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The Critical Importance of Human Behavior in Our Response to COVID-19

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Despite its unpredictable nature, we must find ways for human behavior to help, not hurt or hinder, our response to the COVID19 pandemic
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Seizing Permission to Live Life on Your Own Terms

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Many people seek the approval of others at the expense of their own self-esteem. Here's how to seize permission to live life on your terms.
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Emotional Abuse Made Me Feel Like I Was Crazy

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My boyfriend told me I was crazy and I believed him. I later learned that emotional abuse is part of the cycle of abuse.
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How To Help Your Partner Make Healthy Lifestyle Changes

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Here are 7 tips on ways you can help your partner make healthy lifestyle changes. Bonus: they will be good for your relationship too.
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How Mindfulness Changes Your Brain

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Mindfulness has a solid neuronal basis and there is increasing evidence of its salutary effect on emotional health and behavior.
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The Unfortunate Consequences of Disbelieving in Free Will

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Studies about the concept of belief or non-belief in free will shed light on the question of how ostensibly religious people commit atrocities.
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Can You Believe in Science and Still Vote for Trump?

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Most people understand the primacy of scientific facts in ordering our personal and public life, but a more primal imperative, tribalism, often wins out.
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Mental Health After a Disaster: Lessons from Katrina

The RISK studies on survivors' mental health after the Katrina disaster provide a road map of how we should respond to disastrous hurricanes in the future.

Prioritizing Healthcare Workers’ Mental Health During COVID-19

For some frontline healthcare workers, symptoms of stress will subside with the crisis, but others will need additional help to restore their mental health.
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Anxiety in Children: What is It and What Can You Do About It?

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Anxiety is an essential part of children's normal development but if it's excessive, interfering with quality of life, seek help a health professional.  
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What Can We Learn About Fatherhood From Science?

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A scientist explores what we can learn about fatherhood from the science of the brain, hormones, and behavior. Read more!
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The Phases of a Disaster: Are We Headed Towards Disillusionment? 

A model of the phases of disaster suggests that we've passed through the first four phases and are now headed into the fifth: the phase of disillusionment.