14 Oct

The Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics reported that time-outs as discipline does not harm the children or their relationships with their parents. (In brief. Time-outs are OK. Monitor on Psychology, 2020, 51(1), p. 16)


10 Oct

A study showed that 39% of couples met online and 38% met through friends. (In brief, How did you meet? Monitor on Psychology, 2020,, 51(1), p. 16)


2 Oct

Edward Abbey: An empty man is full of himself.


27 Sep

A recent study found that optimists may live 15% longer than pessimists. (In brief. Look on the bright side. Monitor on Psychology, 2020, 51(1), p. 14)


24 Sep

Eleanor Roosevelt: You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.


19 Sep

A study in the Journal of Personality sampled 2477 college students from around the world and asked which of many qualities they value most in a hypothetical ideal long term partner Across the board, the answer was “kindness.”


16 Sep

Jean Kerr: I’m tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin deep. That’s deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?

Cognition and Partisanship

11 Sep

A study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology found that subjects who were extremely attached to either the Democratic or Republican party showed greater mental rigidity on cognitive tests than those who were moderately or weekly attached to either party. (In brief. What’s behind extreme partisanship? Monitor on Psychology, 2020, 51(1), pp.13-14)


6 Sep

Kurt Vonnegut: The true terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.


28 Aug

A study in Molecular Psychiatry on 337,536 middle-aged and older subjects showed that people with major depressive disorders are at risk for other emotional and physical disorders, and also data indicated major dep4ression has a causal influence. 9 In brief. Depression drives disease. Monitor on Psychology, 2020, 51(1), p. 13)