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Pythagorean Pitfalls: Help for Math Students As I go on my tutoring rounds, I wind up reteaching and clarifying the same material over and over. Certain topics and concepts are just plain hard for students to … ...
3 Ways Fighting Can Actually Help Your Relationship Have it out! It’s good for you. There’s something wholesome and good to be said for couples that never ever fight with each other — I just don’t know what it is. That hasn’t been my experience so I really can’t say whether that makes … ...
What Are the Boundaries of the Mind? Cognition is about processing information to guide behavior, whether it takes place in your skull or the world around you.
A Humbling, Helpful Adage to Live By This blog offers a useful maxim for reflecting on one's beliefs.
Ariel Winter is Body Positive After Breast Reduction For such a young actress, Ariel Winter definitely seems to be a seasoned veteran. Even as an underage star of Modern Family, it seemed like the media spent an inappropriate … ...
How to Make Friends It seems to be a common problem of growing older that it becomes increasingly more difficult to make friends. In high school and college sheer proximity helped to forge some … ...
BMX Legend Dave Mirra Dead of Apparent Suicide In the Pro-BMX world, Dave Mirra was a living legend. The extreme sports athlete took home a medal at each of the X Games from 1995 to 2009. Incredibly, he … ...
The Online Anxiety Therapy That Changes People’s Brains In 9 Weeks The amygdala is an area of the brain vital to the processing of the emotions.
Today I Love The Sound Of Someone Watching Soccer Today I love the sound of someone watching soccer in another room. You’d swear there was a room full of people, but there’s only one person and a TV. The … ...
Managerial Munchausen: When It Enters the Workplace Many reading this article have heard of the psychological condition known as Munchausen Snydrome,. It is referred to as a factitious disorder in which a person exaggerates or induces symptoms of … ...
Is It Ever Too Late to Exercise? The more out of shape you are, the more pointless you may think it is to exercise. Research shows that anyone can exercise, and reap the benefits, regardless of age or fitness.
Which Therapy is Right for You? There are many kinds of therapy and often it is difficult for consumers to figure out which is right for them. Here is a brief overview. Individual Psychotherapy. Individual, one-to-one … ...
Psychology Around the Net: February 6, 2016 Happy Saturday, Psych Central readers! I hope your February is off to a great start — I know mine is! Honestly, I don’t know what to make of this winter so far — one weekend I’m snowed in, and the next it’s, well, almost spring … ...
The Making of a Racist From a Psychological Perspective... With all the news about Donald Trump and his racist, populous rants against Mexicans and Muslims, I keep thinking about how people become racist. As a psychotherapist, I view racism as a symptom, a clever adaptation the mind makes to deal with emotional distress and … ...
Take These Ten Steps Closer to Your Adult Child The world is full of mothers who are wondering why their adult sons don’t answer their calls, and fathers who struggle awkwardly to talk to their daughters. “What did I … ...
A Bipolar Relationship – Is it survivable? A few years back I asked my wife, Joan Winifred, how involving her in “my recovery” (more like OUR recovery) has helped our relationship? She said:     “It drew … ...
The Power of Knowing Your “Why” and Questions to... Lately, I’ve been really interested in the question “why?” For instance, in this post, I wondered: Why do we write? Why do we create? And even more so, why do … ...
Emotional distress tied to weapon use for teens Social and economic factors may influence whether teens get involved with weapons, but emotional distress and substance abuse appear to increase the odds for white, black and Hispanic youth alike.
What Is the Trajectory Toward Divorce? There are many reasons why couples may divorce, but when are these marital problems most likely to arise? Research tests three compelling possibilities.
No, There Is No Extra Credit! Nearly every teacher has heard this gut-wrenching question: “Is there extra credit?” For me, the answer has always been "no!" And here’s why.