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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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(Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies

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

  Concept of lies. Lie detector with text. 3d “The bigger the brain, the larger the capacity to lie.” –Murali Doraiswamy, MD From seemingly small white lies to full-blown criminal confabulations, lying permeates human behavior. For example, most people believe that they...

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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 |

Photo by David Shankbone (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0) via Wikimedia Commons In February, 2015, reporter Brian Williams found himself under extreme public scrutiny for lying [1]. A respected news anchor for decades [2], Brian claimed that he was riding in an Army aircraft that was shot by...

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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 |

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...

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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 |

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...

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The Naked Truth about Human Sex Trafficking

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | January 18, 2015 |

I will never forget the first patient I treated who was the victim of sexual trauma and kidnapping. A 16-year-old immigrant who spoke limited English, the stories that she painstakingly recounted as we started the therapeutic process of recovery were so horrific...

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I Want Chocolate!

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | December 20, 2014 |

‘Tis the season of decadent chocolate desserts! Milk, dark, or white, chocolate dominates the top-ranking cookies, cakes, and recipes of the season. With its enticing smell and delectable melt-in-your-mouth taste, chocolate is enticing in smell, texture, and flavor. If you are like...

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Did I Really Just Tell You That?

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | November 24, 2014 |

Picture yourself meeting someone for the first time at a social event.  You strike up a conversation. Before you can stop yourself, sensitive personal information seems to be spilling out of your mouth   “I really need a drink! It has been...

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Music Is What Feelings Sound Like

By Dr. Cortney S. Warren, PhD, ABPP | October 23, 2014 |

Most of us absolutely love music. We are compelled by it. We are provoked by it. We are moved by it. We are inspired by it. We feel connected to it. It reflects something profound about who we are and our experience...

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