Four Jurors: When Attachment to Our Beliefs Blinds Us to the Truth

I write a lot about attachment and certainty. I’ve been fascinated throughout my career by the way we, as human…

Autotheistic You

Maybe we’re all a little autotheistic. We hear an inner voice—no not the voice a schizophrenic hears—that wells up from…

Unnecessary Protection: How to Deal with Perceived Threats vs. Real Threats

It’s natural to protect ourselves. The world is scary and there are real threats out there. Unfortunately, we spend far…

Let’s Talk About Politics and Religion!

Oh no, here we go! “I know, I can scan this article really quickly to find out what side of…

Walking with Poise to Nowhere on the Research Treadmill

Here’s the gist: “Professor Robin Dunbar of the University of Oxford’s Experimental Psychology department, said: ‘This study showed that frequenting…

Embrace Positive Thinking

Recently, someone wrote in and asked me the following questions regarding positive thinking. I thought they were great questions, so…

5 Quick Tips for Handling the Anger You Have Toward Family

Here’s a profound statement: Families don’t always get along. Let’s make that statement more personal: Sometimes your family angers you.…

How We See the World

There was once a monarch in ancient China who met and fell in love with the most beautiful woman of…

Mód: The Evolution of “Moody”

Whoa! How did we get here? I mean “to this emotional state.” Moody? Was it always like this? What word…

Ask Dr. Conte: My Longterm Relationship Was Based on A Lie – What Do I Do Now?

Dr. Conte, How does one re-group after being in a relationship many years, only to find out that it has…