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In Politics, Before You Speak, Consider these Three Questions... In the United States we’re heading into a potential turbulent political atmosphere that has the potential to be disrupting to even our closet relationships. You may remember from past elections, … ...
Handling New Responsibilities At some point in time, we all face new and challenging responsibilities. It may be for work, for our family, or even for the sake of living on this planet with 7 billion other people. These responsibilities can encompass small everyday things — brushing our teeth, putting on clean clothes, … ...
Growing Up With The Narcissist… We have all met a true narcissist once or twice in our lives.  That one person that can make you feel on top of the world one minute and like … ...
How To Open Your Heart and Overcome Anxiety Do you want to open your heart? But maybe you don’t feel safe enough. Do you want to overcome your anxiety? But maybe you don’t know how. I’ll share with … ...
Should You Date "Out of Your League?" Want to be in a relationship that lasts? You may want to consider a partner close to your own level of attractiveness. Here's why.
Think You Should Pursue a More Attractive Partner? Have your eye on an attractive potential partner? Is she more attractive than you are? You may want to consider a partner closer to your own level of attractiveness. Here's why.
10 Creative Prompts for An Instant Dose of Positivity All of us need regular reminders of the beauty in this life, of the beauty in our lives. Because we naturally forget or overlook or disregard. We naturally close our eyes … ...
Twenty years, one Saturday If you’re in the UK this Saturday, London’s Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience is celebrating 20 years of peering into the brain with an all-day £5 conference that gathers leading researchers to cover everything from the neuroscience of cannabis to embodied cognition. By looking at the talks (warning: pdf format programme), it seems they’re pitched half … Continue reading "Twenty years, one Saturday"
It’s Not Always Depression, Sometimes it’s Shame How can it be that a seemingly depressed person, one who shows clinical symptoms, doesn’t respond to antidepressants or psychotherapy? Perhaps because the root of his anguish is something else. Several years ago, a patient named Brian was referred to me. He had suffered for … ...
Long-term marijuana use changes brain's reward circuit Researchers have demonstrated that long-term marijuana users had more activity in the brain's reward processes when presented with cannabis cues than with natural reward cues.
How to Make Peace With Something You Cannot Control When the world disappoints your expectations, your brain releases cortisol and it feels like an emergency. You can re-wire your brain to feel safe when you’re not in control.
An Addict? What Do You Do About Prescription Drugs... Sometimes after a dental procedure, your dentist may prescribe a narcotic analgesic, such as hydrocodone or oxycodone, to help relieve pain. When used as prescribed, you should know these medications … ...
Good Communication with Your Partner What does healthy communication look like? Yelling is ineffective. Noncommunication — giving the cold shoulder or ignoring him or her — is a means of communication. According to a 2013 Huffington Post survey, poor communcation is the No. 1 reason for divorce. Here are a … ...
OCD and Alcohol As many of us already know, obsessive-compulsive disorder is a disease of doubt, fueled by uncertainty. But in some ways, certain aspects of OCD can also be viewed as an … ...
Are You Assertive Enough? Here's 25 Ways to Tell It’s essential to know if your level of assertiveness is optimal. How else could you determine whether the way you stand up for yourself is most likely to get you what you want?
Happy Couples Automatically Use Mental Trick To Stay Faithful The unconscious process that helps happy couples stay faithful. > Get motivated with PsyBlog's latest ebook: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything" **
Locus of Control and Depression   The concept of locus of control is huge and defines how you approach almost everything in life.  It is a thinking style that refers to how you perceive the … ...
Two in five formerly depressed adults are happy, flourishing Approximately two in five adults (39 percent) who have experienced major depression are able to achieve complete mental health. Researchers consider complete mental health as occurring when people achieve almost daily happiness or life satisfaction, positive social and psychological well-being, and are also free of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and substance abuse for at least one full year.
Two Steps Toward Intercultural Competence Interacting successfully with people who are culturally different is rarely easy. Insights from cross-cultural psychology can help.
Interview on Side Effects of ADHD Meds Tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, June 8 @ 11:30 AM eastern time, when I’ll be interviewed on SiriusXM Dr. Radio (Channel 110) about the side effects of ADHD meds (partnering with … ...