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The media tend to report that psychiatrists and other researchers continue to debate whether media violence promotes aggressive behavior in children. In fact, a variety of studies dating back six decades shows that media violence is bad for the developing...
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Research studies suggest that young children responding with excessive anger to blocked goals (such as taking away a favourite toy) can help identify whether they might be at risk for later problems such as delinquency. Children experiencing stress early...
From: Psychology Today | By: Romeo Vitelli, Ph.D. | Monday, October 20, 2014
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After so many years of self-sacrifice it takes to raise a child and then an adolescent, it can feel both glad and sad when independence day arrives and active parenting is done.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Carl E. Pickhardt, Ph.D. | Monday, October 20, 2014
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In my last post, I presented general principles of good behavior in young children. Today, I would like to follow up with specific recommendations – 15 rules that parents can use to help children learn to behave well (most of the time). read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Monday, October 20, 2014
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How I helped one person develop her strategy for meeting Mr. Right.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Marty Nemko, Ph.D. | Monday, October 20, 2014
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To maintain a healthy weight, you have to look at your eating patterns as much as you have to look at the types and amounts of foods you eat.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Susan McQuillan, M.S., RDN | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Young or old, single or coupled, each of us is faced with the great challenge of learning to love. Our Core Gifts lie at the heart of our intimacy journey, and when we identify them, we hold an invaluable key to understanding ourselves and all our relationships....
From: Psychology Today | By: Ken Page, L.C.S.W. | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Are you losing yourself in a friendship/sexual relationship in which you give of yourself without getting much if anything in return?read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Suzanne Lachmann, Psy.D. | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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When To Let Your Kids Start Datingread more
From: Psychology Today | By: Barbara Greenberg, Ph.D. | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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While the murder rate in the U.S. is down as a whole, the mass murder rate has been rising. Many have been broadcasting the fact that we are seeing an overall decline in the murder rate in this country but the U.S. still has the highest violence and...
From: Psychology Today | By: Kathryn Seifert, Ph.D. | Monday, October 20, 2014
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A quick search of the literature on greek life turns up nearly only articles related to alcohol - this is disappointing! In fact, greek life on college campuses can tell us a lot about human social evolution. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Glenn Geher, Ph.D. | Monday, October 20, 2014
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With all the literature in the research community surrounding concussions and CTE, it's important to spend more time evaluating the recovery profess from concussions, as well as the role of the sports psychologist. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Laura M. Miele-Pascoe, Ph.D. | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Aren't all stand-up comics practitioners of sadomasochism? Just last week while standing onstage at the Hollywood Improv I realized I’m a dominatrix, a comedy dominatrix. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Judy Carter | Monday, October 20, 2014
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A theme in this blog has been the way children learn to learn. Humans are able to survive in almost any environment in large part because we are able to learn so effectively from other people. Each generation adapts to the culture and technology of the...
From: Psychology Today | By: Art Markman, Ph.D. | Monday, October 20, 2014
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I live in "Earthquake Country," otherwise known as California. My newspaper arrived on my doorstep this morning bearing a spine-chilling front page headline: MASSIVE QUAKE COULD HIT ANYTIME. We've been hearing that for years, but something happened recently...
From: Psychology Today | By: E. E. Smith | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Imagine pain like an ice pick through your head, vertigo, and nausea. Imagine that a cat's footpad sounded so loud your eardrums felt like they were being sandpapered and the overhead lights felt like a harsh flashlight in your eyes when you've been...
From: Psychology Today | By: Nancy Darling, Ph.D. | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Psychiatry can be neither "brainless" nor "mindless." Unfortunately it has tended to be one or the other for much of its history. Can we go beyond choosing sides?read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Steven Reidbord, M.D. | Monday, October 20, 2014
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In a new book, the author describes society's attitude towards solitude, makes a case for its benefits, and suggests ways the solitude-averse can learn to love it. Or at least deal with it.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Sophia Dembling | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Try to focus less on how others should be, and focus more on your own practice of finding your own genuine love. It's like strengthening your heart. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Monday, October 20, 2014
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So often you hear the importance of not letting work stress creep into your personal life and vice versa, but how do you do that in an effective, practical way?read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jen Kim | Monday, October 20, 2014
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How to keep a relationship lovingread more
From: Psychology Today | By: Sheila Kohler | Monday, October 20, 2014
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We can't afford the fight between die hard defenders of psychiatry and its most fanatic critics. Reasonable people on both sides must find common advocacy ground to save the hundreds of thousands of severely ill who are homeless or inappropriately in...
From: Psychology Today | By: Allen J. Frances, M.D. | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Social anxiety can keep you from making friends, advancing in work, and can lead to depression. The good news is that cognitive behavioral therapy can help you.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D. | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Harmony is overrated. Innovation is about bringing together individuals with diverse strengths who can push against each other and build something collaboratively that they never would've come up with on their own.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jeff DeGraff, Ph.D. | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Join Clem and Marie in the psychotherapy that helped them transform their marriage from dangerously near divorce to passionate and deeply meaningful. Learn the educational and therapeutic steps that allowed deep sadness to transform into both pleasure...
From: Psychology Today | By: Judith Coche, Ph.D., ABPP | Monday, October 20, 2014
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More an more, the words I'm Autistic signify pride in neurodiversity, and membership in a previously unrecognized but substantial community. It's not to be taken lightly.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: John Elder Robison | Monday, October 20, 2014
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This is a space for people with borderline personality disorder who have specific suggestions about how they recovered or what specifically helped them, including sites, blogs, books, and more. Please focus on recovery.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Randi Kreger | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Many people who choose to live single are NOT doing so because they are waiting for "the one" or "putting marriage aside" or because marriage "does not offer a good deal anymore." Marriage was never on the table. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Bella DePaulo, Ph.D. | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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I recently read a list of 10 characteristics of love that grabbed my attention. In asking what it means to deeply love a person and what it means to love a place, Kathleen Dean Moore found that the answers converge...read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D. | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Happy-Two-Faced: a happy-face attitude that ultimately makes one two-faced. For example, your boss reassures you that things will get better as soon as he implements an improvement that he doesn't end up implementing, or a friend who says he'll be there...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jeremy E. Sherman, Ph.D. | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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There are four new and compelling titles that are certain to inspire educators and parents alike! read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Rebecca Jackson | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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We often hear advice to "just" be mindful of our upsetting thoughts. "Just let it go", however, is easier said than done. Read on for a wonderful poem that I share with my clients who tell me it is a great tool to help lower anxiety and overcome many...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D. | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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The problem facing most Americans is not the Ebola virus, it’s our anxiety about the Ebola virus. Yes, we are good at panicking, but we are also good at steadying ourselves and being smarter than our worry, and this is our opportunity to get even better...
From: Psychology Today | By: Tamar Chansky, Ph.D | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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How scary is too scary during the Halloween fright season? read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Steven Schlozman, M.D. | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Is the Ozzie and Harriet marriage dead?read more
From: Psychology Today | By: J. R. Bruns, M.D. | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Encountering threats, we’re often vaccinating ourselves. Bad news spurs us to imagine how we could avoid such a fate. Consciously or not, we’re testing the threat, discounting it, taking it apart, desensitizing ourselves. In the process, we’re...
From: Psychology Today | By: Kirby Farrell, Ph.D. | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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It has been said that measure of a society is its humane attention to the sick and vulnerable. When real reform, transformation, comes to mental health and addiction services we will meet that moral and ethical standard – and we will be able to serve...
From: Psychology Today | By: Lloyd I. Sederer, M.D. | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Encountering threats, we’re often vaccinating ourselves. Bad news spurs us to imagine how we could avoid such a fate. Consciously or not, we’re testing the threat, discounting it, taking it apart, desensitizing ourselves. In the process, we’re...
From: Psychology Today | By: Kirby Farrell, Ph.D. | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Have you ever been ditched by a lover for someone better, with your now ex-lover promising to come back to you when done with the new flame? If so, did you leave the door open? I did not think so. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Joachim I. Krueger, Ph.D. | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Always be careful what you write in a clinical report. You never know where it will end up.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Mark Rubinstein, M.D. | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Going back to work can stir up any number of feelings. So how do you cope with being excited, nervous, pleased, worried, fearful, stressed, or any combination emotions? How can you make the transition in the most positive way possible?read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: F. Diane Barth, L.C.S.W. | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Can the lure of future happiness be self-defeating?read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Krystine I. Batcho, Ph.D. | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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This blog summarizes a prominent theory of 10 universal values and how it overlaps with the unified approach. I have found much to like about Schwartz’s theory of universal values. I also believe there is much value in building bridges between this...
From: Psychology Today | By: Gregg Henriques | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Two visual artists tap into spiritual states of being.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Molly S. Castelloe, Ph.D. | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Young children sometimes blurt out statements about things that obviously move them but seem very much beyond the pale of what they’ve read or encountered. Is the capacity genetic – a sort of ancestral memory? Here, a closer look at a truly mystifying...
From: Psychology Today | By: Michael Jawer | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Interested in advanced study or a career in psychology? Studying psychology is more than just interesting. From research opportunities to careers helping people with various kinds of issues, there may well be a future in this field waiting for you! read...
From: Psychology Today | By: Glenn Geher, Ph.D. | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Do you deal with aggressive, intimidating, or controlling people at work or in your personal life? With astute approach and intelligent communication, you may turn aggression into cooperation, and condescension into respect. Here are a few tips on how...
From: Psychology Today | By: Preston Ni, M.S.B.A. | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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How to resist the spinmeisters and find the best candidate to vote for.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Marty Nemko, Ph.D. | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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When people feel they have an opinion that's not widely shared, they tend to remain silent in public discussions. This is known as the "spiral of silence". New research shows this is especially true in social media - but there are good reasons for this.read...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jennifer Golbeck, Ph.D. | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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