Four Cognitive Biases That Undermine Compassion

Confirmation bias nudges us to avoid people with opposing views, but engaging with them can make us more compassionate.


A veteran father strategizes how to communicate with his ill child in Randy Brown’s sweet and unsettling poem.

Manage Your Thoughts, Master Your Mind

Our mind can be our worst enemy or our greatest ally.

Believe it or Not, People Really CAN Change

Are we born a certain way or are we a compilation of our experiences that lock us into who we are?

How To Get People To Do What You Want Them To Do

Manipulation. Don’t let it scare you.

Who Are High Conflict People?

Bill Eddy explains the terms related to High Conflict People and their disputes, and how to use them in a positive, practical way.

Wedding Bells or Single Again: Psychology Predicts Where your Relationship is Headed

How do your habits now predict the future of your relationship?

“Codependency” No More—Introducing Self-Love Deficit Disorder

Ross Rosenberg drops codependency for a new term and turns psychology upside down.

It Turns Out Clothes Really Do Make The Man

What’s in a wardrobe? Findings reveal the powerful ways in which the clothing we wear shapes who we are, both at a behavioral and biological level.

I’m Not Buying It (Wait, am I Biased?)

Patrick Sallee discusses the powerful influence of our hidden psychological biases.

When God Stopped Talking To Me

John Faithful Hamer dodges the schizophrenia bullet, but talks about today’s diagnosing of the disease.

Be Vulnerable, Share Your Pain, and Begin to Heal

View image | Christine Walker interviews David Callister from Renaissance Ranch, Outpatient Rehabilitations Center where men (and women) recover from addiction through acceptance, self-love, and above all, vulnerability.   Recently, I interviewed, David Callister, the clinical director of Renaissance Ranch, an addiction rehabilitation center in Sandy, Utah. He’s thoughtful, insightful and understands addiction from both a personal […]

Is Therapy Destroying Your Friendship, Family Life, and Social Skills?

Just as those who pay for sex soon suck at sex, those who pay someone to listen soon suck at listening.

Gun Control Debate: A View from Hoplophiliaville

Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld on the psychology of guns and what they mean to the discussion between genders.

The Friend Zone: Type I and Type II

Verbal vs. Non-verbal Communication

I Want to Change the World by Changing My Mind

Quentin Lucas tells a short story to show how poor thinking can happen to any of us.