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Animal Behavior

By Daniel T. Blumstein Ph.D. on July 25, 2020 in The Nature of Life

As we negotiate lockdowns and physical and social isolation we must pay attention to self-care, which includes finding ways to appreciate the natural world around us.

As we negotiate lockdowns and physical and social isolation we must pay attention to self-care, which includes finding ways to appreciate the natural world around us.

Memory

By Kristen Fuller, M.D. on July 25, 2020 in Happiness Is a State of Mind

Memory is a complicated “blank hard drive” driven by genetics, life experiences, learned processes, and environmental factors such as diet, medication, sleep, and lifestyle choices

Memory is a complicated “blank hard drive” driven by genetics, life experiences, learned processes, and environmental factors such as diet, medication, sleep, and lifestyle choices

Intimacy is the felt sense of connection with another person. This article explores what it take to build warm, safe, and fulfilling connections in our lives.

Are you living with pain? Science offers answers for how to heal.

Parenting

By Tanya Cotler Ph.D. on July 25, 2020 in Motherhood Made Real

Drawing on Leonard Cohen’s song “Hineni,” this article suggests how presence, impermanence, and finding meaning are coping skills available to all of us as we cope with COVID19.

Drawing on Leonard Cohen’s song “Hineni,” this article suggests how presence, impermanence, and finding meaning are coping skills available to all of us as we cope with COVID19.

Neuroscience

By Evan Parks Psy.D. on July 25, 2020 in Pain Rehabilitation

Wouldn’t it be great to have better control over how and when pain shows up? Well, there is a way we can do this—with the help of neuroscience.

Wouldn’t it be great to have better control over how and when pain shows up? Well, there is a way we can do this—with the help of neuroscience.

Spousal rape is not an oxymoron. Pandemic prompted domestic violence often include forced sex—but it is still underreported.

Can self-compassion help us get traction in the pandemic?

New research distills insights from patients, caregivers & health professionals to provide a comprehensive picture.

Resilience

By Jamie D. Aten Ph.D. on July 25, 2020 in Hope + Resilience

For COVID-19 medical health care professionals, ethical decisions regarding the workplace need to be defined and accounted for in order to avoid moral injury.

For COVID-19 medical health care professionals, ethical decisions regarding the workplace need to be defined and accounted for in order to avoid moral injury.

Education

By Christopher Taibbi M.A.T. on July 25, 2020 in Gifted-Ed Guru

Do gifted and high-ability individuals tend to have more–or even different–social and emotional issues? Can anything be done about this?

Do gifted and high-ability individuals tend to have more–or even different–social and emotional issues? Can anything be done about this?

Relationships

By Blake Griffin Edwards LMFT on July 25, 2020 in Progress Notes

Few facets of society are as misunderstood and underappreciated as the intangible, psychological dynamics taking place within the emotional systems of our families.

Few facets of society are as misunderstood and underappreciated as the intangible, psychological dynamics taking place within the emotional systems of our families.

Aging

By David Hanscom, MD on July 25, 2020 in Anxiety: Another Name for Pain

Creating and pursuing your vision causes your brain to develop in that direction. Maurice Monet pursued retirement from the perspective of being 20 again–inspiring and why not?

Creating and pursuing your vision causes your brain to develop in that direction. Maurice Monet pursued retirement from the perspective of being 20 again–inspiring and why not?

Personality

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on July 25, 2020 in Fulfillment at Any Age

Cheating on tests is not a behavior reserved for students. New research on cheating and personality suggests which adults are more likely to use deception when the stakes are high.

Cheating on tests is not a behavior reserved for students. New research on cheating and personality suggests which adults are more likely to use deception when the stakes are high.

Neuroscience

By Bryan E. Robinson Ph.D. on July 25, 2020 in The Right Mindset

A new landmark study out in September reports that scientists have discovered many of us carry a Neanderthal gene from 30,000 years ago affecting us on a daily basis

A new landmark study out in September reports that scientists have discovered many of us carry a Neanderthal gene from 30,000 years ago affecting us on a daily basis

Having to make their children wear masks worries many parents. Here are five top concerns and ways to address them.

New research points to a deep evolutionary similarity between birds and humans.

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Women in surgery will not stand for judgement in the name of research. We stand together to support each other.

Animal Behavior

By Marc Bekoff Ph.D. on July 24, 2020 in Animal Emotions

Geese should be respected because they are alive, sentient, and emotional beings, rather than so-called pests, who also help numerous people find peace in simply being outdoors.

Geese should be respected because they are alive, sentient, and emotional beings, rather than so-called pests, who also help numerous people find peace in simply being outdoors.

A close look at the forces that isolate us, and why naming those forces helps us understand our loneliness.

Sex

By Alexander Danvers Ph.D. on July 24, 2020 in How Do You Know?

If you heard that men could smell whether women were aroused, would you believe it? Sniffing out problems in science doesn’t always have to come from fancy statistics.

If you heard that men could smell whether women were aroused, would you believe it? Sniffing out problems in science doesn’t always have to come from fancy statistics.

Are we all OCD now? Coronavirus fears blur the line between obsessive-compulsive and safety amid a dangerous pandemic.

Media

By Guy P. Harrison on July 24, 2020 in About Thinking

How might belief in ancient astronauts harm the potential of our species today?

How might belief in ancient astronauts harm the potential of our species today?

Relationships

By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on July 24, 2020 in Life, Refracted

When life issues invitations or makes demands, we can choose our own response. Ambient and discretionary stimuli can direct, inspire, or engage our imagination, influencing action.

When life issues invitations or makes demands, we can choose our own response. Ambient and discretionary stimuli can direct, inspire, or engage our imagination, influencing action.

Whether it’s on a personal level or a global level, it can be overwhelming facing the hurricanes of life.

Rethinking Mental Health

Depression

By Eric R. Maisel Ph.D. on July 24, 2020 in Rethinking Mental Health

When you’re wounded by an authoritarian—a parent, a sibling, a teacher, your mate—are you allowed to hate that person? Or are you supposed to love, love, love no matter what?

When you’re wounded by an authoritarian—a parent, a sibling, a teacher, your mate—are you allowed to hate that person? Or are you supposed to love, love, love no matter what?

An interview with Dr. Phyllis Kosminsky on how COVID-19 has led to complicated grief.

Work

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on July 24, 2020 in Intentional Insights

You can survive and thrive in the new abnormal of the pandemic by identifying and addressing fundamental needs of your household: safety, connection, and self-esteem.

You can survive and thrive in the new abnormal of the pandemic by identifying and addressing fundamental needs of your household: safety, connection, and self-esteem.

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