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Want to lead a richer life? Here's how evolutionary psychology can help.
Cannabis likely does not help in treating depression and could actually make it worse. Here's why.
4 reasons why writing about a scary or unwanted emotion can help us deal with it
Acknowledging the physical symptoms of PTSD as well as the mental and emotional ones is vital for healing. Here's why, explains @NeighborhoodPsy
How to validate and honor your grief when a beloved pet passes away, writes @ArashEmamzadeh
Feeling lonely? Don't rush into socializing just yet. Start by doing this.
How a set of twins raised 1,000 miles apart found each other—and discovered some shocking similarities, by @nlsegal
All Animals Must be Safe and Sound During Disasters A new book using on-the-ground research offers "a comprehensive study of what goes wrong in our disaster response that shows how people can better manage pets in emergencies."…
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Sudden, intense attraction may interfere with someone’s ability to accurately judge their new love interest. Here's why that's dangerous, writes @WendyPatrickPhD
How do other animals express grief? For primate moms, carrying the corpse of a dead infant may be an example of love, persevering.…
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Do you find yourself frequently in conflict with someone who has to be right at any cost? Here's how to manage it while minimizing harm to the relationship.
How psychoactive compounds in plants have contributed to our creation of gods and religions
AI Spots Success Formula for Artists, Directors, Scientists Northwestern University’s #AI identifies pattern onset of #career “hot streaks” Read… #innovation .@PsychToday #artists #films #directors #scientists #success .@NorthwesternU #MachineLearning
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9 symptoms of a dysfunctional family dynamic—and how it can impact a person's adult relationships, writes @DarleneLancer
Early-life abuse and neglect can have significant and long-lasting effects. Here's how.
Is anxiety causing conflict in your relationship? Here's what to do about it.
"Perhaps compatibility isn't really about finding a perfect match—it's about fostering a relationship with a partner who is willing to be curious and engaged across your differences." Here's how.
How to recognize when someone in your life is showing signs of Borderline Personality Disorder, writes @DeggesWhite
These underlying strengths help relationships not only survive but thrive over time. How many do you recognize from your own experience?
"Harmony blooms when we have the courage to stop hearing another person’s experience solely through the lens of what it means to and about us," writes @ncolier
You don't have to actually be an extrovert to reap the benefits of behaving like one. Here's why, explains @abmarkman
Anyone can have a moment when a switch suddenly flips and a volcano of angry, negative emotions erupts—and ADHD only makes it worse. Here's what you can do to cope with anger better, writes @DrSharonSaline
Are you stubborn? Not sure why? Point #3 will help you understand yourself better… via @PsychToday
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How friends influence each other's substance use over time
Are you and your partner butting heads more after having a baby? Taking these steps can help you better handle the transition to parenthood.
An article based on my new book Extraordinary Awakenings from my @PsychToday blog about the strange phenomenon of "addiction release," when severe addicts let go of their addictions after "bottoming out" and losing all hope.…
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How to handle ending a marriage when your partner doesn't want to, by @abuschophd
"All this multitasking takes a toll on what information we retain and how well we retain it." Donalee's blog post for Psychology Today, check this out!
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Sexual offenders who target adults use many of the same coercive strategies as those who prey on children. This is how they gain access, build trust, and desensitize their victims.
Forgetting names, faces, and other things is a universal, and aggravating, experience. But new research has good news: Such forgetting may help your brain function at its best.
Here are some key regrets that people often have when looking back at the choices they've made. How many resonate with you?
5 ways to break free of the past and move on with your life
"When we promote people on the basis of their lack of insecurities, excessive self-adulation, and grandiose sense of entitlement, we can be certain to end up with too many overconfident megalomaniacs in charge."
How to let go of perfectionistic tendencies before they interfere with your happiness and sabotage your relationships, writes @DrDavidHanscom
How tapping into certain aspects of the Big Five personality traits can improve your health, outlook on life, and relationships at any age, writes @swhitbo
How to tell when one parent is psychologically manipulating a child to hate and reject the other parent
While most people's erotic dreams are not about their current partners, they may still reveal something about their relationship status. Here's why.
"Bad" habits often form faster than good ones and can be much harder to break. But it's not because we lack willpower—it's because of this.
If you work hard, you might expect that your reward will be a smooth life, but this is a variation of the "belief in a just world" cognitive trap. In reality, life is inherently bumpy…
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Lie detection is not nearly as easy as people think, even (or especially) when it comes to those we think we know best. Here's why a partner can get away with lying, maybe for years.
People who add casual sex into their friendships often end up disappointed. Those who are able to make the arrangement work tend to prioritize these ground rules.
Being unhappy with your body can make your sex life worse. Here are some ways to combat these negative thoughts, by @Nicole_SexProf
Many pet owners believe that their pets make their lives better. But are they right? @herzoghal examines the science.
Grieving the loss of a pet can be both painful and challenging (e.g., due to lack of agreed-upon burial rituals, grief not being socially acknowledged). @PsychToday #MentalHealthMatters #MentalHealthAwareness #grief #pets #euthanasia #cats #dogs…
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Not every friendship is built to last forever. These factors can cause a good friendship to fall apart.
How hiding from our emotions can negatively affect our minds and bodies—and what to do about it
Reclaiming your feelings can help you dig deeper and respond to stressors in healthier ways. Here's how.
Telling an upset person to calm down rarely has the desired effect and often makes them feel worse. Here are some better ways to defuse a tense situation.
When someone experiences gaslighting for a long time, they may start to doubt their own truths and minimize their trauma. Here's how they can stop self-gaslighting—and start healing.
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