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Measuring Mercy: Uncovering the Link between Cruelty and Compassion

January/February 2018
Review: The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between
There’s a surprisingly strong link between altruism and psychopathy.

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How to Change Minds: Reasoning Will Get You Nowhere

September/October 2017
The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others
When it comes to truly changing minds, reasoning will get you nowhere.

The Power of the Unexpected

In Therapy, Both Ritual and Novelty Matter

May/June 2016
The brain endlessly churns out predictions about what will happen next, and when it comes to therapy outcomes, these expectations matter.

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Examining the Science of Torture: The Price of Coercive Interrogation

March/April 2016
Why Torture Doesn’t Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation. A startling new book exposes how much more the military’s embrace of enhanced interrogation tactics in the war on terror was influenced by Hollywood, rather than scientific evidence.
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Losing Our War on Stress: It’s time to reconsider our approach

January/February 2016
Psychologist Kelly McGonigal believes that stress isn’t the public health menace it’s usually made out to be—our compulsion to avoid it is often the bigger problem.

Scott Lilienfeld on Let Science Be Our Guide

March/April 2015
Therapists are far more impressed with clinical fads than they should be.

Spitting in the Client's Soup

Don’t Overthink Your Interventions

March/April 2015
In our profession, it’s often more alluring to explore new gimmicks than to acknowledge that our success largely hinges on simple, commonsense factors.

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The Malleability of Memory: Putting Psychotherapy on the Witness Stand

November/December 2014

During the false memory controversies of the 1990s, many therapists saw Elizabeth Loftus, one of the most honored psychologists in the history of the field, as public-enemy number one.

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The Tribal Classroom: Applying attachment theory in schools

September/October 2014
Lou Cozolino believes that attachment theory and neuroscience may offer the key to transforming our troubled educational system.

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Wearing Your Heart on Your Face: The Polyvagal Circuit in the Consulting Room

September/October 2013
Psychophysiologist Stephen Porges’s research on the polyvagal nervous system provides insight into the evolutionary roots of trauma and anxiety, and how therapists can effectively convey safety to clients.
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