Do Half of All Marriages Really End in Divorce?

Does the thought that half of all marriages end in divorce have you afraid to tie the knot? That statistic is outdated, and knowing more about the facts can ease your fear.

Femme Fatale: Sexy Women Sway Men to Do Bad Things

Do sexy women send a man's moral compass haywire? New research shows that exposure to sexy images makes a man more likely to cheat, lie, and steal.
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Brain-Computer Interfaces and the Future of Humanity

Is merging the human brain with artificial intelligence the next phase of human evolution?

Is Alex Jones a Conspiracy Theorist or a Performance Artist?

By Joe Pierre M.D. on April 23, 2017 in Psych Unseen
If Jones isn't delusional, what about his followers?

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Enough Is Enough Series, Part 6: LSD Reconsidered

Psychiatry is considering using LSD to treat psychiatric conditions. An extremely bad idea.

Cultivating the Pasture They Put You Out To

The question is whether any further investment is worth the effort given the lifespan one foresees.

Love and Exile — Decoding the Many Rules of the Girl Code

By Jen Kim on April 24, 2017 in Valley Girl With a Brain
What do women want from their female friendships? Decoding the rules of the Girl Code.

What Kind of Integrity is Needed to Build Trust at Work?

Not having personal integrity diminishes trust at work, but having it alone won't create it. If you want to build trust, don't confuse your personal integrity with your behavioral

What Gets You Stuck?

By Rick Hanson Ph.D. on April 24, 2017 in Your Wise Brain
Remind yourself how it's in your own best interest to admit fault and move on. It takes a strong person to admit fault, and it puts us in a stronger position with others.

Three Reasons Why Most Motivational Speakers Are Dead Wrong

By Bobby Hoffman Ph.D. on April 24, 2017 in Motivate!
Many authors and speakers tout "proven formulas" and share "motivational secrets," guaranteed to improve performance and personal growth, but do these methods help or harm?

My Top Four Relationship Posts After Four Million Views

My best advice to deepen, strengthen, and even save relationships.

13 Reasons Why "13 Reasons Why" Isn’t Getting It Right

The Netflix show is hitting the cultural mainstream at just the right moment to push an important issue into the spotlight.

How Smart is My Child?

By Stuart Shanker DPhil on April 24, 2017 in Self-Reg
When we measure a child’s “intelligence,” the score we arrive at is a product of the interaction between thinking processes and limbic brakes.

Play: A Different Perspective

Much has been studied and written about play, and we would like to consider play from a somewhat different perspective, namely, that of affect theory.

ADHD and Self Compassion

What’s the impact of living life with ADHD, seeing exactly what ‘should’ be done and often not getting there anyway.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Single People

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on April 24, 2017 in Living Single
Happiness, relationships, money, sex, solitude, children, singlism, workplace issues, sickness and health, and more: If you have questions about single life, here are some answers

Income Inequality Itself Doesn't Make People Unhappy

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on April 24, 2017 in Pop Psych
Despite the focus on inequality as a driver of human unhappiness, the reverse seems to be true. Inequality is either related to increased satisfaction, or no relationship exists.

Closing: Aging, Luck, Hypocrisy

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on April 24, 2017 in How To Do Life
A short-short story about aging, luck, and hypocrisy.

7 Stress Hacks You Can Use in the Next 5 Minutes

Science is helping us find new, simple and quick ways to de-stress by activating different brain networks and nervous system responses.Here are 7 new ways to manage your stress.
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Can You make Your Employees Happier?

Let’s face it managing people can be tough, and despite your best efforts your people may be part of the growing numbers who feel disengaged from their jobs.

Report from NYC Satellite March for Science

By Lee Jussim Ph.D. on April 23, 2017 in Rabble Rouser
The Satellite March for Science was 99% about Science, Not "Social Justice"
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Are You a Good Critical Thinker?

A proposal about what it is to be a good critical thinker. And a totally unscientific quiz to test your critical thinking skills.

Agitating for the Environment

One place to take on global environmental stewardship may be your own laundry room. Remarkably, the spotlight now is not on detergents or bleach, but rather on the apparel itself.

Virtual Reality as a Mirror of Depersonalization

By Elena Bezzubova on April 23, 2017 in The Search for Self
Negative mirroring between cyber-generated virtual reality and the psyche-generated virtual unreality, or depersonalization, opens the way to the quest for consciousness and self.

Shouldn't Lawyers Understand the Art of Persuasion?

Lawyers could more effectively represent their clients if they understood the art of persuasion.

Didgeridoo Dilemma

By Joachim I Krueger Ph.D. on April 23, 2017 in One Among Many
Are you ready to accept the risks of haggling?

The Wall With Mexico: Fear and Loathing

Inspired by kindled fears and prejudice, the U.S. will build an exclusionary wall between itself and Mexico based on irrational reasoning, at enormous expense, and with futility.

#MarchForScience, Social Media, Diversity and Identity

UCSF showcased a panel of scientific leaders at their Stand Up For Science day. What does this tell us about diversity in science, and about social media?

Do Beautiful People Have Better Relationships?

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M. on April 23, 2017 in Head Games
Good-looking people get a lot of breaks. But a new study finds that they may not be so lucky in love.

Warning: This Drug May Kill You

In this beautiful and sorrowful HBO documentary, we crisscross this country to meet families who represent today’s victims of the opioid epidemic.

Morality: Seeds Must Be Planted Rightly in Early LIfe

By Darcia Narvaez Ph.D. on April 23, 2017 in Moral Landscapes
It’s easy to believe that reasoning is the most important aspect of morality. But it isn't. Morality "goes all the way down" to how well our neurobiological systems work.

How to Help Your Foreign Employees Speak Up in Meetings

By Andy Molinsky Ph.D. on April 23, 2017 in Adaptation
Interested in jumpstarting the productivity of your organization? Learn to help your foreign-born employees participate in meetings.

8 Life Setbacks and Failures of Narcissists

Many narcissists are oblivious to their negative and often self-destructive behavioral patterns, which typically result in them experiencing life lessons the hard way...