The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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By Noam Shpancer Ph.D. on July 29, 2020 in Insight Therapy
The complexity of human development cannot be hacked, short-cut, or reduced to a single key ingredient.
By Kyle D. Pruett M.D. on July 29, 2020 in Once Upon a Child
How parents can help children manage their feelings.
By Jennifer Baker Ph.D. on July 29, 2020 in For the Love of Wisdom
What if we begin to think of ourselves as having "sexual projects" and "sexual citizenship"?
By Devon Frye on July 28, 2020 in Brainstorm
It’s not easy to hold yourself accountable for harm you’ve caused others. A new book explains why, and outlines a plan for offering sincere, restorative apologies.
By Arash Emamzadeh on July 29, 2020 in Finding a New Home
Mask or no mask? Vaccination or no vaccination? Are appeals to personal choice harmful? A new study sheds light on this.
By Mitchell M. Handelsman Ph.D. on July 29, 2020 in The Ethical Professor
I was concerned about their learning, the cohesion of the class, and—of course—my course evaluations. It looked like the semester might explode in my face. But I had an SMT!
By Lea Lis MD on July 29, 2020 in The Shameless Psychiatrist
As a psychiatrist, I am often asked by my patients what they can do to promote better mental health without the use of prescribed medication.
By Laura Markham Ph.D. on July 29, 2020 in Peaceful Parents, Happy Kids
The solution is to put ourselves back on the list, and tend to ourselves as well as we can each moment of the day, just as we do our child. To honor both our needs and theirs.
By Matt Albert Ed.D. on July 29, 2020 in Big Picture Parenting
To understand what’s wrong with public education, we have to look take a hard look at the role of White parents. The new Serial podcast "Nice White Parents" does just that.
By Nancy Ancowitz on July 29, 2020 in Self-Promotion for Introverts
Check out these 8 tips for getting your voice heard more at virtual meetings, with special angles for introverts, who often feel invisible amid the rising tide of Zoom meetings.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on July 29, 2020 in Canine Corner
Dogs can be rapidly trained to detect Covid-19 infection with an accuracy equivalent to PCR tests, but faster and more affordable.
By Mary McNaughton-Cassill Ph.D. on July 29, 2020 in Mental Health Matters
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but the way it is framed matters. The same is true of the decisions we make.
By Jade Wu Ph.D. on July 29, 2020 in The Savvy Psychologist
Does your otherwise sensible friend believe the moon landing was a Hollywood hoax? The psychology behind believing in conspiracy theories is fascinating.
By Douglas LaBier Ph.D. on July 29, 2020 in The New Resilience
Many people believe they need a partner to feel happy. But new studies show that creating a happy life is more complex.
By Sandra M. Chafouleas, Ph.D. on July 29, 2020 in Promoting Student Well-Being
Are back-to-school debates making your family anxious? Help your child feel emotionally safe.
By Rob Whitley, Ph.D. on July 29, 2020 in Talking About Men
Could the COVID-19 crisis actually improve aspects of community mental health? Research points to some surprising answers.
By Naomi Torres-Mackie Ed.M., Ph.D. on July 29, 2020 in Underdog Psychology
Recent research on White Shame reveals a roadblock to fighting racism.
By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on July 29, 2020 in Hope + Resilience
Sometimes we need to work at joy and cultivate it, especially during hard times like COVID-19.
By Donald Altman on July 29, 2020 in Practical Mindfulness
Are you so wired up with worry during the day that you find it hard resting at night? This one simple change protects your brain and your health.
By Glenn Geher Ph.D. on July 29, 2020 in Darwin's Subterranean World
Thriving at middle age is perfectly possible. Here are some bits of guidance found in my 365th post in Darwin's Subterranean World. Here is to our shared future.
By Megan Delaney PhD, LPC on July 29, 2020 in Nature Is Nurture
In response to the pandemic, teachers need to modify instruction. One way is to take the classroom outside; benefits include improved focus and reduced stress.
By Abigail Brenner M.D. on July 29, 2020 in In Flux
Life is full of change. But there are those rare times in history when a potentially catastrophic event affects everyone. How do we cope?
By Jason N Linder, PsyD on July 29, 2020 in Mindfulness Insights
A brief guide to how and why EMDR therapy works.
By Carolyn Reinach Wolf on July 29, 2020 in From the Desk of the Mental Health Lawyer
All over the country, the lives of moms have been shattered by the realities of the Coronavirus; I am missing my own daughter’s wedding.
By Michael Karson Ph.D., J.D. on July 29, 2020 in Feeling Our Way
We are more likely to manage our motivations successfully if we acknowledge and accept them.
By Eugene Beresin M.D., M.A. on July 29, 2020 in Inside Out, Outside In
Many parents worry about their children having a gaming disorder. Research shows that if this is a real illness, it's very rare.
By Melissa Shepard MD on July 29, 2020 in Erasing Stigma
Relationships can be challenging enough, but if one partner has Narcissistic Personality Disorder, it can be incredibly tough to manage.
By Joe Pierre M.D. on July 29, 2020 in Psych Unseen
Part 2: Are antidepressants the answer to keeping it together during COVID-19?
By Joshua Rottman Ph.D. on July 29, 2020 in Moral Boundaries
New research shows that the “moral domain” is far from universal.
By John Torous MD, MBI on July 29, 2020 in Digital Mental Health
Learning and teaching about apps is easier than you think.
By Katherine Ramsland Ph.D. on July 29, 2020 in Shadow Boxing
Death cafes offer ways to ponder and discuss death, anxiety over mortality, and what it all means for our lives.
By Denise Winn on July 29, 2020 in Helping Humanity Thrive
Breaking the trance state of depression.
By Caitlin Cantor LCSW, CST, CGT on July 29, 2020 in Modern Sex
Do you want more from your sex life and intimacy? Slowing down might be just what you need to heat things up.
By Wendy L. Patrick, JD, Ph.D. on July 29, 2020 in Why Bad Looks Good
Facebook is a platform that allows you to mix your personal and professional life. But should you?
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