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November 19, 2015
by Karen Allen,MS, LMHC, CAMS, CHt

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Schools, Stress, Violence, and Resilience: Our Children's Environments

November 19, 2015 21:55 by Karen Allen,MS, LMHC, CAMS, CHt  [About the Author]

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School is now in full swing and children, as well as then parents, are probably experiencing increased demands on their time and their coping abilities. School involves concerns beyond those experienced by parents when they were children. Not only do children today report anxiety about school performance and acceptance, they also deal with increased violence in their place of learning. [More]

August 21, 2015
by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT

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Unveiling the Secret to Happiness : Nature or Nurture?

August 21, 2015 11:00 by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT   [About the Author]

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The science of happiness has been increasingly gaining public attention in recent years as researchers are trying to delineate the specific determinants of individual sense of well-being or life satisfaction. What constitutes human happiness has long been considered to be subjective but recent studies are showing that it might not be entirely so. [More]

July 19, 2015
by Carol Campbell, M.A

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Disney's Annimated Film "Inside Out" Brings Psychology to the People

July 19, 2015 09:00 by Carol Campbell, M.A  [About the Author]

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Moviegoers of all ages can thank Disney’s Pixar Studios for brightening the summer of 2015 with a remarkable film, “Inside Out”. This PG-rated movie not only entertains and inspires, but also offers a fantastical but profoundly useful animation of how our feelings call the shots as our minds make meaning of our lives. Who knew that basic psychological principles could be taught by animating five major emotions: Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, and Fear? [More]

June 21, 2015
by Lorna Hecht, MFT

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Do Moms Have to Act Like Dads if Dads Aren’t Around? Father's Day for Moms?

June 21, 2015 07:55 by Lorna Hecht, MFT  [About the Author]

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Angel Soft toilet tissue has posted an interesting and provocative ad for this Father’s Day. The short video features adult men and women thanking their single mothers for fulfilling the role of mother and father. The ad ends by wishing all the mothers a Happy Father’s Day. The sentiment is sweet; grown children acknowledging the difficulty of solo parenting by mothers, and is clearly designed to bring a tear to the eye of the viewer. However, and perhaps predictably, the ad has turned out to be something of a lightning rod for controversy. [More]

April 18, 2015
by Joan Childs,LCSW

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How Terrorism Terrorizes Us

April 18, 2015 07:55 by Joan Childs,LCSW  [About the Author]

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Nearly four years after September 11, 2001, an abstract was published online. Its title: The Impact of Terrorism on Brain and Behavior: What We Know and What We Need to Know. This abstract was based on papers presented by Paul Slovic, Rachel Yehuda, Edna Foa, Daniel Pine, Matthew Friedman, John Krystal, and Robert Ursano at the ACNP meeting in December 2003 (Yehuda & Human, 2005). This article draws attention to how terrorism continues to terrorize us so many years later. [More]

March 20, 2015
by Eric Ellis, Psy.D.

The Analog Brain and the Digital Mind (Video)

March 20, 2015 07:55 by Eric Ellis, Psy.D.  [About the Author]

We know that the mind-body connection exists because we can feel it. Tense shoulders? Stress. Butterflies? Nerves. But how do the mind and body talk to each other? Do they even speak the same language? What happens if our nervous system—the same as our caveman ancestors—misinterprets its cues? In this video, learn why fighting morning traffic can feel like fighting a lion or why a work presentation can feel like life or death. [More]

March 17, 2015
by Mary Horn, Psy.D.

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How You Coach Your Teenager Can Have Negative Effects

March 17, 2015 07:55 by Mary Horn, Psy.D.  [About the Author]

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American youth are growing up in a society where competition and the pressure that comes with it, begin at the very beginning of their life experiences. It is not uncommon for parents to go to classes, read books, do research, and gather as much information as they can about parenting. Well-meaning parents want the best for their children. There are programs for babies to read, infants to swim, even sports that begin in toddlerhood. Often, parents will pick homes in good school districts so they can ensure a good education for their children. [More]