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The perks and perils of online and app-based dating...
From: Psychology Today | By: jmooney | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Millions admire him, yet Justin Bieber’s lifestyle is not a set of circumstances an average child or teenager can relate to. He is living in a world where the lines of morality and law are distorted by the fact that his negative actions carry minimal...
From: Psychology Today | By: Shimi Kang, M.D. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Dear old dad can help his kids overcome lonliness and withdrawal.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Mack R. Hicks, Ph.D. | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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A proliferation of “Sleep Clinics” are charging large fees to teach parents how to train infants and young children to sleep. Is this good for children? What do the data say? Not much.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D. | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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In our supplement crazy world, this one actually seems to make sense. Western diets are seriously lacking in Omega 3 fatty acid, and depletion can lead to mood instability and depression.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Eva Ritvo, M.D. | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Like it or not, our outward appearance provides important cues to others about our inner qualities. If you feel that there’s a mismatch between the way you look and the way you feel, these 10 tips will help you bring them both into line.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D. | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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Keys to finding the right person amid the millions.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Marty Nemko, Ph.D. | Saturday, July 26, 2014
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It seems that the easiest people to scam are those who have been scammed. According to Doug Shadel an expert at AARP: “It’s pretty well known in the fraud world that the best list to get is the list of people who have already been taken.”read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Ken Eisold, Ph.D. | Friday, July 25, 2014
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Why don't we respect comedy? Even though comedies make as much money as dramas at the movies—or more—humor is still often seen as a "lesser" art form. Let's change that!read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Scott Weems, Ph.D. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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As a woman cradled between the diametric cultures of the ancient East, India, and the modern West, America, I am acutely aware of the cultural barriers to recovery and culturally-responsive pathways to mental health and wellness.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Gayathri Ramprasad, MBA, CPS | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Of my hundreds of happiness-project resolutions, and of the habits I’ve tried to form, one of my very favorites is to read more.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Gretchen Rubin | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Being a "tough boss" means something different for women than it does for men.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Peggy Drexler, Ph.D. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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For me, one of the most engaging aspects of travel in an English-speaking country is the chance to experience fresh scenery and an unexpected slant, what I think of as a slight turn of the prism, without becoming unutterably lost. These four non U.S....
From: Psychology Today | By: Susan K. Perry, Ph.D. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Like other emotions, anger is more complex than is usually thought.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Thomas Scheff, Ph.D. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Why bringing the dramatic White Elephant into the therapy room makes good relationship sense.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Linda Esposito, LCSW | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Husband John Anderson defies all the odds by withstanding 3 occurrences of “code red,” or medical death after a sudden heart attack. Facing his “Come to Buddha” moment, John chooses life despite great odds to the contrary.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Judith Coche, Ph.D., ABPP | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Serial killers are rarely reclusive, social misfits who live alone, despite pervasive depictions of them as such in the news and entertainment media. Disturbingly, serial killers are often married, gainfully employed and live normal looking lives in...
From: Psychology Today | By: Scott A. Bonn, Ph.D. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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To be secular is to maintain a naturalistic worldview in which belief in anything is always proportioned to the evidence available.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Phil Zuckerman, Ph.D., | Monday, July 28, 2014
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We all wander through life careful not to get too close to its uncertain but deadly edges, an intuition that may have motivated the people who thought the earth was flat.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jeremy E. Sherman, Ph.D. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Cry-it-out sleep training has NOT been proven safe, contrary to what many parenting media report. When we outlined the logical and factual failures typical of such reporting we got an immediate rebuttal. Here’s why we stand by our original assertions...
From: Psychology Today | By: Darcia Narvaez, Ph.D. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Concussion and Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS) are two very misunderstood and misdiagnosed conditions. In this week's post, we are exploring different causes of concussions, and the various symptoms so you can be your own advocate.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Diane Roberts Stoler, Ed.D. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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There is a concept in communication called the "triplet." It is an A-B-A exchange with three turns and a dialogue may shift in turn three. The responsibility of creating a dialogue that promotes more mutually beneficial outcomes lies with both parties....
From: Psychology Today | By: Beth Fisher-Yoshida, Ph.D., CCS | Monday, July 28, 2014
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We all know that the needs in this world are great. And so are the opportunities to make a big difference to the ones we touch.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Why does innovation often start in dark places? When you’re working in the fringes, the normal risks and rewards associated with radical change suddenly become different: you have a lot less to lose, but you can also gain a lot more.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jeff DeGraff, Ph.D. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Major depression affected my mind in every way, not just my mood and motivation but also my ability to think and concentrate. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Nate Kornell, Ph.D. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Unfortunately many people allow the challenges of being different to cloud their feelings of self-worth instead of using their difference as a motivator to prove their worth in other ways, not only to others but to themselves as well. Don’t allow this...
From: Psychology Today | By: Nathaniel Lambert, Ph.D. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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What is the origin of evil? read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Sheila Kohler | Monday, July 28, 2014
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The public health problem is not just identifying and providing services to potential mass killers; it’s how to provide services that would actually induce a shooter to share his thoughts.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Michael Karson, Ph.D., J.D. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Raising compassionate children is no small feat these days. Because of the increasingly prevalent messages of selfishness and indifference from popular culture, children are not likely to learn compassion on their own. This means that you have to make...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jim Taylor, Ph.D. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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These conclusions are seen to be groundbreaking as a consensus statement was produced by the world's leading researchers and practitioners in the field of co-parenting after divorce, which is intended to serve as a guide for family lawmakers, policymakers,...
From: Psychology Today | By: Edward Kruk, Ph.D. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Are laws based on the 1976 Tarasoff decision needed to protect life? In a 2013 presidential Address by Donald N. Bersoff of Drexel University (who was then-president of the American Psychological Association), he argues that the decision is "bad law,...
From: Psychology Today | By: Romeo Vitelli, Ph.D. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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In part 1 of what marijuana really does to your brain, we traced the discovery of the cannabinoid receptor. Finding the receptor is the first step in determining how smoking causes a high. The next step is to figure out where cannabinoid receptors are...
From: Psychology Today | By: Joshua Gowin, Ph.D. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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A recent study found that people sometimes administer an unpleasant shock to themselves when they are asked to entertain themselves with only their thoughts. The shocking thing about those results is that anyone finds them terribly surprising. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Jesse Marczyk | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Pay me now, or you can pay me later?read more
From: Psychology Today | By: J. R. Bruns, M.D. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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"Wait.....they had a white baby?" read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, Ed.D. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Vulnerability, it turns out, is not a liability--it's one of the best tools we have. So welcome to the Illness Pit! I may not have The Answers, but I do have a tourniquet, a bag of cookies, and some Neosporin. Find yourself a comfortable rock and let's...
From: Psychology Today | By: Caitlin Caven | Monday, July 28, 2014
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These are the elements of a healthy relationship.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Hara Estroff Marano | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Consensually non-monogamous relationships are all stigmatized compared to monogamous ones. But some types of nonmonogamy are stigmatized more than others.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Zhana Vrangalova, Ph.D. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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What happens when you are single and seriously ill? How can you deal with the endless challenges when you feel so badly so much of the time? Nika Beamon, author of the riveting new memoir, Misdiagnosed, shares some advice on how to navigate single life...
From: Psychology Today | By: Bella DePaulo, Ph.D. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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A breakthrough toward curing AIDS, retardation…and augmenting normal humans? read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Marty Nemko, Ph.D. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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We are often at our best after our biggest failures. There is a need to move on, do things differently, better. read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Rod Judkins, MA, RCA | Monday, July 28, 2014
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The degree of chronic pain suffered is varied, and does not always correlate with the changes seen on x-ray, or even MRI. Psychosocial factors are consistently associated with the symptomatology of OA: Pain and restricted function are associated with...
From: Psychology Today | By: Mark Borigini, M.D. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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How would our lives be changed if we saw the world from our dogs' perspective?read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Vint Virga, D.V.M. | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Oscar Wilde wrote “I am afraid that women appreciate cruelty, downright cruelty, more than anything else... We have emancipated them, but they remain slaves looking for their masters...” Do women seek men who will colonize their emotions, enslave...
From: Psychology Today | By: Gina Barreca, Ph.D. | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Office gossip hurts people in ways we don't always see.read more
From: Psychology Today | By: Steve Albrecht, DBA | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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While perception of marijuana may be in flux, one thing hasn’t changed: its psychoactive effects. With those effects cropping up in conversation more frequently as new laws make headlines, it’s high time I found out what marijuana does to the brain....
From: Psychology Today | By: Joshua Gowin, Ph.D. | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Are these MythUnderstandings getting in the way of supporting Asperger loved ones in your life? Please read on to clear these mythunderstandings up.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Stephen Borgman | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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In many ways, this is as powerful as E=MC2, and just as beautiful and simple. All we have to do is focus on what we have and not focus on what we don’t have. We have to be happy with what we have and not think about what we don’t have. It’s that...
From: Psychology Today | By: Robert Puff, Ph.D. | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Humans are social beings and tend to thrive in group activities. This includes learning with others, and many other activities including shopping and watching sports events.read more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Fathali M. Moghaddam | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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The best-seller soft porn novel Fifty Shades of Grey disguises all sorts of conflicts that haunt us from childhood to five minutes agoread more...
From: Psychology Today | By: Kirby Farrell, Ph.D. | Sunday, July 27, 2014
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