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The Naked Truth is a blog intended to help us all live more fulfilling lives by confronting our self-deception. No sugar-coating. No coddling. Just the honest reflection of you standing naked in front of a mirror. You can read it here or on Psychology Today.

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Why Can’t I Get Over My Ex?

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | October 23, 2015

Why Can’t I Get Over My Ex?

Three big lies we tell ourselves that keep us stuck in old relationships.

Our minds have a way of tweaking the truth, especially when we think about our ex’s. Sometimes we think of our ex’s more negatively than is objectively warranted (He or she was the devil!). Sometimes we think of them more positively (I will never find someone as amazing as he or she was.). Sometimes we try to avoid thinking about them all together (Let me jump into a new relationship fast!). And sometimes we can’t stop ruminating about them (Please help me turn off my mind!).

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“It Was About a 12-Pound Turkey”

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | September 9, 2015

“It Was About a 12-Pound Turkey”

Understanding Binge Eating Disorder (BED), the most common eating disorder.

“It was about a 12-pound Turkey.” The words rung in my ears as I listened to her story.

“My last binge was two days ago. I was making dinner for my family. I pulled the turkey out of the oven and tasted it to see whether it was cooked. As soon as I put the first bite in my mouth, I knew I was in trouble. I kept eating and eating and eating. I just couldn’t stop. Before I knew it I had eaten the entire turkey—in less than half of an hour. I quickly cleaned up the kitchen and threw a pizza in the oven before my family got home because I was so embarrassed. I didn’t want anyone to know. It was just too humiliating. And I felt so gross.”

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American Psychological Association Honors Dr. Cortney S. Warren

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | August 25, 2015

American Psychological Association Honors Dr. Cortney S. Warren

Dr. Warren receives the 2015 Minority Fellowship Program Early Career Achievement Award

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, August 8, 2015: How many women and men dislike their appearance and weight? How do eating norms and ideals of beauty differ across countries and ethnic groups? Are we responsible for our own emotional reactivity? How does our inability to be honest harm our romantic relationships? How honest can we be with ourselves about who we really are?

These are just a few of the meaningful questions that Dr. Warren explores through her research and clinical practice. Provocative and compelling, Dr. Warren’s work earned her the 2015 American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Programs’ Early Career Achievement Award.

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I am a Sourpuss and I Deserve to be!

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | August 5, 2015

–  I haven’t slept well in weeks. –  My daughter peed in my bed yesterday. –  I have no time to myself. –  My body is so uncomfortable, and I feel like a cow! Yesterday I woke up a total Sourpuss. Six…

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(Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | June 15, 2015

(Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies

From seemingly small white lies to full-blown criminal confabulations, lying permeates human behavior. For example, most people believe that they are better than average drivers, which is clearly not statistically possible! People lie on their taxes and justify it in a myriad of ways, such as telling themselves that the government gets enough money and no one will ever find out. And they lie in their online dating profiles—about just about everything!

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The Stories He Told Himself: What We Can Learn From Brian Williams About Self-Deception and Lying

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | May 8, 2015

The Stories He Told Himself: What We Can Learn From Brian Williams About Self-Deception and Lying

In February, 2015, reporter Brian Williams found himself under extreme public scrutiny for lying. A respected news anchor for decades, Brian claimed that he was riding in an Army aircraft that was shot by a rocket-propelled grenade while reporting on the Iraq war in 2003. Yet, that was not true. Brian was in Iraq and clearly affected by his experiences there, but was not in the aircraft that was struck. After being criticized for the lie by others who were there, Brian apologized and stated that he “made a mistake.” In fact, Brian seemed dumbfounded about how he made such an error saying, “I don’t know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another.”

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All People With Eating Disorders Are Underweight, Right? Dispelling Three Common Myths About Eating Disorders.

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | April 2, 2015

All People With Eating Disorders Are Underweight, Right? Dispelling Three Common Myths About Eating Disorders.

As a clinical psychologist with an expertise in eating disorders, people frequently tell me stories about their experiences with eating and weight. Some tell painful stories of watching loved ones deal with severe symptoms. Some express their own struggles around dieting and body image. Some describe trying to treat patients. And some just ask questions.

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Live As If You’ll Die Tomorrow—Write a Will Today

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | February 22, 2015

Live As If You’ll Die Tomorrow—Write a Will Today

Writing a will is not something that most of us think about. Or talk about. Or want to think or talk about. Because writing a will reminds us that we are all going to die.

Death is a topic that causes most of us incredible fear, pain, and discomfort. The mere thought that our child, parent, or partner could die at any moment petrifies us. So, when it comes to our own mortality, it is not surprising that we would prefer to avoid the topic. In essence, writing a will is something that we rationally know we should do but politely avoid because it is unpleasant to plan for our own demise.

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