Is Divorce Bad for Your Health?

Those who are ill-equipped for the demands of marriage won’t survive divorce very well either.

What Is Your Conflict Style?

Conflict is inevitable, but how couples approach it determines whether their relationship will be strengthened as a result, or torn apart.

When Good Communication Skills Are Not Enough

Stresses outside of a marriage hit partners with a double whammy, depriving them of quality "together time" and depleting their resolve for good communication.

Effective Communication During Relationship Conflict

No communication style works in all cases. Instead, we need to tailor our approach to the specifics of the situation.

Responding to Your Partner's Attachment Style

According to recent research, to get what you want out of a relationship, you first have to give your partner what they want.

Blame It on the Autopilot

We pass our days in routine and habit, only vaguely aware of our actions. So why do we assume others know exactly what they’re doing?

How to Overcome Math Anxiety

A major international study looks at the relationship between math performance and math anxiety around the world.

Don’t Let Your Thinking Sabotage Your Goals

How you see yourself in the future can either help or hinder your ability to delay gratification.

For Better or for Worse?

It takes both partners working together to make marriage a heaven on earth — or a living hell.

What Your ZIP Code Says About You

Where you lives tells a lot about what kind of person you are.

Is Neuroscience the Future or the End of Psychology?

Neuroscience has become the dominant paradigm in psychology. Some think it will even replace psychology altogether.

You Have the Right to Remain Silent

The Miranda ruling was intended to protect the innocent from making false confessions. But does it work?

Is ‘Gaydar’ Really a Thing?

People can be surprisingly accurate at judging others’ sexual orientation from nonverbal cues, but only because ‘gaydar’ works just like other social intuitions.

Collateral Damage in the War on Drugs

The death of a heroin addict under mysterious circumstances reveals the complex psychology behind drug tolerance and overdose.

Learning to Drive through Video Games

New research shows that time in front of a computer screen can lead to better performance behind the wheel.

Happy Brain

Contentment is the brain’s default state. But you can’t be happy unless you live according to your nature.

The Rise of the Sentient Machines

It’s an old trope. One day, machines become so intelligent they develop consciousness. And then they kill us…

Affirming Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

It’s perfectly normal in adolescence to question your sexual orientation and gender identity. For some, these questions linger well into adulthood.

Where Does Our Moral Sense Come From?

Our intuitive morality may have been shaped not by the day-to-day dilemmas we face but rather by the opinions of others.

When Sex and Gender Don’t Match

Sex and gender are not the same thing. Rather, they reflect the difference between physical reality and psychological experience.

Deciding, Fast and Slow

The classical view of fast intuitive thinking and slow rational thinking may be flawed. Instead, it’s when our goals conflict that our decision making slows down.

What Do You See When You Look in the Mirror?

The subjective experience of a self that is independent of the body is compelling, yet difficult for neuroscientists to explain.

Which Is More Important: Intuitive or Analytical Thinking?

Intuitive thinking can lead to bad decisions, while analytical thinking can lead to cognitive paralysis. It’s when we mix the two that we make the best decisions.

Beyond the Gender Binary

As academics struggle to reform the English language, they fail to see there’s no problem to be fixed.

What's Your Dog’s IQ?

My dog’s smarter than your dog—and there’s a doggie IQ test to prove it!

Why Are Scientists So Close-Minded?

The more you learn about the brain, the more you question the religious teachings of your childhood.

Where Do Our Earliest Memories Come From?

New research shows that autobiographical memory depends on our language skills, especially the ability to tell stories.

What Does It Take to Be Happy?

For ages, philosophers have debated the meaning of happiness. Now, the science of happiness tells us how to achieve it.

How Others See You

Our intuition is a powerful information processor that helps us make quick judgments of others, but it also has built-in biases that lead us astray.

So What If You’re Not Securely Attached?

Psychologists have long treated people with insecure attachment as deviant. But those with anxious and avoidant relationship styles play important roles in human societies.

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