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Your brain is hardwired to pay attention to the best ads. Learn how to reprogram your mind to ignore them.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Douglas Van Praet | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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As a mother of a child who has brain differences, I struggle with tough questions about privilege. Why do some mothers think their children's brain differences are "better" than my son's? What if my child wanted to wear a racially offensive costume for...
From: Psychology Today | By: Liza Long | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Is it possible to parent nonviolently? Ana Joanes's new documentary follows three families as they try to parent without threat or coercion, yet with the general philosophy that everyone's needs (both their children's and their own) matter.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Mikhail Lyubansky, Ph.D. | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Why I decided to go off my vegan dietread more
From: Psychology Today | By: Mary E. Pritchard, Ph.D. | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Don’t fall for the idea that your job at Halloween is to control the candy. From a habits perspective, there’s only one question you need to consider: Next Halloween, will you have to engage in the same old candy-control struggle with your kids?...
From: Psychology Today | By: Dina Rose, Ph.D. | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Obesity is affecting our girls' developmentread more
From: Psychology Today | By: Julianna Deardorff, PhD and Louise Greenspan, MD | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Recent research, reported in JAMA Pediatrics, shows that parental guidance around media does work. In fact, that one variable alone has a positive result on multiple aspects of child development.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Mark Bertin, M.D. | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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For centuries, theologians have grappled with that line in Exodus 20:5, which states: “For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me.” From...
From: Psychology Today | By: Mark Borigini, M.D. | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Why does our willpower fail so frequently when we are in a supermarket or restaurant or even our own kitchen? Maybe it’s not our fault but rather how our environment conspires against us and sabotages our best efforts. Brian Wansink’s new book "Slim...
From: Psychology Today | By: Sylvia R. Karasu, M.D. | Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Ten ways to save big chunks of time.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Marty Nemko, Ph.D. | Friday, October 31, 2014
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What Halloween Costumes Reveal...
From: Psychology Today | By: jbleyer | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Can there really be a science of smiling. Using the research of cross-cultural, evolutionary and social psychology researchers have built up a surprising amount of interesting information about the smileread more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Adrian Furnham, Ph.D. | Friday, October 31, 2014
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We all know the weather affects us, but how is weather connected to pain?read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Robert J. Hedaya, M.D., D.F.A.P.A | Friday, October 31, 2014
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How do we reconcile our love for animals with our desire to eat them?read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Juliana Breines, Ph.D. | Friday, October 31, 2014
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For Halloween, guest writer Dr. Janina Scarlet looks at what Harry Potter, Doctor Who, and Lord of the Rings teach us about fear. What can these fantastic examples reveal about how nonfictional human beings suffer or cope with fears and anxieties?read...
From: Psychology Today | By: Travis Langley, Ph.D. | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Is it possible to parent nonviolently? Ana Joanes's new documentary follows three families as they try to parent without threat or coercion, yet with the general philosophy that everyone's needs (both their children's and their own) matter.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Mikhail Lyubansky, Ph.D. | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Disrupted sleep is the fuel that keeps the fire of chronic pain roaring. Dreams, sometimes of the frightening variety, can keep us from a sound sleep. But there are other terrors lurking in the dark of the bedroom. We are often told the unknown can cause...
From: Psychology Today | By: Mark Borigini, M.D. | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Bullies and predators frequently send signals before they attack. When that happens, a timely response is more important than a perfect response.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Shawn T. Smith, Psy.D. | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Life is full of loss and unfathomable sorrow. Simply listening to those who suffer and grieve can be an act of compassion and kindness.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Susan Hooper | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Survey finds men embrace flexibility at work and at home.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Nanette Fondas | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Harmful people are encountered in day-to-day life. A new book provides useful tools that could save your life!read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Helen M. Farrell, M.D. | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Are you suffering from Ebola-panic?read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Daryl R. Van Tongeren, Ph.D., | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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There has never been a single study showing any long-term positive effects of corporal punishment. Then why are Americans still hitting their kids?read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Robin Berman, MD | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Inflammation can fuel cancer, heart disease and a whole host of other disorders. Diet plays an important part in fueling -- or cooling -- inflammation. Scientists are developing an index that will measure the inflammatory properties of foods. Until it's...
From: Psychology Today | By: Conner Middelmann-Whitney | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Some easy tips to celebrating Halloween clean.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Mendi Baron | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Churchill's son Randolph was viewed as a future leader of Great Britain, just like his father. However, this brilliant but self-destructive young man appears to have suffered from a bi-polar disorder, with psychological behavior that Winston was ill...
From: Psychology Today | By: Thomas Maier | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Halloween: It's not just for kids!read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Ellen Walker, Ph.D. | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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With laboratory research demonstrating numerous examples of incorrect memory and journalistic reports repeatedly emphasizing memory’s unreliability, how can we depend on our memories at all?read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Robert N. Kraft, Ph.D. | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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You’ve been putting so much energy into this. It could be a strenuous task, a tough relationship, or a major goal. But persistence is good, right? So you keep pressing on. Then, at some point, you start to experience an internal shift. Even as you...
From: Psychology Today | By: Julie J. Exline, Ph.D. | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Decidí Vivir, the Spanish translation of Struck by Living, released this week. The translation process helped heal two families of different languages and culture, but a shared experience of depression.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Julie K. Hersh | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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My goal with all my clients is to help them ask the highest form of questions, which I call discovery questions. These questions open our minds to explore new avenues of thought with each other. They help us enter each other’s worlds, navigate each...
From: Psychology Today | By: Judith E. Glaser | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Opposition to standardized tests is growing, which makes sense. But some education practices get a free pass even though they have a lot in common with standardized tests. One example: the tests that teachers make up themselves.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Alfie Kohn | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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How a little boy's Halloween costume provides inspiration to be who you areread more
From: Psychology Today | By: Amy Przeworski, Ph.D. | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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There are a plethora of factors related to why teens use substances, genetics, family environment, friends, and perhaps, boredom. Let's continue the conversation on preventing adolescent substance use problems. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Rubin Khoddam, M.A. | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Are we genetically programmed to be timid or violent? Earlier this week a study was published in Molecular Psychiatry. Two groups of Finnish prisoners had their genes tested, and in a brute force hack comparing behavior and genotype it turns out that...
From: Psychology Today | By: Emily Deans, M.D. | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Sharon further explores the tough decision many women face regarding career and children and offers advice on how to remain content if you choose to stay at home. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Sharon I. Praissman and Emma Williams | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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An excuse is a lie you tell yourself, without realizing you are doing it. Discover the excuses you are using, today, that are sabotaging your life and dreams and holding you back.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Susan Biali, M.D. | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Being alone is often thought of as a negative state of being---that there is something wrong or defective when you are by yourself. Nothing could be further from the truth which is that you need to be alone to truly come to know yourself and what is...
From: Psychology Today | By: Abigail Brenner, M.D. | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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What's the impact on trust of how we label and categorize ourselves and others in the workplace? If you self-identify as a particular kind of person, does that mean you're more likely to trust people who also identify that way, or more likely to distrust...
From: Psychology Today | By: Nan S. Russell | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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When people feel ideas are false...because of the implication. read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Jesse Marczyk | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Ever noticed that the more you scratch an itch, the more aggravating it gets? Now scientists think they know why.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Linda Wasmer Andrews | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Digital news sites are finding great ways to cultivate audience engagement and to help people find the signal in all the noise. But to cultivate genuine trustworthiness, digital journalists will need to launch Transparency 2.0 on a major scale, harnessing...
From: Psychology Today | By: Patrick L. Plaisance, Ph.D. | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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How many times have you felt upset by something your male partner said or didn’t say, did or didn’t do and then found yourself concluding that whatever the issue it results from his very maleness, from the sheer fact that he is a man, that he simply...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jill P. Weber, Ph.D. | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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One factor that is important in the rise of online gambling is the inter-gambler competition. Obviously there is an overlap between competitiveness and skill but they are certainly not the same. What what role does competitiveness play in gambling and...
From: Psychology Today | By: Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D. | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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When life feels complicated and overwhelming it can be grounding to have a few words to live by to go back to. I love this by Glennon Doyle Melton: Just Show Up. Be Brave. Be Kind. Rest. Try Again. A mantra can clear anxious thoughts and replace with...
From: Psychology Today | By: Patty Chang Anker | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Jonathan Chait, a Democrat, says that he would not want his child marrying a Republican, because political affiliations reveal a lot about a person's character. I argue that there's much more to the matter than that...read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Mark D. White, Ph.D. | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A frequent assumption is that sex workers have more mental health problems than the general population. This Swiss study shows that depends on what kind of sex work they do.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Zhana Vrangalova, Ph.D. | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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When something makes you feel angry, hurt or sad, do you try to be objective about what happened? Perspective-taking is good, but sometimes we do it too soon. Our very subjective feelings can’t resolve if we insist on seeing things from a bird’s-eye...
From: Psychology Today | By: Tina Gilbertson, LPC | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Calm, firm, and noncontrolling: These three words will not only help you to stop yelling at your children but they will also make your relationship with them stronger and closer! Here is how to do it.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D. | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Stop rushing to avoid your anxieties and start acting to overcome them. read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Bill Knaus, Ed.D. | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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