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The Case of the Non-Stuffy Academic Every now and again, a thinker comes along who radically changes how we understand the entirety of life. Robert Trivers is a living example.
Greater Insight And More Creativity Flow From These Two Rules Two rules for generating really creative, breakthrough ideas. ** PsyBlog's new ebook is out now: "Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything (Ebook) **
Self-Care Sunday: Embracing and Savoring Life’s Messes... One of my favorite magazines, Bella Grace, asked readers to share the messes they secretly love. Which they featured in a piece in their seventh issue. Which has quickly become one of my … ...
7 More Bad, Annoying Habits of Therapists Back in 2009, I wrote an article detailing some of the most annoying bad habits of therapists. It included things such as showing up late for a client’s appointment, eating, sleeping or yawning in front of a client, or being distracted by a phone, text, … ...
The Surprising Difference Between Effects of Abuse & Neglect... While emotionally abusing a child is like emotionally punching him, Emotional Neglect is more akin to failing to water a plant. While the emotionally abused child learns how to brace … ...
Today I Love This 23 Hour Day Today I love this 23 hour day. It seems a fair exchange to get the daylight to last an hour longer. I love that I know that every single person … ...
How Journaling Can Benefit You If You’re Depressed Introduction Are you feeling depressed? Are you sleeping less than normal or sleeping more than usual? Is your appetite increased or decreased? Are you feeling hopeless? These are all signs … ...
5 Strange Facts About Dreams Dreams are weird. Everyone knows that. But the truth is that dreams are even weirder than most people realize. Although scientists still aren’t sure why people dream, they’ve discovered some interesting things in the process of trying to figure it out. Here are 5 strange facts about dreams: 1. Whether...
Transforming My Angry Tightness Last year, my husband Jon wanted me to do something I didn’t want to do. Jon promised his father they would speak on the phone at a certain time. So I had to accommodate by leaving Connecticut earlier than I wanted (to find cellphone reception) … ...
Good Self-Care for Therapists Many who take up careers in clinical psychotherapy have a deep personal commitment – some might say calling – to help others on their journey toward better mental health. Some, like post traumatic stress expert Dr. Bessel van der Kolk (whose father was a Nazi … ...
4 Ways to Get to Know Your Partner on a Deeper Level The longer we’ve been with our partners, the more we may assume we know everything there is to know about them. (Of course we don’t. Because we are ever-evolving. There’s always something new to learn, to explore, to understand. People change their minds, their careers, … ...
My Personal Life and My Research Life When my article, “Families of Choice Are Remaking America,” was published at Nautilus, I was invited to answer some questions for the Nautilus blog. One of the questions was, “Has … ...
Buyer Beware: Purchasing Prescription Drugs Online   Sarah was home after a 4-week stay at a substance abuse treatment program in the upper Midwest. As a nurse, she fed her prescription drug habit by stealing from … ...
Average Jane How an ordinary person dealt with a lifetime of being unexceptional and ignored.
How to 'reclaim your brain' from mental disease Many sufferers of mental disease would describe their illness, whether it be post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or anxiety, as a loss of control over their mind.
How Monogamy Helps Men It's widely assumed that monogamy is good for women, and polygyny for men. In fact, the exact opposite seems to be true.
The Truth About Sibling Rivalry (Infographic) It’s amazing isn’t it? That initial feeling when you find out that you are expecting the second time and your kids will forever have friends for life! By the time you have your third one though, or for that matter within months after you have … ...
How Childhood Trauma Affects Adult Relationships Childhood experiences are crucial to our emotional development. Our parents, who are our primary attachment figures, play an important role in how we experience the world because they lay the foundation of what the world is going to look like for us. Is it a … ...
Men view women who ‘fat talk’ as having poorer mental health When a woman complains about her physical appearance, male college students assume she has poorer mental health, according to a new study. The study examined men’s perceptions of women who engage in “fat talk,” where a person expresses dissatisfaction with their body, especially in regards to their weight. In the study, 103 male college students [...]
Empowerment: Learning to Take Action in School Settings... “You can change your beliefs so they empower your dreams and desires. Create a strong belief in yourself and what you want.” Marcia Wieder Melissa Pearrow and Stanley Pollack (2009) in their article entitled “Youth Empowerment in Oppressive Systems: Opportunities for School Consultants” is a … ...