Contributed by Richard Handler

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Open Book January 1, 2010

The Age of the Über–Parent

Can science really help us raise better adjusted kids?

Can science really help us raise better-adjusted kids? Read more

Open Book May 1, 2009

The Art of the Practical

The Triumphs and Limits of Psychotherapy

From Freud to Zoloft, the story of therapy in this country has been the triumph of pragmatism over esoteric theory. Read more

20 Weeks of Happiness

Can a Course in Positive Psychology Change Your Life?

If Thomas Jefferson were a psychology graduate student today, he’d probably think of himself as a positive psychologist. It was Jefferson, after all, who... Read more

Open Book May 1, 2008

The Art of Self-justification

We're all at the mercy of cognitive dissonance

Far from being a relic of Psych 101, the theory of cognitive dissonance may have more relevance in understanding today's world than ever. Read more

Richard Handler

Richard Handler is a radio producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto, Canada.